Here's the latest video from ForAmerica, a Nintendo parody sure to cheer all my fellow conservatives who grew up in the 1980s:
If you liked that, good news: they're planning a Part 2.
He’s a young, little-known former state lawmaker who is steadily piling up praise from the chattering class as the most authentic conservative candidate in the race for Florida’s Senate seat.The article cites Hasner's support from members of what the author deems the "conservative illuminati," such as Erick Erickson, Mark Levin, and prominent GOP attorney Cleta Mitchell, and then mentions another name you may recognize:
Adam Hasner announced his candidacy on Mark Levin’s nationally syndicated radio show Monday night, but even in this nascent stage of his campaign, there is ample evidence that his path is predicated on replicating the success of Sen. Marco Rubio...
...Hasner hasn’t reached Rubio-levels of fame yet. But he has earned glowing write-ups from prominent conservative publications like National Review, Human Events and NewsMax.
Courting grassroots support is central to Hasner’s early strategy. Likely to be outraised in the early rounds by state Senate President Mike Haridopolos, Hasner is aiming for hearts and minds over pocketbooks, lining up many of the key on-the-ground players who signed on with Rubio when no one thought he had a chance."Orlando-area conservative activist," yeah, I'll take that. It always cracks me up how I get described. Not gonna lie, my heart swelled with pride the first time I was called "Republican operative" in a blog post. Heh. Anyway, back to the awesomeness that is Adam Hasner:
“He’s already got a lot of the same supporters,” said Sarah Rumpf, an Orlando-area conservative activist who held one of the first fundraisers for Rubio in the early summer of 2009.
Rumpf just met Hasner two weeks ago, but said she is already convinced he’s the genuine article and is impressed that, like Rubio, he’s running as an unapologetic conservative.
“Marco proved you don’t have to moderate your message. The reality is that Hasner doesn’t have to reinvent himself as a conservative. He doesn’t have to look up the lingo and look up the slogans and figure out what he needs to say because that’s what he was in the legislature,” she said.
She said she also admires Hasner for being an early Rubio backer when most of the rest of the GOP establishment was lining up behind then-Gov. Charlie Crist.
“There’s a level of pride that we were openly supporting Rubio when he was at 5 percent,” she said.
...There's one thing I've heard loud and clear: to keep America the greatest country all in the world, we need bold new leadership, Republicans who won't just challenge Democrats on spending, taxes, and debt, but also Republicans who will challenge their fellow Republicans to uphold our principles.AdamHasner.com
The reality is Washington is taking us in the wrong direction, and both parties have been at fault. To turn things around, we'll need honest conservatives, who have the courage to say what needs to be said, and do what needs to be done, when it's popular, and when it's not, when it's easy, and when it's hard.
And that's why today, I am making my decision official. I am announcing my candidacy for the United States Senate. I believe that the issues facing America are too big, and the stakes far too high, to simply sit back and hope things will just get better and fix themselves.
We just can't trust the same crowd of politicians to change their old ways and take back our country...
Adam Hasner, a solid conservative...he's solid across the board...This is a guy I think we're gonna like. A lot.You can hear Levin's entire March 21st interview with Hasner here.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and light unto my path.
I was a conservative before it was popular to be a conservative. I was somebody who was saying that Republicans don't need to be less partisan, we need to be more principled...that's what we need in 2012, are leaders who say what needs to be said and do what needs to be done...
,,,Republicans need to stand firm, though, on those principles, and need to stand firm on this budget, and not worry so much about the political risks and the fact that we're going to be called names. We need to be focused on what are the consequences to our country if we fail to act...
[Cross-posted at The Minority Report]
|Here's two great Republicans|
|Obama's strategy for addressing the deficit|
There are a lot of important Senate races shaping up in 2012 and my strong fear is that many tea party activists are going to be so focused on beating Barack Obama — a worthy cause — that they are going to drop the ball on Senate races.
I have not really weighed in yet on endorsing any candidates for the United States Senate, but with an every growing pool of potential candidates in the Florida Senate race, I want to go on record now supporting Adam Hasner.
Former Senator George LeCrist, hand picked by Charlie Crist to keep his seat warm, is running as are several others. I think conservatives need to be wary of many of them and we cannot afford to take Florida for granted as a Republican state.
Adam Hasner has, I think, the best background and most conservative record to run in Florida. I hope you will join me in supporting him. We cannot afford to lose Florida to either the Democrats, or the squishy Republicans.
|Read it and weep.|
|This might be a duck.|
Former Republican-turned-independent Gov. Charlie Crist gave $1,000 to the congressional campaign of Patrick Murphy, one of the Democrats who has opened a campaign for the seat of U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation....Yep. On March 30th, our Oompa-Loompa Republican-turned-backstabber flake of a former governor donated money to the guy running against Allen West.
|Looks like a Democrat, talks like a Democrat, governed like a Democrat...yeah...|
|I want moooooore money!|
|If you cut the budget, that means this puppy will die.|
Yeah, this puppy. We're whacking him first.
Like many Floridians, I just watched a short time ago as Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama announced that the framework of an agreement had been reached to avoid a government shut down.
Republicans in Washington deserve credit for reversing the culture of borrowing and spending in Washington, and forcing a debate which has led to the first spending cuts in recent memory.
But make no mistake; these cuts are nowhere near what's needed to save our country.
Republicans and Democrats have agreed to cut around $38 billion, which when added to cuts made earlier this year amount to about 2% of our $1.5 trillion budget. Our country will borrow more money than was cut today in just the next nine days. Our government will continue to waste money on the pet projects of the left, like Planned Parenthood and National Public Radio. We'll also continue to fund costly job-killing programs like Obamacare and over-reaching EPA mandates.
And the real, tough, leadership decisions needed to cut spending, balance the budget, and attack the debt, have been kicked down the road yet again.
This is no time for a victory lap by either party.
The fact of the matter is that there is more work to be done. Democrats have shown that they do not take our financial crisis seriously. President Obama has proven that he has no interest in showing leadership on the biggest issues facing our country. And too many Republicans still don't understand that if we can't stand on principle to make the small cuts, we'll never build the credibility needed to convince Americans of the real spending cuts that are desperately needed. The only thing outpacing the growth of our fiscal deficit is the leadership deficit in Washington.
The outcome of this week's debate, and the preview it has given us of the coming debate over the debt limit and next year's budget, makes it clear that our current Congress does not have what it takes to confront our country's challenges. So long as Democrats still control the Senate, true fiscal reforms will never be possible.
That's what makes this election perhaps the most important of our generation.
We face a critical debate over the future of our country. Either we'll make our voices heard, and send limited government reinforcements to Washington who will do what needs to be done in order to save our country, or we'll see America's light of exceptionalism flicker and fade forever.
Those are the stakes.
We have a lot of work ahead.
All my best,
|FYI: here's a link to the original Dewey Defeats Truman story, at Wikipedia|
|Orange you glad I'm no longer Governor?|
I can tell you this, this is not going to be an easy challenge to undertake...I'm going to be outraised and outspent.
I know that some of them are going to try and reinvent themselves in 2012 as conservatives, after years and years and years of fighting against the conservative agenda.
Why? Because now, it's actually popular to be a conservative. The good news for me is that in 2012, I don't have to reinvent myself as a conservative. I can go out with the same passion and the same energy that I have every year prior to talk about the issues and the challenges that we face.
But I can't do it alone. I need your help.To learn more about Adam Hasner:
If you are looking for another voice, if you are looking for a strong voice on economics, if you are looking for a strong voice on national security and on social issues, who is going to stand up and speak out and challenge on these issues, even when it's not popular, I would ask you to join me...
|Adam Hasner, hopefully my next Senator!|