The Party belongs to the People, not the Insiders!
Pennsylvanians elect their judges. Let’s keep it that way.
Every 2 years we have the predicted hand-wringing from certain quarters regarding the fact that voters are electing judges whom they don’t know.
Voters elect people they don’t know all the time. Why do you think judges would be any…Continue
Added by Lois Kaneshiki on June 22, 2015 at 9:02am — No Comments
Congressman Bill Shuster’s “Bill PAC” donated $5,000 to Democrat Mike Fleck of the 81st state house district on Nov. 5, 2014, the day before the General Election.
Why? Because he was a “friend of Bill’s?
Added by Lois Kaneshiki on February 21, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
Governor Corbett and the Pa GOP state committee have the notorious distinction of having lost the first incumbent governor re-election since the 1968 change in the state Constitution, which allowed for a second gubernatorial term. What an embarrassment for Rob Gleason and the state GOP.…Continue
Added by Lois Kaneshiki on November 5, 2014 at 3:58pm — No Comments
About this time every even-numbered election year, we hear the expected whining of third parties, their candidates, and “Independents” about how “unfair” the Pennsylvania ballot access system is. Access to the ballot is a lot less “fair” than in fact it is claimed to be, especially when you analyze how hard it is for challengers to the two major parties to get “access” to the General…Continue
Added by Lois Kaneshiki on August 2, 2014 at 4:09pm — No Comments
What is meant when you hear “We have to have a united party!” Usually, it means when their candidate obliterates yours in the Primary because they smear your candidate mercilessly and spend ten times the amount of money, they want you to support their candidate in the General.
But it’s not meant to be applied in the reverse…Continue
Added by Lois Kaneshiki on May 24, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Last fall, about 200 voters heard 9th District Pennsylvania Congressman Bill Shuster that he “looked forward” to the opportunity for a debate with his opponents in the Republican Primary. We heard it with our own ears. Now, of course, his campaign team is trying its best to keep him from doing just that.
Added by Lois Kaneshiki on March 28, 2014 at 6:43pm — No Comments
I hear conservatives complain about the GOP all the time.
"The party left me, I didn't leave the party."
"The Republican Party doesn't fight for conservative values."
"The Republicans don't want to run on conservative ideas."
How many of these frustrated conservatives know about the local county Republican Committee?
How many have actually run for a committee seat in their precinct?
These same people tell you it's time for a third…Continue
Added by Lois Kaneshiki on January 12, 2014 at 3:34pm — No Comments
On July 4th, as we celebrate our Founders’ decision to exercise our right to be a nation sovereign from the King of England, it seems like an appropriate time to reflect upon the legacy of America, and whether or not we have lived up to our promise to be a nation built on the principle that people are born to be free and autonomous, and have the right to live with minimal government intervention.
Our nation, founded on the principle of…Continue
There are three types of committee people: the ones that serve the party, the ones that serve themselves, and the ones that serve their constituents.
Committee people who "serve the party" might be there to serve a particular politician or perhaps the party in general. They might feel that serving the party will indirectly serve…Continue
Added by Lois Kaneshiki on August 14, 2012 at 7:02am — No Comments
In a stunning defeat of the GOP establishment, the Northampton County Republican Committee defeated an attempt to change the county committee persons' terms from 2 years to 4 years.
The state committee has put pressure on the counties to "keep in line" with the state committee since they changed state committee terms from 2 years to 4 years in 2009.
Why would we want to make the terms longer when so many committee seats are effectively vacant as it is? Also, why wouldn't…Continue
Added by Lois Kaneshiki on October 31, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
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