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Next Meeting of the Middlesex GOP Committee 

The next meeting of MCRC will be February 15th, the third Thursday, at 7:00 pm at Cooks Corner Office Complex, Saluda.  
Guest speaker will be Dr. Peter Gretz, Superintendent, Middlesex County Public Schools.
Guests and Members are invited to attend.


If someone asks you what the primary difference is between most of the Obama/Hillary/Bernie supporters and most of the Trump supporters, instead of stammering and stuttering and trying to come up with a long answer, just tell them...

The Trump supporters sign their checks on the front, and the Obama supporters sign their checks on the back.


Kim Jong-Un announced at a news conference that North Korea would be sending a man to the sun within ten years!
A reporter said - "But the sun is too hot. How can your man land on the sun?"
There was a stunned silence. Nobody knew how to react.
Kim Jong-Un quietly answered, "We will land at night."
The gathering and everyone in North Korea watching on television broke into thunderous applause.
Back in Washington, Nancy Pelosi and her entourage were watching the news conference.
When Pelosi heard what Kim said, she sneered -  "What an idiot. Everybody knows there's no sun at night."
Her office and everyone working in the DNC broke into thunderous applause.

Conservatives and conservationists find common ground on Chesapeake shores

To many Americans, conservatism and environmentalism are mutually exclusive ideologies. But to residents of Virginia's Middle Peninsula, the two go hand-in-hand.

Like his father, his grandfather, and his great-grandfather, J.C. Hudgins has spent his entire life in Mathews, Va., making his living off the Chesapeake Bay.  Read Full Article HERE.




It’s been in the news recently that the rest of the EU is very upset with Poland complaining that Poland is not taking in its fair share of muslim migrants. Poland is refusing to take them in. So now the EU is proposing strict sanctions to punish Poland. Poland responded in saying that they’ll take the sanctions over the migrants. Ha! Kudos to Poland!  

WELCOME to the Republican Party 

Recently, while I was working in the flower beds in the front yard, my neighbors stopped to chat as they returned home from walking their dog. During our friendly conversation, I asked their little girl what she wanted to be when she grew up. She said she wanted to be President someday. 


Both of her parents are Democratic Party members, and they were standing there, so I asked the little girl, "If you were President, what would be the first thing you would do?"
She replied... "I'd give food and houses to all the homeless people." 


Her parents beamed with pride! 


"Wow,... what a worthy goal," I said. "But you don't have to wait until you're President to do that!" 


"What do you mean?" she replied. 


So I told her, "You can come here to my house, mow the lawn, pull the weeds, trim my hedge, and I'll pay you $50. Then you can go over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use to buy food and a new house." 


She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, "Why doesn't the homeless guy come over to do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?" 


I said, "Welcome to the Republican Party." 


Her parents aren't speaking to me anymore. 

 Middlesex County Republican Committee
Meetings are the third Thursday of each month, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Cooks Corner Office Complex
2911 General Puller Highway
Saluda, VA 23149

Visitors are welcome!

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Mailing Address:  MCRC, PO Box 396, Hartfield, VA 23071


Chairman Trudy Feigum
Vice Chairman Thom Taylor
Secretary Lynda Muller
Treasurer Clark Waring


Virginia Republican Creed


We Believe... 

  • That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice
  • That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society
  • That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government
  • That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations
  • That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense
  • That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers, is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation


  • Founding: The party's founding members chose the name "Republican Party" in the mid-1850s as homage to the values of republicanism promoted by Thomas Jefferson's Republican party.  The idea for the name came from an editorial by the party's leading publicist, Horace Greeley, who called for, "some simple name like 'Republican' [that] would more fitly designate those who had united to restore the Union to its true mission of champion and promulgator of Liberty rather than propagandist of slavery".  The name reflects the 1776 republican values of civic virtue and opposition to aristocracy and corruption.   

  • Origin of "GOP":  The term "Grand Old Party" is a traditional nickname for the Republican Party, and the abbreviation "GOP" is a commonly used designation. The term originated in 1875 in the Congressional Record, referring to the party associated with the successful military defense of the Union as "this gallant old party"; the following year in an article in the Cincinnati Commercial, the term was modified to "grand old party". The first use of the abbreviation is dated 1884.
  • Origin of "Elephant":  The traditional mascot of the party is the elephant. The elephant as the Republican symbol first made an appearance during the 1864 presidential election in a pro-Lincoln newspaper Father Abraham.   Father Abraham depicted an elephant carrying a banner and celebrating Union victories in the war. At the time, the well-known slang phrase “seeing the elephant” meant to engage in combat.  A political cartoon by Thomas Nast, published in Harper's Weekly on November 7, 1874, is considered the first important use of the symbol.  Subsequently, the political cartoonist repeatedly used the symbol of an elephant to represent the ‘Republican vote’ and Republicans. 

  • Origin of Color "Red": Traditionally the party had no consistent color identity.  After the 2000 election, the color red became associated with Republicans. That election night, for the first time, all of the major broadcast networks used the same color scheme for the electoral map: states won by Republican nominee George W. Bush were colored red, and states won by Democratic nominee Al Gore were colored blue. Although the assignment of colors to political parties is unofficial and informal, the media has come to represent the respective political parties using these colors.

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