Category Archives: Elections

New Vision to Grow Cobb GOP

Jason Shepherd, recently elected Cobb Republican Chairman, spoke briefly to the Madison Forum on March 13, 2017 about his vision for growing the Republican Party using new technology, while getting back to the basics. He spent the rest of his time listening and responding to concerned citizens.

We wish Jason all the best moving forward.

 

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Restoring Constitutional Government

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Richard Arena

Serious students of the Constitution know that the federal government is operating well beyond the bounds of the powers the states delegated to it. Those who defend this extra-constitutional power expansion argue that the Founders could not have envisioned the complexities and advanced technologies of the 21st century and therefore the need for corresponding additional federal powers.

In fact the Framers did anticipate the need to modify the Constitution to meet unforeseen future circumstances. That is the purpose of Article V which provides two methods for the states to amend the Constitution. (Congress may propose amendments, but … Read more...

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Part II-Today Through the 2016 Elections

Jewish Political Perspective

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Larry Laibson

Introduction
In Part I of this paper, I outlined the historical Jewish political perspective which is unique to America. Jews have consistently been Democratic with the largest majority of any group overall (Blacks are the largest Democratic voting bloc in recent elections after switching over from the Republican Party many years ago). This is an interesting phenomenon as Jews in other countries are more evenly divided between the various Left and Right Parties. Jewish immigrants came to America from Europe/Russia to escape anti-Semitism in the old countries. They were generally religious and socialistic. It … Read more...

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Would a National Popular Vote be better?

Pat Rosenthiel, of Ainsley Shea, spoke to the Madison Forum at the Monday luncheon regarding the state-based plan for electing the president by national popular vote. Rosenthiel refreshed everyone on how the electoral college works today and describes how the National Popular Vote would work if enacted by the Georgia legislature.

As described in the book, Every Equal Vote: A State-based Plan for Electing the President by National Popular Vote

The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.The bill has … Read more...
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Two More Outlandish Rulings – Now What?

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Richard J. Arena

Two shocking rulings handed down by the Supreme Court this week – one, King V. Burwell, rewriting the precise language of the Affordable Health Care Act, the other, Obergefell V. Hodges, assuming federal authority to define marriage, illuminate a central flaw in the American system of government – as it now exists. That flaw is the lack of a realistic institutional check on unconstitutional federal activities.
There was such a check prior to the adaptation of the 17th Amendment in 1913. Until then US Senators were appointed by their respective state legislatures, who also held the … Read more...

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SOME THOUGHTS ON DEMOGRAPHICS OF JEWISH, BLACK AND HISPANIC VOTERS AND THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL RACE

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Larry Laibson

There have been many questions and articles regarding the voting characteristic of some groups that have generally been consistently “liberal” and “Democratic: i.e. Jews, Blacks and Hispanics.
I continually get questions from friends on how Jews in such large majorities support Democrats over the years especially Obama. Responses can vary and from the ’30,000 foot level” books like Norman Podhoretz’s “Why Are Jews Liberal” (a hard read) which try to cover it by addressing liberalism arising from “the hardships faced by our ancestors in the old country.” A more understandable Podhoretz was exhibited in his 2009 Wall … Read more...

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The Republicans’ Big Week: So What’s Next?

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Randy Evans

Last week, Republicans gathered for one last time before the race for the GOP presidential nomination goes into full swing. Georgia Republicans met in Athens, Ga., to elect their chairman and officers. National Republicans met in Scottsdale, Ariz., for the Republican National Committee meeting.  Not surprisingly, presidential candidates were in abundance at both gatherings.

In Georgia, delegates to the 2015 Georgia Republican Convention gathered at the Classic Center in Athens.  The over 2,000 attendees were elected at county conventions from around Georgia earlier this year.   The “headliner” was the election of a chairman for a two year … Read more...

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Not Iowa, but Cleveland as the First GOP Primary

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Randy Evans

Officially, the first contest for the 2016 presidential campaign will be the Iowa caucuses currently scheduled for February 2016 to be followed by New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina.  Yet for Republicans, the reality of the 2016 nomination process is that the first contest will actually occur in early August 2015.

In August 2015, FOX will host the first RNC-sanctioned debate in Cleveland, Ohio. It will be held in connection with the Summer Republican National Committee meeting.  And while there will be many GOP presidential candidates, not all can take the stage.

Neither FOX nor viewers want … Read more...

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Report of RNC National Committeeman Randy Evans

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Randy Evans

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as Georgia’s National Committeeman to the Republican National Committee.  It has been an honor to serve and represent Georgia Republicans.

As promised, I hit the ground running with the help of my fellow members of the RNC.  I knew I had big shoes to fill following Committeeman Alec Poitevint, and I believe I have carried on the tradition of influential leaders on the RNC.

During my first term, Chairman Reince Priebus and the RNC named me to the Rules Committee, the Subcommittee on Primaries and Caucuses, the Subcommittee on Debates, … Read more...

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