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A Tweet Which Will Live in Infamy [District 21 U.S.House of Rep seat for the state of Florida]
The American Thinker ^ | May 29, 2012 | Marc Hopin

Posted on 05/29/2012 1:46:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

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........."What duty does a citizen owe to the government that secures the society in which he lives? What can it expect and rightly demand of him in support of itself? A nation that rests on the will of the people must also depend on individuals to support its institutions in whatever ways are appropriate if it is to flourish. Persons qualified for public office should feel some obligation to make that contribution. If not, public service will be left to those of lesser qualification, and the government may more easily become corrupted."

[SNIP]

The new District 21 U.S.House of Representatives seat for the State of Florida, a district adjacent to mine, currently has no one from the GOP seeking the office.....A GOP victory is highly unlikely. In 2010, the Democratic candidate received 62.9% of the vote.

Despite this, someone should run for this seat, if for no other reason than to try to speak to as many people as possible and deliver the conservative message. Perhaps it will result in a few more votes for the GOP candidates for president and Senate. As we have learned, in Florida, every vote truly does count. The biggest immediate obstacle to someone running at this late date is getting the 2,300 Florida registered voters (no illegal aliens or dead people) to sign a petition to qualify the candidate to be on the ballot. The deadline for turning in the signatures is noon on June 8.

I have been reading and rereading the words of Thomas Jefferson quoted above. Is he writing to me? If so, how in the world does one fit into his daily life the time and energy to collect 2,300 signatures before the deadline? I wonder if a tweet or two will find me some people who can help.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: citizenship; florida; politics
The title is based on the Anthony Weiner tweet-scandal-removal of an inferior candidate. The author springboards to the idea of rallying for grassroots action and social media buzz to make it happen.

Passing it along.

1 posted on 05/29/2012 1:46:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Some districts are populated by a hopelessly high percentage of bums, deadbeats, and parasites - - the natural Democrat party “base” - - and for any respectable Republican to run in such a district would be a complete waste of time and money.


2 posted on 05/29/2012 1:52:34 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

As “Pitter-patter Petrie” - Rob Petrie (Dick Van Dyke) said, “You’re no Lilli Palmer” (Body and Soul).


3 posted on 05/29/2012 2:04:13 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Lancey Howard

Like vacant NJ-10? This will be Newark’s 2nd seat despite Newark’s population. Some of Jersey City , Some of Bayonne give the 10th population, the rest will be the renumbered 8th was NJ-13 .
The winner will also win in November and be sworn in immediately.


4 posted on 05/29/2012 2:05:46 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

http://blog.nj.com/njv_editorial_page/2012/05/endorsement_ronald_c_rice_the.html


5 posted on 05/29/2012 2:08:55 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: All

If not now, when?

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2012/05/29/one-metric-on-impact-swatting/

“Last week I wrote about the Speedway Bomber and current left-wing activist Brett Kimberlin. In 2011, after writing about Kimberlin, LA County Prosecutor Patrick Frey was rousted out of bed after midnight by the LA County SWAT Team. Someone had called 911 claiming to be Frey saying he’d just murdered his wife.

Sunday night as my family and sister’s family were around the dinner table and playing outside, sheriff’s deputies pulled into my driveway responding to an accidental shooting at my home.

One deputy was in the driveway. Another blocked the end of the driveway with his car. A neighbor tells me another was up the hill from the house.

There was no shooting at my home. Someone called 911, claimed to be at my home, and claimed to witness a shooting at my home.

As the one deputy and I spoke, the other deputy walked up the driveway, positioned himself behind the car in the driveway, and kept his eyes on me and his hand on his gun. My three year old ran between us all thinking it was so cool to have a police car in the driveway with its blue lights flashing.

Luckily, after I had starting writing about Kimberlin, I advised the Sheriff’s Department to be aware this could happen.

It was a prank, but not just any prank. This is a prank left-wing activists are increasingly deploying against those who dissent from their political views. When Barack Obama told his supporters in 2008 to bring guns to knife fights, some of his supporters took him a metaphorically than I assume he intended.

The stories of what is happening are not getting much traction outside of right-of-center blogs and the occasional opinion column at the Wall Street Journal, D.C. Examiner, and Washington Times.

The Obama campaign set up a website listing major donors to a Super PAC supporting Mitt Romney. Naturally, individuals listed by the Obama campaign saw their lives turned upside down by investigators linked to Democratic opposition research firms. They, their families, their businesses, and their employees were harassed. Seemingly random people from random states started requesting old court case files involving the donors.

It was intimidation.

And now this. Brett Kimberlin has created several organizations that have gotten money from the Tides Foundation and other organizations. Kimberlin spent many years in prison, convicted of a series of bombings in Speedway, Indiana. Now, when conservatives start pointing out his past and his ties, they have been subject to swatting and other forms of bullying.

We do not live in a Banana Republic, but the left does not seem to care. I take my family’s swatting as a badge of honor. We are having an impact. It is very necessary though that we continue to speak up and not be silenced.

The activities of these people suggest one thing clearly — they are losing. We must ensure they do.” [end text]


6 posted on 05/29/2012 2:12:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thank you.


7 posted on 05/29/2012 8:25:44 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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