GREATER BIRMINGHAM REPUBLICAN WOMEN

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  PROMOTING AN INFORMED ELECTORATE THROUGH POLITICAL EDUCATION 
In This Issue
Officers
Upcoming Events
Feature Article



OFFICERS

 

 Mary Windsor Saggus
President

 
Janie Dollar
First Vice President

Rhonda Hethcox
Second Vice President

 
Kay Harlow
Secretary

 
Elene Stovall
Treasurer

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 UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Monday, November 12

GBRW

meets at B&A Warehouse

doors open at 11:30

meeting begins at 12:00

and adjourns at 1:00

 

Monday, December 10

GBRW annual

Christmas Party

6:00 p.m.

at the home of

Phyllis & Tom Davis

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November Speaker

T.J. Maloney, Executive Director

Alabama GOP


Timothy James "T.J." Maloney moved to Alabama from Virginia to serve ALGOP as Executive Director. He has a long history of managing and working campaigns all over the country, but it was an Alabama Congressional campaign in 2008 where he met his then future wife, a native of Heflin Alabama, who has moved back home from Washington D.C. to start a family here with T.J. In July of 2012 they welcomed Alabama's newest Republican into the world, Margaret Abigail.

 

A self-described "political hack" that lives for politics, he reads many political biographies and follows online news from around the country. He and his wife enjoy traveling and like nothing more than to get lost on back roads Sunday afternoons after church. T.J. golfs and enjoys pick-up basketball games and SEC football.

 

T.J. became interested in politics late one October night in 1989 when his father woke him up to watch television. He told T.J. he was witnessing "history in the making". The Berlin Wall was being torn down. From that night on, T.J. began to realize there was a wide world around him and politics often shapes the course of human events. Growing up, T.J. always knew he wanted to be a part of that conversation.

 

T.J. and his wife Tanya are excited to be back in Alabama and have made the decision to call Alabama home even after his service as Executive Director has been completed. The Maloney's currently reside in Birmingham Alabama and are members of the First United Methodist Church in Heflin, Alabama.

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Letter from GBRW President
Mary Windsor Saggus

 

 

Dear  :

 

 

This is not the letter I had intended to write today, the day after the election. I put everything on hold, decisions related to GBRW, the newsletter, the invitation to our luncheon, and this letter until today, holding out hope for the outcome we wanted until the bitter end.

 

Thank goodness for the letter from AFRW President Elois Zeanah this morning. You should have received the copy I forwarded to you. The fact that Elois summoned the strength to be positive, inspirational, and uplifting today, this morning gave me strength and energy. Strength feeds strength; weakness feeds weakness. We, Republicans committed to our conservative principles, will continue to gain strength from each other. We have no time or patience for weakness.

 

Many thanks go to all who worked on campaigns at every level. You made phone calls, knocked on doors, and traveled to other states. You did everything humanly possible to support the cause. You deserve many pats on the back. Special thanks to those of you who ran for office. You are true patriots! You and your families have my utmost respect for your hard work, determination, and dedication.

 

We are tired, possibly weary, and need a break. Then, in the words of my football coach, Dan Mullen, we will pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and still BELIEVE!

 

Sincerely,

 

Mary Windsor

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From Mark Alexander
Publisher, The Patriot Post
 
Patriots,
I am writing you today for two reasons.
First, I have heard from many Patriots who remain very disheartened about the election and direction of our country. I have also heard from many who appreciated the words of encouragement in Thursday's column, "We're Back in the FIGHT!," and have forwarded those to family and friends. That message is reprinted below so please forward them to others who need encouragement.
Second, I wanted to send you the most current county-by-county election map, which clearly reveals what state election maps don't, and what Obama and his Leftist cadres do NOT want you to contemplate. It shows where Leftist constituencies reside. (By the way, we have taken the Liberty to correct the colors -- red is a much more fitting color for the Leftist strongholds.)
 
 
The assault on Liberty we witnessed Tuesday, as was the case in 2008, was led primarily by those on urban "ObamaNation Plantations," those who depend on what Obama calls "redistributive justice" from the rest of us in order to survive. They account for almost 60 (SIXTY) percent of Obama's constituents, and Socialist Democrats are masters of co-opting (read: "buying") their allegiance and getting them to the polls. The good news is that about 10 million fewer Obama voters showed up in 2012, despite his billion-dollar campaign.
Words of Encouragement
Patriots, we were dealt an awful body blow on Tuesday, and the odds we face in our quest to restore Liberty and Rule of Law enshrined in our Declaration and Constitution may seem insurmountable. However, we can find strength and encouragement in the words from the most noble of Founding Patriots, George Washington.
In 1777, at a very dark moment amid a string of defeats in the first quest for Liberty -- and just before the fall of Philadelphia and the brutal Winter at Valley Forge, Washington wrote one of his generals: "We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times."
I also recall the words of Thomas Paine from his Revolutionary pamphlet, The American Crisis: "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."
When Samuel Adams signed the Declaration, he said, "We have this day restored the Sovereign to whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come."
Indeed, God is Sovereign in the affairs of men.
As for the challenges we face, faithful Patriots, hold fast to this wisdom from James 1:2-4: "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."
(Some among our Patriot ranks are not Christians, but we know your devotion to Liberty is strong. However, everyone on your Patriot Post team here is a devoted Christian, and the bottom line -- you can bank on our faith, even if you don't share it.)
Patriots, we have lost a battle -- but not the war. Hold your head high and redouble your courage and resolve. Remain steadfast in your devotion to Liberty and hold the line. As Paine wrote, "Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. ... I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
It has taken generations for our nation to get into the ditch we are in now. It will take more than a few election cycles to pull it out. But there has been a great awakening among Patriots, and our ranks have grown rapidly in recent years.
Our fight for the eternal cause of Liberty, as "endowed by our Creator," ends only with our last breath.
On behalf of your Patriot Post Team, God bless our great nation and God bless each of you among our Patriot ranks!
Pro Deo et Constitutione - Libertas aut Mors
Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis

P.S. If you have the means, please support our 2012 Year-End Campaign today, and keep the Flame of Liberty burning bright!
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GBRW Objectives:
To promote an informed electorate through political education.
To increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government through political participation
To foster cooperation among Alabama Women's Republican Clubs.
To support objectives and policies of the Republican National Committee and The Alabama Federation of Republican Women.
To work for the election of Republican Party nominees.
 

 
Greater Birmingham Republican Women meet the second Monday of each month at B&A Warehouse, 1531 1st Avenue South. 
 
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