Bachmann to Announce Candidacy in Greenville

June 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Events, US Politics

Michelle Bachmann
According to the Greenville County GOP, Republican Michelle Bachmann will announce her candidacy for President on June 29th.

A tea party favorite, she will be hosting the event at the Magnolia Park Shopping Center (former Greenville Mall) at 3 pm.

South Carolina – Not in Ron Paul’s Plans?

March 30, 2011 by  
Filed under US Politics

Congressman Ron Paul speaks to members of the Spartanburg Executive Committee

It is well believed that Ron Paul is prepping up for another run for President. News flash right?

But according to recent fundraising emails from the campaign, it does not appear that South Carolina plays into his plans very much. He has stated plans in Iowa, New Hampshire, Mississippi, Florida, New York (TV appearances) and Nevada.

I mean, why would he waste his resources on South Carolina republicans. Generally speaking, most republicans (not all) elected in this state are more concerned with social conservative issues and have no issues with government power grabs. Although many claim to be fiscal conservatives and less government, actions by the state legislature trend other wise.

Not only that, you can see how well he was received during the last election cycle. They were more amused by Giuliani questioning Paul for his non-interventionist policies than rational reasoning, a GOP leader attempted to ban him from attending local events and he garnered only 5% of the vote in the primary.

South Carolina has chosen the eventual republican nominee for president since 1980, so it seems foolish to bypass it. Either way, this strategy move is interesting.

What do you think about Paul’s potential campaign strategy?

Citadel Cadet helps organize facebook effort to support congressman

September 13, 2009 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, SC Politics, US Politics

Citadel Senior Cadet Mitch Baroody has helped organize the effort to support Congressman Joe Wilson on the web. Less than 48 hours from when the page was created there were 1,100 members and over 100 wall posts commenting the Congressman’s efforts this past week on facebook. Baroody is being credited with helping to start the “Thank You Joe Wilson Movement” all over the country.

On the facebook page that Baroody has helped create members have been able to voice their opinions and appreciation for a congressman such as Joe Wilson from South Carolina.

“Dear Congressman Wilson: Thank you for expressing what millions of Americans feel about President Obama and his plan to bankrupt this nation by passing his Health Care Reform to socialize medicine. You are a good American and have already apologized to the President and he accepted it. Do not let Speaker Pelosi and her partisan cronies intimidate you into apologizing to the full House of Congress; one apology was enough. God bless you and your family and keep up the good work!!!” These were the words from a member of the group from Florida. There are another 128 comments just like this on the facebook page thanking Wilson for all he has done to fight the Democrats in Congress.

Many members have even made contributions to the Re-elect Wilson to Congress fund, and over 700K has been raised thus far for his campaign (there is no telling how much of that came from this past week)!  Another effort that has been started is the “I’m with Joe Wilson” t-shirts , and all profits raised go towards Joe Wilson’s re-election.

So if you are feeling supportive go join the facebook page, “Thank You Congressman Joe Wilson.”

YRNF-Better Future for Young Republicans?

July 15, 2009 by  
Filed under US Politics

Young Republican National Federation

Young Republican National Federation

Recent events have made one wonder about the future of the Young Republicans on the national level. The first thing that goes noticed is that ORGANIZATION is needed, because of how the convention was run and how many issues were handled.

The first thing that I noticed was registration and credentialing, the biggest mess I have ever seen in my life. Only 4 of the SC delegates had name tags printed and were in the registration book, the rest of the delegation had to re-register. The credentialing for SC went very smoothly, but for the state of Texas it was a different story. The entire Texas delegation was not credentialed until almost 11:oopm Friday night due to issues with the credentialing committee.

The best part was the convention on Saturday morning which was supposed to have begun at 9:00am sharp, well if the rest of the week was a foreshadow it was not different because the convention did not begin until almost 12:00pm as there were still credentialing issues. What I want to know is, why weren’t people credentialed before 9:00am Saturday morning?  When the convention began, the debate began over what convention rules should be kept and what should be discarded. SC put on a show at this point, as we were number one in Parliamentary Procedure. Todd Kincannon, Adam Piper and Jay Ragley all showed off their skills and put SC on the map.

When it came time for the elections, it was a complete bombshell, as Team Renewal won every single seat on the executive board, Audra Shay’s team won several seats due to candidates from Team Next Level dropping out of the race. I will give credit to Team Renewal and Rachel Hoff as they fought a very good fight, and put so much hard work and effort into the campaign.

But if the convention is a revelation of the future, I am not sure if that is something to look forward to. Many people wonder why the RNC never has had a large affiliation with the YRNF, well it is because of spectacles like this past weekend that make the YRNF an untenable organization. When it takes 3 and a half hours with arguments over convention rules and whether or not there should be secret ballot or roll call, things get a little bit ridiculous.  When people are still being credentialed at 9am the time the convention should be starting, yeah people start to get a little antsy as to why they weren’t credentialed earlier that morning or the day before.

If this is what the future of the YRNF is looking like, I am not sure if many people will be affiliated with it for much longer. The YRNF proved to me that they can’t even control their people, why would anyone want to be affiliated with an organization that can’t control their people.

The YRNF, has a questionable future and it may have a very heavy impact on the young republican leaders in the United States (ie whether or not that future is succcesful or not).

Fake Audra Shay Twitter Account Pops Up

July 13, 2009 by  
Filed under US Politics

It appears that the attacks are on full string against Audra Shay.

Recently accused of making and supporting racial slurs, her online social media precense had disappeared as of July 9th.

We received a comment today saying a new twitter account has been created but after quickly looking over it, there appears to be a lot of inaccuracies.  Check out the screen shot.

So what is wrong with it.  Well first of all, the web address is completely wrong on her profile.  It points to www.youngrepublicans.com which is not the website of the organization she now leads.  It is www.yrnf.com.

Secondly, alot of the accounts look brand new that have linked to her account.  And every single post is laced to look as if she is still actively acting in the manner she is accused of.  It all seems to fishy.

We’ll keep you up to date on what we find out.

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