ROCK THE FIRST - A grassroots messaging campaign and strategy recommending that all residents eligible to vote in the First Congressional District of Wisconsin on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - Vote for Paul Nehlen.
NOTHING ELSE MATTERS!
Not partisan county offices. Not partisan local offices. Not state house races. Not anything.
You can skip or vote for candidates in other races if you so choose. But keep in mind, by voting for Nehlen, you can only vote for republican candidates on the ballot. You CANNOT cross over to vote for democrats in other races. If there is any doubt or confusion about other candidates, it is recommended to vote only for Paul Nehlen and leave the rest of ballot untouched.
Also, and this is important especially for new voters to understand ...you will NOT be choosing a new congressman on August 9th by casting a vote for Paul Nehlen. August 9th is a partisan primary election. That means voters pick the one person they want to represent each party on the November general election ballot.
Secondly, don't worry about local offices. There will still be plenty of voters left making a choice in those races and again keep in mind, August 9th is a primary election.
I understand how difficult it could be for many democratic voters to abandon their favorite local candidates in order to Rock The First. But I think those voters need to take a step back and look what's at stake.
Yes, we need competent, honest, knowledgeable, eager people who know how to improvise, update, keep order, administrate and save taxpayers money. But those local offices and county offices mean nothing legislatively to bring reforms and stability necessary for forward progress. Those local offices also hold very little political value, comparatively speaking, to any serious effort that could result in the dismissal of one Paul Ryan.
And the democrats running for state office? Right now they are locked into a deep minority and until Wisconsin voters finally get sick of our corrupt single party ruled corpse-owned statehouses, choosing one democrat over another in the August primary will not make one bit of difference at this point. Sorry to say.
Only the November General Election gives Wisconsin voters the opportunity to change the direction of state government. That's when voters need to step up and throw the bums out.
But removing Paul Ryan from the General Election ballot in November can only be accomplished if Paul Nehlen wins a majority of district voters on August 9th.
There is no other way. We've been here before trying to remove Ryan eight times in the general election and it didn't work. It's time to try something different.
I strongly believe the down ticket sacrifice Rock The First is asking for from democratic voters is very small, almost non-existent, in the effort to remove the deeply entrenched, ideologically bought and broken Paul Ryan from office. In fact, I think the Republican Party of Wisconsin fears the moment, if it ever arrives, when democratic voters in the first CD realize how ridiculously low the political cost is to carry out Rock The First during this primary election. It's almost zero.
Yes, Ryan's district borders some the strongest GOPe machinery in the country. But to put it plainly, the stars are in alignment folks. August 9th presents a once in a generation opportunity for district voters. You are either willing to make accommodations for it on that one day ...or you aren't. It's not too much to ask.
Lastly, over the past several weeks, Paul Ryan has waffled around his so-called principles and endorsement for Donald Trump enough to even make his most ardent supporters question exactly where he stands. Politically, Ryan has placed himself in no-man's land. His co-opted patchwork base is showing signs of cracking and he has no one to blame but himself.
We can end this nightmare. We can rock the entire GOP universe. So it's in our hands really.
But it won't happen without you.
NOTE: Rock The First is not affiliated with any candidate, political party or special interest. It is not an endorsement. It is simply a citizen grassroots pro-active messaging campaign to inform voters in the First Congressional District of Wisconsin that an alternative, empowering, viable, voting strategy exists on August 9th. IF we're serious about starting the next chapter with a clean slate.
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