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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Updates on Matt Collins and the Nashville Davidson County Republican Party

Matt Collins Needs Our Help!

Earlier this month I reported on the situation happening in the county Republican Party where I live, a perfect microcosm of the larger fight for the heart and soul of the GOP.

To review briefly- after months of internal struggle between the Constitutionalist faction of the party and the group that seems bound and determined to be "the bailout" faction, the bailout people are officially moving to oust the party's First Vice Chairman, Matt Collins, for his outspoken support of Constitutional principles.

And now it gets even better! One of the official reasons cited for the attempted removal of Matt Collins from his post, is his alleged support for third party, Libertarian candidates at the expense of Republican candidates. This is a patently false claim, as Matt has not supported a single non-Republican candidate since assuming his office.

But here's what knocked me out of my seat: As it turns out, according to one of the Davidson County Republicans Party's active members in a recent e-mail, DCRP Chairwoman, Kathleen Starnes actually did support a third party candidate at the expense of a Republican Party candidate- Doug Hoffman in the NY-23 Congressional election!

So she is in fact guilty of violating one of the bylaws that she seeks to remove Matt Collins for violating- when he has done no such thing! Folks, Matt Collins needs our help. Please politely e-mail some of the following officers of the DCRP and let them know that you think actively and vocally supporting the Constitution is no vice, but the very highest duty of the Republican Party and all its members.

If you are not from Tennessee, your voice still matters and can hold sway. It can definitely make a difference to let Nashville's Republicans know that the world is watching and that their actions reverberate throughout their party and country as a whole. If you are from Tennessee, that's even better! Here's the list:

Chairman Kathleen Starnes

Treasurer Jason Keen

Region Chair Kay Brooks

Region Chair Bob Schwartz

Director at Large Diane di Stasio
introduced the measure to remove Matt Collins

Director at Large Tim Lee

Director at Large Anthony Roberts

State Executive Members
Betty Cannon -
Nathan James -
John Ambrose-

Beth Cambell -
(^ring leader of the movement to oust Matt)

Karen Bennett a Nashville City Council Member
Steve Allbrooks works for Marsha Blackburn

Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney

Tennessee Republican Party Executive Director Charlie Schneider

Tennessee Republican Party Chief of Staff / State Director John Newman

Tennessee Republican Party Vice Chairman Bob Rial


  1. Marsha Blackburn is a RINO and not a constitutional conservative.
    She voted for so much pork when she and her Republican big spenders were in control we call her the Queen of Pork.
    Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR:
    Omnibus Appropriations, Special Education, Global AIDS Initiative, Job Training, Unemployment Benefits, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, Agriculture Appropriations, U.S.-Singapore Trade, U.S.-Chile Trade, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, Prescription Drug Benefit, Child Nutrition Programs, Surface Transportation, Job Training and Worker Services, Agriculture Appropriations, Foreign Aid, Vocational/Technical Training, Supplemental Appropriations, UN “Reforms.” Patriot Act Reauthorization, CAFTA, Katrina Hurricane-relief Appropriations, Head Start Funding, Line-item Rescission, Oman Trade Agreement, Military Tribunals, Electronic Surveillance, Head Start Funding, COPS Funding, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Peru Free Trade Agreement, Economic Stimulus, Farm Bill (Veto Override), Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening.

    Marsha Blackburn Voted AGAINST:
    Ban on UN Contributions, eliminate Millennium Challenge Account, WTO Withdrawal, UN Dues Decrease, Defunding the NAIS, Iran Military Operations defunding Iraq Troop Withdrawal, congress authorization of Iran Military Operations.

    Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
    See her unconstitutional votes at :

  2. I have a choice whether to work for my republican rep. or not in the next election campaign if they oust Matt, I will not donate, volunteer or support any GOP candidates and will encourage all my friends to do the same. Sometimes it's better to burn the house down and then rebuild it.

  3. I will definitely have to reconsider whether I want to get involved with the DCRP, an issue I've been thinking over as I approach my college graduation this 2009 and consider how I want to get involved locally as I settle in Nashville for a while.


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