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St. Pete Times Takes Swing at Pinellas GOP, Hits Self

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By Spartacus Thrace

David DeCamp (St. Petersburg Times)

Res Publica rates the DeCamp article with one and one-half hatchets.

David DeCamp, Staff Writer for the St. Petersburg Times, appears to be trying to create the impression of trouble within the local Republican Party organization where none exists.  Worse, he and his newspaper are taking directions from a Democrat blogger with an extensive criminal past and an anti-Republican agenda — and they aren’t informing their readers of this.

In today’s print edition of the Times, page B1, above the fold, appears the headline, “Pinellas GOP spending rises,” below which is the ominous subtitle, “The local chief says the party is running perfectly, but donations are down.”  The electronic version available on the internet is titled, “Pinellas Republican spending rises with new chairman as donations drop.”  The first sentence of the article written by DeCamp reads, “Tampa Bay area political parties are scaling back in these tough times — Except the Pinellas County Republican Party.”  What follows is an article that suggests — but does not directly assert — that there is something wrong with the way in which Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee (PCREC) Chairman J.J. Beyrouti is running things. Read the rest of this entry »

Primary Conservatism

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Conservatism is in the ascendency in America, and it is rising from the grassroots. The bottom-up activism that now characterizes the Conservative Movement is seen in the explosion of amateur YouTube videos that are being used by Conservatives to get their message out and educate others about conservatism. An example is a video presentation of Pinellas County Conservatives, “Primary Conservatism,” which describes the basics of American Conservatism:

Written by Le Corbeaunoir

November 23, 2009 at 10:30 pm

We Have Arrived

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This is an experiment.

A group of like-minded conservatives has gotten together to publish an occasional blog about local politics.  By “local” we mean (1) Pinellas County, (2) Tampa Bay, and (3) Florida, in that order.  The attempt will be to provide detailed information, and some commentary, about local politics of the type that does not normally appear in the local media or on other blogs, and to contribute to the great debate about where our country is headed as we approach the 2010 midterm elections.

The Editors

Written by Spartacus Thrace

November 23, 2009 at 2:26 pm

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