Thursday, June 4, 2015

Unity, is that a thing anymore?

I'm aware that I said I would write a post later today detailing my activities this week, but I can't sit back and not write what's on my heart and mind... And this is something very pressing to me.

Today, Rick Perry joined the rather large pool of GOP candidates running for president in 2016. That puts the official list of announced candidates at 10, with the following candidates:

Ted Cruz
Rand Paul
Marco Rubio
Ben Carson
Carly Fiorina
Mike Huckabee
Rick Santorum
George Pataki
Lindsey Graham
Rick Perry

I believe that is in order of announcement. Now this list simply includes the OFFICIALLY announced candidates. It fails to list those who have already announced that they plan to announce (seriously?) at a later date. That list includes:

Jeb Bush, June 15th
Donald Trump, June 16th
Bobby Jindal, June 24th

And furthermore, that list leaves those formally exploring a candidacy out entirely... Yet another, for whatever God blessed reason, list of individuals who are dipping their toes in the candidacy pool:

Scott Walker
John Kasich
Chris Christie

Now... As if it that wasn't enough, it would appear (even if perhaps just for comedic relief), there is ONE LAST list I should rattle off... I wouldn't want these politicians to feel left out (which at this point, must be all it is). This list would be the, wait for it, "Publicly Expressed Interest" list:

Bob Erlich
Jim Gilmore
Peter T. King

Many of you may be scratching your heads with one word jumping through your mind, "WHO?!" My apologies to the states of Maryland and Viginia of which Erlich and Gilmore are governors and perhaps even to the small group of New Yorkers who care enough to know Representative King even represents them. But alas, these 3 men just couldn't help but jump on the bandwagon that is 2016.

If you count all of these up, that puts the possible candidates for the Republican party in 2016 at a whopping 19! Anyone want to start placing their bets on the 20th? God knows that we couldn't possibly cap it off at such an uneven number such as 19, right?

Now this is the part where I should probably inform you that after careful consideration, I have decided that today is the day that I will announce that I will be making announcement on the 4th of July. Yes, that is right! I'm announcing my announcement! Oh happy day! Now what exactly am I announcing? Gee, you'll have to come back on Independence Day to find out now won't you?

Anyway, on to my more important message...

There is one thing, as I stated before, that is a very pressing matter to me... and I'm sure many more of you. This is the matter of division that our beloved conservative movement has been faced with in the light of so many interested presidential hopefuls. I'm sure I can't begin to hide who has my support, after all... he is in my picture above... but I would like to share, before I continue, that before Marco Rubio... my allegiance, my support and 100% of my vote in a general election will always go to the candidate who most closely stands in line with my beliefs AND stands a chance. I understand this will very likely get me in trouble in the future and I may lose friends over this, so for now... I'll not detail what I mean or how you should take that... but understand, that regardless of my feelings on Marco or my hope that he will be the GOP nod for 2016, I plan on supporting whoever our party backs and whoever our primary majority elects to face Hillary or whatever chump the democrat party throws at us. This does not mean that I love every candidate on our rather extensive ballot, but rather, that I love my country and would hate to see what another four years under a weak liberal would do to her.

Say what? I will support any conservative? That's right, I will not participate in the insanity that is the infighting the liberals continuously pray (wait, do liberals do that?) we will do in order to strengthen their side of the ballot. Have I lost you yet? It seems this has become pretty unpopular... it also seems that too many conservatives have forgotten that we are one team and honestly, like it or not... at least for 2016, it needs to stay that way. A split vote or a nice comfy spot on your sofa on election day isn't going to help our beloved America one bit... Because while you elect your right to not vote, the liberals will be out there electing their nominee to the presidency of the United States of America. And let's be honest, how big of a win will that really be? Might you be sending your message to the GOP? Possibly... Might your message be heard? Unlikely... Might your actions affect the lives of our future generations adversely? Absolutely... So if you do choose to sit out the 2016 election because your one guy of the 20ish candidates wasn't the one guy on the general ballot, congratulations, you've succeeded in supporting the liberal agenda for four more years and thank you, in advance, for kicking the country you love so much directly in the balls.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that we are the United States of America... but the conservative party has become the Divided State of Republicans. I can't remember the last time I sat in a room with 10 or more conservatives for over an hour where some sort of argument didn't break out. I implore you guys to join me in an attempt to reunify our effort... Even if it's just a personal effort to be more positive with other conservatives... to not tear down a member of the same team, even if it isn't your favorite candidate. These little measures now may be great strides in 2016.

Alrighty, rant over, you may now return to your regularly scheduled... whatever.

Little Lima

I'm Baaaaaack!

I apologize for not keeping this blog up. A lot has happened since I wrote last, though one of the few things that hasn't is my desire to hold to to my conservative values and help the conservative movement however I can.

Since my last post, I have had two beautiful daughters, married my wonderful and supportive husband, put plans into motion for starting my own business and become leader of the Broward Tea Party here in Broward County Florida.

Through my leadership, I have been blessed to take party in a trip to Tallahassee with Americans for Prosperity to fight solar energy being forced into our tax dollars and trumping free markets, speak at a few other conservative groups and look forward to continuing a message of unity between the tea party and GOP that I have thrown into a presentation. There are a lot of things I hope to accomplish before the 2016 election and I hope, that with the help of other devoted conservatives, we can snag a huge victory!

Keep me, along with our nation, in your prayers!

I will be writing another blog later today detailing the Weston Republican Club, Broward Tea Party meetings and Americans for Prosperity Grassroots Leadership Class I'll have taken part in this week alone.


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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Political Party or Bitter Enemies?

In the past year, the GOP has experienced a rise and fall in the landscape that makes up our supposed "grand" party... We've watched as presidential hopefuls have come and gone on a whim, many jumping in the race primarily in hopes of finding a point of popularity that can be found more fashionable the next candidate and in the long-run, beat out obama(yes, I purposely did not capitalize his name) come November 6, 2012. The thing I've noticed more than anything else, however, is the unbelievable lack of respect that a supposed conservative party has displayed for one another. Republican and Tea Party voters have jumped on bandwagons, selected their candidate and for the most part, it's been all others must FALL! I'm just as guilty as the next in this respect, having seemingly no care in the world for the political outlooks of those also representing my party, wishing and praying for the answer that will bring about a better America... 

But why are we allowing this to be the case? Do we not recognize that as we tear each other down, the liberal agenda rises up? obama supporters and the democratic party have no point of disagreement as we do, they have their candidate and they know who they will support in November, while we battle royale and bicker about the who's and what's of the GOP nomination. Forget a simple disagreement with political stances on health care or economic fixes, we attack the very soul of a candidate and the word "evil" runs rampant in the descriptions of candidates on twitter feeds everywhere. 

I'm tired of adhering to the hopes of the obama campaign, knowing that liberals everywhere watch with ear-to-ear grins as we tear our own party to the ground. I'm tired of making this election easy for them... And more importantly, I'm tired of fighting with those who I've stood behind in times past simply because we disagree on a candidate. 

Let it be known, while I do not agree with many of Romney's policies and I am a Newt Gingrich supporter, I vow to be the better man (or in my case, woman) in the fight against ourselves and will try to rise above the belittling and derogatory statements that have been the make up of our republican party in the last several months. I will no longer attack those who support other candidates and will, when a candidate is chosen, do all that I can to see to it that obama, liar-in-chief, is not reelected.

We owe it to our party and our nation to stand together for as the honorable Lincoln once said, "a house divided against itself cannot stand." 



Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Youth Vote and Welcome!

In today's society, it has pretty much become the norm for political aspirations of young people to lean heavily to the left. The excuses you hear are often that the liberal agenda is what best represents the mindset of the younger individual, that the ideals reach out to the 'hip' and 'rebellious' hearts that make up the 18-25 age bracket.

You often hear those representing the younger voting age bracket talk about wanting something different and selecting the political side that they do because they want change and they want to be out of the ordinary and not follow the "status quo." It's funny really, because if you take a poll among various college students, you'll often find that the majority of students call themselves liberals or members of the democratic party. Likewise, you'll see that the those who are labeled conservative or republican are often shunned in the classroom or questioned in their beliefs. You frequently find that younger conservatives are accused of not taking into consideration equal rights or are held accountable for political incorrectness, told they aren't being "fair" to others. So really, one could ask, what is so "different" about choosing the liberal agenda? What part of doing what most young people do is really being a "rebel?" I find that it is much more hip and against the grain of popularity to make the tough decisions and choose to represent the GOP as a young person involved in politics.

That is what you can come to expect in this blog. This is my first blog and I'm not exactly sure I will remember to keep it up, but I vow to always represent the views of a young, edgy conservative. Political correctness is none of my concern and I believe the first step towards the America founded by those great Patriots before us is to worry more about what we were founded on and less about hurting the feelings of others. 

Americans may be considered egotistical assholes, but is it our fault we live in such a great country? We are responsible for keeping it the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave!" So let's stand together against those who would stand to see it fall and rise above the liberal agenda that would allow our beliefs and morals to be misconstrued and disemboweled.

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Little Lima