Stock Research – Republican Congress In Hot Seat

If the Republican Party is able to hold onto its majority in both the House and the Senate in the coming elections, it will be because of the ineptness of the Democrats. The Democrats have become a party without ideas, with an ideology that hasn’t worked in years, and I am not hopeful that it will work in the immediate future.

At the same time we must recognize the notion of ACCOUNTABILITY. In my work managing money, I have to go back decades to understand certain companies and their institutional cultures. The same thing is true in politics. Yes, we have had scandals before. I remember vividly Lyndon Johnson and Bobby Baker, and John Kennedy and his German mistress who supposedly worked for the East German secret police, the Stasi.

There’s something about POWER. The historians tell you that “POWER CORRUPTS, and ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY”. The greatest compliment you can pay our country is to recognize that we settle things in the voting booth. When the voting booth can’t settle it as in the Presidential election in 2000 in Florida, the courts settle it. In the 2000 contested election, it was the Supreme Court of the United States that settled it. In most countries of the world, they settle things with a gun, or several guns, or better yet, the military settles things with a coup. Our way is far superior, always has been, always will be.

There is something in the air that’s different this time. I am a conservative by nature. I have been since Barry Goldwater ran for the Presidency in 1964. I believe in minimizing government intervention in people’s lives because I believe that the government contributes very little in the end to the human condition. They take, but create nothing. They do very few things well, and overpay vastly for what they do provide. An example is $225 per day, per soldier, to Halliburton to feed our troops in Iraq. You and I can eat in the finest restaurants for that amount of money. Only a government can spend money like that.

What I am mostly disturbed by is the vanity, conceit, and complete disregard for the rest of us that this government has shown. We have a President that needs to spy on its own citizens in the name of national security, but finds no requisite need for oversight. The key here is OVERSIGHT. I happen to know that there are federal judges who sit in the FBI headquarters every day, whose sole job is to sign off on the government’s need to record conversations. The same procedure could very easily be implemented by the CIA, and NSA, but nobody wanted it. They obviously thought of it, but didn’t want it. When governments work in secret, the tyranny we seek to end overseas visits us right here. Our founding fathers fought against it and so should we.

We have a war in Iraq where we are all part of the dance NOW. The President has put forth no objectives for determining when we can get out. Is it a national police force of 150,000 Iraqis before we can get out, or an army of 300,000 Iraqi troops before we can go? We are now stuck in a war without end, without even the hint of an end, and we are suffering a slow death attrition to our troops.

It’s just the kind of thing that Americans HATE, a war fought without objectives, just sucking up money, resources, and the flower of our youth. It’s all in the name of nothing really. I say this because you either have clearly defined objectives in war or you have chaos. This President has chosen chaos. Sometimes I think this is Vietnam all over again, doesn’t anybody ever learn from history? Bush has degrees from Yale and Harvard, and didn’t learn a dam thing apparently, except how to spend money. You know, I couldn’t wait for Clinton to get out of office, and now I wonder if his wife isn’t such a bad idea.

The Congress spends billions likes its play money, and doesn’t even tax the citizens to do it. Instead they borrow the money, spend it and then owe the debt to Europeans, Japan, and China by continuing to build up the national debt. I haven’t checked this number in years, but I would be willing to bet that between 80% and 90% of the total national debt has been built up by the Republicans who call themselves the party of fiscal responsibility.

Maybe I am just getting older, but I am getting far more cynical as the years go by and more liberal too, but it’s not the liberal’s definition of liberal. Barry Goldwater taught me that abortion rights are a woman’s decision, not 9 old people sitting on a Supreme Court. There should be a separation of church and state as provided by the constitution. If deeply religious people in this country want to vote, than they absolutely should vote and participate in the political process, just like everybody else. Recognize that this country was founded by good hardworking people who left their rigid religious societies for something a lot better. We call it America.

Now when I sit back and look at this Republican dominated Congress, I find it pathetic. The majority leader Tom Delay had to resign in disgrace. The House Speaker, Denny Hastert is totally asleep at the switch over information he received, didn’t received, received, and then didn’t receive over the gay Congressman’s escapades. Why is it that it’s all right to be a gay Democratic Congressman (aka Barney Frank), but you can’t be a gay Republican Congressman (aka Mark Foley). Republicans are in the closet about it, and Democrats are screaming it out loud.

The Democrats should be running on one issue and one issue only, “HAD ENOUGH”, forget about it’s time for a change. It’s time for a revolution. I could very easily see the Republicans getting wiped in this election, losing both houses in fact, and then in essence making this current President impotent. How much more damage can President Bush do if he faces a hostile Congress. He could propose whatever he wanted to propose but if the Democrats control the Congress, and won’t FUND IT, the game is over.

This scenario would not be much better than the horror show currently on stage, but you must hold the politicians in power ACCOUNTABLE, and nobody has done that in six years. Maybe I was better off when my party was on the outs, and I could at least fantasize how much better things would be when, and if we got into power. My fantasies have turned into a nightmare with these people in office who are not MY REPUBLICANS, and then there’s Donald Rumsfeld, but that’s another story.

 

Greene Co Republican Mass Meeting Call 2016

GREENE COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE
Official Call for a Mass Meeting of Greene County
By the Republican Party of Virginia

As Chairman of the Greene County Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the Committee and the Executive Committee, I, Edward A. Yensho, do hereby issue this Call for a Mass Meeting to be held at the Greene County Court House, 22 Court Street, Stanardsville, Virginia 22973 or its alternate site as determined by the Chairman, beginning at 7:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. EST. The primary purpose of the Mass Meeting is:
1. Electing up to 175 Delegates and an equal number of Alternates to the Republican Party of Virginia’s 2016 Quadrennial Convention, commencing at 2:30 pm EDT on April 29, 2016 and ending on April 30, 2016 at the Convocation Center of James Madison University located at 895 University Boulevard, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807 or it’s alternate site, for the following purposes:
A. Electing 13 At-Large Delegates (National Delegates) and 13 At-Large Alternate Delegates (National Alternates) to the Republican National Convention to be held on July 18-21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio ( or its alternate site) (the “National Convention”);
B. Nominating two Electors At-Large to be voted for in the presidential election on November 8, 2016;
C. Electing a State Chairman;
D. Electing a National Committeeman and National Committeewoman;
E. And for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the Convention.

A voluntary filing fee of $35.00 (check or money order made payable to Greene County Republican Committee) is requested for each Delegate or Alternate. However, failure to pay the requested filing fee will not result in disqualification. Greene County is entitled to 35 Delegate Votes that will be equally distributed between actual Delegates that attend the Convention. In the event that the total number of allowed Delegates is surpassed, then preference will be given to those that have paid the requested fee.
2. Electing Members of the Greene County Republican Committee Unit;
3. Electing a Unit Chairman;
4. And for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the Mass Meeting.

Qualifications for Participation
All legal and qualified voters of Greene County, under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, regardless of race, religion, national origin or sex, who are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and who, if requested, express in open meeting either orally or in writing, as may be required, their intent to support all of its nominees for public office in the ensuing election, may participate as members of the Republican Party of Virginia in its mass meetings, party canvasses, conventions or primaries encompassing their respective election districts.
In addition to the foregoing, to be in accord with the principles of the Republican Party, a person otherwise qualified hereunder shall not have participated in Virginia in the nominating process of a party other than the Republican Party in the last five years from March 1, 2011. A single exception to this restriction shall be approved for a voter that renounces affiliation with any other party in writing, and who expresses in writing that they are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and intends to support the nominees of the Republican Party in the future.
For Mass Meeting registration, all participants shall be required to provide proof of identity in the form of a valid government or employer-issued photo identification, or by signing an affidavit of identity. Only those individuals who are registered at the Mass Meeting by 7:00 p.m. EST on February 09, 2016, or who are in line for registration by that time, will be entitled to register and participate in the Mass Meeting.

Election of Delegates
The election of Delegates at the Mass Meeting, held by the Greene County Republican Committee, shall be individuals.  The election of Delegates by slate or grouping is expressly forbidden and shall not be permitted.  Pre-filing Requirements for RPV 2016 Quadrennial Convention Delegate or Alternate
Candidates for election as a Convention Delegate or Alternate must submit an official form, by mail only, to the  Greene County Republican Committee, P.O. Box 933, Stanardsville, VA 22973. The official form can be down loaded at www.gcrcgop.com. All official forms and the requested filing fee (checks or money orders made payable  to Greene County Republican Committee) must be mailed and received by 6:00 p.m. EST, February 03, 2016, and  post marks will not govern. After that time, no more pre-files will be allowed; but you will be allowed to file as  Delegate or Alternate in person at the Mass Meeting if you are properly registered. If fewer than 175 candidates file for Delegates then all properly filed Delegates will be deemed elected and no voting process will be  required at the Mass Meeting.

Pre-filing Requirements for Chairman
Candidates for Unit Chairman must submit an official form, by mail only, to the Greene County Republican  Committee, P.O. Box 933, Stanardsville, VA 22973. The official form can be down loaded at www.gcrcgop.com.  All official forms and a non-refundable filing fee of $100.00 (check or money order made payable to Greene County  Republican Committee) must be mailed and received by 6:00 p.m. EST, January 19, 2016, and post marks will not  govern. Nominations for Unit Chairman will not be permitted from the floor of the Mass Meeting. If there is only  one qualified pre-filed candidate for Chairman, then the said candidate will be deemed elected and no voting  process will be required at the Mass Meeting.

Pre-filing Requirements for Resolutions
All proposed resolutions must be received in typed format, by mail only, to the Greene County Republican  Committee, P.O. Box 933, Stanardsville, VA 22973. All proposed resolutions must be mailed and received by 6:00  p.m. EST, January 29, 2016, and post marks will not govern. Proposed resolutions will be reviewed by the  Resolutions Committee at the Mass Meeting for consideration and adoption. No resolutions will be permitted from  the floor of the Mass Meeting.  Registration Fee
For the Greene County Mass Meeting there will be no registration fees required to participate.

Authorized and paid for by the Greene County Republican Committee

ACRC Official Call For Mass Meeting To Nominate Republican Candidates For Local Office

OFFICIAL CALL

ALBEMARLE COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE MASS MEETING

As Chairman of the Albemarle County Republican Committee, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the Committee, I, Cynthia Burket, do hereby issue this call for a Mass Meeting to be held at Lane Auditorium (Albemarle County Office Building on McIntire Road, Charlottesville), beginning at 6:00 PM (doors will open at 5:30 PM) on Monday June 1, 2015, for the purposes of

  1. Nominating our Republican candidates for the office of Albemarle County Board of Supervisors to be voted for in the general election on November 3, 2015. The Magisterial Districts open for nominations are, Rivanna, Scottsville, and White Hall.
  2. Nominating our Republican candidates for Albemarle County Sheriff, Albemarle County Commonwealth Attorney, and Albemarle Clerk of Court.
  3. And for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the Mass Meeting.

Qualifications for Participation

All legal and qualified voters of Albemarle County under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, regardless of race, religion, national origin or sex, who are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and who, if requested, express in open meeting either orally or in writing as may be required, their intent to support all of its nominees for public office in the ensuing election, may participate as members of the Republican Party of Virginia in its mass meetings, party canvasses, conventions or prim

aries encompassing their respective election districts.

Filing Requirements

Candidates for the nomination for Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, Albemarle County Sheriff, Albemarle County Commonwealth Attorney and Albemarle Clerk of Court shall file a written statement by mail or in person along with the filing fee, to Cynthia Burket at 1366 Huntersfield Close, Keswick, Virginia 22947, which must be received not later than 5:00 p.m. on May 22, 2015. Postmarks will not govern. If only one candidate properly files for each position then said candidates shall be declared the Republican nominees and no Mass Meeting will be held.

Filing Fee

There will be a mandatory filing fee of $250.00

Annual Fifith District Fundraiser

District Five’s annual fundraiser was a great success. Michelle Bachmann, Congressman Robert Hurt, U.S. Senate Candidate Ed Gillespie and Bishop E.W. Jackson were among the speakers. Many of our Virginia Delegates and Senators attended as well. Great music, great food and great company were enjoyed by all.

Annual Fifth District Fundraiser

September 28, 2014 District Five will host it’s annual fundraiser.  Special guests include Congressman Robert Hurt, U.S. Senate Candidate Ed Gillespie and Bishop E.W. Jackson.  Enjoy delicious BBQ, Corn hole tournaments, music by George Caylor’s Old Time Band and a Live Auction.

Location:  Historical Oak Ridge Estate
                   2300 Oak Ridge Road
                   Arrington, Virginia
 
September 28, 2014  3:00pm – 7:00pm
 
Tickets:
$20 Individual
$30 per Couple
$10 Students with ID
Children 12 and under Free