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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 our nation's 50-star flag, designed by the Eisenhower administration. In 1953, anticipating statehood for Alaska and Hawaii, Dwight Eisenhower established a committee to propose designs for flags with 49 and 50 stars. The Secretaries of Defense,... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan salutes Benjamin Harrison, born in Ohio this day of 1833. His great-grandfather, Benjamin Harrison, signed the Declaration of Independence. His grandfather, William Henry Harrison, was the 9th President of the United States. His father, John Harrison, was... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan highlights two Thomas Nast cartoons first published this day of 1871. A kingpin of Democrat corruption, William Tweed had lamented: "I don't care a straw for your newspaper articles; my constituents don’t know how to read, but... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan salutes Caspar Weinberger, born in San Francisco this day of 1917. After graduating from Harvard Law School and officer candidate school, he served as an infantry officer in the South Pacific during WWII. He then clerked for... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan admires a classic letter written this day in 1865. Page 178 of Back to Basics for the Republican Party recounts the friendship between two Republican giants, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In commemoration, Mary Todd Lincoln had... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan applauds Republican vigilance against treason. This day of 1948, Representative Richard Nixon and his House Un-American Activities Committee questioned Alger Hiss, a State Department officer suspected of being a Soviet spy. Nixon focused on contradictions in his... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan denounces Democrat violence. This day five years, an LGBT activist tried to commit a politically-motivated mass murder in Washington, DC. Floyd Corkins entered the Family Research Council, intending to kill as many people as possible. He shot... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan reminds Joe Biden that he is in the Party of Slavery. This day five years ago, Joe Biden told a predominately African-American audience that Mitt Romney "is going to put y'all back in chains." Romney and the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Grand Old Partisan
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Grand Old Partisan commemorates a classic Republican reproach of Democrat devilry. This day of 1866, Oliver Morton, Governor of Indiana, excoriated the Slavery Party for supporting the Confederacy. The speech became famous nationwide when the Indiana GOP reprinted it as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 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