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Conservative Hope: Sen. George LeMieux Addresses the PCREC

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By Spartacus Thrace

On Monday evening, November 8, 2010, outgoing United States Senator George LeMieux addressed the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee (PCREC).  LeMieux, who had been appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist to complete the remaining term of Sen. Mel Martinez, spoke about some of his experiences in the Senate and how important it was to send the right people to Congress.  He criticized the Democrat-dominated Senate for its passage of  regulation that did not address the underlying problems that brought about the financial crisis, passage of Obamacare and the false promises of its proponents, and the Senate’s adjournment without addressing next year’s taxes.  LeMieux also addressed the looming national debt crisis facing the United States, telling his audience that “it’s worth than you think” and that failure of Democrats and Republicans to act will lead to a crisis similar to what Greece is experiencing.   LeMieux told his audience that there is nothing that Americans cannot do, that it is not our people who are broken — it is our government that is broken.  He told those assembled that they need to send the right people, “problem-solvers,” to Washington who will do their jobs and come home home and live under the laws they passed, and he praised his successor, incoming Senator Marco Rubio, as one of the right people to send to the Senate.

Here is Senator LeMieux’s speech in its entirety, divided into two 10-minute segments [Hat-tip to the PCREC]:

Exit question:  Will George LeMieux run for the United States Senate in 2012?

Why Barack Obama Won in 2008 and What it Means for the Republicans in 2012

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Ribart's cross-sectional plan for L'elephant triomphal, grand kiosque a la gloire du roi (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

 

By Spartacus Thrace

November 3, 2010, marked the first day of the 2012 Presidential Campaign: Barack Obama and the Left are well advanced in their preparations for what may be the American political showdown of the century.  Assuming that Barack Obama will be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in 2012, conservatives have a lot to do to get ready.

As the results of the 2010 midterms show, a lot has changed since 2008.  Whereas Obama and the Democrats reigned supreme in 2008, they have now lost control of the House of Representatives to a resurgent Republican Party and are threatened with a full-scale rout in 2012.  While it might be easy for the Republican Establishment to become complacent about the prospects, conservatives should prepare for the showdown by fully understanding why the Republicans were beaten in 2008, and how that defeat is relevant to preparations for 2012.

Barack Obama won and John McCain lost primarily due to the following: Read the rest of this entry »

Obama Rips Off the Tea Party Brand With “Orlando Tea Party”

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By Le Corbeaunoir

The ballot qualified “TEA Party” is not the only non-Tea Party Movement group coveting the term “tea party” and attempting to deny or degrade its use by the Tea Party Movement:  It appears that Barack Obama and his presidential campaign organization, Organizing for America (OFA), are attempting to co-opt the Tea Party “brand” with the publication of a website called “Orlando Tea Party.” Read the rest of this entry »

Pinellas Legislative Delegation and Circuit Court Bench Become More Conservative

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By Spartacus Thrace

Elections do have consequences, and one palpable consequence of the November 2 election is that the legislative and judicial branches of government in Pinellas County have gotten more conservative, and more Republican.

In the legislative races, all Republican incumbents were returned and two long-serving “moderate” Democrat incumbents, Janet Long and Bill Heller, lost their seats in the House of Representatives to conservative Republican challengers Larry Ahern and Jeff Brandes. The election of Larry Ahern is particularly significant in that he was in a three-way race against a moderate female Democrat with vastly superior financial support for her campaign and a female candidate from the so-called “TEA Party” who some observers believe was a ringer who entered the race with with the sole purpose of drawing votes away from Ahern. Read the rest of this entry »

Ballot-Qualified TEA Party Fares Poorly in Florida Midterms

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By Le Corbeaunoir

The ballot-qualified TEA Party, also known by its detractors as the “fake” Tea Party, fared poorly in Florida’s November 2, 2010 midterm elections.

The TEA Party has been thought by some observers to be part of a plot involving controversial figures Doug Guetzloe, Fred O’Neal, Congressman Alan Grayson (who lost his re-election bid) and other notorious figures to siphon conservative voters away from Republican candidates, as discussed in an earlier post on this blog.  In the end, the TEA Party candidates garnered relatively few votes and had scant effect on the outcomes of the races they each ran in. Few of the TEA Party candidates did anything more than qualify for the ballot and after the blogoshere exposed the scheme, it may actually have caused votes that would have otherwise gone to the Democrats to be cast as “TEA Party” protest votes, compounding the overall losses suffered by the Democratic Party in this election.

The results of every contest in which a TEA Party candidate ran, are as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

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