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Archive for February 17th, 2007

An Historic Speech: Sam Johnson

Posted by Mark on February 17, 2007

If you listen to nothing else from this week’s speeches in the House, please listen to Sam Johnson. He is a true American hero, and deserves to be heard. It’s a shame Democrats aren’t listening.

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The Victory Caucus

Posted by Mark on February 17, 2007

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I’m having trouble remembering when I’ve been this angry at the Republican Party. It looks like I’m not alone either. So, Liberty Just in Case has joined a nationwide movement called The Victory Caucus. It is time to recognize that the choices before our nation are stark and clear: Victory or Defeat. If you’d like to know what The Victory Caucus is about, here’s something from it’s founder, NZ Bear:

So the House vote is over , and the Democrats have had their day and their defeatist, non-binding resolution. So what do we do now?

We begin organizing in earnest to ensure that in November 2008, voters will have a slate of strong candidates who believe in Victory.

This will be a long and serious effort, but it starts now. We have established a team within the site that will focus on identifying strong candidates — veterans, ideally — as well as teams devoted to identifying White Flag Republicans and their antimatter opposites, the Blue Dog Democrats. These three groups will be at the forefront of our efforts to identify the districts where we can do the most good: whether that is to replace a defeatist Democrat with a new Republican victory candidate — or to help a Blue Dog Democrat who is strong on the war take down a White Flag Republican. Here, party comes second: victory — and country — come first.

If this sounds appealing to you, be sure to register, and then you can join the teams you feel you can best contribute to. And be sure to check our official How You Can Help post : beyond volunteers, we need things like a dedicated server for the site, a company that can produce Victory Caucus branded merchandise, and an election law expert to help guide us as we decide on our corporate structure. If you are just visitng us here for the first time, bear with us: the site has only been live for under five days, and so we’re still in rampup mode, getting our act together. But things are coalescing quickly, so stay tuned.

But our political goals are just one part of the overall Victory Caucus mission. We are equally committed to providing news and information on the war — and have some great ideas in the pipeline to that end — and to giving direct and tangible aid to the groups that support our men and women in uniform . So if the full-contact sport of DC politics doesn’t appeal to you, that’s OK too: you can still support victory by supporting our non-political goals. Stay tuned for more on that front.

And just in case you think we’re humorless tools: we do like to have a little fun. Today’s example: our photoshop contest to visually demonstrate our opinion of White Flag Republican Ric Keller of Florida .

For right now, though, for today: politics is inevitably our focus. So closing: we’re big fans of Churchill around these parts, which should surprise no-one. And so when you think of the fight to put Victory back at the center of our politics, and consider the House vote today (and the Senate one tomorrow) — remember the words of the great man:

“This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

Support for the war has always been a founding principal of this blog. It will remain so.

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