February 2014

Obama Threatens Governors

By |February 28th, 2014|

Texas Governor Rick Perry presented a chilling summary of Obama’s meeting with a group of governors at the White House on Monday.

Perry says Obama made it clear that he doesn’t trust governors to make decisions about their respective states on a variety of issues. – Independent Sentinel
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Core Principles Editorial

By |February 28th, 2014|

Dave Agema should be applauded for his courage and candor. His passionate but respectful remarks have been purposely mischaracterized by those with an agenda of hate. It is unfortunate that members of Dave’s own party have wasted their rhetoric attempting to push him out. – Jack Hoogendyke

 
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“Why I Do Not Like The Obamas” – Mychal S. Massie

By |February 19th, 2014|

” don’t hate them per definition, but I condemn them because they are the worst kind of racialists, they are elitist Leninists with contempt for traditional America. They display disrespect for the sanctity of the office he holds, and for those who are willing to admit same Michelle Obama’s raw contempt for white America is transpicuous.” – Mychal S. Massie

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The Video That Says It All

By |February 19th, 2014|

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Resolution Supporting Dave Agema

By |February 19th, 2014|

Chairman Robert Schostak

Secchia-Weiser Michigan Republican Center

520 Seymour St.

Lansing, MI 48933

Dear Chairman Schostak,

The Newaygo County Michigan Republican Committee, on hearing of the firestorm brewing against our National Committeman Dave Agema regarding his stance in support of traditional marriage and against other unions, prepared the attached resolution in his support.  By sending this to you, it is our desire to communicate our own stance in support of traditional marriage and against other unions, and our support for our National Committeeman.  In addition, we hope to encourage you in the same position as expressed in our party platform.  Whether or not the political winds are against us, we hold this to be a moral issue where compromise is no virtue but rather a path that can lead only to decline both for individuals directly involved and for our country as a whole.

We feel that it is, in fact, our differences with the Democratic Party that make our candidates worthy of support.  Not that we value differences for the sake of disagreement, of course – but rather that we know what we believe, we know why we believe it, and the truth carries weight such that we feel it is only reasonable to convince others to agree with us!

Sincerely,

Recording Secretary,

Newaygo County Republican Committee

 

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Part-Time Legislation

By |February 19th, 2014|

While I was a State Representative I supported and pushed for Part-time Legislation. Speaker Becky Lockhart has some great things to say about it.

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Is The Party Listening?

By |February 17th, 2014|

Bill Whittle does a great job getting to the heart of what we as Republicans need to embrace. Take the next 45 minutes to really digest this. If you want to hear more from Bill take a look around his blog: www.billwhittle.com

 

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Febuary 10, 2014

By |February 10th, 2014|

There were some rules changes at the RNC Winter Meeting back in January, which can be summarized thus (a longer description is below):

 Allowing the convention to start earlier (mid-July instead of late August)
Imposing some form of proportional delegate allocation for any contests held before March 15th, with the provision that a state may set a minimum threshold (not higher than 20%) below which a candidate may receive no delegates, and with a provision allowing proportional states to be winner-take-all if a candidate receives an absolute majority (50% or greater).  Any state violating this rule is penalized 50% of their delegation (discarding all fractions).
 Allowing only the four “carve out” primary states (Iowa, Hew Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada) to hold their primaries in February; everyone else cannot start before March 1st.  If a state tries to jump in early, then their delegates will be limited to 9, if they have 30 or more delegates, or 6, if they have 29 or less.  (This could potentially harm Michigan, as MCL Section 168.641 requires us to conduct our presidential primary either on “the fourth Tuesday in February,” or on “the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May.”)
 All delegates and alternate delegates shall be elected or selected not later than forty-five (45) days before the date of the meeting of the national convention (changed from the previous rule, which had a cutoff of 35 days prior to convention.  There are some states that by law require delegates to be chosen after that date, and there is a waiver provision for those states.
 Since the nominee will be selected earlier, there was also a move to limit the amount of debates as well as debate moderation by liberal media moderators.

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THE ESTABLISHMENT STRIKES BACK: MICHIGAN “RINO’S” MANEUVERING TO REGAIN CONTROL OF STATE PARTY

By |February 10th, 2014|

“Demands for the resignation of Michigan’s Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema may be far less spontaneous than initially portrayed. ”

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The Full Story on Dave Agema

By |February 10th, 2014|

The Full Story on Dave Agema
As reported in The Grand Rapids Press of January 21 and 26, Betsy De Vos, a major Republican donor, has pressured the GOP to silence the voice of Michigan Republican National Committee (MI RNC) Representative Dave Agema.  She and some others have called for his resignation.

Not so fast!  There seems to be an incorrect assumption that money and power can over-ride the choice and voice of grassroots Republican conservatives.

Michigan delegates elected MI RNC Representative Dave Agema by a wide margin because he is a man of character.  Recently Dave said, “There is a movement to silence the conservative voice in the GOP….Principles matter.  When we deviate from our principles, we’re going to lose this country.”  (Mlive, 1/27/14)

He went on to underscore several central tenants of the Republican Party:  the right to bear arms, legal immigration, prolife, marriage defined as between a man and woman, our rights coming from God, and the government’s responsibility to protect our rights.

If you believe that some leaders in the GOP are bowing to money and power and are betraying these values—including freedom of speech—get a sample of Dave Agema standing for our principles.  Watch his Sidewinder video on daveagema.com.  He is the elected RNC Representative and he will continue to call the Republican Party back to the U.S. Constitution and the core values for which the GOP stands.

Linda Dykstra

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