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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  July 24, 2012
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Why Wendy Long, Deb Fischer, Heather Wilson and Elizabeth Emken Should Be Elected US Senators

Long's election would send a message across the nation that clinging to the radical Obama agenda is unacceptable, while Gillibrand's reelection would encourage Democrat obstructionism that could create Congressional gridlock.

It is vital that Mitt Romney beat Barack Obama, but that will not be enough.

Voters also must elect a Congress that help Romney will undo the damage done during the Age of Obama and put America back on the path to prosperity through limited government and the possibilities of freedom.

By 2010 disillusioned voters who had believed in 2008 that choosing the self-proclaimed candidate of "hope and change" would mean change for the better learned that they had been gulled and responded by returning control of the House of Representatives to the Republicans and cutting down the Democrat majority in the Senate.

This year, with Obama heading the Democrat ticket, continued Republican control of the House and a return to Republican control of the Senate are anticipated.

But a Republican Congress must not be taken for granted and it matters very much not only how big the Republican majorities will be, but which Republican candidates are elected.

As usual, Democrats are running on the phony "Republican war of women" charge and thus it behooves Republicans across the country to refute it by running and electing highly qualified women, especially to the United States Senate.

Fortunately, that opportunity already is available in key Senate races in New York, Nebraska, New Mexico, and California, and perhaps will be available in other states too.

Of these races, the New York Senate race is of paramount importance, because it is a contest between Kirsten Gillibrand, a former Blue Dog Democrat Congresswoman who suddenly transformed into the most "liberal" United States Senator after being appointed to replace Hillary Clinton, and Republican-Conservative candidate Wendy Long, a lifelong Reagan Republican and constitutional scholar who clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas to whom principles matter.

Long's election would send a message across the nation that clinging to the radical Obama agenda is unacceptable, while Gillibrand's reelection would encourage Democrat obstructionism that could create Congressional gridlock.

Gillibrand not only succeeded Obama as National Journal's designee as most "liberal" United States Senator, but showed herself to be even more "liberal' than Obama. When Obama distanced himself (publicly) from ACORN by dropping it as a United States census partner and signing into law a bill defunding ACORN, Gillibrand defended ACORN and was one of only seven United States senators who voted against defunding. Even New York's senior senator, Chuck Schumer, an honoree at ACORN's last gala in 2009, voted to defund. (The ACORN party in New York, cleverly titled the Working Families Party, supported Gillibrand in all her House races and her race to serve for the rest of Hillary Clinton's term, and Gillibrand stood by ACORN.)

It's not surprising that astute national conservatives like Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Ambassador John Bolton and Steve Forbes joined a plethora of New York officeholders and former officeholders in endorsing Long even before she won a majority of the votes in a three-candidate Republican primary. They realized that the New York United States Senate race is potentially the most important of the 33 Senate races this year.

In Nebraska, Democrat Senator Ben Nelson, the man who negotiated the notorious "Cornhusker Kickback" and sold out pro-lifers by backing Obamacare, is not running for reelection. Surprise! The open seat looks like an easy pick up for Republican Deb Fischer, running against the man Obama is backing, "liberal" Bob Kerrey, back from New York to try to take a United States Senate seat from Nebraska again.

In New Mexico, former Congresswoman Heather Wilson is running for an open Senate seat against Obama's man, Congressman Martin Heinrich, notable for operating as an unlicensed lobbyist and operating his business illegally by failing to get a license, flip flopping on "same-sex marriage" before Obama did and voting against the National Defense Authorization Act conference report on 2011 because he objected to language requiring that suspected foreign terrorists be taken into custody by the military instead of civilian law enforcement authorities. A win by the conservative Wilson will be a big pick up for Republicans.

In California, child advocate and businesswoman Elizabeth Emken is challenging Senator Diane Feinstein. Emken is committed to reducing the size and cost of government, reducing the publicly held debt and lowering taxes. Feinstein was an essential vote for Obamacare. Emken would have voted against Obamacare and support its repeal, despite the fact that it contains a very important provision for which she was a leading advocate, ending insurance marketplace discrimination against people with autism. Emken believes that (1) health insurance should be portable and individuals should be able to control what’s in their benefit package, (2) the role of government is to establish a set of fair insurance marketplace rules, and then serve as an honest referee, and government run healthcare is not the solution, and (3) consumers must be more directly involved in decisions about their healthcare services to provide the market forces that will drive down costs that are presently skewed by government intervention in the healthcare system. Feinstein is not as radical as Gillibrand, but an Emken victory send a loud message heard across America.

Bottom line: All Americans have an interest in who is elected to Congress, not merely those living in a particular state or Congressional district, and should support the candidates who support their values and will help Romney do what needs to be done, for America's sake.

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

Gaynor's email address is gaynormike@aol.com.


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