First, we had the Gang of Eight in the senate, including four republicans (Rubio, McCain, Graham and Flake), working up an immigration reform bill. The senate voted on this bill, which does not secure the boarder before offering legal status to illegals. 14 republicans voted in favor of this bill along with every democrat. You know there’s something wrong with the bill when it’s over 1,000 pages, every democrat supports it and the ICE union president is against it. We are used to liberal republicans like Collins of Maine voting with the democrats, but Marco Rubio?

In an October 24, 2010  Florida Senate debate with Charlie Crist, Rubio said “‘Earned path to citizenship’ is basically code for amnesty,” “It is unfair to the people that have legally entered this country to create an alternative pathway for individuals who entered illegally and knowingly did so.”

Fast forward to June 2013. “This amendment basically now puts into place virtually everything people have been asking me to do about immigration enforcement since I began talking about this issue,” Rubio told a convention of the American Society of News Editors. “I think we’ve run out of things we can to do to support – to improve the border.”

So the Corker/Hoeven amendment replaced the entire text of the original bill. The amendment was presented late Friday and by Monday morning they voted, including many republicans, to end debate on it. I find it hard to believe any senator, nor their staff, had time to read and comprehend all 1,000+ pages before the vote. On Thursday afternoon, the full senate approved the bill 68-32. 14 republicans voted in favor. I call these 14 republicans the “Benedict Arnold Gang of 14″.

The “Benedict Arnold Gang of 14″ that have been nominated for the Benedict Arnold Award.

  • Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)
  • Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.)
  • Jeff Chiesa (R-N.J.)
  • Susan Collins (R-Maine)
  • Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)
  • Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)
  • Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
  • Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
  • Dean Heller (R-Nev.)
  • John Hoeven (R-N.D.)
  • Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)
  • John McCain (R-Ariz.)
  • Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
  • Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

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For his role as Chief Justice and Chief Legislator for congress, re-writing the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) to make it “fit” the Constitution, We The People have hereby accepted and inducted into the society that supplants serfdom for citizenship, Justice John Roberts.

CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS concluded in Part III–B that the individual mandate must be construed as imposing a tax on those who do not have health insurance, if such a construction is reasonable.
The most straightforward reading of the individual mandate is that it commands individuals to purchase insurance.  But, for the reasons explained, the Commerce Clause does not give Congress that power. It is therefore necessary to turn to the Government’s alternative argument: that the mandate may be upheld as within Congress’s power to “lay and collect Taxes.” 

Read the ruling here.

The award reads as follows:

Justice John Roberts
Know ye that many of the citizens of the United States of America have determined your actions to be in contrast to the cause of their country, and have thereby recommended you for the
Benedict Arnold Award
After careful review by committee, and public voting, you are hereby accepted and inducted into the society that supplants serfdom for citizenship.
June 28, 2012

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MICHIGAN FAUX TEA PARTY LEADERS ENDORSE GOV MITT ROMNEY
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Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today announced the support of Tea Party leaders in Michigan.

“In my campaign, I have fought for the conservative principles of lower spending, lower taxes and less government intrusion into our lives and our businesses,” said Mitt Romney. “The Tea Party has been at the frontline of this same fight. Along with the help of these Tea Party leaders, we can defeat President Obama and finally get Washington out of the way.”

Maribeth Schmidt, Co-Founder Of Rattle With Us: “As a mother of three and a Tea Party activist, my main concern is the 15 trillion dollar debt and I believe that Governor Romney has it right when he says that he will look at every government program and ask two questions: ‘Can we afford it?’ and if not, ‘Is it important enough to borrow money from China for?’ His positions on the national debt, Right to Work, domestic energy, and reducing the wages of government employees to match the private sector are why I am supporting him in Tuesday’s primary.”

Dennis Moore, Founder/Former Director (resigned over heat for endorsement)-Willow Run Tea Party Caucus: “Leaders lead without putting a wetted finger in the air seeking consensus. Mitt Romney will be a ‘Reaganesque’ president. I could not in good conscience watch as the Tea Party invokes a litmus test that Ronald Reagan himself would have failed. So I led by personally endorsing Mitt Romney. This country needs Mitt Romney!”

Leisa Audette And Patty McMurray, Red Heels On The Ground: “We are two stay-at-home moms who are very active in the Tea Party and grassroots movement in Michigan. We are dedicated to ensuring that our children will have the same opportunities that our generation was afforded. Unless the right candidate is elected in the upcoming Presidential race, they will never have that privilege. We’ve burdened them with a national debt and tax structure that only a serious candidate with exceptional business experience and proven successes will be able to turn around. We need a president that will not divide us but instead, unite us with our common belief in American exceptionalism. We believe that Mitt Romney is the only candidate who has the ability to accomplish all of these things, because we feel that he sincerely believes in the greatness of America!”

Rose Drouillard, Brighton Tea Party Board Member: “Prior to the Romney Tea Party event last night at Bakers in Milford, I was vacillating between two candidates. After a day of careful consideration of Gov. Romney’s presentation, I am personally endorsing Governor Mitt Romney for President because I believe he is the candidate that has the best chance to defeat President Obama. If he follows through with everything that he spoke about in his presentation, our country will be able to change course and be the exceptional nation we once were.”

Marco Lollio, Owner Of Marlo [Mar-Lo] Trucking: “Governor Romney addressed many of the concerns small businesses are experiencing under the current administration. It would be a positive change to have someone as President who knows what it takes to not only create jobs but also keep the ones I have! His words strengthened my belief that he understands that the next president’s top priority is creating jobs!”

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The latest recipient of the Benedict Arnold Awards goes to
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.

The award reads as follows:

Nikki Haley
Know ye that members of the TEA Party have determined your endorsement of Mitt Romney, the antithesis of the TEA Party, to be in contrast to the cause of their country, and have thereby recommended you for the
Benedict Arnold Award.

After careful review by committee, and public voting, you are hereby accepted
and inducted into the society that supplants serfdom for citizenship.
December 16, 2011

Governor Haley was nominated and awarded the Benedict Arnold Award for selling out the TEA Party, that she used to get elected, by endorsing Mitt Romney for President of the USA in the 2012 election cycle.

We would encourage all of those who wish to personally congratulate this governor to download the prepared certificate, print it, and mail it into her South Carolina office (address below).  Although it will take a month for the mail to be screened, and most likely she will not reply–it will be fun to send it in anyway. Just imagine the staffer’s face as they open the envelope!

If you’re impatient, or just want to save money on postage, you’re welcome to call as a “citizen journalist” and request a comment for your blog.  This generally goes something like:  “Hi, I’m so and so, and am a contributing author for WashingtonIsBroke.com (or your website).  I am writing an article on Governor Haley and was wondering if she has any comment about being selected to receive the Benedict Arnold Award?”

Nikki Haley Benedict Arnold AwardIt’s recommend that everyone who participated in the voting (and everyone who didn’t), please choose at least one method to communicate to the Governor that she has been selected to receive this exclusive award.  Please exercise the utmost respect for her office when communicating with her and her staff.  Any personal feelings should be expressed politely.  Remember the citizen representation we have in this nation is sacred.  The process is being defended with Soldier’s blood.

In the meantime feel free to have a bit of fun.  Send in your Nikki Haley Benedict Arnold Award or call today.  Let us know what happens using the comment section below.

Governor Nikki Haley
Office of the Governor
1205 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-734-2100
Fax: 803-734-5167

Nikki Haley’s Facebook Page

Honorable Mention goes to Christine O’Donnell for her endorsement as well, but since she is not holding elected office, we will put her application on hold.

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The recipient for the first round of the Benedict Arnold Awards is none other than Congressman Bart Stupak (MI 1st U.S. Congressional Dist).

The certificate reads as follows:

Bartholomew Thomas “Bart” Stupak
Know ye that many of the citizens of the United States of America have determined your actions to be in contrast to the cause of their country, and have thereby recommended you for the
Benedict Arnold Award.

After careful review by committee, and public voting, you are hereby accepted
and inducted into the society that supplants serfdom for citizenship.

We would encourage all of those who wish to personally congratulate this congressman to download the prepared certificate, print it, and mail it into his Washington D.C. office (address below).  Although it will take a month for the mail to be screened, and if you live outside the district he cannot reply–it will likely be fun to send it in anyway, and just imagine the staffer’s face as they open the envelope!

If you’re impatient, or just want to save money on postage, you’re welcome to call as a “citizen journalist” and request a comment for your blog.  This generally goes something like:  “Hi, I’m so and so, and am a contributing author for WashingtonIsBroke.com (or your website).  I am writing an article on Congressman Stupak and wondering if he has any comment about being selected to receive the Benedict Arnold Award.”

Media inquires are exceptions to Congressional rules regarding communication with those outside the district.  Yup, no irony there.  Move along now.

It’s recommend that everyone who participated in the voting (and everyone who didn’t), please choose at least one method to communicate to the Congressman that he has been selected to receive this exclusive award.  Please exercise the utmost respect for his office when communicating with him and his staff.  Any personal feelings should be expressed politely.  Remember the citizen representation we have in this nation is sacred.  The process is being defended with Soldier’s blood.

In the meantime feel free to have a bit of fun.  Send in your certificate or call today.  Let us know what happens using the comment section below.

Representative Bart Stupak, Michigan 1st District
2268 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225 4735

For a more complete list of his office numbers and information about the congressman, visit our profile page for Bart Stupak.

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Kathy Dahlkemper

on April 18, 2010 in Nominees |
Representative Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA-3)
Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-3rd U.S. Congressional Dist)
 
A traitor to everything: her constituency, her church, her family, her country and its constitution, the taxpayers, and herself. Mother of 5 unaborted children, the self-described role model for aspiring, young females, who sold herself to the good people of Erie as a Catholic pro-life Democrat, revealed her treacherous, skunky stripe when she, along with previous award winner Stupak and other, as yet unindicted, co-conspirators sold their souls to the Dark One, in exchange for favorable treatment and privilege, and Read the rest of this entry »
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Jack Conway

on April 2, 2010 in Nominees, Voting |

Jack Conway (KY Attorney General)

This nominee is placing his personal interpretation of the Constitution above that of his constituency who are the sovereign of the nation.  Hundreds of people recently protested his choice to NOT challenge the new healthcare law.

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Maxine Waters

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Rep. Maxine Waters (CA 35th U.S. Congressional Dist)

What list would be complete without this nominee?  Her honesty when talking with Oil Executives has been very helpful in activating the anti-socialists in the nation.  Of course, she now questions the audacity of the “anti-socialists” for exercising the first amendment.

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Henry Waxman

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Rep. Henry Waxman (CA 30th U.S. Congressional Dist)

This man is one of the few that believed all of the roses and fluff promised by the healthcare promoting media.  Reality set in when AT&T as well as other companies complied with the SEC requirements to inform their shareholders of increased cost/reduced profit due to Obamacare.  Rep Waxman is using his incompetence to blame what’s left of the free market for not toeing the line on this Historic Law.

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Hank Johnson

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Rep. Hank Johnson (GA 4th U.S. Congressional Dist)

This man recently questioned a Naval Officer about expanding the base in Guam.  Nothing surprising there, except that the Congressman from GA was seriously curious if increasing the population would cause the island to capsize.  Imagine being on the receiving end of something so ridiculous.

Guam island remarks: During a House Armed Services Committee hearing in March 2010 concerning the U.S. military installation on the island of Guam, Johnson said to Admiral Robert F. Willard, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, “My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.” to which Admiral Willard replied, “We don’t anticipate that.”

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Phil Hare

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Rep. Phil Hare (IL 17th U.S. Congressional Dist)

Doesn’t care about the constitution
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2iiirr5KI8

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Thurbert Baker

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AG Thurbert Baker (GA Attorney General)

Georgia Attorney General faces impeachment threat after refusing to file anti-health care lawsuit

Georgia lawmakers reacted to Wednesday’s news that their Attorney General, Democrat Thurbert Baker, would not sign on to a multi-state lawsuit to block the health care bill in his state by filing papers to have him impeached.

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Arlen Specter

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Sen. Arlen Specter (PA US Senator)

On April 28, 2009, Specter announced that, after 44 years as an elected Republican, he was returning to the Democratic Party, citing that he was increasingly “at odds with the (current) Republican philosophy and indicated that polling showed that it would be difficult for him to win the 2010 Republican senatorial primary against Pat Toomey.” Since switching parties, Specter’s voting record has become more center-left.

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Bart Stupak

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Rep. Bart Stupak (MI 1st U.S. Congressional Dist)

This congressman was selected as the first winner for the Benedict Arnold Award.  For days he held up the healthcare legislation by his stance regarding the federal funding for abortion, then succumbed to the pressure and voted for the legislation.  The “bribe” he got in exchange for his conscience was an executive order signed by the President.  In this video he discusses his decision and that executive order with Fox’s Megyn Kelly.

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