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Town Crier Committee Report
January 17, 2015
Town Criers are BlessedTown Criers back on the streets after the holiday break
The Town Criers, a committee of the St. Augustine Tea Party, returned to the streets to assess public sentiment in the wake of the renewed terrorist activity and to assess the reaction of the public to the new Republican controlled Congress. The Town Criers have been engaging a national audience in the historic district of St. Augustine, Florida for over three and a half years. [See http://www.examiner.com/review/a-look-at-town-crier-s-history ]
Over this period of time, the
Town Criers have been blessed to witness the awakening of the
American spirit. More and more people are tuning out to the
distortions of the left wing press. The Town Criers report that
the terrorist issue is not as significant in the public’s minds
as it is in the media coverage. The general media, and
particularly Fox news, has been wall-to-wall coverage of the
events in France. As for the response to the new
Republican Congress, they are extremely upset with its
performance to date.
“It’s as though the election of just over two months ago had not occurred. It’s business as usual. People want Obama’s policies stopped and what does the new Congress do? They fund Obama’s follies. And, this election of Speaker of the House business, what’s that? I called, and everyone I know called, our Congressman to urge him to vote against Boehner. What does he do? Congressman DeSantis voted for Boehner and then sent me a lame excuse for doing it,” a woman from St. Augustine said. Texas Congressman, Lewis Gohmert reported that on the day of the election for Speaker of the House, Congressman’s offices were deluged with telephone calls in opposition to Boehner’s election. He estimated that each Congressman received in excess of a thousand calls. The constituents across America sent a message in excess of half a million no votes. The Republican leadership responded by electing Mr. Boehner. This Republican behavior has caused resentment among the American public, and it was reflected in the streets of St. Augustine, as witnessed by this reporter.
Republicans Stupid or just Arrogant?
Are the Republicans just plain stupid or is it
arrogance? Town Criers believe its arrogance. With voter
participation lower than any time since 1942, the Republicans
managed to get more people out than the Democrats. They think
they had a victory. Large numbers of voters refrained from
participating. This may come to haunt the GOP if they continue
on their present progressive course. The GOP leadership has
convinced themselves that they do not need the Tea Party base to
win elections. They have called on their members to avoid the
Tea Party name and disassociate themselves with the Tea Party
The National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA) calls itself a grassroots movement. Locally, at least two such assemblies have been formed. One in Flagler County called the Ronald Reagan Republicans of Flagler County. And another in St. Johns County that goes by the name of St. Johns County Republican Assembly. Sharron Angle serves as president of the NFRA. You will recall that Sharron Angle was a Tea Party candidate running against Harry Reid in 2010. Angle was torpedoed by prominent Republicans after she won the primary. “For some conservatives it must of be more important to remain Republican than to join the dynamics of a movement that is moving to a constitutional America. For them, perhaps, the assemblies are a good place to hide. They can wither away as the Republican Party withers away,” a Tea Party member commented.