A packed house roared with cheers as GOP superstar Sarah Palin took the stage Wednesday night at the Rosemont Theatre.
Introduced to a video with a narrator that said “she’s right here in Barack Obama’s hometown,” Palin stood before an American flag and took on Illinois and its native son.
“This ‘hopey-changey’ thing isn’t what we bargained for,” the former Vice-Presidential candidate told the supportive crowd, adding that she was “glad to be here on the president’s home turf.”
“I almost feel a little bit sorry for the president,” she said. “They expected us to welcome the change. Come November we’re going to show them just how grateful we are.”
She spoke of one of the day’s biggest news stories: the cancellation of the Highland Park High School girl’s basketball trip to Arizona by a superintendent who felt that state’s anti-immigration law was not “aligned with our beliefs and values.”
“Them are fighting words,” Palin said. “They [the students] deserve to go.”
She noted that the school is still sponsoring a trip to China, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
“You know how they treat girls in China?” Palin said. “It makes no sense.”…
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John Robitaille, Republican candidate for Rhode Island governor, is scheduled to chat live on Wednesday from Noon to 1:00 p.m through the Providence Journal website.
Go to http://projo.com/chat to submit your questions in advance.
The RIRA Executive Committee will be meeting at 6:30 PM tonight at our “B” dinner meeting location. This meeting is for members of the RIRA Executive Committee only. We have quite a lot on the meeting agenda, so board members should try to be prompt.
If you are a RIRA board member and are unable to make it to the meeting, please request an excused absence from RIRA President Raymond McKay ASAP.
PS The next RIRA general membership meeting is this Thursday, May 13th, at our usual meeting location (Tri-City Elk’s Lodge No. 14, 1915 West Shore Road, in Warwick). Dinner is from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM.
Rep. Mollohan’s Loss Signals Potential Trouble For Dems
Tuesday night, Democratic primary voters in West Virginia showed 28-year Congressional veteran Rep. Alan Mollohan the door.
Democratic state Sen. Mike Oliverio toppled Mollohan. Oliverio’s victory made Mollohan the first House casualty in what has already been a turbulent midterm election year…
…Oliverio went after Mollohan’s alleged ethical lapses. And pro-life Democrats criticized Mollohan for voting in favor of the health care reform bill…
… Mollohan’s loss could spell bad news for Democrats.
In 1994, one of the reasons Republicans won the House is because they not only vanquished weak members and lawmakers from marginal districts, but wiped out big fish, too. That year, the GOP defeated House Speaker Tom Foley (D-WA), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski (D-IL), Judiciary Committee Chairman Jack Brooks (D-TX) and others.
Historically, the midterm election is usually a disaster for the party of the president in power. Going into this election year, Democrats knew they could potentially lose 25 to 30 seats. That’s consistent with midterm election history. But for the GOP to win the House, they have to knock off senior members. Like Mollohan…
Read More: Fox News
Rhode Island’s largest conservative organization (and sponsor of this blog), the RHODE ISLAND REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY, will hold its next general meeting on Thursday, May 13th, 2010.
The meeting will be held in the lower-level of the Tri-City Elk’s Lodge No. 14, at 1915 West Shore Road, in Warwick. For those wishing to eat before the RIRA meeting, a pasta buffet dinner is available between 6:00pm and 7:00pm. The cost for dinner is $8.00 per person. It is “all you can eat” and generally includes pasta, meatballs, soup, salad, and dessert. There is also a Cash Bar available. The RIRA business meeting starts promptly at 7:00PM, and generally lasts until around 9:00PM.
The guest speaker for the meeting will be Mark Zaccaria, candidate for United States Congress in the Second Congressional District.
The RIRA is the Rhode Island affiliate of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, a thoughtful national organization of GOP conservatives working to grow and strengthen the Republican Party in the tradition of President Ronald Reagan. This is a dinner meeting, and if you want to eat, you pay for your own meal. Any like-minded conservative Republican is welcome to attend.
For more information, please contact RIRA President Ray McKay at president [at] ri-ra [dot] org or NFRA Northeast Region Vice President Will Ricci at NEVP [at] ri-ra [dot] org or visit the RIRA web site at http://www.ri-ra.org.