Almost Forgetting An Important Job
Thanks to the likes of Coldwarrior, Loren Heal, et al. we are reminded that we should all be elected Precinct Committeemen and familiarize and utilize GOTV efforts for our chosen conservative and Republican candidates. Both jobs or roles are vitally important and are sorely underappreciated at the national, state and local levels of the GOP. However, it occurred to me that we have been forgetting | Read More »
The Battle For The Republican Party
Much has been made online and within the MSM about the conservative vs liberal (and moderate) wings/candidates of the Republican party during this Presidential GOP primary election. On one side – the liberal or Massachusetts Moderate – we have Mitt Romney. On the other side, we have the rest trying to pit themselves as the poster child for conservatism (and the word “conservative” seems to | Read More »
Illinois Straw Poll Results In Continued Failure
This past week, the Illinois GOP has been running their online straw poll to determine who the Illinois Republican voters like in the GOP primary for President. Yesterday, November 5th, the Illinois GOP also had multiple locations in Illinois where people could walk in and vote in the straw poll as well. To cast a ballot, a voter only had to provide a minimum $5 | Read More »
Is The Tea Party Over? Not By A Long Shot.
I don’t know why I am wasting my time even writing a retort to another lefty’s claim that the Tea Party is over, but here we go…. In the August 7th Chicago Tribune, Clarence Page asks the question “Is the tea party over?‘. Towards the end of his article, he quotes Edmond Burke – father of conservatism – to help try to prove his argument. | Read More »
Taking It Back, One Precinct At A Time
I just love Coldwarrior’s AP News spoof of what the future could be: Republican Party and Democrat Party leaders, and incumbent U.S. House and Senate incumbents, as well as state legislators and governors, have expressed serious concern regarding the surge in attendance by grass roots “tea partiers” and “9.12-er’s” and other members of grass roots conservative organizations at their respective local Republican Party committee meetings. | Read More »
The Wicked Games That Washington Plays
Winston Churchill is one of my favorite people in history and one of my favorite statesmen. He was always quick with a quote. For instance, when talking about socialism he said, Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. So true. But another quote of his I believe can | Read More »
Primary Rep. John Shimkus? Now Might Be The Time.
I’ve been walking precincts and helping get candidates elected since I was knee high to a ballot box. I was doing door to door pollster work before I was even in high school. I guess politics has always been in my blood. 1996. John Shimkus was running for Congress. I met him and was impressed by him. Good conservative. Anytime someone would point out what | Read More »
What Is It About Years Ending In Zero?
2000 – Bush v Gore. After numerous recounts, Supreme Court finally steps in to end the madness. 1980 – Ted Kennedy challenges Jimmy Carter for Democratic nomination, but Kennedy can’t explain why he wants to run for President. 1970 – Indiana Senate race between Richard Roudebush (R) and R. Vance Hartke (D). Hartke seated by US Surpreme Court, recount took 2 years. 1960 – JFK | Read More »