Fellow OH Patriots
Our fellow TPP groups, Huntsville Tea Party Patriots & the Athens-Limestone Tea Party Patriots, in Alabama have requested our help!
It appears the National Republican Committee & House Minority Leader John Boehner is onmeddling in one of their congressional races. They are asking that we join them in telling Boehner to mind his own business.
Boehner should let the voters of Alabama decide who should represent them....
Patriots, let's stand strong behind our fellow TPP groups!Groups From Both Sides of the Political Spectrum Come Together To Protest GOP Leader Fundraiser For Rep. Griffith In HuntsvilleHUNTSVILLE, AL-- Not long after invitations were sent out for a Rep. Parker Griffith fundraising event, headlined by House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), several local organizations from both sides of the political spectrum announced plans to protest the event. Planned for March 8, 2010 at the Space & Rocket Center, starting at 5:00 pm, the protest will include members of the Huntsville Tea Party, Left In Alabama, Athens-Limestone Tea Party Patriots, AAMU Democrats Student Club, The Dale Jackson Show, North Alabama Healthcare for All, Madison County Republican Executive Committee, and the Limestone County Republican Executive Committee. AFL-CIO will be holding a press conference at the Marriott Hotel near the Space & Rocket Center in protestation, before the protest event and the fundraiser. Organizers invite the public to attend.
"We are sending a message to the national Republican establishment: stay out of our primary. We also want to support the true conservative candidates that Tea Party activists and the local GOP have gotten behind, Les Phillip and Mo Brooks. We're pushing back against the political machine," said Christie Carden, founder of the Huntsville Tea Party.
"Bipartisanship is not dead. People of all political persuasions see that Parker Griffith is an opportunist who cannot be trusted to keep his word. As such, he is not - nor can he ever be - an effective representative for North Alabama. Griffith gave up critical committee assignments at a time when the 5th District is fighting for federal transportation and space dollars, clearly demonstrating that he cares more about his reelection prospects than his constituents. Now, Congressman Boehner is displaying the same indifference to local concerns by meddling in the Republican primary. Such behavior deserves no reward," said Sherry Walker, publisher of Left In Alabama blog, who is encouraging her readers to attend the protest.
"Our message to Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) is stay out of the 5th district's business. Mr. Boehner's support of Parker Griffith proves he has a blatant disregard for what the voters in Alabama's 5th congressional district want. The Tea Party Movement began and is continuing today because the people are being ignored. Government officials have forgotten who they work for and "We the People" are tired of it and determined to take our Country Back," said Deborah King, founder of the Athens-Limestone Tea Party Patriots.
"The AAMU Democrats Student Club wishes to express its principled opposition to Parker Griffith. We want it to be clear that our opposition is not based on his politics but rather his complete lack of integrity and character. It is our position that Mr. Griffith is a non-principled opportunist lacking the kind of values and political ability to make critical decisions in the best interest of the citizens of North Alabama," said club President, Sharda Lofton.
"The willingness of the national GOP to campaign and provide political cover for a man like Parker Griffith over Mo Brooks and Les Phillip makes me wonder how they will govern IF the American People give them another chance. Shame on the GOP for disrespecting the voters of Alabma's 5th District," said Dale Jackson, a local talk radio host who is encouraging his listeners to attend the protest.
"Rep. Griffith has shown us that he is not serious about helping people get affordable, quality care. Griffith needs to step out of this race and let someone else represent the people of North Alabama,"said Linda Haynes, coordinator of North Alabama Healthcare for All, a chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program.
"I and other Republicans realize that Griffith is an imposter, a liberal Democratic opportunist, and we believe that he should not be allowed on the Republican ballot. Mr. Boehner has no business here in North Alabama, and the local Republican Committee has in effect said so. He would be better advised to bunker down within the confines of his Inside-the-Beltway-Fortress and stay there. Here he is persona nongratia," said Hugh McInnish, a member of the Madison County Republican Executive Committee, who has encouraged the group to attend the protest.
"Recruitment of qualified Republican candidates is very difficult and John Boehner has not helped that process. Why would anyone want to run for office as a Republican and be trampled by the National Republican Party against the will of the local Republican Leadership?" said Rex Davis and Don Hudleston, members of the Limestone County Republican Executive Committee, who have encouraged the group to attend the protest.
"We have experienced Washington's intrusion in state GOP primaries before and the results were disastrous. Alabama now has a Democratic 2nd District congressman to prove it. It was a wrong GOP move in '08 and it is a wrong move now. Even if it is allowable under party rules, it sends a wrong message that Washington is attempting to choose the 5th District Republican candidate. Seven of the eight GOP chairs inthe 5th District agree that the Boehner appearance is ill-advised and should be cancelled," said Paul Reynolds and members of the Alabama Republican State Committee.
TO WHO EVER READ THIS, THIS IS FOR ALL THE ALABAMA TEA PARTY GROUPS. BOEHNER NEEDS TO ASK THE TEA PARTY HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT A CANDIDATE. NOT JUST DECIDE WHO THE GOOD OLE BOYS WANT IN A POSITION. HE LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE WE CAN NOT TRUST.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OHIO ?
PLEASE, LET HIM KNOW, STAY OUT OF ALABAMA OR STOP USING OUR NAME IF HE DOESN'T CARE WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT SOMEONE. I TRULY HOPE THIS MAKES BOEHNER THINK BEFORE HE THROWS SUPPORT BEHIND SOMEONE.
GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS THIS MOVEMENT TO BRING BACK GOD IN OUR SCHOOLS AND HEAL OUR COUNTRY.
HUNTSVILLE TEA PARTY PATRIOTS
Please contact Minority Leader Boehner (800)582-1001 and ask him to please respect the wishes of these groups & cancel the fundraiser for Parker Griffith.
Butler County Office
7969 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd Suite B
West Chester, OH 45069
(513) 779-5400 / (513) 779-5315 fax
Miami County Office
12 South Plum Street
Troy, OH 45373
(937) 339-1524 / (937) 339-1878 fax
Washington, D.C. Office
1011 Longworth H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-6205 / (202) 225-0704 fax
If he truly supports the Tea Party movement -- he will cancel immediately.