A must read that must be read now

I just got through reading an excellent article on Hot Air called “The Momentum of History” by a fairly recent writer to Hot Air with the nom de plume Doctor Zero. He discusses the importance of the 2010 election (and the incredible relevance of the NY 23 election). I also strongly urge you to read all the comments on the first page, especially the comment by Dark Horse.
The article and Dark Horse’s comment prompted me to go to Doug Hoffman’s website (NY 23 candidate ) and made a contribution.
The radicals are taking money from you in buckets. Take $25, $50, $100 of you own money and fire back at them and tell the RINO supporters to shut up by donating to Doug Hoffman.

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9 Responses to A must read that must be read now

  1. Anonymous says:

    Well, Savage Republicans, just so your readers know you are elected Republican Party Officials:
    http://www.scottcountygop.com/executive-committee.html
    Welcome to Minnesota's Senate District 35 Republican Party Executive Committee
    The Executive Committee is listed below.
    We look forward to speaking with you!
    Name Position
    Randy Penrod Deputy Chair
    Robert Thibedoux Secretary

    How about this: http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2009/10/newt_gingrich_endorses_dede_sc.html
    “Washington — In a major coup for her campaign, Republican Dede Scozzafava today will pick up the endorsement of Newt Gingrich, one of the nation’s leading conservative figures and the architect of the “Republican Revolution” in the mid-1990s.
    ‘The special election for the 23rd Congressional District is an important test leading up to the mid-term 2010 elections,’ Gingrich said in a statement to supporters. ‘Our best chance to put responsible and principled leaders in Washington starts here, with Dede Scozzafava.’”
    Now, as I understand former Speaker Gingrich’s position, he supports the party endorsed candidate. I think you will find that the Republican Party Chair Michael Steele also supports the endorsed candidate. So, you as party officials, go on record to ignore the local party organization’s endorsement.

  2. Anonymous says:

    In that past it appears that he always judges a candidate on their own merits before deciding who to support.
    He has been lucky down in Savage as the only other person to run against the endorsed candidate was this delusional guy named Tom Rees.
    He tries to run every year and no one votes for him.
    He is a crackpot who seems to view everyone and everything as a grand conspiracy against him.
    Hopefully some sanity will creep into him soon, but from his recent actions his hold to reality is still slipping.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Let’s review just who may be “delusional guy”?
    Tom Rees is quoted as writing the following from the Jordan Independent website
    http://www.jordannews.com/news/sand-creek-township/buesgens-makes-waves-legislature-105
    "There are people out there who want to believe somebody is fighting for them," he (Representative Mark Buesgens) said. "I'm their Patrick Henry."
    I found the above quote from the article published by MinnPost.
    My wife (maiden name “Henry”) can trace her ancestry to the Honorable Patrick Henry.
    Just for the fun of it let’s compare present day “Patrick Henry” wannabe to the real one:
    Patrick Henry was one of eleven siblings; Representative Buesgens was one of nine siblings
    Patrick Henry was born in May; Representative Buesgens was born in May
    Patrick Henry was born on a tobacco plantation; Representative Buesgens is (was?) a smoker
    Patrick Henry was born at Studley; Representative Buesgens was an all-conference high school football player
    Patrick Henry like his father he became a lawyer; Representative Buesgens like his father he became a volunteer fireman
    Patrick Henry never went to college; Representative Buesgens has earned post-graduate degrees
    Patrick Henry said, "I am not a Virginian, but an American"; Representative Buesgens quoted as saying "I'm more a libertarian than a Republican"
    Patrick Henry was a circuit judge; Representative Buesgens hangs out with lawyers
    Patrick Henry first wife was named Sarah, his mother, too; Representative Buesgens wife is named Sara

    Tom Rees

  4. Anonymous says:

    Let’s review just who may be “delusional guy”?
    Tom Rees is quoted as writing the following from the Jordan Independent website:
    "There are people out there who want to believe somebody is fighting for them," he (Representative Buesgens) said. "I'm their Patrick Henry."
    I found the above quote from an article published by MinnPost.
    My wife (maiden name “Henry”) can trace her ancestry to the Honorable Patrick Henry.
    Just for the fun of it I thought a comparison to you as the present day “Patrick Henry” wannabe to the real one might be interesting:
    Patrick Henry was a circuit judge; Representative Buesgens hangs out with lawyers
    Patrick Henry was against gambling; Representative Buesgens supported expansion of gambling
    Patrick Henry was frugal with his personal finances; Representative Buesgens used his employer's resources (a public school district) for political campaign purposes
    Patrick Henry was first governor of independent Virgina; Representative Buesgens is Campaign Chairman for Tom Emmer gubernatorial campaign
    Patrick Henry had his house burn down; Representative Buesgens had his house vandalized
    Patrick Henry made his living primarily as a businessman; Representative Buesgens made his living primarily as a public employee
    Patrick Henry learned his oratory skills by watching a preacher; Representative Buesgens quoted saying, "I learned a long time ago that seldom do speeches change the hearts and minds of the people…"
    Patrick Henry was elected to the House of Burgesses; Representative Buesgens was elected to Jordan City Council
    Patrick Henry was always trying to represent the disenfranchised; Representative Buesgens backed the wealthy contributors to help them make more money
    Patrick Henry against King George III raising colonists' taxes; Representative Buesgens introduced in 2009 a resolution to freeze state spending after raising his per diem payments over 16%
    Patrick Henry believed that tax money should be paid to support organized churches; Representative Buesgens suggested terminating or reducing state early childhood education support

  5. Amendment X says:

    Regarding the "endorsement" process for Dede Scozzafava- it wasn't anything I recognized as an "endorsement". It was the Republican County Chairs, not the local organizations, who met and somehow decided she was the candidate.
    So, I'm not quite sure what "Anonymous" is trying to say or do with his/her comment about the process where Dede Scozzafava was the candidate for NY 23 and listing Penrod and Thibodeaux from SD35. Perhaps "Anonmyous" would care to explain their intent?

  6. Anonymous says:

    The intent by “Anonymous” I suspect was to call attention to the fact that the New York state local party organizations in accordance with the prescribed process for their geographic locality had endorsed a candidate. To my knowledge no one questioned the process prior to Mr. Hoffman’s Conservative Party endorsement. (It was reported that he promised to move into the district if he was elected!) This was the point that former House Speaker Gingrich was making: party officials like Penrod and Thibedoux (sic) from SD35 have waived their right because they are party officials to question another local party unit or units actions as long as the actions are in keeping with their respective rules.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Let’s further review just who may be “delusional guy”?
    Tom Rees is quoted as writing the following from the Jordan Independent website
    http://www.jordannews.com/news/sand-creek-township/buesgens-makes-waves-legislature-105
    "There are people out there who want to believe somebody is fighting for them," he (Representative Mark Buesgens) said. "I'm their Patrick Henry."
    I found the above quote from the article published by MinnPost.
    My wife (maiden name “Henry”) can trace her ancestry to the Honorable Patrick Henry.
    Just for the fun of it let’s compare present day “Patrick Henry” wannabe to the real one:
    Patrick Henry was Colonel in Virginia militia; Representative Buesgens was a Math Teacher, Inter-American Academy, Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Patrick Henry tried to expand trade with Cuba; Representative Buesgens voted against a resolution calling on Congress to expand trade with Cuba
    Patrick Henry raised taxes to support Virginia's state responsibilities; Representative Buesgens signed a pledge not to support any tax increase
    Patrick Henry helped write the State of Virginia Constitution; Representative Buesgens sued unsuccessfully the Minnesota Secretary of State for alleged election irregularities
    Patrick Henry supported measures for adequate government revenues; Representative Buesgens authored legislation to repeal a Minnesota Constitutional amendment approved by Minnesota voters just months prior to his bill introduction
    Patrick Henry helped pass bills for the relief of debtors; Representative Buesgens received among the most per diem compensation in 2005 than other metropolitan area House members
    Patrick Henry said, "I am not a Virginian, but an American"; Representative Buesgens quoted as saying "I'm more a libertarian than a Republican,''
    Patrick Henry helped pass legislation creating a college; Representative Buesgens proposed legislation to "freeze" student college tuition amount
    Patrick Henry was an elector from Virginia and voted for George Washington; Representative Buesgens is a local Republican Party Executive Committee member, but can't vote
    Patrick Henry helped create the action called the "Boston Tea Party"; Representative Buesgens reportedly attended a "Tea Party" in Minnesota

  8. Amendment X says:

    "party officials like Penrod and Thibedoux (sic) from SD35 have waived their right because they are party officials to question another local party unit or units actions as long as the actions are in keeping with their respective rules." Oh.

    Ya know…I, uh, I just don't seem to remember Penrod having "waived" his "rights" (whatever on earth that means). However, perhaps Anonymous could enlighten us (without once again going into another lengthy and rambling post about Patrick Henry with some incongruous comparison to Mark Buesgens) as to the Republican endorsed (as it were) NY23 candidate waiving her rights in dropping out of the race and endorsing the Democrat opponent?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for your respectful inquiry. Pardon my lengthy response.
    Sorry about the using the phrase “waived their right because they are party officials” to describe the inherent organizational obligation to respect the actions of another organizational unit within the same philosophical volunteer umbrella. Is it more accurate to say that you believe in anarchy for the “party” or organization you have accepted an official position?
    What any outside observer familiar with volunteer organizations might suspect is that there is an appropriate response to what you may consider as an errant action on the part of another associated organization. As an official, the proper response, I submit, would be for the local party to pass a resolution stating their specific criticism with the other unit and offer a remedy to the New York group. (That New York group by the way had succeeded in electing Republicans, not more libertarian than Republican, to represent the area for a lot longer than the local party has a record of similar success.) Such a resolution could then be communicated either via public and/or private venue to appropriate organizational authority.
    It seems to me that you could be considered as “going rogue” without the support of the local party that you hold an official position.
    For me it is a question of honor; when you accept an official position involving a level of trust and loyalty to is it not the honorable action to express criticism using the means available within the organizational structure? Of course, this blog is “anonymous” because you choose a moniker to conceal your identity: “We will take time to introduce ourselves in the future.” And in the same spirit I select “Anonymous” for my identity.
    As to the Republican candidate endorsing the Democrat instead of yielding to the Conservative Party endorsed candidate: It seems obvious to me that she believed the Democrat endorsed candidate would better represent the area in Congress than the Conservative Party endorsed candidate; it is as simple as that. I have no knowledge if she holds a Republican Party office. There is a difference between a Republican Party endorsed candidate and a Republican Party elected or appointed official even if you do not see it. She was not picking on you personally. Are you even suggesting that she would have a greater obligation to the competing Conservative Party versus the competing Democrat Party choice?
    Now for the casual reader, the largest concern that I have is that your actions speak to the desire on your part to forgo obligation and protocol in the interest of passion for your cause. You would prefer to engage in the politics of organizational destruction (hence the election of a Democrat) and absolve yourself from any blame because of your selfish, virtuous intent. What is that old saying? The road to hell is paved…
    May I suggest that your local control moniker, Amendment X, represents just the opposite. The precious tenth amendment to our Constitution that I have had the honor of swearing to uphold on several occasions, is all about officials upholding their responsibilities. Organizations work best with respect for all elected and appointed officials to take care of their own responsibilities and, if necessary, use the organizational structure to help other units do better to serve their respective constituency.
    The genius of the Tenth Amendment is to allow each state to solve their own challenges and let the wonderful governing experiment continue that we as a free people have enjoyed the blessings. The amendment does not say that one state (local organization) can foist its solutions or philosophy on another state (local organization).
    Governance, of which you have sought a position that obligates you to exercise sound judgment on behalf of others, requires restraint and tack. Restraint means following the rules of protocol and the written rules of the organization for the ends you, plural not singular, seek.

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