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We live in a Republic. I makes sense therefore that I am a Republican. There are primaries coming in May and the political process will be a bit louder in Lake County this year because Republicans are coming out of the doldrums and Democrats, some of them, are realizing that they have been had!
This blog will now begin posting again. First, a link to the Lake County GOP newsletter. Read the whole thing, please, if you wish to be informed.
Excerpt: Chairman's Comments
Happy 100th Birthday President Ronald Reagan! February 6th marks former President Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday. According to the RNC website Ronald Reagan was "born in Tampico, Illinois, was a sports announcer before moving to Hollywood, where he worked his way up to considerable success during the 1930s and 1940s. He then served as president of the actors union for five terms and worked as a TV host and industry spokesman....Reagan was elected Governor of California in 1966 and re-elected in 1970. After vying for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968 and 1976, he won the nomination in 1980 and was then twice elected President of the United States.
Some of President Reagan's famous quotes are:
"I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience." (10/21/84)
"Of the worst mistakes anybody can make is to bet against Americans." (5/16/87)
"The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave." (1/28/86)
"We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free." (Normandy, 6/6/84)
Happy birthday Mr. President. We miss you!
Recently, I sent all the city and town chairmen an article by Leanne Hoagland-Smith entitled Arrogance Not Ignorance in Leadership. In it she writes, "Effective leaders will reach out to those who can truly help them and not other arrogant leaders who point fingers, make false accusations and offer unsustainable solutions because they believe they can."
I believe this past year the leadership of the Lake County GOP has done just that, and we now have a great team working for the Lake County GOP. I have seen their accomplishments, leadership, and strength. I've made tough decisions to strengthen the party just as Ronald Reagan did to strengthen our nation. We now have some of the best City and Town Chairmen who have not only helped us on a county level but have also worked hard finding and supporting local candidates. Some of them are already elected officials or soon will be. We also have a great team that when I call upon them to step up for a project, they don't say I will TRY, they say they will DO it.
I gave all city and town chairmen an outline of this year's goals for each month. They should be sharing those with you soon if they haven't already. We had a great meeting in January and will be meeting every other month this year with special events planned in between as well as at least 1 county meeting.
There will be some primary races this May. Some complain and feel running against each other isn't good. I am of the philosophy that it gives Republican voters a reason to come out and actually vote Republican in the primary. It also gives us great press...as long as you don't beat up on each other! It also shows that we are growing and that we care about our communities. I hope that whoever you support, that you see that after the primary is over that although we may have had differences, from my favorite quote of Kimbal Binder, "We lick our wounds and join forces because the differences between conservatives are much less important than the difference between us and the liberals."
Don't miss this Lincoln Day Dinner! Lots of good people and a terrific speaker and this year the political handouts and folders are up front rather than stacked on your table.
Also, check out the Lake County Republican Party in facebook.
Finally, remember that the Cedar Lake Republicans meet the first Monday of every month. Next meeting is scheduled for the 7th of March. The meeting takes place at 7 PM at the office of the Hanover Township Trustee. More news to come!