The Party belongs to the People, not the Insiders!
Bret Stephens wrote an interesting op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal, where he criticizes "extremist" Republicans who won't settle for anything less than the perfect candidate, so why not just Elect Hillary Now?
I think he is a little off the mark, and I wrote this response to Mr. Stephens today:
I read with interest your piece in today’s Journal. I wanted to give you my perspective from the trenches of the Republican Party, where I play a part.
Added by Lois Kaneshiki on December 22, 2015 at 7:39pm — 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
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
In the May 12 Wall Street Journal, there was an op-ed entitled, “Inspired Amateurs Should Avoid Politics,” written by Philip Terzian, editor of the Weekly Standard.
Mr. Terzian wrote the piece as a reaction to a book he received written by Dr. Ben Carson, which appears to be part of an effort to find out if there is enough support among conservatives to run Dr. Carson for presidential in 2016.
Mr. Terzian goes on to argue that history and experience are stacked against someone…Continue
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
As many of you are aware, there was a state Republican Committee meeting in September.
How many of you got committee reports from your county chair or one or more of your state committee people, advising you of what happened at that meeting?
How many of you even know if your state committee people…Continue
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
Recently, RNC Chairman Reince Preibus stated on Fox News that Primary contests are "healthy for the party." Certainly, national voters would be quite upset if the RNC endorsed a candidate today and effectively ended the contest for our Presidential nominee.
So why is Pennsylvania so different?
Only 3 state Republican committees endorse a candidate before the Primary: Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.
How do the other states get by without…Continue
Added by Lois Kaneshiki on January 29, 2012 at 5:57pm — No Comments
Taking Back the Political Process
Are rallies and sign-waves good enough??
In April, 2009, Tea Party and 9-12 groups formed all across America in local communities to protest the growth of government, corporate bailouts, and the takeover of our healthcare system. We marched on the National Mall to try to get Congress to vote down the president’s proposal that will drastically change the way…Continue
Added by Lois Kaneshiki on November 15, 2011 at 10:46am — No Comments
Recently, PaGOP party chair Rob Gleason apparently criticized Sarah Palin. “I don’t think theater wins elections,” he stated in regard to her bus tours. “I am looking for party builders.”
Wouldn’t you think the Chair of the state GOP would know something about party-building? Shouldn’t his opinion carry…Continue
Added by Lois Kaneshiki on August 16, 2010 at 9:36am — No Comments