Philadelphia Weekly interviewed three black Philadelphia Republicans who gave an honest critique as to the dearth of black Republicans, and yes the lion’s share of the blame came down on the GOP leadership. Robert Mansfield, Lewis Harris, Thermone Spence Jr. note that not merely has the GOP not sought to reach out to blacks but has actively fought their recruitment into the party — at least in the city.
Another important point that one takes from the article is that while there may be a handful of black Republicans there are a whole, whole lot of black conservatives.
It should be noted that while blacks were coming out in record number to return Barack Obama to the White House in Michigan they were voting down a referendum that would have enshrined automatic deductions of union dues into the state constitution. The defeat would inspire the state legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder to turn Michigan into a full-blown right to work state.
When Scott Walker stopped automatic deductions of union dues from the paychecks of state workers in Wisconsin, refusal of blacks to support his recall gave him a larger margin of victory in his second victory than in his original.
It’s something of which Tom Corbett should perhaps become aware.
Let us further note that in Pennsylvania, it is the blacks who are supporting school choice and charter schools. It is the blacks who are trying to give abortionists the death penalty.
Here is the article: PW Roundtable: Black Republicans on Their Existential Struggles
I received this fundraiser email from quasi Republican and 100% Squish Lehigh Commissioner Percy Dougherty who is faced with a primary. Lt. Gov. and Corbett Surrogate and Deon Union Republican BucksCo Jim Cawley is fundraising for NOT the Forgotten Taxpayer’s Friend Percy Dougherty!
Yikes, why is governor endorsing in a county commissioner Republican Primary? Because the Governor’s actions do not match the rhetoric at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference (sometimes called the Incumbent Protection Conference with shameless promotion from Fred Anton, his spokesman Dave Taylor and the phony and failed Charlie GID Gerow). Incompetence is Us! Is it a wonder Republicans are losing Pennsylvania.
Percy Dougherty has opposed the Lehigh County’s Reform Agenda and most recently enabled the Democratic Unions and Democratic Allentown Mayor Ed Pawloski’s Lehigh County Authority Water/Sewer Lease effectively enacting a stealth tax increase on Allentown water and sewer customers. As a Lehigh County Commissioner, Percy Dougherty had the opportunity to vote with real Republicans on the LCA. And voted with plugged in Democrat and Allentown Parking Authority Solicitor and former Allentown City Solicitor Dan McCarthy
Because the Governor is a failure and a phony as his polling numbers show. Fortunately, he has obtained competent campaign help from Ed Rendell and his billionaire funding network headed by Comcast Obama Democrat David L. Cohen. And more at Huffington Post
Once again, the Governor, through his surrogate, Deon Union BucksCo Republican Jim Cawley, has intruded and endorsed a local commissioner candidate in a Republican Primary! Two years ago Governor Corbett and State Chair Rob Gleason backed quasi Republican 100% Squish Dean Browning who supported Lehigh County Democrats’ spending and tax increases.
One would think that the Governor, whose plummeting poll numbers are common knowledge, would distance himself.
Note Percy Dougherty corrected my misperception that he was running in tandem with quasi Republican and 100 percent Squish Dean Browning. My mistake. I assumed (without evidence) that the Governor had reached into a local Republican primary on loser Dean Browning’s campaign in 2010 and is, was, again, reaching another quasi Republican 100% Squish, the campaigns were related. Dean Browning and Percy Dougherty are NOT running as a team.
Although County Chair Wayne Woodman and I have exchanged some heated words, I admire and support the policies of NO ENDORSEMENT primaries that he and his Lehigh County supporters instituted. Let Republican Voters decide whom they want to represent them. We recall the disastrous effects of CorbettCawley’s endorsement of losers Steve Welch, Dave Freed, John Maher! CorbettCawley = Loser.
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Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; yea, wait for the Lord!
Amity Shlaes Wows Philly — The Independence Hall Tea Party Association had another hit with this afternoon’s, April 28, 2013 presentation by noted author and journalist Amity Shlaes, who discussed matters political along with her highly regarded new book, Coolidge, which concerns our 30th president.
“I really like him,” said Ms. Shlaes. “The book I wrote before was called The Forgotten Man. He could be called the forgotten president. He’s the hero we never knew we had.”
The event was held at the Independence Visitors Center Ballroom with Independence Hall across Market Street providing a backdrop to Ms. Shales and the other speakers via a full wall of windows.
Vice President Calvin Coolidge became president in 1923 upon Warren Harding’s death and served until 1929 and the inauguration of Herbert Hoover. Coolidge, despite immense popularity, chose not to seek re-election in 1928.
Ms. Shlaes said that modern politicians of either party work from two assumptions: spending is important and political naysayers can’t get elected. Coolidge, she said, prove both to be wrong.
She noted that when Coolidge left office the federal budget was lower than when he came in, that he had cut the tax rate to 25 percent, and that unemployment during his term was very low.
She noted that the Ku Klux Klan — which enjoyed a resurgence with the film Birth of a Nation. which had been praised by Coolidge’s once-removed predecessor Democrat Woodrow Wilson — was in decline.
She said the Coolidge’s tax policy was formulated by Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon and was based on the business principle of charging what the market would bear. This means that pricing items lower can bring in much more revenue, which is the strategy behind Wal-Mart’s success. She said when she explains this to business students they quickly get it, while history students sometimes are slow on picking it up.
And this worked for Coolidge as the tax money rolled in with the rich paying an increased percentage of it despite being taxed at a lower rate.
Ms. Shlaes graduated magna cum laude Yale University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in English. She has worked for several publications and was the op-ed editor of the Wall Street Journal for a time. She now writes a column for Bloomsberg News along with being a senior fellow and director of the Four Percent Project at the George W. Bush Institute, where she works closely with Laura Bush.
She has made numerous television appearances including The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Fox News and C-Span.
She is married to journalist Seth Lipinsky and has four children including Helen Ann who was at the event and had been given a tour of Philadelphia’s historic sites by Teri and Don Adams of the Association.
Preceding Ms. Shales at the podium were author Bill Miller and WPHT talk show host Dom Giordano.
Miller spoke of the spiritual significance of the buildings outside the center and described his book, Tea Party Papers, which compared the French and American revolutions. He noted that the British government of 1775 was less intrusive and less arbitrary than the one we have today.
Giordano touched on several issues including the Kermit Gosnell murder case and the Boston Marathon bombing. Giordano said that Catholic priests and other clergy were not allowed to cross the police line in the attack to administer to the dying. He said that this meant that Martin Richard, the eight-year-old boy murdered by the Tsarnevs who had just received his first communion, had died unattended.
I Used Everything You Gave Me –Courtesy of Bettylou Roselle
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me”.
When God takes something from your grasp, he’s not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence. “The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.”
I Used Everything You Gave
The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you
Toomey Air Traffic Controller Furloughs — Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa) has sent this statement concerning the furloughing of air traffic controllers by President Obama and the solution offered by the Senator which has been approved by Congress and now awaits the President’s signature.
(On April 25), the Senate approved my bipartisan bill to halt furloughs of air traffic controllers. And today, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed this legislation which now awaits President Obama’s signature.
This bill maintains the savings in the sequester and provides the Transportation Secretary the flexibility to avoid furloughs of essential employees, such as air traffic controllers, at the Federal Aviation Administration.
Two months ago, I co-authored with Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) legislation that would have achieved the savings of the sequester while giving the administration the flexibility to cut the lowest priority spending items throughout the federal government rather than the across-the-board spending cuts in the sequester. Preferring to make the political point that spending cuts were not manageable, President Obama threatened to veto this approach and insisted on making the most disruptive spending cuts possible.
I am delighted that my Democratic colleagues have now finally come around to accept that the spending cuts of the sequester are entirely manageable. Congressional passage of this measure to halt the furloughs of air traffic controllers is great news and a victory for common sense. This bill, a narrower version of the one Sen. Inhofe and I proposed, preserves essential services and cuts lower priority spending. It’s what we need to do across the entire federal government.
The Delaware Valley and Pennsylvania are again making news around the world in a not-so-good way and it embarrassing that it takes the foreign press to state the obvious truth about the enablers of the Kermit Gosnell house of horrors.
Springfield Honors First Responders — Springfield, Pa., honored its police department and volunteer fire and ambulance companies this morning, April 27, 2013 as part of its 21st Annual Loyalty Day. Speakers included State Senator Ted Erickson (R-26), State Rep. Bill Adolph (R-165) and Delaware County Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle.
We have been hammered with the propaganda that it was the Iraq war and the war on terror that is bankrupting us.
I hope the following 11reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them.
I also Have included the URL’s for verification of all the following facts.
$12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English! Verify At:
$17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
$3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens. Verify At:
30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. Verify At:
$90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & Social Services by the American taxpayers. Verify At:
$200 Billion dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal Aliens. Verify At:
The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One million sex crimes committed by illegal immigrants in the United States. Verify At:
http: // www.drdsk.com/articleshtml
The total cost is a whopping…
338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR
AND IF YOU’RE LIKE ME, HAVING TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY;
IT IS $ 338,300,000,000.00 WHICH WOULD BE ENOUGH TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY FOR THE CITIZENS OFTHIS COUNTRY.
Are we THAT Stupid?
YES, FOR ALLOWING THOSE in THE U.S.
CONGRESS to GET AWAY WITH DOING THIS
YEAR AFTER YEAR!!!!!
If this doesn’t bother you, then just delete the message.
If, on the other hand, it does raise the hair on the back of your neck, I hope you forward it to every legal resident in the United States!!!