Saturday
Apr192014

Rand Paul, MD visits Boston

8:00-9:00 A.M.

Roundtable Breakfast

  Friday, April 25

 

The Westin Boston Waterfront 
425 Summer Street 
Boston, MA 02210  

 

 

*We will discuss healthcare  and other issues facing the medical community.

Attendee: $500 Sponsor: $1,000 

Make Checks Payable and Return to: “Rand Paul Victory Committee” PO Box 15299 Washington, DC 20003

RSVP to Amanda Weaver: 703-966-7562 Amanda.Weaver@RandPaul2016.com

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Tuesday
Apr012014

Hillary Clinton San Diego Appearance Changes To Satellite As Protest Swells

Wayne Iverson, MDFormer US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had a sudden scheduling change related to her appearance in San Diego on April 11, 2014 at a major healthcare conference. Local residents made aware of Hillary Clinton’s coming to San Diego organized a protest rally addressing the former Secretary’s role in what has been termed the Benghazi Cover Up. According to Pat Smith, mother of one of the fallen heroes Sean Smith, attendees were given a notice last week that Hillary’s appearance as Key Note Speaker had been changed to a satellite presentation.

Hillary Clinton’s swing through California for April 2014 was mentioned on the CNN Political Ticker blog January 22, 2014. The web posting said: “Hillary Clinton will make a multi-day swing through California in April, speaking at events in San Francisco, San Jose and San Diego that are sure to spark more talk about whether the former First Lady will run for President in 2016.” The article went on to say that the tickets for the San Diego conference were as high as $1,195.

Mary Kafka, one of the women organizing the protest rally addressed a group of about 75 people in Ramona, CA on Saturday March 29, 2014. Kafka stated that Hillary’s change of plans would not stop the protest from happening.

Lynette Williams, another one of the organizers and long term San Diego resident, attributed Hillary’s appearance by satellite instead of in person a result of the protest. Williams also raised the question as to whether Hillary’s schedulers saw the attendee list which included Pat Smith.

Kafka said the protest has been named “The Difference Matters”. The protest involves walking along public areas and sidewalks adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center where Hillary will be making her address. Kafka went on to say the protest website was “TheDifferenceMatters.org” and the Facebook page was under the same title.

Hillary Clinton, a potential candidate for President in 2016, has been touted by the press and media as being insulated from criticism because of allegations directed at her opponents about a “war on women”. However, the San Diego protest, The Difference Matters, defangs that argument as the protest concerning Hillary Clinton’s role in the Benghazi Cover Up is organized and led by women.

Any debate about the protest being part of the old “right wing conspiracy” theory mentioned by Hillary Clinton when challenged in the past similarly will not hold. Protest organizers maintain the protest is non-partisan and not politically based. Rather, the protest addresses the issue of good government and elected officials speaking honestly, an issue that crosses party lines.

San Diego recently made national headline news as a result of a stunning victory by Kevin Faulconer for San Diego Mayor. Many of the same San Diego citizens that helped secure that victory will now be exercising their First Amendment Rights speaking out on Benghazi.

Also noteworthy is the fact that San Diego County has one of the Congressional Districts held by Darrell Issa. Issa is the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. This Committee is in charge of investigating the confusing and misleading communications put forth by the former Secretary of State related to Benghazi.

In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on January 23, 2013, in questions related to the facts surrounding the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Hillary Clinton angrily retorted “What difference…does it make ?” On April 11, 2014, concerned citizens will let everyone know The Difference Matters.

Written by Wayne Iverson, MD, AAPS Board Member, Coordinator, AAPS California Chapter, San Diego Physician and Former Candidate for Congress 2012 CA D-52

Media Contact: Wayne Iverson, The Difference Matters, 858-674-4542,info@thedifferencematters.org

Tuesday
Mar252014

Doctors Tea Party Endorses Lee Hieb, MD for Iowa Governor 

"Obamacare is bad for patients, bad for doctors, and bad for the economic health of our nation. It must be repealed not modified." ~Dr. Lee Hieb http://www.hieb2014.org/health-care.html

Dr. Lee Hieb is a fourth generation native Iowan. Her great-grandfather homesteaded in Iowa in 1871 near Logan. She began her career in medicine at age four, accompanying her father on house calls along the back roads of Harrison County. She was educated at Grinnell College and the University of Iowa, and then graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester New York. In 1987, she completed an Orthopedic Residency in the United States Navy. After serving as a general Orthopedic Surgeon stationed with the Marine Corps, she returned to Rochester where she was the only woman to be appointed as the Louis A. Goldstein fellow of Spinal Surgery. Dr. Hieb has been in private practice for over 25 years, and has recently completed a fellowship in Anti-Aging Medicine. When not doing surgery, Dr. Hieb lives a small town Iowa lifestyle, gardening, canning, raising chickens, and spending time with her two sons--Nathan, a medical Student and Mason, an engineering student.

Monday
Feb242014

Meet Senator Rand Paul, MD

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8:00-9:00 A.M.

Roundtable Breakfast

Tuesday, March 18

The Olympic Club 524

Post Street San Francisco, CA 94102

*We will discuss healthcare  and other issues facing the medical community.

Attendee: $500 Sponsor: $1,000 Host: $2,500

Make Checks Payable and Return to: “Rand Paul Victory Committee” PO Box 15299 Washington, DC 20003

RSVP to Amanda Weaver: 703-966-7562 Amanda.Weaver@RandPaul2016.com

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Tuesday
Dec312013

Harvard Prof: Tea Party Not Going Anywhere, More Likely to Win

Here is an interesting set of articles recommended by Maureen Guffanti at Tri-City Tea Party http://tri-cityteaparty.org  and Ray Usell.


by Tony Lee  29 Dec 2013 

breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/29/Harvard-Prof-Tea-Party-Not-Going-Anywhere-More-Likely-to-Win

Sen. Ted Cruz resonates with the Tea PartyTony Lee at Breitbart.com

A government and sociology professor at Harvard writes that the Tea Party is more likely than not to "win in the end" in an age when Americans are becoming more removed from Washington and distrusting the federal government and their elected officials. 

"Tea Party forces will still win in the end," Theda Skocpol writes, unless moderate Republicans can defeat them. Skocpol concedes that the Tea Party "will triumph just by hanging on long enough" as Americans are getting fed up by "our blatantly manipulated democracy and our permanently hobbled government."

The article, "Why The Tea Party Isn't Going Anywhere," was first published in the journalDemocracy, and later reprinted in The Atlantic

Despite the fact that Democrats, the mainstream media, and the Republican establishment again were predicting the "demise of the Tea Party" immediately after the government shutdown ended, Skocpol doesn't believe so.

"But we have heard all this before," she writes. "The Tea Party’s hold on the GOP persists beyond each burial ceremony."

Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson published a book in 2011 that "showed how bottom-up and top-down forces intersect to give the Tea Party both leverage over the Republican Party and the clout to push national politics sharply to the right."

"At the grassroots, volunteer activists formed hundreds of local Tea Parties, meeting regularly to plot public protests against the Obama Administration and place steady pressure on GOP organizations and candidates at all levels," they found. "At least half of all GOP voters sympathize with this Tea Party upsurge."

Though Skokpol and Williamson have their typical biases and describe the Tea Party movement as a "radical" one that may not like minorities--without any evidence of that assertion--they acknowledge that "even though there is no one center of Tea Party authority—indeed, in some ways because there is no one organized center—the entire gaggle of grassroots" and outside groups that support the movement "wields money and primary votes to exert powerful pressure on Republican officeholders and candidates."

Skocpol observes that the "Tea Party clout has grown in Washington and state capitals" because "Americans are also losing ever more faith in the federal government." In addition, "most legislators and candidates are Nervous Nellies," and they have seen the Tea Party defeat establishment Republicans like Charlie Crist in Florida in 2010 and David Dewhurst in Texas in 2012 in addition to knocking off incumbent Republican Sens. Bob Bennett (R-UT) and Richard Lugar (R-IN). 

"That grabs legislators’ attention and results in either enthusiastic support for, or acquiescence to, obstructive tactics," Skocpol writes. 

She writes how powerfully someone like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) resonates with the Tea Party. She noted that he was able to direct House Republicans to pressure House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to demand that President Barack Obama and Democrats fund the government except for Obamacare. 

Skocpol notes that it will not be easy to defeat the Tea Party. 

"For one, at least three successive national election defeats will be necessary to even begin to break the determination and leverage of Tea Party adherents," Skocpol writes. She concedes that Tea Partiers will not "stand down easily or very soon."

Skocpol notes "moderate Republicans" do not have as much power in Washington or in state capitals and points to Cruz as being "very well positioned to garner unified Tea Party support in the 2016 GOP presidential primaries." The Chamber of Commerce will reportedly spend $50 million to wage war against the Tea Party, along with Karl Rove's American Crossroads; Skocpol believes unless those groups defeat the Tea Party, it may well win many permanent victories.

"During the last election cycle, no far-right candidate ever consolidated sustained grassroots Tea Party support, as those voters hopped from Rick Perry to Herman Cain to Newt Gingrich to Rick Santorum," Skocpol writes. "But this time, Cruz may very well enjoy unified and enthusiastic grassroots Tea Party support from the beginning of the primary election season."

Skocpol also sends a warning to Democrats who think that the Tea Party will fade because of a few bad polls. 

"Once the October 2013 shutdown ended in supposed total victory for President Obama and his party, many Democrats adopted a cocky swagger and started talking about ousting the House GOP in 2014," Skocpol writes. However, she warns that "a clear-eyed look shows that Tea Party remains powerful and has achieved victories that continue to stymie" Democrats and their statist agenda.