I received this in an email today, and it is the best argument against 3rd parties, and what to do about the RINOs in the GOP!
Third Parties Don’t Work In America
There seems to be a lot of talk in the media about Tea Party protesters forming a third party, and that it would beat the Republican Party in a recent generic poll. Of course, the in-the-bag mainstream media want conservatives to believe that. Why? Because if a Tea Party splits the vote, the Democrats win in a year when they should get slaughtered at the ballot box!
Third parties do not work in the United States - never have, never will. The reason is simple - because the system is designed for two parties with opposing viewpoints, such that a fair centrist consensus is reached. Do you know how many active “Third Parties” there are in the USA today? Over one hundred between local, state and national parties. Here are just a few that had candidates in recent elections, and just to prove my point, all of their candidates in national elections lost: America First Party, America’s Independent Party, Boston Tea Party, Independence Party of America, Moderate Party, Modern Whig Party, Marijuana Party, Objectivist Party, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Reform Party of the United States of America, Socialist Equality Party, Socialist Party USA, Socialist Workers Party, Unity Party of America, and the Worker’s World Party. Don’t forget The Communist Party, The Conservative Party, The Green Party, and The Libertarian Party - the parties one hears about most often.
Each of these parties, plus dozens more not listed, were formed to elicit a particular point of view. They are unsuccessful because ultimately they do not represent the mainstream ideal. While a Tea Party is certainly more mainstream than most of the aforementioned, it would most likely split the Republican vote and cause the very people that need to be voted out (the liberal Democrats) to win and continue their assault on our liberty. Third parties only work in a parliamentary system, where two or more parties can join together to form a majority. We see this effectively used in Israel and the United Kingdom, for example. But we will never see it here!
Instead, the Tea Partiers need to use their clout to “conservatize” the Republican Party, starting with the Republican primaries for the 2010 elections. This was done effectively by Ronald Reagan for the 1980 election, and led ultimately to two decades of prosperity, whose successes the liberal socialist Democrats are trying desperately to destroy. Conservatizing the party can be accomplished by having Tea Party leaders examine the voting records of all Republican candidates in each local, state, national congressional and senate race. Once key candidates are identified as aligned with the basic Tea Party principals, Tea Party supporters should vote as a block and get these deserving candidates their respective nominations. Next, have each new Republican nominee sign onto a list of core conservative principles that they pledge to support throughout their political careers. If they get distracted from this pledge, they will know they won’t be around long enough to do any damage. For a conservative platform for these candidates, see my previous blogs, Republican Party Platform Parts I, II, and III.
The Third Party always starts well, but ends badly. Let’s use our heads, and not our hearts alone, to turn the Republican Party into a principled, conservative engine to take back our liberties and leave the liberals asking themselves - “What Happened?”
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Thursday, December 17, 2009
I received this in an email today, and it is the best argument against 3rd parties, and what to do about the RINOs in the GOP!
Posted by Jai Blevins at 1:16 PM
Thursday, October 29, 2009
As part of my new position with Jerry Robinson Ministries, I will be starting a weekly series of articles about various hotspots around the world. These articles will include links, pictures, and analysis of the impact that these areas have on the current, and future, geopolitical climate. These articles will come out on Friday mornings, starting one week from tomorrow. The first article will,most likely, be a recurring topic- China. I am looking forward to the challenges of writing a weekly column, and I hope everyone enjoys it.
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Posted by Jai Blevins at 4:58 PM
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
This is just a quick post to test out the BlogPress App on my IPhone. So far, it looks like a good way to blog on the run. Now I can try to start blogging again! Lucky you!
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Posted by Jai Blevins at 9:01 AM
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Image via WikipediaA conversation I had with Oklahoma GOP Chairman Gary Jones about the “FAT CAT” dinner with JC Watts for the “Get Out the Vote 2010” kickoff. Here are the details of the dinner. Prior to my first comment, the prices were Diamond $5000, Gold $2500, Silver - $1000. Dinner & Reception $125 or $250 per couple. After my first comment, they added a $50 for dinner only listing, as well. Same old Party politics Status Quo!
My First Comment:
These high priced dinners, as usual, are geared to
exclude, the grassroots, and cater to the wealthy & powerful, who continue
to usurp the power and control of the Party from "We the People!" As usual, I
will NOT be attending this, or any other events like it!
I then received this message from Gary Jones, not in the comment
thread, but via direct email:
Jones September 27 at 8:26am
We do have opportunities for grassroots
activist to attend events. The cost is based on actual cost per meal. In fact
the only money we might make is from those who pay the higher price. In addition
we try to reward volunteering as well.
Blevins September 27 at 10:10am
The Actual cost per meal?!?!? Are
you kidding me!? I was a catering manager at an upscale restaurant for years.
The only meals that have a cost of $125 per plate are designed specifically to
eliminate the average Joe from attending the event. Gary, I don't buy your
answer. Events like these are the reason most people don't trust the Party
leadership, and believe that both Parties only listen to Big $$ donors.The only
time you guys listen to the Grassroots, is A) you're not in power, and you're
trying to win back some votes, or B) We get so loud that you fear us!Well, it's
time to fear us, because we are gunning for a complete takeover of the party
infrastructure. The Status Quo is no longer acceptable!
Jones September 27 at 10:33am
$125!The cost is $50. $30 meal cost
plus 28% taxes and gratuity plus misc. cost to put on the event As far as
fearing you. I have no fear of you at all. I would be more than happy to have an
open an honest debate on the isuues anytime. I have been a grassroots activist
for decades before you ever came on the scene.
Is anyone else sick of the way the Parties treat the average Joe who does not, or can not contribute large sums of money to whichever candidate they tell us to vote for?
Well, the answer is simple.
No, not a third party.......
A COMPLETE TAKEOVER OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY! The GOP leadership is weak, and waffling closer and closer to the left. The line between the upper leadership in the GOP and the DNC is becoming blurred! But, we CAN do something about it! Call your County GOP HQ, and find out where YOUR precinct meeting is held, and who the precinct chair is. If there isn’t one, start holding the precinct meeting in your home, and invite ALL of your Grassroots Costitutionalist friends. Vote in one of you as Precinct Chair. That person automatically becomes a Delegate to the County Party Convention. Once we have control over the Precincts, we can take the County Chair. Once we have the majority of county Chairs we can take the State Chair. And, with control of the States, we can take over the National Convention! All we need to do is be willing to sacrifice a little bit of time, and we can take back our Party, and our Country!
DO YOU HAVE THE COURAGE OF YOUR CONVICTIONS?!?!?!?!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Image by The Littlejohn Collection via FlickrI received this in an email, and I thought y'all would enjoy it! Maybe we can petition our Governor to join the Republic of Texas!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Here is what my call to anyone would be regarding this surprise ballot
Hello this is your Tulsa County Assessor
Ken Yazel. Calling to alert you to a very serious matter.
The County I serve is the highest taxed county in the state of Oklahoma. The city of Broken Arrow is the highest taxed City!
While most of us were vacationing this summer, the local leaders have put forth a ballot issue to raise our taxes even higher.
Higher taxes should not be a part of any plan for our future!
Please join in voting NO on Tuesday August 11th. You must voice your opinion at the ballot box to stop these high taxes.
Hope you agree.
- $8 million to convert the existing military armory at Kenosha Street and Lynn Lane Road into a public safety complex to serve as headquarters for the police and fire departments and an emergency operations center. (What's wrong with our current HQ? Is the City of Broken Arrow trying to pull a Kathy Taylor, and just move because they want to?)
- calls for an $8 million expenditure to add a second story and equip a long-discussed conference center that will sit next to a privately funded hotel in the StoneWood Hills development. (Why should we spend PUBLIC MONEY, on a PRIVATE BUSINESS? Instead, give the business an incentive to move here through tax incentives!)
- seeks voter approval to use $140,000 OK’d in 1993 to provide loans for business owners wishing to renovate facades of businesses along Main Street between College and Memphis streets. Wooden said some loans were made, but none have been requested in recent years, leading the city to propose a broader economic develop use for the funds within the entire downtown area. (If the money is no longer needed, give it back to the citizens of Broken Arrow!)
- involves a shifting of five street improvement projects approved in 2004
• Olive from Kenosha to Houston - two lane with turn lanes only; full curb
and guttering; open drainage.
• Olive from Houston to Washington - two lane with turn lanes only; full curb
and guttering; open drainage.
• New Orleans from Ninth St. to 23rd St. - three lane the entire length; curb
and guttering on arterial intersections only; open drainage.
• Washington from Main to Ninth St. - three lane to east end of Arrowhead
Parking lot; full curb and guttering; open drainage.
• Ninth St. from Albany to Omaha - four lane, except five lanes at arterials
and Juneau; curb and guttering on arterial and Juneau intersections only; open
(Let's complete the projects we voted on last time, instead of moving them because the City can't get landowners to sell their frontage at an absurdly low rate!)
Polls open at 7 a.m. Monday. See this week’s Broken Arrow Ledger for a complete list of polling places and copies of the ballots that will be used.
VOTE NO ON ALL 4 ISSUES!!!
Something is fishy, alright! That something, is the haste with which the Obama Administration, and the Democrat-led House and Senate, are pushing through legislation. You guys are in such a hurry to push your agenda, that you don't even stop to read the Bills!
Now, you want people to report other people for
opposing your agenda?!?!?!?
The opposition is growing, and will continue to grow, as long as you continue to ignore the questions of the American People. Answer the questions at the Townhalls, and you won't get shouted down. Be transparent, like you claimed in your campaign. The Tea Parties, and the Town Hall protests, are a by product of this Administration's policies and actions.
Demonstrate to the people that you really are listening, and trying to find the best solution, and not just dictating to us the way we will live.
The US Constitution is a document dedicated to Limited Government and personal Freedom and Responsibility. A Nanny state is "not sustainable", to use one of your favorite catch phrases.
Thank you for your time.
Please add me to your list of "Enemies" who oppose the President's Policies!
Friday, August 7, 2009
About the American Liberty Alliance
Who are we?
The American Liberty Alliance is first and foremost an organization that is focused on promoting other people. It doesn’t exist to be in the spotlight, but rather to help create the spotlight and put other people in it. So for the local activists, ALA provides a national network of other activists as well as the infrastructure to bring national attention to your local issue, not the other way around. The ALA has grown out of other successful grassroots movements. ALA’s founders were an integral part of the #DontGo movement in August 2008 that forced Congress to address bans on offshore drilling. In the Spring of 2009, many of ALA’s founders were leaders in the Tax Day Tea Parties across the country. Having founders from these movements, and others, the American Liberty Alliance’s roots are most definitely grassroots.
The American Liberty Alliance believes there are strong and effective activist groups across the country fighting for limited government and free market principles. That said, we also feel that the free-market movement is lacking in mass collaboration. We believe we can help glue the various pieces of the movement together to create a unified effort.
With regards to our political beliefs… we’re not a political organization; Rather, we’re a free-market minded web infrastructure that is organized by individuals who believe in personal liberties and limited government regulation.
Our mission is simple. The American Liberty Alliance strives to provide a place of collaboration for Free Market movements The People The American Liberty Alliance has thousands of volunteers across all 50 states of the union and we’re growing our membership by leaps and bounds. Many who help lead our efforts have worked hard for the movement over the years and deserve much credit. We’ll try to provide this credit through our various web projects and constant flows of content.
The American Liberty Alliance is a place of collaboration for free market movements The American Liberty Alliance was started to fill a void among liberty minded organizations. Somewhere between large national organizations and local activists, there was a gap. Groups seemed too focused on folding activists into their own efforts and not supporting the causes and efforts of the activists themselves. American Liberty Alliance began with that focus in mind – making the local activist a priority and building opportunities and interaction around them. The type of online infrastructure and community we’re building is going to be very important over the next four years. ALA offers something that no one else does, and that’s the willingness to put personalities aside, listen to our members, and focus on the issues important to them. We’re going to engage on a very local level. We’re also going to build the infrastructure so that we can respond very quickly to emerging issues and situations.
Our objective is to provide a place of collaboration for Free Market movements. We are looking for County and City coordinators for the American Liberty Alliance- Oklahoma, so if you are interested, please join the facebook group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=117305178828 and sign up through the website http://oklahoma.americanlibertyalliance.com/ if you feel that you can fill that role. Also, Please list Jai Blevins as the person who referred you, so that I can go to the national conference in September. I can't afford to go, so I have to win the contest! Thanks, Jai Blevins American Liberty Alliance- Oklahoma email@example.com
Posted by Jai Blevins at 8:33 PM
Friday, July 31, 2009
Everywhere you turn you can find a liberal Senator or Congressman or Woman, refusing to answer questions about, or flat out saying "NO" to the idea of receiving the same Healthcare that they are trying to ram down our throats!
So, I have to ask "WHY?"
What kind of Healthcare do members of Congress and the Senate receive?
As soon as members of Congress are sworn in, they may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). The program offers an assortment of health plans from which to choose, including fee-for-service, point-of-service, and health maintenance organizations (HMOs). In addition, Congress members can also insure their spouses and their dependents.
Not only does Congress get to choose from a wide range of plans, but there’s no waiting period. Unlike many Americans who must struggle against precondition clauses or are even denied coverage because of those preconditions, Senators and Representatives are covered no matter what - effective immediately.
And here’s the best part. The government pays up to 75 percent of the premium. That government, of course, is funded by taxpayers, the same taxpayers who often cannot afford health care themselves.Read more: http://public-healthcare-issues.suite101.com/article.cfm/health_care_for_the_us_congress#ixzz0MsLoNEQP
So, they get GREAT HEALTHCARE!! And then they want to give us this CRAP, that is in the Healthcare Deform Bill! They keep saying it's better than what we have, but that only applies to the 15% or so, who don't coverage, already.
The Healthcare they receive doesn't come with a mandatory "end of life" counseling every 5 years after the age of 65. It also doesn't have provisions making it illegal to "opt-out". They are allowed to pay the doctor out of their own pocket if the want to.
Again, if this plan they are trying to cram down our throats is so good, why don't they have to give up their current coverage, and join the "proletariat" in taking the coverage that is being offered? In fact, they even voted against a plan to simply let the American people opt in to the plan that they have!
When asked questions, this is how they respond!
Our Government is out of control, and we are reaching the breaking point! i beleive that our Founding Father's had a few things to say about out of control Government!
DO YOU HAVE THE COURAGE OF YOUR CONVICTIONS?!?!?!
Posted by Jai Blevins at 4:15 PM
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Image via WikipediaThere are rumors flying that the state budget may end up with a shortfall this year, and if so, will have to dip into the "Rainy Day" Fund. In order to do so, the Governor will have to call for an emergency session of our state legislature. If that emargency session is called, that is every Patriot in Oklahoma's Opportunity! Last Session, the House and Senate both passed the Oklahoma Sovereignty Resolution, restating emphatically our 10th Amendendment Rights. Governor Brad Henry VETOED that resloution, but we had enough votes to get the resolution on the ballot for November. However, support for the resolution has been growing, and if we were to call for a reissuing of the resolution, it is believed that there are now enough votes to fully override Gov. Henry's veto.
What this means, is that even if the Federal Government passes the Cap & Trade (BIGGEST TAX INCREASE IN THE HISTORY OF THE PLANET!!) and the Universal Healthcare DEFORM bill, the State Legislature of Oklahoma will have emphatically stated our intent to ignore, as unconstitutional, those laws, and refuse to enforce them inside our borders. If Oklahoma leads the way, other states will follow, and also refuse to enforce these unconstitutional, and statist, laws.
Pay attention Patriots! A HUGE OPPORTUNITY is looming in front of us! When the session is called, we need to be ready, and start bombarding our State Legislature with calls, faxes and emails, calling for another vote on the 1oth Amendment Resolution that was sponsored by Randy Brogdon, and Charles Key!
I will be posting more on this, as news develops! Be Ready! Be Vigilant! Freedom requires actions!
DO YOU HAVE THE COURAGE OF YOUR CONVICTIONS!?!?
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Image via WikipediaFormer Tulsa City Councilman, and Local Talk Radio Show Host, Chris Medlock, has decided to run for Mayor of Tulsa, again. After a hard fought, and remarkably close campaign against incumbent, and MidTown "old Family Money" guy, Bill LaFortune, in the last Mayor's race, Chris Medlock parlayed his success into a morning Talk show on KFAQ 1170, and became an almost "instant hit" with the "Q" Nation. Chris' populist, yet ultra-conservative, viewpoint, struck a chord with many Tulsans. Now, armed with a better understanding of what it takes to win a Mayor's race, and much wider name recognition, Medlock is back for another go 'round.
When Mayor Kathy Taylor announced that she was not seeking a second term, it through the race WIDE OPEN, and names started popping up all over the place. Democrat State Senator Tom Adelson, former City Councilor Dewey Bartlett, Jr. and 28 yr old entrepreneur Clay Clark were the initial 3 entrants. On July 4th, at the OKforTea Party, with Clay Clark emceeing, Chris Medlock unofficially announced that he was in. Later that week he made the announcement official with a Press Conference at the Tulsa Press Club. Within days, Clay Clark dropped his campaign and endorsed Medlock, saying". On the Democratic side, we have
Not that Party affiliation really matters in Tulsa. Like Chris Medlock said in his Interview with the UrbanTulsa Weekly,
No more being ruled by the "grasstops" Mid Town minority! If you live in Tulsa, VOTE CHRIS MEDLOCK! If you live in the surrounding areas, this still affects you, tell all of your friends & family that live in Tulsa to VOTE FOR MEDLOCK.
Posted by Jai Blevins at 12:13 PM
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Image by randylane via Flickr
The Tulsa Tea Party, is in the process of incorporating as a non-profit organization. As such, we have written a Mission Statement, outlining who we are, and what we stand for. Comments are welcome.
We are a non-partisan, non-profit, issues based organization united by our shared core values to preserve the Constitutional Rights of WE THE PEOPLE of the United States of America, by limiting government; constraining government spending and taxation; and advancing a free market economy.
Our Core Values --What We Stand For:
- Limited Government – As our Founding Fathers recognized, restraint of government is necessary to protect the liberties of the people.
Fiscal Responsibility – Government at all levels must learn to live within its means. To saddle future generations with the crushing burden of our excess spending is unconscionable.
- States Rights – The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respective, or to the People.
National Sovereignty – We must maintain a strong national defense, effective security for our borders, and sole control over our land and our laws.
- Personal Responsibility – Liberty is unsustainable without responsibility. Each citizen must take responsibility for the consequences of his or her own actions while respecting the rights and dignity of others.
- The Rule of Law – Consistent, independent and uniform application of the law is critical to a free and prosperous society.
Code of Conduct -- What We Won’t Stand For:
Personal Attacks – We’re debating positions and policies, not demonizing people or groups.
Unfounded Rumors – The easily verifiable facts are bad enough. Don’t weaken our position by stretching the truth.
Objective and Goals:
- Educate, motivate, equip and mobilize the citizens for informed participation in public debate and the electoral process
- Conduct public events to allow citizens to gather and speak out on our Core Values
- Educate the public on our Core Values
- Provide a forum on our Core Values for conversations between citizens and candidates/officials
Monday, July 13, 2009
Image by brionv via FlickrLast Thursday, I went to a Healthcare Symposium, put on by the Tulsa 9-12 Project.
The list of speakers included, Dr. Eric Cottrill, of the Tulsa County Medical Association, the Oklahoma State Medical Association, and the Oklahoma Alliance of Physicians for Tort Reform, www.okphysiciansalliance.com
Dr. Cottrill spoke on the need for reform of our current Healthcare system, and he emphasized the need for the reform to be local and state based, not federal. With strong Tort reform, the cost of healthcare drops dramatically. In order to be effective, Tort reform MUST have caps on the awards for "pain and suffering". These caps, however, do not have an impact on real monetary losses, from job loss, to actual medical costs. Also, another step to loweencyring Healthcare costs, is limiting "frivolous" lawsuits. Right now, in Oklahoma, it costs the plaintiff nothing, to file a lawsuit against a doctor, or medical facility, as lawyers take these cases on a contingency basis. If a "loser pays" law were to be passed, then only those cases with actual merit would be brought. The fewer malpractice suits are filed, the lower the cost of malpractice insurance. The lower the cost of malpractice insurance, the lower the cost of doctor's visits. Simple Economics.
He also spoke about the ramifications of the Obama Administration's proposed Healthcare Reform Bill. If we want to see an example of Government run Healthcare, we need only look at the VA hospitals. Restricted, and inferior, treatments, and drugs. All day for a Doctor's visit. As he put it, there are two ways that you can pay for healthcare, money or time. I don't know about you, but I would rather pay my own expenses, "out of pocket" than to be treated in a facility that just treats me as a number, and has no regard for my time, while giving inferior care, based on regulations and cost analysis. Noone goes to a doctor and says "Hey, Doc, I want you to cut every corner you can, make sure that my Healthcare costs as little as possible, no matter what!" No, we all want the VERY BEST CARE POSSIBLE!
The second speaker of the evening was Glenn Mulready of Health Insurance Underwriters Association. Glen spoke on the Myths and Facts of the uninsured Americans Debate.
The Obama Administration says that there are 46-50 million uninsured Americans. Well, let's take a look at those numbers. Of those 46-50 million, 14 million are already eligible for existing Government health programs. That leaves 32-36 million. 45% of the remaining are only without insurance for less than 4 months, as they change employers. That leaves about 18-20 million. 66% of those are the 18-34 crowd, who tend to choose not to purchase insurance, because they are still "invincible". That leaves just 8-13 million who are truly uninsured. Of those, an estimated 10 million are not even US citizensm according to the US Census Bureau. So, who is truly uninsured? Why do we NEED Government run Healthcare? Just to take care of the illegal immigrants, and indigents who refuse to take care of themselves? Why not do like Dr. Cottrill said, and Reform our current system, instead of scrapping it for one that we can't even afford, and that is inferior to the quality of care that is already available?
How can a bankrupt Government afford Universal Healthcare?!
The final speaker of the evening, was State Representative Dr. Mike Ritze, of Broken Arrow. Dr. Ritze spoke about the problems of our system, and offered solutions. As he stated, our current Healthcare system is widely acknowledged as being broken. Costs are increasing, ER wait times grow longer and longer, and illegal immigrants are flocking to America. The number of doctors who accept Medicare and Medicaid is shrinking, due to poor reimbursement, and massive amounts of red tape. Americans are calling for change.
There is a common misconception that we currently have a Free Market system, when it comes to Healthcare. The Federal Government already regulates and controls our Healthcare system. About half of all healthcare costs are paid by the US Government, and access is controlled by over 100,000 pages of regulations!! We need to get them OUT of the Healthcare business, not give them MORE control!! We are already seeing shortages of doctors in the US, due to the over regulation. Foreign doctors are recruited to the US to fill the void, oft times without having to go thru the same level of schooling, or credentials checks that American doctors go through! A large percentage of the malpractice suits filed in the US are foreign doctors who didn't have the necessary training to perform the tasks they were performing!
European experiments in socialized medicine are failing under the weight of delays in necessary medical procedures, a lack of healthcare professionals, and skyrocketing costs. In many countries with socialized medicine, there are talks of limiting, or eliminating, healthcare for smokers, the obese, and many others that the government deems not worthy of being treated. Allowing the Government to make life and death decisions, is dangerous, and absolutely contrary to the freedoms that our nation was founded on.
The real solution to our healthcare crisis is to get Government OUT of the healthcare business! Let free enterprise solve the problems, especially at the state and local levels. Encourage more doctors to run for office, instead of these career politicians, so that we have knowledgeable representatives at the local, state and federal levels. And do your own research and lobby your state and federal legislators to reduce the restrictive regulations, and pass Tort reforms
Over all, the evening was very informative, and educational. I understand better, the arguments against nationalized Healthcare, and the damage it will do to, not only our quality of healthcare services, but also to our Freedoms as Americans.
Please, stand up and fight against the continued attacks on our Constitutional freedoms, and the American way of life. Contact your legislators, let them know how you feel about these bills, and let them know that if they vote for it, we WILL retire them in the next elections. We ARE going to take back our country, and we will put back everything that they have taken from us!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Image by randylane via Flickr
I, however, disagree. Yes, attendance has been down, but the speed with which we are able to organize, and set up protests, is increasing, and the direct impact on local politics, is becoming noticeable. Grassroots candidates, who normally would get very little, if any, media attention, are garnering larger polling numbers, earlier. Those who have tied themselves to the Tea Parties, have become the most talked about candidates on local Talk Radio, and local blogs, and small town newspapers. Yes, the MSM, is still trying to ignore them, but it becomes increasingly difficult to do so.
For instance, Oklahoma State Senator Randy Brogdon, who is running a Grassroots campaign for Governor, still isn't getting a lot of MSM attention, but he was the ONLY Gubernatorial candidate represented at the Tulsa County GOP open meeting last week. His main competitor, Mary Fallin, did not have ONE T-shirt, bumper sticker, or sign in sight. Nearly one-third of those in attendance were wearing a Brogdon for Governor T-shirt, and MANY more were wearing Brogdon Stickers on their shirts. The fact is, in the second largest county in Oklahoma, the GOP party leadership candidate, had ZERO support, and the Grassroots, Tea Party associated candidate, had a huge following. These are the kinds of differences the Tea Parties are making.
“I think of the Tea Party Movement as a play in three acts,” said Michael Patrick Leahy, a Nashville activist who has clashed with other Tea Party organizers, but who is speaking at the Dallas event. “Act one was to protest the socialist statism that we don’t believe in. The second act is happening on Saturday when we celebrate the Constitution that we do believe in. The third act will be taking actions to restore limited government.”
No, it's not as glamorous, as having 20,000 people, and Sean Hannity, at the rallies, but it's MUCH more effective. The Tea Parties are being used to ignite the Grassroots, in a wildfire effort to "throw the bums out!", and replace them with strong Constitutional Conservatives, who stand for the values this country was founded on!
Tea Partiers, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
"Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness......A gift, a responsibility, and an opportunity"
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Friday, July 3, 2009
Image by auburnxc via FlickrThe news came out today that Sarah Palin will NOT seek reelection, and is possibly stepping down, as the Governor of Alaska. This, of course, begs the question, is she running for President in 2012? Not being Governor of Alaska, frees up her time, which allows her to get out and make speeches, and be a rallying point for the Conservative movement. (I can see the Tea Parties lining up now to get her to come speak!) This also allows her to start raising campaign funds, and increasing her, already significant, name recognition. As of right now, she is the only Republican candidate that I see as a potential threat to the Obama campaign. In order to be successful, she needs to sharpen her message, and continue to build her image as a mother, and one of the "regular" people. She needs to make appearances at Tea Party Rallies, and speak out, clearly and succinctly, against things like Cap & Trade, and Universal Healthcare. We need Sarah to be a leader, and to inspire the Conservative Grassroots.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
The Dallas Tea has issued a 2nd open invitation to Janeane Garofalo, to attend the July 4th Tea Party at Southfork Ranch. The video addresses Garofalo's statements that all Tea Party participants are racist, white trash, redneck, "teabaggers".
Posted by Jai Blevins at 2:39 PM
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Image by gynti_46 via FlickrA Tourist walked into a Chinese curio shop in San Francisco. While looking around at the exotic merchandise, he noticed a very lifelike, life-sized, bronze statue of a rat. It had no price tag, but was so incredibly striking the tourist decided he must have it. He took it to the old shop owner and asked, "How much for the bronze rat?"
"Ahhh, you have chosen wisely! It is $12 for the rat, $100 for the story," said the wise old Chinaman. The tourist quickly pulled out twelve dollars. "I'll just take the rat, you can keep the story."
As he walked down the street carrying his bronze rat, the tourist noticed that a few real rats had crawled out of the alleys and sewers and had begun following him down the street. This was a bit disconcerting so he began walking faster.
A couple blocks later he looked behind him and saw to his horror the herd of rats behind him had grown to hundreds, and they began squealing.
Sweating now, the tourist began to trot toward the Bay. Again, after a couple blocks, he looked around only to discover that the rats now numbered in the MILLIONS, and were squealing and coming toward him faster and faster.
Terrified, he ran to the edge of the Bay and threw the bronze rat as far as he could into the Bay.
Amazingly, the millions of rats all jumped into the Bay after the bronze rat, and were all drowned.
The man walked back to the curio shop in Chinatown.
"Ahhh," said the owner, "You have come back for story?"
"No sir," said the man, "I came back to see if you have a bronze Democrat."
Monday, June 29, 2009
I have begun working with Oklahoma State Senator Randy Brogdon , on his campaign to become Governor. Randy is a strong Constitutional Conservative, who, as he likes to say, is a "danger to the status quo!
Randy has spent his two terms in the OK State Senate, battling against the increase of the scope of Government, and it's infringements on our liberty. As Randy says, he puts every bill that he has to vote on, through a 4 question test.
1. Is it Constitutional? If not, then it gets a "NO".
2. Do we need it? Again, if not, the vote is "NO".
3. Can we afford it? No money for the project, vote "NO"'
4. Does it increase Government power, or the Liberties of the People? If it increases Government, the vote is, again, "NO".
Randy has worked tirelessly to protect and restore the freedoms and liberties that are granted by the Constitution, including sponsoring the Oklahoma Sovereignty Resolution, restating our 10th Amendment Rights.
This commitment to our Freedom, and the Cause of Liberty, is why I am supporting Randy for Governor of the State of Oklahoma, and he needs our help!
He sent this letter out to his email list today, and I want to pass it on to every Freedom Lover that I can.
I want to thank all of you who have invested in my campaign for governor. We are in a last minute push to meet our goal of raising $100,000 by tomorrow June 30 before this quarter’s filing deadline. Please consider investing in my campaign and make a contribution by going to my website www.randybrogdon.com . Multiplication of your efforts will move us closer to reaching our goal. Please invest any amount you can.
25 people x $25.00 = $625
50 x 50 = $2500
100 x $100 = $10,000
250 x $250 = 62,500
50 x $500 = 25,000
ANYTHING you can do to help, whether monetary, or volunteering your time, is greatly needed, and will go a LONG way toward safe-guarding the freedoms that we all love so dearly!
Don't do nothing, because you can only do a little!