Subject: The next Reagan Club meeting on Thursday, October 6, 2016
Good afternoon Reagan Club members,
The next Reagan Club of Colorado meeting will be held on Thursday, October 6th.
- This will be a terrific event, with two outstanding speakers lined up.
Our first speaker will be Rudy Zitti, the Deputy State Director for Americans For Prosperity (AFP), will cover the “Terrifying Two” ballot Amendments No. 69 and No. 70.
- Our keynote speaker will be Thornton Mayor Heidi Williams who will be speaking on “What’s next for Thornton”.
We meet at the Amazing Grace Community Church, 541 E 99th Pl, Thornton, CO, 80229 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Be sure to register online and purchase your dinner/event ticket(s) on our website:
Early registrations will save you money and provide us with necessary information for our meal catering.
I’m looking forward to seeing all of you on October 6th,
Reagan Club of Colorado
Date: July 23, 2016
From The President of The Reagan Club
To Members of The Reagan Club of Colorado
With the conclusion of our National Convention, I wanted to send you my intention to resign as President of The Reagan Club of Colorado effective August 1, 2016.
Because of family commitments I will be relocating to the Omaha, Nebraska area in early August. The Board of Directors has been aware of this for over a month – and have worked together to make the transition smooth.
Recently, the Board unanimously selected Fred Ramirez to lead the club until our next election in January of 2017. Fred brings so many good qualities as a leader, citizen and conservative.
His experience with Promise Keepers, law enforcement, community relations and as a father and grand father . . . has made him an unselfish, positive and productive member of his community, our party and The Reagan Club of Colorado. He has been an invaluable member of the Reagan Club Board of Directors and to the county party.
Please take a minute to talk with Fred and thank him for taking on the additional duties and offer your support during what is going to be a great and challenging election.
I regret not being here with you in the coming weeks and missing out on the satisfaction of making Adams County a great county with responsible, honest, effective leadership by the new Republicans after they win in November.
My final day as President will be on August 1st , with Fred addressing all of you at our August 11th “Rendezvous with BBQ” at the Adams County Fairgrounds. (Tickets are $10.00 if purchased online and will be available on July 26th at www.reaganclubco.com – tickets will be $15.00 at the door.)
I have enjoyed my time land I’m grateful for the great work of the Board. The past 3 years have gone by quickly – and I have watched with great satisfaction as so many of you have contributed so much to our candidates and our party. The memories I have will be with me for a very long time.
Fred has asked that should you wish to talk with him about any issue – that you are invited to call him at (720) 635-1714.
Michael J. Stoffler
Old saying of “Don’t trust anyone who doesn’t love dogs” is good enough for me. Or a good judge of a person is how they treat their support staff. Helps to separate people with class from the trash.
Eric Bonner, a military K9 handler, posted the following on his Facebook page. His comments have gone viral. His military working dog, “Suli,” sniffs for bombs.
“I’m not voting for Clinton. It has nothing to do with her views. It really doesn’t even matter about all the laws she broke. It’s because she actually talked to me once! Almost a sentence.
Being a K9 handler in the military, I got to do a few details involving distinguished visitors… mostly Generals, DOD officials and Secretaries of Defense. I was lucky enough to pull two awesome details… Presidents George W. Bush and Obama.
GWB looked at me and smiled, then he said, “Man, who would piss you off?” Then he high-fived me and continued on. I was climbing down from a catwalk I had stood on for 4 hours with nothing but dust and a radio to keep me company. The radio died early on. It was pretty sweet.
Barack Obama, as he was walking out to his plane in Turkey, said to me, “What the hell kind of dog is that?” in reference to Suli.
One of my last details was for Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State. She was in Turkey for whatever reason. I helped with bomb sweeps of her DV Quarters and staff vehicles. Her only words to me were, “Get that f—ing dog away from me!” Then she turned to her security detail and berated them up and down about why that dog was in her quarters. For the next 20 minutes while I sat there waiting to be released, she laid into them, slamming the door in their faces when she was done.
The security detail lead guy walked over to apologize and released me. I apologized to him for getting him in trouble. His reply was, “Happens every day, brother!”
‘The future and stability of America are far more important than ego and party’
In the past 15 months, I have found myself supporting four different candidates for President: Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders and now billionaire businessman and Republican Party nominee, Donald Trump. As a 14-year-old, I may not be able to vote in this election, but I am deeply invested in its outcome.
Some have ridiculed me for supporting various candidates across the ideological spectrum. In a condescending blog post last December, conservative radio host Erick Erickson accused me of desperately seeking attention, questioned my intellectual capacity and instructed me to “shut up, and go live life.” This reaction makes one thing clear: many people in the “old guard” do not have the slightest understanding of the political philosophies of my generation.
I believe that the future of America is post-party politics. I hope that in 10 to 20 years, the near constant issue of partisanship will be a distant memory.
I know this is already old news, but I look forward to seeing a statement put out by the state and local GOP on this soon. I think Ted Cruz makes a very good case for his endorsement, and I wholeheartedly agree.
This election is unlike any other in our nation’s history. Like many other voters, I have struggled to determine the right course of action in this general election.
In Cleveland, I urged voters, “please, don’t stay home in November. Stand, and speak, and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket whom you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution.”
After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump.
I’ve made this decision for two reasons. First, last year, I promised to support the Republican nominee. And I intend to keep my word.
Second, even though I have had areas of significant disagreement with our nominee, by any measure Hillary Clinton is wholly unacceptable — that’s why I have always been #NeverHillary. Continue reading
- Do you like ObamaCare? Yes or No
- Do you think we need more government regulations? Yes or No
- Do you think the Dodd-Frank financial rules are good? Yes or No
- Do you want MoveOn.org, Teachers Unions, and the AFL/CIO helping to vet and select the next Presidential cabinet? Yes or No
If you answered “No” to any of the above questions, vote against Hillary Clinton and for Donald Trump.
Progressives Want Say on Filling Administration Posts If Hillary Clinton Wins
Groups vow to block any candidates they consider too close to industry or Wall Street
Progressive groups and labor unions are assembling a list of vetted candidates for top posts in a potential Clinton administration, vowing at the same time to block any they consider too close to industry or Wall Street.
The campaign sets the stage for a potentially bitter battle among factions of the Democratic Party as allies of Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren try to pull the party to the left before and after the November election.
“When we talk about personnel, we don’t mean advisers who just pay lip service to Hillary’s bold agenda, coupled with a sigh, a knowing glance, and the twiddling of thumbs until it’s time for the next swing through the revolving door, serving government and then going back to the very same industries they regulate,” Mrs. Warren said Wednesday in a speech at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
“We don’t need Citigroup or Morgan Stanley or BlackRock getting to choose who runs the economy in this country so that they can capture our government,” she said.
The strategy builds on efforts by Mrs. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, and other progressives to block Obama administration nominees seen as too close to big business. The group claimed a win in 2015 when its opposition to Antonio Weiss because of his Wall Street ties led him to withdraw from consideration for a key Treasury Department post.
The position was never filled and Mr. Weiss has served as a counselor to the Treasury secretary. Continue reading
Many view this presidential election as a contest of manners. The media spends its time debating the relative evils of statements made by Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. What’s worse: saying a Gold Star mother “maybe…wasn’t allowed to have anything to say…it looked like she had nothing to say,” or saying that “you could put half of Trump’s supporters into … the basket of deplorables”?
Regardless of your answer, this election is about more than manners or a battle of personalities. The stakes go far beyond that. Much depends on whether the next president will do the following three things.
1. Preserve the Constitution
The Obama years have not been good for the separation of powers or for rule of law. At a spring 2011 Univision town hall, President Obama was pressured by a portion of his base to stop the deportation of young illegals via executive order. In response, Obama provided a helpful civics lesson:
“With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books … Congress passes the law. The executive branch’s job is to enforce and implement those laws … There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply, through executive order, ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as president.”
About a year later, Obama chose to violate Congress’s “very clear” laws, chose not to “enforce and implement” those laws, and chose instead to undertake actions that did “not conform with” his “appropriate role as president.” His administration announced that it would no longer deport most illegals under the age of 30 who had entered the U.S. before adulthood. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said almost nothing in response. Continue reading
A Gallup Poll published last month found that 95% of Republicans, 83% of independents and 63% of Democrats support a photo ID requirement for voting. So do 81% of whites and 77% of non-whites. Moreover, given that the black voter turnout rate in 2012 exceeded white turnout—including in those states with the strictest voter ID requirements—the GOP seems to be doing a very poor job of suppressing the black vote, if that is the objective.