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Monday, November 7, 2016

Final Pre-election Thoughts

What difference does it make? Trust
me - it makes a Big Difference.
With only a day left in one of the worst election cycles in the history of our nation, we are finally hours away from seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  Whether its the light of salvation or that of an oncoming train - we really don't know.  But one thing is for sure, if Hillary Clinton is elected President of the United States, it will make the last eight years of Obama look like a blissful cakewalk.  And you can forget about the United States states altogether; if she wins - you might as well starting referring to us as the Divided States because that's exactly what we'll become.

This election is incredibly close. Instead of politicians at each others
throats - its co-worker battling co-worker, family members battling family members and even lifelong friendships disintegrating before our very eyes. And the politicians know what's at stake. Why do you think old twinkle-toes Barack is out there with his angry wife pounding the campaign pavement like a pair of screaming banshees?  It's because he knows the election of his maniacal, co-conspirator, Hillary, will muzzle any discrediting of his policies while at the same time stop government authorities from investigating both his and her illegal activities so neither of them or their cronies ends up in jail (where they belong). 

So  let's look at what should one expect from a Hillary Clinton administration. I mean, so there aren't any misunderstandings; and you can be truly ready for it.

ObamaCare: Greatest Bait and
Switch scheme of all time!
1.  The insane continuation of some form of ObamaCare which as you'll recall was largely penned by Hillary Clinton and her Health Insurance donor buddies who've been reaping large profits from their investments in the failed government run health care and pharmaceutical cartel. If you thought this month's announcement of a 25-50% increase in Health care costs was bad - just wait until 2017.  Moreover, drugs which have gone up as high as 500% will continue to rise and further bankrupt the system and individuals just trying to survive. The greatest victims of ClintonCare will be the elderly and those with chronic illnesses who will eventually be shut off from care by panels of so-called advisory experts.  And despite their sacrifices and eight years of Obama promises of reform (Democrats favorite word) our veterans will be on their own.

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama
Cheer-leaded the BLM extremist
movement and demonized cops 
2. The further eroding of police authority and respect on streets, in neighborhoods, cities, suburbs and along with it - a reluctance by police to do their jobs which will continue to lead to a massive increase in nationwide criminal activity.  New police recruits will be hard to find given Clinton's mandated political policies will continue to make the police look like criminals, and criminals look like victims. But don't worry, when ordinary citizens protect themselves, there will be plenty of police involvement to bring those to justice for trying to use their second amendment rights to defend themselves. And let's not forget an agenda-driven  media which are all too willing to help turn innocent victims into extremists. And there will be a push for a centralized federal police force which will likely become include a high-paid cabinet post accountable to the political whims and desires of Hillary Clinton and and her anti-police cronies.  Sadly, despite their loyalty to the Democrat machine, the highest price paid in blood and violence by blacks and minorities in poor neighborhoods. And the cries for help from these communities will continue to be largely ignored except when useful for political staging. And at the end of the day - few will even care.

Mr. and Mrs. Islam all working hard
to change our American demographics
3. Immigration Hell and the rise of Terrorism. One doesn't have to look far to see Clinton's plans in action; take a peak at nightly riots in Germany and France.  Clinton plans to resettle nearly one million additional Syrian refugees in America over her first term (imagine her lofty goals over two terms). The goal is an aggressive plan to remake American; and eliminate the predominate Anglo-Saxon-Germanic culture. This is a direct attack on our American traditions, history and Christian-Judea values which both the Obama's and Clinton's disdain. Liberals make no bones about these plans nor do they care about the ramifications of taking these actions.  It's been proven by NSA, FBI and CIA testimony that its nearly impossible to properly vet individuals from Middle Eastern countries which do not have any process for record keeping or vetting of their own citizens for criminal activity, let-alone terrorist ties. Undermining and remaking American culture is a key Clinton objective.

Sharia Law is the greatest threat to humanity
in the history of mankind.
4. A large-scale immigration impact will drain local economies at the state and local level. The problems introducing a flood of foreigners - mostly non-English speaking - on so many ill-equipped, poor towns and cities will (and already is) compounding current problems where jurisdictions are already struggling with population growth and budget issues.  Throw in the costs of dealing with a cultural nightmare where Islamic immigrants do not adapt to existing American lifestyles and culture but rather demand the current system (backed by legal suits and harassment front groups like the ACLU and others) demand American society accommodate them in terms of language, religion, crazy culture demands (from demanded separation of boys and girls to food preparation and dietary demands in local school cafeterias). Liberals know that many towns and cities will simply have to bend in order to avoid the burden of catastrophic lawsuits. And crisis level value clash between Sharia Law requirements which are largely viewed as barbaric to anyone with common sense and include patterns of child abuse, child-adult marriage, gender-discrimination, violence, vile treatment of women, etc. 

The biggest concern for all should be to the impact of having two parallel judicial systems (American and Sharia) instead of one and the negative implications on American Society which for some reason doesn't seem to phase liberals one iota.  And immigration related crime sprees will be on the rise in a world where the ends justify the means.

5.  Supreme Court turnover and fundamental dismantling of over a century of accepted legal judicial activism will became the new rule of law turning our judicial system to near anarchy.  This will cause a resurgence of conflict between states and the federal government to a breaking point. By the end Hillary's first term the situation will become so hot that you will begin to see legitimate calls for secession by many in Southern state governments which will put America on the road to Civil War not seen since 1861.  If you think we are divided now, oh - just wait.

Clinton will replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia with a
far-left leaning activist and likely replace as many as
four or five justices over the course of her reign

Every basic right will be under threat from a Clinton Government.  We've already seen promises to rewrite gun laws - at a time when defending ourselves will be most needed.  First amendment rights continue to dwindle and politically correct language and indoctrination will increase and will make enemies out of those practicing our Christian religion, traditional beliefs, and accepted cultural norms. The checks and balances which are fundamental to our society will shift so dramatically that they may never be recovered in our lifetime.

The Devil will get a leg up under a
Clinton administration. A pure
example of evil. Spirit Cooking?
6. Erosion of Religious liberty.  The predominate PC culture has always had it out for Christianity. We used to worry about endless lawsuits funded by liberals attacking Christian symbols and trying to remove nativity scenes on public display, but the anti-Christian rhetoric has increased ten-fold. Liberals will continue their pro-Muslim, anti-Christian assaults on citizens. The recent revelations about Clinton chief of staff John Podesta's satanic ties are a concern for all Christians world-wide.  What kind of people participate in Spirit Cooking?  The Clinton administration will be tied closer to Hell than any administration in history. Think about that! 

7.  Barack Obama set a precedent for utilizing executive authority via Executive Order.  While its true, historically speaking, that George W. Bush signed more Executive Orders than Obama (so far), Bush's were not as far reaching as Obama's which were marked by several overreaching attempts beyond historic bounds.  Today's Supreme Court rejected Obama's one swoop to legalize illegals, yet with Hillary's Supreme Court of tomorrow - Hillary Clinton will become a modernized version of Eva Peron on steroids.  Her Executive Authority will be dangerously unchecked by either legislative or judicial authority.  Everyone complains that no one listens to each other - well, when a monarch can make policy with the swoop of a pen - who has to listen? Barack Obama has played this end-game well and no one should ask why we don't listen to each other when all debate on policy-making can be completely eliminated.

8. Economic Collapse.  True to every Democrat administration in recent memory tax hikes are on Clinton's agenda and they are front and center of her platform.  Code statements like "making people pay their fair share" translates to massive tax increases on individuals and businesses.  Democrats will never tell you that individuals will pay far more in goods and services as businesses pass down the government assault to consumers.  Hillary's federal income tax rate is planned to go above 45% and capital gains taxes will just about double.  Throw in her plans for free college and college debt forgiveness, and the dozens of spending plans she has for the hundreds of policy commitments she's made to special interest groups - all which come with a massive price tag.

Hillary Clinton took the call at 2 am. And four
Americans went to their deaths over what she
called "reaction to an Internet video."
8. War.  It's very clear that most of Americas traditional foes like Russia and China neither respect or like her very much.  Russia's Putin has had a easy run with an incompetent Obama at the White House.  Hillary is much worse.  Hillary's pro-Islamic State positions have destroyed traditional alliances between the United States and the West. Simply put, Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State is regarded as one of the worst in the history of the United States. The Obama/Clinton years have gutted American leadership and standing around the world.  Our traditional die hard enemies see America as a wishy-washy adversary based on inconsistent policies that don't make sense and leave our allies wondering where American foreign policy has gone to. France faces a terrorist attack and Obama was slow on the draw, Russians take the Ukraine and Obama/Clinton don't do a single thing. Calling ISIS a Junior Varsity team and now seeing them butchering innocents in 27 countries while we do nothing is astonishing. It's almost as if no-one is home.  Hillary Clinton's disgraceful performance regarding Benghazi is clear evidence that she will never tell the American Public the truth.  Her claim that the Benghazi assault was a reaction to YouTube video was a first class lie particularly as WikiLeaks has revealed to the world that she was aware of a Muslim uprising and ignored Ambassador Stephens pleas for help.  Muslim nations see the way Clinton handled Syria and would be encouraged by her election.  And all this comes while its clear the United States is embarking on a new Cold War with Russia. 

Director James "Crony" Comey has diminished the stature of
The FBI to the point where Americas no longer trust
Government or Federal Law Enforcement.
9. Corruption and Government dysfunction at every level.  If you don't already understand that the FBI is corrupt now just wait until Hillary Clinton gets a hold of it.  When we can't trust that our Government Officials can be held accountable for breaking the law or its made clear that certain people are above the law then you should expect a breakdown at every level of Government. It's clear that the Justice Department operates as a political tool for the Executive Branch. The agency can't be trusted nor can the minions who serve in the many tentacles that it extend far beyond its immediate reach.  Government officials serve their managers who report to the President in one fashion or the other and we've seen how Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch have used their power to defend Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton over eight years. There is no independent authority looking out for the common good. If the Government is corrupt now, it will be uniformly corrupt. And given the Clinton's obsession with eliminating discourse and dissension; it won't be long before those who question their ethics will be eliminated from their posts.  Whatever Bill Clinton was, she will be five times worse.  The Comey fiasco was the perfect trial run for whatever might come next.  And if that doesn't scare you - it should.

Even if you think Donald Trump is flawed, he'd be a welcome departure from guaranteed years of cronyism and evil-doings which Hillary Clinton would happily bring upon our country. And America would be lost forever.   Vote Trump on November 8th.



* Note: Additional Updates/Corrections/Grammar Corrections will be made over the next several hours.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Death of an Icon - Ted is Dead!

Not since the death of Brutus in the final scene of Julius Caesar has one seen such a prolific and unnecessary suicide committed on a grand stage. But unlike Brutus' ill fated death, Ted Cruz's didn't have the help of Strato - instead he stood alone, disgraced and boo'd by thousands in attendance in Cleveland.  The scene was surreal. A man who had been given a golden opportunity to rise to the occasion and seize the moment given him on a silver platter instead chose the path of narcissism.  Indeed - Ted is Dead!

And it's all really unfortunate.

Last week I watched C-SPANs airing of the 1976 Republican Convention.  It was refreshing to see Walter Cronkite alive again. And to watch real journalistic coverage of the full-blown chicanery of that heavily contested convention.  But what really struck me was how then-Governor Ronald Reagan conducted himself when the votes didn't go his way.  He didn't throw a temper tantrum, he didn't storm out and take his ball and go home, he didn't get up on the stage or go out in a dark alley in front of a microphone and undermine Gerald Ford.  Instead he stood up as a loyal Republican, accepted defeat and endorsed Gerald Ford.  In turn, President Ford magnanimously brought Ronald Reagan on stage who enthusiastically addressed the crowd encouraging them to go all out for Ford - for the good of the Party and for the good of the country.  Quite a contrast from the self-serving, ever-shrinking character of Ted Cruz.

Without rehashing it all here, Speaker Paul Ryan, Governor Mike Pence and others have explained the problem and what's at stake - the Supreme Court, our faltering economy, a disastrous national security, Islamic invasion, deficit rising and on and on. It's clear that we have a binary choice between Crooked Hillary and Donald J. Trump.  It's a choice between continuing down the road to ruin and the hope of a bright future.

Ted Cruz doesn't see it that way.  All he sees is me, myself and I. The ultimate master of self-aggrandizement And just to think - some of you thought Donald Trump had the biggest ego. Well, we all had that one wrong.

What Ted Cruz does next is not known. It's all but certain that the Senate's loneliest Senator will be encouraged by the Republican elite to continue to act out and undermine the ticket. The Bushes, the Romneys, the Kasichs, the clowns at National Review and anyone else who has a beef with Donald Trump will continue working their scheme even if it means putting Hillary and Bill back in the White House.  Lucky for us as powerful as they are, their behavior is checked by We The People.  And there will be hell to pay when this is over and Trump is sitting in the Oval Office.  For all his newfound discovery of our Old Tyme Religion I can't imagine that Forgive and Forget is one of his newly adopted virtues.  Nor should it be.  After all - he broke the pledge.

There will be no curtain call for Pompous Lyin' Ted. There will be no endearing eulogy.  Nor will there be a legitimate Mark Antony standing to defend Cruz as "the noblest of them all."  Instead Ted Cruz and his legacy will die on the trash heap of pretended conviction.  And for all the wrong reasons his future will be no more.

It's time to put the naysaying power-grubbing elitists out to pasture and sunset the GOP of old once and for all.  It's time to make America safe again, put America back to work again, make America first again, and make America great again. It's time to unify this Grand Old Party and stand behind and elect Republican Donald Trump and Mike Pence to the White House.



Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hartford Courant's anti-Greek rant is a Disgrace

If The Hartford Courant actually
did its homework, it might be surprised
to learn that historically the Greek
Community and Alumni have made
many positive contributions
to the University of Connecticut
This morning I read this outrageous article propagated on Twitter by Hartford Courant columnist Carolyn Lumsden (I'm not sure if she actually wrote the article because it's not attributed to any one specific author). It's no surprise that The Hartford Courant is among those leading the charge to dissolve ties between the Greek Community and the University of Connecticut.  For according to the unholy scripture set forth in the loony land of liberal theology, organizations like 'the Greeks' have no place in our 21st century PC society. This is mostly because Greek organizations maintain the right to discriminate (i.e define or deny membership) based on subjective reasons, or other reasons which include and aren't limited to classifications like gender, age and even race. (To be clear, when I mention 'race' I'm referring specifically to the charter of some black cultural fraternities and sororities which by design grant admission elusively to African-American students; a standard - which by the way - I support given their unique role, ritual, and cultural history; one that they should certainly be proud of).  I'm also willing to guess that anyone who contributed to this editorial was probably never part of a Greek organization or else they wouldn't have written such a lopsided story which draws the unreasonable conclusion that UConn should take steps to sever ties with Greek life based on a few recent acts of student buffoonery.

I find that most of the people who who are critical of Greek fraternities and sororities have never been a member of a Greek fraternity or sorority, but these so-called experts seem to be quite vocal in expressing their negative opinions about our members, or how our organizations work; they characterize our members - especially the men - as chauvinist, elitist, segregationists, rich, or worse - hate-mongering racists who conspire together for the sole purpose of arranging large keg parties in order to perform widespread campus mischief and mayhem, and of course - plot to trap and intoxicate innocent women and engage in date rape, or other morally disgraceful acts. And what they say about Sorority members is even worse from a stereotypical point of view which I find particularly odd coming out of the mouths of many feminists - who, although they deny it, are elitists in their own right. Of course, all of this mis-characterization of Greek members and organizations is pure nonsense and farthest from the truth.

I'm in good company with Rosa Parks,
Pope John Paul II, and Michael Jordan

While socializing and making new friends on a typically large, and sometimes intimidating college campus is probably the main reason one would want to seek Greek membership, there are plenty of other reasons why one joins a social fraternity - sports, hobbies, charity work, leadership training, alumni networking, and making general connections which last far beyond the typical four or five year college stint.  Most students don't go to college with the intention of joining a fraternity.  Indeed, in my own example, I started hanging around with a group of guys around campus, and after a semester received a bid to join.  Figuring that the guys were good natured, and it expanded my social networking (this predates the age of Facebook and Twitter), and that I should probably start kicking in for some of the beer I was drinking at 'the house', I joined. And to this day, we still keep in touch, and remain very close buddies with a few guys who's friendships I value immensely.

One of the reasons I'm particularly outraged by this article is that it paints an inaccurate depiction of the role that the Greek Community plays on campus, particularly at UConn.  Unbeknownst to most people, individual fraternity and sorority members (as well as each Greek chapter, cumulatively) are required to maintain a suitable grade point average (often 2.3) to remain active on campus.  Furthermore, each chapter is mandated by their National chapter to perform works of public service on campus as well as in the local community and report back results to their National chapter.  During my four years, my Greek Chapter solicited gifts from toy stores and orchestrated a 60-70 child Christmas Party in a community center in Willimantic. Trust me, the feeling of seeing Santa Claus pass out gifts while whispering "Feliz Navidad" to each smiling child was worth far more to us than an overflowing red cup of keg-poured Schlitz beer on a Thursday night.  We made a difference in our community.  And it mattered!

Not bad stats!

The Hartford Courant, which - silly as it seems - claims to be fair in its reporting should take the time to reach out to the UConn Office of Greek and Sorority Life and ask the current Greek Advisor about the kinds of contributions which Fraternities and Sororities make on Campus before merely casting us out with the devil for what seems to be purely ideological reasons.  Moreover, UConn is well supported by Greek Alumni Organizations which contribute both time and dollars to University projects, and programs.  Based upon the reasons, I listed earlier - I'm sure The Hartford Courant would like to see UConn flourish without the benefit of fraternal organizations.  But for the time being, it does, and the truth is and whether the media likes it or not - UConn is better off for it.

As far as The Courant's far-fetched notion that Greek organizations have brought ambulances to campuses far too often is a tad bit outrageous to be made part of their sensationalized argument to ban Fraternities at UConn, isn't it?  And how many ambulances have gone to the hundreds of college campuses all over the country for sports-related activities, politically-sponsored clashes, race riots, random shooting sprees, or non-Greek related parties?  And how many people were sent to the hospital as a result of attending a UConn Greek-sponsored party last year?  Or the last twenty years? Or how many people have died resulting from a UConn Greek Party?  The answer might surprise you - it's zero!  A lot of things might happen.  Which is always the excuse to rationalize the argument to tighten the reigns around people, or cast out organizations you don't like - I mean, for the insane, that is.

And if you're out to blame alcohol for every crime that's committed - sure, then work to reduce the drinking age so it's not such a novelty for kids who've been taught alcohol is taboo by rules which exceed those found in most civilized democracies.  Then college wouldn't become the festival of drinking its become for ALL STUDENTS, whether they are members of fraternities or not.  If schools are deemed "party school", its not because of Greek organizations, it's because the University in question has a lax policy on policing underage drinking.

Whatever happened to journalistic integrity where you draw conclusions based on relevant facts?  How is "Let's do away with Greek organizations at UConn - because of what happened at Trinity or Bowdoin, or Middlebury" even be considered a rational argument?  But if I tell you that the state economy in Texas is growing because of reduced taxes and regulation, would the editors at The Courant rush out to push for that kind of pro-business policy here?  Of course not!  Because it's all about the perceived ideology, and social engineering, and not about relevant facts.

And if you want to go down the road and talk about exclusion and anachronisms, we can do that too.  And based on the editors definitions we should also look to ban the African American Cultural Center, the Indian Cultural Group, the Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Group, the Latin-American Group, the Woman's Center or many of the other hyphenated groups which exist on Campus, and consume office space free of charge in the Student Union, or elsewhere which are all bastions of exclusion which the editors at The Hartford Courant are all to happy to hypocritically dismiss as merely a cultural organizations dedicated to promoting tolerance and cultural awareness under the banner of organized segregation.

And lastly, let's talk about money.  The Courant argues that it takes courage to ban fraternities and sororities because of the financial dependency Universities have come to have on their Greek-Alumni.  So in light of UConn screaming for more funding every legislative session, do you think it's sound fiscal policy to antagonize those who help to selflessly contribute to offset the bottom line?  Do the editors at The Hartford Courant live in houses with no windows?  Sometimes you have to really wonder.

At the end of the day, it's the same old liberal argument which seeks to control thought, association, and assembly.  These are the same people who fight viciously for individual rights for special interest groups, but can't tolerate a group of 19-year old men (or women) pooling their money to room, drink beer, and run a campus clean up operation.  It's high time that the editors at The Hartford Courant get over themselves.  And focus on more important things like why a one-Party system of Democrats has run Connecticut's economy into the ground.

Good Grief!



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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Connecticut Republican Party: The Epitome of Dysfunction

If press reports are accurate, the CTGOP
could set a new fashion style in 2014
before this is over
Well, you knew this was coming, didn't you?

Before we begin, let's get one thing straight - for years now, and in these very pages, The King has warned the Connecticut Republican Party of it's endless flirtation with calamity and corruption.  If the last two months of full mainstream press exposure hasn't convinced readers that there's a cancer crippling our Party than nothing else will.

Even liberals agree that Governor Dan Malloy and the Democrat-owned legislature have done an exceedingly poor job of handling our economy.  For years, Democrats have successfully chased businesses and jobs away through regulation and tax increases, raised spending to record levels, and turned Connecticut into little more than a social experiment laboratory - pushing the envelope every session to the point where social norms are nearly unrecognizable to the average Nutmegger (legalizing transgender bathrooms, ending the death penalty for murderers, forcing Common Core standards on children, and eroding first and second amendment rights; even Republicans admit that last month's marginal victory over liberals on assisted suicide may be only a temporary victory - as the devil reassesses and regroups, and plots and waits for the next round).

But believe it or not, the problem - or more specifically our problem - isn't with the Democrats. They're going to be what they've always been  - liberal, intrusive, and progressive to the point of madness. And it's not like they have anyone standing in their way to challenge them, or point out their flaws.

If Jerry Labriola were a UConn basketball
player, he'd be "self-checked"
The problem lies with the CTGOP which over the last 10 years has become the epitome of dysfunction. Our current chairman - Jerry Labriola, Jr. hasn't the foggiest idea of what he's doing - anywhere or at any time. Instead of rallying troops from the front like a leader, he's relegated himself to a whispering ghost who nobody actually sees or hears; many of our own candidates can't even pick him out of a crowd (I've actually witnessed this first-hand).

Labriola rarely does television appearances (like he should), and you can count the number of press releases that he's produced over the course of his chairmanship on one, maybe two hands. Jerry is persona-non-grata so much so that Democrat opposition leader Nancy DiNardo has been able to go on vacation mode since Labriola's took office. Aside from a few canned paragraphs he might issue from time to time, she never worries about pressure from a guy who'd much rather spend his evenings in a smoky hotel lounge at his keyboard pretending he's Stevie Wonder.

Oh, he'll tell you he does a lot behind the scenes - but that's the role of the Treasurer, or Secretary, or the Party Twitterina - and not the role of the Party Chairman.  And he does get it, folks.  It's just that he just doesn't want to do the real work.  And you can see that a minimalist effort reaps minimalist results.

I think the final straw came for The King this week when he described recently indicted villains Lisa and Brian Foley as "good friends" who'm he hopes can put this "unfortunate episode" behind them.  Unfortunate episode? Behind them? Really? He certainly wasn't good friends when he was a willing accomplice to help push Andrew Roraback over the line to defeat Lisa Wilson-Foley at the 2012 State Convention. Talk about revisionist history!

Look, Jerry Labriola is a fabulous family man, a good coach, and a decent person. Deep down he probably cares about winning, but it's just that when it comes to leadership -  he's inept. And for those of you who want to make poor Jerry out to be just another victim of this blog - Save it!  Between the Healy years and the Labriola years - there's no where to go but up.  Our last two Chairmen have marginalized our brand to the point where it is unrecognizable to the electorate. We are in the game to win elections, and our Party's record is dismal.

Moreover, Connecticut Republicans have become so irrelevant to the Republican National Committee that Connecticut Republicans had to create a volunteer phone bank to beg local RTC Chairmen for money just to purchase Mitt Romney signs - I think that tells you that there's something seriously wrong.

If Jerry Labriola were a product in store; you'd agree that he didn't come as advertised.  He's not suited for the Chairman role. The CTGOP needs a strong leader who is going to lead from the front, set the tone, and work to coordinate political activity on a statewide basis.

And someone please tell the CTGOP to stop bragging about fundraising totals over Twitter. While we appreciate the hard work and effort, it gives everyone the impression that the CTGOP Headquarters is oblivious to the current crisis.  Few people are going to be distracted by Yea-Rah-Rah-Sis-Boom-Bah,  As someone wrote in a email to The King, "What the F--- is wrong with these people?"

It's hard to explain to people who are probably well-meaning that success isn't determined by how many dollars you raise, or by the number of shots you can do at the bar - but rather but by how many Republican seats you win

Bottom Line:  For the good of the Connecticut Republican Party, Jerry Labriola, Jr. must resign.  And a visible, activist Chairman must be elected in his place immediately following the Prescott-Bush Dinner. State Central must cast a vote of no confidence, or be willing to accept the squandering of limited funds, and the consequence of further electoral defeat in 2014.

If Republicans want to rebuild our brand, and confidence with voters we need to make a few more things happen:
  1. Fire Jerry Labriola, Jr. - and most of the CTGOP officer corps (they are no better than he is). Term limits for the same old faces might make way for new ideas, and a new approach.
  2. Publicly condemn those Republican individuals who have been indicted, or found an accessory to political improprieties and crimes.  Refusing to do so implies approval of their actions and pursuit of the status quo. And the media, and our opponents have already taken note of the CTGOPs hunker down strategy, and will exploit this fact for all the mileage they can get out of it.
    There aren't enough of these to pass out to everyone in an
    elected or leadership position in the Connecticut Republican
    Party. Time to end CTGOP corruption before things get worse 

  3. Adopt a more conservative platform and promote conservative candidates - which was once the key to Republican victories in Connecticut before it became fashionable to emulate Democrats on both fiscal and social issues. Democrat-lite is a sure way to guarantee Democrat majorities for the next 100 years.
  4. Stop promoting corrupt former Republican candidates, elected officials and party chairmen to serve as CTGOP spokesmen (and women) - for they have comprised our position, ethics, political process, and integrity.  Every time Governor Rowland squawks on radio, or Chris Healy makes sarcastic comments on Capitol Report, Republicans want to puke. An ex-felon and a failed chairman are the last people we want to take advice from (and the latter couldn't even find a Republican attorney to defend his pathetic ass - guess there were none available - so much for keeping business in the family).  The Curse of Chris Healy is alive and well.
  5. Discourage candidates from hiring long-time Party hacks with failed win-loss records from managing Republican campaigns. It's frankly embarrassing how some of our profiteers weasel their way onto campaigns promising everything and delivering nothing!
  6. Stop relying on candidates to build the Party apparatus. Create a state-wide organization to  build the brand, and coordinate activities, and formulate a get-out-the-vote campaign.  Today, there is nothing in place!
  7. Require all candidates to show up for televised debates. Again real leaders don't cower out of fear of saying the wrong thing, or believing they're not quick enough on their feet to debate publicly with members of their own Party. It's kind of pathetic if you think about it!
  8. Work to end the wasteful and rigged State Convention Process and move to a direct primary. Think of all the money we could be saving while the State GOP boozes it up at Mohegan Sun. Donors should think about that when they get mailers asking members to fork over $30/$50/$100 a pop.
  9. End Radio Silence! Put the Democrats on the defense! With a record like theirs we should have a field day. Daily emails, tweets, press releases, Facebook posts, mailers, etc. Make Nancy Dinardo sweat!
  10. Condemn fringe candidates like Martha Dean who think Sandy Hook is a hoax and think there's an NSA Agent hiding behind every tree. This Party has a hard enough time operating in the real world without public candidates venturing into fantasy and delusion.  It's hard to quantify the level of anger the public feels when a Sandy Hook Truther who wants to train kids to fire guns in school takes to a Mic. (Oh, and Chris Healy's quasi-endorsement of her entrance into the race tells the rest of us that he's ready to be put out to pasture, or take his place at Club-Fed. Get Out! Funny, the political genius didn't mention that Dean has no money and only a few Facebook advocates who surf the web and sit around watching TV in their sweatpants)
  11. Stop using the Prescott-Bush award dinner as a platform to prop up billionaire donors, and failed candidates who campaign with the opposition President, or tries to take selfies with the enemy, or does anything else that serves to promote our disgraceful big-government, anti-Republican President. 
Martha Dean and her flying monkeys 
are doing permanent damage to the Connecticut 
Republican Party; she's tearing apart the 
conservative wing for personal gain and ego
Wicked is the best way to describe this one!

It's been said so many times before - when it comes to the Connecticut Republican Party - we are our own worst enemy. The best thing we can do is cut our losses by removing our poor leadership, change direction, and start anew.  Do what's necessary, or anticipate that 2014 will be another banner year for Dan Malloy and his Democrat henchmen. And trust me - Republicans, Democrats, and Independents deserve a viable option for their families, their businesses and themselves - and it's up to Republicans to deliver that option.