Monday, September 26, 2011

Take the Money & Run!

Steve Johnson and I let Obama know he's wrong for our country

Many people passing by agree with us - Obama must go!                                                                          

Obama came to town today. He had a pricey fundraiser luncheon at a home in La Jolla. A few of us could not let the opportunity pass without expressing our desire to defeat his agenda now and in 2012. Although many desired to come out and protest they could not. They still have jobs.
When I arrived, Steve Johnson was already at his post at the busy La Jolla intersection . Soon James Lambert also arrived with his sign - Anybody but Obama for 2012. Diana Davies came with her four wonderful children, ready to take their stand. 

We had some media coverage at KUSI & KGTV showed up to tape and interview. Their reporting was pretty fair as they recounted our dismay with Obama and his radical leftist agenda. His failures in the economy, jobs, spending, housing market took center stage. His extreme pro abortion policies were also noted.

Around 1:45pm James and I went closer to the event house in La Jolla by All Hallows Catholic Church. The church had brought out their flag waving students to catch a glimpse of Obama. A lady driving by parked, borrowed a sign and joined us to give a message to Obama. She wondered where were the Republicans and the Tea Party people. The news later reported that another group, a Tea Party one had protested downtown.

Shortly there after, the police blocked off the streets. This was followed by dozens of motorcycle cops, squad cars, black SUV's and limos. It was as if the king and his entourage had burst onto to the scene totally taking over. 
As we stood there, James said he had looked into the Obama limo catching his eye as Obama saw we were not bowing to the great one.

In the end it was a good day. We gave a voice for those who could not - unborn babies and working people. As for Obama, he came, took the money and in just a few hours he was gone. He saw as the polls report,  that all around this nation people are working to retire him in 2012.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Circular Firing Squad Redirected?

Victory pic after the platform committee vote - left to right - Mike Spence, (me)Sylvia Sullivan, Celeste Greig and meeting chairman Assemblymen Dan Logue. Pic taken by a good sport,  John Peschong, who took the lead on the floor in favor of the losing watered down platform version.
Bev Miller had a spirited conversation with Charles Munger, Jr, the architect of the "moderate" platform attempt

Like the world uniting to fight space aliens attack, the CRP convention attendees focused on the real threat to the nation, Barack H. Obama. Although a serious alarm was sounded as conservatives were caught off guard in the platform drafting committee meeting. This committee passed a new watered down version of the platform. It lacked the previous strong language on the life issue, traditional marriage and the 2nd amendment. The money force behind this is Charles Munger, Jr. When I spoke with him to determine his motivation, he would not own up to his role. He went on about the need to update the platform to appeal to all those hypothetical  voters just waiting to join a Democrat light Republican party. However, his determined actions were detailed in a recent Sacrament Bee article. (

The sticker says it all, in expressing the winning side at the end of the day.
I attended the convention in LA this past weekend, ready to fight for our winning platform, equipped with stickers for all who wanted one. It read," We Win with Life & Marriage in GOP Platform!" with a red heart in the center.
After the general session adjourned on Sunday the platform committee met to an overflow, standing room only crowd. Due to the great efforts of Mike Spence, Mark Pruner, Jon Fleischman, Tony Krvaric, Ron Nehring, Celeste Greig as well as the voting presence of elected officials - Senator Joel Anderson, Assemblymen Brian Jones, Tim Donnelly, and Mike Morrell among others, resulted in victory. The final vote to keep our strong conservative winning platform was 66 yes, 50 no and 4 not voting.
This is the focus of the Republicans committed to the defeat of Obama to save our country!

The whole tone of the convention was one of civility. Maybe wearing a red heart sticker encouraged this, but I received more hugs and friendly kisses then ever. Even a serious discussion with San Diego moderate Mike McSweeny was respectful. We found much common ground in protecting  children, freedoms and small businesses. He even put on a sticker and ended up voting for the conservative platform. Even though he had previously supported the moderate one. He said in essence that the bottom line was that nothing should be done  to discourage the precinct volunteers needed. He recognized that affirming party principles is key in motivating those volunteers necessary to win.
Has the circular firing squad really been redirected to those who actually threaten our nation? Our next CRP convention in February will tell. It is then that the delegates will decide if to accept our winning platform to protect Life, Marriage and our 2nd Amendment. All signs point to the conclusion that Party has heard the voters who long for leaders who stand and fight for the principles that formed our great country!