By Chairman Alexander Bush
"Two fellows in the Soviet Union are walking down the street. One asks the other, 'Have we reached full communism? Is this it? Is this true communism?' And the other replies, 'Hell no, things are gonna get a lot worse.'"
— Ronald Reagan, telling a joke he got from a Soviet official.
The Great Communicator could have been talking about Montgomery County. What a year 2019 has been. Our county leaders – detached as they are from reality – think they can check off box after box on their progressive checklist without consequences.
By Ray Serrano, PhD, MPH
Ronald Reagan knew a thing or two about Hispanics. As president, Reagan often noted, “Hispanics are conservatives. They just don’t know it.” He was right. For my family, conservatism summed up our deep commitment to faith, family, and hard work.
Save the Date
2020 MCGOP convention
Saturday, March 28
At the Washingtonian Marriott in Gaithersburg
Great breakfast and luncheon speakers,
full MCGOP convention session, awards,
photos, fun and plenty of other activities.
Details coming soon.
By Patricia Fenati
Several years ago, we went to a large granite warehouse to choose a piece of granite for our kitchen counter. When we found a piece that we loved, we asked to have it shipped to the company that was installing our cabinets and cutting the counter tops. However, the salesman told us that we had to make a second choice. “Why?” we asked… “Because that is our company rule,” he replied.
By Ann Guthrie Hingston
The film Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in his Own Words opens in theaters around the country on January 31, 2020.
Although Justice Thomas has served on the U.S. Supreme Court for 27 years, a great deal about him is still unknown to the public. He seldom speaks from the bench, having chosen instead to express himself through 600 Supreme Court opinions, 30 percent more than any other sitting justice.
Join us on Friday, February 7 in celebrating the Lunar New Year!
Come enjoy a seven-course dinner and listen to our guest speaker, Christina E. Shin, the President of the Korean American Republican Party of Virginia. Details
At the MCGOP, we concentrate mostly on local and state Republican issues, but we can’t let go of the fact that the Left has a partisan impeachment going on of the duly elected Republican president! Every day seems to bring a new effort to thwart the will of the voters and derail their chances to re-elect Donald Trump in 2020.
Who do you think should be a MCGOP award winner?
We're looking for nominations due by February 10 for Woman, Man, and Youth of the Year. Awards will be presented at the MCGOP Convention March 28, and we want your suggestions.
If you know someone who's gone above and beyond for the Party, a Candidate or a Republican institution, please let us know. To access the nomination form, Click Here. Fill it out, and submit it. Thanks for your help!
School Board Elections
Three seats on the Montgomery County Board of Education will be elected in 2020. The Board of Education is non-partisan – candidates don’t run as Republicans, Democrats or by party. All voters may vote for them and the positions are compensated. The deadline for filing is Friday, January 24.
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