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Politicians love to talk about a "mandate" when they are elected, as if the margin of their victory or the issues on which they ran their campaigns form a basis for governing. In fact, the only mandate an elected official has is to perform his duties.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) underscored that idea in the current political environment in a speech to the Senate:
Canada: Stop Playing Politics and Approve the Keystone Pipeline
During his acceptance speech, a freshly re-elected President Obama spoke of a message that he received from the American people, a message to "focus on your jobs" and to tackle the challenge of "freeing ourselves from foreign oil".
President Obama’s reelection triggered a ticking time bomb of fed up Americans. Across the country small businesses and large corporations alike are closing their doors or laying off hundreds of employees. The innovators and entrepreneurs of America have been weary of increasing government regulation for quite some time, now.
Low information voters present our biggest challenge for the GOP
In this video by Benny Johnson at the Blaze, he queries young college students about who they're standing in line to vote for and why. He asks a number of questions that would seem obvious to anyone waiting two hours to cast a ballot. The responses would be hilarious if there wasn't so much at stake from the biggest election loss young Americans have seen in their lifetime.
Over the past four years, FreedomWorks has helped the conservative and libertarian movements grow and thrive. A million people marched on Capitol Hill in 2009. The GOP won a 60+ seat majority in the House in 2010.
Tuesday night was brutal. If Republicans ever doubted that our message wasn't getting through or that we face a formidable enemy with all of the right supporters - unions, foreign interests, the government, the entire media complex, higher education, and K-12 Education, that illusion has been forever shattered.
The main order of business on Capitol Hill during the lame duck session is how to deal with the sequester. Since the infamous Super Committee established under the Budget Control Act of 2011 was unable to reach a deficit-reduction deal, automatic across-the-board spending “cuts” will go into effect on January 1, 2013. While the sequester is not ideal because it does not allow departments to choose what to “cut”, Congress should stand firm on the budget sequester set forth in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
FreedomWorks Endorses Tom Price for Republican Conference Chairman
Washington, DC- FreedomWorks announced its commitment today to endorse Tom Price for the position of Republican Conference Chairman. The Republican Conference is the organizational body for all Republican Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, responsible for electing the House GOP leadership, approving GOP Member committee assignments, managing leadership-driven floor debates, and executing a communications strategy for the party in the media.
FreedomWorks Endorses Tom Graves for Republican Study Committee Chairman
Washington, DC- FreedomWorks announced its commitment today to endorse Tom Graves for the position of Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman. The RSC serves as a fiscally conservative check on Republican leadership, and gives principled men and women of Congress without years of seniority the opportunity to affect real change.
In the days leading up to last Tuesday’s election, key proof was released by RedState Editor Erick Erickson regarding Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus’ palpable disdain for Texas’ conservative grassroots base.