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2012-05-10

Republican firebrand heats up BCRW

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

Coverage of unabashed partisan Texas National Committeewoman Borah Van Dolomen demands that it begin on the Opinion Page because the woman is definitely "of the opinion" that President Barack Obama must be defeated this November.

Prior to her presentation at the April meeting of the Bandera County Republican Women, Van Dolomen was introduced as having come up through the ranks and trenches of both the military and the Republican women.

For her exemplary service to both, Van Dolomen received the State of Texas Distinguished Military Retireé commendation in 2010, as well as the prestigious Steel Magnolia Award from the National Republican Women's Network for her grassroots political efforts.

A retired United States Army lieutenant colonel, Van Dolomen began her PowerPoint presentation on Friday, April 13, with the acronym "OMG," which stands not for the Conventional Wisdom translation, but rather, "Obama Must Go." Or, as Van Dolomen put it, "OMG, squared."

To that end, she urged the Bandera County Republican Women to throw their support behind presumptive GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney. "He might not have been your first choice, but Mitt is an American. I know a lot of folks in Texas are upset because they feel Romney is not conservative enough. I tell them, 'You can sit at home and get Obama re-elected or you can work to win the Senate and presidency and watch how a businessman solves America's problems."

Referencing the recent GSA (General Service Administration) scandal in Las Vegas, Van Dolomen said, "What happens in Vegas might stay in Vegas, but YouTube and Twitter are forever."

She also excoriated Democrat strategist Hilliary Rosen, who "dishing Ann Romney," said, "She never had a job."

"Mrs. Romney stayed at home to raise five sons," Van Dolomen pointed out. "Now the Democrats are backpedaling on that comment." She continued, "Expect this sort of thing from now through November. This is an indictment of how this administration works. They throw a lot of stuff against a wall and see what sticks and that's what they go with."

Rather than playing dirty politics, Van Dolomen advocated devising a policy that allows every child in the county to be empowered by getting a good education. "We live in an exceptional county. Everyone should be able to feed their family and fill their car without fear of going broke," she said.

Van Dolomen recalled her mother driving 150 miles daily to take her to swimming practice as a youth. "Of course, gas was only 29 cents a gallon then," she quipped. For Van Dolomen, the familial sacrifice paid off when she made the 1968 Olympic Swimming Team. Regarding current record high gas prices, she asked, "What are people expected to do nowadays?"

Van Dolomen also took aim at what Republicans perceive as the Obama Administration's plan to punish successful business owners. "I'm a small business owner. It won't be just the millionaires and billionaires who will wind up paying a higher tax rate. The inventory and business property of a lot of small business owners is worth over a million dollars. They're going to get caught up in this too."

She continued, "Because they have no other policies, the Democrats will
run on fear and devisiveness.

The 'Hope and Change' of 2008 has been replaced with fear and envy.

Well, if you can't run on your record, then you'd better have a distraction."

Van Dolomen firmly believes that an Obama win in November will equate to a loss for America. "It will then be about collectivism vs. individualism and self-reliance will disappear.

Government agencies will replace the
free market system and government mandates will replace the Constitution."

An Obama gaffe that failed to escape Van Dolemen's scrutiny was a recent sotto voce exchange with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. An open microphone picked up Obama assuring Medvedev that he would have "more flexibility" after the November election.

Asking Medvedev to relay the message to Vladimir Putin, Obama went on, "On all these issues, but particularly missile defense ... this can be solved, but it's important for him to give me space." Medvedev said he would give the president's message to "Vladimir."

"More flexibility to do what?" Van Dolomen asked, "Sell us down the river?" She added, "I'll tell you one thing, the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I thanked the Lord George W. Bush was our commander-in-chief and not Al Gore."

A litany of failed campaign promises Obama made to the American people while campaigning can be found on www.failedpromises.com.

In addition to defeating Obama in the fall, Van Dolomen wants to maintain the Republican majority in the US House of Representatives and assure a Republican majority in the Senate, saying, "We need to keep the Republicans in office and fire a bunch of Democrats."

This year, 10 Republican Senators and 23 Democrat Senators are up for re-election. "We need four additional Republicans for a simple majority in the Senate," Van Dolomen said, adding, "but we want more."

Concluding, she said, "Texas currently has the largest Republican delegation in the US House. We have a rich history and we won't be bullied or pushed around. And, we're not afraid to carry a Bible and a gun."

For more information, visit Van Dolomen's website, www.borahfortexas.com and www.GrassrootsClub.com