Category Archives: GOP 2012
So, Mr. President…. How’s all that “hope-y, change-y” stuff workin’ out for ya?
Remember when you promised us that you would fix the economy in your first term?? No? Let me remind you…
More failed liberal promises by a failed Democratic President. Election day is coming up quickly and you, President Obama, are well on your way to earning your pink slip from the American people.
Every February, thousands of activists, students, campaigns, media and volunteers from across the country descend on our nation’s capital for the largest conservative extravaganza of the year. This year, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will be held February 9-11, 2012 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.
After a great show of participation and extensive feedback in Round 1 of our straw poll, we are on to Round 2!
In Round 2, we have excluded several candidates from the Round 1 ballot who have previously & publicly expressed that they will not run for the US Senate seat in 2012 against Amy Klobuchar. The survey is tailored to Minnesota voters.
Round 2 is more of a survey format, including a poll of which issue is most important to you in the 2012 election.
Survey results will be announced on Saturday, January 28th, 2012.
It’s been a busy couple of months! 2012 is a big year and now it’s here–no time to waste. The countdown to November is well underway. We have historic elections upon us in just a few short months.
We WILL retain the House Majority.
We WILL take the Senate Majority.
We WILL elect a Republican president. To quote former Presidential candidate, Herman Cain: “I could not, cannot, will not … allow Barack Obama to have a cakewalk back into the White House.”
On a local level here in Minnesota, we have the entire State House up for grabs, not to mention all of the local school board, municipal and county elections.
Most importantly, we have a Senate election against incumbent Amy Klobuchar (D). Democrats and their “lamestream media” counterparts have been telling us that this is an “untouchable seat for Republicans”. They’ve tried to convince us that she is as safe as it gets.
Being an Obama lap dog is not going to get her reelected. Supporting issues like Obamacare and TARP and the PIPA/SOPA debacle will be her undoing.
Wow. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz actually has the audacity to be interviewed on national television and lie to the American people about the state of the national economy (nothing new though… I’m not sure Democrats know how to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?)
I’d like her to find me one person who honestly thinks that a near debt-default, highest government spending in history, growing unemployment, rising gas prices, etc. is the equivalent of “turning the economy around”…..
….Well, I suppose if you mean going from BAD to WORSE…. she might have an argument there.
Another Democrat fail.
So, Mr. President…. How’s all that hope-y, change-y stuff workin’ out for ya?
Tick, tock…… 2012 is comin’ fast!
Maybe you’re a seasoned campaign volunteer or maybe you’ve just been sitting quietly on the sidelines and making sure you get your vote in on Election Day. Maybe you have a favorite presidential candidate for the 2012 nomination or maybe you’re one of the 20 percent who has yet to make up your mind on who you support.
Either way, a tremendous opportunity is coming up next weekend. On Saturday, August 13, the Ames Straw Poll will be taking place at the Hilton Colosseum on the campus of Iowa State University. Most of the major GOP presidential contenders will be in attendance and vying for the Straw Poll win to begin setting the tone for who will become the Republican nominee to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012.
Two amazing conservative organizations, Voices of Conservative Women and PURSE-Iowa, are teaming up to empower women and ensure that their voices are heard in 2012 and beyond at the Ames Straw Poll.
There are two events taking place that these organizations are seeking volunteers for. The very first event of the day will be the Presidential Iowa Straw Poll Kick-Off Breakfast hosted by Voices of Conservative Women and PURSE-Iowa. The two groups will also be hosting a reception tent on-site at the Iowa Straw Poll.
Whether you can donate a few hours of time or the whole day, every “body” counts! Both women and men are being encouraged to volunteer to make the event a smashing success. From the Twin Cities, Ames is roughly only a 3.5 hour drive south on I-35.
If you are interested in donating to help sponsor these two great organizations at the Iowa Straw Poll, donations are being accepted here.
Read the official press release here.
ABOUT VOICES: VOICES of Conservative Women (VOICES) is a national 501(c)4 nonpartisan women’s organization formed to help train and support the next generation of women leaders at all levels of government who support fiscal responsibility, limited government and free market principles. VOICES works to educate the general public on key issues and on the need to elect leaders who support those ideals. VOICESPAC, a 527 political fund of VOICES, works to elect women candidates who support our core principles.
ABOUT PURSE-IOWA: PURSE-Iowa is an Iowa grassroots women’s organization committed to reaching out to women and encouraging them to get involved in the political process. PURSEPAC-Iowa supports women candidates at all levels of government who support fiscal responsibility, limited government and free market issues.
In just over two weeks, the first test of strength with the GOP field to challenge Barack Obama will take place. Ames, Iowa will host the Iowa Straw Poll on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the Hilton Colosseum on the campus of Iowa State University.
From the Associated Press:
The Iowa GOP State Central Committee announced Saturday that the six candidates who reserved space at the Aug. 13 event at Iowa State University in Ames were guaranteed ballot spots. Read the rest of this entry
In the land of 10,000 lakes, we have watched the career of 2-term former governor Tim Pawlenty. The now Republican 2012 presidential candidate was a red spot in a blue sea oftentimes. However, Minnesotans have rolled with the Pawlenty punches: the good, the bad & the ugly.
As the infamous Ames Straw Poll draws near, Pawlenty has less than a month now to make up ground he so sorely needs to remain viable as a candidate to become the GOP nominee for President. Experts say that he must obtain a finish in the top 3 spots at the Straw Poll or risk losing his bid for the White House, as Iowa also holds the first GOP primary in February 2012. With the entrance and excitement of fellow Minnesotan and Tea Party sweetheart, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Pawlenty is not only battling (and losing in the polls to) a fellow Minnesotan down in Iowa–he is also battling for the heart and soul of the GOP. On paper, he appears to have all the right credentials — so why isn’t his candidacy catching fire?
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Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota) showed a real lack of class recently when he gave a speech in front of a progressive student coalition known as Campus Progress at their 2011 National Conference. Ellison went on the attack towards the character of Presidential candidate Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, presumably because he realizes that strong, outspoken, (might I add conservative), knowledgeable women are one of his worst nightmares…
During his speech, Ellison informed the audience of one of the more arrogant quotes I’ve heard from a politician lately:
This morning, Michele Bachmann formally announced her candidacy for to become President of the United States of America. No small feat, might I add. Against a backdrop of staid, middle aged men, Bachmann shines as a charismatic, articulate, constitution-loving woman. With the Iowa Straw Poll less than 50 days out, the field of candidates continues to widen. Who will be the one to make Barack Obama a “One Term President”?
The major players so far are former MA governor Mitt Romney, former MN governor Tim Pawlenty, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Utah governor and US Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, TX congressman Ron Paul, former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain, former NM Governor Gary Johnson, former PA senator Rick Santorum, and a host of smaller candidates, with a number of big names like Sarah Palin, Rudy Giuliani, Rick Perry and several others that have yet to declare their intentions…
On the home turf here in Minnesota, we are faced with having two different kind of conservatives in the race for the GOP nomination. Bachmann has established herself as the Tea Party candidate, the one who the media loves to hate and who isn’t afraid to tackle the tough issues. Pawlenty, by contrast, has an impressive, standard resume…former 2-term governor, former House Majority leader, attorney, etc. However, his political endeavors have been shaky at times and he fails to truly excite anyone outside of the center. Sure, he’s politically tried to move back to the right, but on a number of issues, he’s “flip flopped”, similarly to another famous presidential candidate (paging John Kerry….).
The next few months will be very telling for the two Minnesotans. If either fails to make the top 3 in the Iowa Straw Poll in Ames, IA on August 13th, their campaigns are doomed. But right now, the momentum seems to be behind Bachmann, with Pawlenty eating her proverbial dust. Will that change? Possibly. Only time will tell…