Should South Carolina GOP Chairman Katon Dawson Withdraw as a Candidate for Chair of the Republican National Committee?

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South Carolina Republican Chairman Katon Dawson

The answer is YES.

Double YES

Three Strikes and you are OUT.

State GOP chairman Katon Dawson, who is campaigning to lead the national Republican Party organization, has resigned a 12-year membership in a whites-only Columbia country club.

Dawson said last week his continued membership at Forest Lake Club could become a distraction to his efforts to help win elections for Republicans in South Carolina.

With the upcoming inauguration of the first African-American President of the United States does the Republican Party want to deal with this “BAGGAGE.” Not really a winning message, is it?

Gee, POTUS would NOT be allowed to play golf there?

Katon Dawson should withdraw his candidacy.

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BarackBook: A Social Network of Obama Shady Friends

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From the press release:

The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced today a new Web video, titled “BarackBook.” The video highlights Barack Obama’s ties with the people who helped jump-start his career in politics and those who have helped him along the way, included unapologetic terrorist William Ayers and convicted felon Tony Rezko.

The script:

VO: Over the years, Barack Obama has built a social network of shady political patrons and his list of friends continues to grow. 

Tony Rezko is his top friend.

Obama was able to purchase his house $300,000 below list price, while Tony’s wife, Rita, purchased the lot next door for full market value on the same day. 

As it turns out, Rezko was also linked to Joe Biden. 

Both Biden and Rezko are longtime friends with Joseph Cari, who pled guilty to a federal extortion charge in the Chicago Rezko trial.

He’s been in Biden’s list of friends for 30 years and was his Midwest field director in ’88.  

Cari took part in an $850,000 kickback scheme – part of the political fundraising operation for Governor Blagojevich led by Rezko. 

And after a few friends posted some links, Biden wrote this on his own wall, “All I know is Joe Cari is a friend, and he’s an honorable guy, but I don’t know anything beyond that.”  

Barack Obama’s social network has quite a cast of characters.  

To read about the rest of them, go to

This is an interesting and humorous “PLAY” on Facebook social networking in the Obama “Chicago crooked” sort of way.

Check it out……

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Republican National Convention Schedule of Events for Wednesday

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Since the national television news networks are not covering the Republican National Convention in any meaningful fashion, Flap will publish the schedule of events so the reader can view their favorite speakers on either cable news channels or C-Span.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Call to Order, Introduction of Colors: U.S. Sen. Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.)
  • Presentation of Colors: Law Enforcement Memorial Association (Minn.)
  • Pledge of Allegiance: Sharon Clahchischilliage and Mary Leavitt
  • Singing of “America the Beautiful”: John Shillington and Ruby Brown
  • Invocation: Father Edward Reese
  • Speaker: U.S. Sen. Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.)
  • Video: “Country First: Prosperity,” with narration by Robert Duvall
  • Speaker: Anne Beiler
  • Speaker: U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (Minn.)
  • Speaker: Renee Amoore
  • Speaker: State Sen. Abel Maldonado (Calif.)
  • Speaker: Carolyn Dunn

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Speaker: Dr. Elena Rios
  • Speaker: Ruth Novodor
  • Speaker: Christy Swanson
  • Speaker: Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Michael Williams
  • Speaker: Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico Luis Fortuno
  • Speaker: Meg Whitman, former President and CEO of EBay
  • Video: Sen. McCain’s Economic Reform Package
  • Speaker: Carly Fiorina, former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard
  • Prayer: Bishop Thomas Wenski

8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Speaker: GOPAC Chairman Michael Steele
  • Speaker: Former Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.)
  • Speaker: Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (Ark.)
  • Musical Performance: John Rich, Gretchen Wilson, and Cowboy Troy

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Speaker: Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani (N.Y.)
  • Speaker: Gov. Linda Lingle (Hawaii)
  • Video: Sarah Palin
  • Speaker: Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin

10 p.m. to Conclusion

  • Procedural Activities Required for Nomination of the Presidential Candidate: U.S. House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio)
  • Roll Call: Sec. Jean Inman, Assist. Sec. Connie Nicholas, and Assist. Sec. Rosie Tripp
  • Benediction: Rev. Eva Rodriguez
  • Adjournment: U.S. House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio)

The roll call of the states when John McCain is officially nominated by the Republican Party will occur during the 10 PM to conclusion time slot.

After last night’s disaster in watching the three national television networks (CBS, NBC and ABC) bastardize (cut aways with tape delays, not covering speeches) the convention television coverage, Flap will tonight flip between the three major cable news channels and C-Span.

Flap will again be microblogging the convention proceedings in the right sidebar under Twitter Updates or Follow Flap on Twitter.

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John McCain Watch: The RNC Kicks Off General Election Ads

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Republican National Committee Ad on Energy, “Balance”

The Republican National Committee has kicked off general election ads for John McCain focusing on energy. This ad will begin a 10 day and $3 million ad campaign targeting Barack Obama on energy.

The script:

“Record gas prices, a climate in crisis. John McCain says solve it now. With a balanced plan — alternative energy, conservation, suspending the gas tax AND more production here at home. He’s pushing his own party to face climate change.

“But Barack Obama? For conservation, but he just says no to lower gas taxes. No to nuclear. No to more production. No new solutions. Barack Obama: Just the party line. The Republican National Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.”

The ad which started Saturday night, July 5th will air in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin – all key battleground states for McCain.

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