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The Lessons ~ The Blessings and The Fears~ Election 2012

Date posted: November 9, 2012

Folks it is time to get to work for our country. I am going to start in my own back yard and I challenge you to do the same.

Jeremiah 29:11 

‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.    

Lessons learned during the 2012 election~ 

Rick Santorum who I had the honor to get to know was his best when he was on the ground driving from county to county talking to the people. What you saw consistently was when people got to know him and hear his message of Faith, Family and Freedom it resonated. Lesson to learn, go back to the people!  

Money matters in building a ground game but it must be used wisely and not used to pay political consultants  who are so far removed from the people that they have no clue how to actually reach the voters. Money does not build a ground game, people do! The proof, Romney could not buy votes, he needed to earn them and earn them from people who were not Republicans.

I want to share with you one of my greatest gifts over the last 3 years. His name is Kenard Tompkins and he is a Democrat and as he says… “A Huge Obama supporter.”

Photo courtesy of Kenard Tompkins FB

I met Kenard  Oct. 16th 2009 at Texas A&M when Obama was speaking there. I was quite upset that Obama was there and that former President Bush was who had invited him. Here is a post that I wrote at the time. 12th Man call to Freedom, Obama scheduled to speak at Texas A&M/ Updated!! 

Kenard and I had the opportunity to meet that day and discuss issues. When we left I gave him my card and we have stayed in touch ever since. We do not agree on many issues but I can tell you I have the utmost respect for Kenard. He is honest, unlike many in the political class on both the Republican and Democrat side who say one thing to get our vote and then do another.

On Wednesday after the election I received a message through Facebook from Kenard and he was checking to see how I was doing. I want to share our exchange with you because I think he is so insightful and we can learn from him.

    • How are you doing Alice? Just wanted to check up on ya! I know politically we may be different, seeing how I’m a Democrat and a STRONG OBAMA supporter, but I just wanted to say that the Republican and Tea Party also have to realize that the dynamics of the country are changing. You can’t alienate the Hispanics, Blacks, and Women! This country is no longer run by only white males, the Republican party comes across as fighting only for that population, and AMERICA will no longer put up with that! I believe you have an amazing way to relate to other groups, which is why you and I are able to come to like terms. I think your party as well as the Republican party should learn from your example, then maybe they’ll perform better on the national level! Until then, there’s always room on the Democratic side…Moving FORWARD… 4 MORE YEARS! (You’re one of the good ones though!) 🙂:).

      Here is my response….. 

    • Hey Kenard~
      Thank you so much for your message and encouragement. I am well, a little tired today.
      You are right the Republican Party and especially the political consultants need to have a come to Jesus moment.My greatest fear is National Security and that is where I will put my focus now. It is the one issue that we can all come together on. Moms will do what it takes to protect our children from terrorists. Political Party does not matter.What do you think about Benghazi?As the facts about what happened there come out I fear for our nation. That is why Obama to me is such a danger. It is not only about the social issues or even the economy. If we get hit again by terrorists the economy does not matter.You are a dear friend and I value your friendship. We may not agree but we are honest with each other. That is what is important!!Let’s keep fighting the good fight and agree where we can.I think by doing that you and I can do more to save our nation than any elected official.Let’s definitely keep in touch!! Blessings my friend!! AliceKenard’s response…. 
    • I haven’t really been reading up on the Benghazi issue, but believe me, I will surely look into it. That’s what I like about you, you keep me up on issues and events that are usually overlooked, and I appreciate that! 

 

Pat Caddell was so right! But who is he talking about is a threat to America? 

It is not people like my friend Kenard. It is not all of those people who voted for Obama. Many of them being our children and grandchildren who we have paid for them to be indoctrinated at our schools from grade school up through College.

Folks it is time to face reality. Ignorance is bliss until reality hits and reality is already beginning to hit.

Kenard did not know about Benghazi. Do you know what happened in Beghazi? If you do, do your friends and neighbors know about Benghazi? Have you taken the time to educate yourself on the issues that can and will effect your life? If we are not out there talking about these issues outside of our echo chamber how are we going to protect our children from a future where the American dream does not exist.

Do you know the word sequestration? A U.S. legal procedure in which automatic spending cuts are triggered, notably implemented in the Budget Control Act of 2011 

Obama lied during the last Presidential debate and this reality is going to hit Americans hard. 

“President Barack Obama startled Washington during Monday night’s foreign policy debate when he said billions in automatic Pentagon cuts “will not happen” — a line that could weaken his bargaining power during an epic spending and tax fight expected when Congress returns.

Obama was responding to criticism from Republican rival Mitt Romney that American national security is at risk if the defense cuts are triggered in early January.”

The Reality~ The CBO warned, the media did not cover it and Americans were not informed voters.  

Frank Gaffney writes… “The Congressional Budget Office made news yesterday by warning of a return to economic recession next year if politicians in Washington cannot resolve their budget impasse.  Roughly two million jobs may be lost shortly after the election if there is no relief from the across-the-board spending cuts imposed by the so-called “sequestration” mechanism.

One would think that such a prospect might concentrate the minds of the political class. After all, if Americans realize before the election that there will be millions of pink slips handed out after they cast their ballots, they may give plenty of them to office-holders.”

Knowledge is power ~ As Pat Caddell also says….. 

The last three years I have been working at the ground level training grassroots activists to be information pushers. I along with others like me have had the door closed on us when it comes to funding because we were told the moderate political consultants on the Republican side know best how to win elections.  Well the reality is they do not.

Obama and his community organizing strategy works best. Many of us knew that.  The same week I put out a call for funding communication teams across the country this was the news of the week. OBAMA CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES ‘TRUTH TEAMS’

This is not a I told you so article, well okay this is a I told you so article.

The question is where do we go from here…….Learn the lessons, forgive and thank God for the incredible network we have all been building, face our reality and our fears head on and get to work.

Word of warning to those running for office in the future. I would suggest that you go back to the basics and forget about the big media for now. Question~ Have you ever met someone like my friend Kenard and built a relationship outside of the political class. I would suggest you try it. Kenard is a really smart kid who is looking for the truth.

As for me I am taking on the issues that matter to women. The real War Women care about, the safety and security of our nation from threats both foreign and domestic.

Currently I am facing my greatest fear head on. The Issue that Brings us Together ~ National Security

Knowledge is Power. We must get educated on the issues and not allow the mainstream media to drive the narrative.

Last week I was on Mark Davis’ show talking about the latest WomenOnTheWall.org national security video. You can hear that interview here. 

Ask yourself what is the one issue that can bring Americans together? Especially in light of the fact that the Benghazi hearings will be starting.

Whether you are a Liberal Mom, a Conservative Mom, a Republican or a Democrat you will do exactly what these Moms in Israel do on a daily basis. You will protect your children from terrorist attacks.

 

We are not going to elect someone to save us that is apparent. Therefore we must save ourselves. I have been saying this for a while.  I encourage you to watch the videos at www.WomenOnTheWall.org. It is even more a reality now that we have re-elected a man who watched the murder of 4 American soldiers, lied about it and the media let him get away with it. If you can donate to help us stand on the wall please do, if you can’t please still watch and share it with others so we can get the numbers up on the videos.

Women On the Wall National Security Video

Click photo to watch Women On the Wall’s Video

I can no longer volunteer my time training and building communication teams and networks for free. I have a responsibility to take care of my children and their future financially. If your group or organization is interested in the Voices Empower workshop and training please contact me at alice@voicesempower.com for pricing.

 Knowledge is Power and together we can make the difference!!

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Why Marriage Should Remain Legally Defined~One Natural Man and One Natural Woman Only

Date posted: May 10, 2012

Why Marriage Should Remain Legally Defined

as One Natural Man and One Natural Woman Only

Christopher Corbett

Texas SD12 GOP Delegate

Co-Author, Answers to the Gay Deception 

 

  1. Families are the foundation of any nation or civilization.  When families are unstable, nations are unstable.
  2. As an institution, marriage is the foundation of the family.  When marriages are unstable, nations are unstable.
  3. Any government, including federal, has an essential duty to protect such a critical foundation.
  4. Thus, government has an essential duty to decide which relationships can be legally   defined as marriage for civil purposes. 
  5. Only unions of one natural man and one natural woman have exhibited the intrinsic stability necessary to qualify for such a legal definition of marriage.

A.    Decades of peer-reviewed medical and sociological studies and data disqualify gay, polygamous, polyamorous (communal), and other relationships as being intrinsically unstable.

Note: The overwhelming testimony of secular science shows that gay relationships exhibit rates of infidelity, mental health problems, physical health problems, and other issues that far exceed heterosexual relationships.  Many gay researchers and writers admit this problem themselves.  Such problems are worse per capita in locations where gay people have more government and cultural affirmation; affirmation appears to harm them.

B. Thousands of years of history coincide with these studies.

C.  All major religions support this conclusion.

D. Biology and physiology support this conclusion.

Therefore no relationships other than one man-one woman should  qualify as a legally defined marriage.  Government has a duty to recognize and exclusively sanction the proven cornerstone necessary for the nation’s well-being.

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Warning from Oklahoma~ Ron Paul Libertarians on the Move

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Below is an e-mail from the Oklahoma Rick Santorum State Coordinator. Here in Texas we have seen the Ron Paul activist on the move as well. I post this just as warning to those who feel that while Ron Paul may be right on a good portion of the Fiscal issues the issue of National Security disqualifies him. Please watch Rick Santorum in this video. I think he clearly articulates the danger of Ron Paul’s foreign policy.

 

SUBJECT: RON PAUL’S PLAN TO STEAL ELECTION…..From David Van Risseghem, Oklahoma State Coordinator, Rick Santorum For President

 
 To: Friends of Rick Santorum (If you are a Ron Paul activist and got this message by accident, you need not read any further. You already know the things I’m about to say. 
This Saturday, in Norman, Oklahoma; Ron Paul’s people intend to complete their grand design and add Oklahoma to the growing list of state delegations they already control.
The national media is largely ignoring the recent developments in many state and district conventions. 
Rick Santorum won Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado, Louisiana, Iowa, and several other states. But the states I just named are now under the control of Ron Paul, and those delegates intend to vote for Paul regardless of the outcome of their Caucus results. 
Oklahoma pledged all their 40 delegates to Santorum, Romney, and Gingrich; on Super Tuesday (March 6th). Ron Paul received less than 10% of the vote and zero pledged delegates.
But when the time came for selecting which individuals will wear those national delegate badges, Ron Paul’s activists have already successfully received 9 of the first 15 national delegates from Oklahoma. 
Each congressional district was allowed to select 3 national delegates and three of Oklahoma’s district conventions (3, 4, ,& 5) were all controlled by Ron Paul activists. Districts 1 and 2 selected primarily Santorum supporters. Ron Paul’s activists attempted a coup at District One and they are now petitioning to vacate the results of District One. Here’s an edited video they posted. They redacted portions they don’t what you to see. http://goo.gl/mC9aQ 
Here’s why I’m calling on you….
Dedicated Republicans need to work together to avoid a chaotic state convention this Saturday.  The convention needs to select the final 25 delegates and protect the District One delegates. Libertarian forces are plotting to supplant the primary results by selecting an alternative slate of candidates who reflect the agenda of the American Libertarian Party. (http://goo.gl/Y68Jo)
If you are a state delegate, it is imperative that you attend the Oklahoma Republican State Convention, this Saturday.  There will assuredly be a passionate struggle for control of the convention, the national delegation, and the party’s future.  Call your county chairman, to make sure they added you to the delegation list. 
Please take a few seconds to RSVP here: http://goo.gl/skNqb , so we can keep you informed of the developments this week. 
The Tulsa County Republican Party has already filled up one bus for the trip to Norman, this Saturday. Another supporter has stepped up and offered to provide us another bus for the Santorum Supporters of Eastern Oklahoma, but only if enough interest is evident. We need a “hard count” by Thursday. Please RSVP via this link: http://goo.gl/skNqb 
It’s time for all values voters to work together to keep our communities safe for the next generation. Several Ron Paul activists want to legalize recreational drug use, decimate obscenity laws, and sanction prostitution. It’s time to stand with our allies in the middle east. It’s time to restore civility to the Oklahoma Republican Party. 
It’s been a great honor to work with all of you during this presidential primary season. I don’t regret any of it, regardless of what comes next.
God bless you,    

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Inside Texas Politics – Steve Munisteri, Republican Party Chair on Texas “Winner Take All”

Date posted: April 9, 2012

By Donna Garner 

Munisteri explained that he has always been a supporter of Winner Take All.  [Winner Take All – WTA — means that all 152 Texas Republican delegates would be awarded to the winner of the Texas Republican primary; proportional means that the number of delegates would be awarded proportionally among the various candidates.] 

Munisteri said that Texas has the second most Republican delegates (second to California), more than 3 X the number from Florida, and 6 X more than the number from South Carolina. He believes if Texas moves to WTA that our state will stop being ignored as inconsequential and that Texas can play a big part in the final selection of our Presidential nominee.

Munisteri said it takes 15 of 62 SREC members to request an emergency meeting. He stated that he believes the SREC/WTA supporters already have the 15, but they are making sure they have a two-thirds majority before submitting their formal request to him to schedule the meeting.  Munisteri believes there is already a majority of the SREC members who want WTA.

RPT Chair Munisteri said that if Santorum wins Pennsylvania, he has a good chance of conceivably winning seven more states in May (e.g., Arkansas, Kentucky, Texas, West Virginia, North Carolina).

Munisteri said the delegate count of 650 that is often stated by the media and the Romney camp is at least 100 delegates too high because they are using projections from caucuses instead of actual selected delegates.

Because Romney has refused to participate in the Texas Presidential candidate debate, Munisteri believes this is what has upset Texas voters and has prompted the push for WTA.

Munisteri reminded the listening audience that in 2008, Obama and Hillary battled it out until June before settling on Obama. In 1976 the choice of Ronald Reagan as the Republican nominee went right down to the final vote on the convention floor.  

Chairman Munisteri said that even though states had to submit their rules to the Republican National Committee back in October 1, 2011, a waiver from those rules could be sought by vote of the RNC Executive Committee. 

Munisteri went on to explain that it was the RNC that forced Texas to move to proportional from its previous delegate hybrid plan because the RNC wanted to punish Texas for scheduling its primaries in March.  However, now that our primaries have been moved back to May 29, he believes it is fair to move our state back to its original rules.  He explained that there can always be a floor fight at the National Convention to challenge the RNC’s credentials or rules committee; a successful challenge would mean the entire Texas delegation could be seated.  

Brad Watson’s interview with Steve Munisteri is seven minutes long:  

Inside Texas Politics

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The Texas Republican convention process is now underway. Please do not let this opportunity pass you by. Some counties are holding precinct conventions and others are not.  Attending the precinct convention is the first step in the convention process so it is important for you to attend.

Most counties are bypassing the precinct conventions and holding either the Senatorial District Convention (larger urban areas) or County Convention either on Saturday, April 14 or Saturday, April 21.

It is important that many of you become delegates to the Republican Party of Texas Convention in Fort Worth, June 7-9, 2012, so you must participate in the earlier processes in order to qualify to become a delegate.

Bring a neighbor or friend and GET INVOLVED!! 
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Rick Santorum; Why Women Love Him Like Crazy?

Date posted: March 29, 2012

First Watch and Listen to this Video: Then let’s talk PolitiJim.

Rick Santorum’s message and campaign represents all of those American men who love like crazy and when asked how they do it they say…..

Through Faith and Sweat and the heart of a faithful women who never lets him forget to be her best friend, who tells the truth, and knows to over use I LOVE YOU.

Go to Work, Do Your Best, Don’t outsmart your common sense, never let your prayin’ knee’s get lazy, and LOVE LIKE CRAZY………..

You see PolitiJim women will do anything to protect their families and Santorum understands and can clearly articulate that ECONOMICS IS A FAMILY ISSUE! That is why we support him.

Let me first commend you on your retraction of calling women who support Santorum SLUTSS. Although I believe those who read it will find parts of it to be just as disturbing as the first article you wrote about it.  Lines like this don’t fly little birdy.

“The whole “Santorum Lovers Unwilling TSoberly Syllogize” was just me being me.  Edgy, Witty, Funny (at least to non-Santorum’s), irreverent and unvarnished, packing a punch of raw truth without really caring what people thought.  That’s me, I think.  And I never was insinuating any sexual aspersions, just political truths that some Republicans will “sleep” with any candidate who they think will pay them a little attention or validate their world view regardless of what THEY really stand for or are qualified to do. 

As for what Voices Empower is qualified to do. You make some pretty far fetched statements while paying little attention to facts. I am not sure who your tea party network is in Texas but I would be careful in saying that Voices Empower came from out of nowhere. By the way I hope you will be at the True The Vote National Summit so I can meet you in person. I happen to know Catherine very well and actually covered the Nov. 2010 election from the King Street Patriots command center. I was honored to learn so much from my dear friend Anita Moncrief as we covered Black Panther leader Quanell X  together.  I actually wrote an article for Focus on the Family Citizen Link on the King Street Patriots and the amazing work that they are doing. I will bring a copy for you to the summit if you will be there. I am assuming you will be since the e-mail you sent says you are so involved with them.

Interesting to note politico is reporting Santorum Wins Over Conservative Women.

Maybe we should be asking ourselves what my good friend Foster Friess asks…..
Do we want to be governed by Rules and Regulations or Inspired by Values and Virtues.

As a wife who loves my husband like crazy and appreciates how hard he works for our family to survive in these crazy times I can tell you I will stand by his side fearlessly to defend a couple like Rick and Karen Santorum when they are mocked and criticized  by a Tea Party Leader who seems to care little for values and virtues. 

You see Jim your rants mocking conservative women are not winning votes for your candidate. If anything the content that you and Katrina have pushed has done more harm than good.

I do hope I have given you a little food for thought because in the end, after the primary we have all got to be on the same team to fight the real threat to America, Barack Obama! I can tell you no matter who the Republican Candidate is I will be doing everything in my power to get him elected.

Blessings are truly abundant in American but we must fight daily to keep it that way!

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