Opinion: No Wall Funding – No Government Funding

President Trump is threatening a partial government shutdown if Congress does not include $5 billion in partial funding for the purpose of building the border wall that he and Republicans in the House and the Senate have promised for years. A border wall that Democrats Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Barack Obama all voted for in the past and claimed was necessary as recently as 2006.

Now all we hear from delusional Democrat hypocrites, and some “Republicans”, is that “Walls Don’t Work”, “It costs too much”, “Walls are immoral”, “Walls are racist”, “Everyone has a ‘Right’ to cross our borders”, etc. The inconvenient facts are that the border wall in Israel stopped 99% of illegal immigration ; that the one time cost of $25 billion needed to build the wall would actually save billions of our taxpayer dollars per year that are required to “take care of” illegal immigrants once they are in our nation; that building a wall would save thousands of lives of American citizens who die each year from heroin and fentanyl – 94% of which comes across the southern border; that building a wall would stop the tragic deaths of thousands of illegal “people of color” immigrants who die trying to cross the border now, and would stop the child trafficking and crimes committed against American citizens by illegal immigrants once they break into our nation. In the heartland of Ohio, we consider that what the sophisticated folks on the coasts would call “a compelling case” for building the border wall.

That is why We the People support President Trump’s common sense stand on the wall and will support a partial shutdown of the federal government for as long as it takes to get what we voted for and what is clearly in our national interests as a sovereign nation. It’s really simple, no wall funding then no government funding. Democrats shout “a shutdown over Christmas will be cruel to government workers” and “shutdowns cost money, they don’t save money” and “the American public does not support shutdowns”, so the party responsible “loses” the next election. To which we say emphatically, “We don’t believe a word of it!”

The reality is that when Ted Cruz forced a government shutdown in 2013 We the People supported him for doing so, just as we support Trump today. It was cowardly “Republicans” who did not support Cruz but the direct result was that in 2014 We the People elected more Republicans to the Senate, resulting in Republicans taking control of the US Senate. That is called winning, not losing, but not if you are in Washington, DC where lies are way more effective than facts. Those same Washington insiders claim that shutdowns cost “billions of dollars” when the fact is that most of that “cost” is paying “non-essential” government employees back wages for the time they did not work during a shutdown. So in effect, the actual affect of a government shutdown is taxpayer-funded paid Christmas vacations for as many as 850,000 already overpaid government employees! Wow that sure sound cruel Speaker to be Pelosi – cruel to US not them!

However, in the spirit of Obama crony Rahm Emanuel’s infamous political advice “Never let a crisis go to waste!” we would like to ask President Trump to do what he has done so well as President and use his business acumen during this partial government shutdown. See even the Democrats admit that a government shutdown doesn’t actually shutdown the government since all “essential” services continue. What happens is that “non-essential” government employees are furloughed until the budget is passed.

So to those of us who are business owners and President Trump, the glaring question that a government shutdown posses is “Why would any business have any “non-essential” employees?” Seriously, why would any business spend precious resources on employees it doesn’t need other than nepotism. Isn’t that what this really is in our government – nepotism? How many of these “non-essential” government workers are politically connected or family and friends of current and previous elected and non-elected officials? So why not use the pretend crisis of a government shutdown instead of wasting it?

President Trump should instruct current Budget Director, soon to be acting Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney to order all agencies of the federal government to audit every single “non-essential” government employee job during the shutdown to determine if those jobs could be eliminated. Since they are not needed to keep the government running certainly a huge number of them could be permanently eliminated – which would actually result in a shutdown saving taxpayers money, and in smaller and more efficient government! What a great idea!

How much could we save?  If 850,000 federal employees get furloughed as “non-essential” during a shutdown, what if we could eliminate even 400,000 of those jobs? Knowing people working in DC it would be very safe to say that each job that was eliminated would save taxpayers at least $100,000 in wages and benefits and thus the President could save $40,000,000,000. That’s $40 BILLION PER YEAR!  Now that is the kind of outside-the-box thinking and management we should expect from President Donald Trump and we would support!

If the Democrats and RINO Republicans want to play a game of chicken with the border wall funding, why don’t we up the stakes? While they deny We the People our national soveriegnty and national security to please their ruling class masters, and ignore our votes and their promises, how about if we put some of their skin in the game Mr. President? I can hear the swamp creatures thrashing about in those muddy waters along the Potomac at the thought of such a creative solution. “You can’t do that!” they will shout! Well besides chanting “Build that Wall” at the top of our lungs for the past three years, you also heard clearly our shouts to “Drain the Swamp!” Now is the time Mr. President, No wall funding – No government funding! Let’s stand our ground and shut it down and let’s not waste a good crisis when we have the chance to drain the swamp at the same time.

Tom Zawistowski is the President of the TEA Party affiliated We the People Convention and the Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party. He lives in Akron, OH.

Ohio Grassroots Reject Paduchik as Trump Campaign Head

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 14, 2018


Akron, OH:  Today, Tom Zawistowski, President of the Ohio TEA Party organization, the We the People Convention, and Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, reacted to the news that former RNC Co-Chairman Bob Paduchik was picked by President Trump’s re-election campaign to oversee the President’s Ohio campaign for 2020. Paduchik was brought in at the last minute to head up Trumps successful Ohio Campaign in 2016.

Zawistowski said, “In a typical Washington Friday news dump, it was announced today that Bob Paduchik was “picked” by Trump’s re-election campaign to oversee the Ohio 2020 Campaign. The fact is that Paduchik was fired from his position at the RNC because the President and his staff finally recognized that Paduchik was not on his side. Paduchik has made a very profitable living taking full credit for the Trump victory in Ohio in 2016, but the fact is that he greatly exaggerated his role in that victory in order to gain the President’s trust. Since being named Co-Chairman of the RNC as a reward, he has actively worked to defeat state and federal candidates who supported Trump, he lied to the President about Mike Gibbons as the potential Republican Senate candidate in Ohio, he encouraged the President to endorse and support candidates in Ohio and elsewhere who are in fact anti-Trump, and he has blocked qualified pro-Trump applicants for jobs in the Administration. In short, Paduchick is an anti-Trump Republican Establishment operative who worked in the Bush Administration, and for the Bush campaign in 2004, and who ran the campaign for RINO Senator Rob Portman. We want nothing to do with Bob Paduchick in Ohio and we will not work with him if he remains involved with the Trump campaign.”

Zawistowski continued, “On Tuesday, our organization took out a full page ad in the Washington Times with the headline “Mr. President, what ever made you think that We the People expected you to do this alone?” The purpose of the ad was to message the President that he and his advisors must engage and communicate with the grassroots if he is going to survive and win re-election in 2020. This move to put Paduchik in charge of the 2020 Ohio re-election campaign is a perfect example of how the President and his advisors are making critical errors because they are not connected to the people on the ground who elected the President in the first place. The fact is that establishment Republicans like Paduchik and Reince Priebus and others have undermined this President starting the first week after the 2016 election when they advised him to support Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House. Since then they have succeed in walling off the President from communicating with his base and the result has been that a full two years into his Presidency he has yet to take control of his Administration. We are hopeful that the President will choose Mark Meadows to be his new Chief of Staff as a sign that the President now recognizes who really are his friends and who are his enemies.”


Ohio Poll Shows 53% Support Trumps Shutdown

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ohio Poll Shows 53% of Citizens Support Trump’s Threat to Shutdown “non-essential” Government over Border Wall

Akron, OH:  Today, the Ohio TEA Party organization, the We the People Convention, released the results of it’s Ohio state poll which was conducted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. The poll surveyed 410 Ohioans to determine the position of Ohio citizens toward the importance of securing our US borders, including building of a border wall, and their degree of support for President Trump’s pledge to “shutdown” non-essential parts of the Federal Government if Congress fails to provide adequate funding for the border wall.

The We the People Convention poll showed that 52.91% of Ohioans support the President’s threat to shutdown “non-essential” government if Congress does not fund the border wall in the budget. While 42.78% of those polled do not support a shutdown and 4.31% are undecided. Republicans support the President by 84.52%, while Democrats oppose the President on the shutdown by 78.57%. The survey also found that 68.54% of Ohioans feel that securing the US border was “Very Important” or “Important”, while 31.46% felt that it was “Not Essential” or even “Necessary” for the border to be secured.

Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention said, “Our poll shows that support for President Trump threatening to shutdown “non-essential” parts of the government from his base is off the charts at 84.52%, which makes sense since those are the people who elected him largely on that issue. Our organization certainly supports the President’s stand because it just makes common sense. The cost to build a wall is a one time cost of $25 billion, the cost to take care of the estimated 30 million illegals already in the US is $130 billion every year! Interestingly in our poll, 58.57% of Democrats were not aware of these facts and they also were the most opposed to funding border security.”

Zawistowski concluded by saying, “Despite Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi’s false claims yesterday that “experts say that walls don’t work”, the fact is that the wall Israel built cut illegal immigration by 99%. With 95% of the Heroin and Fentenyl, that killed a record 70,000 Americans last year alone, coming across the Mexican border, anyone who opposes funding the border wall can’t do math and doesn’t care about America’s children or its middle class. It’s real simple, if their is no funding for the border wall, then there is no funding for the government! Congress must do what they promised, nothing else is acceptable.”


We Must FOCUS on Ohio!

Fellow Patriots,

Lot’s of crazy things are happening every day and I know that they are driving everyone crazy, but we all MUST IGNORE the bright shiny objects the media serves up every day and FOCUS on OHIO and the things we CAN and must control!  Forget the fake bombings, the murder of a Saudi “journalist” in Turkey, and even the Invasion coming from Central America. Focus on OHIO – that is where we can make a difference.  Let’s get back to basics:

• Our #1 Goal is Protecting the President – because he is the only one looking out for the Average American.

• The #1 way we do that is to make sure that we do NOT lose ANY of the 12 Ohio Republican US House seats.

• The #2 way we do that is to throw communist, spousal abuser, Sherrod Brown out of the US Senate and replace him with Republican Jim Renacci

• The #3 way we do that is by making sure not to give control of the voting process in Ohio over to the Left  and instead elect Frank LaRose Secretary of State.

Now please listen to me. It doesn’t matter if you like your Republican Congressional candidate, it doesn’t matter if you like Jim Renacci or not, it doesn’t matter what Frank LaRose’s voting record is – this is about US, you and I, NOT THEM.  It is what is in our own best interest. We MUST do our job and Protect the President and everything else will take care of itself!

So, what does this mean to you?  First, the best way to support your local incumbent Congressman and Renacci is by volunteering to make calls or knock doors for the NRA. Click on this link and signup and Dave Conte will give you the tools you need.

Second, we all need to turn off the talking heads on the idiot box, quit spending hours arguing with idiots on social media, and get the hell out of our personal silo’s and engage the public to get out the vote this election. They are talking about a 45% turnout in most locations for this general election, that is down from 71.33% in 2016! That means that 2.26 million Ohioans who voted in 2016 are going to stay home and not vote! That would be great if they were all Democratic voters, but it’s up to us to make sure that NONE of them are Trump voters!

Like I said at the top – it’s time to get back to basics. We would be much better off if each of us picked up a yard sign, or made one, for our Congressman, and/or Renacci, and/or Frank LaRose and just stood on a busy street corner holding it for the same amount of time you spend watching FoxNews or listening to Rush or Hannity or tweeting or looking at Facebook! Here’s the best part, you can go out and hold the sign WHILE you are listening to Rush or Hannity or watching FoxNews or tweeting or Facebooking using your IPhone or Android smart phone! Life is good in America! So, why don’t we do that for the next 12 days??? Don’t you think that would have a big effect on voter turnout this election?  I do.

How about this Saturday, you just take a walk around your block and just knock on doors and ask people if they have any questions about the candidates in this election??? No lit drops, no canned scripts, just “Hi my Name is Tom and I live down the block and I am really concerned about the upcoming election and I was wondering if you have any questions about any of the candidates?”  Simple. Unexpected. Effective. Just one person talking to another. A REAL conversation vs an online “conversation.”

What if you just sat down tonight and wrote a personal note to people on your Christmas card list in Ohio and encourage them to vote, telling them if they don’t know who to vote for they can just go to www.OhioESlateCard.com to get a personalize slate card customized to their own ballot. Then mail the cards this weekend so they get them in time to vote.

I don’t have all the ideas, but you get my drift. Keep it simple and do something to get visible in your community. Get our candidates names out there. Make sure that people understand what is at stake in this election – for THEM.  Make it personal. They need to vote for their own best interest and that means supporting the President if they like the way the country is headed since the 2016 election. Tell them how to do that.

I didn’t mean to get too preachy, I just got the sense that too many of us were losing our focus in the midst of all the insanity. We have a very important job to do and only 12 days to do it. I don’t want to just win on November 6th, I want to beat the “socialist democrats” so bad that we make the anchors on CNN and MSLSD cry when their boy Sherrod Brown goes down in flames. It’s time to show the nation that Ohio is NOT a Purple State, we are a RED STATE NOW thanks to Donald J. Trump!

For Liberty,

Tom Zawistowski
We the People Convention

New State Poll Shows Red Wave in Ohio!

Fellow Patriots,

As you know, polling has become primarily a propaganda tool for the left, and often the Republicans, creating fake poll after fake poll trying to influence your position or suppress your enthusiasm. Back before 2016 we decided that we would have to do our own polling, if we wanted to know the truth, and that has been our policy ever since. We don’t believe any poll unless we can verify it with our own poll.

Once again, we have been hearing ridiculous statements like Renacci is down by 10%, 15% or more and has no chance of winning, that ALL the Republican’s in Ohio State Races are losing, that Republican voters have no energy and will not turn out, Ohio is going to have a blue wave and all the Democrats are going to win because Trump is unpopular in Ohio! Horse Hockey!  None of what you are hearing is true as you will see below.

Now, we get it, both sides often put out fake polls to show a race is close to increase fund raising, which is unethical as hell but no one believes anyone in politics has any ethics anymore anyway. That being said, I am outraged by the fact the the Republican National Committee and the Senate Leadership Fund is telling large donors NOT to give money to Jim Renacci’s campaign “because it is not a winnable race” and using these fake polls to justify their actions. They have completely abandoned the Renacci campaign when it is a very winnable race and I believe that we will win it!

The fact is that a polling company can produce a poll that will give you any result you want. That being said, when I am asking you to spend your time, effort, and money, and myself as well, we can’t afford to lie to ourselves. We must know the truth so we can know where best to deploy our resources to get the best results. That is why we had the only poll in the nation that predicted the Trump 8% win in Ohio in 2016, because we knew the truth about what was happening on the ground in Ohio. So, as is our policy, we spent some of your hard earned donations and once again did our own state poll about a week ago and below are the results you can trust.

Please notice the 7.5% gap between Republicans and Democrats in our poll. That is not intentional over sampling, as our critics will claim, that shows the fact that their is no blue wave in Ohio, their is going to be a Red Wave in Ohio, because Republicans are going to turn out at a rate of about 8% more than Democrats. If you don’t believe me, go back and look at the difference between the Republican voter turn out and Democrat turn out in the primary when we were supposed to see a blue wave. You will see a gap of 160,000 more Republican voters and a gap of about 8% in turnout. Guess what happens if 8% more Republicans show up then Democrats?  Republican’s win going away.

If we, you and I, do our Patriotic duty, and focus on the goals I list below after the poll results, using the tools provided at the end of this email, that is what is going to happen. It’s our job to ignore all the noise and nonsense, stay focused on what is in OUR BEST INTERESTS, and make it happen!

For Liberty,

Tom Zawistowski
We the People Convention

Here are the Top Goals for Ohio Conservative Activists this Election:

#1 – We must win EVERY Ohio race for US House of Representatives, not because we like all the candidates, but to protect the President from phony Democrat Impeachment Hearings for the next two years and keep our agenda moving forward!

#2 – We must gain seats in the US Senate by helping Jim Renacci defeat Sherrod Brownto stop the endless Democrat Obstruction of the President’s plans for America.

#3 – We must elect Frank LaRose as the Ohio Secretary of State over the George Soros backed socialist Kathleen Clyde to protect against Dem plans to rig the vote in Ohio in 2020.

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For Immediate Release: Sunday, September 23, 2018
Contact: Tom Zawistowski, 330-592-1848, TomZ@WethePeopleConvention.org


Akron, OH:  Today, the Ohio TEA Party organization, the We the People Convention, released the results of a Northeast Ohio poll on the opinions of Ohio citizens about the accusations leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh; the rule of law; the burden of proof; and whether he should be confirmed or not. The poll was conducted on Sunday, September 23, 2018 and surveyed 386 citizens in the Ohio counties of Ashtabula, Lake, Geauga, Portage and Trumbull.

The poll found that 96.63% of NE Ohio citizens believe that a person is innocent until proven guilty. It found that 81.97% of NE Ohio citizens believe that an accuser is required to provide some actual proof that the person accused of a crime or inappropriate act actually committed the crime or act to be taken seriously. That 78.43% believe that charges being brought by women in the new #MeToo movement should be taken seriously and be heard, but that they must meet the same burden of proof and not just be believed without evidence.

Based on the current accusations against Judge Kavanaugh that are publicly known and his unequivocal denial, 65.14% of NE Ohio citizens believe Judge Kavanaugh and 34.86% believe Dr. Ford the accuser. A huge majority of 90.29% of NE Ohio citizens think that Judge Kavanaugh should be confirmed without more evidence. Furthermore, 68.99% of NE Ohio citizens believe that, even if someone did something in high school like what Judge Kavanaugh is accused of doing or some other single event in their life, they should not be judged by that alone for the rest of their life and denied a promotion, a job, or other opportunity.

Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention said, “We were seeing polls carried by various new agencies suggesting that the American public overwhelmingly believed Dr. Ford’s accusations, that had been leaked by these same media outlets, and we were very skeptical. So, we did what we always do, we asked real citizens and found that, at least in NE Ohio, the support for Judge Kavanaugh was overwhelming based on the “evidence” that is publicly known. A full 90.29% say Judge Kavanaugh should be confirmed if more evidence is not presented and 65.14% believe Judge Kavanaugh’s denial and not the accuser. Those are strong numbers. We were also very please to see that, unlike the radical regressive socialist democrat left, 96.63% of NE Ohio citizens, many of whom are real American Democrats, believe the core foundational principle that a person is innocent until proven guilty. They also believe by 81.97% that actual proof must be provided in order for an accuser to be taken seriously, even in the cases of inappropriate behavior identified by those in the #MeToo movement by 78.43%. The left is attempting to destroy our legal system by turning it into Kangaroo Courts where they can ruin a persons life just because they don’t agree with that person’s political views. That’s mob rule not the rule of law. Our poll shows that this political stunt by the left is being thoroughly rejected by all sides of the American public who believe in the rule of law and our US Constitution.”


What are our Goals for the 2018 Elections?

Here are the Top Goals for Ohio Conservative Activists this Election:

#1 – We must win EVERY Ohio race for US House of Representatives, not because we like all the candidates, but to protect the President from phony Democrat Impeachment Hearings for the next two years and keep our agenda moving forward!

#2 – We must gain seats in the US Senate by helping Jim Renacci defeat Sherrod Brown to stop the endless Democrat Obstruction of the President’s plans for America.

#3 – We must elect Frank LaRose as the Ohio Secretary of State over the George Soros backed socialist Kathleen Clyde to protect against Dem plans to rig the vote in Ohio in 2020.

Here is what you can do to Protect Your Prosperity:

1) Take Advantage of the Tools provided by the NRA:

Start making calls and handing out literature for Renacci and the Republican candidates for Congress. We have teamed up with the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) to provide you with the tools you need to affect the vote this November. This was how we won in 2016! They have software that helps you call Trump Voters around the state from home. They are also now ready to set up some phone banks around the state AND I understand that they now have materials for you to take door-to-door in your area. In 2016 YOU, the Ohio TEA Party Volunteers, made more phone calls and did more door-knocks for the NRA than in any other swing state in the Nation!  To hold our ground and win in 2018 we need to prove we can do it again! Please volunteer to use these tools by clicking on this link to volunteer or by contacting:

David Conte, 703-708-4664, David@nrailafrontlines.com

2) Know who to vote FOR – Get Your Ohio Conservative Voter Guide NOWand then Send the Link to EVERYONE!


Download the E-Slate Card to your Phone or Computer HERE

3) Register People you Know to Vote and Vote Absentee and Ask Others to Do So!

It’s real simple, we need to turn out everyone who voted for Trump in Ohio in 2016, and those who did not in 2016 but now like what the President is doing for them and the country and want him to keep doing it!  How do we do that?
First, ask friends and family if they are registered to vote. If they are not, go to this link and print out a voter registration form for them and get them registered! Just mail in the form BY OCTOBER 9th and they can vote!

Then,  you want to talk to friends and relatives who support Trump and tell them how important it is for them to vote this time if they want to keep the benefits that we have gotten since we elected Trump.  But before you talk to them, go to this link and print a bunch of Absentee Ballot Request forms and give them to friends to fill out and send in to their county Board of Elections.

Then get them the E-Slate Card above so they know which conservative candidates should get their vote. You can even print one out for them by putting in their name and county and street address and then printing the slate card so you can hand it to them. Voting early by absentee ballot guarantees their vote gets in, and get’s counted, and saves our candidates money because they will then stop sending them expensive campaign materials!

4)  Display a Large sign on your Barn, Business or Fence Like this one:

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5) Tom Z will come to your community and hold a “Red Wave Rally”!

I will come and speak to your group and your community if you’d like. If you schedule me, I will do a robo-call into your community inviting voters to a “Red Wave Rally” where I will explain what is at stake this election and how they can act to protect their own prosperity and President Trump. Send me the dates and times you would like me to come to your community to speak, tomz@wethepeopleconvention.org, and I will fill out my calendar on a first-me first-served basis.

6) Forward this email to everyone you know who support Trump and wants to protect their own prosperity!

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Hey ORP – Get a Clue and Just Do the Right Thing!

Fellow Patriots,

I am sure none of you are shocked that Jane Timken and the Ohio Republican Party did not even discuss, in their quarterly meeting today, voting to support Jim Jordan in his quests to be the next Speaker of the US House of Representatives. Exposed once again as the frauds that they are, pretending that they represent you and I and all Ohio Republicans, but then not acting when 80% of the people who elected them wanted them to endorse Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan.

As usual, not only could they not do the right thing, they did nothing, which is what they are really good at. That is all we were trying to prove, that no Ohio Republican voter should be fooled. The Ohio Republican Party does not represent Ohio voters, and does not share our values, our goals and our best interests. They only represent themselves and the rich “ruling class” that despises representative government, and democracy, and US, and have ruled over Ohio for decades through bribes disguised as campaign contributions. They will do everything they can to keep Jim Jordan from being Speaker no matter what lies they tell you. May we suggest that Chairman Timken at least have the common decency to end the fraud and remove the insulting “Your” from YOUR logo, because today you again proved that it’s not “our” Republican Party – it never has been.

For Liberty,

Tom Zawistowski
We the People Convention

I didn’t know Jim Jordan was running for House Speaker . . .

The ORP State Central Committee has NEVER voted on something like this . . .

It might be perceived as “presumptuous” by voters for the ORP to Endorse Jordan . . .

The election for Speaker is not until after the November election . . .

It might violate our By-Laws to vote to Endorse Jim Jordan . . .

The ORP State CC does not vote for Speaker of the House, Congress does  . . .

Jim Jordan has not asked for our endorsement . . .

Seriously?  You didn’t know he was running? It might violate your By-Laws to endorse him? Jim Jordan hasn’t asked for your endorsement? Talk about making a mountain out of a mole hill. It’s not that complicated kids. Just look closely at the question that was asked in our state poll of Republican voters on August 19th:

As an Ohio Republican Voter, do you think that the Ohio Republican Party should endorse Jim Jordon, by voting to do so at their next state central committee meeting on September 7, 2018,  simply because he is an Ohio Republican who is running for Speaker of the US House of Representatives and deserves their support as a favorite son of our state?

79.82%  Think ORP Should Endorse Jordan
14.16%  Think ORP Should Endorse Best Candidate
6.02%  Think ORP Should NOT Endorse Anyone

We know you don’t have a vote in Congress! We don’t care if you have never done this before! Jim Jordan should not have to “ask” for your endorsement!  You should be falling all over yourselves to give him your support simply because it is good for Ohio and the Ohio Republican Party if an Ohio Republican were the Speaker of the US House of Representatives!!!! The vote Friday should be UNANIMOUS to Endorse Jim Jordan for Speaker!

Look at YOUR logo on the Ohio Republican Party website.  See the word “Your” that YOU put on the logo. What does that mean? I am pretty sure it means that YOU guys, the Ohio Republican Party, want to support what WE the Republican voters want the Ohio Republican Party to do. No? Well 80% of US clearly want YOU to endorse Jim Jordan for Speaker of the US House! What more do you need to get a clear idea of what you should do?

After all, WE the Republican voters just ELECTED ALL OF YOU IN MAY because you said that you supported Donald Trump and that YOU would make sure that the Ohio Republican Party acted to support Trump and his Make America Great Again agenda!  What single thing could YOU, the Ohio Republican Party, do to help President Trump, than to do EVERYTHING IN YOUR POWER to help Jim Jordan become Speaker when he is clearly the most supportive of Trump out of anyone who is or would run for Speaker?  The question begs to be answered, did you lie to us all during the primary? Do you support President Trump or not?  Your answer needs to come this Friday.

How do you think it looks to the rest of the nation if the Ohio Republican Party does not enthusiastically support their native son?? You should all be ashamed of yourselves for taking this long to do it. Jane Timken should have personally endorsed him the day he announced and she should be leading the effort to get a unanimous vote of some kind showing that WE, all Ohio Republicans and the Ohio Republican Party, support Jim Jordan for Speaker. Time to put on your Big Girl Pant’s Jane and show some leadership. Our activist have been calling and many State Central Committee members are enthusiastic about endorsing Jim Jordan. However, far too many have not responded and are apparently waiting to be told by someone what they should do, instead of just doing what the people they are supposed to represent want them to do.

Let’s cut to the chase. The Ohio Republican Party wants Ohio Voters, particularly grassroots Trump voters, to turn out and vote for Republican’s this November – many of whom do not support President Trump and quite frankly do not deserve our support. Not endorsing Jim Jordan for Speaker is a really good way to make sure that a whole bunch of grassroots Trump voters stay home in November. Get a clue. If you don’t have the personal integrity to just do the right thing, at least be smart enough to take a strictly symbolic vote, simply because it is in your best personal and political interest to do so. Every Republican on the ballot should be telling their State Central Committee members to vote Friday to endorse Jordan because their election may depends on it. Right Chabot, Balderson, DeWine, Renacci? Gonna be a close election boys, need every edge you can get. Friday’s vote is a cheap date that could provide big returns. Get a clue. Pass a unanimous resolution Friday to endorse Jim Jordan for Speaker of the US House. No charge for the free advice . . .


Tom Zawistowski
We the People Convention