RCAC Weekly Newsletter
Inflammatory political rhetoric leads to a toxic atmosphere

Someone vandalized U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy's Mt. Lebanon office, and while police are trying to answer who did it, maybe it's also a good time to ask why.

As someone who lives in the community, and who is active in local politics, I have seen a change in the tone of public conversation that helps explain what went on during the late hours of the Independence Day holiday.

The political atmosphere has become toxic, and vandalism is the kind of thing that happens in a toxic environment.

By now there can be no secret that the political left embarked on a strategy, complete with instruction book, to target Republican members of Congress with protests, disruptions and ridicule, done under the guise of seeking "meetings" between representatives and their constituents.

One need only see the disrupted town halls, street theatrics and reckless online comments to understand that the line has been crossed between promoting dialogue and ginning up old-fashioned hatred. Nothing any Republican does will satisfy the protesters because the opposition is not there to be satisfied. It is there to set up political challenges by the Democrats in 2018.

A spokesman for the state Republican Party called attention to the atmosphere of hostility created around Mr. Murphy's office by protesters and, in short order, their supporters were online slinging insults and innuendo. 

One of the leaders of the weekly protest posted an online comment invoking the "Reichstag fire." Reichstag fire? Seriously? There's not much bottom left in the gutter when Nazi metaphors are thrown into a political discussion.

That's the problem. When we say indefensible things we inspire indefensible behavior. Words matter. We can do better. And without the spray paint.

D. RAJA
Chairman
Republican Committee of 
Allegheny County
Mt. Lebanon

This article was originally published in the July 14th, 2017 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette








 








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Sunday August 27 @ 5 PM
 
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Location: Green Tree, PA
Position: Part Time / Unpaid. Compensation is available for travel.  
The Republican Committee of Allegheny County is currently looking for motivated, politically interested individuals for internships. Initially, the position will require 15-20 hours a week. Certain weeks will require more time than others, depending on the political schedule. This is a great opportunity to build valuable campaign experience and establish long lasting relationships in the world of Pennsylvania politics. 

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  -Benjamin Franklin.

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What is the amount of the main spending bill for the 2017-2018 budget recently passed by the Pennsylvania Legislature?
A. $40 billion
B. $32 billion
C. $20 billion
D. $60 billion

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Provide Absentee Ballot Applications to all college-bound Republican voters in your district now before they leave for college.   Urge them to send the completed forms to the County Bureau of Elections now.  Keep a list of those voters and follow-up with their parents in September/October to remind their kids to send them in if they have not done so.  Make it as easy as possible for the college students and you can pick up more Republican votes in your district.


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Due to a surplus of stakes being left over from the 2016 elections we currently have a large quantity of these stakes available at the RCAC headquarters. 

We have stakes that will fit both the standard 18 X 24 corrugated plastic signs or the standard 18 X 24 plastic sleeve signs. These will be given out on a first come first serve basis. 

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