This workshop is free. Joy C. Jones, founder of the Reagan Institute for Conservative Leadership PAC, is going to be the instructor. This is NOT a seminar telling you how to lead or organize your specific group, rather it is going to offer information of the basic political system and how to organize to influence and change it allowing you to educate your members. Anyone interested in attending please rsvp to the number or email address on the flyer which is linked below.
Archive for December, 2009
The Danville group raised money so this plan could fly around the DC beltway during morning rush hour.
The barely known Keith Olbermann of MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann took a shot at John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute calling him the “worst person in the world” because of the letter he wrote in support of the Tea party protest outside Perriello’s Charlottesville. Of course Olbermann also managed to take his usual shot at these constitutional activists, using the derogatory term “teabaggers”, knowing full well the sexual connotation that term carries. Not to worry though no one watches his show anyway.
In the Daily Progress in reference to Olbermann’s comments Whitehead stated: “I accept with great humility Keith Olbermann’s conferring me with the ‘World’s Worst Person’ gold award.” Olbermann had the audacity to call Whitehead lazy referring to him as the leader of the area tea party. It seems to me that Olbermann is the lazy one or maybe just ignorant, whatever fits. He can’t even bother to find out that Whitehead has had no involvement with the tea party with the exception of drafting this letter.
I am not surprised that Olbermann and MSNBC are one of the lowest rated cable news networks on TV.
“This afternoon the business as usual Republican unit chairs of the 5th district chose to ignore the outcry from the grassroots and majority of congressional candidates and voted for a primary to decide the 5th district GOP congressional candidate. The vote was not even close with 19 voting for a primary and 13 against.” Virginia5thDistrict blog.
Roughly a hundred people showed up at this district meeting voicing their desire for a convention to choose the next GOP congressional candidate. This meeting was very reminiscent of the Perriello town halls in which the people express there opinion and then Tom chooses to ignore them. I expected that from someone of Perriello’s ilk but thought that the unit chairs of the republican party would be different. I was wrong.
From the start it was obvious what direction this vote would take, it was to head in a direction that would favor the middle of the road candidate, Robert Hurt. It was quite painful watching this process knowing that the decision had been made even before the meeting started. The fix was in and had been so ever since Hurt announced his candidacy and the NRCC put him forth as the candidate of choice. The one thing I learned today is that it is impossible to fight the machine on it’s own terms.
I am thinking that it is time to change the terms. An independent took control of the NY 23rd race why not the Virginia 5th? Something to ponder.
AFP has a Northern Fifth District bus next week to DC to ‘remind’ the Senate how to vote on the healthcare bill. This rally is bringing folks from many states.
We have a bus that will pick up passengers at Zion’s Crossroads and Forest Lakes Food Lion per the schedule below. Can you share for AFP via Tea Party channels? RSVP email is RidewithAFP@gmail.com or via phone to me, 757-968-6897.
The Central Virginia bus schedule is as follows:
0900 – EMBARK PASSENGERS AT ZIONS CROSSROADS PARK ‘N RIDE
0915 – DEPART ZIONS CROSS ROADS PARK ‘N RIDE FOR FOREST LAKES’ FOOD LION
0945 – EMBARK PASSENGERS AT FOREST LAKES FOOD LION
1000 – DEPART FOREST LAKES FOOD LION 1300 – ARRIVE DC
1330 – BEGIN AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY RALLY
1500 (Estimated) – DEPART WASHINGTON DC
1800 (Estimated) – ARRIVE CHAROTTESVILLE/ZIONS CROSSROADS
Event Is Being Held Tuesday December 15th.