“They insult. They denigrate. They call us crazy for holding fast to that belief,” CEO Wayne LaPierre said during his recent CPAC appearance, referring to the media and politicians alike. “In their distorted view of the world, they’re smarter than we are. They’re special. They’re more worthy than we are. They know better than we do, and if we dare disagree, they’ll scorn us, they’ll demonize us, and they’ll try to shut us up.” We will not be demonized, and we will not be silent.”
“Legalize the Constitution”
— Bumper sticker spotted by Inside the Beltway reader Beth Anne Neuberger in Mount Airy, Md.
ANOTHER CALL TO ARMS
Organizing for America, the grass-roots activist group that rose out of President Obama’s 2012 campaign, is still borrowing a few effective tea party tactics as it ramps up its fundraising among loyal Democrats, using dramatic narrative and a sense of historic occasion in their outreach.
“In just a few days, we’re closing the books on the first real test of this organization. We’ll know just how many people stepped up to be part of some once-in-a-generation fights,” says Executive Director Jon Carson in his latest public message. “If you’re serious about supporting the president’s agenda and making change in the next four years, this is the perfect time to make it known. None of us can sit back and just hope Congress acts.
“Mr. Carson adds, “Once the deadline closes on the first quarter this Sunday, we’ll have a record of the founding members of this organization — the first people who raised their hands and said, ‘I’m ready, and I want to help build this.’”
WHITE HOUSE EASTER OF YORE
White House archives reveal that once upon a time, the Easter dinner menu for President George W. Bush and his family on April 7, 2007, consisted of Texas grapefruit, avocado and mozzarella salad; fire-glazed ham; green chili cheese grits souffle; roasted orange molasses sweet potatoes; roasted asparagus; Brazos Valley cheeses; fresh yeast rolls and coconut cake with Blue Bell ice cream.
Laura Bush shared many recipes with the public during her time as first lady. This short but definitely Lone Star-style recipe is of them, courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas. The directions are exactly what was issued back in the day.
President and Laura Bush’s Deviled Eggs Recipe: 12 large eggs, boiled hard and peeled; 1 tbsp. (plus) soft butter; 1 tbsp. (plus) mayonnaise, 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard, tsp. Yucatan Sunshine Habanero sauce, salt to taste.
Cut eggs in half and set aside. Put egg yolks in food processor and add all ingredients. Process for 20 seconds or until mixture has blended. Check for taste and increase mustard, salt or habanero sauce if desired. Place mixture in piping bag with star tip and pipe into egg halves. Sprinkle with paprika and chopped parsley. Chill for about an hour before serving.
The recipe notes that plain old Tabasco sauce can be substituted for the habanero version.
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