Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Collins and Snowe to Head McCain Maine Committee

Senators Snowe and Collins have agreed to Co-Chair McCain's Presidential Exploratory Committee in Maine.

Friday, January 26, 2007

MA Gov. Cellucci Endorses Giuliani Over Romney

Former Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci announced yesterday that he will be supporting former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani in the 2008 election over fellow former MA Governor Mitt Romney.
This development came as somewhat of a shock to many, as Romney's campaign last week met asked for the endorsement from Gov. Cellucci. With Romney, McCain, and Giuliani at the front of the GOP candidates for 2008, Cellucci's decision could have an effect on the primary battle-- particularly in New Hampshire.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Recap of the State of the Union

President Bush delivered the State of the Union annual address last night, in what was a different environment than in years past because of the large number of Democrats that filled the room.
In his speech, the President focused much on the war in Iraq, but also addressed a number of issues on the domestic front, from healthcare to energy and the environment. These are issues that all Americans care about and it is time we build a bipartisan approach to see positive results. The Bush Administration and Congress must work together if our country is to continue to prosper.
Staying true to the traditional conservative principles of the GOP mandates that our Party produce real solutions on the issues addressed by the President last night-- healthcare, energy, the environment and more.

Monday, January 22, 2007

State of the Union Speech to be given Tuesday

Tomorrow night, President Bush will deliver his State of the Union speech after last week announcing an increase in the presence of troops in Iraq. With the war and many other issues on the minds of American voters, President Bush must deliver a strong message on how the Administration plans to keep our country strong.
This speech and the final two years of the Bush presidency are crucial for the future of the Republican Party. American voters must be given a reason as to why the GOP should be given another opportunity in the White House and to recover seats that were lost in Congress in November.
To accomplish this goal, President Bush needs to focus his speech on the principles that the Republican Party and all in our nation can rally around-- lower taxes, a stronger economy, and limiting government interference in our personal lives.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Congressman Shays on Stem Cell Research

Connecticut Congressman Chris Shays recently made some insightful comments regarding stem cell research on the House floor. With this speech Congressman Shays has once again affirmed himself as a real Republican, representing Connecticut with common sense and compassion and placing ethical medical advancement above misguided ideology. It would do many members of the GOP, including President Bush, good to take the Congressman’s words to heart when considering their position on this lifesaving research.
“I applaud the Gentlelady from Colorado and the Gentleman from Delaware for their work on the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act and working with so many families on a bipartisan basis who have been impacted by diseases that may be cured as a result of this vital research. Their work and dedication on this legislation has been tremendous and praiseworthy. “I also thank them for giving me the opportunity to cast one of the most important votes I will ever make in Congress. “Almost everyone has lost some family members and friends prematurely. Embryonic stem cell research has the potential to cure disease and save lives, and it is only 8 years old. “These are stem cells that come from the inner cells of discarded embryos that were never in a mother’s womb and are being destroyed as we speak. “Thus, this is not a matter or pro-life versus pro-choice but rather a matter of humanity and the potential of life versus disease and the certainty of death. “I am grateful the new Democratic leadership is making this legislation a priority in this Congress just as I was grateful that the Republican leadership gave us an opportunity for a clean up or down vote for legislation in the last Congress. I pray we pass the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007 and that the President reconsiders his position and signs this bill into law. “Sometimes ideology can box you in and cause you to make wrong and harmful decisions. I think it is time we recognize the Dark Ages are over. Galileo and Copernicus have been proven right. The world is, in fact, round and the earth does revolve around the sun. I believe God gave us the intellect to differentiate between imprisoning dogma and sound ethical science, which is what we must do here today. “I want history to look back at this Congress and say that in the face of age-old tensions between religion versus science, the members here allowed critical scientific research to advance while respecting important ethical questions that surround it.”

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

State GOPs Getting Back to Basics

In November, voters in Massachusetts elected a Democratic Governor-- a stark change from Republican Mitt Romney. What state Party activists are focused on now is attracting new members to the GOP by putting their main focus on the basic principles of the Republican Party-- fiscal conservatism and lower taxes.
What is taking place at the state level is what should be expected to be seen on the national scene. If the GOP hopes to regain the trust and support of the American people and thereby regain control of the nation's agenda, over the next year and a half we must build a strong grassroots network and prove to voters that it is the ideals of small government and fiscal responsibility that will provide solutions to many of the problems we face today.

Click here to read a related article from The Sun Chronicle.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act Passes House with Support of Many real Republicans

On Thursday HR 3, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act passed in the House of Representatives with the support of many real Republicans who understand the importance of lifesaving medical advancements that this research will bring. Lead Republican Congressman Mike Castle facilitated bi-partisan support of the bill, which was essential its passage. Congressman Castle and other members of the GOP who supported HR 3 are compassionate conservatives and real Republicans showing that they’re truly dedicated to finding cures for those stricken with debilitating diseases and injuries.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Real Republican Jim Greenwood Issues Press Release on Stem Cell Research

President Bush issued his first presidential veto last year when he was presented with the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act. In the first days of business in the new Congress, this bill has resurfaced and former opponents of this groundbreaking legislation are coming forth in support of it suddenly.
In addition to new support for passage of the advancement of stem cell research, leading experts in the medical field are voicing their strong favor once again. One such propent includes moderate Republican and former Congressman Jim Greenwood, whose firm BIO issued a statement yesterday on H.R. 3 encouraging support in Congress.
While in Congress, Greenwood was a leader on the real Republican values of small government and individual liberty, and since leaving office, has played a highly visible role in continuing to work on behalf of measures that will positively affect the lives of Americans-- including his role in fighting for stem cell research. We must ensure that members of Congress, the President, and all Americans pay close attention to what the experts in the field are saying about the promise that stem cell research holds and not allow politics to get in the way.

Click here to read the statment.

Monday, January 8, 2007

Gov. Schwarzenegger's Inaguration Speech

On Friday in Sacramento Gov. Schwarzenegger was sworn in to a second term as the 38th Governor of California. The following are excerpts from his inauguration speech: “Centrist does not mean weak. It does not mean watered down or warmed over. It means well-balanced and well-grounded.” “The American people are instinctively centrist; so should be our government. America’s political parties should return to the center. They should return to the center where the people are.” Governor Schwarzenegger has found a winning combination of uniting the people and governing from the people’s ideological standpoint, and it’s proven to be a great asset to the State of California. Today is the time for other GOP leaders across the nation to take note and follow his lead uniting under the ‘big tent’.

Click here to read the article "Schwarzenegger pledges ‘centrist’ government" from the Central Valley Business Times.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

A New Era of Moderation

In their article “The New Triangulation” Dick Morris and Eileen McGann discuss the movement from partisan politics to consensus building and unity. As the 110th Congress convenes today, we at RealRepublicanMajority.org would like to hear from you. What issues would you like to see our lawmakers unite under the big tent and work toward in 2007 and beyond?

Click here to read the full article on FoxNews.com.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

RealRepublicanMajority.org Remembers President Ford

Today we mourn the loss of President Gerald R. Ford, a common sense and real Republican leader. We have received many emails from members across the nation about President Ford’s life and leadership. If you would like to receive our tribute to this great leader and true friend please send your email address to info@RealRepublicanMajority.org. We also welcome you to share any thoughts or memories you may have of President Ford on the blog by posting below