Wednesday, December 21, 2011

YOU Are Making the Difference

Volume 45 -- December 21, 2011

Welcome to this week's Victory Insider, your weekly round-up of news, views, and information for staying up to speed on recent developments in Washington, the unfolding 2012 elections, and GOP efforts to stop the Obama Agenda and return commonsense and responsibility to American government.

On behalf of everyone here at the Republican National Committee, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May we all have a blessed holiday season -- and a victorious 2012 Presidential Election year!

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

Iowa Caucuses: 13 Days
New Hampshire Primary: 20 Days
Election Day 2012: 323 Days

In this week's installment:

Job One
How different things might be if Barack Obama worried about creating new jobs for struggling Americans as much as he does about hanging on to his own. (Reince Priebus, "GOP Fights for Jobs; Obama Fights for His," Townhall, 12/14/2011)

YOU Are Making the Difference
Heading into the 2012 presidential election year, for the second month in a row, the RNC has outraised the Democrat National Committee. (Associated Press, "Republicans Outpace Democrats in Party Fundraising," Google, 12/20/2011)

Setting Things Straight
"The head of the Republican National Committee claims Democrats are hurling voter fraud allegations against Republicans because President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee 'benefit from fraud and cheating.'" (Lexi Stemple, "RNC Chair Responds to Jim Crow Comparison," Fox News, 12/18/2011)

One More Time
Justice Elena Kagan has properly recused herself from hearing the Arizona immigration law case -- she should do the same when the Supreme Court considers ObamaCare. (Editorial, "J'recuse, Elena?" New York Post, 12/18/2011)

Sorry Record on Israel
"Upon taking office, President Obama embarked on a lengthy global 'apology tour,' traveling the world to confess America's supposed sins. It was as naive as it was bizarre. But today, after three years in office, he really does owe at least one country an apology. And that's Israel." (Reince Priebus, "Obama's Israel Problem," Human Events, 12/16/2011)

Obama's Watergate?
"Agent (Brian) Terry was killed by weapons that were part of an illegal Obama administration operation to smuggle arms to the dangerous drug cartels. He was a victim of his own government. This is not only a major scandal; it is a high crime that potentially reaches all the way to the White House, implicating senior officials. It is President Obama's Watergate." (Jeffrey T. Kuhner, "Obama's Watergate: Officials Cover Up Culpability for Gun Smuggling and Murder," Washington Times, 12/15/2011)

More Big Government
Obama's Environmental Protection Agency is using "sustainable development" as the excuse to seek more government bureaucracy and more power over our lives. (George Russell, "EPA Ponders Expanded Regulatory Power In Name of 'Sustainable Development,'" Fox News, 12/19/2011)

Must Be Nice
Obama and his family won't let a little thing like a $4 million taxpayer bill dampen their holiday fun. (Mike O'Brien and Mark Duell, "A $4 Million Vacation: Separate Flights, Luxury Hotels and Plenty of Golf... the Price of Obama's Annual Hawaiian Holiday Soars," Daily Mail, 12/19/2011)

"The Right to Rise"
"Congressman Paul Ryan recently coined a smart phrase to describe the core concept of economic freedom: 'The right to rise.' Think about it. We talk about the right to free speech, the right to bear arms, the right to assembly. The right to rise doesn't seem like something we should have to protect. But we do." (Jeb Bush, "Capitalism and the Right to Rise: In Freedom Lies the Risk of Failure. But in Statism Lies the Certainty of Stagnation," Wall Street Journal, 12/19/2011)

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