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Broward Tea Party July, 2012 Newsletter

                                                             Newsletter & Upcoming Events

*NOTE: The Broward Tea Party and SWBRO (South-West Broward Republican Organization) merged their July meetings because Wednesday, July 4th was a National holiday.


Jay Narang, President of SWBRO: Introduced several current candidates running for local and national office.

Dave Weldon (R), U.S. Senate candidate, State of Florida                           www.DAVEWELDONFORSENATE.COM

Quote: “I seek election to the U.S. Senate, to do Right.”

  • Army Veteran
  • Physician
  • Former U.S. Congressman, 1995-2009, retired
  • Fiscal and Social Conservative: reduce taxes * restrain federal spending * will term limit himself * repeal of Obamacare * restore strong military *home-schools own children * prolife * DOMA
  • Florida Primary August 14th

Daniel Barrett, candidate for Cooper City Commission District 3                          Email:

Quote: “People…Not Politics”

  • 20 year resident of Cooper City
  • Serves on the Business and the Education Advisory Boards, Cooper City
  • Former Deacon Pastor
  • Citizen Safety First * Focus on city’s General Fund – Budget * City’s Budget surplus – address needs of the 23% senior population of Cooper City – restore senior bus service * address unmanageable 67% of Cooper City’s budget – BSO Fire/Police cost * sensible financial solutions to reduce Cooper City taxes
  • Make Cooper City Commission Meetings more accessible

Holly Hugdaghl, candidate for Mayor of South-West Ranches

Quote: “To continue the rural, open style of living of SouthWest Ranches”

  • CPA, Global Accounts Management and Finance director of the City of SouthWest Ranches
  • Believes restrictive regulations defeat the purpose of why SWR became a town
  • SWR needs a long term financial plan for infra-structure

SWBRO Keynote Speaker:

Karen Harrington (R), U.S. Congressional Candidate, Florida CD 23

The #2 Target race for the GOP          

Quote: “God and Country…the Founder’s Gave Us”

  • 38 year South Florida resident * Small business owner (3 family owned restaurants) * Invested in our community for 4 generations
  • Honors the American Dream and Heritage * Will represent the “Will” of the American people
  • Fiscal Conservative – Flat Tax of 25% *  anti-poverty tax  * education deduction  * charity deduction * property tax deduction * write-off cost of healthcare
  • Fight to reduce “Big-Government” spending
  • Repeal ACA/Obamacare
  • Supports LEGAL  Immigration * Endorsed by Americans for Legal Immigration (ALIPAC) * True-Reformer rating from NUMBERSUSA
  • Social Conservative * DOMA *prolife-endorsed by Susan B Anthony List (SBAList)
  • Strong, more modernized military
  • Energy * policies to increase domestic production (natural gas, oil, & nuclear) * repeal of regulations & subsidies to move USA  toward energy independence
  • Israel – strengthen US/Israeli relations * Endorsed by Stanley Tate, founder of the Republican Jewish Coalition
  • Full support of the 2nd Amendment
  • Other endorsements: Maggie’s List * ShePAC * Eagle Forum  * Many National Conservative Leaders:

*Florida Primary: August 14, 2012

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**The next meeting of SWBRO is Monday, August 6, 2012: 7:00pm-7:30pm- Sign-in/Social Time

7:30pm-9:00pm-Meeting.   Walter C Young School Theater   901 NW 129th Ave., Pembroke Pines, Fl. 33028

Broward Tea Party July 2nd Monthly Meeting

              TOTAL WINE & MORE   15980 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Fl.   33027

Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of each month: 7:00pm-7:15pm Sign-in/Meet&Greet  * 7:30pm-Meeting begins 

Co-founder’s Corner: “The Strong Horse” By Charles Robertson (Please see Recent Posts on Right) 

Featured Speaker: Amar Salgia,  Aero-space communications/electrical engineer with Northrup Grumman in California.

 Presentation: “Why the Left Hate’s and How it Gets Others to Hate

Amar gave an excellent educational Slide Presentation detailing the historical, motivational activism and cultural subversion by the Progressive/Marxist/Communist Left.

A PDF file is available upon request:   mailto:

A must read educational program to assist you in understanding and countering the Progressive Left.”

Next Broward Tea Party Meeting

August 1, 2012

TOTAL WINE & MORE:  15980 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines, Fl.  33027

TIME:  7:00pm-7:15pm: Sign-in/Meet&Greet

Meeting Begins:   7:30pm

Guest Speakers:

            FL. CD23 U.S. House of Representatives Candidates:

            Gineen Bresso:

            Joe Kaufman:

**Water, sodas and coffee provided; Please bring a snack or treat to share…Greatly Appreciated!                         BRING A FRIEND; GUESTS MOST WELCOME!

Links of Interest:

> Supervisor of Elections, Broward County, Fl.:

> Palm Beach County, Fl. Election Info:

> Miami Dade County, Fl. Election Info:

>Obamacare: How Many of the President’s Promises Have Been Broken? – AskHeritage

>”The Voters” Lee Levin’s Patriotic Rock Band, New album available for download:!home/mainPage

>Cost of Obamacare on your Family:

>Economy isn’t working; it’s upside down!?utm_source=newcommonsense&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=email

> Endorsers of candidates by state conservative groups

EPA and Private Property Rights—steven-hayward—the-epa-and-private-property

Broward Tea Party Contact Info:

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The Strong Horse: By Charles Robertson, Co-founder Broward Tea Party

The Strong Horse                                                                                                                                                                                           July 2012

By: Charles Robertson, Co-founder Broward Tea Party

At our July 1st monthly meeting, Filmmaker Amar Salgia delivered a memorable presentation titled, “Why the Left Hates and How It Gets Others to Hate”. The lecture delivered a slew of concepts, principles, and examples; for me one stood out and stayed in my head for days. When discussing the characteristics of tribes it was the “Strong Horse Principle” that set me to thinking about how that principle applies to our Tea Party movement and our upcoming national election. 

The principle states, “A tribe will quickly turn against a weak leader or ally and switch allegiance to another leader or ally who proves himself stronger, more beneficial, or more powerful.” In other words, people want to align themselves with a winner. In South Florida, we recently witnessed this phenomenon with the Miami Heat. Throughout the season the local interest level remains static but once the playoffs begin suddenly Heat fans emerge from everywhere. At the final victory, thousands of fans who couldn’t name the starting lineup are out in the streets honking horns and banging pots and pans. Quite simply, people get caught up in the excitement of winning, drawn by their tribalistic instincts to the strong horse. We’re witnessing that same excitement for the upcoming election, not necessarily for Mitt Romney, but more of an anti-Obama sentiment.

As a Tea Party leader, I’m continually monitoring the success of our group. The primary means for me to judge our success is by the attendance numbers. Outside of our Tea Party meetings, it’s impossible to measure how much our members are doing or how much impact we’re having. I can’t determine what percentage of our members are emailing or calling their Representatives, recruiting or volunteering in campaigns. Simple math tells me the more members who attend our meetings the more impact we are having overall. Likewise, the more members who show up for events like corner rallies and seminars, the surer I am that we’re making a difference. This is where the strong horse principle comes into play.

Last week at Broward’s busiest intersection, I witnessed our Broward Tea Party projecting our strong horse image. For two hours there were 17 of us holding signs and banners as we sent forth our message to the honking horns and cheers of many. Seventeen of us, though some came and went,  let’s say 12 on average, were enough to send the message that our side is fired up; we care enough to hit the streets! There had to be hundreds of independent voters (the ones we’re mainly trying to reach) who may have thought that we were the strong horse that they should align with. It’s psychological, predictable, and worth repeating…people want to align themselves with a winner. We won that day by default; the other side wasn’t there. 

As we close in on November’s election, we can count on the other side showing up to challenge us on most every front. Our message needs to be stronger; our dozen at the corner should have been several dozen. I heard numerous comments from motorists like, “keep up the fight”; I was tempted to say, “park your car over there and join us, this is your fight too!”

 With the most important election of our lifetime looming, too many so called conservatives are content to let the Tea Party tackle the heavy lifting on our own. They don’t realize that we need more than just their vote. The coming election puts our divided country at a crossroads where roughly half of our fellow citizens wish to depart from the principles that formed our great republic; they’re being led there unknowingly, an even sadder commentary. We need activists to counter the liberal propaganda and we need people of character to counter the attraction to entitlement freebie giveaways. We need to go on the offensive and denounce those who would trade their liberty for dependency.

One of the problems we face is that most people would consider joining our movement a “sacrifice” of their time. Those of us who understand the history of our revolutionary patriots, who demonstrated true sacrifice, must feel that America has gone soft. Setting aside a few hours a month to get involved might be considered inconvenient, but hardly a sacrifice. At that busy intersection, as the cars kept passing, I wondered if these fellow citizens deserved the liberty they enjoy.  I was certain there were patriots passing by, those who fought for our country and others who lost family and friends fighting for our freedom. I was just as certain (and heard their comments) that there were many who saw us as the problem with America. I saw a cross section of America drive by, uninvolved spectators in my mind. Just when I started to question why I was working for all of them, someone showed up to answer that question; her name was Tracy. 

She too drove by, but then stopped, parked and joined us. Her excitement and enthusiasm was written on her face and came pouring out in her story. She talked passionately about our need to get Obama out of office and re-direct our country. I listened intently as she talked about her husband, a police officer, who risked his life to come to American from Cuba paddling a small leaking boat overcrowded with other freedom seekers. Drawn to the land of opportunity, the strong horse, she and her husband had seen what the weak horse delivered. She gave me her contact info and said she’ll be at our next meeting; I’m certain she will be. She understands the need and the importance of being involved in the political process.  When she left, I felt energized and encouraged. I knew our presence on that corner was indeed making a difference.   For everyone who reads this, my question to you is simple, “Are you doing all that you can to make a difference; are you sacrificing in this effort?” I hope you answered yes, because freedom isn’t just defended on a battlefield; it can also be fought for on a busy street corner.

**The “Why the Left Hates” presentation is available as a PDF file; please send request mailto:


Broward Tea Party Monthly Meeting: Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Place:  TOTAL WINE & MORE  15980 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Fl. 33027

TIME:   7:00PM to 9:00P

and Meet & Greet: 7PM-7:15PM

Meeting Starts: 7:30PM

 Guest Speakers:

FL. CD23 U.S. House of Representatives Candidates:

Gineen Bresso:


**Water, sodas and coffee provided; Please bring a snack or treat to share…Greatly Appreciated!


 Co-founders: Charles Robertson & Lee Levin      


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