Keeping Greene County Red - One Conservative at a Time
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*                               A LETTER TO CONGRESSMAN ROBERT HURT                                 *
*   At our November meeting, the following letter was unanimously approved by   *
*     our committee, and it has now been hand-delivered to Congressman Hurt.      *

Memorandum on the Results of the 2014 Election

Dear Congressman Hurt,

We congratulate you on your decisive victory in the Virginia Fifth Congressional District! Some might say that the “third time is the charm”? Regardless, many people across the District, including this Committee, worked hard to ensure your re-election. This is borne out in your 68.3% win in Greene County.

The purpose of this letter is to advise you of the “sense” of this Committee regarding the national results of the 2014 Election. The Mainstream Media, as well as the Democrat Party that includes the barely victorious Senator Mark Warner, are spinning the yarn that “the American people expect Compromise and want the parties to work together to solve problems”. This is a blatant falsification of what the voters chose on November 4th. From Congressional seats to dog catcher, the voters repudiated the inept performance of the Progressive leadership in states, cities and townships across this once proud and great land. Even normally blue states chose change by electing Republican governors. The Election of 2014 is best summarized as a total rejection of President Obama’s policies and objectives.

A recent Gallup poll taken just after the election showed the approval rating of Congressional Republicans at 42% versus President Obama’s approval at 39%. Additionally, when the same respondents were asked who they would prefer to lead the country, Congressional Republicans were chosen over President Obama by a huge margin of 56% to 36%. So in the eyes of the voting public it is time for Republicans to lead, not compromise, and to resist kowtowing to fears planted by the Mainstream Media or the Democrat and Obama spin machine. If our Party would stand tall and stop Obama and then begin a systematic reversal of his damaging policies of the last six years, we fully believe the Republican Party will be richly rewarded in 2016.

Post-election statements by our apparently reaffirmed House and Senate leaders, in whom we have little confidence, are not encouraging. We will not settle for our leaders saying “there is nothing we can do”. We expect creative thinking and tireless parliamentary maneuvering to stop the destruction of our economic well-being and freedoms. We expect immediate curtailment of deficit spending and a return to order in the budgeting process; and this specifically includes the proposal and passage of smaller individual budget bills in lieu of a single “omnibus” spending bill. We call for finalizing investigations and meting out punishments in scandals such as Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the IRS targeting of conservatives, and the “children” invading our southern border and infecting our children (including deaths) with enterovirus D68, as well as other infringements on Constitutional order too numerous to mention. We expect our Congressional leaders to unify and stop Obama’s unilateral action on immigration reform, by whatever means it may require. We expect the full repeal of Obamacare and improvement of our Healthcare system through market-based solutions. We expect royal battles over any judicial and cabinet nominees who are expected to be nothing more than enthusiastic implementers and supporters of the Obama Administration’s continuing destructive agenda, including his recent nominee for Attorney General. We expect our leadership to insert themselves into salvaging our foreign policy and call for adult leadership in restoring our military readiness and relationships with our traditional allies. In short, we can summarize our expectations as simply requiring our Party to actually be a legitimate opposition party through the fulfillment of the promises made to the American people by most Republican candidates who just won their Congressional seats.

Congressman Hurt, you are our voice in Washington. We ask you to be a leader in trumpeting our concerns to Congress by adopting a sense of urgency that is palpable. Time is short and we cannot express that in stronger terms. Recent news events have led us to conclude that our forebodings of deceptive practices in Washington over the past six years were well founded. We will no longer stand to be GRUBERED! And, we will no longer remain silent while our Party’s leadership proposes and passes more politically expedient legislation- instead of pursuing bills that will effectively address the legitimate concerns of the American people!

Respectfully submitted,

The Greene County Republican Committee

Edward A. Yensho - Chairman

Unanimously approved at our monthly business meeting on November 17, 2014
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