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.”
Check here over the next hour as we provide updates on the nominations and the votes.
Glen McCall is giving nomination speech for Karen Floyd for Chairman.
Katon Dawson gave second nomination
Lin Bennett gives second seconding speech.
Kevin Hall giving third seonding speech in support of Kevin Floyd.
Karen Floyd is nominated by acclamation.
Karen Floyd giving speech.
Katon, it is my honor and priviledge to follow after you.
My son reminded me that we stand for bigger purposes than just our own.
Today, I’m proud to join the activist army of the SC republican party
It more than speaking. It is our actions.
The right to bear arms includes the right to buy ammunition.
I am in awe of my new responsibilities. I am honored.
Nomininations for 1st Vice Chair.
Britton Pruett nominates Patrick Haddon.
Glen McCall gives seconding nomination for Haddon.
Motion to elect Haddon by acclamation
Haddon elected 1st Vice Chair
Haddon introduces the activist army to SMS text messagng. It is time to reach out to 18-40 year olds.
Charles Butler nomnated for 2nd Vice-Chair.
Butler elected via acclamation.
Butler gives election speech.
The strength of our party is rooted in the attributes found in the word of God.
We need hand ups, not hand outs.
Nominations for 3rd Vice Chair.
Adam Piper nominated.
Alexia Newman gives Piper second nomination.
State Rep Jenny Horne gives second seconding speech.
Mitch Baroody nominated for 3rd Vice-Chair.
Rep. Phillip Lowe seconds nomination of Baroody along with Cong. Wilson’s wife.
Donna Hicks (Spartanburg) nominated for 3rd Vice Chair.
Justin Bradley (Spartanburg) seconds Hicks nomination.
Nominations are closed.
Piper is addressing the convention. He believes America is the greatest nation on the earth.
We must bridge the generational gap.
Encouraged to get involved by Bob Dole.
Piper gets the crowd extremely excited.
Baroody is giving his speech.
We must personally invest time in technology.
Leading by example is my philosophy.
Baroody takes shot at Piper over being a hired political operative.
Hicks begins her speech.
I am a conservative, a member of the NRA and I own a handgun.
We must be real to the young adults.
Sorry, we got lost n the fray of counting ballots and rule changes. Adam Piper wins 3rd Vice Chair.
I can provide more details when I return to Boiling Springs and see my family.