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Congressman Donald Bacon
Donald's Primary: 2 years 6 weeks ago

Congressman Bacon is a combat veteran of the US Air Force
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Darrell Issa
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Congressman Issa is a combat veteran of the US Army
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Congressman Michael J. Gallagher
Michael J.'s Primary: 2 years 11 weeks ago

Congressman Gallagher is a combat veteran of the US Marine Corps
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Former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke
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BGen Donald Bolduc
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BGen Bolduc is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States Senate

Cdr Jake Ellzey
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Cdr Ellzey is a combat veteran of the US Navy
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Congressman Paul Broun
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Maj Samuel Peters
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Maj Peters is a combat veteran of the US Air Force
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Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael J. Durant
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Durant is a combat veteran of the US Army
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Captain Noah V. Malgeri
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Captain Malgeri is a combat veteran of the US Army
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SPC Aleksander Skarlatos
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SPC Skarlatos is a combat veteran of the US Army National Guard
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Congressman Michael G. Waltz
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Congressman Waltz is a combat veteran of the US Army
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Congressman Trent Kelly
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Congressman Kelly is a combat veteran of the US Army National Guard
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Congressman Brad Wenstrup
Brad's Primary: 2 years 14 weeks ago

Congressman Wenstrup is a combat veteran of the US Air Force
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Congressman Ronny Jackson
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Congressman Jackson is a combat veteran of the US Marine Corps
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Congressman Mark Green
Mark's Primary: 2 years 16 weeks ago

Congressman Green is a combat veteran of the US Army
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First Sergeant Jarrid "Jay" Collins
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First Sergeant Collins is a combat veteran of the US Army
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Col Conrad E. Reynolds
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Col Reynolds is a combat veteran of the US Army
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Congressman John Bergman
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Congressman Bergman is a combat veteran of the US Marine Corps
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Congressman Steve Stivers
Steve's Primary: 2 years 14 weeks ago

Congressman Stivers is a combat veteran of the US Army National Guard
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Sgt Thomas J. Norton
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Sgt Norton is a combat veteran of the US Army National Guard
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Sgt Christopher R. Rodriguez
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Congressman Scott G. Perry
Scott G.'s Primary: 2 years 8 weeks ago

Congressman Perry is a combat veteran of the US Army National Guard
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Congressman Lee Zeldin
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Congressman Michael Garcia
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Senator Thomas Cotton
Thomas's Primary: 2 years 16 weeks ago

Senator Cotton is a combat veteran of the US Army
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Governor Ron DeSantis
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Governor DeSantis is a combat veteran of the US Navy
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Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson
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Lt David Galluch
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Congressman James Banks
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Congressman Banks is a combat veteran of the US Navy
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Congressman Brian Mast
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Col Gregory Raths
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Congressman Daniel R. Crenshaw
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Congressman Crenshaw is a combat veteran of the US Navy
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Captain Erik A Aadland
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The Combat Veterans For Congress Political Action Committee is dedicated to supporting the election of fiscally conservative Combat Veterans For Congress. We seek Combat Veterans For Congress who believe in limited government, will rein in the out of control spending of Congress, are committed to preserving and defending the U.S. Constitution, and will support the independence and freedom of the individual as outlined in the Bill of Rights. We support Combat Veterans For Congress who are dedicated to promoting The Free Enterprise System creating the greatest economic engine in the history of mankind, provide for a strong national defense, and will endorse the teaching of U.S. history and the Founding Fathers’ core values in educational institutions. 

Path of The Warrior

Combat Veterans For Congress---(CA 52)

In the below listed article, an endorsed Combat Veteran For Congress with 3 tours of combat duty, Congressman Duncan Hunter, Capt-USMCR (R-CA-52) joined Congressman Thomas Rooney, Cpt-USA (Judge Advocate General Staff) (R-FL-16) in sending

a letter dated October 10, 2012 to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff questioning why LTC Mathew Dooley, USA, USMA ’94, a highly decorated US Army Combat Veteran with 6 operational and combat tours of duty in Bosnia, Kuwait, and Iraq was given a negative Officer Evaluation Report (OER) on grounds that his instruction in a course on Radical Islam was offensive to Muslims and Islam. LTC Dooley was teaching military officer about the true threat posed to them by Islamic Radical terrorists from lesson plans approved by the National Defense University (NDU), taught the course as he was directed to do so, performed his classroom instruction well within the scope of NDU’s professional guidelines, and did not violate any established NDU practices or DOD Regulations to merit a negative OER. LTC Dooley’s OERs going back many years paint a picture of an outstanding Army Combat Officer with unlimited potential.

The question that should be answered by the Chairman is what civilian appointee at DOD instigated the reprimand, and why DOD got involved in the minutia of evaluating an instructor at NDU; normally Department Heads draft OERs, not even the President of the National Defense University gets involved in evaluating the hundreds of instructors in the command. “Political Correctness,” currently in vogue with Obama’s civilian appointees at DOD, has gotten completely out of control; in this case it has become a threat to the safety of military officers serving in the Middle East, it is destroying unit cohesiveness, is negatively affecting the moral, and is not contributing to Combat Effectiveness of the finest US Military Combat Force in history. LTC Dooley’s negative OER effectively destroyed his outstanding military career, and may have ended his potential for promotion in the US Army.


Political Correctness Run Amok

16 October 2012

by Dr. Richard Swier

Members of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressmen Tom Rooney (R-FL) and Duncan Hunter Jr. (R-CA), sent a letter to General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff questioning why Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Matthew Dooley was given a negative Officer Evaluation Report (OER) on the grounds his instruction of a course on Radical Islam was offensive to Muslims and Islam.

Their letter dated October 10, 2012 states in part:

“It appears that LTC Dooley led this course well within the scope of NDU’s professorial guidelines, as NDU’s own Faculty Handbook states: “Academic Freedom at National Defense University is defined as freedom to pursue and express ideas, opinions, and issues germane to the University’s stated mission, free of limitations, restraints, or coercion by the University or external environment.”

It is our understanding that LTC Dooley did not violate any established University practices, policies or DoD regulations to merit a negative OER.”

The Congressmen’s letter concerns actions taken by General Dempsey earlier in the year when he publicly excoriated Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Dooley at a May 10, 2012 news conference claiming the course LTC Dooley was teaching at the Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) was offensive to Muslims. General Dempsey caused LTC Dooley to be fired as an instructor, ordered his course, Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism, to be discontinued and that all material considered offensive to Islam be scrubbed from military professional education within JFSC and elsewhere within his command. General Dempsey further ordered that LTC Dooley be given a negative Officer Evaluation Report—the death knell for a military career.

Rep. Rooney was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008. Prior to that time, he served four years in the United States Army Staff Judge Advocate (SJA). During his years in SJA he served as Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney at Fort Hood, TX prosecuting all civilian crimes on post. In 2002, Tom was selected to teach Constitutional and Criminal Law at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Prior to his election as a congressman from California, Duncan Hunter Jr. served as an officer in the Marine Corps. He served three combat tours overseas: two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan.

The Congressmen’s letter asks “[W]hy the DOD was compelled to further discipline LTC Dooley by jeopardizing his reputation and his future in the service.”

LTC Matt Dooley attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant, Armor Branch in May 1994. His assignments included deployment to Bosnia, Kuwait, and Iraq for a total of six operational and combat tours over the course of his career. He served as a Tank Platoon Leader, Tank Company Commander, Headquarters Company Commander, Aide-de-Camp (to three General Officers), and Instructor at the Joint Combined Warfare School. He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College as well as the Joint Forces Staff College.

The Thomas More Law Center, a national nonprofit public interest law firm, based in Ann, Arbor, Michigan, represents LTC Dooley.

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center observed, “The purpose of the Army is to fight and win wars. So what happened to LTC Dooley is more than a personal miscarriage of justice. When instructors are prohibited from teaching military officers about the true threat posed by Islamic Radicalism, it is a threat to our national security. Our war fighting potential is thus being crippled by the political correctness and appeasement of radical Muslims currently in vogue at the upper echelons of the Pentagon.”

A review of LTC Dooley’s OERs going back several years, including his OER as an instructor with JFSC, paint a picture of an outstanding officer with unlimited potential:

“LTC Matt Dooley’s performance is outstanding and he is clearly the best of our new instructors assigned to the JFSC faculty over the last six months. . . . A must select for battalion command. . . . LTC Dooley possesses unlimited potential to serve in positions of much higher authority.”

“MAJ Dooley is unquestionably among the most dedicated and hard working officers I have ever known.… Unsurpassed potential for future promotion and service.”

“Our soldiers deserve his leadership.”

“This officer possesses unlimited potential for future assignments. He must be promoted ahead of his peers and selected for Battalion/Squadron Command at first opportunity.”

“Superb performance.”

“Matt is a consummate professional with unlimited potential;”

LTC Dooley’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with Star, Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal with Two Stars, both the Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the NATO Medal, the Parachutist Badge, the Air-Assault Badge, and two Army Superior Unit Awards.

Boldly Into The Breach in Benghazi--- Two American Heroes

The below listed report on the heroic action of two Navy SEALS during the Benghazi assault by Al Q’ieda terrorists, when the US Ambassador, the two Navy SEALS, and the Ambassador’s aide were assassinated, was forwarded to me from ADM James A Lyons, Jr., USNA ‘52, USN (Ret) former Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet and Senior US Military UN Representative. The two Navy SEALS were not part of the Ambassador’s security detail, as was misreported by the White House, but were in the Consul Annex working on a project for an different Agency of the government, and they jumped into the breach to try to save the Ambassador’s life.

If the current resident of the White House had been getting his daily Intelligent Briefings from the CIA, like every other Commander-in-Chief has done before him (President Bush didn’t miss one brief for 8 years), and had not missed 65% of those briefs because he was too busy campaigning and playing golf, he would have learned that the Consul in Benghazi had a hole blown in the wall by terrorist, that the Red Cross compound was attacked by terrorists, that the British Consul had been attacked by terrorists, that 58 terrorist strikes had been made leading up to the 9/11 Anniversary. Any clear headed, competent, and up to date Commander-in-Chief, would have ordered the State Department to increase security to protect the life of the Ambassador---especially because of aggressive terrorist activities leading up to the 9/11 anniversary.

An outstanding Democratic, President Harry Truman, once said “The buck stops here!” The current resident of the White House blames everyone else for his failures, with recovering from the downturn in the economy, with his failure to get a Status of Forces Agreement on ending the War in Iraq which is now unraveling, on changing the making very dangerous changes to the rules of engagement for combat personnel in Afghanistan which is resulting in many more casualties, on increasing the national debt more in 4 years than all the other Presidents combined in 236 years, on working across the aisle with Republicans & Independents on legislation, on driving the gas prices up from $1.87 to $5.00+ in some localities because he closed down drilling/exploration on public land, and on his failure to ensure that there was proper security for the US Ambassador in Libya prior to 9/11 assassinations—those failures and many more are laid squarely at Obama’s doorsteps.


Will the real life story of incredible bravery, and the extreme courage of warriors Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods be lost just because of Machiavellian politics?

President Obama implied, quite intentionally, in 
his Weekly Address that Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were part of Ambassador Christopher Steven’s security detail:

Glen and Tyrone had each served America as Navy SEALs for many years, before continuing their service providing security for our diplomats in Libya. They died as they lived their lives — defending their fellow Americans, and advancing the values that all of us hold dear.

-President Obama (Weekly address)

Sounds good, the only problem is this statement is a total fabrication.   Yes, they were both former Navy Seals, but neither Tyrone nor Glen were part of the Ambassadors official security detail.

No.  The truth is: they heard the attack, they heard the gunfire, and despite the danger to themselves they rushed into the breach taking weapons from the frightened Libyan security officials to help protect the American Consulate, Ambassador Stevens and his embassy aide Sean Smith.

Both Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were under no obligation to assist, protect or defend Stevens.   They could have bugged out, they didn’t…..  They ran into the breach.   It was, and is, an important enough distinction such that two U.S. officials quickly wanted to tell the truth.   They told the Guardian:   

[...]  they feared the Obama administration’s scant description of the episode left a misimpression that the two ex-Navy SEALs might have been responsible for the ambassador’s personal safety or become separated from him.

“Woods and Doherty weren’t part of the detail, nor were they personally responsible for the ambassador’s security, but they stepped into the breach when the attacks occurred and their actions saved others lives — and they shouldn’t be lumped in with the security detail,” …..

According to what scant actual information is available the former seal team members, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, appear to have been in Libya because they were contracted by another intelligence office, probably the CIA, to track down the missing surface-to-air missiles from the initial rebel uprising.

During the Gadaffi overthrow massive stockpiles of Libyan weapons including MANPADS and other surface to air missiles were looted from the military storage facilities.  Estimates put the number of missing missiles around 20,000.

It appears Doherty and Woods were in Libya to track down those weapons.   As a consequence of their visit they were crashed at an annex to the US consulate grounds using it as a safe place to meet, coordinate, and evaluate their ongoing intel.  Their location was approximately a half mile from the main consulate compound area.

They were inside an annex building when the main consulate complex came under attack from the Libyan al-Qaeda terrorists.   They heard the distant shots and responded to a call for help from the compound itself.   Both Woods and Doherty evaluated the assassination attempt, and immediately took up arms to defend Ambassador Stevens.

Their heroism is incredible when you consider what they were facing.   Doherty and Woods reached the main compound of the Consulate and evacuated approximately 20 employees.   Unfortunately, Ambassador Steven’s aide Sean Smith was already dead when they arrived.   Woods and Doherty fought through the firefight, and took the consulate employees back to the annex building where again they came under another wave of attacks.

Between the initial firefight at the Main Consulate, and at the annex building, for over two hours they were able to fight back against approximately 200 al-Qaeda terrorists, who pre-planned and coordinated the attack to occur in two stages.

The second wave of attacks at the annex brought even more firepower upon them.  Yet they held their position providing time for the 20 consulate employees to be rescued.  In total for over two hours they held off upwards of 200 attackers, under heavy fire from RPGs, mortars, and at least one 23mm Anti Aircraft gun firing on their position(s) around the consulate grounds and the annex building.

This story must be told.   The heroism of Doherty and Woods MUST surface.  They deserve it.   Unfortunately, because the truth represents a risk to the manipulated narrative of the White House and State Department, it will be up to outsiders to keep the pressure on and force the truth to the surface.

If we leave it up to the Administration and the State Department we will probably never know the TRUTH and the heroism of Woods and Doherty will not be fully recognized or appreciated.

These guys died while defending US interests because they were brave patriots who put country ahead of self.

We will not let their courage be hidden or diminished.   I promise to do all I can to keep their story in the spotlight and provide their family the full measure of appreciation for their bravery.

They deserve it.

We will not forget, and will keep fighting for the recognition they deserve.

The US Navy's 237th Birthday

The first formal movement for a Navy came from Rhode Island, whose State Assembly passed on August 26, 1775, a resolution instructing its delegates to Congress to introduce legislation calling "for building at the Continental expense a fleet of sufficient force, for the protection of these colonies, and for employing them in such a manner and places as will most effectively annoy our enemies..." The US Navy was finally established during the Revolutionary War on October 13, 1775 by the Continental Congress thru the efforts of the Navy’s patron, John Adams. The Continental Congress authorized the purchase of the first two ships of the line to be commissioned, the frigates USS Alfred and the USS Andrew Doria, of eventually 65 frigates to be commissioned to defend the colonies from the British fleet ( only 11 frigates were still afloat at the end of the Revolutionary War).

The Long Blue Line includes the Father of our Navy, John Paul Jones, who was the Continental Navy’s first officer to be appointed to the rank of 1st Lieutenant, and the many famous Naval heroes/personalities who followed in his footsteps, they included Preble, Lawrence, Perry, Decatur, Barry, Porter, Hull, Dahlgren, Farragut, Bancroft, Mahan, Bainbridge, Luce, Dewey, Peary, Carney, King, Halsey, Nimitz, Spruance, Leahy, Rickover, Burke, Holloway, Bagley, Moorer, and so many more. We honor and remember the many Patriots who served the Republic in the US Navy and the US Marine Corps over the past 237 years, and lost their lives in service to the Republic.

I reflect with satisfaction in my association with shipmates during my 30 years and 3 months of service in the US Navy, in addition to my 4 years of service as a Midshipman in the US Navy while matriculating at the US Naval Academy, a total of honorable service of 34 years and 3 months in the US Navy. My thoughts go back to the very fine and loyal Naval Academy Classmates who I had the true pleasure of associating with in my youth, who subsequently honorably served in the US Navy, US Marine Corps, and in other branches of the US Armed Forces; in many cases many of them gave the last full measure of devotion to their country in defense of the Republic; we honor them and their service.

Unfortunately if the current Administration is re-elected, they fully intend to reduce the US Navy in size, to fewer ships than the US Navy had before World War I, and they will subsequently weaken the ability of the US Navy to adequately protect the sea lanes of communications, maintain freedom of the seas, defend the coasts lines of the United States, and ultimately prevent the US Navy from properly defending of the Republic. Owned by Obama Bundler in Shanghai with Business Ties to The Chinese Government

Both in 2008 and in 2012, there have been allegations that foreign donors have funded and are funding the Obama Campaigns, which is in violation of Federal Law. The Government Accountability Institute (GAI), in the below listed article, released a 108 page GAI Investigation Report concerning foreign and Internet fraudulent campaign donations in support of US Federal Elections.

ACORN International, based in China, receives credit card donations which do not require donors to enter their credit card security code when they make the donations (known as the firewall, the CVV code), eliminating the requirement to insert the CVV code with the donation prevents banks from tracking foreign/fraudulent donations---however, if you want to purchase an Obama T-shirt, you must insert the CVV code.

The Web site is not owned by the Obama Re-Election Campaign but rather by Obama bundler Robert Roche, a U.S. citizen living in Shanghai, China, the unusual Web site redirects traffic directly to a donation page on the Official Obama Re-Election Campaign’s Web site, Mr. Roche, who is originally from Chicago, is a co-chair of the Technology Initiative for the Official Obama Re-Election Campaign. The Web site is managed by a small Web development firm, Wicked Global, in Maine. One of Wicked Global’s employees, Greg Dorr, lists on his LinkedIn page his additional employment with Peace Action Maine and Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights. According to the GAI report, 68 percent of all Internet traffic to comes from foreign visitors. The FEC which has members appointed by the Obama team has not taken any action to expose and file law suits to stop the actions being taken in China by, in order to stop the Official Obama Re-Election Campaign from employing a myriad of gaping online security holes to accept donations that can’t be tracked, that are threatening the integrity of US House, US Senate, and US Presidential elections in 2012.

Ties to the Chinese Government

In an explosive report set to send shockwaves through official Washington, the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) released a 108-page GAI investigation into the threat of foreign and fraudulent Internet campaign donations in U.S. federal elections (visit to download the full report).

Breitbart News obtained an advance copy of the bombshell report which reveals that the website is not owned by the president’s campaign but rather by Obama bundler Robert Roche, a U.S. citizen living in Shanghai, China. Roche is the chairman of a Chinese infomercial company, Acorn International, with ties to state-controlled banks that allow it to “gain revenue through credit card transactions with Chinese banks.”

There’s more.

The unusual website redirects traffic directly to a donation page on the Obama campaign’s official website,, which does not require donors to enter their credit card security code (known as the CVV code), thereby increasing the likelihood of foreign or fraudulent donations. The website is managed by a small web development firm, Wicked Global, in Maine. One of Wicked Global’s employees, Greg Dorr, lists on his LinkedIn page his additional employment with Peace Action Maine and Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights. According to the GAI report, 68 percent of all Internet traffic to comes from foreign visitors.

And still more.

In 2011, Mr. Roche obtained one of the most sought-after pieces of real estate in Washington, DC: a seat at the head table for President Obama’s State Dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao. How Roche—a man whose infomercial company hawks fitness equipment, cell phones, and breast enhancement products—landed a seat alongside Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John Kerry, former President Jimmy Carter, and Chinese President Hu Jintao remains unclear.

Since 2009, White House Visitor Logs list the name Robert Roche at least 19 times, despite the fact Mr. Roche’s primary residence is in China.

Mr. Roche, who is originally from Chicago, is a co-chair of the Technology Initiative for the Obama campaign.

According to Acorn International’s prospectus, the success of Mr. Roche’s company hinges on maintaining access to state-run media and “preferential tax treatments and subsidies” doled out by the People’s Republic of China (PRC):

Our business depends on our access to TV media time to market our products and services in China….PRC law is vague and is subject to discretionary interpretation and enforcement by PRC authorities…Loss of these preferential tax treatments and subsidies could have material and adverse effects on our results of operations and financial conditions.

In addition to the redirect revelation, the Government Accountability Institute report—America the Vulnerable: Are Foreign And Fraudulent Online Contributions Influencing U.S. Elections?—exposes myriad gaping online security holes that stand to threaten the integrity of House, Senate, and presidential elections.

Stay tuned to Breitbart News for continuing coverage…


Russia's Shot Across Our Bow

A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine armed with long-range cruise missiles operated undetected in the Gulf of Mexico for several weeks and its travel in strategic U.S. waters was only confirmed after it left the region, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.  It is only the second time since 2009 that a Russian attack submarine has patrolled so close to U.S. shores. The stealth underwater incursion in the Gulf took place at the same time Russian strategic bombers made incursions into restricted U.S. airspace near Alaska and California in June and July, and highlights a growing military assertiveness by Moscow. The submarine patrol also exposed what U.S. officials said were deficiencies in U.S. anti-submarine warfare capabilities—forces that are facing cuts under the Obama Administration’s plan to reduce defense spending by $487 billion over the next 10 years. 

Admiral James A Lyons, Jr. ‘52, USN (Ret) strategic review should concern every American; the US Navy no longer has the ships to protect lines of communication at sea, to properly protect the Continental United States, and Obama has allowed Iran to place missiles in
Venezuela that can strike the US.  President Kennedy made the Russians remove their missiles in Cuba that could strike the US by imposing the Cuban blockade, while threatening the invasion of Cuba.  However, Obama has allowed Iranian missiles to be place in Venezuela, and has also been verbally supporting Hugo Chavez .  By Obama’s inaction, he is personally responsible for abrogating the Monroe Doctrine that every US President ensured was not violated; President Kennedy used a big stick to ensure Russia abided by.  Please read Admiral Lyons outstanding article listed below:

LYONS: Russia’s shot across the bow

Sneaky submarine bad sign for U.S. readiness

By Adm. James A. Lyons

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Russian Akula-class cruise-missile attack submarine recently transited the North Atlantic and operated undetected in the Gulf of Mexico for an undeclared period of time. The United States did not find out until after it left. This should not have come as a surprise.

The naval resources we once had that implemented the Navy’s Maritime Strategy, a major factor in winning the Cold War, have been decimated. President Reagan’s 600-ship Navy has been allowed to atrophy to about 285 ships. To put that number in perspective, that is approximately the number of ships I had under my command of the Pacific Fleet. With the current anemic shipbuilding plan forced on the Navy by the Obama administration’s drastic budget cuts, we are headed for the smallest Navy since World War I.

The argument that our ships are so much more capable today that we don’t need as many is pure nonsense. The world hasn’t shrunk. If an objective look is taken at the realigned geographic boundaries assigned our combat commanders (COCOMs) as a result of Sept. 11, 2001, it should become clear how a Russian Akula submarine can transit the North Atlantic and operate in the Gulf of Mexico undetected.

The Atlantic Ocean is divided up into four sectors, with responsibility shared by four COCOMs — U.S. European Command, U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Southern Command, and U.S. African Command. Previously, the Atlantic was under a single U.S. Atlantic Command, with the commander of the U.S. 2nd Fleet as both the operational commander and the NATO Striking Fleet commander. That command has been disbanded. Today, the U.S. Northern Command, with headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., carries that responsibility with U.S. Fleet Forces Command as its naval component commander based in Norfolk, Va.

While it is quite possible that two-thirds of the Akula’s transit took place in the European Command’s area of supervision, that should give no comfort because that command lacks the naval resources to carry out its responsibility. In a recent conversation with me, a former commander of the Northern Command expressed the same sentiments. He never had the naval resources to carry out his duties.

The undetected Akula cruise-missile submarine deployment is compounded by the fact that Iran already has established missile bases in Venezuela that can reach a number of American cities. In his best appeasement rhetoric, President Obama has stated that he does not think “what Hugo Chavez has done in the last several years has had a serious national security impact on us.” I doubt the American cities that are within range of those Iranian missiles would share that view, particularly if they understood the seriousness of our vulnerability.

What Iran is doing in Venezuela today is what the Soviet Union tried to do in Cuba in 1962. The principles of the Monroe Doctrine prevailed then under the leadership of President Kennedy, backed up by a massive deployment of naval ships to impose a quarantine around Cuba. Our national security was preserved by having the Soviets withdraw their missiles from Cuba. Nothing less is acceptable today. When the 4th Fleet, the naval component for the U.S. Southern Command, states that its most pressing security issue is crime, we have a problem. If there is no implementation of the Monroe Doctrine to force the removal of the Iranian missiles from Venezuela, rest assured that longer-range Iranian missiles will find their way there, putting more American cities at risk.

With the current impasse over the Iranian nuclear weapons program, a U.S. or Israeli military strike becomes a real possibility to eliminate Iran’s nuclear infrastructure. In such a scenario, Iranian missiles remaining in Venezuela clearly are unacceptable. If the Monroe Doctrine is not invoked to remove them, they must be destroyed. Furthermore, we must expedite plans to provide defensive coverage of our exposed southern flank on an expedited basis with an Aegis anti-ballistic-missile system, which can be a combination of land- and sea-based systems.

Russia’s assertive Akula deployment follows a June exercise of its strategic bombers and support aircraft in the Arctic, simulating strikes against Alaska. Then in July, a Russian Bear H strategic bomber most likely simulated strikes against California from the Gulf of Alaska. It was intercepted before, hopefully, it was able reach its simulated missile-launch position. The questionable new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia requires 14-day advance notification when such bomber exercises are conducted. No notification was given. This requirement creates a false sense of security because it certainly could be used for deceptive purposes. As a commander, you always want to retain the initiative and thereby keep your potential enemies off balance. You want to remain unpredictable. In that way, you raise the level of deterrence.

So much for the Obama administration’s “reset” with Russia. That nation clearly has been given new marching orders by its recently inaugurated President Vladimir Putin at a time when our national leadership is perceived to be weak. Social engineering imposed on our military by the administration has not enhanced our military capabilities. Our military has been involved in two wars over the past decade and has been run hard and put away wet.

These factors, when combined with looming, draconian budget cuts, will weaken our military capabilities and our ability to deter aggression. Our potential enemies see these growing weaknesses as opportunities to be exploited. There is no question that we are being challenged.

Retired Adm. James A. Lyons was commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations.

Read more:

LYONS: Russia's shot across the bow - Washington Times

De facto Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants Ordered by Obama in Violation of Federal Law

The President of the United States is required by the US Constitution to enforce and abide by all federal laws.  Unfortunately, once again, the current resident of the White House is violating federal law, this time with regard to enforcing the federal laws concerning illegal immigrants.  When Congress did not do Obama’s bidding by providing amnesty for illegal immigrants, Obama simply bypassed them, and used another one of his 126 Executive Orders to accomplish de facto amnesty for illegal immigrants anyway; that Executive Order is effectively instituting the DREAM ACT that Obama couldn’t get through CongressHe has repeatedly abused the use of Executive Orders by issuing Executive Orders to get around the  US Constitution (a sample of some of the Executive Orders are listed below; they should give every American pause, because there is no legitimate need for issuance of those Executive Orders).   Since de facto amnesty will allow 3+ millions illegal immigrants, ages 16 to 30,  to avoid deportation, an expert on federal law enforcement, who is also a writer/author for many Police and Security Magazines, expressed outrage in the below listed link.

               Outrage! De facto amnesty for illegal aliens ordered by Obama - National Law Enforcement |   

Since the Executive Order was signed by Obama, the Border Patrol has reported that they are having a very difficult time containing the massive influx of thousands of illegal immigrants, ages 16 to 30, who are trying to cross the borders to apply for de facto amnesty.  Illegal aliens who entered the country under the age of 16 and those who are now less than 30 years of age will not be deported; they will receive works visas as well.  The application procedure for de facto amnesty does not require proper documentation, just requires that the applicant “make a statement” that they attended high school; there is no burden for the alien to prove anything.  The illegal action of offering de facto amnesty to 3+ million illegals by the Obama Administration was authorized just weeks before the November election, in order to appeal to Hispanic voters.  It was done with complete disregard for how it is trashing apprehension procedures by Border Patrol Officers, immigration enforcement by CBP Federal Law Enforcement Officers, and is creating excessive workloads for ICE Officers.  George McCubbin, president of the National Border Patrol Council Union, contends that orders, issued by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, have made it impossible for Border Patrol Agents, CBP Federal Law Enforcement Officers, and ICE Officers to do their jobs.

The Executive Order providing de facto amnesty was executed, with disregard for 23 million unemployed Americans, the millions of recent high school graduates, and the millions of college graduates who will now have to compete for very scarce jobs with the 3+ million illegal immigrants, ages 16 top 30, who will be issued work visas by “just saying” they attended high school; they will be willing to work at much lower wages than America citizens.  The illegal amnesty was also authorized at a time when the Border Patrol’s Stations inland along the southern border are being eliminated, when the borders are still not secure, and after the Secretary of DHS testified before Congress (in the below listed article), that terrorists are, in fact, crossing the border in the midst of the increasing flow of illegal immigrants who violate federal law by sneaking into the US.  The above listed irresponsible Executive Order was perpetrated by the current resident of the White House, while the left of center liberal media establishment continues to anesthetize the public to the critical danger posed by allowing millions of illegal immigrants up to age 30 to effectively receive work visas by just making a statement, with no security checks/investigation.  The Obama Administration was so determined to ram de facto amnesty down the throats of the American public, that 10 Agents of the US Border Patrol have sued DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano for forcing them to violate the federal laws they were sworn to uphold.

The Enemy Within

These two short videos document the concerted effort by an organization to promote illegal voting.  We encourage you to view them, and kindly pass them on to those in your address book who support the federal law that permits American Citizens to only vote “once” in any election, and precludes illegal immigrants from voting as they have been recruited to vote in previous elections.

Congressma​n Paul Ryan's Support

Congressman Paul Ryan selection as Governor Mitt Romney running mate was an excellent choice because of his in depth knowledgeable of complex fiscal/budgetary issues, and because for his 7 terms in Congress, he has consistently been a “very strong supporter” of US military personnel in Combat, has protected the DOD Budget from unwarranted cuts like the proposed sequestration cuts being considered, and has supported Veteran’s benefits without fail.  If you click on the below listed link you will be able to view Congressman Ryan discuss why the flawed Obama Healthcare Bill fails Barack Obama’s own deficit test; his respectful presentation about the cost of the Obama Healthcare Bill to the current resident of the White House displays his thorough grasp of the long range negative impact the flawed Obama Healthcare Bill will have on healthcare for our children and grandchildren.  "I will not sign a healthcare plan that adds one dime to our deficits -- either now or in the future." (Remarks by Obama to a Joint Session of Congress on September 9, 2009)

VIDEO: Paul Ryan took apart Obama and Obamacare -- in 6 minutes!  

Congressman Ryan opposed the transfer of $716 billion from the Medicare Trust Fund to bankroll the flawed Obama Healthcare Bill, because the transfer of $716 billion from the Medicare Trust Fund by the Obama Administration has effectively decimated Medicare.  Unfortunately, it is the Obama Administration that is trying to “end Medicare as we know it” (to borrow a popular Democratic scare tactic repeated daily by the left of center liberal media establishment).  On the contrary, Congressman Ryan has proposed a plan to reform and also save Medicare from insolvency; insolvency will definitely occur unless changes are soon made to Medicare program.  Since the Obama Administration stripped $716 billion from the Medicare Trust Fund, and has not put forward a plan to prevent Medicare from becoming insolvent, Medicare is in serious trouble and in fact going broke.  Gov Romney has said when he is elected; he will repeal Obamacare and return the $716 billion from Obamacare to Medicare.  The Ryan Plan will not affect the Medicare benefits for seniors or for anyone over the age of 55, and it would also save Medicare for all Americans under the age of 55 by providing them with the option in 10 years of staying with traditional Medicare or selecting an option to purchase private healthcare insurance.  On the campaign stump, Barack Obama is misinforming the American people about the Ryan Plan for Medicare, by repeatedly stating that Congressman Ryan Plan would gut Medicare, and would increase the cost of Medicare benefits for elderly Americans by $6000/year—those are vicious lies, and Obama knows it.  The Republican controlled Congress has not gutted Medicare, this year they allocated $503 billion for Medicare in the Congressional Budget.                                                      

With no economic record to run on, the Obama Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Party are running a deeply negative campaign designed to divide the country; they have initiated a massive disinformation campaign that repeats outright lies about the provisions of Congressman Ryan’s Congressional Budget that he developed as Chair of the House Budget Committee.  He proposed a budget for consideration each year, for three years, and for the last three years Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic Senate Majority Leader, has not proposed one Senate Budget which is in violation of federal law.  The Congressional Budget that Chairman Ryan developed was designed to cut back the expansion of an already bloated government bureaucracy, to rein in the out of control spending by a fiscally irresponsible Obama Administration, and to stop the continued borrowing of 41 cents of every dollar being spent by the Obama Administration.  Although all members of Congress have agreed with every item in the three annual Congressional Budgets proposed by Chairman Ryan, most members on both sides of the isle in Congress still have a deep and abiding respect for Congressman Ryan, because he has proven to be a serious and intelligent legislator over the last 13 years.  We encourage you to pass the above link to the video to all those in your address book who care about the solvency of the Medicare Trust Fund, and who are also concerned about the accumulation of the $16 trillion in debt that the Obama Administration will increase, according to  its own proposed budget, and that every Democrat in Congress refused to vote for.

Obama Campaign Sues to Restrict the US Military From Voting

On July 17th, 2012, the Obama for America Campaign Committee, the Democratic National Committee, and the Ohio Democratic Party filed a lawsuit in Ohio seeking to overturn decades of military voting protections.  Specifically, in an attempt to gain more time for their supporters to vote in early voting, the Obama campaign and the national and Ohio Democratic parties argue that it is, “unconstitutional,” “without rational justification” and “arbitrary” to provide military voters more time.  Really?

The Combat Veterans for Congress PAC was founded to elect Congressmen and Senators who not only served in combat in our nation’s defense, but who are also dedicated to preserving and defending the Constitution of the United States.  And we believe that the most fundamental of Constitutional rights is the right to vote.  How ironic that the current Commander-in-Chief, who swore himself an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, is now arguing in court that the men and women he commands do not deserve any more time to successfully receive, cast, and return their ballots.

What’s even worse is that his minions at the Obama for America campaign issue dishonest press releases to completely misrepresent what the Obama campaign is doing, and how it can completely disenfranchise the US military; not only in the state of Ohio, but in every State and Territory in the Union.

That is why Combat Veterans For Congress PAC is joining 15 National Veterans Organization in opposing the despicable and heinous law suit filed by the Obama campaign and Democratic Party.  Do not underestimate the danger of this lawsuit – if the Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee are successful in this lawsuit, they will establish the precedent that military voters do not deserve more time to vote. 

Current federal law recognizes that military voters do, in fact, need more time, and mandates that all States send out their ballots at least 45 days before the election.  Many States also allow military ballots more time to get back to the election office and still be counted.  Ohio, for example, gives military ballots an additional 10 days to get back to the election office, in recognition of how slow military mail can be, especially for forward deployed troops.

But the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee do not care what destruction they sow in order to win this election.  If the Obama campaign and the Democrats win this lawsuit, that precedent will ripple throughout the military, putting all military ballots at risk.  For example, if a candidate running for Senate in Ohio loses by a small margin, and believes that getting rid of military ballots will improve his chances for winning, he or she would now have the precedent to go to the courts and demand that all the military ballots that came in under Ohio’s extended military ballot return time be thrown out.  And he or she would likely win in disenfranchising the military

That is why it is so important that we defeat the Obama campaign and the Democratic Party in their heinous attacks on military voting rights.  Don’t be fooled by the proclamations of Obama’s surrogates; their lawsuit is based on denying military voters special protection.  If they win, the military voter loses, and loses big.  Help us defeat this dastardly lawsuit by contacting the White House at 202-456-1414, and demanding that the Commander-in-Chief protect the voting rights of the troops and tell his campaign lawyers to drop their lawsuit.

The Poisonous Seeds of Class Warfare Sown

The Free Enterprise System in these United States has built the most effective economic engine in the history of mankind, and for over 236 years the opportunities in the Republic has been a magnet for those who immigrate to the United States with the promise of freedom and economic success.  That hope for economic freedom has been immortalized by Emma Lazarus’ sonnet “Give me your tired and your poor, your huddle masses yearning to breathe free.”  The legal immigrants from all over the world have immigrated because of the opportunity the Free Enterprise System has provided for individuals who are willing to “work” to attain success.

Unfortunately, the current resident of the White House has been dividing Americans, creating class warfare by portraying financially successful Americans, who attained their success by hard work and self-sacrifice, as greedy.  Obama continues to sow the seeds of class warfare by telling those at his rallies that very successful Americans have earned enough, and calls for tax increases on hard working Americans, so their earned incomes can be redistributed.  He doesn’t tell his followers, that if the entire incomes of the top 2% of American income earners were confiscated, it would only fund the government for 8 days.  The Marxist philosophy of redistribution of wealth has never worked.

For over the last 90 years, Socialism has been an economic calamity and its failure has been demonstrated by the economic failure that system created in every nation it has ever been tried.  History has demonstrated that Socialism has not worked in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic of Communist Russia, in the Nationalist Socialist Party of Nazi Germany, in the Peoples Socialist Republic of Communist China, in the Popular Socialist Party of Communist Cuba, and in the Eastern Block Socialist Republics of Communist East Germany, Communist Bulgaria, Communist Yugoslavia, Communist Romania, Communist Czechoslovakia, Communist Poland, Communist Latvia, Communist Estonia, and Communist Lithuania.

The flawed Obama Health Care Bill Socialized medicine & took control of 1/6th of the US economy, Obama turned over control of General Motors & Chrysler to unions on a silver platter with no hope of every recovering multibillion dollar government loans, he has given billions of taxpayer dollars to 7 bankrupt incompetent green energy companies owned by principals who made political donations to Obama’s Presidential campaign (Solyndra, Ener 1, Spectra Watt, Abound Power, Beacon Power, Eastern Energy, & Amonix Solar), he has added 590,000 public sector employees to an inefficient and bloated government bureaucracy bringing the number of employed civil servants to 2.15 million, while at the same time decreasing the size of the US military by 200,000 personnel when they are engaged in combat, and the Obama Administration is decreasing the DOD budget by $1 Trillion which Defense Secretary Panetta said “would gut our ability to defend ourselves”.  The Obama Socialized Welfare Program reversed the Clinton Work for Welfare Program that was getting so many people off of welfare, and for the first time in history, the Obama Administration has been advertising on public media for Americans to apply for food stamps, and has driven the annual cost of the Food Stamp program from $17 billion to $80 billion.

The Obama Administration Socialist policies has been creating an increasingly dependent class of Americans that pay no income taxes at all, get 90 weeks of unemployment, file for Social Security Disability when their 90 weeks of unemployment has run out, and are mirroring Greece’s dependent population rioting in the streets.  The left of center liberal media establishment ignores history’s lesson that Socialism has failed in every country it has ever been tried in, and continues to promote the poisonous seeds of class warfare emanating from the the Obama Administration.  The below listed article was posted on the Web site of The Conservative Club.

       "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
                                                                                                                                              -- Winston Churchill

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