May, 2008 – Campaign Update

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            Thanks to the blunders of the
Republican leadership, three House seats in a row have been lost in special
elections. All three seats were in
solid Republican districts that should have been easy victories. The latest
seat lost was that of my good friend Roger Wicker (R-MS) who was appointed by
the Republican governor of Mississippi
to fill out the term of a Senate seat vacated by Trent Lott.


THE HOUSE

 

            Thanks to the blunders of the
Republican leadership, three House seats in a row have been lost in special
elections. All three seats were in
solid Republican districts that should have been easy victories. The latest
seat lost was that of my good friend Roger Wicker (R-MS) who was appointed by
the Republican governor of Mississippi
to fill out the term of a Senate seat vacated by Trent Lott. The first district
includes Pontotoc, which was the site of a law suit against prayer by the ACLU.
Many times when he was a Congressman, Roger Wicker and I shared the platform at
events defending prayer in the Pontotoc schools. Over and over he had won the
first district seat with an overwhelming majority of more than 60% of the vote.
In the last presidential election George W. Bush received 62% of the vote in
this conservative congressional district.

 

            The National Republican
Congressional Committee (NRCC) spent $1.3 million in the first district for
Greg Davis, who only received 46% of the vote. The winner, like other Democrats
running in rural social conservative areas, championed the same issues as
Republicans,  claiming to be pro-life,
pro-family and pro-second amendment rights. With a Republican president who has
an approval under 30%, a war that is not very popular, and a looming recession,
the majority vote is going to the Democrat in races where both candidates claim
to be social conservatives. In addition, the Republican Party nationally just
cannot seem to come up with any agenda other than to point at the Democrat
candidates and scream “liberal.” The Republican agenda is in chaos, or maybe
non-existent, and that does not bode well for the November elections.

 

            The first special election loss was
in Illinois,
where former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert’s seat was lost to a fairly
liberal Democrat. In that race the Republicans ran a “moderate” who was not
supported by GING-PAC or other social conservatives organizations. (See our
March, 2008 update.)

 

            The second loss was in Louisiana, where
GING-PAC supported Woody Jenkins. 
Woody  lost in the third and final
runoff election for the seat vacated by Republican Congressman Richard Baker.
Jenkins was brought down by a well organized ground campaign and lots of
Democrat spending. All three of the
Democrats who won will have to face reelection in November, but will do so with
lots of money and backing. Big business is abandoning the Republican Party and
giving big bucks to the Democrats to try to buy peace with them. As of now the
House Democratic Campaign Committee has $44 million on hand compared to just $8
million for the NRCC. There are 26 Republican congressmen who have already
announced they will not run for reelection in November, making the outlook for
the Republicans even more grim.

 

            GING-PAC has had more success than
the Republican Party. Of the three special elections we were involved in, we
won two out of the three!

 

            In the Virginia special election for the Jo Ann
Davis seat, we helped to elect Rob Wittman who is an outstanding conservative
and who is doing a great job in Congress for us. In Ohio we supported Bob Latta, also a social
conservative who won. Our only special election loss to date was Woody Jenkins
in Louisiana.

 

THE PRESIDENCY

 

            Senator
Hillary Clinton is trying to make a come-back despite the fact that the liberal
media have declared that their candidate, Barack Obama, has won the primary
race for the Democrat nominee for president. She received two-thirds of the
vote in West Virginia and about the time you
receive this Campaign Update she will have won in Kentucky as well.

 

            The most
interesting fact that came out of the exit polls in West Virginia is that 51% of those who voted
for Hillary Clinton in the Democrat primary said they would vote for Republican
John McCain in November if Barack Obama was the Democrat nominee. This should
toss up all sorts of red flags for the Democrat “super delegates” who will
actually pick either Clinton or Obama. Other than in Iowa, Senator Obama has only won elections
where there are large black population centers. (I am not speaking of caucus
states). He is popular with rich radical white elitists and blacks and not with
many other groups. Working and middle class Democrats are not voting for him.

 

            Obama has
another “Rev. Wright” problem that has not been publicly addressed. The man he
described as his “mentor” in his book, Dreams From My Father, was an
active member of the Communist Party while it was controlled from Moscow during the Cold
War. His mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was a poet who titled one of his poems,
“Christ is a Dixie Nigger” which declares:

 

“Remember this, you
wise guys

Your tales about
Jesus of Nazareth

Are no-go with me

I’ve got a dozen
Christs in Dixie

All bloody and black ….”

 

            This from
the man that Obama says read poetry to him as a young boy, and who was his
teacher and mentor. This Communist teaching to Obama as a boy may explain the
Global Poverty Bill he has introduced in the Senate. The bill is just straight
out of the philosophy of Karl Marx. It calls for a percentage of America’s Gross
National Product (GNP) to be sent to “poor nations.” The bill does not take
into consideration any domestic conditions, disasters or war. It simply takes a
percentage of the economic output of Americans each year and gives it away.

 

ROBERT NOVAK’S WARPED VIEW OF EVANGELICALS

 

            In his
May 12, 2008 column in the Chicago Sun Times, aging political columnist Robert
Novak once again attacked evangelicals. This time he accused former Huckabee
supporters of wanting a Barack Obama victory in November to “punish America” for
not electing Huckabee. His claims, which have gone past ridiculous and now
border on the bizarre, specifically mention my good friend Mike Farris, who is
the head of the Home School Legal Defense Association.

 

            At the
urging of Governor Huckabee most of his strongest evangelical supporters,
including myself, have offered to assist the McCain campaign. None of us want
Barack Obama with his Communist “mentor” as our next president.

 

            GING-PAC,
which supported Mike Huckabee, has already contributed funds to the McCain
campaign. I have personally recruited donors for McCain at high dollar events,
and the evangelical leaders that were behind Huckabee have indeed offered to
work for the McCain campaign. Unfortunately, the McCain campaign is
disorganized, under-funded and suspicious of all offers of  help from the Huckabee camp. The McCain
problem is not evangelicals such as Mike Farris and me; the problem is Nixon
era Republicans such as Robert Novak, who fear anyone who goes to church
weekly. Novak is creating a situation inside the McCain camp that will only
hurt the candidate in the November election. Do
I love all that McCain stands for? No! But I would rather have him than a Frank
Marshall Davis protégé
.

 

William J. Murray, Chairman

Government Is Not
God – PAC

PO Box 77237, Washington,
DC 20013


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