Tuesday, November 8, I could only think about how happy I was. I could not believe what had happened or how happy I was that it had happened. As you can only guess it was the final numbers, states, votes of the 2016 presidential election that was the source of my elation. I was alone when my daughter […]
Tuesday, November 8, I could only think about how happy I was. I could not believe what had happened or how happy I was that it had happened. As you can only guess it was the final numbers, states, votes of the 2016 presidential election that was the source of my elation. I was alone when my daughter in Anchorage who was following along with me as each Florida county reported in said, “aw gee, I wish there was a election return party I could go to”. About that time, I got a text from the District Chairman that read “Are you coming over?”. I texted back, “Am on my way will be there shortly”. — And I was there to celebrate with other joyous Republicans in the after math of almost the greatest happening since the election of Ronald Regan.
When I awoke on Wednesday November 9, my first thought was to recall how I had felt first thing every morning since this day in 2008. That morning I could not believe who or what had been elected as president. And every day since has been the same way. I relied daily on Matt Drudge to reveal what kind of dog pile had been dropped by the White House from a group of academicians with no consideration for other parts of the world, least of all for the many Americans living outside the beltway, or even whether there were Americans living outside the beltway
This past week has further clarified that election in 2008. All of those days since 2008, I felt all those thing we are hearing from college students and protesters, but I never took signs to the street demanding the electoral college concept be ended or beat up on people who voted for the winner. There were many people around me who could not believe this individual had been elected. Again, there were no protests or supporters beaten around where I live. But I will admit that I was derogatory toward the person elected in 2008, and I refused to acknowledge him as my president. My refusal to recognize him as president was based solely on my determination of his shortcomings. Those shortcomings had nothing to do with the color or his skin.
Each passing week since November 9, 2008, there have been actions on the part of the elite Washington establishment that have been devised solely toward the destruction of this country, and with each week the destructive nature of the “change of 2008” has become more and more evident. The change I wanted to see, if it was going to happen, was not racist, xenophobic, or anything else; it truly was a change to the restoration of traditional family value and patriotic values of our founding fathers.
So I was surprised and disappointed to hear and see acted out the accusations of these current protestors and college students. They talk of feelings of abandonment, homelessness and fear; and at the same time they are unilaterally accepting of dishonesty, corruption and continual deceit by the candidate representing the democratic party.
The KPB October 2015 elections are over and there is ahead of us the elections of 2016. There are plenty of considerations ahead; one of them, is the look back on our effort in the October 6 voting.
On October 13, UPDATE MONDAY reviewed the agenda for the 10/14 KPB assembly meeting; and looked back on the most recent election and our successes and failures.
The issues discussed on the agenda included:
- MORE money to the hospital,
- the property exchange over on K-Beach and involving the flooding of recent years past;
Discussion then turned to how the KPB elections went – positive and negative. We discussed some areas where things could have gone better:
- Too short a time before the end of the candidate registration period to get in gear finding a candidate;
- No complete campaign picture planned;
- Too much time absent from area during campaign timeframe
- Perhaps not enough money, have to consider that further;
- A viable option for a combined unity among our group, what that includes;
October also includes a re ignite of political parties looking toward 2016 activities preparing for the 2016 elections in November. The local area districts 29 and 30 met this week for just those purposes and the following were discussed:
- Presidential Preference Poll (PPP) (March 1);
- District convention (s) (March 5);
- State Conventions (March 28);
Without a quorum present and unable to make any decisions, some of the issues and committees around these events were discussed and appointments made.
Some discussion included how many and where the PPP locations would be, and who would be heading that up; district convention would be joint between District 29 and 30; and delegates identified at District Convention for State Convention as well as fees paid up front.