Diary

Time For A House Conservative Fund?

This is an open thread and Dairy to the 25 Conservative Hero’s who voted for someone other than [mc_name name=’Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B000589′ ] for Speaker of the House in January 2015. I list you below and ask “Do you need help in 2016?” What can you do in the next two years to prepare for the ongoing battle with the GOPe? is it time to “Gingrich” Boehner and if so, how do you do it?

Amash (Mich),
Brian Babin (Texas),
Rod Blum (Iowa),
Dave Brat (Va.),
[mc_name name=’Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B001283′ ] (Okla.),
[mc_name name=’Rep. Curt Clawson (R-FL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’C001102′ ] (Fla.),
[mc_name name='[mc_name name=’Rep. David Scott (D-GA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’S001157′ ] DesJarlais (R-TN)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’D000616′ ] (Tenn.),
[mc_name name=’Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’D000615′ ] (S.C.),
[mc_name name='[mc_name name=’Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’S001189′ ] Garrett (R-NJ)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’G000548′ ] (N.J.),
[mc_name name=’Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’G000564′ ] (N.Y.),
[mc_name name=’Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’G000552′ ] (Texas),
[mc_name name=’Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’G000565′ ] (Ariz.),
[mc_name name=’Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’H001057′ ] (Kan.),
[mc_name name=’Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’J000255′ ] (N.C.),
[mc_name name=’Rep. Steve King (R-IA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’K000362′ ] (Iowa),
Tom Massie (Ky.),
[mc_name name=’Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’M001187′ ] (N.C.),
[mc_name name=’Rep. Richard Nugent (R-FL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’N000185′ ] (Fla.),
Gary Palmer (R-Ala.),
[mc_name name=’Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’P000599′ ] (R-Fla.),
[mc_name name='[mc_name name=’Rep. David Scott (D-GA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’S001157′ ] Rigell (R-VA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’R000589′ ] (R-Va.),
[mc_name name=’Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’S001188′ ] (R-Ind.),
[mc_name name=’Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’W000814′ ] (R-Texas),
[mc_name name=’Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’W000806′ ] (R-Fla.),
[mc_name name=’Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’Y000065′ ] (R-Fla.),

After posting these names yesterday, GregInFla asked “Maybe we need to start a House Conservatives Fund to get all these guys some donations for 2016.” Now THAT is a GOOD idea! The most logical candidate(s) from the House to be OUR Jim DeMint is on that list above! Which hero(s) on this list can run with the ball? Who among them has the smarts and the WILL to do this?

I was watching a Bill Kristol interview with Newt Gingrich yesterday (Link here: http://conversationswithbillkristol.org/video/newt-gingrich/) and Newt was explaining “how he did it” on several topics, one was the Conservative takeover of the GOP squish Leadership of the House in the ’80s and ’90’s and another the GOP takeover of the House itself in ’94. The best was how Republican Politicians had to be proficient in modern day communication technologies to communicate, and not just with one another, but also the media and the opposition. Newt was (and still is) very effective at this!

What new technologies do we have and how do we employ them to “Gingrich” Boehner? Can we still do late night TV viewing ala Gingrich and his Gang on C-SPAN, but with our 25 “Heros” above? Is there a more modern evolution of this such as you tube that can get more exposure? How to employ new technologies like Twitter, Facebook, etc. and what others can we use? How can we use Precinct Organizing technologies best?

There are lots of questions AND answers, but heh, I’m just an old retired guy living overseas on the verge of Alzheimer’s ;<) OK! You younger Red Stater’s need to pick up the ball on these ideas. If you know any of the Hero’s on the above list pass this on….heck, even if you don’t know them! Your help in lighting the spark for a “House Conservative Fund”, comments and thoughts are appreciated! So….Happy New year 2015 from Audax, an old Reagan Warrior in Bratislava.