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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 appreciates the one hundred forty-seven national cemeteries throughout our country. This day of 1867, the GOP-controlled 39th Congress passed 'An Act to establish and to protect National Cemeteries'. Five years before, Congress had authorized the President to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan notes that Republicans established the District of Columbia. Until well after the Civil War, the nation's capital consisted of Georgetown, the City of Washington, and Washington County. This day of 1871, the GOP-controlled 41st Congress passed and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan laments yet another Democrat disgrace. This day of 1861, a Democrat former Senator and Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis, became President of the Confederacy. Republicans, of course, boycotted the ceremony. Not one member of the Grand Old... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan honors Eliakim Walton, born in Montpelier this day of 1812. He apprenticed to a printer, then studied law at the legal practice of a U.S. Senator. While in New York, the Whig edited The Essex County Republican.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan highlights a prescient Republican instance. This day of 1987, former president Richard Nixon wrote a letter to Donald Trump: "Dear Donald, I did not see the program, but Mrs. Nixon told me you were great on the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan appreciates a recent article about Back to Basics for the Republican Party. Fred Lucas, White House correspondent for The Daily Signal wrote: "Hillary Clinton walked right into one key Donald Trump line after strangely invoking Abraham Lincoln... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan highlights a recent article entitled Finally! Trump takes the party back to basics. Alicia Colon writes: "For those Republicans who want to learn more about the proud history of the GOP, may I suggest they read Michael... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan praises Tainted by Suspicion: The Secret Deals and Electoral Chaos of Disputed Presidential Elections. White House correspondent Fred Lucas has written a fascinating narrative of six closely decided races for the presidency. Each chapter engages the reader... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 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