Posts Tagged ‘John Ensign’

Well, the Clark County Republican Convention was today. Wow. It was kind of nuts, but very good. Over 3000 delegates there, and pretty well organized. It was somewhat stressful at times, as I felt people were being ridiculous and wasting time, but for the most part, it was good. We had several good speakers, Gov. Jim Gibbons, Congressman Dean Heller, Senator John Ensign, and also a video message from Congressman Jon Porter. That was all pretty cool. I was bugged, however, that there was no Presidential straw poll taken. I was so excited, because I was going to vote for Ron Paul, to show my dislike of John McCain. But, alas, it was not meant to be. The biggest problem we had was trying to agree on a platform. I think most people agreed on most of the items, just a handful that raised eyebrows and caused a long debate. In the end, we had to vote for the platform as a whole, instead of item by item, so I ended up voting against it. I have yet to see the results of the voting, but they should be available soon. There were just some things that I couldn’t vote for. Luckily, there will be another meeting in a couple weeks to address the platform.
All the debate on the platform issues really brought to light for me the plight of the Republican party. We are so used to worrying about what everyone else thinks of us, that we don’t bother to stand up for our real values. This is absurd. We had some people saying that if we took all the pro-life references out, that it would be much more appealing to democrats so that they would vote for John McCain. Are you kidding me?! These people want to change the party to conform to the liberals, and that is just ridiculous! We had others who wanted to take out the fact that the best and ideal environment for children to be raised in is a happy two-parent home. Some wanted to take out support for a federal marriage amendment. I just don’t understand this. What has happened to my party? This is not the party of Ronald Reagan anymore. Reagan believed in strong families. Now, I see this party trying to attack the family just like the liberals do. It truly disturbs me. I heard people in there today that seemed to be against capitalism, at least to some degree. I heard people that were upset that a prayer was said at the beginning of the meeting. Frankly, I heard people that I would liken unto FDR democrats. The liberals and moderates are running the party, and running it into the ground. What ever happened to strong conservative values? We need to stop catering to those not even in our party and get back to core party values: strong families, strong economy, strong military. We need to get back to the Contract With America.
I really see things sliding in a way that scares me. I’m truly worried about the future for my children and grandchildren. What kind of world am I giving them? This is why I’ve decided to do everything I can at a local level to see to it that strong, solid conservatives get elected to local and state offices, and to the House and Senate. The White House is lost this election, no matter who wins. So, we’ve got to get strong people into other offices, so real change can begin. Conservatives have got to take back the Republican party!

In response to comments left on this posting:
Folks, believe me, I’m going to do everything I can to be at that meeting on the 18th. I believe so strongly that we must take back the Republican party from the left and from the media. The liberal media selected our presidential nominee, pure and simple. We’ve been so worried about offending someone on the left for so long that we’ve lost our way. I feel it is imperative that we get back to our conservative values. Real conservative values. The thought of a world run by liberals (even liberal republicans) makes me cringe and shudder and want to cry for my children. I just must do everything I can to protect our future. I love this country! I want to preserve those values that make this THE best country in the world.

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I’m so ticked off!

I am so completely ticked off at the people in our senate that have been elected to represent us! I am so angry that this horrible immigration bill has progressed another step. I expected Reid to ignore the people of Nevada, but Ensign? What was he thinking to vote against this? What deal could have been made that all these Republican senators would vote for cloture on this bill? I just don’t understand. But I’ll tell you this: I truly feel abandoned by the Republican party, and Congress as a whole. This bill has shown us that this is no longer a government “for the people, by the people,” but a government for the power of the individual. I am sick and disgusted over this! How could all these people just ignore the will of the American people? The Dems have talked about how the 2006 election was a mandate by the people, but what about the mandate now? What about almost 80% of the country being dead-set against this bill? I am just completely blown away by this. What happened to Conservatism? Where have all the Conservatives really gone? What kind of leadership is out there for us? I am just so sick and disgusted over this whole thing. And I don’t want to be called a bigot or a racist! While I am very opposed to this bill, I am not opposed to immigration. This country was built by immigrants. I just want it to be done LEGALLY!!!! It is absolutely wrong for the people that have had no regard for our laws or sovereignty would be able to be put on a path to citizenship, when there are people who sacrifice all they have to come here the legal way. This bill is bad on so many levels. It is going to cost trillions of dollars. It is a grave national security risk. It gives a green light for criminals. And yes, I believe illegal immigrants are criminals. They have broken our laws, and that makes them criminals. I am just beside myself right now.
Here is a transcript of Rush’s site from today:

RUSH: I’m holding here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers the list of the Republicans who voted for cloture today. In alphabetical order they are…

► Bob Bennett of Utah
► Kit Bond of Missouri
► Sam Brownback of Kansas
► Richard Burr of North Carolina
► Norm Coleman of Minnesota
► Susan Collins of Maine (No surprise there.)
► Larry Craig of Idaho
► Pete Domenici of New Mexico
► John Ensign of Nevada (That’s really curious to me because this is the guy who’s in charge of reelecting Republicans to the Senate, and finding new candidates and fund-raising.)
► Lindsey Grahamnesty of South Carolina
► Judd Gregg of New Hampshire
► Chuck Hagel of Nebraska (No surprise there.)
► Jon Kyl of Arizona (No surprise there. He’s carrying the bill for the Republicans.)
► Trent Lott of Mississippi (No surprise there.)
► Richard Lugar of Indiana
► Mel Martinez of Florida (No surprise there.)
► John McCain of Arizona (No surprise there.)
► Mitch McConnell of Kentucky (It will be interesting to watch him.)
► Lisa Murkowski from Alaska
► Olympia Snowe from Maine (No surprise there.)
► Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania (No surprise there.)
► Ted Stevens of Alaska (No surprise.)
► George Voinovich of Ohio. (I don’t know if he cried before the vote.)
► John Warner, the southern gentleman from Virginia.

So those are your names of the Republicans who voted for cloture and revived a dead bill.”

We need to bombard these people with phone calls and e-mails. Another vote will take place on Thursday, and by the way, the bill with all the amendments isn’t even printed yet. They are going to vote Thursday anyway. Spread the word. Tell everyone you can to call their elected officials and voice their opinions loud and strong. We cannot afford to let this bill get passed!

Click here to find out how to contact the Senators.
Click here to find out how to contact the Representatives from the House.

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