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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. Lots of writing. Little united action. Little united political action. Words, words, words directed at “the Republican Party” and the congresscritters won’t change them. Just like at a football game. The fans can yell all they want at the players. Won’t change a thing. If you want to change the outcome of the game you have to get into it. And there is only one way to get into the real ball game of Republican politics. And that’s by becoming more than just a registered Republican voter. You have to take the next step and become a “voting member” of the Party — a precinct committeeman. And it’s not hard. And over half of the precinct committeemen slots in the Party are vacant. Which is a huge opportunity for conservatives if we don’t squander it. Which I’ve been saying here for about two years. We (well, some of you did) squandered it before the 2010 election cycle. Will you get involved, finally, in 2011?

Let me say this three times so it sinks in. Because just over half of the Republican Party precinct committeemen slots in the Party right now are VACANT, the Party is there FOR THE TAKING by conservatives if they’ll just UNITE INSIDE the Party itself by becoming precinct committeemen, because precinct committeemen, and only committeemen, get to vote for the leadership of the Party and can vote to endorse the BEST candidates in the all-important, traditionally-very-low-turnout primary elections. Precinct committeeman is called “the most powerful political office in the world” because of this — and the “old guard” within the Republican Party has been doing its best to not let you know about this!

Again: Because just over half of the Republican Party precinct committeemen slots in the Party right now are VACANT, the Party is there FOR THE TAKING by conservatives if they’ll just UNITE INSIDE the Party itself by becoming precinct committeemen, because precinct committeemen, and only committeemen, get to vote for the leadership of the Party and can vote to endorse the BEST candidates in the all-important, traditionally-very-low-turnout primary elections. Precinct committeeman is called “the most powerful political office in the world” because of this — and the “old guard” within the Republican Party has been doing its best to not let you know about this!

One more time: Because just over half of the Republican Party precinct committeemen slots in the Party right now are VACANT, the Party is there FOR THE TAKING by conservatives if they’ll just UNITE INSIDE the Party itself by becoming precinct committeemen, because precinct committeemen, and only committeemen, get to vote for the leadership of the Party and can vote to endorse the BEST candidates in the all-important, traditionally-very-low-turnout primary elections. Precinct committeeman is called “the most powerful political office in the world” because of this — and the “old guard” within the Republican Party has been doing its best to not let you know about this!

We are our own worst enemy. So, knowing this, what are you going to do? How are YOU going to change things????? Just more blogs? Just more writing? Or, are you going to add action to your words?

Have you resolved to do anything this year? Why not resolve to actually get involved in the political process as a Republican Party precinct committeeman?

Judson Phillips of Tea Party Nation, for example, has resolved to try to get every TPN tea partier to focus on two top priorities for 2011: First, having conservative TPN tea partiers “take over” the Republican Party from the local level on down by becoming precinct committeemen. Second, having those same new precinct committeemen help put a stop to voter fraud in this country before the 2012 election cycle. Go here to read the whole thing:

www.tngovwatch.org/2011/01/the-tea-party-agenda-for-2011-get-involved-more-than-ever/

Concrete. Real. But takes action. United action. Now.

If you want to know what to do, go here: www.theprecinctproject.wordpress.com

But, don’t bother if you won’t go to one local Republican meeting a month for a couple of hours.

Questions? Email me at coldwarrior1978 at gmail dot com.

I hope some of the “keyboard warriors” of Redstate will actually take their political “action” to the next level. I know some of you have (please, chime in and let everyone know about your experience and whether you believe your time as a PC is well spent), and for that I am grateful.

Thank you.

For Liberty,

ColdWarrior

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