Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Oxendine Supprts Small Business

A statement from John Oxendine:

There are approximately one half million small businesses in Georgia and they deserve a state government which protects and promotes their interests. Georgia small businesses need fewer taxes, less regulation, and less bureaucratic interference in their operations.

Georgia's small businesses and stock market investors are the economic strength of Georgia. During my travels across our great state, I have had the honor to visit and listen to many small business owners and their employees. As a former small business owner myself, I share their concerns and their passion for free enterprise.

I applaud the efforts of leaders such as Joe McCutchen and Col. Oscar Poole. Their efforts to support the Georgia small business community personify the spirit of the conservative movement.

It is time for the Republican Party to return to the Reagan Principles. Many conservatives, including myself, are fed up with the way Ronald Reagan's core conservative principles are being disregarded.

Consider the recent big government Wall Street bailout. Basically $750 billion taxpayer dollars were transferred from small business owners and working men and women to Wall Street. Why? It is so bad that even Donald Trump, no enemy to Wall Street, was explaining on Fox News it is not working.

This is unacceptable.

The Republican Party is experiencing an internal set of decisions. There are those who are just fine with moving away from core Reagan conservative philosophy. They abandoned the principles that Speaker Gingrich wisely crafted in the Contract With America. I advocate a restoration of these core conservative principles that say government should be the servant of our families and small businesses and empower their liberty, not hinder their productivity.

It is my intention, if I am honored to serve as Georgia's Governor, to take a firm stand, maintain the Reagan conservative principles, and renew a philosophy of listening to taxpayers.

Georgia small businesses need tax cuts, less regulation, and less bureaucrats getting in their way. I am going to work on the side of small business in Georgia.

John Oxendine
Oxendine Working for Georgia

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Palin is odds-on favorite to win 2012 GOP nomination

By Bob Cusack
Posted: 01/02/09 01:42 PM [ET]
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is the front-runner to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, according to online oddsmakers.
Despite a slew of negative press this fall about Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) running mate, online gaming site Superbook.com puts Palin’s odds at 3.5-1, the best among Republican hopefuls...

Saturday, January 3, 2009

FRC Action's Tony Perkins Endorses Ken Blackwell for RNC Chairman

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins issued an unprecedented endorsement of Ken Blackwell in his race for chairman of the Republican National Committee.

"While I have historically declined involvement in political party elections, the opportunity to see fundamental change in a Republican Party that has lost its way, is a compelling reason to support and encourage others to support Ken Blackwell for chairman of the National Republican Committee. For many years, I have known and worked with Ken Blackwell on the toughest issues facing families and our country. He has a distinguished record of service and achievement as a finance executive, entrepreneur, diplomat, educator and independent corporate director. As Family Research Council's Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment, Ken has led our efforts to address family economics, tax reform, and education.

"Ken Blackwell is a true advocate for the fiscal and social values that best uphold and strengthen families. Last summer, Ken served as vice chairman of the 2008 Platform Committee which adopted one of the strongest pro-life, pro-family platforms in history. His extensive campaign experience and commitment to conservative principles will serve the RNC well. Ken is the clear choice in this race and why I am proud to support him for RNC chairman."

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Phyllis Schlafly Endorses Ken Blackwell for RNC Chairman

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eagle Forum President and Republican National Coalition for Life National Chairman Phyllis Schlafly today endorsed the candidacy of Ken Blackwell for chairman of the Republican National Committee.

"Ken Blackwell is a solid social and fiscal conservative who is dedicated to the principles that brought the Republican Party to power in 1980 and can do so again. He has 13 successful campaigns under his belt. He has run for office himself and knows how to win."

"Ken Blackwell was first elected to the Cincinnati City Council and then as Mayor. He was the first African-American to win statewide office when he was elected Ohio State Treasurer. Subsequently, he was twice elected Ohio Secretary of State, later winning the Republican nomination for Governor of Ohio. He has managed and run large state agencies with many employees in a fiscally responsible manner. Ken Blackwell would bring to the office of RNC chairman a level of campaign experience unmatched by any other candidate."

"Ken Blackwell understands the many challenges facing our country both at home and around the world, having served as an undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission."

"His replies to National Committeeman Morton Blackwell's questionnaire were comprehensive and impressive," said Schlafly.

"Ken Blackwell served as vice chairman of the 2008 Platform Committee. He assures us that he fully supports the 2008 Republican National Platform and will work to see its principles implemented in public policy, adding that he is 'very proud of the document we adopted.' We are proud of the Platform and Ken Blackwell's commitment to it, and proud to support his candidacy for RNC chairman."

Phyllis Schlafly has worked on Republican campaigns since 1946 and was a Delegate to eleven Republican National Conventions.

Eagle Forum is a non-partisan national organization of citizen-volunteers who advocate conservative government policies in Congress and state legislatures, elect candidates at every level, and articulate the pro-family message through the media. For more information, or to arrange an interview with Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly or Executive Director Colleen Holmes, please contact Suzanne Bibby at (202) 544-0353 or by email at suzanne@eagleforum.org.

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