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Local County Republican Party Annual Fundraiser Problem
2/18/14 | Good Tomato

Posted on 02/18/2014 6:07:52 PM PST by goodtomato

Every year my local County Republican Committee does a "Lincoln Day Dinner" as a fundraiser to replenish our coffers. Monies used to maintain our headquarters, (which is rent free)maintain a web site, phone, printed material, etc... The problem we are experiencing is with the "Republican" base anger. In our county, republicans hold every elected office except the Sheriff. Romney won our county. We are delivering the vote, but people are so angry at the national party and I am understanding with their dissatisfaction, which I agree with.

I believe we need to grow our elected officials', take them for a test drive, and if they follow the ideals, promote them.

How do we deal with the national backlash to the GOP-E, which we believe is warranted. Many of our members are also Tea Party active, but when we lose a local battle they seem to turn an issue to blame.

How do we define an issue, and motivate our base to work for that goal? Nothing like getting bitched at by your members when your trying to promote conservative values.

I'm looking for constructive response, not the same old slam the republican party. Some of us are working to restore!


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: backlash; national; party

1 posted on 02/18/2014 6:07:52 PM PST by goodtomato
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To: goodtomato

Have you rounded people up to get them out to change your RNC committeemen?


2 posted on 02/18/2014 6:10:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: goodtomato

You might consider lying to your local base, like the national GOP lies
to your local base. It seems to work for them. Maybe it will work for your
local GOP critters. SAC

If that does not work, reach out to local Tea Partiers and offer to share
decision power with them.


3 posted on 02/18/2014 6:13:30 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: goodtomato

First, dump all the support for GOPe.....from national to local.

Second, set a local conservative platform that includes less government, no Amnesty, less public spending, less federal involvment, repeal of ObamaCare

Show conservative leadership...and conservatives return


4 posted on 02/18/2014 6:16:29 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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To: goodtomato

1. Stop having Lincoln day dinners and start having Reagan day dinners.

2. As long as they continue to work within the RPT work with local TEA party leaders to the maximum extent possible.

3. Remain completely neutral in all primary races except, of course, a challenge to your own office.

That would be a good start!


5 posted on 02/18/2014 6:16:40 PM PST by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: goodtomato

I’m trying to take back our Party. I’m looking for a way just not to slap some individuals upside their head. FRiends comments appreciated!


6 posted on 02/18/2014 6:18:28 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: tennmountainman
You might consider lying to your local base, like the national GOP lies

RNC committeeman Dave Agema says the platform is little more than voter bait that the party has no intent to follow. (Oh yeah, they hate him)
7 posted on 02/18/2014 6:18:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: goodtomato

The RNC sent me a letter today to rejoin and I sent them a letter saying they don’t represent my values anymore. End of letter. I’m going to donate to individuals from now on instead of any bloated backstabbing party.


8 posted on 02/18/2014 6:19:00 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Bigun

Regan Day Dinner, now that is an excellent idea!


9 posted on 02/18/2014 6:21:53 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: goodtomato

Calvin Coolidge is an even better example than Reagan of what a republican should be. He was after all, Reagan’s favorite.


10 posted on 02/18/2014 6:27:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

That is a recognizable problem. We have initiated a precinct recruitment drive. We are a rural area and have identified that we need to reach out electronically, hence our fundraising. We have over 27,000 registered Rep. in a county of 45,000 registered voters.


11 posted on 02/18/2014 6:28:18 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes CC, that may be our problem with the backlash of local support. We understood this and are working to build a new base.


12 posted on 02/18/2014 6:30:47 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: goodtomato

I’m talking about getting people to understand the need to change the RNC at the national level. Aside from a couple of examples, they’re the most liberal people in the party and they make policy.

It only look some 1500 people to go to the Michigan state convention and change our RNC representation to a more conservative brand. Unfortunately its a hammer I’ve been swinging for a long while here at FR and it falls on seemingly deaf ears. People seem only to care about the public faces that go to Washington.


13 posted on 02/18/2014 6:40:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeminoleCounty

The tea party (which I support) join, then quit, then join again. We all are in the car but we are not steering it. Believe it or not but elected officials change their stance once elected! It’s understandable that one might not get their wish 100% of the time, but to take your bat and go home does not win the war.


14 posted on 02/18/2014 6:40:16 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: SeminoleCounty

We have been relentless on the less govt’ platform. Amnesty, we lost on the inclusion of E-verify because the opposed sided with the feds (no enforcement). It’s a tough row to hoe, but we have concerned citizens’, each and every county meeting taking these ideals to task with the commissioners.


15 posted on 02/18/2014 6:50:04 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: Bigun

“1. Stop having Lincoln day dinners and start having Reagan day dinners.”

I mentioned Reagan Day dinner to the Republicans here. They wouldn’t even consider a Reagan Day Dinner, even though there were some adamantly against having a Lincoln dinner.

That’s when I first realized I was wasting my time with the local Republicans.


16 posted on 02/18/2014 6:54:06 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: cripplecreek

There has been a cleansing of the RPOFlorida. Our rep to the national party is our LDD speaker. His Bio includes two books about the threat of Islam. Peter Feaman is his name.


17 posted on 02/18/2014 7:02:09 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Good points, dead on correct!


18 posted on 02/18/2014 7:07:24 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: goodtomato
I will tell you that I will never again volunteer to “work” for any political group, whose sole purpose is to raise more money, as opposed to gathering more like minded votes.

All the pointless fake “polling calls” that annoyed the people who did answer the phone, was stupid and counterproductive.

Republicans support candidates, not “party members”.
As for all the paid party “bureaucrats”...try real hard not to act like Democrats.
Need money? Tell people exactly what you need the money for, and don't lie about it.

19 posted on 02/18/2014 7:08:52 PM PST by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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To: cripplecreek

Brother, don’t despair, your hammer resonates 1200 miles away. I noticed and I agree. Baby steps we take!


20 posted on 02/18/2014 7:12:25 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: goodtomato
What does "win the war" mean to you?


"The tea party (which I support) join, then quit, then join again We all are in the car but we are not steering it."

The problem is that representative government in the U.S. has been coopted by the elite and entitlement classes.
The working men and women in this country (major TEA party demographic) have lost confidence in our elected and non elected political leaders.

"We all are in the car but we are not steering it."

We are more than willing to climb in to a car being driven by a leader concerned with our welfare and has a clear defined course.
21 posted on 02/18/2014 7:20:16 PM PST by John 3_19-21 (Life is way too short to suffer fools long.)
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To: goodtomato

When the war is between two groups I don’t like, why should I join one?


22 posted on 02/18/2014 7:26:20 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: goodtomato

Question, let us say I wanted to volunteer but I only wanted to make calls or seek donations for some candidates and not others. Would I be welcomed or not?

I have a feeling at most GOP local offices I would not be welcomed should I decide that I won’t help out someone like John Cornyn


23 posted on 02/18/2014 7:29:06 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: John 3_19-21

John, I’m a carpenter, not a writer. Your views (explanation) is what I was trying to convey. Thank you for clarifying my thoughts.


24 posted on 02/18/2014 7:36:16 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: goodtomato

Only raise money for local and state elections and don’t send anything to the national republican party.


25 posted on 02/18/2014 7:36:38 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: goodtomato

call the local tea party people. they know how to organize from scratch


26 posted on 02/18/2014 7:41:33 PM PST by Nifster
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To: GeronL

You would have that choice. We don’t support or denounce a candidate in the primary as a party. Individual members can work for whatever (republican) candidate they support.


27 posted on 02/18/2014 7:50:30 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: goodtomato

The parties are front organizations.

They’re meaningless.

New world order controls them both.

There has to be an alternative to new world order first. A network of people of all stripes that are determined to defeat new world order have to make their own new world order.

Once you get that going to some degree, “we the people” can “take back” both parties, or have no parties, whichever they choose, and it won’t be so difficult.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own local and State “kingpins” that were actually real people, not minions of new world order.

Your state could begin to flush out all their agendas from your laws and institutions.

It would be like Tea Party to some nth power.

It will take shoe leather and lots of small meetings, parties, get-togethers, cold calls, etc.

The Repub party has lost its base. The base has gone underground.


28 posted on 02/18/2014 7:52:58 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: goodtomato

Thanks FRiends for your comments. I think we are working in the right direction concerning your input. It’s frustrating at times, but your insight reinforces or commitment. Thank you for your thoughts. Freep on my FRiends!


29 posted on 02/18/2014 8:02:45 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: SeminoleCounty
First, dump all the support for GOPe.....from national to local. Second, set a local conservative platform that includes less government, no Amnesty, less public spending, less federal involvment, repeal of ObamaCare Show conservative leadership...and conservatives return

Odd how that's still a big mystery, isn't it? Rather academic...unfortunately I have little to no sympathy; republicans can't/won't fix what needs fixing. Hence my cynicism.

30 posted on 02/18/2014 8:17:00 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: goodtomato

Shut down planning and building offices in rural areas. Repeal zoning laws against new, small manufacturing shops in rural areas. Stop accepting federal funding. Stay out of private family matters and end all local social programs that invade and destroy families. Reject all animal worship and environmentalism. That would be a start for Republican committees in every locale that includes a rural area.


31 posted on 02/18/2014 8:35:49 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: goodtomato

Oh...and end all impact fees. Lower property taxes. Respect property rights. Lay off most local government employees. Respect the Fourth Amendment.


32 posted on 02/18/2014 8:37:36 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: PieterCasparzen; goodtomato
"There has to be an alternative to new world order first. A network of people of all stripes that are determined to defeat new world order have to make their own new world order."

Very well said, and I suspect, from experiences and/or much study. Something like this? Have you heard of Vaclav Havel and some of our assistance there in the past?


33 posted on 02/18/2014 8:48:32 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: goodtomato; bray

Adding bray, who has done some great work in Oregon. He has some guidelines, etc. he wrote that I think might help you.

If he doesn’t respond to you on this thread - send him a FReepmail and/or he’s normally on the Sunday Morning Talk Show thread.

Good luck!
SC


34 posted on 02/19/2014 5:23:53 AM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Seattle Conservative

Thank You!!!!!


35 posted on 02/19/2014 10:58:14 AM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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