Put Me in the No Camp on the Purity Test

    I typically see eye to eye with RNC Committeeman Jim Bopp, but we are going to have to agree to disagree on a proposed resolution to be debated at the RNC’s Winter meeting. The media is calling it a “purity test” for Republicans. In essence, candidates would be presented with a list of vaguely worded issues and the RNC would be asked to withhold money | Read More »

    A Plea to the GOP

    It’s been almost a week since the cowardly vote by the Marxists (that’s right I said it….) in the House on the single most dangerous and totalitarian bill ever to be voted on in Congressional history. And yet save for comments from a few reliable conservatives on the Sunday morning circuit and in the beginning of the week, the RNC and GOP leadership is curiously | Read More »

    A Response to Michael Steele

    olks, there are some serious questions as to the accuracy of the ABC News report linked to in this post showing a Steele quote criical of Palin, Pawlenty, and me.As a result, I’m yanking the post and digging into it. I’ll see what I can do to sort it out.Sorry for the inconvenience. This is bothersome. The actual video on which the interview was based | Read More »

    Contra the Empty Call Room

    ontra the empty RNC phone bank room from below, Ben Smith is reporting that the RNC has made 140,000 calls into NY-23 since Sunday for Hoffman.Good.UPDATE: On a 4:30 conference call, the Hoffman campaign is downright mocking at the idea the RNC has helped them on the ground.

    GOP Establishment AWOL On Doug Hoffman

    The attached picture was taken at 8:30 pm last night in the main call center room at the RNC where the volunteers sit for phone banking. There were about 10 people there from 5:30-8. After that? Well . . . you get the point. Oh, and let’s not forget Harmer, Christie, and McDonnell. I’m told, by the way, that there are some private rooms with | Read More »

    Sunlight Foundation in the Dark

    The Sunlight Foundation’s Luke Rosiak reported on Friday the Republican National Committee spent $1.4 million on the redesign of GOP.com, a figure which totals more than five times what the RNC’s Democratic counterpart spent to host and maintain Democrats.org. Sources familiar with the RNC’s digital makeover, however, contest Sunlight’s report, calling it “ridiculous.” Rosiak writes: The biggest disparity seems to be bandwidth costs–the RNC paid | Read More »

    An Open Letter to the RNC, NRCC and NRSC

    TO THE RNC, NRSC, AND THE NRCC: We’ve had tea parties, formed 9-12 groups, held countless rallies across the nation, gone to town hall meetings and marched in masses on DC.  We’ve called, we’ve faxed and emailed, we’ve written letters on colored envelopes and postcards,  signed and delivered hundreds of petitions and read and researched legislative language til our eyes bled.  We have come together | Read More »

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    One of the best acronyms I’ve seen lately. Mark Steyn wrote a blurb on The Corner talking about the special election in NY District 23. This race has heated up tremendously but Mark Steyn came up with a perfect description for someone of Dede Scozzaflava or Arlen Specter’s ilk. DIABLO – Democrat In All But Label Only! Newt really needs to re-think his support for | Read More »

    Reviewing the September fundraising numbers.

    It’s that time again.  Short version: RNC beat DNC, but DSCC & DCCC significantly outraised their counterparts – sufficiently so that the Democrats raised more overall for the month.  When debt is factored in, the Democrats also went from being significantly behind on cash-on-hand to being slightly ahead.  That being said: the RNC and NRCC are both reporting significant increases in small-person donors. Raised CoH | Read More »

    RNC Unveils New Website, Rebranding Campaign for GOP

    The Republican National Committee will unveil a new website early Tuesday morning that promises to increase grassroots participation and offers improved navigability and smarter marketing and fundraising tools for the GOP, according to party officials. Upon reaching the new GOP.com, RNC Chairman Michael Steele takes a virtual step onto the computer screen and leads users on a tour of the site’s new features. “Notice anything | Read More »

    Letter to RNC from Pat Wright…

    I felt this was something worth posting as it’s how a lot of us feel.   Was forwarded to me from one of the Tea Party groups i belong too, and it’s worth a read. OPEN LETTER TO MICHAEL STEELE AND THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE       I’m appalled that there has not been a movement from the Republican Party to impeach this man who is | Read More »

    Reviewing the August Fundraising numbers.

    Wouldn’t you know it: I decide not to do anything consequential and the fundraising numbers become available. Short version: the GOP out-raised the Democrats for the first time since April; the NRSC beat out the DSCC for the second month; the NRCC continues to stay essentially tied with the DCCC; and the Democrats aren’t paying their debt down. Raised CoH Debts RNC 7.87 20.97 0.00 | Read More »

    Fight Back: DNC Raises over $1 million from Wilson’s Comment.

    In response to Erick’s post about donating to Joe Wilson (R-SC) after shouting “You lie!” at Obama, I am posting this diary to urge donations to the RNC. According to Politico, the DNC has raised over $1 million from Wilson’s comments. http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0909/A_milliondollar_day_for_the_DNC.html Now, we need to fight back. We can’t let them benefit from our telling the truth. If we want to win, we have | Read More »

    Republicans Deny Registered Democrat Voters Healthcare.

    Recently in a mail survey the RNC mentioned the possibility of Democrats deliberately cutting off healthcare availability to Republicans due to easy access to their voting registration.  A recent article on the front page detailed that while this possibility is unlikely, there is nothing in place to actually stop this practice or anything similar from happening. Upon seeing this in print, those on the left reacted with | Read More »

    Steele to Democrats: You have the votes, and you won, remember?

    So stop wasting everybody’s time with pretending that you want Republicans for anything but cover and pass your cursed health care rationing bill. Actually, that’s pretty much what he said: Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Thursday dared Democrats to try a one-party push to overhaul the nation’s health care system. Steele told reporters that he thinks if Democratic senators think they have the | Read More »