Congressman Mo Brooks received a standing ovation from more than 300 people at the Madison County Republican Men’s Club breakfast this morning.
Congressman Brooks spoke about the “Obama Kill Jobs Bill” and the futility of trying to compromise with people who have an “aberrant ideology”. Mo may have said “abhorrent” – either adjective is correct when describing the left…
Some of you know that I support changing the name of the Men’s Club and opening up ‘membership’ to women (the Club “is the easiest club in the world to join”). I don’t know why the organizations are still organized into Men’s and Women’s clubs – to me it is an anachronism. It is some comfort to know that we’re better than the Alabama Democratic Party, which practices gender apartheid.
Anyway, Club President Elbert Peters publicly addressed the issue today, saying that he approached the women’s clubs and offered: “if the women will take ‘women’ out of their name, we’ll take ‘men’ out of ours”. Thanks to Elbert for taking this seriously and working with the other interested groups.
Presidential candidate Herman Cain is speaking at the Alabama Federation of Republican Women state convention on 29 October 2011.
Congressman Brooks contrasted the 4.5% national unemployment rate in November 2006, before Democrats took the House (Nancy Pelosi) and Senate (Harry Reid), with the 9.8% unemployment rate in November 2010, saying that the “philosophy of government changed radically”. Brooks blamed “Obamacare, class warfare, and extreme environmental regulations” for the “seven million jobs lost” under Democrat rule.
Brooks said “three straight years of trillion dollar deficits… risk government insolvency”. Brooks favors cutting “consumptive, not productive” programs, such as “unearned wealth transfer programs”. Brooks pledged to “do everything I can to protect national defense”.
Brooks noted that the “Obama Kill Jobs Bill” includes “tax increases on oil companies”, which would result in “domestic oil jobs lost” and “raise gas prices”. Brooks said that the “Obama Kill Jobs Bill” would “add to the national debt”, ”increase lawsuits” (due to unemployment status), and “create two government agencies”.
“Free enterprise versus Socialism”.
Thanks to readers who’ve expressed support during the blog transition. You may have noticed that the photos associated with posts are ‘x’d out; I still need to upload those files. Then I need to create users (like Ben) and upload all their archived posts. Once we get back to full functionality we’ll think about other changes…