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CONGRATS to the New GOP National Committeewoman: Cynthia Dunbar!

I had the privilege of interviewing Cynthia Dunbar several months ago and it was fun to discuss this with a hero of mine (for her work on the Texas Board of Ed) and I was pleased to hear that Dunbar won!

She is National Committeewoman!  I’ll certainly keep in touch when I need to share with the GOP leadership!

Congrats to Cynthia!

Article written by: Elwood "Sandy" Sanders

Sandy’s Annual March Rant…Usual Stuff Again this Year!

My usual feelings have not changed on the selection of the NCAA Basketball Tourney.  The selections should include all regular season winners in each conference, the Division I ADs and conference reps should not select the Division I field (Division II and III coaches should), selection show should be Monday and a fan should be on the selection committee (I recommend President Barack Obama who next March will be thankfully looking for work for 2017).

Since I did not finish this post before the tourney started – let’s leave it at that.  But I will say:  Monmouth got hosed and major school retreads got a pick.  Again.  I would think Division II and III coaches and ADs would prevent a fair amount of that.




Article written by: Elwood "Sandy" Sanders

If I Had Ten Minutes to Speak With Donald Trump…This is What I Would Say

The Donald Trump phenomenon is the MOST fascinating thing in politics I have ever seen.  I got up to see what would happen (I actually thought Senator Marco Rubio might win) and I heard the media heads and curvy girls go crazy over it – that Trump ceiling seems to be rising a bit into the 40s!

I have not been supportive of Donald Trump in this election.  But I could do so.  I was elated at his attacks on the Bush war issue.  I would suggest that this Trump thing was started by Ron Paul!  He had to do spade work for economic and political nationalism, non-intervention, no multilateral trade deals and liberty!

I also offer a unique (perhaps) perspective to the Trump appeal to evangelicals.  I did not get it at first.  It seems strange to see so many followers of Christ are prepared to vote for a casino magnate who has been married three times!  But I was a panelist (the one conservative) at a Urban League event at VCU last night (I reminded the students that if the economy fails due to the national debt we will be in serious trouble as a nation) and on the way home I wondered:  Maybe many believers are angry about the gay marriage decision and this is the blowback – to support Trump.

Here’s what I’d say if I had ten minutes with the Donald.

  1. Millions of people have placed their trust and hope in you.  You can’t let them down.  You got to try to win and to try to do something (what you promised of course) if you win.  If they lose hope, the political system in the US is in huge trouble.
  2. Cut the bad language and the threatening, abusive comments.  Just decide for a second or two before you tweet – is it worth it!  Reach out to people like Megyn Kelly – now you do not have to place your throat before the knife!  But try to watch the anger.  You have made your point about the media and how DC has failed.  Now be nice.
  3. Try to continue to reach out affirmatively to Hispanics and blacks.  Find some Hispanic and African-Americans who used to work for you and have them say:  You don’t know Trump like we know Trump.  Not a biased bone in his body.  Great leader.  Listens to good advice.
  4. Support the police and others who are marginalized by left-wing policies.
  5. Keep up the economic nationalism – try to say – let’s try non-intervention.  Let’s oppose trade deals and no law will be repealed due to WTO edicts.  However you might feel about climate change – tie it to world government.
  6. Better tax policies to help the little guy or gal.
  7. Don’t fall for the AARP trap about Social Security (they want you to make a plan and then they’ll criticize it) and keep the vet benefits vague but they need help – the VA is a huge bureaucracy that can be reformed.
  8. Be humble about your relationship with God – He’s bigger than you.  Give Him some credit.  If you need to come to the Lord, ask Jerry Falwell, Jr. to lead you to Jesus and then keep it quiet.

Well, that’s ten minutes.

This is a total eclipse of elections; perhaps appropriate since there is an eclipse in 2017 in the USA (and one in 2024, too)!

Article written by: Elwood "Sandy" Sanders

Our Watcher’s Council Nominations – Don’t Worry, Be Happy Edition

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

The results from this year’s 2015 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards
are in and the Council scored big! Teresa Monroe-Hamilton’s The Noisy Room, Fausta’s Blog, VA Right, Sara Noble’s The Independent Sentinel and Bookworm Room all received individual awards and rave write ups, and the Council as a whole received a group award as best blogging group..

This week, The Pirate’s Cove, Right Reason, The People’s Cube and Seraphic Secret earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (mandatory, but of course it won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out on Wednesday morning.

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week….

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!And don’t forget to tune in Friday for the results!


Our Watcher’s Council Nominations – Don’t Worry, Be Happy Edition

Article written by: Tom White

Susan Minarchi: Last Minute Emergency Endorsement in Caroline County

susanRepublican Susan Minarchi, with years of experience serving our courts in Caroline County, is running for Clerk of the Caroline County Circuit Court. After the retirement of her predecessor she’s already been doing the job. She’s been involved in this job for years. Sadly, like most Republicans (in and out of the closet) in Caroline County, Susan has received less than the Caroline County Republican Party’s full-throated support. With decades of experience Susan is exactly the kind of public servant we need in this role. Caroline County, known for its local governments’ Chick-Fil-A-Esque Customer Service, has produced an experienced Clerk in Susan Minarchi that will continue the tradition of kind, helpful, and thoughtful service in our Courts.

I’m not asking for much here. If you know someone in Caroline County, before you go to bed tonight (or if you read this in the morning, before you go to work) call your friends in Caroline County and tell them that a great Republican Civil Servant is running for Clerk of the Circuit Court, and that Susan Minarchi needs their support. Maybe they’ve heard of her and maybe they haven’t (the Dysfunctional Republican Party in Caroline County sometimes backs Independents when it suits them). Caroline Residents are reaching out to whomever will listen, and maybe I’m the only one listening, asking for public support of their candidate for clerk.

While I have not met her yet (I’ll meet her tomorrow), constituents of the county speak highly of her and many are frustrated that the local powers that be haven’t lifted a finger to promote her campaign. Sometimes local Republican Parties fall short and that leaves us, the Conservative Grassroots, to pick up the slack and do the work they can’t, won’t, or refuse to do. Call someone in Caroline and encourage them to support the only candidate with actual Clerk Experience for Clerk of the Caroline County Circuit Court.

Thank you,

Steven Brodie Tucker.

Article written by: Steven Brodie Tucker