Holding "Republicans" and the Grand Old Party accountable to standards of low taxes and limited government. Taking one small step to protect the Republican "Brand."
There is ALWAYS Time for the National Anthem

There is ALWAYS Time for the National Anthem

Rule 1:  There is always time for the National Anthem.  Every event should start with a prayer followed by either the National Anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance. Corollary 1 to Rule 1:  Everyone should know the words to Star Spangled Banner’s first verse. If you don’t know the words...
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Probate Judge / Tax Commissioner Debate 7-27-12

Better late then never, here is the video from the Probate Judge / Tax Commissioner Debate put on by the Hall GOP on 7-27-12 in Gainesville, Georgia.  Part 2 was corrupted in the camera, and Part 3 would not complete the upload to YouTube until last night for some reason. Although the primary election is...

Next!

Congratulations to the winners. Condolences to the losers. It was a hard fought political battle, with no violence, and we are a better Country for process. We all learn from such elections. Some learn before, some during, and some after. We all learned that Hall County is not as conservative, nor as Republican, as it...

(R)eal (R)epublican Voter Guide – Primary 2012

Unlike other pundits, I make no apologies for my opinion.  The difference between me and the mainstream media is that here you can tell what is opinion.  All that follows is my personal opinion about political figures engaged in contested elections for office.  Everything I discuss is about relevant attributes of the candidates or their...

The Republican Brand Under Attack (Part 2)

No good deed goes unpunished.  I started this project to help make the process fair and equitable.  I should have known better.  Corruption hates fairness. In every campaign there are the public issues and the “dirt” or gossip that the candidates (or their supporters)  spread person-to-person.  Dirt like this is usually not relevant to the...

Hall County GOP No Tax Pledge

On July 25, 2012, the Hall County GOP developed a simple No Tax Pledge for all Republican Candidates to sign during their campaigns.  An example of the Pledge is above.  The first candidates to get the Pledge were the county commission candidates and those who attended the county commission forum on the 25th.  I will...

Hall County Commissioner Debate

Here is the debate between the candidates for Hall County Commission Chairman, Post 2, and Post 4 held on 7-25-12.  Commissioner Billy Powell (Post 2) did not attend.  All of the candidates present except Chairman Oliver, signed the Hall County GOP No Tax Pledge.  The debate comes in two parts below.

The Republican Brand Under Attack

I, and many other Republican leaders, are concerned about the erosion of the Republican Brand, as evidenced by the proliferation of RINOs in office, the push for “non partisan” political offices, and the birth and growth of the Tea Party.  I believe that the local GOP should have sole discretion to prevent someone from qualifying...

9th District Congressional Candidates Debate

Here is the video from the 9th District Congressional Candidate Debate held on 7-19-12 at the Gainesville Civic Center. Part 1 of 2 Part 2 of 2   The following is the press release from Chairman Andrew Turnage: Andrew Turnage, Chairman of the 9th District Republican Party, welcomed a capacity crowd to the Gainesville Civic Center...

Twitter, Facebook, or Blog as a Real Republican

If you have been wondering where I have been, then you must not be following me on twitter as @litag8r or on FaceBook.  However robust and instant those platforms are, they don’t provide the space to make a complicated point.  This Blog does.  Look for more to come. But for today, many thanks to Governor...

Don’t Panic–Demand Reductions from the Top Down

You have heard me say before that when government has to reduce spending, they do so in the way that is most inconvenient to the public.  The normal way to take care of budget shortfalls in government is to raise taxes.  Almost all the Republicans have agreed not to do that now.  In our area,...

Nathan Resigns!

It is with mixed feelings that I watched Georgia 9th District Congressman Nathan Deal resign this morning at the Gainesville Civic Center.  I really hate to see such a persuasive advocate leave Congress at a time that is so critical to the Nation’s future.  However, I understand that one “nay” vote won’t mean much if...

RINO ALERT: Recession Parks & Libraries

When you don’t have any money, do you go on vacation?  When your home is in foreclosure, do you go buy some new jewelery?  So why in the midst of the worst recession since the 1930’s Great Depression is Hall County Government putting a library or a park on every street corner?  (Don’t give me...