What is in a name?

I’ve been asking myself this over the past few weeks as I’ve enjoyed a barrage of opinions regarding my endorsement of Conservative Independent Phillip Templeton over Republican Michael Corbin.

There have been many who have applauded my choice, thanking me for standing up for my convictions and making a difficult choice.

There have been a few who explain my folly away as a transgression of youth.

And there have been a handful who have been rude and intolerant of anything but their own opinion on the matter.

I have been the recipient of some nasty e-mails, comments, and letters.

I have been kicked out of the Professional Women’s Republican Club.

My picture has been removed from the Louisiana Federation of Republican Women’s Website.

I have been blatantly ignored by those I thought were my friends.

And you know what?

I don’t regret it.

I made a choice, an informed, well thought out choice. I chose to do the right thing over the easy thing. I chose to follow my conscience instead of the crowd.

But I wonder…

What has made the people who antagonize me over this choice forget that Republican is just a name? That it is a person’s convictions, policies,  and actions that make them a Conservative, not the letter (or lack thereof) behind their name on the ballot?

Its like they forgot about the RINOs who got us into the mess of having a Democratic Congress.

There is a reason the TEA Party and other movements have threatened to break up the Republican Party- its because we keep forgetting that being a REAL conservative is more important than being registered a certain way! Its because Republicans get elected and immediately forget to vote like they are Republicans! Until we decide to be CONSERVATIVES before Republicans, there is no hope for our nation.

I’ve often scoffed at people who say that they didn’t leave the Republican Party, but that the Republican Party left them behind- but I am finally starting to understand what they meant.

 

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Vote 2010

Two years ago I wrote the following

So I just wanted to remind everyone that the fight for American values is not over, rather it has just begun. We can not give up hope, we must stand together stronger than ever. All that is required for evil to prosper is for good men (and women) to do nothing. So do something! Keep your voice, shares your values, stand up for what is right, no matter how hard it gets.

And you guys did NOT disappoint! Two years later and the Tea Party has blossomed, launching a new generation of conservatives into the public spotlight; Republicans will take over the House by midnight, and might take over the Senate as well! Gubernatorial races are running strong red and things are looking bright indeed for the future of our nation!

But it still isn’t over- YOU MUST GO VOTE!

Hundreds of thousands of brave men and women have died so that you could cast your ballot. So go vote, and PLEASE- vote CONSERVATIVE!!!!

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Cedric Glover Involved With Drug Use?

WHOA WHOA WHOA!!! STOP THE PRESSES! NEWEST RELEASE FROM WWW.TRUTHABOUTGLOVER.COM:

Cedric Glover Involved With Drug Use?

Dannye Malone was in a divorce lawsuit with his ex-wife.

During this proceeding a number of interrogatories were submitted to Dannye Malone from his ex-wife’s legal council that required him to give a yes or no answer to his usage or marijuana in their matrimonial domicile with Mayor Cedric Glover and Chief Administrative Officer Dale Sibley.

The answers have been sealed.

On the 2nd page, Interrogatory numbers 29, (C), (D), and (E) are questions asked and the names of Mayor Cedric Glover and Chief Administrative Officer Dale Sibley are mentioned as participants of the consumption, ingestion, and/or smoking of marijuana in the matrimonial domicile (home) of Dannye Malone and Montina Malone. It also alleges that Dale Sibley, Chief Administrative Officer went to Dannye Malone’s house on numerous occasions to pick-up “packages” of marijuana. This implies that top city officials are directly involved in drug trafficking, which is a serious legal offense.

Just more questions Cedric Glover needs to answer. But given Glover’s track record this election, such answers will most likely never be given and he will simply resort to baseless attacks aimed at his opponent in order to distract he electorate from the issue at hand.

Here is the documentation:

Lawsuit Documentation

wow… all I can say. Would love to hear an answer, but I doubt Glover will say anything- as per usual.

Allen’s Endorsement City Council District B

Independent Deborah Allen says Sims, “Has her thumb on the heart beat of our district!”

Deborah Allen has endorsed Sheva Sims for the Shreveport City Council District B seat. Allen made the announcement during a press conference this morning at “Columbia Cafe”, a popular, Highland area restaurant.

“The easiest thing I could do is to not endorse anyone, but after researching the platforms and agendas of both candidates, I feel I must do the right thing. And the right thing is to endorse Sheva Sims,” said Allen, during the endorsement.

“I feel she is our only choice for the opportunity to have representation who sees through our eyes. The majority of her political contributions come from working class people. Sheva is the choice of the Central Trades endorsement. Sheva is a candidate who is obviously brilliant, helps others that can’t help themselves, not only advocates and represents her clients of less income, but goes the extra mile for them even when she doesn’t have to,” said Allen.

“Sheva really does put people first. She will fight to represent us all and has done just that for the last twenty years professionally and personally. A vote for her, is a vote for me, is a vote for you and everyone we know,” added Allen.

Bishop Larry Brandon and current Shreveport City Council members, Joyce Bowman and Joe Shyne also spoke during the press conference, reiterating their support for Sims.

Allen received 11 percent of the vote for the District B seat in the Oct. 2 general election; finishing third in the race. The top two contenders; including Sims, face a runoff election on Nov. 2, 2010.

District D Endorsement

First of all, I would like to thank all those who supported me and voted for me in the primary election. I appreciate all of your votes, thoughts, efforts, and prayers. This has been an amazing experience and I have learned so much about myself and about this beautiful city that I am proud to call my home.

Early in this race I promised the Republican Party leadership that I would be willing to stand up for what was right- even when no one else would. It is with this promise in mind that I make my official endorsement in the District D City Council race. It would be very easy to do what many expect of me, and endorse the Republican in the run-off, but I believe in my heart that there is a better option for the voters in District D.

I have listened to both of the remaining candidates and their ideas and beliefs throughout the campaign, and I have spoken with both of them since the primary in order to determine who would receive my support in the run-off. Today, I unreservedly give my full support to Phillip Templeton. He is the true conservative left in this race. Phillip has vast experience in public service and a proven track record of working to make Shreveport a better place.

I urge those that supported me, my fellow Republicans, and all of District D- to look past party lines and to vote for the person who truly cares about Shreveport and all her citizens. I urge you to please vote for Phillip Templeton as our next City Councilman for District D.

 

Glover v. Wooley

Here is a summary of the mayoral debate from this evening:

Both candidates agreed on property standards enforcement, open meetings laws, the importance of Community Renewal, getting bathrooms in A. C. Steere Park, and that a dog park would be great asset to Shreveport.

But things got contentious pretty soon when Wooley’s commercials were brought up. In my opinion, Glover sidestepped answering the questions about Mrs. Priest and her contract, instead taking the opportunity to blast unnamed members of the Airport Authority for trying to hinder progress. I find the idea of Mayor Glover trying to “change” the Airport Authority rather hypocritical considering that he rehired the Director after Joyce Bowman fired him. He did address this briefly saying that he only did this because he didn’t think it was proper of Mrs. Bowman to fire him while serving as interim Mayor. He didn’t give any justification at all for him deserving to keep his job based on merit.

Glover also didn’t impress with his answer on the Taro Harvey scandal that has been making the rounds on local blogs. He claimed that the names of some large donors were somehow mixed up with the names of paid campaign workers for election day. It seems to be a very weak excuse, with no verification possible. Interesting to note that he did admit to hiring a convicted felon, burglar, and drug user to work on his campaign.

For more information go to www.truthaboutglover.com

Other interesting questions:

One random question about Wooley failing to pay a $95,775 promissory note- he seemed amused by the question and said the asker must be confusing him with another Bryan Wooley.

And someone asked the candidates if either of them had ever had a restraining order against them. Wooley said that in the midst of his divorce there was one issued against him. He didn’t elaborate as to why, only saying that he and his ex-wife now have a cordial relationship for the sake of their three beautiful children. Glover said that he never had a restraining order against him, and went on to defend Wooley saying that sometimes divorces get messy and that things that take place in them aren’t a proper reflection of the people involved and that it was unfair to make this an issue. I agree and respect the Mayor for his words.

Overall I think both candidates did a good job, but for me Wooley was far superior, I felt that he answered the questions more directly and with less evasiveness.