Posts Tagged ‘Republican’
On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Effective at yearend, all slaves in Confederate-controlled territory would be “forever free.”
Ill-informed critics of the first Republican President Lincoln fault the Emancipation Proclamation for only freeing slaves in areas not yet under the control of the U.S. government, but — because of the Democratic Party’s resolute defense of slavery — the federal government had the necessary authority only over so-called “property” of the rebels.
Within two years, the Republican-controlled 38th Congress followed up this great advance by enacting the 13th Amendment, banning slavery throughout the nation.
From Michael Zak at Grand Old Partisan
Dear RPMC Members:
I would like to thank you for your dedication and loyalty to our community and the United States of America. I believe the strength of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County lies in the sharing of ideas and the desire to compassionately assist citizens in the quest of living the American dream. The tireless efforts of those who are committed in sharing your time, talents and treasures are greatly appreciated and admired.
It is imperative that we continue to volunteer our time to the community we love through a common sense approach. We have much to do in our community, as we strive to make Milwaukee County a “Great Place on a Great Lake”. Over the past several years we have rebuilt our relationship with our community. However, we must persist in the months and years to come to continue to elect Republicans that uphold the principles and values of the party of Abraham Lincoln.
Because there is so much at stake I am asking you to renew your membership in the Republican Party of Milwaukee County. We need you to continue to be an integral part of the grassroots efforts to Move Wisconsin Forward. The Republican Party of Milwaukee County continues to be an organization that shares the belief that all Americans should have the opportunity to reach their goals and dreams. We need your continued support!
Join us as we are energized and united in the efforts to strengthen our community, your membership in our county party ensures that you receive information on volunteering opportunities and events where we highlight our elected officials and share time with one another. By joining the county party, you will be able to attend and vote at the County caucus and the Republican Party State convention. Please be a part of the political process to change minds and hearts of all individuals to allow our community to grow stronger and become more economically sound.
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Chairman of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County
–SNIP– But let me give you a brief history of the Democratic Party, not according to me, but according to one of the most distinguished liberal American historians, Eric Foner, author of “A Short History of Reconstruction.”
I encourage you to read the whole book as you listen this week to the smug and self-righteous speeches in Charlotte. This is the history they don’t want you to know.
KKK’s first targets were Republicans – read how Democrats started the group in “Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White”
Take note of this summation of Foner’s book: “In effect, the [Ku Klux] Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party, the planter class, and all those who desired the restoration of white supremacy. Its purposes were political in the broadest sense, for it sought to affect power relations, both public and private, throughout Southern society. It aimed to destroy the Republican Party’s infrastructure, undermine the Reconstruction state, re-establish control of the black labor force and restore racial subordination in every aspect of Southern Life.”
What occurs to me as I read these stunning words is how successful the Democratic Party has actually been in achieving those goals over the last 130 years. Today, it not only has “control of the black labor force,” it has control over the black vote – the very vote it sought to deny for most of those 130 years after the War Between the States.
Read more by Joseph Farah at WND.com
Alabama’s electoral votes will go to the Republican presidential candidate in 2016. We can say this with certainty, because we know that the state votes Republican almost without fail. But the extent to which it votes Republican does change. And in recent presidential elections, for example, it’s been more Republican than in the past, when you compare its vote to the national popular vote margin.
Read more by Philip Bump at WashingtonPost.com
It’s the media’s unwritten rule for covering political scandals.
It is such common sense as to be undeniable that basic journalism requires a party label to be affixed to a story about an elected public official, the president excepted. It is the DNA of the “who” in a news report. “Senator Robert Byrd, the Democratic senator from West Virginia, died today.” Take out “Democratic” and try that sentence. It doesn’t work. “Mike Lee, GOP senator from Utah and God’s gift to mankind, coasted to reelection last night.” Ditto.
It follows that the rule applies to stories about political scandal, precisely because it’s just that — politics. But what happens when that cardinal rule is applied to one party but ignored for the other? Favoritism? Bias? No, it’s far worse than just that. It is a commitment to abide by the rules of journalism with one party and then a deliberate attempt to protect the other, even if it means violating the most basic rules of news reporting.
Read more by L. Brent Bozell III at NationalReview.com
The following candidates are running as Republican candidates that you should vote for.
If there is a Republican primary (two or more candidates) on August 12th there is no party endorsement.
1st Congressional District Representative: Paul Ryan
4th Congressional District Representative: Primary between David King and Dan Sebring
5th Congressional District Representative: James Sensenbrenner
6th Congressional District Representative Primary: Primary between Tom Denow, Glenn Grothman, Joseph Leibham, Duey Strobel
Governor: Scott Walker
Lt. Governor: Rebecca Kleefisch
Attorney General: Brad Schimel
Secretary of State: Primary between Julian Bradley, Gary Bies
State Treasurer: Primary between Matt Adamczyk, Randy Melchert
5th Senate District: Leah Vukmir
7th Senate District: Red Arnold
7th Assembly Representative: Scott Espeseth
8th Assembly Representative: Vincent Synowicz
9th Assembly Representative:
12th Assembly Representative:
13th Assembly Representative:
14th Assembly Representative: Dale Kooyenga
15th Assembly Representative: Joe Sanfelippo
16th Assembly Representative:
17th Assembly Representative:
18th Assembly Representative:
19th Assembly Representative:
20th Assembly Representative: Primary between Molly McGartland, Justin Moralez, Michael Pierce,
21st Assembly Representative: Jesse Rodriguez
22nd Assembly Representative: Primary between Janel Brandtjen, Nick Oliver, Blair Rogacki
23rd Assembly Representative: Jim Ott
24th Assembly Representative: Dan Knodl
82nd Assembly Representative: Ken Skowronski
83rd Assembly Representative: David Craig
84th Assembly Representative: Mike Kuglitsch
The General Election is Tuesday November 4, 2014
Most people are either a Democrat by design, or a Democrat by deception. That is either they were well aware the racist history of the Democrat Party and still chose to be Democrat, or they were deceived into thinking that the Democratic Party is a party that sincerely cared about Black people.
History reveals that every piece of racist legislation that was ever passed and every racist terrorist attack that was ever inflicted on African Americans, was initiated by the members of the Democratic Party. From the formation of the Democratic Party in 1792 to the Civil Rights movement of 1960’s, Congressional records show the Democrat Party passed no specific laws to help Blacks, every law that they introduced into Congress was designed to hurt blacks in 1894 Repeal Act. The chronicles of history shows that during the past 160 years the Democratic Party legislated Jim Crows laws, Black Codes and a multitude of other laws at the state and federal level to deny African Americans their rights as citizens.
History reveals that the Republican Party was formed in 1854 to abolish slavery and challenge other racist legislative acts initiated by the Democratic Party.
Read more by Wayne Perryman at hnn.us
A former Clinton aide on how Democrats lost their way chasing Wall Street cash, and new populism the party needs
–SNIP– One reason we know voters will embrace populism is that they already have. It’s what they thought they were getting with Obama. In 2008 Obama said he’d bail out homeowners, not just banks. He vowed to fight for a public option, raise the minimum wage and clean up Washington. He called whistle-blowers heroes and said he’d bar lobbyists from his staff. He was critical of drones and wary of the use of force to advance American interests. He spoke eloquently of the threats posed to individual privacy by a runaway national security state.
He turned out to be something else altogether. To blame Republicans ignores a glaring truth: Obama’s record is worst where they had little or no role to play. It wasn’t Republicans who prosecuted all those whistle-blowers and hired all those lobbyists; who authorized drone strikes or kept the NSA chugging along; who reneged on the public option, the minimum wage and aid to homeowners. It wasn’t even Republicans who turned a blind eye to Wall Street corruption and excessive executive compensation. It was Obama.
Read more by Bill Curry at Salon.com
Speaker Boehner and House Republicans are suing President Obama for his unconstitutional overreach and abuse of power.
This Imperial President’s unprecedented disregard for the Constitution and desire for more power has reached a new low.
Obama has ignored and selectively enforced the law. And he has repeatedly created new laws unilaterally. It’s unconstitutional — it must be stopped.
President Obama has:
* Unconstitutionally made radical changes to ObamaCare
* Unconstitutionally forced through job killing new EPA regulations on the American people
* Unconstitutionally increased what taxpayers pay to federal contractors
* Unconstitutionally waived the statutory work requirements for welfare
* Unconstitutionally created bureaucratic programs not authorized by Congress
It’s time we stand up to President Obama — and it’s time we stop his total disregard for the Constitution and rule of law.
The U.S. Constitution outright declares that the President “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” Yet, President Obama has not.
That is why House Republicans are launching a lawsuit against President Obama. And we need you by our side.
RPW Announces African American Outreach EffortsYou know all the cliches.
‘Republicans are racist.’ ‘Republicans don’t care about African Americans.’ ‘Republicans likes Scott Walker owe their success to segregation and dog whistle racism.’
And then there are the cliches that seem to have a ring of truth.
‘Republicans can’t win African American votes.’ ‘Republican don’t even court African American voters.’ ‘African Americans will never vote for Republicans.’
Democrats, the media, and even a host of Republicans might believe these things to be true - but don’t bother Orlando Owens with this nonsense. He’s too busy building a movement.
Read more by Collin Roth at RightWisconsin.com
The Democrat party has subtly changed the wording, but after all these years it is still crooning the same old racist tunes; updated and syncopated for 2014, of course. The Democrat party “plantation” is the dependence class, with the new harvest being minority voter turnout. The Democrat party can reliably count on minority votes, because they have been telling minorities for the past 45 years that only Democrats “truly care.”
Read more by Ben Gaul at guardianlv.com
July 23, 2014
by Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield)
Last year many Wisconsin residents celebrated Wisconsin’s first measurable tax cuts in nearly a decade. In addition to cutting taxes, progress was made in simplifying the tax code as evidenced by the elimination of 17 tax credits, downsizing from five to four tax brackets and eliminating Wisconsin’s depreciation schedules in favor of adopting federal standards. In just over two years, Wisconsin went from billions in the red, to cutting both income and property taxes.
I am pleased we were able to accomplish what we did. At the risk of being the “fly in the punch bowl,” let me state we still have a significant problem. Wisconsin by any measure remains a high tax state.
The praise received for cutting taxes is notable and fair because it signified a significant change in trajectory. However, we can’t kid ourselves, we still have yet to fully implement a pro-growth tax code. It’s analogous to being proud of your 16 year old son for turning off the television and heading off to clean his bedroom, but his bedroom is still a mess.
Read more by Nick Novak at MaciverInstitute.com
In my younger days I was your average black leftist, liberal democrat. During the early 1980′s I started reading about American race relations. I was shocked at what I read and could not accept the historical material. So, I started reading American history during the Civil War era. Again, I was shocked. So, I read the Congressional Globe, which pre-dated the Congressional Record, to read something not filtered through the potential bias of an author. Again, I was shocked to learn about the history of the democrat party and how that party laid the foundation that has influenced race relations in America in the past. Those past political actions by the democrat party continue, to this day, to exploit the impoverished condition of black Americans, which were caused by the democrat party for the purpose of gaining political power.
Read more by Dr. Larry O. Simmons, a black Republican from Detroit, MI at HipHopRepublican.com
Republicans file lawsuit in attempt to rein in president
A prominent law professor and avowed supporter of the Obama White House will tell the House on Wednesday that the president has created one of the biggest constitutional crises in the country’s history and will endorse House Republicans’ effort to sue to rein him in.
Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University, will say President Obama is trampling the founders’ vision for the country in his push to circumvent Congress, and he will demand Republicans and Democrats alike forget their party labels to unify against this White House’s power grab.
Read more by Stephen Dinan at WashingtonTimes.com
A golden opportunity awaits the GOP
An urban legend put out by the liberal press says that in the late 1960s the Republican Party embarked on a so-called “southern strategy” and exchanged a century-old core constituency of the party, African-Americans, for the support of what was once the Democratic “Solid South.” The only problem, as with most urban legends, is that it is simply not true.
Even if the above narrative is not in fact true, some 85-90% of the black vote today routinely goes to the Democrats, despite the fact that famous African-American personages from Frederick Douglass to Martin Luther King were members of the Republican Party. However, Wisconsin — the state in which the Republican Party was founded — may be about to hand the Democrats a shock which will herald the historic constituency’s return.
Read more by Avner Zami at PJmedia.com