GAGOP Grassroots Newsletter: October 31, 2012Posted by chris on Oct 31, 2012
October 31st, 2012
“Our plans protect freedom and opportunity, and our blueprint is the Constitution of the United States.”
- Mitt Romney
7:45 AM – Gwinnett GOP – Monthly Breakfast Rally
8:30 AM – Fayette County Republican Party First Saturday Breakfast
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM – Election Day
7:00 PM – Fayette County Republican Party Victory Party
7:00 PM – Bibb County Republican Party Election Night Party
7:00 PM – Republican Election Night Results Party
7:30 PM – Athens GOP Election Night Party
12:00 PM – South Georgia Republican Monthly Luncheon
Does your organization have an upcoming event? Click here to add your event to the GAGOP website and newsletter!
Did You Know?
The celebration of Halloween started in the United States as an autumn harvest festival. In pioneer days, some Americans celebrated Halloween with corn-popping parties, taffy pulls and hayrides.
Cartoon of the Week!
To view this week’s Georgia Republican Party ‘Cartoon of the Week,’ please click below!
News from the RNC
The Big Fail: Obama’s Debt Clock Goes Tick-Tock
As Obama’s Spending Continues Through The Roof, The Nation Is On A Crash Course To Another Debt Ceiling Crisis
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From The Chairman’s Desk
In the nearly two months that have passed since the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, much has been uncovered about the events of that fateful night and the actions – or lack thereof – of the Obama Administration. What matters now, however, is that four American lives were taken in cold blood, including that of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The families of those who gave their lives, as well as the American people, deserve answers.
In the hours that followed after the attacks began, it has been revealed that CIA operatives were denied in their requests for military back-up at least three times, told instead to “stand down” while Americans were fighting for their lives. Despite of these orders, former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods and at least two others put country before self and rushed to the aide of their colleagues. Heartbreakingly, Tyrone lost his life fighting to protect fellow Americans. In my eyes, he is a true American hero.
LAST CHANCE: Romney/Ryan Bumper Stickers!
Have you proudly displayed a Romney/Ryan 2012 Bumper Sticker on your car this year? If not, there is still time to get yours!
The Georgia Republican Party, along with each of our County Republican Parties, has stickers available for you to pick up today! Simply contact your County Party or the State Party to arrange a time to pick up your Romney/Ryan 2012 Bumper Sticker, and proudly display your support for the 45th President of the United States of America!
Click here to contact your County Republican Party.
Click here to contact the Georgia Republican Party.
Lee Anderson: “This is our Opportunity”
Never before have we been given an opportunity like this one. After redistricting, in which Georgia’s 12th Congressional District was redrawn to favor Republicans, the race to unseat Democrat John Barrow was propelled to the national spotlight. As one of the last Blue Dog Democrats from the South, Barrow became a target of the National Republican Congressional Committee and the 12th District was placed on the shortlist for districts most likely to change parties. The Republican Party, which currently holds eight Congressional seats in Georgia, could gain two representatives this November.
Yet, professional politician John Barrow is fighting harder than ever to keep his seat. He recently reported having $1.19 million in the bank, and he’s using that money to launch nasty attack ads aimed at deceiving voters. While Barrow attempts to paint himself as an independent, he bragged in a private fundraising letter that he “supported the President and the Democratic leadership 85% of the time.” He touted his support of the President’s stimulus, his refusal to repeal Obamacare, and his vote to continue using taxpayer money in order to fund Planned Parenthood.
But make no mistake. I’m not a flip-flopper or a slick talking politician, and I don’t have a Harvard law degree. But I am willing to take what I do have to Washington – a proven record of fiscal responsibility…
Republican Election Night Party
Savannah Morning News: Romney for President
This week, The Savannah Morning News endorsed Republican Mitt Romney for President of the United States. Read the endorsement below:
Voters in the Savannah area and elsewhere will soon decide whether President Obama or Mitt Romney will lead this nation for the next four years. It’s a hugely important decision, with the most critical question being jobs: Which man is better able to put America back to work?
In our view, it’s time to fire Mr. Obama and hire Mr. Romney. We endorse him for president of the United States.
The struggling economy is by far the No. 1 issue facing Americans today, tomorrow and probably the next few years. The executive in the White House, Republican or Democrat, must have a plan that will encourage employers to invest in expansion, then have the skills to steer it through a Congress that could remain politically divided.
Frankly, Mr. Obama has had four years to get this job done. That includes two years with a Democratic-controlled House and Senate. Yet, he has little to show for it. Frankly, he hasn’t earned a second term.
Click here to continue reading this Endorsement in the Savannah Morning News.
2012 GAGOP Golf Tournament
On Monday, the 2012 Georgia Republican Foundation Golf Tournament was held at Hawks Ridge in beautiful Ball Ground, GA! Along with Special Honorary Chairman John Smoltz of the Atlanta Braves, the event featured appearances from many of our state’s best and brightest elected officials and guests. After finishing 18 holes on the course, including contests for “closest to the pin,” “longest drive” and “hole-in-one,” guests were treated to a luncheon and election update from Chairman Sue P. Everhart.
We look forward to seeing you next year at the 4th Annual GAGOP Golf Tournament!
Watch the Results Come In with Athens GOP
The Athens-Clarke County Republican Party invites all Georgia Republicans to join them on Election Day – Tuesday, November 6th – as they gather to watch the local, statewide and national election results roll in. The 2012 Athens-Clarke County GOP Victory Party is open to all Republicans, and will be hosted at Buffalo’s Cafe in Downtown Athens!
Additional details are as follows:
Athens GOP Election Night Party
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 at 7:30 PM
Buffalo’s Cafe – Athens
196 Alps Road
Athens, GA 30606
For more information, please contact Athens GOP Chairman Matt Brewster at (706) 207-1500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tailgate with Georgia Republicans in Athens!
Call from Home for Lee Anderson
Are you still looking for a way to help Lee Anderson defeat liberal Congressman John Barrow in Georgia’s 12th Congressional District? For the next 7 days, volunteers in every corner of Georgia and all across our nation can make calls into GA-12 on behalf of Republican Lee Anderson, all from the comfort and convenience of their own home.
To get started with Mr. Anderson’s Call-From Home Program, please click here
Once you get started, please invite your friends, family and colleagues to do the same!
For more information on Lee Anderson, or to find out how else you can get involved today, please visit www.voteleeanderson.com. Also, be sure to follow Lee on Twitter at @VoteLee and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VoteLeeAnderson.
“Mark Williams to Create Jobs”
This week, the Georgia Republican Party released a new web video in support of Republican Mark Williams in Georgia’s 96th State House District. A Proven job creator, Mr. Williams will enact policies that will put Georgians back to work and support our state’s industries.
“In this time of economic uncertainty, we need elected officials focused on growing jobs in our region. As your next state Representative, job creation will be my primary concern.” – Mark Williams
Please click above to view Mark Williams’ latest Web Video!
COL Mrozinski: 10-Point Plan to Restore Confidence in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The 2012 Presidential election year has clearly highlighted the indifference and neglect of the Obama Administration towards our nation’s active duty, veterans and their families. This administration has sent mixed signals not only to the military and the veterans, but to The Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) personnel trying to determine what the priorities are. Our Federal employees can no longer work under very difficult conditions of financial mismanagement and lack of oversight that has constricted responsiveness to our nation’s veterans.
The 2012 Republican Party Platform provides us with a positive azimuth and a blue print for addressing or nations challenges (http://www.gop.com/2012-republican-platform_home/) while fulfilling our national promise of support to those who volunteered and sacrificed their dreams and hopes to serve America. In contrast, the Obama Administration has offered eleventh hour campaign rhetoric in addressing VA efficiencies for what they have known to be deficient for nearly four years.
Let’s take a look at some of the key burgeoning issues and solutions encompassed in the following 10-point plan. By address the current VA challenges with the goal of reducing the staggering claims backlog, we will begin working together to restore faith and responsiveness in our veteran system…
Congressman Rob Woodall Joins Gwinnett GOP Trolley Tour
On Saturday, October 27th, Congressman Rob Woodall joined the Gwinnett County Republican Party and State Representatives Buzz Brockway, Josh Clark and Donna Sheldon for the 2012 Family Voting Day Trolley Tour! Taking place at stops all across Gwinnett County, the Trolley Tour promoted Georgia Saturday Voting, and allowed our Republican elected officials and candidates to interact with hundreds of Georgia voters throughout the day!
The 2012 Gwinnett GOP Family Voting Day Trolley Tour was a resounding success! Please enjoy some of the sights from the wonderful events:
Photos courtesy of Congressman Rob Woodall.
In the Headlines: Bishop, House offer differing approaches to grow jobs
Sanford Bishop and John House agree that jobs are the top priority in the 2nd Congressional District and that government’s role is to create a climate for job growth. But their ways of getting there are very different…
House, a retired U.S. Army colonel and political novice, argues that Bishop’s approach has been unsuccessful. The Republican candidate calls instead for cutting federal regulations and corporate taxes. “I would say (Bishop) owns whatever has happened in Washington, D.C.,” House said. “He’s either voted for what’s occurred or he’s been powerless to stop it, if he’s been against it…”
House is a native and current resident of Columbus, as is his wife, Marilyn. According to the Wall Street Journal he holds a master’s degree in business administration from Auburn University, in history from the University of Kansas, from the U.S. Command and General Staff College, and from the U.S. Naval War College; and a doctorate in business administration from Northcentral University. A 26-year Army veteran, he held a number of staff commands for training and operations, serving in Germany, Korea and Operation Desert Storm. Since his 2001 retirement he has been a military-industry consultant and college instructor.
Click here to read more from the Macon Telegraph.
Georgia Early Voting Ends Friday!
Early Voting for Georgia’s November General Elections has begun and will continue through this Friday, November 2nd. Each of our state’s 159 counties has at least one Early Voting location, and many counties have multiple locations in order to ensure that each of you has an ample opportunity to cast your vote.
For your convenience, the Georgia Republican Party has created an interactive map of all Early Voting locations across our state. To get started, simply click on the map below!
Join Bibb County GOP on Election Night!
As the results come in on Tuesday, November 6th, the Bibb County Republican Party invites all Middle Georgia Republican voters, elected officials and candidates to join them for a night of fun, friendship and politics in Macon!
Additional details are as follows:
Bibb County GOP Election Night Party
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Sticky Fingers – Macon
5080 Riverside Dr. #1700
Macon, GA 31210
For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Bibb County Republican Party at BibbGOP@gmail.com.
Picture of the Week
During a recent campaign trip, the Georgia Association of College Republicans had the opportunity to meet with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor!
Photo courtesy of the Georgia Association of College Republicans.
GAGOP Events – Send us your Photos!
Has your local, county or district GOP organization hosted or participated in any events recently? If so, we would love to hear about the details and share them with Republicans all across Georgia!
Send your events and photos to Chris Kelleher at Chris@gagop.org, and keep an eye out for your organization to be featured in a future GAGOP Newsletter!
Help Lead the Charge Today!
The Georgia Republican Party is fully committed to electing a Republican President in 2012. However, Victory won’t be achieved simply because we won the last elections. Victory can only be achieved by working hard each and every day to win the next elections. President Obama and the Democrats are targeting Georgia and could spend as much as $30 million to win our state. There’s too much at stake to leave this election to chance. Please consider contributing $15, $25, $50 or any amount to help Georgia do its part to send Barack Obama back to Chicago!