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Abe Lincoln Day 2011 in Pinellas: The Republican Storm Continues to Surge

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By Spartacus Thrace

The Republican storm continues to rise in Pinellas County, and there was no end to it in sight on Saturday night, February 12th, as Senator Marco Rubio and other Republican luminaries addressed hundreds of the Republican Party faithful at the Pinellas County Republican Party’s 2011 Lincoln Day Dinner celebration in honor of the memory of the great President Abraham Lincoln. The event, held at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park Hotel in Feather Sound, was sold to room capacity, with 550 wildly enthusiastic attendees each paying between $125 and more than $500 a seat: It would appear that the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee (PCREC) is very much alive and is doing fabulously well.

Under the stewardship of PCREC Chairman Jay J. Beyrouti, the Republicans in Pinellas County have out-fundraised, out-organized, and out-campaigned the combined forces of the local Democrats and their Progressive allies.  As a direct result of the efforts of the PCREC and other conservative Republican groups, the 2010 elections saw voters trending conservative and the Republicans registered significant gains in local and state government.  Although judicial races are nonpartisan, known Republicans also fared significantly better than known Democrats in local judicial races.

The theme of this year’s event was “A Tribute to The American Wound Heroes,” and special guests of the event were a dozen veterans wounded while on active duty in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Each of the night’s speakers paid homage to the sacrifices of America’s military veterans, and part of the program included a musical slide show produced by Ricky Sierra of the Wounded Warrior Project. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Spartacus Thrace

February 14, 2011 at 10:25 am

Happy Birthday, President Abraham Lincoln

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President Abraham Lincoln

By Allah Palooza

February 12, 2011 marks the 202nd birthday of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States. He was one of the greatest, if not the greatest, President the nation has ever had, and his principled leadership held the United States together in its greatest moment of national peril. He remains one of the Republican Party’s greatest icons.

Born in a log cabin in Kentucky to a farmer and his wife who were barely literate, Lincoln overcame tremendous challenge and adversity to become, first, a successful lawyer, and, finally, the President who shepherded  the United States though civil war and other national calamities. In the end, he left an America that was a stronger and better place, a nation of enduring strength of character, labor, and ingenuity that grew over the ensuing decades into the greatest nation in the history of mankind. It would be fair to say that without Lincoln, there could not have been a President as great as Ronald Reagan.

One can learn a lot from studying the words and deeds of Abraham Lincoln. Republicans, in particular, can benefit from the words and deeds of this great President as he successfully strove to preserve the great American experiment in democracy. Foremost of these lessons is that America would not have survived without his determined leadership.

For those who do want to learn more about Abraham Lincoln, the following is a short list of internet-accessible resources that may be useful in this endeavor, beginning with a video about Lincoln that was featured at the 2008 Republican National Convention:

Other quick links for learning more about Abraham Lincoln include the following: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Allahpalooza

February 7, 2011 at 9:25 pm

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