Sunday, April 25, 2010

Crawford, Smith square off against Democrat rivals in Lonoke

On Thursday, April 22, all eight congressional candidates seeking to replace retiring Marion Berry in Arkansas' 1st District took the stage at a forum in Lonoke. The six Democrats and two Republican candidates were each given one minute to respond to questions posed by moderator Roby Brock.

The Lonoke County Republican Committee blog posted the following two videos of the GOP candidates' responses at the forum. Though the Tea Party of Lonoke County is non-partisan, we're reposting these videos so that voters can get to know these candidates.

Though we're not endorsing a candidate before the primary, the Tea Party of Lonoke County does plan to support the eventual Republican nominee in this congressional race for several reasons. First and foremost is the headlong plunge toward Socialism our country finds itself in since the 2008 election.

With heavy majorities in both houses of Congress and occupying the White House, Democrats have abandoned Obama's campaign pledges to govern from the center and steered a course to the hard left. His radical agenda can only be funded and implemented with complete control of both the Executive and Legislative branches. Therefore, we MUST do everything in our power to eliminate the Democrat majority in at least one house of Congress.

That means, in the 2010 elections, we must elect Republicans who will vote against Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House. Remove her, and we remove the Socialist threat that will otherwise doom our nation.

We need ALL Tea Party members to vote in their Republican primaries. This is critical because we want to be certain to nominate someone sympathetic to our cause. We MUST vote in the GOP primary because we don't only need a Republican to win in November, we need a Tea Party Republican to win in November!

That will ONLY happen if we band together and MAKE it happen!

So choose the best of these two candidates, vote in your Republican primary on May 18, and let's take our country back!

Part I
Part II

Tags: Rick Crawford, Princella Smith, Lonoke County Leadership, Lonoke County, Republican, GOP, Primary Election, Arkansas, Election 2010

Hat Tip: Lonoke County Republican Committee

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Congressional Debate in Lonoke Tomorrow

The Lonoke County Leadership Council is hosting a debate between all congressional candidates in Arkansas' 1st District. Tomorrow at 7:00 pm the two Republicans and three Democrats vying for the seat will square off at the Lonoke Community Center, 1355 West Front Street in Lonoke. The debate is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.

Everyone is encouraged to arrive early and visit the candidate hall where local candidates will be on hand to speak with constituents.

TAGS: Lonoke County Leadership, Lonoke, Arkansas, 1st District, Crawford, Princella Smith, Tim Wooldridge, Chad Causey, Steve Bryles

Monday, April 19, 2010

Little Rock Tea Party

On Thursday, more than 3,000 people gathered at the Arkansas State Capitol to make their voices heard and demand a return to Constitutional governance.

Arkansas Tea Party, Secure Arkansas, and Americans for Prosperity joined forces and put on a rally that only mainstream media outlets could ignore. Giving credit where credit is due, Arkansas' only statewide newspaper did run a story on the massive protest complete with the following caption on a photo.

"A crowd of a few thousand gathered on the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol for a Tea Party rally on Thursday evening."

But the four central Arkansas television stations affiliated with ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX practically ignored the statewide protests. The local NBC affiliate ran a 20 second story on the nationwide protests but didn't even bother to include footage of the event in Little Rock, only a few blocks from their studio. Local CBS and FOX affiliates have no video of the downtown protest posted on their websites. And the local ABC station report grossly underestimated the crowd at a measly 400 in their coverage of the event.

Thanks to the internet and new media, you can still get the story the supposed professional journalists won't tell. The following video shows the crowd far surpassed the misleading ABC report that 400 attended.

Americans for Prosperity brought Dick Morris in as the keynote speaker. Morris told the crowd "I used to be a conservative Democrat, but there's no such thing anymore." Other speakers included local talk radio host Dave Elswick, Teresa Oelke with Americans for Prosperity, and Secure Arkansas' Jeannie Burlsworth and Todd Sharp.

Secure Arkansas conducted a straw poll at the rally and has posted the results on their website. Over 1000 submitted ballots that included all candidates who have filed to run for US Senate, US Congress, and all state constitutional offices. Participants were asked to rate candidates who will run unopposed by marking either approve or disapprove.

I only saw three counter protesters hoisting signs that made them clearly stand out among the mostly conservative crowd. These three moved through the crowd without being molested by the 3,000 strong throng of what liberal Democrats and the mainstream media would have you believe are a bunch of bigoted, blood-thirsty, violent hatemongers.

Neither was there present any evidence of racism in the crowd. No signs with the "N" word, no one spitting on minorities present, or hurling racial slurs. And yes, there were minorities present. Not a huge number but more than I noted at last year's event.

As hard as the media and liberal Democrats have tried to demonize and discredit this grassroots uprising, it lives. And it continues to grow.

We still want our country back, and we're standing up to take it back!

Tags: TEA Party, Little Rock, Arkansas, Secure Arkansas, Dick Morris, Americans for Prosperity

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Register to Vote Now!

To vote in the May 18 primary election, you must register to vote by April 19. To make it easier for any who haven't already done so, we have partnered with Rock the Vote to create this online registration tool. Click the image below to get started.

After you've completed the web forms, you'll be able to download, print, and sign a completed voter registration form. Then you'll need to mail in the form to address provided. Once you complete these simple steps, you're registered to vote!

You can also sign up for text messages reminding you when and where to vote.

Please encourage all your friends and family to make sure they're registered so they can help us take this country back!

Click on the image below to register now!

Tags: Voter Registration, Rock the Vote, Primary Election, Arkansas, Election 2010

Hat Tip: America, You Asked For It!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Almost 2000 years ago, the only innocent man to ever walk the Earth arose from the grave after being betrayed by one of his closest friends, humiliated by the public, brutally beaten and executed by the Roman authorities. Now he serves as the intercessor between us and God the Father.

He died for my sins, and yours. All he asks in return is that we believe in him.

We give thanks for his sacrifice for all of us. And here are a few songs that celebrate his escape from the grave, and our salvation!

This is Love

Amazing Grace

On the Darkest Day

He Lives/He's Alive

Tags: Easter, Amazing Grace, He Lives/He's Alive, On the Darkest Day, This is Love, Easter Songs, Jesus Christ, Faith, Christianity

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