Conservative First

March 28, 2010

Video: “Rep. Michele Bachmann on a constitutional conservative umbrella strategy”

Video:  “Rep. Michele Bachmann on a constitutional conservative umbrella strategy


August 7, 2009

Arm Yourself with Information on Obamacare for Townhall Meetings


Here are some websites with information you can use to arm yourself for townhall meetings with your Congressmen or conversations with your friends and family:


Here are some other things to keep in mind:

Rush Limbaugh has recommended that you ask about specifics at townhall meetings, and Mark Levin has strongly suggested recording the meetings.

The Heritage Foundation has provided a list of five questions to ask about health care at town halls (Go to that page for information about what is in the bill regarding these points):

  1. Can you promise me that I will not lose my current plan and doctor?
  2. Can you promise that you and your family will enroll in the public plan?
  3. Can you promise that Obamacare will not lead to higher deficits in the long term?
  4. Can you promise that government bureaucrats will not ration health care for patients on the public plan?
  5. Can you promise me that my tax dollars will not fund abortions?

Rocky Mountain Right has posted these questions, which should be “should be asked in townhall meetings, letters to members of Congress, speeches, TV appearances and in conversations with your friends and acquaintances”:

  1. Do you think one person or one company can manage 20% of the American economy fairly and honestly?
  2. When you get a big NO, ask, do you trust any politician or the 535 members of Congress to skillfully, honestly and fairly to run health care in a way that is good for anybody but their campaign contributors and favorite lobbyists?
  3. Then ask, do you think Congress and the President could radically change 20% of the economy, the health care markets, and get it right? Ever?
  4. Are you prepared to see Washington’s careerist politicians turn your health insurance and health care into another mismanaged, corrupt Katrina, California, New York , Illinois or New Jersey?
  5. Do you realize that on a per person basis, Medicare is more expensive to administer than private health insurance and that nothing Washington will do will cut administrative costs?
  6. Do you want government-run health care that favors the rich and powerful as well as the political class who will take care of their friends and themselves regardless of how it hurts you?
  7. Will you support changes in health care insurance laws and regulations that won’t put the employes of large and small businesses out of work?
  8. And, finally, are you ready for some minor changes in state and federal insurance laws that will let private health insurers sell and administer policies that don’t discriminate based on your medical history, can’t be cancelled when you get sick, can’t be made more expensive after you submit major claims and make it possible to take your insurance with you when you change jobs?

December 2, 2008


I think it was a week ago Sunday on KOA that I heard a host and guest talking about Twitter being used by Republicans.  Then last Friday, Hugh Hewitt posted an article titled “All A-Twitter: A Late Adapter Alert” at  (I think he meant “late adopter” instead of “late adapter.”)  His article was about the gap between the Republicans’ and Democrats’ use of technology.  (He linked to the transcript of a discussion he had about this issue with Rob Neppell, president of, and David All, founder and president of After a request by an attendee at a dinner where he spoke, Hewitt decided to start “twittering.”

I’ve had a number of professional colleagues who have joined Twitter, and I decided it was time to do so myself.  Yesterday I created to Twitter accounts:  one under my real name for professional “tweets” and one as Sofie Inkpen for politics.  I found some familiar names and faces (or logos) on Twitter:

Hewitt is right about the technology gap.  I think it’s obvious from looking at Obama‘s and McCain‘s Twitter pages.  Obama has 140,639 followers and 263 updates; his last update was made on Nov. 5.  McCain has 4,819 followers and 25 updates; his last update was made on Oct. 24.  (I wonder if either candidate actually made the updates himself.)

In his article, Hewitt also linked to the page where you can request the David All Group’s “Twitter 101 Guide.”

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