Diary

THIS will wad up some Lefty panties.

I’m guessing that the wad will be such that they won’t be sitting down for a while. From that journal of conservative activism on the Left Coast…

As [she] tells it in her soft-spoken, Midwestern cadence, the story of her involvement in the “tea party” movement is the tale of an average citizen in action.

“I am an ordinary citizen from Omaha, Neb., who just may have the chance to preserve liberty along with you and other people like you,” she said at a recent panel discussion with tea party leaders in Washington. [She] went on to count herself among those energized into action by President Obama’s “hard-left agenda.”

But [she] is no ordinary activist.

This lady has started a non-profit lobbying group organized around conservative principles. It’s called LibertyCentral.org. Interestingly enough, as a non-profit they plan to accept donations from like-minded folks including donations from labor unions and corporations.

The group plans to issue score cards for Congress members and be involved in the November election, […]

“I adore all the new citizen patriots who are rising up across this country,” [She] said on the panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “I have felt called to the front lines with you, with my fellow citizens, to preserve what made America great.”

Another citizen activist rises up to defend liberty. This is a great story and it will be an interesting one as it develops this year. This is no light weight group. Here’s the Managing Editor of LibertyCentral:

Brian Faughnan, Managing Editor of LibertyCentral.org.

Brian’s a veteran of conservative politics – at first in his home state of New York, and later in his adopted state of Virginia.

Brian put in 10 years in the House of Representatives, pushing for smaller government and lower taxes. He worked as a lobbyist, speechwriter, and ice cream maker before turning to new media and online conservative advocacy. He’s written at the Weekly Standard blog, RedState.com, and the Washington Times.In his spare time, Brian roots for the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals, and still finds time to make the occasional batch of mint chocolate chip.

Yes, that would be Brian of Redstate and today’s front page post can be found here.

So take a peek at LibertyCentral. They will certainly do “interesting” things to the Left – as the Chinese proverb notes – this year.

Oh, and “She”? One Ginnie Thomas. She is an administrator at Hillsdale College. Oh yeah, and her husband’s name is Clarence.