What’s the [precinct committeeman] count? Update
Occasionally, I post here at Redstate to urge conservatives to unite politically in their respective locales inside the Republican Party. My premise is simple: our Republican Party is weakest at the place it should be strongest — at the local, precinct level. Go to my blog linked in my signature below to learn more. Back in April of 2010, I posted a Diary entitled, “What’s | Read More »
Redstate’s purposes and how BEST to carry them out
I took a look at the professed purposes of Redstate, which you can find here (Go to Help, click on the “rules for posting”). Here they are: The purpose of RedState.com is: * to promote conservative ideals within the vehicle of the Republican Party, * to clean house in the Republican party, * to help elect conservative Republicans, * and to encourage and educate conservative | Read More »
Our Republican Party — It’s really strong, no?
Let’s take a look at our Republican Party. I’ll bet you think it’s in really great shape in its active ranks. As we all know, every Republican National Committee delegate seat is filled. You may have watched some of the proceedings on C-Span of the RNC annual meeting and elections. Yessiree, everyone was so happy and everything seemed so perfect. All the officer positions were | Read More »
For once I’m looking forward to April 15: “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1″ hits the theaters
“It always begins with ‘Atlas Shrugged.’” I became a member of the Conservative Book Club back in the late 1970s and I recall a line like that in their monthly mailer advertising Ayn Rand’s books. I started with “Atlas Shrugged.” And then read just about everything else Ayn Rand wrote that I could get my hands on. Joined an Objectivist Club. Watched a couple of | Read More »
AZ 2012 Open Senate Seat: The Ron Johnson Model
From the diaries by Erick Well, I awoke this morning, hustled the kids off to school, and then heard the good news: Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl would be announcing today that he would not, after all, seek a third term. I wonder why? Well, it might have something to do with the fact that political landscape is changing here in Arizona from “the bottom up,” | Read More »
Vermont Strategy Update: This Morning I Couldn’t Pronounce “Republican Party National Convention Delegate,” Now I Are One.
A Redstate friend who is on hiatus informs that this morning he attended his county Republican Party’s breakfast meeting and expressed an interest in becoming a member of the county Republican Party Executive Board. Because a vacancy existed, he’s been informed he’ll be approved, formally, as a member when the Executive Board meets later this month to vote on the matter. He also volunteered to | Read More »
Mission Accomplished: New Conservative Precinct Committeemen Elect Conservative Republican Leaders — Including the State Chairman
I’d like conservative Republicans to make 2011 be “The Year of the Precinct Committeeman” because, if that happens, conservatives will then be in a position to elect conservatives to the leadership posts inside the Republican Party and be in the best position to get out the vote for the best conservative candidates in the all-important, traditionally-very-low-turnout primary elections. In other words, conservatives would engineer a | Read More »
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most responsible for the decline of America of them all?
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most responsible for the decline of America of them all? Think about it. I’m tired or all the whining by conservatives on this site and generally. “It’s Boehner’s fault!’ “It’s McConnell’s fault!” “The Republicans better do this! The Republicans better do that! Or else!” Or else what, exactly? With over half of the Republican Party precinct committeeman | Read More »
The Real Question: Are You Going To Just Write, Just Talk, Or Are You Going to DO SOMETHING About Your Pet Issue in 2011?
Go to the Redstate Member Diaries list. Look at the titles. See any solutions to the issues discussed? Read the Diaries. See any concrete proposals or strategies for HOW to change things politically? Maybe Redstate is just a debating society. I thought it was a “political activism” site. Do you want to “do something” other than inform people about your pet issue? Do you want | Read More »
The Main Enemy: Do YOU want to defeat it? Will you help?
Some of you may remember Walt Kelly’s political cartoon strip “Pogo.” One of the main theme’s of Kelly’s political cartoon was, basically, that Americans had only themselves to blame for the awful things the federal government foisted upon them. Kelly was correct. The catch phrase of the cartoon was, “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Got a mirror? Conservatives. Lots of talk. | Read More »
They stopped complaining about the Republican Party and did something about it.
Constitutional Conservatives Now In All Leadership Positions In Arizona’s Legislative District 6 and Pinal County and in 4 of the 5 Positions in Legislative District 17 You may know that I argue that if we conservatives want to change the Republican Party, we need to become members of it – in other words, get inside it. That means becoming precinct committeemen. LD 6 On Nov. | Read More »
I am glad I supported LTC Allen West’s campaign; can’t wait until he speaks on the floor of the House
Meanwhile, we get to enjoy these gems: “Obama, this guy has no leadership capability whatsoever.” Hat Tip to The Real Revo, just about my favorite blog: therealrevo.com/blog/?p=35696 What a wonder he is. Thank you. For Liberty, ColdWarrior, PC precinct committeeman ———– American first, conservative second, Republican precinct committeeman BY NECESSITY! Where it all started. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for | Read More »
Precinct Committeemen elect the Party Leaders: Ask (now soon to be former) AZ Rep. Party Chairman Randy Pullen
I’ve been preaching here that the real ball game of politics is played INSIDE the political parties by its members — the precinct committeemen. It’s just a fact. Here’s some reality. Well, we’re going to have one fewer confirmed conservative at the RNC this year. Because last night in Legislative District 11 in Arizona, the elected precinct committeemen there, who, apparently, have a majority among | Read More »
Promoted from the replies: “Is the mission of RS to be some kind of academic debate society . . . ?”
[This "promotion" is, of course, non-official and only meant as a humorous attempt to get visitors to Redstate to read of JSobieski's -- I mean no disrespect to the Redstate editors!) JSobieski asked a very pertinent question regarding the mission of Redstate: "Is the mission of RS to be some kind of academic debate society or is it to mobilize activists for political combat?" Great | Read More »
“Now we have to hold the Republicans’ feet to the fire.” How?
I have read on a few conservative blogs since Nov. 2 the obvious “what” statements along the lines of, “Now we have to hold the Republicans’ feet to the fire so they don’t compromise on repealing Obamacare, etc.” Like I said, that’s obvious. That’s what we have to do. But, I see very little in the way of the “how.” How do we conservatives “hold | Read More »
Redstaters: Will you be voting in the next round of elections?
No, I am not referring to the 2012 primary and general elections. I’m talking about the Republican Party internal leadership elections. You know, the ones that determine, ultimately, who will be the RNC Chairman and all of the other leadership positions on down (or, up, depending upon your perspective). And a strategy for taking over the leadership of the Party. Interested? Conservative? Want A More | Read More »
Time to motivate: they fought with muskets and cannons;
we only need to fight with precinct walking sheets, voter telephone lists, telephones, shoe leather and a few hours a day. Please watch this to help put things in perspective: (Hat tip to TheRealRevo.) How are your candidates doing? Will you be able to say on Nov. 3 that you gave it your all? Oh, sure, I know everyone here will vote. But will you | Read More »
We don’t need a third party, we need to CHANGE the turd party
“I’m Taking My Ball And Going Home!” Yesterday many political observers commented on the comments of Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin, both of whom briefly remarked that if the Republican Party did not reflect the will of the “tea party” voters, it risked being replaced by a new, third party. You can watch and listen to Rush’s and Sarah’s comments here. Hat tip to HotAir, | Read More »
Video: “Democrats saying stupid things”
The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately. One step above the sublime makes the ridiculous, and one step above the ridiculous makes the sublime again. – Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason, Part ii. Obama and his cronies and their socialism are ridiculous. No? We have 25 days to make sure we get enough | Read More »
The Founders’ Legacy: Free Elections. Will we honor the legacy and put our house in order?
Some of you may recall much talk during your schooling about the fact that unlike many countries around the world, we Americans enjoy free and fair elections and that, if our government becomes unresponsive to the sovereign, “we the people,” then “we the people” can vote the rascals out. And you may also recall that you were taught the concept of “civic duty;” that is, | Read More »