Counter-Protest A.N.S.W.E.R. Protest of Israel

The following is going to take place tomorrow (Tuesday, 12/30) across the country:

The ANSWER Coalition, Muslim American Society Freedom, Free Palestine Alliance, National Council of Arab Americans, and Al-Awda, International Palestine Right to Return Coalition are calling for Tuesday, December 30 to be a National Day of Action to show solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza and to demand an immediate end to the murderous attacks carried out by the Israeli military against the people of Gaza.

In Los Angeles, this group of communist-backed organizations is going to protest at the Israeli consulate, 6380 Wilshire Blvd. at 4:30pm. For those of you who are not in Los Angeles, you can go to the ANSWER web site: and find out where they are protesting in your town.

I would like to have a turnout of supporters of Israel to counter-protest the anti-Israel protesters. We can’t let ANSWER and the anti-Israel Islamic groups be the only ones out there demonstrating. We should show that there are many of us who support Israel, which has been under consistent missile attack from Gaza for months.

Those of you in Los Angeles, I am encouraging you to please come to 6380 Wilshire Blvd. tomorrow between 3:30pm and 4:00pm to support Israel. Bring American flags and Israeli flags.

Thanks much,


A New Executive Board at RPLAC

A New Executive Board at RPLAC

The following is important information that relates to the Republican Party of Los Angeles County.

New Executive Board

I am taking this opportunity to inform all Republicans in Los Angeles County about the results of the election for officers of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County for 2009-2010 that took place last Saturday.

The County Central Committee elected the following new officers to serve for the next two years:


Chairman: Glen Forsch
First Vice-Chairman: Lydia Gutierrez
Second Vice-Chairman: Robert W, Vaughn
Treasurer: Gary Aminoff
Secretary: Roger Eshelman
Asst. Treasurer: Gwen Patrick
Asst. Secretary: Connie Ruffley

Your new slate of officers are organizing and preparing to move forward in the new year with a program designed to grow the Republican Party in Los Angeles County and to win elections.

The Party Needs You

As you know, the Republican Party, nationally, as well as locally, is at a low point, both in registration and in popularity. It is up to us to generate a new way of being for the Republican Party of Los Angeles County that will inspire those who left the Party, and those who have not been in the Party to want to be part of a Party whose core beliefs are protecting individual liberty, limited government, lower taxes, promoting personal freedom and responsibility and a strong national defense. We believe those are also the principles that most Americans feel are important in their lives.

The Executive Board is going to need your help and support. Finances are going to be an issue. Most of the larger donors who contributed to RPLAC, including the Lincoln Clubs of Los Angeles County, did so because Doug and Linda Boyd had established relationships with those contributors. The new board is going to have to reestablish those relationships and demonstrate its credibility to justify donors having faith that our plan will succeed.

We Need to Unify

I also feel it is important to add the following. There were several people who supported the retention of Linda Boyd as Chairman, and her slate, and were very disappointed that she withdrew from the election. Some of those have indicated they do not want to participate in RPLAC activities going forward because they didn’t approve of the attempt to replace Linda as Chairman.

To those who fall into that category, and to others who have been reluctant to participate, for any reason, you should be clear on something very important. The success of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County is more important, to us, to the State of California and to the country than any individual. We need to recognize that we are at a crucial crossroad in the history of America. The question that will be resolved in the next two years is, “Will the Republican Party of Ronald Reagan be a force to be reckoned with in 2010, or will it forever be relegated to a minority status in this country?”

If you make the choice to not participate in creating a successful county party because your feelings were hurt, or because you were offended when your person did not get elected, you are placing your personal feelings ahead of the success of conservative values in America.

For me, I choose to do whatever it takes to make RPLAC a success, for the sake of the Republican Party. I hope you will, as well.

We, the Republicans of Los Angeles County, all of us – social conservatives, defense conservatives, fiscal conservatives, Log Cabin members, RLC members, CRA members, Republican Congress members, Women Federated members, disgruntled Boyd supporters, Ron Paul supporters, Mike Huckabee supporters – everyone who believes in the core principles of the Republican Party needs to come together to create a successful, vibrant, resurgent party in Los Angeles County. We have much more in common than we have differences, and only by working together to support RPLAC can we succeed.

Al Han

I want to make a comment about my friend, Al Han, who I think is getting a bum rap. Al Han is unfairly being blamed by some for organizing a coup to take over the Party, or various riffs on that theme. That did not happen. I can tell you that Al Han was approached a couple of days before the RPLAC organizational meeting and asked if he would act as temporary chairman during the election proceedings. Those who asked him felt that the proceedings would have more of an appearance of fairness if Al presided since State Sen. Bob Huff is thought of as a personal friend of Linda Boyd.

Al agreed that he would take that on. An election was held between Al Han and Bob Huff for temporary chairman and Al Han won. All Al did was preside at the meeting. He was not running for any County Party office, he didn’t organize anything, he had nothing to do with the election other than to preside at the meeting. He does not deserve some of the criticism he is getting.

Your Support

We need your support. The County Party is quickly running short of funds. If you are interested in supporting the Party with a contribution of $10, $25, $50, $100, $1,000 or $10,000, you can do so by going to our donation page and making your contribution online. Or, you can send a check made payable to RPLAC, c/o Gary Aminoff, Treasurer, 1800 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1420, Los Angeles, CA 90067.


Lastly, I want to express my gratitude to Linda Boyd for all the effort she has put into running the County Party during the past six years. I know that she made many sacrifices, including being away from her young children, to serve the Republican Party of Los Angeles County. Her dedication to the cause was sincere and tireless.

Chairman Glen Forsch and the entire Executive Board look forward to working with you in the coming days and months to create a new, exciting Republican Party of Los Angeles County.


Gary Aminoff
Treasurer, Member Executive Board
Republican Party of Los Angeles County

A Message to Disgruntled Conservatives

A Message to Disgruntled Conservatives

Do you remember how we laughed at Democrats when President George W. Bush was elected. They were going nuts. We even gave it a label, “Bush Derangement Syndrome.” We thought, how weird and how irrational. It also hurt the credibility of Democrats.

I have been concerned ever since the election that something similar is happening with Republicans. We have all this blogging and email correspondence going on about whether he is a “natural-born citizen” and why he won’t disclose his birth certificate. The same has been taking place with respect to whether he is a secret Muslim and was “planted” here to enable the radical Islamists to take over the country. Someone objectively looking at Republicans could well say we have been infected with “Obama Derangement Syndrome.”

I have consistently said that all of this is not going to accomplish anything except to hurt our credibility. Barack Obama was elected by nearly 53% of American voters – over 64 Million people. He hasn’t done anything yet, except to appoint what seem to be, for the most part, fairly reasonable people. The criticism continues nonetheless.

I am going to re-state what I have said in our SFVRC Yahoo forum.

Barack Obama is my President-Elect and will be my President when he is inaugurated on January 20, 2009. That means that the destiny of our country, to a great extent, will be in his hands. For the sake of our country, I hope he is a good President. I will support him unless he makes decisions which I feel are not in the best interest of America, at which time I will protest with all the resources at my disposal. Until then, I will support and respect the President-Elect, and soon to be, President. I expect that we are going to have an expansion of government during his tenure, and I expect that we are not going to see an expansion of individual liberty during his tenure, but that is what happens when Americans elect a Democrat. Our job will be to urge our Republican representatives to limit the damage as much as possible.

I am not giving him a pass. I am just saying that he hasn’t done anything yet that we can reasonably object to. That being the case, let’s hold our fire, and stop the conspiracy theories. The reality of his birth certificate is really irrelevant. He was elected by a substantial majority of Americans. Despite the potential constitutional breach, you have the practical aspect of disenfranchising 64 Million Americans. A result where someone determined he wasn’t eligible to be President because of some technicality of his birth would result in chaos in our country, make us potentially vulnerable to our enemies and strike a blow to Representative Democracy. The time to vet Mr. Obama was before he was elected to the office. We, the American people, failed to do that, with the complicity, of course, of the mainstream media.

We Republicans did not make our case to the American people and as a result we lost the election. We have to come back in two years and regain seats in the House and Senate, and in four years we have to present ourselves again to the American people with more technological expertise and better funding and make our case. In the meantime, we want America to succeed. It does not benefit our country to have half of our citizens opposing the President, until he does something that gives us reason to oppose him. We don’t want to lose our credibility with Americans by being irrational, as the Democrats have done in the past.

David Horowitz of the Horowitz Freedom Center wrote a blog today that I think articulates well what I have been thinking, so I am passing it on to you.

Birth certificate, Hussein name, Hillary garbage

Posted at 1:55 PM on 12/1/2008 by David Horowitz

Conservatives need to get a grip. My email box is full of right wing trash talk (sorry, I’m peeved this morning) about Obama’s fake birth certificate, his alleged covert Islamism and Hillary’s scandals. Worse, we were running a frontpage story on this last wild goose until I canned it.

Since not everybody is following me at this pont, let’s take them one at a time. First, the birth certificate. Is Obama a legitimate president of the United States? Well, let me put it to you this way: 64 million Americans voted to elect Barack Obama. Do you want to disenfranchise them? Do you think it’s possible to disenfranchise 64 million Americans and keep the country? And please don’t write me about the Constitution. The first principle of the Constitution is that the people are sovereign. What the people say, goes. If you think about it, I think you will agree that a two-year billion dollar election through all 50 states is as authoritative a verdict on anything as we are likely to get. Barack Obama is our president. Get used to it.

And what could conservatives be thinking when they push this issue as though it were important (as The American Thinker did last week)? Do we want to go challenging the legitimacy of an election that involved 120 million voters? Have we become deranged leftists like Al Gore who would attack the one binding thread that makes us a nation despite our differences? The mystique of elections is the American covenant. Respect it. Barack Obama is the president of the United States. Get used to it.

I’m not even going to go into the Hussein idiocy. Obama spent 20 years in Reverend Wright’s Trinity Church. There is much that was wrong with that, but being a Muslim isn’t one of them.

And the Hillary thing. Get real. Please. Obama was elected in large part by a leftist crusade for hope and CHANGE. Now, as president-elect he has just formed the most conservative foreign policy team since John F. Kennedy, one well to the right of Bill Clinton. Where is your gratitude for that? What is more relevant in his Hillary Clinton pick — her prickly past or the fact that cxcept for Joe Lieberman, she is the Democrat most identified with support for the Iraq War?

Perhaps I should repeat that. Hillary Clinton is the Democrat MOST IDENTIFIED WITH REMOVING SADDAM HUSSEIN BY FORCE. She lost a presidency over it. So whatever low opinion you may have about Hillary, on foreign policy she is the very best choice for that position that conservatives could expect to get. Even better, because the ONLY issue that really divided Hillary and Obama was the Iraq War. So this is President Obama’s way of saying, ok now that I’m in office I’m going to put my anti-war commitments aside and put the defense of the country first. And in case you didn’t get that, I’m going to keep George Bush’s Secretary of Defense in place, and I’m going to appoint a conservative Marine general as my National Security Advisor.

Maybe some conservatives out there have forgotten, but Clinton’s Secretary of Defense Les Aspin was an anti-Vietnam activist. So were his two National Security Advisers, Tony Lake and Sandy Berger. In fact they met Clinton in the anti-war movement. Conservatives should be cheering right now, not chasing red herrings.

Andrea Mitchell of NBC: Dumb, Naive or in Denial?

Andrea Mitchell of NBC: Dumb, Naive or in Denial?

Just have time to jot a quick thought. A few minutes ago I was listening to Andrea Mitchell of NBC (Don’t ask why)interviewing someone (can’t remember and its not relevant) during which she seemed perplexed about who these people were who committed the terrorist atrocities in Mumbai.

“Do we know anything about these people,” she asked? “Do we know where they are from? Do we know what they want? What do we know about this group?

Either Andrea Mitchell is a) as dumb as a box of rocks, b) completely naive, or c) is in denial.

I will answer the question, Andrea.

These people are called Islamic Jihadists. They are part of a world-wide group of Muslims who believe that violent Jihad will bring about subjugation of all non-Muslim countries under a world Islamic Caliphate. It doesn’t matter if we have heard of a particular group that they claim they are, or whether they are from Pakistan or not. All of the terrorist violence around the world is the result of terrorism perpetrated by Islamic Jihadists, whatever particular name they give to their group or whatever country they are from.

We in the modern West are at war. We are at war with Islamists who want to subjugate us.

It is really very simple. Stop trying to be so politically correct, Andrea and your fellow newscasters. Don’t be so afraid to offend Muslims by calling the Islamist terrorists by their true name. Muslims who don’t believe that violent Jihad is acceptable know who the terrorists are, and deplore them as well.