Posts Tagged ‘Republican’
During an interview on Fox News’ “Special Report,” columnist Charles Krauthammer called President Obama’s executive actions “unbelievably unconstitutional” and lawless.
Krauthammer pointed to a double standard in Washington and asserted that if the President were a Republican, “the people would be up in arms and would be impeaching.”
Read more by Karen Jeffers at blog.Heritage.org
…which later became Black History Month. The month of February was chosen in honor of two Republicans, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, who were both born in that month.
On this day in 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passes the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in America. The amendment read, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude…shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
Read more at History.com
The 13th amendment passed 119 to 56, seven votes above the necessary two-thirds majority. The amendment was supported by 100% of the Republican members–88 votes, and included 16 Democrats, and 15 third-party representatives.
All 56 votes against the Amendment were from Democrats.
RNC chief’s shrewd strategy aids presidential election process
A remarkable revolution has taken place quietly but certainly in the process of electing a candidate for president.
For the first time since the rise of the television networks, the center of power in conducting the national conversation of presidential politics has shifted from the news media to the political party. That remarkable achievement has been driven by years of hard work, shrewd strategy and courageous decisions led by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
The scale of the change is truly historic.
Read more by Newt Gingrich at WashingtonTimes.com
On this day in 1865, the 13th Amendment — abolishing slavery — became part of the Constitution — when ratified by three-quarters of the states.
Despite protests from the Democrats, the Republican Party made banning slavery part of its national platform in 1864. Senator Lyman Trumbull (R-IL) wrote the final version of the text, combining the proposed wordings of several other Republican congressmen.
All Republicans in Congress voted for the 13th Amendment, while nearly all Democrats voted against it. So strongly did President Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) support the 13th Amendment, he signed the document, though presidential approval is not part of the amendment process.
Yes, outlawing slavery was a Republican achievement.
From Grand Old Partisan
Make a difference in Milwaukee County.
The Republican Party of Milwaukee County, by State statute, gets to nominate people who want to be pollworkers in their own municipalities in Milwaukee County.
Become a paid Republican Pollworker:
Be on the front line of fighting vote fraud at the polling place.
This is a paid position, you are an employee of your municipality.
You are trained by your municipal clerk.
Besides working on Election Day you also may be offered additional time prior to the election.
We need you to respond by November 15, so that we can then appoint you to your municipality by November 30.
Being a Republican pollworker in your municipality is an excellent way to help prevent election fraud while getting paid for it at the same time. If you are interested in being a (paid) pollworker, please contact the Republican Party of Milwaukee County at 414-727-1220.
Volunteer to become an Election Observer:
Become the “eyes and ears” of the Republican Party.
We will arm you with the tools you will need to become an effective observer.
Your presence at the polls will let “would be violators” know that “we are watching”.
We want you to volunteer for the February primary or the April election so that you are an experienced observer for the all important fall elections.
Contact the Republican Party of Milwaukee County at 414-727-1220.
For more info, go to https://secure.yourpatriot.com/ou/rpmc/volunteersignup.aspx
If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!
If a Republican doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one.
If a Democrat doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat.
If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.
If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A Democrat wonders who is going to take care of him.
If a Republican doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Democrat’s demand that those they don’t like be shut down.
If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.
A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.
If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A Democrat demands that the rest of us pay for his.
If a Republican reads this, he’ll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A Democrat will delete it because he’s “offended”.
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Two candidates got some rough treatment inside the hall.
Last night was the first serious, substantive debate held with the Republican candidates, and congratulations are due both to Fox Business Channel and to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. FBM asked serious questions and refrained from “gotcha” tactics, and Priebus — who was actually greeted like a rock star by the crowd before the broadcast began — may have successfully intimidated FBN into avoiding any semblance of CNBC’s outrageous performance.
The Milwaukee Theatre has a seating capacity of about 3,000. From my point of view, just about every seat in the place was occupied. Ticket holders were informed that the doors would open at 4:30 and everyone was to be seated by 5:30 when the doors would be closed; I arrived about 15 minutes early and found myself at the end of a queue roughly a city block long. Nevertheless, attendees were enthusiastic despite the line and the promise of a four-and-a-half-hour, two-debate session. (There were commercial breaks, of course, as well as the long break between the first and second debates during which people could stretch, go to the facilities, and so on, but it was nonetheless heartening to see).
The crowd was orderly and well-mannered — typical of the Midwest, and especially Midwestern Republicans. The same could not be said for the leftist protesters outside.
Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com
Before we get to the list, let me explain a little bit how our corrupt DC Media works. Has the DC Media “covered” some of the new Hillary scandals listed below? Sure. The DC Media “covers” pretty much everything. In the end, though, it is meaningless unless what is covered becomes part of a larger narrative. Let me give you an example.
CNN is “covering” Clinton’s bizarre story about attempting to join the Marines some 40 years ago. According to her, because she’s a woman, she was turned out at the door by a recruiter. I’m not going to get in the weeds of why Clinton’s story doesn’t pass the smell test, but it doesn’t. So CNN *is* covering the story but CNN is not covering it with anywhere near the intensity and damaging incredulity that was used in their racially-motivated attempt to destroy Ben Carson last week.
Read more by John Nolte at Breitbart.com
. . . from keeping Black people as their personal pets.
On this day in 1956, Martin Luther King voted for the Republican presidential ticket, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.
Martin Luther King told Nixon of his vote during a public meeting in Ghana, where they were attending a presidential inauguration.
While campaigning for re-election, Vice President Richard Nixon declared: “Most of us will live to see the day when American boys and girls will sit, side by side, at any school - public or private - with no respect paid to the color of skin. Segregation, discrimination and prejudice have no place in America.”
The following year, Vice President Nixon helped defeat the Democrat filibuster against the GOP’s 1957 Civil Rights Act.