The level of civic city involvement (just voting) by Phoenix voters — less than 20 per cent
I live in a city that borders Phoenix, Arizona. Yesterday was the last day to cast a vote in the Phoenix city government election, in which those city residents who bothered to register to vote could cast a vote for their next mayor, for their city council representative, and for two ballot initiatives. (Only about 5/8 of the residents, though, got to vote for a | Read More »
The Cat’s Out of the Bag: The Progressives have discovered the Precinct Strategy.
Occasionally, I gently suggest here that conservative Republicans ought to consider, if they have not already, where their priorities lay with respect to actually, demonstrably, causing the best conservatives to get the most votes in the primary elections where they live and, then, go on to get the most votes in the general election. And how to actually become a “voting member” of the Republican | Read More »
Sorry to ask hard questions, and what the hell do I know about recruiting PCs or anyone else?????
Facts are stubborn things. Fact: In Arizona, where I live, HALF of the local, precinct-level (“precinct committeeman”) elected positions inside the Republican Party are vacant. And this is the way it is all across the country. Open the mailers you’ve received from the RNC, the NRCC, and the NRCC. And from your state Republican Party committee. See any mention of this? Gee, maybe the Republican | Read More »
Fifteen Rude Questions for those who claim to be “Republican political activists”
1. Do you know where your local Republican Party committee meets? 2. Have you ever attended your local Republican Party committee meeting? 3. Do you know the name and number of your precinct? 4. Do you know any fellow Republicans in your precinct? 5. Do you know the percentage of registered Republican voters who turned out in the most recent election? 6. Do you know | Read More »
Easy way to make a few GOTV calls for WI “Recall Republicans.” Can you please?
Faith and Freedom Coalition, a sponsor of the Redstate Gathering, is doing great things. Maybe you would like to be a part of what they are doing? Here’s a link to what they are doing to help Get Out The Vote (“GOTV”) in the Wisconsin recall races using their online VoterTrak GOTV software: http://ffcoalition.com/2011/08/04/clock-is-running-down-grassroots-activists-on-the-move-in-%E2%80%A6/ VoterTrak is easy sign up for and easy to use. I’ve | Read More »
Did you know some guy named ColdWarrior and the Concord Project engineered a tea party takeover of the Republican Party?
(Hat tip to LaborUnionReport.) Apparently it’s true. This progressive fellow Thom Hartmann said so on Russia Today television and has the scoop! Let’s cheer on Thom Hartmann and his progressive cohorts’ mission to go to their “local Democratic Party headquarters” to infiltrate the Democrat Party itself through claiming precinct committee positions so they will be able to elect “real deal progressives” in the 2012 elections. | Read More »
AP: Withering away of “Tea Party” baffles incumbents; surge in attendance at party committee meetings concerns incumbents
AP 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. “It seems our worst fears have become realized,” said one long-time incumbent | Read More »
Conservatives: Don’t want to take over the Republican Party? Watch out for Michael Moore.
Yes, that Michael Moore. But don’t worry, he’s not trying to take over the Republican Party and turn it into a conservative powerhouse. No, he’s figured out The Neighborhood Precinct Committeeman Strategy and he’s succeeded, according to him, in taking over the Antrim County, Michigan Democrat Party Committee. He wants to turn the Democrat Party into a leftist Get Out The Vote powerhouse for leftist/progressive | Read More »
When did you receive an invitation to join the Republican Party?
Have you ever received an invitation to join your local Republican Party committee? Has anyone from your local Republican Party explained to you what it means to be “in” the Party as a voting member of it? Of all those “issue surveys” you’ve received in the mail from the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee, did any | Read More »
You want good food, but they keep serving you a crap sandwich. What to do?
So, your political party of choice keeps serving you crap sandwiches. Are you going to keep going to the same restaurant? Or change the cooks? Because if you don’t change the cooks, they will keep serving you the same crap sandwiches. What are you going to do to change the cooks? If you want to change the cooks, the best way to do it is | Read More »
For the faint of heart, sorry to be rude. Which of you Redstaters are, actually, members of the Republican Party?
I’m not referring to registered Republicans. Instead, I’m referring to those Republicans who can vote for the leadership of the Party. Anyone can ask to register as a Republican . But only MEMBERS of the Party can vote for the leadership of the Party. Have you ever become eligible to do so? Well? Please, if you are so inclined, answer my rude question. I’ve asked | Read More »
What happens when not enough Conservatives get involved in party politics
Occasionally I post here about the need for conservatives to get involved in the real ball game of politics — party politics at the local level. Because not enough conservatives have become involved in Republican Party politics at the local level — the real ball game of politics — we’ve ended up with Republican United States House of Representatives members akin to these Iraqi “soldiers” | Read More »
So, conservatives, what to do?
Happy with the Republican Party elected public servants in the U.S. House and Senate? If not, what is your personal strategy to change the make-up of the Republican contingent in those two bodies? Do you have a strategy? By “strategy,” I do not mean just a mere idea or argument. Or more blog posts. Or “tweets” on Twitter. Or digital videos on the net. I | Read More »
Some Do’s and Don’ts for Redstate “political activists” based upon the performance of our Party’s “leadership”
To all the Redstate “political activists:”* We have just watched the “conservative” leadership of the Republican Party in the House and Senate act like a bunch of cowards. No? So, what to do? So, what do YOU do? Some “do’s” and “dont’s:” What we should continue to do: Keep blogging on all sorts of blog sites. Keep producing all sorts of videos showing how bad | Read More »
Maybe this is why Rep. David Schweikert could not stomach being on the House “leaders’” whip team
HotAir.com posted a story on July 22, 2011 about the fact the Rep. David Schweikert (R, AZ 5) no longer was a part of the House whip team. You can read that story here: http://hotair.com/archives/2011/07/22/why-one-gop-freshman-exited-the-house-whip-team/ A fellow PC here in Arizona’s 5th Congressional District, who helped Rep. Schweikert defeat voted-for-Obamacare-and-would-not-have-townhall-meetings Democrat incumbent Harry Mitchell, just alerted me to this fine speech by Rep. Schweikert on | Read More »
Giving up, or giving in? What will you DO?
I try to get right to the point I’m a fighter. As a veteran, and a trial lawyer, I’ve taken “the oath” many times. Here we are on the brink of national financial disaster. About 200,000 of 400,00 Republican Party precinct committeeman slots are STILL unfilled. We are doomed, as a country, if we conservatives, in this so-called “center-right country,” cannot muster 200,000 of us | Read More »
Who Is In Charge in a Republic? Our Republic?
I remember what happened here at Redstate during the weeks leading up to the election of the RNC Chairman. Many words were written. “It must be Candidate X!” “It must be Candidate Y!” Guess what? The only people who had a say in who became the RNC chairman were the RNC delegates, and, frankly, Redstate contributors just aren’t their constituents. The constituents of the RNC | Read More »
Interested in changing the outcome of the 2012 elections? What will you DO?
Been on vacation. Time to think. What’s our (conservative Republicans’) goal? More blog posts? Is that our goal? Twitter posts? Is that our goal? Posts about how bad Opuppet and the Dems are? Is that our goal? I already know that EVERY idea of the progressives/Dems/commies/leftists surrounding our Marxist president is bad. So please don’t bore me with more blog posts about their bad ideas. | Read More »
Mr. Smith, er, Johnson, goes to Washington
First term Republican Sen. Ron Johnson from Wisconsin has just done what the Republican “leaders” of the Senate have thus far failed to do during Opuppet’s presidency: actually threaten to use the Senate rules to fight for our individual liberties and get the Senate to actually do its job: Will Sen. Johnson actually follow through? I hope and pray he does. (Hat tip to Aaron | Read More »
NY CD-26 Conservatives Can’t Blame Dense Tea Partiers — Only Themselves. And maybe a lack of rVotes.
The “political analysts” of the “talking head” and blogger classes have already laid blame for Republican Jane Corwin’s loss to Democrat Kathy Hochul in the special election last week for the New York 26th Congressional District U.S. House seat. “Golly gee whiz, that darn ‘fake tea partier’ Jack Davis fooled all them dang, dense tea partiers into voting for him. If only he hadn’t been | Read More »