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    Default Need Texas help to replace Priebus with our guy Willis from ME check this link

    So its official, one of our very own RP/Liberty GOP national committeemen from Maine is getting ready to go toe-to-toe with Reince Preibus.

    We know the odds are against us but it is nothing new and nothing we can't handle.

    Let's make our first crack at the national GOP Chairmanship one that they will remember!

    If you are connected in anyway to the GOP National committeemen/women or can in anyway get in contact with them, please try your best to get this letter to them.


    http://stepdownnow.com/we-asked-mark...maine-replied/

    When approached a few days ago by Bryan Daugherty of Bangor, Maine who is closely tied to the Republican grassroots and social media teams, such as the team who built www.stepdownnow.com this past week, I had a hard time believing that not one candidate had yet stepped forward to challenge the current RNC Chairman. However, upon further research, I discovered that it was in fact true – no other candidate had stepped up or emerged at this time.

    Let me begin by saying that I am honored to find my name on the short list as a potential candidate next to two great statesmen, Congressman Ron Paul and Senator Jim DeMint. As we all know, these two men have fought the good fight for years on Capitol Hill – lower taxes, less spending, and an overall decentralized Federal Government that would actually abide by the Constitution. Sadly, they seem to be two outgoing voices in the wilderness of an out of control Federal Government with few replacements on the horizon. Men perhaps of a different age – principled leaders are hard to come by these days.

    Therefore, after much deliberation and discussion with my wife Violet, I let Bryan know that due to the fact that no one has stepped up to the plate, I would in fact run for Chairman of the RNC, provided I would receive, in writing, the support of at least 2 RNC members in 3 states (minimum of 6 persons) in order to satisfy the RNC nomination requirements. The election takes place on Friday, January 25th, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    If this requirement is satisfied by the time of the election, then ladies and gentlemen, we have an election to win. However, let me be clear that I would not be running for RNC Chair out of malice but at the behest of the grassroots of the Republican Party.

    The grassroots are the lifeblood of the Republican Party – always have been and always will be. For the grassroots man the phones at the Victory centers, go door to door with candidates, organize fundraisers as well as attend speeches and events. Without the grassroots support, candidates would be standing at a podium, speaking to an empty auditorium with a few Party members off to the side and the rear.

    Without the grassroots the Republican Party is an empty passenger ship at sea without a rudder, captained by a few in the bridge who never took the time to go down below deck in order to realize all the cabins were empty. The Republican Party has turned its back on the grassroots one too many times and we desperately need them to stay involved.

    For example, as one of the duly elected Maine delegates that was unseated in Tampa I know the impact such heavy-handed decisions can have not just on the delegation, but the morale of the grassroots back home. In the case of Maine, we came home heroes due to the fact that we never gave in as a delegation and even though half of our duly elected delegation was unseated, we refused to take the deals that were offered. We stood up for what was right and never wavered.

    Furthermore, those of us who were at the Tampa Convention were outraged at the “gavel up, gavel down” approach with regards to the rules that were adopted as well. Many states, such as New Hampshire, Nevada, Texas, Minnesota, and North Carolina have passed resolutions condemning these rules for if they are not changed, the grassroots will be completely cut out of the 2016 Presidential election process.

    Regarding these new rules, many of you know that Rule 12 gives unprecedented power to the RNC to change party rules without the input and/or approval of state parties and their members while Rule 16 removes the rights of states to choose their own delegates by forcing all state parties to allocate and bind the state’s delegation to the National Convention through Presidential Preference Polls.

    Furthermore, Rule 16 also allows the presumptive Presidential candidate to disavow (“veto”) any bound and/or allocated delegate and alternate delegate before the national convention for any reason whatsoever and Rule 40 now requires an eight (8) state majority to nominate an individual for President and/or Vice President where it previously required a five (5) state plurality.

    Therefore, based upon these new rules and the behavior of our Chairman in Tampa, I present the following roadmap for your consideration, a more formal plan to be presented in the near future:

    1. Repeal the new RNC rules adopted in Tampa, replace them with the former 2008 rules, apologize to the GOP grassroots for being overzealous and promise that such behavior will never happen again.

    2. Re-evaluate the RNC’s relationship with the GOP grassroots – the key being adopting ideas from the bottom up instead of a top down, RNC knows best approach.

    3. Return as much autonomy to state parties as possible. If we believe in a decentralized Federal Government, then the RNC needs to walk the talk.

    4. Attract more Independent and disillusioned Democrats the way Ronald Reagan did: with a firm grasp of the issues and facts while at the same time, explaining and educating those new members about the cause of Liberty and Conservatism.

    5. Go on the offensive against the Democrats. For far too long, we as Republicans tend to sit back and play defense. It is time we step up and present this Party as one of clear contrast to the Democrats.

    6. Apply pressure to our Federally elected officials that behavior such as Speaker Boehner purging conservatives and libertarians from committee assignments will not be tolerated.

    In conclusion, I say, if we are truly the party of liberty, equality and favoritism for none, then let’s start acting like it by embracing the grassroots once and for all! Welcome them, don’t push them away, discourage them and then expect their vote in November. Let us build a stronger political body that can defeat the Democrats, election after election. For if we do not, such behavior only ensures our impending demise.

    In Liberty,

    Mark D. Willis

    National Committeeman Maine Republican Party

    Dennysville, Maine
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    Getting involved at the local level is the most important thing you can do to WIN

    be ACTIVE, be EFFECTIVE, be ORGANIZED, be STRATEGIC, be VICTORIOUS.

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    YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You don't have to be connected, we were emailing committeemen during RNC there is a list somewhere, we need to find it again.

    I mean, obviously connected is better, but polite interest can be shown regardless....
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    :
    "We live in an age where things change rather rapidly, whether politically or economically and certainly in foreign policy things change, so this whole ball game can change rather rapidly.” ― Ron Paul

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    If we do not win this we are doomed!! We need to get that one new rule change out that was implemented or else we are screwed. This is the only hope we have of beating the GOP and helping someone like a Rand Paul to win!

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    Much like Boehner, Priebus, while not liked by some in his base, has had more visibility and exposure to the public than Mr. Willis here has. Seeing as Priebus would already have the backing to keep him as Chairman anyway, I don't really see this as toppling him as much as it would make a dent in his armor, the same way the defections from re-voting for Boehner as Speaker did.

    The election loss after the false coronation of Romney is big, but is it big enough to cause enough people to reject him? Even when media outlets are already saying that he's maintaining Republican support? I doubt it. Not being pessimistic, just realistic.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...espite-losses/

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    You don't hit a target by lowering the muzzle too low, especially if the target is farther away. And yes, raising too high will miss also, so we must keep it steady and on target, always. One must aim to hit anything desirable.

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    Finally something to get pumped about.
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    HUZZAH
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    designed to make of their victory,
    there would have been no surrender at
    Appomattox Courthouse; no sir, not by me.
    Had I foreseen these results of subjugation,
    I would have preferred to die at Appomattox
    with my brave men, my sword in my right hand." - Robert E. Lee to Governor Fletcher S. Stockdale (D-Texas), 1870


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    He needs a plan, agenda, manifesto, project, document, resolution..... something to show people what he is about and not just go there and say "Here I am"... His "roadmap" is not it. It is too small and too vague (it got good ideas but it is not it). Even if he doesnt win it is a great way to present libertarian ideas to new people in power.


    P.s.

    I wish him luck.
    So you gave up on this:
    H
    elp with documenting voting rights violations and election fraud abuses!?
    Shame. Nothing encourages crime than not punishing it. You are letting them get away with it.FAIL.


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    If I had to answer this question truthfully I'd probably piss a lot of people off lol, Barrex would be a better person to ask he doesn't seem to care lol.


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    Just talked to Ben Swann, he is going to do a piece on Mark Willis.

    Pretty cool!


    p.s. he is a little more optimistic than some of you are being right now. lol
    Los Angeles County Republican Party (the largest GOP central committee in the nation)
    -57% of the executive board is liberty
    -43% of the executive committee is liberty
    -40% of the central committee is liberty

    Getting involved at the local level is the most important thing you can do to WIN

    be ACTIVE, be EFFECTIVE, be ORGANIZED, be STRATEGIC, be VICTORIOUS.

    "Let it not be said that we did nothing"
    -Ron Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSU kid View Post
    But might too many split the anti-Priebus vote and leave him in charge anyway?
    My reasoning was if other people jumped in to challenge Priebus, especially well-known people, then Priebus would likely step down.

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    I'm sure he is going to encounter some cost Do you think we should start a money bomb or chip in. He has airfare costs and other unforeseen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHONETOOL View Post
    I'm sure he is going to encounter some cost Do you think we should start a money bomb or chip in. He has airfare costs and other unforeseen.
    He said he needed six votes, can we get those? Yes, if he needs costs covered we should think about that as well. When is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sailingaway View Post
    He said he needed six votes, can we get those? Yes, if he needs costs covered we should think about that as well. When is it?
    Here is what I know.

    he has 4 of the 6 written nominations, he needs 2 more from 1 other state to complete the 6.

    Here is a list of States that have come in support of Chairman Priebus:

    New Jersey - Including Gov. Christie
    Iowa
    New Hampshire
    West Virginia
    Minnesota
    Washington
    Conneticut
    Puerto Rico
    Oregon
    Indiana
    Pennsylvania
    Arkansas
    New York
    Utah
    Hawaii
    New Mexico
    Tennessee
    Oklahoma
    California
    Colorado
    Kentucky
    Louisiana
    Mississippi
    Virginia
    Wisconsin

    This makes 75 votes.. not the 150 that Reince Priebus claims he has. We still need 2 RNC members from 1 state to secure the nomination for Mark Willis for RNC Chair. Get at it!
    Los Angeles County Republican Party (the largest GOP central committee in the nation)
    -57% of the executive board is liberty
    -43% of the executive committee is liberty
    -40% of the central committee is liberty

    Getting involved at the local level is the most important thing you can do to WIN

    be ACTIVE, be EFFECTIVE, be ORGANIZED, be STRATEGIC, be VICTORIOUS.

    "Let it not be said that we did nothing"
    -Ron Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleganz View Post
    Here is what I know.

    he has 4 of the 6 written nominations, he needs 2 more from 1 other state to complete the 6.
    got it. I'll post that at DP.
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    Here's the DP link if those of you with accounts want to bump it: http://www.dailypaul.com/269097/this...e-nominated-he
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    Texas? Do you hear us Texas? This would be HUGE.
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    If you see this message, email your state committeemen.
    Los Angeles County Republican Party (the largest GOP central committee in the nation)
    -57% of the executive board is liberty
    -43% of the executive committee is liberty
    -40% of the central committee is liberty

    Getting involved at the local level is the most important thing you can do to WIN

    be ACTIVE, be EFFECTIVE, be ORGANIZED, be STRATEGIC, be VICTORIOUS.

    "Let it not be said that we did nothing"
    -Ron Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by sailingaway View Post
    Here were the rules committee members at least, as of August, so there are some from each state: http://www.rlc.org/wordpress/wp-cont...ontactInfo.pdf

    Note this from December, however, he had no challengers then that I recall:
    Just wanted to bump the list so people know who to contact. Thanks for this information.
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    I put the link provided by sailing in a google doc but I'm a little hesitant to make it fully public.

    What do you guys think? Is their contact all public information anyways?
    Los Angeles County Republican Party (the largest GOP central committee in the nation)
    -57% of the executive board is liberty
    -43% of the executive committee is liberty
    -40% of the central committee is liberty

    Getting involved at the local level is the most important thing you can do to WIN

    be ACTIVE, be EFFECTIVE, be ORGANIZED, be STRATEGIC, be VICTORIOUS.

    "Let it not be said that we did nothing"
    -Ron Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleganz View Post
    I put the link provided by sailing in a google doc but I'm a little hesitant to make it fully public.

    What do you guys think? Is their contact all public information anyways?
    I found it on the internet, myself. But saving the actual info in case the link goes down is probably a good idea.

    Texas actually seems like a very good idea, particularly if our guy will give a strong statement against the rules that were passed. Texas hated them. I'm going to cross post these last threads into the Texas subforum so those subscribed there will get emails. We had a ton of Texas delegates.
    "Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesn't want to hear.” -Ron Paul

    "Bathtub falls and police officers kill more Americans than terrorism, yet we've been asked to sacrifice our most sacred rights for fear of falling victim to it." -Edward Snowden

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    I hope our guy in Alaska comes through the challenge to his chairship and he and our national committeewoman there (Joe Miller's wife) vote for Mark. Clearly grass roots participation needs more respect in the RNC.
    "Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesn't want to hear.” -Ron Paul

    "Bathtub falls and police officers kill more Americans than terrorism, yet we've been asked to sacrifice our most sacred rights for fear of falling victim to it." -Edward Snowden






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