“2016 OBAMA’S AMERICA” MOVIE TO BE SHOWN
The fourth quarterly meeting of the Republican County Executive Committee has been set for Tuesday evening, October 16th at 5:45 pm in the historic Crighton Theatre at 234 North Main Street in Conroe. Following the meeting, a screening of the dramatic documentary movie, “2016 OBAMA’S AMERICA” will begin at 6:30 pm. “We will be honored to have as our guest, the Producer of the movie, Doug Sain, President of Sain Communication, who will speak to the audience and answer questions about the movie”, County Chairman Dr. Wally Wilkerson announced. The only other Texas site Sain will visit is Bexar County on October 17th. At 8:00 pm, the Party will host a Presidential Debate Watch in the County Headquarters located at 310 Metcalf (formerly Collins) Street in Conroe. The CEC meeting, movie and Debate Watch are open to the public.
The movie has become the #1 documentary of the year, #2 political documentary of all time, and the highest grossing documentary (all genres) of all time. Doug has a 20 year career in public policy, small business management, financing and market research. In California, he took three years of film classes prior to completing his degree in Urban Studies & Planning at the University of California, San Diego.
There will be no charge for admission to the movie but donations will be accepted at the door to help defray the cost of the event. Many county residents may have seen the movie at local theaters but the Party wanted many more people to see it, including the party activists and volunteers. Since there will be no reserved seating, attendees are asked to make reservations by emailing the Headquarters at [email protected] or by calling the Headquarters at 936-441-5621. The Montgomery County Republican Women will also sponsor showings of the movie at the Crighton Treatre on October 16th at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. For more information, contact [email protected]
The Executive Committee (CEC) will hear reports from the Treasurer, the County Chairman and the Leadership and Organization Committee Chairman Dr. Jim Schulze. Schulze will present an assessment of the October 13 & 14th Precinct Walks and the progress of the GOTV Call Program. The 2011 Volunteer of the Year and the Sally B. Naugle Volunteer Awards presentations will be the highlight of the meeting.
County Campaign Peaks
With only weeks until election-day, the Party’s General election campaign has met almost all expectations. The Get-Out-The-Vote early voting telephone campaign is on schedule to complete between thirty and thirty-five thousand calls and the Precinct Walks should be successful in distributing nearly twenty thousand GOTV door hangers in eleven targeted precincts. Automated telephone GOTV calls to those Republican voters who do not vote during the early voting period will be made on Monday, November 5th.
The County Headquarters volunteer staff has been especially busy distributing a record number of yard signs, bumper stickers and election information. Hundreds of mail ballot applications requests have been answered which suggests a record number of mail ballots will be cast, possibly as high as fifteen to eighteen thousand. Record numbers of responses to the Party’s Volunteer webpage have been received, adding to the size of the volunteer worker pool. Additions to the Party’s email and mailing list is growing at a much faster pace than a year ago, now approaching a total of four thousand five hundred. The Headquarters has truly been the center of campaign activity in this election year.
“Our precinct organization has performed above our expectations”, Chairman Wilkerson noted. The county has been divided into seven different areas with each area overseen by a Chairman and Vice-Chairman who report to the County Chairman and the Leadership & Organization Committee. Improved communications between the Area Leadership and Precinct Chairmen along with a larger volunteer worker pool are responsible for the enhanced performance of the precinct organization, Wilkerson observed.
The Party Leadership set a 2012 voter turnout percent (total voter turnout divided by the total voter registration) goal of eighty percent (approximately 200,000 votes). The present record voter turnout percent is seventy-eight and one-half percent (77,955 votes) in the 1992 presidential election when George H. W. Bush was elected President.
The many precinct walk volunteers and the GOTV callers are deeply appreciated for their devotion and sacrifice. And special thanks are owed to the many monetary contributors who made it possible to purchase the supplies and services necessary for the completion of the Party’s campaign programs.
Will Obamacare’s IPAB Join the Patient & Doctor in the Treatment Room?
In the National Review magazine, Wesley J. Smith wrote this about the infamous health care bill: “IPAB (Independent Payment Advisory Board) is a mini government within the federal bureaucracy. Not only does it create rather than merely implement Medicare cost-cutting policy, but it has greater power within its realm than elected officials, including the president of the United States. Indeed, its ‘advice’ is really a mandate that literally can become law over a presidential veto. Not only that, but IPAB began this year, with $15 million to be spent getting the board’s infrastructure up and running. Soon, the president will be nominating its 15 ‘expert’ members of the board of directors, each of whom is subject to Senate confirmation.” None are required to be a physician who is actively involved in the practice of medicine.
According to the health care law, IPAB must submit its first draft recommendations to the Health & Human Services Secretary by September 1, 2013. Its Medicare cost-cutting goals must become law by August 15, 2014. The Board’s unprecedented fast track authority essentially deprives Congress of control of the amount of money to be cut from Medicare once the Board’s advice has been submitted. Your Congressman will not be able