Barnett Brings Fresh Energy & Ideas to REC

Atlantis January 8 – Newly-elected Palm Beach County Republican Party Chairman Mike Barnett revealed his “vim and vigor approach” to rejuvenating the crucial Palm Beach County Republican electorate, priming for the 2016 Presidential Campaign and beyond.

After summarizing the warm reception the new REC officers received in Tallahassee at Rick Scott’s inauguration ceremonies, the Governor’s vocal recognition of the important role the Haitian and black communities played in his re-election, and the plethora of clergy omnipresent at all the events, Barnett gave special thanks to GOP political consultant Larry Horist for his fantastic success in fundraising in just his first month of activities.

He then delineated his mix of old and new talents making up the REC Board and reviewed how resuscitation would proceed. He listed the re-introduction of the weekly email communicator “The Wire” to keep members fully informed, the expansion and re-organization of REC working teams in all the County’s municipalities, the soon-to-be unveiled new REC website, outreach to the local Tea Party and their membership, the establishment of a Speakers Bureau which will be free and open to the public, and hopefully, a Book Club, to better educate ourselves and our constituents.

“We need to raise the leadership profile of the Republican Party and corral Independents and newcomers into the GOP fold” he emphasized, committing himself and his team to work tirelessly to achieve this goal.

Barnett noted that there would be no REC meeting in January in order to better prepare the groundwork for the February 11th meeting, and added that the Lincoln Day affair would take place at Donald Trump’s elegant Mar-A-Lago March 6th, with a likely presidential contender as guest speaker.

Elections for Florida’s State GOP Board are to be held very shortly, Mike announced, and he hopes to win a seat there, too, further highlighting PBC’s importance in the state apparatus. Anyone with new ideas or suggestions to enhance the GOP’s position in the County is sincerely invited to contact Mike at 561-686-1616 or email him at:

The Republican Club of Central Palm Beach County’s next meeting will take place on Thursday, February 5th at the Atlantis Country Club at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a friend.

Trento Explains 22-Year Victory Plan of Islamic State

TomTrentoThe Club hosted “United West” founder Tom Trento at its December Holiday Dinner meeting, who dazzled the audience with his analysis of the long-term goals and strategy of the Islamic State. Describing their march to destroy Western Civilization as we know it, and to simultaneously purify the Muslim world of its misguided sects, the fiery crusader reflected on its successful implementation of a 22-year plan to overcome all resistance, and how only the United States could thwart their evil design.

The next Republican Club meeting will be held on Thursday, January 8th at the Atlantis Country Club, and feature Mike Barnett. The newly-elected Republican Executive Committee Chairman will lay out his agenda for the GOP to recapture Palm Beach County. For more information, please call President Steve Ledewitz at 561-733-9277.


Term Limits Amendment is Achievable

Nick Tomboulides

Guest speaker Nick Tomboulides, Executive Director of U.S. Term Limits, told the November RCCPBC audience that achieving a Constitutional Amendment for Term Limits was not Mission Impossible. “Grassroots lobbying can be the agent of change,” he said, noting that conservative commentator Mark Levin had listed Term Limits as his Number One priority in his book, The Liberty Amendments.  

Tomboulides informed his listeners that Congress had voted favorably on the issue in 1995, but had not reached the necessary two thirds majority to enact the bill. In that same vein, the notoriously corrupt state of Illinois had put a Term Limits proposition on its latest ballot initiative, but a “persuadable” judge had removed it at the last second citing its “unconstitutionality.”

Tomboulides stressed that “limited terms equals limited government,” and that “more competition with more candidates brings more ideas with more freedom,” as the Founders had envisioned.

He added that 15 candidates had been elected to the incoming Congress who had signed the Term Limits Pledge, bringing the number of cosponsors to a future amendments bill to 45. Five newly-elected Senators also support the measure, Tillis, Baines, Cassidy, Sasse, and Perdue.

Moreover, U.S. Term Limits looks to submit a petition to Congress with no less than a million signatures, adding to the 36 states that already have term limits for their Governors, and the movement for a National Constitutional Convention – as allowed under Article V of the Constitution – to bring about this necessary change.

The Dec. 4th monthly meeting will be a festive affair, with a fabulous dinner, music and singing, and Tom Trento as our featured speaker, who will bring us up to date on his campaign to combat sharia law being enacted in the United States. Tickets are $49 for members and $55 for guests. Please contact Pres. Steve Ledewitz at 561-733-9277 for reservations and menu selections.


Mike Barnett seeks REC presidency

Mike Barnett

Next GOP Central Club Meeting

On Thursday, November 6th, we will feature Nick Tomboulidesas our guest speaker, who has had a whirlwind year scampering across the country setting up Term Limit movements on college campuses and consulting with Ford Motor Company. He will share his adventures with us and provide an overview of these critical Term Limit activities nationwide. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm and first-time visitors are welcomed at no charge. Hos d’oeuvres begin around 6. For more info, call Steve Ledewitz at 561-733-9277.

Additionally, this Sunday is the heaviest of the Early Voting dates and we need volunteers to hand out palm cards, leaflets and hold posters at the following locations:  Hagen Ranch Road Library in Delray, West Boca Library on State Rd 7 in West Boca, the Old Boca Library on Boca Raton Blvd (2nd Ave.) at Palmetto Park, the Lantana Library on Lantana Rd., and the Wellington Library on 1951 Royal Fern. Please, we need to counteract the paid volunteers the Democrats will have out on view. For more information, please contact Anita Carbone at 561-346-7787 or at

“Washington’s Corruption is Chicago on Steroids”

Atlantis September 4 – Longtime political consultant and Chicago native Larry Horist offered rare insight into Barack Obama at the Central Republican Club monthly meeting, calling his mind a mixture of the ruthless, power-hungry David Axelrod and the socialist idealogue Valerie Jarrett. “He is the most dangerously inept president in American history,” he said, “and the only one not bred into its culture. He grew up overseas and then was raised in the 60’s by the haters and the radical leftists. His perception of America is skewed, so that the first thing he does as President is take a trip around the world to apologize.”

He characterized Chicago as a “banana republic” – one party rule, one party City Council, one party bids and contracts, one party at union negotiations – and that Washington was Chicago writ large. “If the Democratic Party wasn’t legal, it would be a crime syndicate,” he chuckled.

“Their only goal is to enhance their power, and by doing so, control their constituencies,” offering as proof the inner cities of Detroit, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Boston, et al, all Democratic bastions, all heavily black, and all home to the worst school systems in the country. “They never afford the blacks the ladder of opportunity the way they did to other immigrant groups, yet they blame the Republicans for their misery and play the message game to win their votes,” he explained.

Horist called for a reduction of Government size and scope to tackle America’s myriad problems, stressing that the first Constitutional obligation of the Fed was to provide for the common defense, which meant protecting the borders, and not to expand the welfare business.

He went on justify abolishing both the IRS and the Dept. of Education, dissolving public sector unions, and to ridding America of Harry Reid by winning back the Senate.

Next month’s meeting on Oct. 2nd will not take place at Atlantis as usual, but rather at PBC’s Republican Headquarters, 1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 210, 1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, in West Palm Beach. We will be manning the phones to get out the vote for Republican candidates, in the all-important upcoming November General Election.

Injurious ObamaCare effects tops on voters’ minds

Paul Spain Cmpgn. Mgr. & Dave Wagie

Atlantis August 7 – “I started knocking on doors 20 months ago,” said District 22 candidate for the House of Representatives DaveWagie. “I’d ask ‘What’s your biggest concern for our country?’ and people would respond ‘jobs, or the economy, or gridlock in Congress, or lack of leadership.’”

“I’m still knocking on doors, but today their answers are ‘ObamaCare, my premium tripled,’’ObamaCare, I can’t see my doctor,’ ‘ObamaCare, it doesn’t cover my prescriptions,’ and ‘ObamaCare, my wife and daughter got bounced off the policy.’”

The August Republican Central Club meeting invited all three candidates for District 22 to discuss the issues, but Andrea McGee couldn’t make it, and Paul Spain was represented by his campaign manager, which made it slightly unfair. Nonetheless, issues were raised and discussed, with not many stark differences between them.

Wagie readily agreed to sign Phil Blumel’s Pledge on Term Limits and had an interesting answer when asked how he would avoid the temptations offered by the K Street lobbyists.

“I’m a Christian and God is my strength,” he said. “I have no desire for anything in Washington except to represent my constituents. They’re my special interest.”

Spain’s representative could not sign for him, but said that “remaining honest and staying true to your constituents was the best way to avoid the pitfalls of the lobbyists, or else voters would send you packing.”

Next month’s meeting will feature a mesmerizing speaker from the Tea Party. Be sure to bring a friend, Thursday, Sept. 4th.

Lois Frankel in the Crosshairs. Meet her Opponent.

August 7th meeting of the Republican Club has invited the three candidates challenging Lois Frankel in our 22nd congressional district to discuss the election with us.  Frankel is in her first (and, hopefully, only) term and, as expected, votes* down there with Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Alcee Hastings and the other Big Spenders that have put us and our children in such deep debt.  We have some good candidates –come and meet them.  They’ll each give a brief presentation and then answer all of our questions. Come and decide which one to vote for to oppose Frankel so you can cast an informed ballot. They are:  Andrea McGee, David Wagie, and Paul Spain.

Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., at the Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Dr. Light fare at 6. First-time guests, free.

“GOTV” – Get Out The Vote is Key to Victory

Atlantis July 3 – Veteran White House operative Kevin Foley reviewed the upcoming close Senate races before the Republican Club at their latest meeting, describing the necessity of winning six extra seats to take control of the Senate. He stressed the need to “GO TV” i.e. Get Out The Vote and bring disaffected Independents back into the fold.

The burly ex-Marine interwove anecdotes from his service in the various Republican Administrations with his analyses of tight races, ranging from South Dakota as a given to North Carolina, Colorado, and Kentucky as real dogfights.

He also made a point of attributing the self-identifying label of Democrat to so many seemingly intelligent people to traumatic incidents suffered during potty-training, concluding that there was no other explanation.

Foley revealed that many House Democrats were miffed at Obama’s insistence that they lemming-like support him 100 percent of the time on 100 percent of the issues, as they regarded this as “going over the cliff together.”

When asked about Benghazi, he replied that the deficiencies in security at the American Consulate were beyond inexcusable, and that Hillary Clinton’s whereabouts at the time of the crisis still remained a mystery.

The Republican Club of Central Palm Beach County’s next meeting will take place on Thursday, August 7th. The three Republican candidates for the August primary, Andrea McGee, David Wagie, and Paul Spain will debate the issues. Please bring a friend.

“PBC is ours to lose in 2014 & 2016”

Atlantis June 5 – Attorney Bill Skinner has spent prodigious amounts of time, money, and effort in trying to straighten out the mess – the inequities, the biases, the injustices, the charlatanry, and the illegalities – that seem inherent in the DNA of Palm Beach County elections. He shared some of his accumulated wisdom with his fellow Central Republican Club members on Thursday night, which he has catalogued in a new book, entitled South Florida Election Law Handbook.

“The elections of 2014 and 2016 are ours to lose,” he exhorted. “There are nearly 250,000 unregistered voters in PBC and our job is to find them, register them, and educate them.”

“We’ve been out-psyched, outfoxed, and outspent – in a word, bamboozled – by the Democrats, who have mastered Al Sharpton’s technique of ascribing race-baiting to anything you disagree with them.”

Skinner explained how the Democrats have muscled their way into ownership and control of PBC’s huge HOA population, suppressed First Amendment rights, prejudiced judges, stacked the appeals process, and relied on the disconnect between Florida State Attorneys and the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement to avoid compliance with the Law, not to mention Justice.

He urged Republicans and RECs to vet their candidates carefully, expand mightily their presence in precincts, learn how to accumulate data bases, check fraudulent registrations, and file clean Voter Challenges. And he called upon “love of country” as the motivation for doing the hard work that needed to be done.

The Republican Club of Central Palm Beach County’s next meeting will take place on Thursday, July 3rd. Please bring a friend.

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