Skip to comments.Maine Activists redefine GOP platform
Posted on 05/09/2010 3:19:03 AM PDT by maine yankee
In a move that seemed to surprise many members of Maine's Republican Party, a group of tea party-style activists redefined the party platform at the convention Saturday
(Excerpt) Read more at pressherald.com ...
Maybe they can re arrange their RINO Senators.
I thought Mayan was spelled different.
It’s a start - and a darn good one!
“Maybe they can re arrange their RINO Senators.”
How about eliminate their 2 socialist Senators!!!!
This is way too scary to contimplate!
and instead represented a set of values and principles that candidates could pick and choose from.
There’s your problem! When your State and National Constitutions are things you can pick and choose from.
Sweet! I see some very good things in that amendment! ESPECIALLY about being committed to the Constitution of Maine and the US Constitution. The part about State Sovereignty is awesome...
Congratulations to the hard-core Conservative Constitutionalists within the Maine GOP.
The comments from the establishment GOP members are very telling... Especially the one Representative that wanted to prevent it even being discussed! The comments from Snowe — well, what a surprise (NOT!).
ALL: THIS is how you affect change! REMEMBER — ALL politics is (ultimately) local(or in your state). What we do within our own states and in our communities WILL effect DC.
I pray that the Tea Party Movement will be able to affect these same changes across the country. It’s about time the RINOs became uncomfortable, and the GOP got back to the basics... May they all leave like Crist, because frankly, THEY are the ones that are making Conservatives lose elections (contrary to what the one delegate in Maine said). This is NOT political “suicide” this is what the nation wants — LEADERS who will respect the law of the land, not make deals and sell us out for their own personal or political gain.
We believe that English should be the official language of the State of Maine; and
· We support legislation that would require a photo identification to be eligible to vote in the State of Maine.
In a move that seemed to surprise many members of Maine's Republican Party, a group of tea party-style activists redefined the party platform at the convention Saturday.
Hopefully a lot of the professional party faithful will be surprised in the coming months.
Could somebody PLEASE CORRECT my spelling of MAINE.
It appears not only can’t I type; I can’t spell either.
Does anybody out there have an inside track to Glen beck or Drudge ?
I’m not understand what you are saying. Scary in a good way, or a bad way?
I don’t see where it says you can “pick and choose” from the respective Constitutions, but that the candidates and members must - rather than supporting UNCONSTITUTIONAL Bills as they (especially Snowe) have in the past - consider all of their actions as it relates to the respective Constitutions.
At least that’s what I got from the article (admitted I didn’t go read the entire platform as written).
Just FYI — If you hit the “abuse” button on your original posting it’s probably the fastest and easiest way to contact the mods to request a correction in the title and such. I see it’s spelled correctly now so I’m guessing they either saw your posting, or made the correction without asking? LOL Just thought this may help in the future. :)
OOPS — Forgot to tell you, I don’t know how to contact Glenn Beck, but I would assume that if you go to his website there is probably an email address for him or his producer.
I know on the far right column at Drudge Report there is a link to send him “tips”.
Hope this helps.
As to the last point you will have to read the rest of the article so you can see my reference, where Snowe makes the statement about picking and choosing what you stand for.
I have a copy of the platform in my email. Not freepmail but email.
Just day-um. I picked the wrong time to retire from activism. I was often a delegate to the state convention - I shoulda got involved this year. That would've been the best one ever...
But I'm a great-granny. I pretty much confine myself to writing as a conduit to get out my opinion now.
But I would've loved to been there for this one - especially to talk with Snowe and Collins to see what they think about this move.
THIS if the kind of ‘clam diggers* on the ground’ we need to take back the party, the Constitution, the country.
This is the kind of ‘from the ground up’ strategy the socialist/Marxists used to take over the Democrat Party.
In the spring of 1980, as an investigative reporter for a state wide paper, I infiltrated a NO PRESS meeting, held in a little church literally in the shadow of our state capitol dome, of the DSOC (Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee.)
Reagan had just whupped their hinies, and their white knight, teddy from Hyanisport, had not even won their party's nomination for that election. They had been poised on the precipice of victory and it had all gone down the drain.
The main speaker of the meeting was our then state Senate Majority leader. He stepped up to the podium, took a card from his pocket and said: “I, like you, am a card carrying Socialist...”
He went on to lament the losses and how they were now weakened to a point that they could not, as they had planned, come out publicly as Scoicalists. They would have to regroup and come up with a new strategy.
They outlined that as infiltrating and taking over the Democrat Party. The modus operandi would be to get into every village, town, city local party organizations and get elected to local party leadership and as delegates to the state conventions where they would have a major role in selecting and pushing candidates and platforms...and continue on up the political ladder.
Who can argue the success of their plan?
And this is the strategy that the Tea Party grassroots folk are - FINALLY - adopting. I am jumping for joy with this amazing success the very first year! If this carries thru’ a majority of states this year - look out Washington!
Pack your bags and get out of the way.
("*clam diggers" for you folk outta Maine - are boots used when clam digging and other mucky stuff.)
Way to go Maine!!!
LePage is the leading grass roots conservative running for Governor of Maine.
Here’s a link to the platform
Who’d believe it ?
Cool, I’ll go re-read the article - don’t know how I missed the connection between your comment and her quote... I guess it’s too early in the morning still! LOL Sorry about that.
I agree that it should be a given, and that having to reaffirm that in writing IS scary!
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