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What grass-root organizations should conservatives join?
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Posted on 11/11/2008 7:31:07 PM PST by Ballygrl

I'm sorry for the vanity, but I'm really tired of sitting around complaining and I want to join a group to try to have an effect on upcoming elections, especially after seeing Sarah on Greta's show. I want to support Sarah and candidates like her. Dick Morris has touted The National Republican Trust, are there any other organizations out there I can support as far as time and some money goes? For the moment I'm done giving to the RNC, I'm kind of mad at how Sarah has been treated and would rather contribute elsewhere if possible to help out real conservative candidates, not Washington pinky out when drinking tea RINO's. I don't want to rule out not giving to the RNC in the future, but right now I'm mad.


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I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thanks
1 posted on 11/11/2008 7:31:07 PM PST by Ballygrl
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To: Ballygrl

Have you been to: http://www.teamsarah.org/

That’s a start.


2 posted on 11/11/2008 7:32:53 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Ballygrl

Michael Reagan has something going on.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2130396/posts


3 posted on 11/11/2008 7:35:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Ballygrl

We need a conservative Moveon.org.


4 posted on 11/11/2008 7:36:18 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: Ballygrl

GREAT Question and GREAT POST!

I have a few thoughts, and am actually in the processing of developing one....

but— I like Americans for Prosperity for one....


5 posted on 11/11/2008 7:36:54 PM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: Ballygrl

The NRA. One year $35.

The American Conservative Union. Memberships from $25.

Heritage Foundation. Memberships from $25.

Club for Growth. Free membership, I believe.

do not do not do not join a “Recruit XXXX for President” group. Way too early.


6 posted on 11/11/2008 7:39:06 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Sioux-san

Just signed up at Team Sarah and I’m shocked they have over 56,000 members, wow!


7 posted on 11/11/2008 7:40:12 PM PST by Ballygrl
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To: Ballygrl; Taxman; Principled; EternalVigilance; phil_will1; kevkrom; Bigun; PeteB570; FBD; ...
I can suggest one that has been around for several years and is gaining momentum. It is a grassroots effort to replace federal income taxes with a national sales tax. The Fair Tax Act(HR25/S1025) has been before Congress since 1999 and gains cosponsors with each session of Congress. Fair Tax ping!


8 posted on 11/11/2008 7:40:28 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: eeevil conservative
I like Americans for Prosperity for one....

That's a really catchy name; I like it! It may already be in use, however.

9 posted on 11/11/2008 7:40:37 PM PST by doc11355
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To: Ballygrl

Don’t give the GOP pure contributions but join a local Republican group and maintain a presence. Build a caucus with those that are more conservative.

Join the issue groups that are most important to you...perhaps Pro-Life groups, pro-gun groups (Second Amendment Sisters), conservative women’s groups (Concerned Women of America or Eagle Forum). Build a coalition for New Jersy.


10 posted on 11/11/2008 7:41:51 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

That’s what I want to be a part of, a conservative MoveOn.Org. Dick Morris has been saying I think the National Republican Trust is supposed to be a counter to that, not really sure though by looking around that site.


11 posted on 11/11/2008 7:43:37 PM PST by Ballygrl
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To: Ballygrl
Fred PAC
12 posted on 11/11/2008 7:44:27 PM PST by sageb1 (Justice is for lawyers. Liberty is for We,The People.)
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To: Ballygrl
..suggestion
Stop playing the lib media card by saying “we” must find this or that...
It is the RINO’s who must come back into the fold. I'm not going anywhere. Conservatism is not dead like the media and some spineless Repub want you to believe.
WE ARE NOT GOING ANYWHERE! I suspect there are a whole lot of people who are going to be searching real soon once they get what they asked for....
13 posted on 11/11/2008 7:44:44 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sioux-san
I joined Team Sarah last night!


14 posted on 11/11/2008 7:45:18 PM PST by Scothia (Don't blame me--I voted for Sarah.)
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To: Sioux-san
Have you been to: http://www.teamsarah.org/ That’s a start.

Also www.huckpac.com

My advise is to keep joining until you find one that allows you to be productive in ways that count -- especially on the local level -- even the local GOP organization.

15 posted on 11/11/2008 7:46:23 PM PST by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com - www.etpv.org/whatsnew.html)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
do not do not do not join a “Recruit XXXX for President” group. Way too early.

When asked about her plans for a future run, Sarah Palin mentioned her family and I kinda wonder if she might be opposed to seeing that mess inflicted on her family again.
16 posted on 11/11/2008 7:47:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Ballygrl

FreedomsWatch was supposed to be the “answer” to Moveon.org, however no organization has matched Moveon.org’s grassroots organizing capability and fundraising capability.


17 posted on 11/11/2008 7:47:32 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: Ballygrl

Thanks guys for all your suggestions. I bookmarked all of them and joined 1 already, and I’ll check all the others out.

The verbal beating that is happening to Palin, and the complicity of the media in selecting a Presidential candidate has me saying enough is enough.

During this campaign, my 76 year old Mother, her twin, my 71 year old Aunt, and my 70 year old Mother in law all said to me, that if I could get off of work and could get tickets to see Sarah, to please get them tickets also, I wasn’t able to go to any of her rallies, but Sarah has energized these women in my family like no other candidate before. I want more candidates like her!


18 posted on 11/11/2008 7:48:09 PM PST by Ballygrl
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To: Ballygrl

Are you a precinct committeeman? Call your local Republican Party and get involved.


19 posted on 11/11/2008 7:48:54 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: doc11355

LOL!!

It is in use.. it is the one I recommend...

the one I am working on is actually more of a movement...within a different org...

the org is Madison Forum... the movement is Back 2 the C

as in Back to the Constitution.... I already go to Universities and talk to students about the Constitution and actually hand them out to the students...this Friday will be my first time doing the same thing, but only with 3rd graders....

sry for the confusion— LOL!


20 posted on 11/11/2008 7:49:01 PM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: Ballygrl

How about your local FR chapter. And if there’s not one in your area, forming one?


21 posted on 11/11/2008 7:49:52 PM PST by TomServo
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To: TomServo

Yeah join the NRA, that way when Obama wants to start collecting weapons he’s got a head start on the hardcore.


22 posted on 11/11/2008 7:52:04 PM PST by Edizzl79 (come and get it, i dare ya.)
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To: Ballygrl
When freerepublic went down the other day I did some scouting and on http://dogpile.com using the key words conservative blogs I found http://modernconservative.com/metablog_single.php?p=2206 and according to the site they want to be a 50 state county based approach to organizing the conservative base.I have no skills they`ve asked for but I`m keeping an eye on them.
23 posted on 11/11/2008 7:54:01 PM PST by nomad
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To: doc11355

We need a new Conservative PArty so we will have a political home and a platform for enacting the things we hold dear.

The GOP is done. tired. worn out, and infested with RINOs who will only change when they shed their mortal coil.

What should with name it?

How about The Prosperity Party?

Pro-Life

Pro-Gun

Pro-Energy Independence

Pro-Income Tax Reform

Pro-Property Rights

I mean, the very name would attract people. Who would be against prosperity?

Time for a new start, a new vison, and a new political brand.

Let the GOP go the way of the Whigs. They have pissed on conservatives one too many times.

And now we have a Marxist about to assume the Presidency, with an America hating Congress majority in both houses ready to enact his programs.

Thanks, RINOs!

The Prosperity Party—Change You Can Prosper With!


24 posted on 11/11/2008 7:54:26 PM PST by exit82 (It's all Obama's fault. And Biden is still a moron. They are both above their paygrade.)
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To: Edizzl79
Yeah join the NRA, that way when Obama wants to start collecting weapons he’s got a head start on the hardcore.

Bring it.
25 posted on 11/11/2008 7:55:20 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: Edizzl79
Yeah join the NRA, that way when Obama wants to start collecting weapons he’s got a head start on the hardcore.

Isn't GOA (Gun Owners of America) more "hardcore" than the NRA?

26 posted on 11/11/2008 7:58:45 PM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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To: Ballygrl

Gun Owners of America

Jews for the Preservation of Firearm Ownership (you don’t have to be Jewish)

American Center for Law and Justice

Liberty Counsel


27 posted on 11/11/2008 8:02:01 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: exit82

I really do agree. The GOP has way too much baggage and poseurs.

The New Republican Party?


28 posted on 11/11/2008 8:02:03 PM PST by Technical Editor
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To: CE2949BB

I think the most hardcore gun owners would be the ones that would go through all their ammo shooting at the people trying to confiscate them.


29 posted on 11/11/2008 8:02:52 PM PST by Edizzl79 (come and get it, i dare ya.)
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To: Ballygrl

bookmark


30 posted on 11/11/2008 8:04:53 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: DLfromthedesert

I have some involvement with my town, but that’s all, not at the county level. And what’s bothering me is the fact that at 1 time my county was heavily Republican, not anymore though, Bush beat Kerry in our county by 15%, McCain beat Obama by a little less then 10%.


31 posted on 11/11/2008 8:06:27 PM PST by Ballygrl
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To: Ballygrl

My suggestion: run for an elected office. Might you lose? Yes. Might you win? Yes. It is not good enough to just vote - conservatives need to run for these offices. Because if we do not, we will continue to get more of the same liberal idiotic policies.

So run!!!


32 posted on 11/11/2008 8:08:11 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Ballygrl
I feel like even if we join other groups we need a specific one that goes straight for the MSM's jugular while also being a sort of PR arm for media and message management. Basically a group that literally specializes in media communication as it relates to conservative candidates and ideals. I think they need both offensive and defensive types that can handle both as they both need to be addressed simultaneously.

As they challenge why certain candidates of issues candidates are treated differently they can also educate. It could be quite a powerful and interesting group. Heck I would start it if I had PR type conservative friends or at least outline the goal and objectives and start out small. It will need a variety of people from different fields and backgrounds. Just some thoughts. Speaking of communication I hope I have articulated my vision or thoughts on this new group well--LOL.

33 posted on 11/11/2008 8:15:10 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Ballygrl

It’s good to know about these various organizations.

Just throwing in:

There’s Joe the Plumber’s website: http://www.secureourdream.com
He’s putting his dreams of a plumbing business on hold to become a government watchdog.

NumbersUSA.com has an anti-illegal immigration bent. They are currently sponsoring a petition to Obama asking him to reject amnesty as an option.


34 posted on 11/11/2008 8:17:47 PM PST by KittyKares (.)
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To: Technical Editor

I think the name “Republican” is a now a fatally tarnished brand name.

The GOP has really lost its way. We conservatives saved it in 1980-1989 and George H.W. Bush squandered it and we got Clinton for 4 years.

We saved the Party in 1994, and then the GOP ran Dole and we got Clinton for four more years—and these were the most damaging years. The GOP House impeached Clinton in 1998 but the GOP Senate refused in 1999 to follow their Constitutional duty to put on a real trial.

Then we saved the 2000 and 2004 elections for George Bush the Younger. So the GOP rewarded us by giving us McCain as the candidate, and now we have a Marxist in the White House come 1/20/09.

My position is that we need to leave “Republican” behind-totally. They are losers and they liked their perks and corruption more than the country itself. The 2006 elections were a timely warning to the GOP and so was the vote fraud in 2000 and 2004.

History shows what they did with the warnings.

So why waste time with them any longer.


35 posted on 11/11/2008 8:19:05 PM PST by exit82 (It's all Obama's fault. And Biden is still a moron. They are both above their paygrade.)
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To: Ballygrl

I would be skeptical of donating to any organization that Dick Morris is pitching.


36 posted on 11/11/2008 8:19:10 PM PST by OCC
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To: Ballygrl

All the more reason to get involved. And you’ll get to meet the greatest people, and have a lot of fun while you work to make a better community and country.

Donna


37 posted on 11/11/2008 8:21:00 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: GOP Poet

I think we can join as many groups as we want, but we do need 1 main group that we’re all a part of where we can counter the obvious bias of the media with strength in numbers.


38 posted on 11/11/2008 8:21:14 PM PST by Ballygrl
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To: Edizzl79

The biggest unchecked power in this country is the media. I seriously think that it is time for all of us to put the media in check. We need to defend this country from those who want take away our freedoms. The meida is the enemy of freedom and a weapon of the left wing... Just think about how many conservative politicians have been taken out by the left wing media..and we did nothing..The time for kowtowing is over... my $.10 cent rant for the day.. sorry for spewing my anger on this board..


39 posted on 11/11/2008 8:22:11 PM PST by hippyhater
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To: Ballygrl

I’ve been looking at www.grassfire.org I checked them out a few years ago then didnt hear from them for a while. I sent them a couple bucks this week. they seem to be getting active again.


40 posted on 11/11/2008 8:26:16 PM PST by Capt Conservative
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To: Ballygrl

Conservatives are defined as believing in rugged individualism and personal responsibility, they are not real big on joining and group think.


41 posted on 11/11/2008 8:26:51 PM PST by org.whodat ( "the Whipped Dog Party" , what was formally the republicans.)
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To: OCC
I would be skeptical of donating to any organization that Dick Morris is pitching.

Even if it is to provide housing for homeless toe suckers????

42 posted on 11/11/2008 8:29:33 PM PST by org.whodat ( "the Whipped Dog Party" , what was formally the republicans.)
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To: Ballygrl
Start attending your County Republican Central Committee monthly meetings. In a year, and a half when precinct committeeman packets are available, get one, get the necessary signatures to get on the ballot, get yourself elected. Find other like minded people get them involved.

We need to gain control of the Republican Party.

43 posted on 11/11/2008 8:35:03 PM PST by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: GOP Poet

bump


44 posted on 11/11/2008 8:36:19 PM PST by boxlunch
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To: Ballygrl

Jim DeMint has a PAC, Senate Conservatives Fund,dedicated to electing conservative senators. senate conservatives.com


45 posted on 11/11/2008 8:56:35 PM PST by Palmettomom
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To: Sioux-san
I've looked at most of them and the one grassroots organization I've seen that ‘gets’ what conservatives need to do to win is Modern Conservative/Anystreet.org

One of the main problems is that for the most part, conservatives have missed the boat when it comes to social media.

The political conversation has moved. Yes, talk radio is still important however; the masses, the community and the way to get the message and the vote out is through social media.

Moderate Conservative/ Anystreet.org understands that. Few others do.

If we don't embrace technology and adapt to this medium quickly, we will continue to lose elections.

People keep talking about how badly liberals do in talk radio...It doesn't matter much with the social media machine they have built online.

There's a lot of catching up to do and it takes time. If people don't start now, trust me, the result in 2010 won't be much different.

http://www.modernconservative.com/index.php

http://www.modernconservative.com/videos/Modcon_Project_brochure.pdf

46 posted on 11/11/2008 8:58:29 PM PST by mimmson
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To: Man50D
I'm definitely on the FairTax bandwagon because when the tax code is over 60,000 pages long (eek!) and causes no end of economic grief, there has to be something vastly better!
47 posted on 11/11/2008 8:59:09 PM PST by RayChuang88
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To: Ballygrl
Dick Morris has been saying I think the National Republican Trust is supposed to be a counter to that, not really sure though by looking around that site.

GOP Trust's Rev. Wright ads were lame-o. I can't believe they blew $5 mil on them. Such a softball ad.

48 posted on 11/11/2008 9:02:52 PM PST by montag813 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: exit82
Then we saved the 2000 and 2004 elections for George Bush the Younger. So the GOP rewarded us by giving us McCain as the candidate

I notice you give G.W. Bush a pass you don't afford to his father or Dole. W. has been a disaster for Republicans. And not because of his policy failures, but rather his complete and utter inability to connect and communicate with the American people in any way. He destroyed our brand by seeming not to give a sh*t, even though he obviously does.

49 posted on 11/11/2008 9:07:08 PM PST by montag813 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: unspun

huckpac??? We don’t need more politicians telling us how to think, we need to tell them how we think... that is what she is looking for a group of proactive people who will take on his ten million man internet machine.


50 posted on 11/11/2008 9:09:17 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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