Rep. Tom Graves for Republican Study Committee ChairmanPosted by chris on Nov 15, 2012
Today, the Republican Study Committee will elect a new Chairman, and Georgia’s Congressman Tom Graves has thrown his hat in the ring for this important position. Known as ‘The Caucus of House Conservatives,’ the RSC advocates for a strong conservative social and economic agenda, and plays a major role in policymaking in Congress.
This position requires a proven conservative leader with the intangibles to advocate for the Committee’s six guiding principles: Less Government, Lower Taxes, Personal Responsibility, Individual Freedom, Stronger Families and Domestic Tranquility – National Defense. There is no doubt that Tom Graves is the man for the job.
“The RSC is the caucus of House conservatives who stand on principle fighting bad policies and promoting conservative policies, irrespective of the legislation put forth by Republican leadership. Not only do they serve as an anchor for the conservative members within Congress, they provide Tea Party outsiders with friends who are willing to push our agenda on the inside.
“It goes without saying that the chairman of the RSC – who serves for two years – plays a critical role in standing up for conservatives within the party against all establishment forces. The role of RSC Chair is even more critical when Republicans control the House than when they are in the minority. Amidst Republican majority, the RSC Chair has to take a leadership role in opposing bad policies proposed by fellow party members…
“For most leadership positions, we don’t ask for perfection. A gradual improvement of the current crop would be good for conservatives. But for RSC Chair, we demand near-perfection. And that is exactly what we will get with Tom Graves.
“There is clearly a silver lining in this presidential election. Independents broke against Obama by 5 points, and there are signs that we left some on the table. We won a record margin among white voters, even as many of our voters stood home (Romney won less votes than McCain, despite the large swing in Indys). Someone has to break the GOP out of the pale-pastel “no labels” mode it has followed until now in an effort to reach out to voters who are disenchanted with the status quo of the Republican Party. That man is Tom Graves.”