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 »
“How do we get the Republicans to follow the Constitution?”
Tuesday night I attended a tea party meeting. An Assistant County Attorney (what district attorneys are called in Arizona) was giving a lecture on the basics of the Constitution of the United States. He allowed for a lot of impromptu questions from the audience. Several men and women in the audience asked, essentially, the same question: “How do we get the Republican senators and representatives | Read More »
Finally, a Republican Senator who can crystallize an issue: liberty vs. collectivism
Thank goodness we conservatives now have a senator who can make the argument, calmly, unashamedly and forcefully, that socialized medicine rests on the flawed premise that individuals somehow have a “right” to health care and all other manner of things, a baseless assertion diametrically opposed to the concept that our Creator has endowed each of us with the unalienable rights of “Life, Liberty and the | Read More »
Nah, why mention he shouted “Allah Akbar!” while storming the cockpit?
Seems the “news” editors of the Democrat Media do not want to let anyone know that the nice young man from Yemen who attempted to break into the cockpit of a passenger plane on Sunday night somewhere between Chicago and San Francisco shouted something as he ran to the cockpit door before trying to break through it. (Hat tip to MadBrad at TheRealRevo and NakedEmperorNews1.) | Read More »
Launched: AM Action’s Precinct Project
American Majority Action has just launched its Precinct Project web portal for all things related to what I refer to as “The Neighborhood Precinct Committeeman Strategy.” If you want to get involved where you live in party politics, and help make sure the maximum number of votes are cast for the candidates of your choice, the AMA’s Precinct Project site is a great place to | Read More »
There Are a Few People Who Know How to Talk to Obama — Want to Help Increase That Number?
Joe the Plumber knows. Rep. Joe Wilson knows. (Republican Rep. John Shimkus, from Illinois, walked out of the same speech.) Sen. John McCain knows, sometimes. Rep. Paul Ryan knows. Ohio Governor John Kasich knows. Sen. Jon Kyl could have had a press conference after his talk with Obama in the White House, but instead didn’t mention it until he was a tea party meeting in | Read More »
John Kasich to Obama: First balance your budget, then tell us how to balance ours
(Hat tip to TheRealRevo.) The Los Angeles Times, believe it or not, reported this gem of an example of how Republicans ought to be responding to the silly comments of our incompetent President. Conservatives, get inside the Republican Party and help elect more conservatives. Help them win the all-important, traditionally-very-low-turnout primary elections. Have you been to your local Republican Party committee meeting yet? Thank you. | Read More »
There’s an old joke that after the fall of the Soviet Union the only places Communists
could still be found were China, Cuba, North Korea and the faculties of most American universities. Well, it’s no joke, as R.D. Walker over at The Real Revo has discovered (via Breitbart’s Big Government): http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=44373 If you have time, watch the videos of the two professors teaching the young skulls of mush the virtues of committing industrial sabotage. Then ask yourself if you are half | Read More »
It is not that hard to speak the truth: Rep. Allen West demonstrates
No commentary is needed. This video speaks for itself. God bless Rep. West. Let’s do what we can to make sure more constitutional conservatives like Allen West win the Republican primary races in 2012 where each of us live. Shall we? For Liberty, ColdWarrior ———– Will YOU help make 2011 “The Year of the Precinct Committeeman?” Where it all started. Learn how to GOTV at | Read More »
Some Redstaters recruit precinct committeemen — others, not so much
You probably know what I’m going to say. Here’s a little bit. Oh, the buttons? PC = Precinct Committeeman. PW = Precinct Walker/Worker. CV = Campaign Volunteer. CD = Campaign Donor. DR = Doorbell Ringer. Which, if any, do you qualify for? For Liberty, ColdWarrior ————- Will YOU help make 2011 “The Year of the Precinct Committeeman?” Where it all started. Learn how to GOTV | Read More »
What we need to do as soon as possible. Why we need to do it. Why it will work. If. We. Unite. NOW!
Folks, we need to win the next round of elections, no? And we need to elect constitutional conservatives, no? Well, they need to run on a party ballot. And they have to win the primary election. And that’s the EASIEST one to win because turnout is so low. If we can raise the turnout in our neighborhoods — our “political neighborhoods” — our precincts, we | Read More »
“How is burning paper with ink on it an act of violence?”
Hmmm. Makes perfect sense to me. I seem to recall something like that being posted here once before, a few months ago when Terry Jones threatened to burn a Koran in Florida. But I digress. Here’s Ann Barnhardt schooling Sen. Goober Graham (RINO, SC) regarding his foolish and cowardly remarks, phrase-by-phrase, about the First Amendment and the burning, by U.S. citizens, of pieces of paper | Read More »
Do You Own A Clipboard? If not, Staples sells them real cheap.
You are a Redstater. Maybe you claim the title of “political activist.” Maybe not. Do you own a clipboard? Have you, in the past election cycle, gathered a signature on a nomination form for: – a candidate to get on the ballot? – a voter initiative to get on the ballot? – a voter referendum to get on the ballot? Besides writing about issues conservative | Read More »
When are we going to, each one of us, get serious and roll up our sleeves and “do politics?”
If you are already a voting member of the Republican Party, you don’t need to read any further. You already know everything I’m about to say, because you’ve lived it. But, if you’ve never attended your local Republican Party committee meeting, you might want to read on. That is, if you want to really make a difference in the battle to take back our government | Read More »
Want To Change John Boehner? It’s Up To The Conservatives In His District
If you want to put real pressure on John Boehner to change into a fighter for our individual rights, then you must somehow figure out a way to get the conservatives who live in John Boehner’s district to get inside the Republican Party itself. Do you think the Republican Party committees in John Boehner’s district would be imploring conservatives to come into their respective committees | Read More »