Wouldn’t it be great if Congress was absolutely packed with strong constitutional conservatives that consistently fought for true conservative values? It has been said that our government is a reflection of who we are as a people, and the only way that we are going to take our government back is if we fight for it. I have talked to so many conservatives that are sick and tired of being betrayed by “Republicans in name only” over and over again, but the only way that we are going to break this cycle is if good people start running and if we get behind them. Personally, I am in a very tight race in Idaho’s first congressional district, and the only way that I can win is if it is a total team effort. There is no way that I can do this alone, and fortunately we have had some absolutely extraordinary people get involved in the campaign as volunteers. But if you don’t have the time to serve as a volunteer, you can still contribute to the campaign in other ways. Today we are launching our “2016 Money Bomb”, and the deadline for participating is November 30th. If you would like to donate, you can do so here…
Our first tier goal for the money bomb is $4,500, which will help us cover the cost of desperately needed campaign materials. The good news is that there is an overwhelming demand for campaign materials all over the district, but now we are running low on almost everything. Our county chairs are telling us that they need more signs, more bumper stickers and more brochures, and we are working hard to get them everything that they need.
Our second tier goal for the money bomb is $15,000, which will help us get our message directly to the voters. Thanks to cutting edge voter outreach technology, we can reach voters much more cheaply than my opponents can. For just $17, we can get our message out to 200 voters or more, and every vote is going to count in this very tight race. Our goal is 50,000 votes, and if we reach that goal we are definitely going to win this election.
Our third tier goal for the money bomb is $25,000, and if we hit that goal we are going to be able to create an unbelievable amount of momentum for our campaign. None of my five opponents has raised very much money yet, and if we can raise $25,000 during our “2016 Money Bomb”, that is going to be a gamechanger.
One of the things that we need resources for is to create higher quality videos. If you want to get an idea of what we have done so far, check out this YouTube video…
This kind of raw video is really resonating with voters, but we can do so much better. We just need help to get there.
Previously, I never understood why politicians seemed to be fundraising all the time. I always figured that they should be spending their time in more productive ways, but now that I am immersed in this campaign I understand. In order to turn this country around, we have got to get our message out to the voters, and the only way that we can get our message out to the voters is if we have the resources to do it.
A lot of people out there don’t understand that we don’t just vote at the voting box. We vote with our dollars too, and right now Democrats and establishment Republicans are giving millions upon millions of dollars to their candidates for the 2018 elections.
If we are going to get back to the U.S. Constitution and restore our liberties and freedoms, we have got to fight fire with fire. We can’t sit back and wait for someone else to take action, because that is what way too many true conservatives have been doing for decades. The other side wants us to believe that it is hopeless and that we can never change the system. But I believe that we can make dramatic changes if we will just work together.
If every one of my readers donated just $10 to the campaign, we would raise more money than all of the other candidates combined and it would be virtually impossible for any of them to win.
Most of us don’t think twice about spending ten dollars at a fast food place for lunch, and so why wouldn’t we invest at least that much in saving the country?
This is our campaign, because we are all in this together. Everyone that has volunteered, donated or contributed in some other way is invested in this campaign, and we need more help. We are literally in a struggle for what the future of this country is going to look like for our children and our grandchildren, and if you would like to join our efforts you can do so right here…
I am going to keep fighting for America as hard as I can every single day, and I am praying for more people to rally to our cause. If you haven’t already done so, please read over the following 22 points and prayerfully consider getting involved in our campaign…
#1 A Pro-Trump Christian Conservative – Michael is the most conservative candidate in this race, and he is proud to stand with President Trump.
#2 It’s Time To Drain The Swamp – The same rules that apply to the rest of us should also apply to Congress, and Michael is going to fight hard to clean up the corruption in Washington.
#3 Every RINO Must Go – Way too many Republicans have been fighting Trump’s agenda and acting like Democrats. It is time to hold them accountable, and that means every ‘Republican in name only’ needs to go.
#4 100% Pro-Life – No money for Planned Parenthood ever. Nearly 60 million babies have been murdered since 1973, and Michael is making an unbreakable pledge to vote against any bill that funds Planned Parenthood 100% of the time.
#5 100% Pro-Gun – The Constitution says that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Michael believes that every American has a constitutional right to carry a gun, and he will never back down from defending the Second Amendment even a single inch.
#6 Abolish The IRS & The Income Tax – We didn’t have an income tax from 1872 to 1913, and that was the greatest period of economic growth in U.S. history. As we fight a long-term battle to abolish the income tax, in the short-term we can at least go to a flat tax or a fair tax, both of which would be far superior to what we have now.
#7 Abolish The Federal Reserve – Since the Fed was created in 1913, we have had 18 recessions, the value of the U.S. dollar has fallen by about 98 percent, and the U.S. national debt has gotten more than 6000 times larger. Abolishing this debt-based system is one of the keys to a bright economic future for America.
#8 Getting Federal Bureaucrats Off Our Backs – Michael will work to get the federal government off of the backs of our farmers, our loggers, our miners, our ranchers and our small business owners.
#9 Local Control Of Education – It is time to get the federal government out of the education business. Michael wants to abolish Common Core and the Department of Education, and he wants control over education to be as close to the local level as possible.
#10 Shut Down Big Brother Spying – Government agencies have been conducting unconstitutional surveillance of American citizens for decades, and that needs to stop now.
#11 True Limited Government – President Trump has proposed shutting down more than 60 different government programs and agencies. That would be a good start. Instead of asking which government agencies we should close, we should be asking which government agencies really need to remain open.
#12 100% Repeal Of Obamacare – Rapidly rising health insurance premiums are financially crippling Idaho families. Republicans in Congress have fumbled the ball, and we must repeal Obamacare immediately.
#13 Build The Wall – We need to make sure that everyone comes into this country through the front door. We must end illegal immigration, and so Michael supports President Trump’s call to build a wall on the southern border.
#14 Supporting Our Veterans – Michael’s father is a vet, and Michael will work passionately to make sure that our veterans receive the respect, care and support that they deserve.
#15 Fighting Islamic Terror – Michael fully supports the fight against ISIS, and he will push for legislation that would give local communities all over America the option to say no to refugees from terrorist hotbeds.
#16 Stopping Reckless Government Spending – We are 20 trillion dollars in debt and we continue to steal more than 100 million dollars from future generations every single hour of every single day.
#17 Bringing Jobs Back To America – The U.S. has lost more than 70,000 factories since China joined the WTO in 2001. Our formerly great manufacturing cities now look like war zones, and we desperately need to start making things in this country once again.
#18 Resisting The Globalists – We must strongly fight all attempts by the globalists to erode American sovereignty.
#19 Supporting States Rights – It is almost as if the 10th Amendment doesn’t even exist today. If Michael is elected, this is what his message to the feds will be: ‘Hand over the keys and get out of Idaho’.
#20 Removing The Wolves – Under Bill Clinton, Canadian gray wolves were brought to Idaho. These wolves travel in packs and are killing machines. Michael is 100% committed to removing these wolves from our state.
#21 Holding Judges Accountable – Federal judges that disregard the U.S. Constitution and that choose to legislate from the bench should be subject to impeachment.
#22 An Unashamed Christian – Michael is not ashamed to say that he is a Bible-believing Christian, and if we truly want to make America great again we need to return to the values and principles that this nation was founded upon.
Is this the kind of platform that you can get behind?
If I win, this is only going to be just the beginning. We have already been talking about a national effort to help true conservative candidates win races all around the country. It won’t be easy, but I believe that if we all work together that we can take our government back.
But first we need to win this election, and right now it is a totally wide open race. If you would like to help, here are three immediate ways that you can do so…
1. We need an army of fundraisers – We need people all across America to help us bring in resources for this campaign. Even if you just want to help with mailings, we can get you started right away. Just contact us on our volunteer page and we will guide you through exactly what needs to be done.
2. We need an army of “social media warriors” – Social media is a key battleground for this campaign, and we need a whole host of people from all over the nation to get involved. If you only have a small amount of time, you can greatly help us by liking, sharing and commenting on the material on our official Facebook campaign page on a daily basis. Beyond that, there is so much to be done, and if you want to get involved please contact us.
3. We need more financial contributors – Democrats tend to recruit volunteers easily because many of their supporters tend to have a lot of “free time” on their hands. But conservatives are usually hard at work trying to make a living, and so many of our supporters simply don’t have that much time to put into political campaigns. If you can’t volunteer, you can still be a huge part of what we are doing by becoming a donor…
I want to thank everyone out there that has already been praying, volunteering and contributing. This is a total team effort, and I am so thankful that this campaign has brought us all together.
We now have less than 6 months to go before election day on May 15th, and it is going to be a mad sprint to the finish line. If everybody gets involved, there is no way that we can lose, and so I am asking for your help today.
On November 8th, 2016 we witnessed the greatest miracle in the history of American politics. Leading up to election day, virtually all of the experts were boldly assuring us that Hillary Clinton would be the next president of the United States. Personally, I was quite alarmed about what a Hillary Clinton presidency would mean, because Clinton’s vindictiveness is legendary and my anti-Clinton articles had been seen by millions of people. When Trump shocked the world by winning the election, it was like an entirely new day had just dawned in America. If Donald Trump could become president of the United States, literally anything was possible.
President Trump has been visiting Asia this week, but on Wednesday he took a few moments to thank those that voted for him last November…
President Trump marked the anniversary of his 2016 presidential election win by remembering the “deplorables.”
“Congratulations to all of the ‘DEPLORABLES’ and the millions of people who gave us a MASSIVE (304-227) Electoral College landslide victory!” he tweeted Wednesday, featuring a photo of him and some of his aides aboard Air Force Once.
It has been 12 months, but it is still hard to grasp what happened on that historic night. Nobody in the mainstream media seemed to believe that Trump had a chance, and his shock victory took almost the entire nation by surprise. The following is an extended excerpt from an article that I published on the day after Trump’s victory entitled “Do You Believe In Miracles?”…
After it was all over, I kind of stumbled around my home lost in my thoughts. I was happy, confused, hopeful, stunned and pensive all at the same time. Like so many others, what I thought I knew about politics turned out to be wrong. But in other ways, the election of Donald Trump has confirmed so much of what I know to be right about America.
Ultimately, it was the American people that decided this election, because the elite were doing their best to absolutely bury him.
Never before has the mainstream media been so openly biased against a major party presidential candidate. For months on end they dumped sewage on Trump, but it didn’t work.
Never before has a major party presidential candidate faced a civil war in his own party on the eve of the election. A whole host of big names in the Republican Party publicly announced that they would not vote for Trump, but it didn’t work.
Never before have we seen a bigger October surprise than the lewd tape from 11 year ago that came out and shocked the world. That would have instantly killed the campaign of any normal politician, but it didn’t kill Trump’s campaign.
From the very beginning it seemed like Trump was at war with almost everyone, and somehow he came out on top in the end.
He beat the Bushes and the Clintons.
He beat the Republicans and the Democrats.
He beat Hollywood and the mainstream media.
He beat the pollsters and the pundits.
He beat the never-Trumpers and the billionaire donors.
He beat Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Jay Z, Beyonce, George Clooney, Matt Damon and Lebron James.
He beat the forces of globalism, elitism and political correctness.
He beat CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and Barack Obama.
He beat them all.
Millions of us that had worked so hard to get Trump elected were absolutely jubilant, but of course there were millions of others that were bitterly disappointed. If you want to take a walk down memory lane, watch this YouTube video that shows a whole host of liberal talking heads melting down in the aftermath of Trump’s win. They also knew that something had just fundamentally changed in America, and they were not happy about it at all.
Sadly, many Republican politicians have still not embraced Trump, and that is a huge mistake.
“Republican Swamp Thing Gillespie Rejected,” Bannon’s Breitbart News declared in a headline.
Gillespie “did not embrace me or what I stand for,” Trump tweeted from Asia.
The rush to destroy Gillespie — who borrowed some tactics from Trump but kept his distance from the president — points to an escalating fight within the party over whether candidates are better off courting Trump and his loyal base or keeping them at arm’s length.
The left is using the tragedy in Sutherland Springs to demonize the NRA. Personally, I am so sick and tired of these relentless attacks, and I am proud to stand with the NRA, the Gun Owners Of America and every other organization that is working hard to defend our 2nd Amendment rights. As you will see below, it was actually the intervention of an NRA instructor named Stephen Willeford that saved countless lives in Sutherland Springs. And would you like to know how many mass shooters have been members of the NRA? The answer is zero…
Based on the arbitrary definition of a shooting involving at least four deaths, there had been 130 mass shootings in the United States as of June 6, 2017, going back over the last 51 years. (This does not include gang killings, killings that began as other crimes such as robberies, and killings that involved only the shooter’s family.)
Information about how the guns were obtained is incomplete, but 248 different guns were used, at least 141 of which were obtained legally and at least 39 of which were obtained illegally; handguns were the most common weapons used, usually more than one, each of which takes about two seconds to reload, making limited magazines (commonly incorrectly referred to as “clips”) a minor inconvenience. None of the shooters were known to be members of the NRA.
The bad guys in our society are always going to find ways to get guns. Just look at what is happening down in Honduras for example. They have some of the strictest gun laws on the entire planet, and yet their entire nation has become a war zone.
Some say that we have a “mental illness problem”, but I would describe it as a moral and social decay problem. Culture really matters, and our culture has been going down the toilet for decades. If we don’t do something about the rampant decay in our society, violence is going to continue to get worse.
And as violence continues to escalate, I want as many responsibly armed citizens around as possible. Instead of vilifying the NRA, we should be thankful that men like Stephen Willeford are willing to act like heroes…
So much for those who want to vilify the NRA in the wake of the Texas massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday: Stephen Willeford, the man who shot and chased the man who killed 26 people in a Texas church, is an NRA instructor. Willeford insisted, “I’m no hero; I am not. I think my God, my Lord, protected me and gave me the skills to do what needed to be done.”
It is a fact that most mass shooters tend to be to the left on the political spectrum, and most of those that have attempted to attacks presidents throughout history have also been on the left. Just check out this list…
Andrew Jackson – shot at by Richard Lawrence (Suspected Democrat plot, no proof.)
Abraham Lincoln – 3 attempts – Democrats, Baltimore, 1861; Democrat confederates, Aug, 1864, Shot at from ambush; shot dead by J.W. Booth, Democrat, April, 1865
James A. Garfield – shot and killed by Charles J. Guiteau, utopian communalist. (Modern progressive.)
William McKinley – shot and killed by Leon Czolgosz, Far left Socialist
Theodore Roosevelt – shot, wounded, by John F. Schrank, Anti third term motive.
Franklin D. Roosevelt – Shot at by Giuseppi Zangara, Marxist, (He missed and killed Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak.)
Harry S. Truman – attacked by Oscar Collazo, Griselio Torreslo, Leftist revolutionaries who wanted a Socialist Puerto Rico.
John F. Kennedy – shot and killed by Lee H. Oswald, Communist.
Richard Nixon – Samuel Byck thought Nixon was oppressing the poor, attempted airplane hijack to crash into White House.
Gerald Ford – Lynette Fromme, Anarchist, Manson girl, waved gun, failed to properly load it; Sara Brady, shot at the president, progressive Socialist, lousy shot.
I have pledged to never move a single inch when it comes to defending our 2nd Amendment rights, and I am asking all of my supporters to stand with me. The left is making gun control one of their highest priorities, and we must never, ever back down.
Opportunistic politicians rush to judgement to write meaningless laws that would further muddy the waters, and leftist ideologues who don’t know a .22 from a .357 condemn all guns and gun owners, wanting to outlaw all firearms, leaving the villains who obtain their guns illegally to continue the mayhem while ordinary citizens would be left with no way to protect their families.
The same people who self-righteously insist on having sanctuary cities for lawbreakers are the ones who scream the loudest for more gun control, completely ignoring their potential for harboring murderers in their midst.
We need thousands more leaders like Charlie Daniels all over the nation.
And we need millions more responsible gun owners such as Stephen Willeford to help protect us from the crazed lunatics like Devin Patrick Kelley that seem to be multiplying in our society.
The NRA and the Gun Owners of America are not the problem.
The truth is that they are a big part of the solution, and those attacking them should be ashamed of themselves.
It is still very, very early, but we continue to get positive signs that all of the hard work that we have put into this campaign is getting the attention of the voters. Last week, the largest and most important political talk radio station in the entire state posted an online poll for our race, and we are winning. In fact, we have more votes than all of the other guys in the race combined. But let’s not get too excited. This is an entirely unscientific poll, and a scientific poll would show a much, much closer race. The truth is that most voters in this district still don’t even know who any of the candidates are, and that means that we have a ton of work ahead of us in this wide open race. In order to win, we need to effectively get our message out to all of these voters, and if you would like to help us do that, you can do so right here…
I don’t want anyone to get overconfident because of the results of this online poll. In the end, it is just a test of enthusiasm. Just like all of the other campaigns, we encouraged our supporters to go vote, and the response was overwhelming. Everywhere I go, I have been telling people that we have more enthusiasm for our campaign than any of the other guys by a wide margin, and this online poll is just more evidence that this is true.
But enthusiasm alone won’t be enough to win this race. Online polls are never very accurate, and we understand that. Name recognition for every candidate in this race is still quite low, and so in order to win next May we are going to have to roll up our sleeves and get to work. The path to victory has never been clearer for our campaign than it is now, but it is going to take all of us. We had set a goal of $25,000 for the last week of September, but we didn’t meet that goal. But we did have our best week of fundraising that last week of September, and we ended up raising more money than my chief opponent Dave Leroy did last quarter. The good news is that none of my opponents have raised that much money yet either, but we don’t want them to race out ahead of us this quarter. If you would like to help put “fuel in the tank”, you can contribute right here…
A few days ago we returned from our longest trip of the campaign so far, and so many incredible people all around the district are getting involved in our campaign. The demand for campaign materials continues to grow, and that means that we are starting to run low in a lot of areas. Here are some of the biggest categories of need at the moment…
#1 Brochures – We printed up 10,000 brochures, but now we are literally down to half a box. I will run through those very shortly, and so we need to print up another 10,000. Ultimately, somewhere around 800,000 people are living in this district, and we would love to get our message into as many of their hands as possible.
#2 Bumper Stickers – We printed up 1,000 bumper stickers, and I just gave away the last ones at our event in Garden Valley. We need to print up at least 2,000 more if we can, and we need them as soon as possible.
#3 Signs – The demand for signs has been crazy. Everywhere we go people are asking for signs, and we are doing our best to keep up. We need more yard signs, more two by four signs, and pretty soon we will need more four by eight signs.
#4 Shirts And Hats – We would like to make these widely available for our supporters, because they are great for spreading awareness about our campaign. Unfortunately, so far we have not had the resources to do that. We have been able to get a few shirts and hats to members of our core team, but we would like to get them in the hands of supporters all over the district.
#5 Mailers – One of the best ways to reach voters in this enormous district is through mailers. My opponents are going to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on mailers, and if they do a better job of getting their message out to the voters we will be in trouble.
If you would like to help fund the resources that we desperately need for this campaign, you can do so here…
Just because we were victorious in one online poll does not mean that we are guaranteed to win this campaign.
Other polls are going to show different results, and scientific polls will show that the vast majority of voters are still completely undecided.
But if we all stand together, and if we work really hard to get our message out to everyone in this district, there is no way that the other guys are going to beat us.
Once again, please don’t let the KIDO online poll fool you. We very much encouraged our people to go vote, and that is really the point of these sorts of online polls. They are more a “test of enthusiasm” than anything else. But without a doubt we are taking this outcome as a positive sign, and in order to keep the momentum going we need your help…
We are going to work harder than any of the other campaigns, and we are going to make every dollar stretch as far as humanly possible. I want to thank everyone that has volunteered and contributed so far, and I have been blown away by the extraordinary people that have reached out to us because they wanted to get involved in what we are doing.
We are on a mission to take our country back. So instead of spending another 50 dollars on Halloween candy, I would encourage you to consider contributing to the campaign instead. You can learn more about where we stand on the issues right here. We are literally fighting on behalf of our children and our grandchildren, and we are going to do all that we can to make sure that this remains the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Once we wake up to how the game is being played, then we will have a real shot at changing things. For decades, the elite have been pulling the strings behind the scenes in both major political parties. That is why nothing has ever seemed to change very much no matter which party has been in power. The agenda of the elite has always seemed to march forward, and ordinary people like us have always been frustrated that we can’t seem to make a difference. But now a shift seems to be taking place. Donald Trump took on the establishment in both major parties, and he miraculously won the presidency. Down in Alabama, the elite spent more than 30 million dollars to defeat Roy Moore, and he still defeated Luther Strange. A political awakening is taking place, and I can’t wait to see what happens during the mid-term elections in 2018.
In Part I and Part II of this series, I talked about how the elite use debt as a tool of enslavement. In Part III, I went over how the elite use the colossal media corporations they own to control what we think. Today, I want to talk about their influence in the realm of politics.
In Washington D.C., it is well understood that the game of politics is all about the money. If I win my election, and online polling suggests that there is a ton of enthusiasm for my campaign, I will be expected to spend most of my time on the phone raising money. As a freshman member of Congress, at orientation it will be explained to me that I am supposed to spend approximately four hours a day doing fundraising, and that is why the House and Senate floors are so empty most of the time.
By law, members of Congress cannot make fundraising calls from their offices, and so both parties have huge call centers just across from the Capitol. Especially around lunch and dinner times (because those are some of the best times to reach people), those call centers are packed as members of the House and Senate run through lists of potential donors.
And it isn’t just about raising money for their own campaigns. As a freshman member of Congress I would be expected to raise at least $200,000 for the NRCC (the National Republican Congressional Committee). If I don’t pay my dues, I would get into big trouble with party leadership.
But you know what? I have already pledged that I am not going to participate in this very corrupt system. If I am sent to Congress, I am going to spend my time doing the job that the people of Idaho sent me there to do.
So will Paul Ryan and the others in leadership get very upset with me for not “paying my dues”?
But it is time for some of us to take a stand and do what is right. Congress has become a cesspool of filth and corruption, and it is time to flush the toilet.
Because if we don’t fight this corrupt system, the influence of money in politics will just get worse and worse. Today, the elite pour millions upon millions of dollars even into small campaigns, and in 2016 it took an average of more than 10 million dollars to win a U.S. Senate seat…
While the White House may not have gone to the biggest spender, an awful lot of House and Senate seats did — as usual. And it was pricier than ever to win them.
This election cycle, an average winning Senate candidate had spent $10.4 million through Oct. 19 (reflecting the latest reports filed with the Federal Election Commission). That’s a $1.8 million increase over the same period in the 2014 cycle. By the end of last cycle, the number rose to $10.6 million, and a similar uptick is expected this time once post-election and year-end reports are filed.
Once you win, the pressure to raise money for your next campaign never ends.
The elite know this, and they use this pressure to influence votes. Prior to a big vote, lobbyists will make it abundantly clear how they want certain members of Congress to vote, and if they vote the “right way” those members of Congress will be rewarded.
Just across from the U.S. Capitol there are clubs where fancy receptions are regularly held. If you vote the “right way” on a particular bill, you may be invited to one of these receptions, and there will be big, fat donation checks waiting there for you.
Of course most members of Congress have learned how to play the game, and this is why it is nearly impossible to defeat incumbents. Over the past six decades, the re-election rate for members of the House of Representatives has consistently been well over 80 percent, and according to the UVA Center for Politics incumbents actually did far better than that in 2016…
This election cycle, 393 of 435 House representatives, 29 of 34 senators, and five of 12 governors sought reelection (several of the governors were prohibited from seeking another term). Of those, 380 of 393 House members (97%), 27 of 29 senators (93%), and four of five governors (80%) won another term. These members of Congress and governors not only won renomination, but also won in November.
Since World War II, the overall success rate for Senate incumbents has been 84 percent, and the overall success rate for House incumbents has been 94 percent.
Incumbents are almost always armed with huge war chests and most of them have tremendous name recognition, and so toppling them is not easy.
Fortunately, there is no incumbent in my race because Raul Labrador is running for governor. So the race is completely wide open, and right now my campaign has the most enthusiasm by far. If you would like to help me flush the toilet in Washington, I would encourage you to visit MichaelSnyderForCongress.com.
If we don’t fight back, we will never break the stranglehold that the elite have on our political system.
Every generation of Americans has had to stand up and fight for liberty and freedom, and now it is our turn. This particular battle will not be fought with guns and bullets, but rather with ideas, values and principles.
We are part of a movement that is sweeping the nation. Good men and women are rising up to run in federal, state and local races all across the country, and it is absolutely imperative that we all get behind them and support them.
It is time to flush the toilet in Washington D.C., and I am so glad that Steve Bannon has decided to declare “war” on the Republican establishment. For decades, these globalists have told us what we want to hear during election season, but then once they take office they betray us over and over again. It is time to hold Republican members of Congress responsible for betraying the base, and I am so thankful that Bannon is organizing anti-establishment candidates into a cohesive movement. We are going to challenge Republican incumbents all over the nation in 2018, and we are going to win over and over again.
Just look at what happened in Alabama. The Republican establishment spent more than 30 million dollars against Roy Moore and we still won by a very wide margin.
On Monday’s edition of Hannity, Breitbart executive chairman and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon talked about his plan to challenge every Republican Senator up for re-election in 2018 in the primary, except Sen. Ted Cruz. Bannon said Republican incumbents have committed “economic hate crimes” against the “forgotten man.”
Bannon said he is declaring “war” on the Republican establishment and those that don’t back what President Trump ran on. He said there is a “new game in town” and promised to “cut off the oxygen” to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and stop his fundraising for establishment candidates. Bannon said any person running for the Senate in 2018 that wants his support must oppose McConnell as the Republican Leader.
I love this approach. No matter how much the Trump administration tries to work with some of these globalists, the truth is that they are never, ever going to get on board with his agenda.
So the answer is voting them out, and that is going to take a lot of money and a lot of hard work. Fortunately, it sounds like Steve Bannon is ready for the battles that are ahead. Here is more from his interview with Sean Hannity…
HANNITY: Is this a fair statement: Is Steve Bannon declaring war on the establishment that are not for the working men and women in this country?
BANNON: 100%. We are declaring war on the Republican establishment that does not back the agenda that Donald Trump ran on and the president of the United States, and that’s the agenda we know that backs the working men and women…
Karl Rove, Steven Law, these guys should get the joke. Their donors are coming to us because they are tired of having their money burned up by trying to destroy people like Judge Moore. It’s a new game in town. We are to cut off the oxygen to Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell’s biggest asset is the money. We’re going to make it the biggest liability. We’re going after these guys tooth and nail.
This is music to my ears, because my campaign has already been trying to promote anti-establishment candidates here in Idaho and around the nation. But obviously we need coordination at a national level, and Steve Bannon can do that.
And the environment is right for this kind of movement. The Republicans in Congress have an approval rating that is so small that you can barely see it with a microscope, and the base is sick and tired of these so-called “conservatives” governing like Democrats. The following comes from Rush Limbaugh…
“Some people make an argument that there really isn’t a Republican Party left. I mean, there are people who call themselves that and they go out and raise money and they raise a lot,” he said. “But whereas the party used to be known for one, two, or three very serious things, they’re not anymore,” he said. “When the Republican Party joins the Democratic Party on things like amnesty for illegal immigrants — that’s not the Republican Party.”
Of course 2018 is just another stage in the war. In order to boot all of the globalists out, it is going to take an extended period of time. In fact, Steve Bannon says that he is ready to go to battle for the next twenty years…
To take your country back – it’s not going to happen in any just one election. This is something you’re going to have to grind out day in and day out for the next five, ten, fifteen, twenty years.
It took us a long time to get here. There’s no magic wand we can wave and drain the swamp. There’s no magic wand we can wave and blow up this establishment. I hate to tell people, you’re going to have to work.
But you know what? The grit, determination and courage of the American working men and women – we are going to win.
If you are sick and tired of the Republicans in Congress getting nothing done, then I hope that you will join this fight.
Very few members of Congress are actively fighting for the things that the conservative base truly wants, and it is time to hold them accountable. Next spring, Republican primaries will be held all over the nation, and the truth is that only a small percentage of the population actually votes in primaries.
If we get active and get mobilized, we can fundamentally transform Republican politics in this country. If you live in Idaho, I would encourage you to get involved in my campaign, and if not I would encourage you to help the anti-establishment candidates in your particular state.
We are sick and tired of politics as usual, and the status quo is simply not good enough anymore.
Let me leave you with one final quote from Steve Bannon: “Nobody is safe. We are coming after all of them and we’re going to win.”
I really need your help. As most of you already know, I am running for Congress in Idaho’s first congressional district, and because there is no incumbent the race is totally wide open. I announced that I was running on July 4th, and so September 30th is my very first FEC quarterly reporting deadline. All over the country, prominent Republican donors and key conservative organizations will be judging the strength of my campaign based on how much money I raise this quarter. If I don’t raise enough, I risk losing national support that I otherwise could have received. And even though hundreds of people have been donating from all over the country, we are lagging behind where we need to be, and so I am praying for a $25,000 miracle over the next seven days. If you would like to help this miracle become a reality, you can contribute at this link…
Over the next week, I will be meeting with some of the most influential conservatives in the entire state of Idaho. I will post new articles when I can, but because my schedule is going to be absolutely packed this week it will be tough to get something new posted every day.
As I travel around the state and meet with top conservatives, there are certain points that virtually everyone agrees upon…
-I am the most conservative candidate in this race by a wide margin.
-I have the best message of any of the candidates, and it isn’t even close.
-My team is extremely effective at getting my message to the voters.
-If we can get that message out to every voter in this district the way that we need to, we will win this election.
-The major thing that could keep us from winning the election is a lack of resources.
Because we have the best message, we don’t have to raise more money than the other guys.
But we do have to be at least on the same playing field, and you can help us do that by donating here…
We have been bringing in lots and lots of small donations, but it takes a huge pile of those small donations to keep up with the enormous checks that the professional politicians in this race have been pulling in.
They may not have as many donors as I do, but when wealthy individuals are writing $2700 checks to them it adds up fast.
$2700 just happens to be the max donation that an individual can make to a candidate per campaign cycle, and even though we have had hundreds of large donors to the campaign, we haven’t had anyone donate at that level yet. If you would like to be the first, you can do so here…
Since there is no incumbent, we have a golden opportunity to send a true conservative to Congress. If you are not familiar with my campaign yet, here are some of the things that make me different from the career politicians…
-I am openly calling for all of the RINOs (Republicans in name only) to be voted out.
-I have made an unbreakable pledge to vote against any bill that contains even a single penny of funding for Planned Parenthood.
-I want to abolish the income tax, the IRS and the Federal Reserve.
-I want to repeal the major federal gun laws that are unconstitutionally restricting our 2nd Amendment rights.
-I want to build the wall and do all that I can to stop illegal immigration.
-I want to abolish the Department of Education and return control of education to the local level.
-I would fight like mad to stop the reckless borrowing which has put us 20 trillion dollars in debt.
-I would fight for a 100% repeal of Obamacare and to restore free market principles to our healthcare system.
-I want to clean up the corruption in Washington, institute term limits, and make our Congress critters live by the same rules that apply to everyone else.
-And I am unashamed to say that I am running on a pro-liberty platform and that I want to restore the constitutional Republic that our forefathers fought and died to establish.
You can read much more about my issue positions right here, and if you believe in what we are trying to do, I would like to ask for your support for our campaign…
Thanks to you all, we have the best looking brochures of anyone running for any public office in the entire state, our signs are starting to go up along the major roads, and our videos have already been viewed by thousands upon thousands of voters.
We are beating the other candidates to the punch in just about every area that you can imagine, but without sufficient resources we will be greatly limited in what we are able to do moving forward.
What happens over the next seven days is going to go a long way toward determining who wins this race. My opponents are making a huge push for donations as well, because they are facing the same critical deadline that I am facing. Most people don’t realize that we don’t just influence the outcome of elections at the ballot box. We also vote with our dollars, and I very much need all of you to stand with me right now…
As I have said before, if every single one of my readers donated just $10 today, we could be done funding our campaign tomorrow.
Every single dollar makes such an enormous difference, and if you were ever going to stand with us, now is the time. This September 30th deadline is a make or break moment for our campaign, and we really need to find a way to raise at least $25,000 over the next seven days.
I believe that it is possible, and I am asking for your help. If a thousand of you stepped forward and donated just $25 to the campaign, we would be able to meet our goal.
I would like to thank everyone that has joined the campaign so far. More volunteers, donors and social media warriors are stepping forward on a daily basis, and we would have never been able to come so far in such a short period of time without your help.
Now this campaign is getting ready to go to the next stage, and so we need more of you to step forward and join the team.
On my own, I could never do this, but if we stand united and work together we are going to absolutely shock the world.
We are entering do or die time for my campaign for Congress, and if you are interested in helping the campaign we really need to hear from you. As I have discussed in previous emails, we have created an enormous amount of buzz all over Idaho’s first congressional district, and everywhere we go we are converting voters over to our side. If we can get this message out to everyone in the district effectively, we will definitely win. So in order to do that, I am traveling all over the state holding events, and you can find out the details about three big ones coming up below. We also have our all-important FEC fundraising deadline coming up on September 30th, and if anyone out there was considering contributing to the campaign, now is definitely a key time to do so. Big conservative organizations all over the nation will be evaluating the strength of our campaign based on the numbers we report, and they will make decisions on whether to fund us or not based on how well we do. We really need your help, and if you can possibly do so, I would like to ask you to donate to the campaign today…
We also have three big campaign events coming up. The first is at Athol Baptist Church on September 18th at 7 PM. People will be coming up from Couer d’Alene and coming over from places such as Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry, and we are hoping to pack the place out. And we are also hoping to gather as many of our volunteers from all over north Idaho as possible so we can start to get organized in a major way.
Below I have reproduced the campaign email that we just sent out. This email list is the primary way that we keep everyone up to date on the campaign, and so if you would like to stay in the loop please go to https://www.michaelsnyderforcongress.com/ and sign up to get the emails. As you can see from this example, we sure do have a whole lot going on…
Things sure have been busy in the campaign!
1. First, we’d love to see you at our next three events this month if you live nearby!
I was absolutely floored when I learned what had happened. On Saturday night I was going through my emails, and I discovered that one of my supporters had sent me a message informing me that Ann Coulter had mentioned me in a tweet. I wondered if that could possibly be true, so I immediately went to Twitter to confirm it. It turns out that she had come across an article on Conservative Firing Line in which I had mentioned her, and along with retweeting that article she included the following message: “Michael Snyder For Congress!”
Needless to say, the political establishment up here in Idaho is not going to like that one bit. I have been told over and over again that I am “too conservative” for Idaho, and the RINOs definitely do not want prominent conservatives on the national level getting behind me. Because there is no incumbent, this is a totally wide open race, but many of the “establishment Republicans” in this state would rather have a steaming pile of garbage win than see me take this seat.
They don’t like me because I am unconventional, I am a fighter, and I am not afraid to stand up to members of my own party. I am very open about the fact that if I win I plan to campaign against RINOs all over the nation, and so as you can imagine that is not making me a lot of friends among the establishment. That is why I need your help. The establishment money is not going to get behind me, so in order to win this must be a grassroots effort. If you would like to contribute to the campaign, you can do so here…
I think the fact that I am a fighter is why Ann Coulter likes me. For way too long we have put up with spineless Republicans that give the Democrats virtually everything that they want. If the Democrats are going to get everything their way no matter who is in power, what is the point of even having a Republican Party?
The more time goes by, the more I appreciate Ann Coulter. She fights relentlessly for the things that she believes in, and she never backs down. If every Republican member of Congress was just like her, we would not be in the giant mess than we are in today. I am so glad that she wants me to win this race, and if you would like to help make that a reality, we could really use your help this month…
At the end of this month is our first big FEC deadline. Conservative organizations around the country will be looking to see how much I raised compared to my opponents, and they will be making decisions on where to allocate resources based on those numbers.
If I don’t raise as much money as my opponents when the next report comes out, it is likely that I won’t get some big checks from conservative organizations that I otherwise could have gotten. So I can’t stress strongly enough how much I need to hear from each one of you. This is do or die time, and we have 21 days for a miracle to happen…
When I say that we need a “miracle”, I am not exaggerating. Even though so many other aspects of the campaign are going tremendously well, fundraising is not nearly at the level that it should be. And of course I take responsibility for that. Fundraising is new to me, and I have a lot to learn. Plus, I was raised to be very self-sufficient and independent, and it is not easy for me to ask for help.
So let me just be very, very honest with you. We desperately need financial help for this campaign. Even though everything else is going so incredibly well, a lack of financial support could absolutely cripple us. Every single dollar is so incredibly valuable at this stage, and I am praying for hundreds of people to contribute to the campaign after seeing this message…
In so many other ways this campaign is taking off spectacularly. But if we don’t get some fuel for our engines, we are going to come crashing back down to the ground. We know what we need to do in order to get our message out to every voter in this district, and if we can get that done we will win.
Since there is on incumbent in this race, it is a golden opportunity to send a true freedom-loving conservative to Congress. People always complain that we “don’t have anyone good to vote for”, but now that good candidates are stepping forward, it is absolutely imperative that we support them…
If candidates such as myself don’t win Republican primaries next spring, the choices will be exceedingly bleak in November 2018. In most cases, people will be stuck choosing between a Democrat and an establishment Republican.
Is that what you want?
If not, now is the time to take action.
If you live in my district, I am asking for your vote, and if you live anywhere in the United States, I am asking for your financial support.
As you can see from what Ann Coulter posted, we are starting to create buzz about this campaign all over the nation.
But I can’t do this alone, and I desperately need your help.
Can you name Donald Trump’s best friend in Congress? I was thinking about this question the other day, and I couldn’t come up with a single name. Since nobody else seems very eager to take on that mantle, I will be more than happy to claim it. If I get elected to Congress, I will call for the witch hunts against Trump and his administration to be immediately shut down, I will publicly defend the president every chance that I get, and I will do all that I can to advance the Make America Great Again agenda. I believe in the values and the principles that Trump campaigned on, and there is a reason why they resonated so strongly with the American people. Trump openly defied the globalists in both major political parties, and even though all of the “experts” said that he didn’t have a prayer of winning, he was able to pull off the biggest miracle in American political history. Now we need to get Trump some friends in Congress, and if you would like to help me become Donald Trump’s best friend in Congress you can contribute to the campaign right here…
If you would like to send a check instead, just make it out to “Michael Snyder For Congress” and send it to the following address…
PO Box 1136
Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805
Have you ever been around an organization or a business that is growing too fast? That is the biggest problem facing our campaign at the moment. Over the past 10 days we have had some of the most influential people in Idaho politics get behind our campaign. We have created a massive amount of buzz throughout the entire district, we have more social media followers than all of the other candidates combined on every major platform, and we are beating the other candidates in the race to the punch in just about every area that you can possibly imagine.
Just about everything that needs to happen in order for me to win this race is happening. But the problem is that this campaign is becoming so big so quickly that we are outstripping our limited resources. I have been so busy traveling, interviewing and working the phones that I haven’t spent enough time fundraising. As a result, we are running low on “fuel” at the exact time when we have an opportunity to really start soaring.
Our first FEC quarterly deadline is coming up at the end of this month, and we really need your help. The only way we have been able to come so far in such a short period of time is because of the generous donations of hundreds of donors, and now I am hoping that you will help us go to the next level. The donation limit for an individual for each campaign cycle is $2700, and if you think that you may want to become a “max donor” I would love to chat with you. Please feel free to reach out to me at my campaign email address…
michael @ michaelsnyderforcongress.com
All across the country we need to be supporting pro-Trump conservatives for Congress. So many are looking ahead to the November 2018 midterm elections, but the truth is that the real battles will be next spring. If pro-Trump candidates don’t win in the primaries, we won’t even have pro-Trump options to vote for the following November.
In the vast majority of cases, pro-Trump candidates will be attempting to unseat anti-Trump establishment Republican incumbents in the primaries.
But in my case, there is no incumbent.
There is no incumbent in Idaho’s first congressional district because Raul Labrador has decided to run for governor.
So the race is totally wide open, and we have a golden opportunity to fill this seat with a very strong pro-Trump conservative. These sorts of opportunities don’t come along every day, and I can’t do it without you. But if every one of my readers were to donate just $20 today, I could stop fundraising tomorrow because we would have more than enough funding to win.
Since I am running on a pro-Trump, anti-establishment platform, the wealthy donors and the big organizations aren’t going to get behind me. So we are “crowdfunding” our campaign, and it is going to take a grassroots effort.
If we do nothing, we are just going to get more of the same. According to Real Clear Politics, Congress has an average approval rating of just 15.5 percent at the moment. I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready to start “flushing the toilet”. We are trying to recruit pro-Trump people to run for offices all over the nation, and as they step forward it is absolutely imperative that we support them.
This truly is a movement, and if I end up in Washington I plan to quickly become one of the leaders of the “pro-Trump wing” of the Republicans in Congress. My hope is to do all that I can to help pro-Trump candidates win races all over the nation, and as that happens I believe that we can start pointing this nation in a more positive direction.
As you can see from my campaign platform, I truly believe in the Make America Great Again agenda. If you supported Trump, I would like to ask for your support as well. Doors continue to open one after another here in Idaho, and if you all will get us the “fuel” that we need, I have no doubt that we will win this race.
We are stretching every single dollar as far as we possibly can, and we will continue to do so. Thanks to you all, campaign materials are being deployed, events are being set up and our extremely strong conservative message is getting out to people all over the district. But in order to keep moving the ball forward, we need your help to put more “fuel” in the tank. If you would like to donate online, you can do so right here…