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Grand Old Partisan
Washington, DC
I am a public speaker to conservative organizations and the author of Back to Basics for the Republican Party.
Interests: the heritage of the Republican Party
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Grand Old Partisan highlights the last paragraph of the last page of the last chapter of the Reconstruction Era. Rutherford Hayes had made several concessions to supporters of the Democrat nominee, Samuel Tilden, before being declared winner of the disputed... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan commemorates the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Stephen Douglas, who had written a law extending slavery into the western territories, accepted the Republican nominee's challenge. The contenders had already faced off in Springfield and Chicago, so there would be seven... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan commemorates an important step toward creating the Oregon Republican Party. This day of 1856, anti-slavery activists met at the Monteith House in Albany to plan for statehood. Also, to protect the territory from pro-slavery Democrats, they established... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan recalls a classic denunciation of Democrat Devilries. This day of 1876, future President James Garfield (R-OH) taunted his Party of Slavery colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives: "It is now time to inquire as to the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan honors Leona Wells, born in Illinois this day of 1877. She was the first woman to work as a congressional staffer. Yes, she was a Republican. The Hill newspaper published my article about her: Leona Wells or... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan appreciates having been asked to write the DCGOP's vote-casting speech for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Chairman José Cunningham delivered it: "The District of Columbia, whose local GOP organization was instrumental in creation of the Republican National... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at Grand Old Partisan
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On May 22 last year, the Mobile County Republican Party hosted a "Back to Basics" event. The keynote speaker was Michael Zak, author of Back to Basics for the Republican Party. "The first annual Mobile GOP Gala Dinner was a... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan celebrates another stellar review of Back to Basics for the Republican Party: DC-based author and lecturer Michael Zak on his Grand Old Partisan website says: "I am offering the solution to a problem most Republicans don't know... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan thanks Michael Barone for writing an article about Back to Basics for the Republican Party. Yesterday, the Weekly Standard published A frankly Republican history of American politics: "They don't make political rhetoric like they used to. 'As... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan commemorates a classic speech by James Garfield. On this day of 1879, the future president shared some wisdom with young people deciding whether to be vote Republican. "As you are about to pitch your tent in one... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2015 at Grand Old Partisan
Grand Old Partisan recommends a magnificent new biography of the first Republican President of the United States -- Lincoln: the Presidential Archives, by Chuck Wills. What, another book about Lincoln? Yes indeed, and it's magnificent! More than just a book,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at Grand Old Partisan
Compare this video of children singing in praise of Barack Obama: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrfrdptVJEg to the scene in Cabaret of German children signing Tomorrow Belongs To Me: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdM8PDu6VMg Yes, it can happen here. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan recalls an American Spectator article about Back to Basics for the Republican Party. With the national Republican Party at its lowest ebb in decades, Michael Zak reminds us that it was not always this way. He is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2015 at Grand Old Partisan
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Ever since this day five years ago, Obama the Destroyer has been the lede article atop my Grand Old Partisan blog: "After the polls closed on election night 2008, I was answering the phone at the McCain/Palin national campaign office.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan salutes a beloved African-American Republican activist. Yesterday, friends and family gathered to celebrate the life of Alice Banks, who had reached the age of 93. She was a life-long Republican, who volunteered tirelessly for the DCGOP and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at Grand Old Partisan