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Old 10-31-2012, 12:04 AM
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The thing about the Conservative ground game is the left refuses to see it, so they can believe it doesn't exist.

It's there though. Sometimes it looks a little bit like this...



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Drivers headed eastbound on I-40 can't miss this compelling billboard at the 363 mile mark just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee. Paid for by the Roane County Tea Party, the simple and clear message -- America or Obama: You Can't Have Both -- regularly draws cheers and applause from Tennesseans on their way to Roanoke, Virginia.

The Tennesseans have been headed to Virginia each of the last six weekends canvassing door to door to get-out-the-vote for Mitt Romney as part of the Volunteers for Virginia project. They have focused on Roanoke, Virginia, while Texas volunteers have focused on Richmond, Tidewater, and Northern Virginia areas.

Gary Johnston, co-chairman of the Roane County Tea Party, told Breitbart News that the billboard has been up for four months and was the result of a brainstorming session in which the entire board participated:

"It was our board's idea. We kept coming back to the idea 'keep it simple stupid.' It cost us $800 a month plus $1200 to design, ship, and put it up."

For a total investment of $4,400, the billboard has been a very cost effective method of communicating a powerful political message. As Johnston notes:

"I have had calls from all over the world about it. I did an interview with Voice of America. I spent two hours with him a few weeks ago."

Johnston and several members of Tennessee's Roane County Tea Party have spent the past few weekends in Ohio, where they've been going door to door on behalf of the Romney get-out-the-vote effort.

Independent tea party and grassroots activists from across the country will be traveling to the key swing states of Virginia, Ohio, and Florida for the final weekend push before the election. Many will stay to help get-out-the-vote on election day as well.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Governm...an-t-Have-Both

In a matter of weeks Todd Akin has gone from national pariah to drawing into a tie with Macaskill for the Missouri Senate race. Who do you think did that? The Mainstream Media? Not likely. Do you think his incompetent campaign all of a sudden started making intelligent decisions? Think again. Groundroots activists like Dana Loesch and Jim Hoeft did that. Missouri is ground roots central. Yes, people like Gingrich came to help. Who do you think brought them there? It wasn't the Republican party. They saw Missouri ground roots, ground game refusing to lay down, and they jumped on board.

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The thing about the Conservative ground game is the left refuses to see it, so they can believe it doesn't exist.

It's there though. Sometimes it looks a little bit like this...





Billboard: America or Obama-You Can't Have Both

In a matter of weeks Todd Akin has gone from national pariah to drawing into a tie with Macaskill for the Missouri Senate race. Who do you think did that? The Mainstream Media? Not likely. Do you think his incompetent campaign all of a sudden started making intelligent decisions? Think again. Groundroots activists like Dana Loesch and Jim Hoeft did that. Missouri is ground roots central. Yes, people like Gingrich came to help. Who do you think brought them there? It wasn't the Republican party. They saw Missouri ground roots, ground game refusing to lay down, and they jumped on board.
Adherence to a bumper sticker is no way to run a country. We must have thoughtful, sensitive intelligence. We currently have that thank the Lord in Barak Obama.
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The thing about the Conservative ground game is the left refuses to see it, so they can believe it doesn't exist.

It's there though. Sometimes it looks a little bit like this...





Billboard: America or Obama-You Can't Have Both

In a matter of weeks Todd Akin has gone from national pariah to drawing into a tie with Macaskill for the Missouri Senate race. Who do you think did that? The Mainstream Media? Not likely. Do you think his incompetent campaign all of a sudden started making intelligent decisions? Think again. Groundroots activists like Dana Loesch and Jim Hoeft did that. Missouri is ground roots central. Yes, people like Gingrich came to help. Who do you think brought them there? It wasn't the Republican party. They saw Missouri ground roots, ground game refusing to lay down, and they jumped on board.
I believe the term is "Grassroots" the ground doesn't have roots
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Adherence to a bumper sticker is no way to run a country. We must have thoughtful, sensitive intelligence. We currently have that thank the Lord in Barak Obama.
Hope and Change? That kind of bumper sticker?
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It's my own fault for posting the billboard pic. You can't give a Prog a squirrel then blame him for hollering squirrel. Hey, I saw the goofy dog in Up. I know the way it works. I just thought the billboard was cute, so I couldn't leave it out of my post.

No though, that's not the point. The point is there is a Conservative ground game, and the meat of the post that illustrated a bit of it was in this...

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The Tennesseans have been headed to Virginia each of the last six weekends canvassing door to door to get-out-the-vote for Mitt Romney as part of the Volunteers for Virginia project. They have focused on Roanoke, Virginia, while Texas volunteers have focused on Richmond, Tidewater, and Northern Virginia areas.
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Johnston and several members of Tennessee's Roane County Tea Party have spent the past few weekends in Ohio, where they've been going door to door on behalf of the Romney get-out-the-vote effort.

Independent tea party and grassroots activists from across the country will be traveling to the key swing states of Virginia, Ohio, and Florida for the final weekend push before the election. Many will stay to help get-out-the-vote on election day as well.
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Adherence to a bumper sticker is no way to run a country. We must have thoughtful, sensitive intelligence. We currently have that thank the Lord in Barak Obama.
You mean like the campaign hes NOT running?
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Hope and Change? That kind of bumper sticker?
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You mean like the campaign hes NOT running?
it's when campaigns are over that counts.
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it's when campaigns are over that counts.
Obviously your standards for Obama and the Democrats are entirely different than for Romney and the GOP.... I get it.
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