Saturday, June 27, 2009

McNairy County Tea Party Rally

A large crowd of concerned citizens met this afternoon at the Selmer City Park for a Tea Party Rally. (TEA = Taxed Enough Already)
A great group of speakers (some pictured below) spoke to the crowd about limited government, government waste, taxation, states rights, liberty, the constitution, teaching America's true history to the next generation, and our country's need to turn back to God.
Another shot of the crowd
Robert Shackelford reads the Bill of Rights
Our favorite speaker was our wonderful State Representative, Vance Dennis.
Vance just completed his first legislative session in the Tennessee House. He has done a great job and we are so proud of him. Vance spoke about the conservative victories in the Legislature this year. He also explained why he was one of the 8 Representatives voting against the Governor's budget earlier this month -- it included borrowing money and using government funds.

A Tea Party Flag
Mrs. Daniel handed out tea bags to commemorate the revolutionary spirit of the Boston Tea Party.
We all had a great time and are looking forward to the next Tea Party!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Rep. Vance Dennis Brings McNaiy County An Update From The State Legislature

Rep. Dennis spoke to constituents in McNairy County on Thursday night. He spoke about the bills that have come before the House this year, and what our legislators have accomplished with a House that is currently 49 Republicans, 49 Democrats, and 1 ?.Vance answers questionsThe PledgeVance talks with constituentsCharles Lee, Daddy, Jonathan, Mr. Tennyson, and David
William Dennis

Monday, June 1, 2009

New TNGOP Chairman, Chris Devaney

Devaney Wins: The Official TNGOP Press Release

NASHVILLE, TN - The State Executive Committee of the Tennessee Republican Party elected a new party chairman Saturday, selecting Chris Devaney, U.S. Sen. Bob Corkers state director and a former executive director for the Tennessee Republican Party.

Devaney becomes chairman immediately, replacing outgoing Chairman Robin Smith, who served as the party chairman for 22 months and led the party to a historic victory in the November 2008 elections.

The election of 2010 is the most important for our state in generations, Devaney said, and we will be focused on building our majority in the General Assembly and electing a Republican governor.

In the worst political climate for Republicans in decades - in a year that would see Republicans lose the White House, lose both houses of Congress, lose 100 state legislative seats across the country, and lose the majority in three state legislatures to the Democrats - Chairman Smith lead the Tennessee Republican Party to winning a majority in both houses of the state legislature for the first time since the
elections of 1868.

In remarks to the committee before the vote, Smith stressed that there is work left to be done keeping the Republican majority in the legislature, and electing a Republican governor in 2010 - and that the party must never stray from its principles.

“I love working with the grass roots,” said Smith, pledging to remain a Republican activist even after she leaves the chairmanship.

The Republican victories of 2008 ushered in a new era in Tennessee governance. Not only do Republicans have a majority in the state House and state Senate, for the first time the party also holds the state’s three constitutional officer seats and have a majority on all 95 county election commissions and the State Election Commission.