Let’s Give Our Conservative Senate Candidates A Social Media Boost
My Picks For Senate And Raising Awareness About Them
One of the main reasons Democrats won again in 2012 was due to superior utilization of social media. In this day and age, many people don’t get their information for CBS Nightly News, but from Facebook and Twitter. As shallow as Facebook and Twitter might seem, they actually provide a better medium for education than the biased liberal media outlets.
The nature of social media is pretty interesting. Once pages reach a certain threshold, a snowball effect takes place in that it is able to self sustain the production of “likes” and “follows”. The logic behind this is simple: the more people who share or comment on pages, the more their friends see the pages in their news feeds, the more people follow the pages.
The purpose of this article is not only to give my endorsements, but to serve as a resource for you. I want you to like and follow the Facebook and Twitter pages included, and I want you to spread them to everybody you know. Contributions wouldn’t hurt either.
Let me put out a disclaimer: politically I am very right-wing. Meaning I support the Constitution as written and have very strong libertarian/conservative stances on the issues. I will always support Republicans over Democrats (barring a hypothetical situation where the Republican was worse than the Democrat), but I will not support big government-Republicans in primaries.
I only support three Senators who are currently in office: Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee.
I do not support Marco Rubio, Ron Johnson, Tom Coburn, Pat Toomey, Jeff Flake, or any other Senators who may be viewed as “conservative” but in reality choose not to stand on principle. At this point you can probably guess where I stand on John McCain, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, etc. Let me also make clear that I don’t support foreign policy “super-hawks”, because I do believe such a mindset is detrimental to national security, harmful to the budget, and dangerous to our civil liberties. Ultimately, that mindset is dangerous to the Constitution as well. For that reason, I won’t be supporting Tom Cotton or Liz Cheney in their primaries, despite their excellent positions on other issues.
Obviously, not all of the Senate races have fully developed, but there is no need to wait for the lollygaggers in order to get a head start. Let’s get started now:
Steve Lonegan, New Jersey
In case you haven’t heard, Obama Clone/Superhero Wannabe Mayor Cory Booker is slipping. It started when an independent poll showed him leading by only 12 points. Then the Lonegan campaign came out with internal polls of 6 and 3 point margins. This race is the #1 priority right now, because the special election will be held on October 16th. We need to pound Cory Booker with everything we have until then. His record as Mayor of Newark is an absolute failure. Dropout rates, crime, and unemployment are all out of control while Booker is giving speeches across the country raising money from rich liberal donors. Steve Lonegan is a sharp contrast. His record as Mayor of Bogota was a success. Unlike Chris Christie, Lonegan is actually a real conservative who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. No wonder Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, and Rick Perry have endorsed him. Electing him would hasten shock waves across the nation.
Greg Brannon, North Carolina
Dr. Brannon’s RedState gathering speech was fantastic. He demonstrated that he is ready to join the conservative fight club in the Senate. There is literally nothing bad I can say about him; nothing I disagree with. The man can recite parts of the Constitution like Jack Van Impe can recite Bible verses. And in this lawless administration, that is what we need more than anything. We all know that North Carolina is perhaps the most likely state to go red in 2014, so Rubberstamp Kay Hagan ought not be a problem. Where Greg Brannon is going to face his biggest challenge is in the primary. Thom Thills, the state house speaker, has also entered the race. In short, Tillis is the John Boehner of North Carolina. He has never met a toll road he never loved, and refuses to allow free market competition in the energy industry. We can do much better than Tillis by electing Dr. Greg Brannon. I would imagine his insights into the medical industry would be invaluable when we repeal and replace ObamaCare in 2014.
Matt Bevin, Kentucky
Mitch McConnell is up for election, need I say more? Matt Bevin, a successful businessman, is the real deal and will combine with Rand Paul to give Kentucky the best Senate delegation in the country, in fact perhaps in all of U.S. history. Whenever you hear Mitch the Turtle accuse Bevin of taking bailouts, ignore him. Every time his lips move he is lying and trying to undermine the conservative agenda.
Lee Bright, South Carolina
Like the previous one, Lindsey Graham is up for reelection, need I say more? I will say a little more because this race is somewhat crowded. Business owners Richard Cash and Nancy Mace are also in the field and will likely be competitive, but neither have the hutzpah and oral ability of Lee Bright that will be necessary to take on a well-funded enemy of freedom such as Graham. Having experience in state politics as a State Senator, Lee Bright is the frontrunner. His efforts as a legislator have been valiant, as he has lead the charges on ObamaCare and gun control, as well as having maintained a perfect lifetime score from the Club for Growth of SC.
Paul Broun, Georgia
Surprisingly, there are actually a handful of Congressmen who deserve to be promoted. Dr. Paul Broun, a former Marine, is at the top of the list. No one introduced more individual bills to cut spending in the last Congress. He has received a 99% lifetime score from the Club for Growth and 98% lifetime FreedomWorks score, and has been endorsed by Gun Owners of America. Often, you will see Broun in the “Nay” column of the roll call along with Justin Amash and Thomas Massie because he will not vote for a bill if it is not Constitutional according to original intent. Some claim Paul Broun is too extreme on issues, such as his stances against the United Nations and Federal Reserve, but he is correct and more people now agreeing with him than ever before. Others say it isn’t fitting of a Congressman to call Obama a socialist or talk about his faith. I strongly disagree and I am confident you do as well. Throughout his campaign, Broun has made clear he will be working with Paul, Cruz, and Lee in the Senate. His opponents, including Congressmen Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston, have only made clear that they will remain establishment Republicans who will sit and do nothing until the next election rolls around.
Owen Hill, Colorado
I understand that Erick has endorsed Ken Buck in Colorado. I respectfully dissent. Ken Buck, while a great conservative, comes across as damaged goods. Now, I will still support damaged goods if they are the most conservative person in the race. In this case, however, the most conservative candidate might actually be State Senator Owen Hill. Hill has all the qualities of a bright young leader in our movement. An Air Force Veteran and Pd.D. in public policy, Hill works as a financial manager for non-profit charities. We need to support the energetic candidate who can win on principle in a tough swing state.
Pat McGeehan, West Virginia
Pat McGeehan reminds me a lot of Owen Hill. Also an Air Force Veteran, McGeehan is a former member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. He is the author of a book called “Printing Our Way to Poverty: The Consequences of American Inflation”, which indicates a deep understanding of the severity of our economic crisis. Just 33, McGeehan is poised to be another young leader within the Republican party. But the frontrunner in the primary is Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, a horrendous RINO with a lifetime 59% rating from FreedomWorks. Allowing Capito to win this seat would almost hurt as much as letting a Democrat win. We simply cannot let that happen.
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