Julianne was a guest on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR to discuss Speaker Boehner’s resignation. She joins Byron York, Susan Davis, and Norman Orenstein. Click on the link below to listen.
An Open Letter to Republican Senators and Members of Congress – This is Your Hail Mary Moment
Throughout my lifetime I have given much time, energy, and dedication to electing Republicans. Republicans who campaign on the platform of our great Party…the Party that has always stood for freedom, prosperity, personal responsibility, national security, and the sanctity of human life. Those are all mantras of the GOP. They are the essence of the belief system of not only our base, but of the majority of Americans.
I am writing this open letter to implore you to act, because right now America does not believe you will. They are looking at the record. The promises made during past campaigns that have not been delivered upon. Have you seen America’s reaction to the lack of follow-through? Have you heard people say they have no desire to elect many of our good candidates no matter how substantive they may be or how good their record may be? That is because of many that hold office in your respective Chambers.
Please understand I am not an all or nothing activist. I am a fairly pragmatic person. I believe in incrementalism and understand you cannot repair all the damage that has been done to our country in one or two sessions. The American people have no desire to micromanage you. We want to have faith in your promises and go on about our daily lives, but we are tired of people that campaign one way and govern another. And right now there are two issues that hang in the balance that are of critical importance to the American people. Two issues that cannot wait. Two issues that are at the core of our belief system as Americans and as decent human beings. These two issues will make or break the Republican majority.
It is expected on Friday the House of Representatives will take up a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, an organization that makes it’s living (despite it’s false excuses and claims) off the pre-born murders of the next generation. An organization that by it’s own admission in videos carefully and meticulously crushes only certain body parts in-utero and sometimes delivers complete, in tact cadavers of destroyed babies in order to salvage their organs, their neural tissue, their eyes… for harvesting and sale to the highest bidder.
We have all heard the claims by the abortion industry and it’s mouthpieces in the media that the videos were taken “out of context”. But, there does not exist a context in which these abhorent statements could be taken any other way but in total horror, repulsion, shock, and disgust. No decent human being could support federal funding…that means our tax dollars…our money going to fund the extinction of our next generation.
There is every reason to believe the House will pass the bill. The issue will then fall upon the Senate. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said we will have to wait, because the President doesn’t support defunding Planned Parenthood. That makes one wonder if Senator McConnell desires to represent the people that elected him and the Senate Republican majority, or does he believe he was elected to do the bidding of the left? We expect those who assume the title of leader to act as one.
Finally there is the Iran Nuclear Deal, the worst foreign policy decision in the history of the United States. A deal with a totalitarian government that supports terrorism and puts our greatest ally in the Middle East, Israel, in mortal danger. Indeed the supreme leader of Iran has said Israel will cease to exist within 25 years. This ill-conceived deal trusts a nation that is a major supporter of global terror to monitor itself. This deal will help Iran modernize and protect it’s nuclear capabilities and eventually lead to Iran’s ability to reach the shores of America. Make no mistake…the destruction of Israel and the United States is their goal, and this deal will help put that goal within their reach.
67 years ago, General Omar Bradley made a chilling and applicable statement: “We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.”
If Congress fails to act on these two issues ask yourselves this question – Will the next generation die at the hands of an organization that murders them and sells off their body parts for profit, or will they die by the explosion of a nuclear bomb that reached our shores because of a lack of resolve among our national leaders to stop the Iran Nuclear Deal?
You are the people we believed in, trusted, and elected to office. That means we trusted you with our lives and the lives of our children and it is time many of you understand your job is not about self glorification or bait and switch at the Capitol. Decisions of life and death are made under that Dome. This is not about partisanship, it is about the very survival of our nation and it is in your hands.
Republican leaders have lost the faith of not only our base, but of the American people. You have an opportunity to rebuild it and restore it. This is your Hail Mary moment. Don’t drop the ball or it will not be passed to you again.
Julianne Thompson is the founder of the Free America Project to educate, build coalitions and unite voters to elect a conservative to the office of President of the United States in 2016. She is the former Co-Chair of the Atlanta Tea Party and the former Press Secretary of the Georgia Republican Party. A twice elected delegate to the Republican National Convention, Julianne was chosen in 2012 as one of Georgia’s 16 Presidential Electors
Note to activists – We have two options at this point – Pressure McConnell and Senators who are up for reelection in 2016 into allowing a floor vote by voting for cloture (to end debate). Democrats are blocking cloture.
The other option takes strong leadership, but it is the way this should be handled in my opinion, and that is to use the parliamentary procedure tool known as a nuclear option. In other words the Senate overrides a rule or precedent by a majority vote.
These are the names of the Senators up for reelection that need to be pressured by citizens and by leadership. Please call these Democrats Senators, call your own Senators, and call Senate Majority Leader Mitch McMconnell.
Barbara Boxer (D) California
Michael Bennett (D) Colorado
Harry Reid (D) Nevada
August 27, 2012
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE
By: Julianne Thompson – National Delegate, Georgia
Chairman Reince Preibus, members of the Rules Committee, and the entire voting delegation of the 2012 Republican National Convention:
As a National Delegate to the 2012 RNC, I am extremely disappointed that a rule would be passed through committee that essentially strips the grassroots of all of it’s representative power by ridding State Parties of their ability to choose whom they will send as delegates and alternates to represent their State to the Republican National Convention. The rules change would allow the Presidential nominee sweeping new power to override that process and choose their own National Delegates. The rule also allows the RNC (with only a 3/4 vote) the power to amend the party’s rules without a vote by the full Republican National Convention.
The GOP is the political Party of the grassroots. Our national delegates are the boots-on-the-ground that get Republicans elected. We are there for County meetings, State Conventions, National Conventions, and most importantly we spend our time and money canvassing our neighborhoods, going door to door, making phone calls, writing personal endorsement letters, and getting-out-the-vote for Republicans. We are the worker bees, and we are the heart and soul of the Republican Party.
We have always believed that our Party is the one who best represents what it means to be an American…freedom! With your current attempt at this rules change, you are essentially striking the first blow that chips away at that freedom, and you disenfranchise the very people that turned the tide for the GOP in 2010 by returning power in the U.S. House of Representatives to Republicans.
I would like to hope that our nominee is unaware of the skullduggery that occurred with regard to this attempt at shutting out the people that have unified to help him win in November. The audacity of creating a firestorm when there is an opportunity for unity and peace that is needed to win back the Senate and take back the White House is irresponsible and I seriously question the motives of those behind this attempt.
Why the change in rules? That is the million-dollar question, and it is fairly easy to answer. There are still those in place in the GOP and on campaigns that would like to use the delegate and alternate seats as rewards for donating large checks to campaigns and the RNC.
If your desire is to win elections, then I strongly suggest that you engage the grassroots and show respect to those who help put you in power.
During a time that should ring of unity, you have put the GOP at a crossroads. Do you want to win this election and future elections? Now is your opportunity to prove it. Either take it to the floor and let us vote it down, and better yet, pull this insulting attempt to disenfranchise the heart and soul of our Republican Party!
Julianne Thompson, National Delegate for Mitt Romney – Georgia