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Michael Steele New RNC Chairman

Former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, Michael Steele, has just been elected as the new Republican National Committee Chairman.  I have had my reservations about Steele.  I believe he is a moderate who will not stay true to the party platform and will not care what the social conservatives have to say in Iowa, therefore, our First in the Nation status may be lost under Mr. Steele.  I am devastated that the party is taking this direction.  Unless Steele proves me wrong in where he stands on the issues, I believe we are in for another spanking in 2010.

I had originally supported Chip Saltsman, but he dropped out of the race yesterday.  I believe that he has a bright future in the party and the GOP would be wise to listen to his ideas and solutions.

Since November’s election, I’ve had the remarkable opportunity to travel throughout thirty two states, share my vision for the future of our party, and listen to the advice of the nearly one hundred members who took the time to visit with me in their homes, their offices, their airports, and their coffee shops.

I’ve seen how the Clark County Republicans of Nevada are organizing online to defeat Harry Reid in 2010, as we defeated Tom Daschle in 2002.

I’ve heard how Republicans in the District of Columbia have expanded their membership simply by holding their meetings and spreading their message in communities that have long shared our values, but which have never felt welcome within our ranks.

I’ve witnessed how the hard work of Republican leadership in my home of Tennessee has given our state its first Republican General Assembly since 1869.

And I’ve met with Republicans in New England’s blue states who are ready to plant our party’s flag and prove that our coalition is broad enough, strong enough to compete everywhere and win anywhere.

But, while my travels make me confident in our party’s future, I wanted you to be first to know that I have decided to withdraw my candidacy to become your next chairman.

Thank you for your passion for our party and for the principles that make it great. I hope that you won’t hesitate to call on me as we rebuild our majority.

Chip

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The Huckabee Ticker is Back!!!!!

Yesterday Huck PAC announced its 24 hour fundraising challenge.  They are $8,281 away from making their January goal and one donor has offered to match up to $7,500 of what they raise online in that 24 hours.

If you remember from back in the primaries, Mike Huckabee’s website always had a fundraising ticker on the home page for online contributions.  Ironically enough on the date that he dropped out of the race, March 4, 2008, the ticker stopped at $2,012,489.  Hmmmmm……….2012……

This ticker was taken off of the site when it become Huck PAC but now it is back to monitor the progress towards January’s goal.  It looks as if they are closing in on the goal just by the contributions, so the donor who is matching that will put them way over the target.  Great job!

Where Will “Stimulating” Get Us?

I just read that the House of Representatives is getting ready to vote on President Obama’s stimulus plan.  There is A LOT of money being tossed about ($850 billion) and too much of it doesn’t make any sense.  I hope there are some leaders in the Republican Party who will stand up to the Democrats throwing our money around all in the name of “stimulating.”  Fiscal responsibility is a thing of the past.  Get all the information at ReadThe Stimulus.org.

Legislation Introduced Paving Way for Fair Tax

In the 2008 election season, Mike Huckabee and his volunteers at Huck PAC were instrumental in the re-election of Saxby Chambliss (GA) to the United States Senate.  He has now introduced a bill to the Senate that will lay the ground work for the Fair Tax.

S. 296:  A bill to promote freedom, fairness, and economic opportunity by repealing the income tax and other taxes, abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and enacting a national sales tax to be administered primarily by the States.

This is one of the reasons why Governor Huckabee supported the Senator with his Political Action Comittee.  In a recent blog post by Huckabee he defended the Fair Tax and his support of it from non-factual attacks that were taking place.  He believes, as I do, that the Fair Tax would be a much better economic stimulus than President Obama’s plan.

Sadly, your musings on the Fair Tax are almost identical to the kind of smug trip I’ve encountered from the establishment elite who write for the Wall Street Journal, the National Review, and the other self-proclaimed “conservatives” whose policies of bail-outs and protection for the robber barons of Wall Street have pretty much destroyed capitalism and the free enterprise system and taken the door off the hinges so socialism can be trucked in by the cart.

Huckabee on Obama and Geithner

This weekend’s episode of Huckabee on FOX News exposed to the viewers just how far left President Obama’s new agenda was reaching.  Mike Huckabee’s guest was Liberty Counsel’s Matt Staver and together they revealed Obama’s plans for the homosexual community and the issue of abortion, which are most likely not the type of “change” people voted for.

In Huckabee’s closing thoughts he issued a call to action for his national audience to phone or email their senators and insist they vote “no” to the confirmation of Timothy Geithner as Secretary of the Treasury.  Mr Geithner failed to pay $34,000 in personal taxes and after all, “you shouldn’t RUN the IRS if you have a history of running from it.”

Huckabee was SECOND in Delegate Count

I hate to drudge up the past because I would much rather focus on Republican victories in 2010 and 2012.  But when blatant lies and misinformation are thrown out to people I believe it is necessary to correct them with the facts.

On the Colbert Report NBC’s Chuck Todd gave his insight on the 2012 Republican nomination.

On President Obama’s first full day in office, Stephen Colbert kicked off the media’s 2012 election cycle with a visit from Chuck Todd.

Todd, promoting his book, How Barack Obama Won, declared Mitt Romney the front-runner for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination.

“If you follow the history of the Republican party,” Todd said, “Ronald Reagan finished second in ’76, nominee in ’80. George Bush finishes second in ’80, nominee in ’88. History says Mitt Romney will be the nominee in 2012.”

Todd also said that if Republicans want to have a shot in 2012, they need to “not only have white people vote for them.”

Chuck Todd is not the only media talking head that believes Mitt Romney came in second during the 2008 primaries because Sean Hannity also spewed this lie.  Also, if  Todd would have done some research he would have found that Mike Huckabee received 48% of the African American vote while he was governor of Arkansas.

Let the facts speak for themselves as to who came in second behind John McCain for the nomination.

McCain 1563, Huckabee 282, Romney 272

McCain 1575, Huckabee 278, Romney 271

McCain 1302, Huckabee 166, Romney 146

McCain 1291, Huckabee 256, Romney 203

 

Steve King Endorses the Fair Tax

Earlier this week Iowa Congressman Steve King came out in support of the Fair Tax.  Mr. King is a popular social conservative in the western Iowa district who was just re-elected by a large margin.  He has shown his fiscal strength by voting no 100% of the time against the bailouts and now he endorses the Fair Tax as a way to resurrect the failing economy.  I couldn’t agree more and I know that Steve King will be a leader in Congress when it comes to fighting for this tax reform.

FairTax would stimulate growth in economy

By U.S. Rep. Steve King

The federal government is bloated, inefficient and spends too much of your hard-earned money. Not coincidentally, the federal government is also the largest employer in America. Now President-elect Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi want more taxpayer dollars to pay for additional, unneeded government workers.

Over the past few weeks, Obama unveiled details of his much-discussed “stimulus package.#” Initially, his plan would have created 600,000 new government jobs, potentially increasing the number of federal employees by as much as 33 percent. News of this increase in government workers reached skeptical taxpayers, and Obama has since backtracked and said the number will be lower. Obama also pledges to create millions of new private sector jobs, but how many will be taxpayer funded?

The American economy needs a shot in the arm, but the answer is not a legion of new government workers. New government jobs will only add to the waste, fraud…..

Read the rest of the article here.

Tomorrow is an Anniversy Not Worth Celebrating

Tomorrow, January 22nd, is the 36th anniversary of the landmark United States Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.  Since then 50 million abortions have been performed and if President Obama makes good on his promise and signs the Freedom of Choice Act, there will be 125,000 more abortions per year.  Every pro-life battle that has been won, such as parental involvement requirements, informed consent laws, restrictions on government funding of abortions, and outlawing most partial-birth abortions, would be erased and this bill would wipe the slate clean of any legal limits on abortion.

With all of these restrictions out of the way, the sky is the limit on how many more babies will be eliminated all in the name of “choice” or “right to privacy.”  Yesterday during his inaugural address, Obama stated that in our country everyone is “free and equal.”  If he really believes that, he will not sign FOCA and realize that every human life has worth and potential………

Looking Beyond Inauguration Day

While I pray for Barack Obama and also realize the historic significance of his presidency, I also realize that he is looking to install a permanant campaign in order to advance his agenda.  We must fight for our conservative values and we can start here.

Thank You President George W. Bush

I know that approximately 73% of you are going to disagree with the title of my post, but I believe that a lot of people in this country have chosen to have short term or selective memory.  Sure, I’m embarrassed just like a lot of Americans of what President Bush has done to the meaning of conservatism, however, I also can still visualize what happened eight months into his presidency.

George Bush’s first term as President was still in infancy when four of our own commercial jets loaded with people just like us were hijacked and used as living bombs against the United States of America.  Two crashed into the World Trade Center bringing them both down to the ground.  One crashed into the Pentagon and one plane never hit the target of the US Capitol because of real American heros on board, but instead plummeted into a field in Pennsylvania.  So many innocent lives lost and great destruction just because our country was hated so much.

Do you remember what you were doing on this day?  Do you remember how it felt?  Do you remember how it felt?  Seven years have passed and that is a long time in our fast-paced American years.  It  is easy to forget how horrible September 11th was and hard to remember to be thankful that it has not happened again.  On FOX News the other night Democratic political analyst Kirsten Powers was giving her insight on how we shouldn’t necessarily be grateful to President Bush for keeping us safe because we cannot prove that we would’ve been attacked again.  No, Kirsten, we can’t see what might have happened if we would’ve traveled a different road after September 11th.  All I know is that we ARE still safe, and that is why I am saying thank you President George W. Bush.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost