On Wednesday 8/25, the “day after” the primary election, the monthly RCPB lunch featured Republican National Committee Secretary Sharon Day, and District 23 Congressional Candidate Bernard Sansaricq.
Sharon, one of the first of Florida’s leading Republicans to warmly congratulate Rick Scott on his victory yesterday, spoke of Republican unity after the divisive primary election cycle. She acknowledged the difficulties caused by the excessive zeal of some party leaders who crossed the line in supporting “their” candidates in the primary, and stated that if a leader feels they must advocate for one candidate over another in a primary, they should step down as leaders for the duration. This advice was for local leaders as well as those at the state level, and she acknowledged in answer to a question that RPOF funding 527s to attack local Republican candidates was wrong and needs to stop. She even referred obliquely to the John Thrasher letter attacking Rick Scott as not appropriate. It is time, she said, for Florida Republicans now to unite behind our slate of candidates. (Editors note: As of this writing, Bill McCollum still has not agreed to support his victorious opponent).
Bernard Sansaricq, introduced by Peter Feaman, gave a rousing speech laying out his plans to defeat Alcee Hastings in District 23 by rallying the Republicans and Independents, and appealing to the Caribbean community in that district to rally around one of their own. As past President of the Haitian Senate, he understands very well the effects of the Clinton invasion of that country and described how Democrats in the US have enriched themselves at Haiti’s expense. As a perfect example of a Republican Champion from a minority community, he needs our support in the upcoming election battles.
Here’s a few pictures from the event:
Sharon is one of our Party’s most knowledgeable and active cheerleaders. She will bring insight on the Primary Election and stir us to action for November.
WHERE: Bear Lakes Country Club, 1901 Village Blvd, West Palm Beach
BLCC Policy: Business Casual Dress (No Jeans); Please Silence Cell Phones,
Wednesday, August 25; 11:30 Gathering; Lunch and Program at noon
COST $20 Members
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Marco Rubio, Republican candidate for US Senate (Florida), made an appearance August 12 at the Palm Beach County Republican Victory Center in WPB. He was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd including local candidates who joined him for his Phone Bank Kick Off.
The “rising star” of the Republican Party was introduced by Sid Dinerstein, County GOP chairman. Marco spoke to us among other things about limited government and personal responsibilities. He mentioned his parents, who left Cuba’s communism, and took advantage of the opportunities offered in this land of freedom. They worked hard to assure him an education and a better life. He thanked all of us present at this event.
After his speech, Marco gave us of his time to have photos with him.
JUPITER GOP ACTION CENTER
AUGUST 17TH (TUESDAY)
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One problem: That spin ignores the extraordinary companion analysis by chief Medicare actuary Richard Foster that repudiates this conclusion and is the most damning fiscal indictment to date of the Affordable Care Act.
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CLICK HERE for early voting locations
The Supervisor of Elections was mailing out individualized-by-precinct ballots last Monday. I know that I haven’t received mine yet. However – you can view your ballot on-line. Go to the SOE precinct finder. Click on ‘find your districts’. Fill out your address and then when you get to the screen that lists your options, click on ‘view sample ballot’, put in your party affiliation and it will bring up your ballot and polling place.
Remember – even if you aren’t registered in a political party (eg you’re NPA) – you still may have items on the ballot – Judges, School Board, etc. Please take the time to check and make sure. Every vote counts!
It’s time to thank God for Obama. In case you haven’t noticed, those who believe in the Bible and the U.S. Constitution are awake and involved. Last night, Aug. 4, 2010, there were 131 REC members in attendance with an additional 22 voted to new REC positions of Committeeman/woman.
**Guest speaker, Rick Shepherd of Keep West Palm Beach Term LImits Committee encouraged members to attend the Aug. 9 City Commissioner’s Meeting at 4PM, City Center, 401 Clematis St.
Mayor Lois Frankel has made three attempts to change the City Charter so she can run again.
1. In March she attempted to form a committee to review and make recommendations to the charter. Because there was such an outcry from the community this group dissolved.
2. A group developed to to gather 5800 valid signatures is currently having difficulties finding people willing to sign. In 2002, 65,000 signatures were collected to place 8-year term limits on the Palm Beach County Commission. It won by 70%.
3. Mayor Frankel is now requesting the City Commissioners to place an anti-term limits measure on the ballot.
Commissioners Kimberly Mitchell and Molly Douglas have both voiced opposition to placing the anti-term limits on the ballot.
Remember when our Mayor felt it necessary for our city to have a new City Hall at the price of $155,000,000 and refused the citizens to vote on it? She sued the City to keep it OFF the ballot.
>Call or email the City Commissioners to vote NO on placing Anti-Term Limit on the ballot.
>Attend the Aug 9 City Commissioners Meeting.
>Write letters to the editor.
For more information – http://www.wpbtermlimits.blogspot.com/
**Beth Kigel introduced the REC Membership Committee.
Jessica Dornblaser announced there will be prizes for enrolling new REC members. You must bring in a minimum of five new sustainable members by Dec. The winner will receive two Lincoln Day Dinner tickets, a plaque and special recognition. The Club that brings in the most members will receive a free full-page ad in the Lincoln Day Dinner program.
Jennifer Lewis explained we must grow our membership so we can elect qualified Republican candidates for the sake of our children, grandchildren and our troops. She concluded with an Allen West video, Allen’s Call to Action i.e. “You have a responsibility. This is not a spectator sport – get on the court.”
**Chairman Sid Dinerstein announced the formation of the first Haitian Republican Club. August 3, he met with 20 Haitians. They elected a board with Gymmy Noel serving as the interim President. The Haitians support the Republican model of opportunity vs the other model of dependency.
** Ed Lynch’s proposed Amendment passed as amended by Jack Furnari with the agreement by the maker. It reads: It shall be prerequisite for every voting member of the board of the Republican Executive Committee to sign and adhere to any and all loyalty oaths that the Republican Executive Committee members are required to sign and adhere to.
**Chairman Dinerstein was asked to review the Board. Four members of the Board are selected by the REC, Chairman Sid Dinerstein, Vice-Chair Beth Kigel, Treasurer John Herrick and Secretary Linda Mazziotti. Two members are county-wide voted upon, State Committewoman/man Fran Hancock and Peter Feaman. There are three non-voting members, Parliamentarian David Shiner, Attorney Reeve Bright
and Advisor John R Smith. Chairman of the President’s Council Linda Gore is also a member. Assisted Vice Chairs are appointed by the Chair and approved by the REC. They include Wismick St. Jean, Marianne Moran, Margi Helschien, Jack Furnari and Bill Diamond.
**A discussion between Dean Taffel and Marianne Moran on the pros/cons of a Constitution Convention was requested.
**August 12, 1:30PM, Marco Rubio will be at the GOP Headquarters.
**Aug. 20, Grand Opening of So County GOP Office
**Joe Budd is requesting volunteers to hand out 40,000 palm cards on August 24. Contact his campaign.
**Sept. 10, RPOF quarterly meeting at Disney. More info at RPOF.org
Keep on keeping on!5:30 Meet & Greet 6:00 Program Begins Bear Lakes Country Club 1901 Village Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL Self Parking , CASH Bar $5 per person Club Policy is No Jeans and No Cell Phones
About the Speaker: David Chamblee
David started his career with Edward Jones in 2003 and joined Corbin Cook at Lighthouse Wealth Management in March of 2010. David practices Austrian Economic theory and serves his clients by managing their investments along with extensive financial planning. David believes that active portfolio management is a necessity in today’s economic environment as opposed to the widely practiced passive management. David also writes the bi-weekly web based commentary Razor Market Trends that touches on current economic topics and goes out all across the country. David grew up in Belle Glade, Florida and after attending the University of Arkansas to play football, David graduated from Otterbein College in Westerville, OH. He then got his masters at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. After living in Dallas and Los Angeles, David relocated back to the south in Atlanta in 2002. David was awarded the Financial Advisor 5 Star Best in Customer Service and Client Satisfaction by Atlanta Magazine in both 2009 and 2010.
Let Data Be The Guide, But Not So Fast
One of the wisest sayings in the world of economics and investing is, “Don’t make the data fit your belief, but let your belief be formed by the data.” Not following this wisdom has led many investors to lose a lot of money, advisers to give faulty advice and government officials to lead the public astray. Sound research that puts agendas, financial gain and wishful thinking aside will lead you to the truth of where things stand. By using this method the current picture is not pretty and getting less so as we look at projections forward. By now I’m sure you have heard the unsustainable word many times. Yes, it is the hard truth that many didn’t want to believe, but now it seems that many are coming to the realization. Our current economic path is unsustainable.
Why the “But” in the title then? Although the data tells us that things look like they can get really bad at anytime going back to 2007, you can’t underestimate the power and manipulation of governments and central banks. Not necessarily in that order. For example, in late 2008 the world economy started to unwind or deleverage from an economic system that allowed governments, corporations, small businesses and individuals to lever up to the sky and never really pay down debt, but just keep rolling it over. When that limit was reached the natural unwinding/deleveraging occurred and you have yourself a credit crisis. The natural cause and effect was upon us as banks and corporations with too much leverage started to fail. The data that so few saw or acknowledged told us this would happen, but governments and central banks didn’t allow it to happen. They built a dam to divert the flow of the river, if you will, through bailouts and stimulus. This is the ”But”. The data is still telling us the same thing that it did back in 2008. Things are still broken and need to be fixed, but aren’t allowed to be. The data was held in limbo for two years with the negative numbers and debt becoming much worse as an attempt was being made to preserve our economic system and “lifestyles”. Just like any problems that are put off or ignored, they have to be dealt with eventually. If you deal with them early they are less painful. The Bush administration at the time in 2008 didn’t give us that option. When will we have to deal with it is the million dollar question. I would like to think that we are dealing with some of the pain already, but I think the data would accuse me of wishful thinking.