If there’s a primary, I will be neutral.

Until then, I’m a proud contributor to READY FOR HILLARY.

Has the country ever had a potential candidate more prepared and qualified?

Of course, not everyone feels this way.

Just as there are folks who see President Obama as a weak (yet over-reaching) Kenyan Marxist Muslim who secretly wanted Bin Laden to succeed (despite killing him) and capitalism to fail (despite rescuing it) and the country to be overrun with aliens (except for two million deported) and the world’s greatest health care system to be brought low (even as he expanded it on the Romney model) and gun policy crafted by the likes of Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly (proud gun owners themselves) . . . not to mention bureaucrats destroying “Government Motors,” now thriving; “deficits soaring,” now plunging; “confiscatory tax rates” on wealthy investors, lower than the rates Reagan signed into law . . .

. . . so are there folks who misperceive Hillary.

Do you get the same STOP HILLARY emails I do?  I thought I would share one, with my comments interspersed in blue, like this.

This is the sort of thing Hillary will be up against if she runs:

Fellow Patriot,My name is Congressman Matt Salmon. You know me as one of the most conservative members of Congress. The Club for Growth recently gave me their highest award for having a 100% lifetime conservative voting record. You may also know me as a straight talker — I tell it like it is.

My friend, America is at a crossroads. I’ve spent my entire life fighting for the conservative values of Faith, Family and Freedom. I fought tooth-and-nail against Obamacare and continue to be one of President Obama’s fiercest critics.  I don’t WANT everyone having access to affordable care at the expense of a higher tax rate on wealthy investors; I don’t WANT insurance companies to have to pay out at least 80% of premiums for health care; I don’t WANT healthy people subsidizing those with pre-existing conditions — it’s survival of the fittest baby.  That’s what we call freedom!

I have stood toe-to-toe fighting Nancy Pelosi and her efforts to raise taxes and spend our country into bankruptcy.  Really?  You’ve been in Congress less than two years — what efforts has the minority leader made to raise taxes or spending?  And what fight would be required?  Republicans control the House. 

I fought against Obama’s proposal to raise the debt ceiling even though most of that debt was incurred by Reagan-Bush-Bush to cut taxes for the wealthy and invade Iraq. I believe America should NOT pay the bills the Republican Congress has incurred.  America should default on its full faith and credit, whatever global chaos that might cause, because we shouldn’t pay our bills if we don’t want to, and I have opposed every one of Obama’s bankrupting budget proposals.  [The budget shortfall has fallen dramatically since Bush handed Obama a $1.5 trillion deficit; Obamacare was scored as cutting the deficit modestly; and the bills your party has opposed, like the American Jobs Act, would have put people back to work rebuilding America (via private contractors) so they could pay taxes rather than collect food stamps.]

I have fought to defend our 2nd Amendment gun rights and our 4th Amendment rights to privacy.  No universal background checks!  Crazy people have rights too! And, as a Congressman from a border state, I have defended the rule of law against those in both parties who would give amnesty to law breakers.It’s these fights that have earned me the distinction as one of the most conservative members of Congress.Today, I want to tell you about a new fight, and I hope you will find it as important as I do.You see, I’m convinced that without a massive effort starting right now, Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States.  I think there’s a 40% chance of this: a 75% chance she runs; an 80% chance that, if she does, she’s our nominee (75% x 80% = a 60% she’s our nominee) and a two-thirds chance that if she’s our nominee she wins.  Thus (two-thirds of 60%) a 40% chance she’s our next president.

That’s why I’m asking you to support the only organization whose only goal is stopping Hillary Clinton from becoming President: STOP HILLARY PAC.

Stop Hillary PAC’s mission is clear — Stop Hillary Clinton from ever becoming Commander in Chief.  And while the mission is simple, it’s going to take every freedom loving American coming together to succeed.  Will you please click on this link and sign your name to the “Pledge to Defeat Hillary” campaign today?And after you sign your pledge, will you please chip in at least $5 to help us fight Hillary Clinton across America?

Your gift could not come at a more important moment.

You see, Stop Hillary PAC has set an ambitious goal of immediately organizing 1 million American Patriots who stand ready to defeat Hillary Clinton’s run for the presidency.

Stop Hillary PAC has a plan, and with your help they will stop Hillary from becoming president. But you and I must start today.

So I’m asking you right now — before you do anything else —follow this link and sign your name to the Pledge to Defeat Hillary campaign today.

You and I both know that if Hillary Clinton is able to complete Barack Obama’s legacy then America is in trouble.  Yes!  The stock market, at record highs, could more than double yet again!  The Supreme Court, now with THREE justices who are not men could have four or even – God forbid – five.  We actually might put Americans back to work modernizing our crumbling infrastructure.  The deficit would continue to fall!  Loose nukes would continue to be secured!  Fuel efficiency standards might continue to be raised!  The list of horrors just goes on and on.   

Stop Hillary PAC has put together just a glimpse of what is to come under a Hillary Clinton Presidency.

>>>  Obamacare expanded into Hillarycare: Hillary will be the ultimate implementer of Obamacare, resulting in sky rocketing taxes [nope], health-care costs [nope; they’re now finally rising slower than at any time in decades], and rationing of care [nope; as now, rich people would be able to get all the care they wanted; and far fewer ordinary people would have their health care rationed because they couldn’t afford their medication or couldn’t afford their co-pays or couldn’t get coverage because of a pre-existing condition or because their lifetime cap had been reached or because, though healthy, they just couldn’t afford coverage]
>>>  Open Borders and Permanent Amnesty: Hillary will finish what President Obama and Harry Reid have started — an immigration policy that rewards law breakers. Though it may be worth noting that Obama has done more than his Republican predecessor ever did to secure those borders and enforce current law, even as he has pushed for the comprehensive reform most Americans favor.
>>>  A Bigger, more Over-reaching Government: Hillary will continue Obama’s oppressive assault on free markets [come again? corporate profits are at record highs and he’s taking heat for the trans-pacific FREE TRADE agreement; do we really want to go back to the inadequate pre-crash financial regulation?] and plot to gut conservative and Tea Party groups that was hatched by a Bush appointee and targeted “occupy” left-wing groups as well — there was no plot and the President wasn’t born in Kenya and the moon-landings were not faked. Will the IRS start targeting all conservatives under President Hillary Clinton? No, it won’t.  
>>>  A Foreign Policy that leaves America Weak and Vulnerable: Does anyone really believe America is stronger in the world since Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have been in charge? I sure do.  Our military is no longer overstretched, Bin Laden is quite dead, most of the world’s countries respect our leadership and motives again, we got rid of Qaddafi for a $1 trillion less than it cost to get rid of Saddam, our finances have strengthened. And Benghazi will be swept under the rug and forgotten once and for all by America’s so-called “leaders.” It sure won’t be forgotten by Hillary.  She lost a good friend in that tragedy.  Why would Congressman Salmon say such a stupid thing?  Does he think George W. Bush has forgotten the deaths of not just four but four thousand Americans on 9/11 that could have been prevented if he had read his Daily Briefing and/or heeded the CIA’s plea at his first major briefing, at Blair House, a few days before his inauguration?
>>>  Jimmy Carter style Joblessness and Unemployment: From the big banks to the taxpayer-funded government takeover, a Hillary Clinton Administration will be a dangerous, anti-capitalist government that will destroy our economy.  Kinda like the last Clinton administration, that gave us the greatest boom in history, lifting everyone, from poor to rich?  Give me a BREAK! 

But the scariest part is: Hillary is even closer to the presidency now than when she was living in the White House.

That’s why I’m asking you, before you read any further, please click on this link and sign your name to the Pledge to Defeat Hillary campaign. And please make a generous gift of at least $5 to the campaign too.

My friend, if there is one thing I’ve learned during my years of defending our conservative values against Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama, it’s that having an army of freedom loving citizens fighting with you is essential.  What exactly are they fighting? Affordable health care?  The universal background checks that even a majority of NRA members support?  Social Security?  Investments in our national infrastructure?    

That’s why our immediate goal is to collect over 1 million signatures — a grassroots army of Americans committed to doing whatever it takes to defeat Hillary.

Will you join this fight by clicking here to sign your name on the Pledge to Defeat Hillary campaign today?

Once Stop Hillary PAC has built this grassroots army, Stop Hillary will enact its action plan to ensure we defeat Hillary. They will start with an all-out media blitz to expose Hillary’s left-wing record of failure.

They will then target precinct-by-precinct with a coordinated hard-hitting TV, radio and digital effort in every swing county that Hillary needs to win the presidency.

One more important thing — Stop Hillary PAC simply cannot achieve these goals without your financial support as well. We need to ensure Stop Hillary PAC has the resources it needs by contributing today.

Please, in addition to signing your Pledge to Defeat Hillary, I urge you make your most generous contribution of at least $5 to help Stop Hillary PAC do whatever it takes to ensure Hillary Clinton never becomes President.

I assure you that your contribution of $5 — or $25, $50 or even as much $100, if you can afford it — will go directly to building our army and exposing Hillary Clinton’s failures to every voter in America.

Together, with your help, Stop Hillary PAC will make certain she never becomes President of the United States.

My friend, as I already said, America is at a crossroads.  That much is true.

The actions you take could determine the fate of our great nation.  That, too.

It’s up to you.

Please send help if you can.

Very Sincerely Yours,

Congressman Matt Salmon
Arizona, 5th District

☞ This is exhausting.  But there you go. We need to take the House back from presumably sincere, but deeply misguided, guys like Congressman Matt Salmon. 



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