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Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Resurgent’s Erick Erickson’s Political Schizophrenia

As Never Trump conservative republicans INDY REPUBLICAN was somewhat comforted by the stand made by Erick Erickson against the RINO Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential Campaign. And like our brother-in-arms fellow gadfly Republican Paul Ogden. We share Paul’s distaste at the transformation of Erickson’s former well regarded website Redstate from being a truly conservative website to being another Trumpist rag. Just like the transformation of the late Andrew Brietbart’s site Brietbart News into a propaganda mill of the new Trumpservative GOP establishment. 

Before we delve any further into our critique of Erickson. In the interest of fairness Erickson did hire and has retained several former Redstate writers who were forced out last year during that sites purging of Trump skeptics like the incomparable Susan Wright. That being said it has been a source of great frustration for all of us that earlier this year, in an act of ultimate political cowardice and sycophancy Erickson did a complete turn around and endorsed the Trump ticket for 2020.

Erickson said that the Trump-Pence ticket had “earned his vote” and that despite Trumps many flaws of which Erickson has continued to write about that Trump is better for religion than the anti-religious secular democrats. Erickson being a seminary student should no better. Although all of us at IR are devoted Christians and we cannot stand the Democratic Party’s hostility towards people of faith. The mad dash towards joining in with the Fellowship of the Pharisees, that so many of our brothers and sisters have done and who defend everything Trump does, have done more damage to the body of Christ than most anti religious bigots ever could. Martin Luther who started the Protestant Reformation said he would rather hear the honest shouts of an angry atheist than insincere flattery from his followers. Or as Christ himself said in Matthew 15:8: “"'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”

Reports that Erickson decided to if half heartedly give Trump his endorsement suggest that he did so after being lobbied to do so by President Trump. Apparently dear Erick would rather have praise from temporal rulers rather than the God that he claims to serve and worship.

Some have suggested that we are being to hard on Erick. That he has legitimately changed his mind on Trump. Well if it were not for today’s shenanigans that Erickson pulled by saying he endorses Congressman Justin Amash R-MI and Donald Trump for re-election in 2020, there might have been some argument if albeit a weak one that Erickson had changed his mind on Trump. Here is his statement on Twitter:

An endorsement of both campaigns and the donating of money to them is not reconcilable with reality. Congressman Amash has been on Trump’s enemy’s list for several years now. And even more so since Amash an attorney read the Mueller report and concluded after reading it that President Trump should be impeached. Whether knowingly or not by saying that “We need people like Amash in the House of Representatives who are willing to stand up for smaller government and principle.” Than either Erickson is saying that Amash’s argument for the impeachment of Trump is a principled one. In which case Erickson approves of it and makes his support of Trump suspect. Or he doesn’t support impeaching Trump in which case it is impossible for Erickson to honestly back Amash for re-election. After all as any candid observer must admit Amash’s stand is only harming Trump. Especially in Amash’s crucial must win home state of Michigan. So if he wants Trump re-elected in 2020 wouldn’t the wise move be to attack Amash? Or is Erick just trying to cover his ever widening ass in case Trump tanks Bigly next year?

Fortunately not everyone at Erickson’s The Resurgent is a useless hack like him. Susan Wright formerly of Redstate, now a writer for The Resurgent and on her blog Susan Wright On the Right has continually backed Amash and opposed Trump. You can read some of her articles and other fine conservatives and libertarians articles on Amash here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

As for Susan Wright and the other Pro-Amash voices at The Resurgent Bravo! A word of warning though. Since Erick Erickson has already sold out his principles there is no guarantee that he won’t stab Wright and other anti trump writers and activists in the back as well if his master Donald Trump tells him to. Especially in light of this tweet sent out by Donald Trump, Jr (no doubt on his fathers orders) to Amash this morning bragging about how Amash is now down by 16 points in the most recent primary poll. The ever clever Congressman Amash has this to say to Donnie, Jr:

President Trump To Meet with Whales and Dolphins

This edition of Thursday Funnies is brought to us once again by President Trump. As he is prone to doing the Twitterer-In-Chief forgot to spell check before he tweeted out a message on international diplomacy.

In bragging about his frequent visits with foreign dignitaries. The President said that he has met with the Queen of England and the Prince of Whales recently. Of course he should have said Prince of Wales. That is unless the president did indeed meet with an undersea monarch and just decided to reveal that aquatic life has adopted a feudal system of governance.

To break down for us in his own inimitable way here is Bill Kristol:

This is one instance in which we wish that President Trump had actually made some earth shattering discovery about other intelligent life on this planet. But alas we have to accept that Trump is just blowing off his mouth again.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Charlie Sykes And George Will Explain Why Conservatives Must Oppose Trumpism

A little while ago George Will and Charlie Sykes we’re interviewed by Chuck Todd on MSNBC. Messrs Sykes and Will both gave their reasons as to why conservatives MUST oppose Trumpism and the GOP AKA Gutless On Principle Party as David Leach has called them. We find the case as laid out by both men to be compelling. We also are impressed with George Will’s comparing much of the modern GOP as being on a similar level as the Communist Party USA of the 1930’s. We have discussed previously on this blog the Sovietization and growth of Communism in the Republican Party.

About the only difference between us and Will and Sykes is that we all here are republicans, and we will stay republicans until the last Trumpist saboteur is either drummed of the GOP, repents and embraces the limited government conservatism of Goldwater, Reagan and Buckley, or gives up. So to our detractors in the GOP. We are just getting started. We were here before many sellouts were gyrations in their dad’s pants, and we will be here in the GOP long after many of them have gone onto that “MAGA Palace in the Sky” as GOP Strategist and Hollywood Producer/Screenwriter Mike Murphy would say.

Below for your viewing pleasure George Will and Charlie Sykes going after Donald Trump:

Monday, May 27, 2019

Happy Memorial Day!

We just wanted to say Happy Memorial Day to you all. We hope you are all as thankful for the men and women who have given their lives to protect the freedoms we all hold dear. Both in our Armed Forces and in civilian life. To Gary Welsh and to all who have fought for our freedoms in the Hoosier State. We Salute You!

Here’s some music to get you all in a patriotic mood. Happy Memorial Day and God Bless You All!

And from Johnny Cash:

Sunday, May 5, 2019

WTTV Interview w/Fred Glynn

Sorry we haven’t covered the Carmel Mayoral Primary more in depth. But work and home life have had us a hoping. As they say “happy wife, happy life”. We just came across an interview that WTTV did with Fred Glynn as well as a story they have that discusses some of the complicated issues that have arisen during this campaign. Word is we may actually send old Jimmy Brainard packing! 

After an often bitter and contentious campaign full of scandals and accusations, Carmel voters will head to the polls Tuesday for the municipal primary.

Mayor Jim Brainard is seeking a seventh term in office, but has faced controversy in recent weeks after his Republican primary opponent Fred Glynn accused the Brainard campaign of bribery.

Brainard has also been accused of misconduct in recent weeks by the city's clerk-treasurer who is supporting Glynn in the primary. Brainard has denied the accusations, but would not agree to do an interview about the campaign and the controversies that have emerged in recent weeks.

Brainard was first elected mayor in 1995, and since then has led the suburban Indiana city through a period of unprecedented growth and development.

In the video above, we ask Glynn about the tone of this year's race and his hopes for Tuesday's primary.

We would like to encourage all our readers to go out and support Fred Glynn for Carmel Mayor. Let’s win this one for Gary Welsh!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Kara Kenney’s Reports On Fred Glynn’s Challenge to Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard

Fred Glynn talking to RTV6’s Kara Kenney

One of the best reporters in Indiana Kara Kenney has a story tonight covering Fred Glynn’s Carmel Mayoral Campaign. From Kara Kenney’s report:

A Hamilton County councilor is seeking to unseat longstanding Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard in Tuesday’s primary election.

Brainard was first elected mayor of the City of Carmel back in 1995.

The City of Carmel is consistently voted one of the best and safest places to live in the country . Fellow Republican and challenger Fred Glynn said it could be even better.

"We need new leadership,” Glynn said. “He's been in there for 24 years. We need some fresh thinking and new ideas.”

“We need to stop racking up debt and stop pushing for density,” Glynn said. “What is Carmel going to look like in 10 years? That’s the question.”

Glynn pointed to public private projects, such as hotels, that are paid for with city bonds.

“We’ve got to stop giving our money away to developers,” Glynn said.

Glynn shared a 2017 report from S&P Global that said Carmel’s long-term debt grew by over $300 million in just three years.

“The annual debt costs are already high, and are estimated to grow 71% by 2022,” read the report. “The city doesn’t have a high reserve cushion, relative to the size of annual debt services, to carry it through extended stressful periods.”

“My concern is we’re racking up the credit card and the credit card is maxed out,” Glynn said. “That debt has got to be paid.”

“Do you want to be surrounded by apartments and have development shoved down your throat or do you want someone who is going to work with the community and consider every stakeholder that's involved,” said Glynn. “That's what kind of leader I will be. "

Glynn said if elected, this is what he plans to accomplish in his first 100 days in office:

  • Host the first-ever small business advisory committee summit to advise the mayor’s office on the needs the city’s small business owners.
  • Implement a 180-day freeze on new downtown development to allow for a long-range traffic and population density study.
  • Send a priority-based, truly balanced budget to the Carmel City Council.
  • Sign an executive order to provide funding to hire additional police officers.
  • Send a debt-reduction plan to the city council that implements a plan to reduce the city’s long-term debt by 20 percent by the end of my first term.
  • Sign an executive order immediately halting future city government giveaways and subsidiaries to private development projects.
  • Send the city council a resolution to freeze the pay of all city-wide elected officials for the next four years.
  • Sign an executive order that strengthens sexual harassment policies for city workers and officials that includes harsher punishment for violators.
  • Have neighborhood liaisons in every neighborhood in this city and meet quarterly. We will once again put focus on our communities instead of focusing all resources and effort on a few square blocks downtown.
Mayor Jim Brainard was scheduled to do an interview with RTV6 on April 29. However, that day, RTV6 received an email from his office canceling the interview.

When RTV6 attempted to reschedule the interview, Brainard’s office said no.

IR has been hearing rumblings out of Carmel that Mayor Brainard is worried he might lose Tuesday’s Primary. We all would be so thrilled to see Brainard be giving the boot by the voters! We urge everyone out there who can to vote for Glynn on Tuesday and if you cannot please donate or volunteer for the Glynn campaign. Let’s win this one for Paul Ogden, Gary Welsh and every Hoosier patriot out there.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

INDY REPUBLICAN Endorses Fred Glynn for Mayor of Carmel

Fred Glynn for Carmel Mayor 

Our readers are familiar with our intense dislike of Carmel Mayor Jim “Crash” Brainard. We as have Gary Welsh and Paul Ogden chronicled the shenanigans of Mayor Brainard. After a quarter century as Mayor of Carmel it is long past time for Jim Brainard to be booted from office. Fortunately we true conservatives and republicans have a candidate that we can be proud to support in Tuesday’s upcoming primary in Carmel. That man is Hamilton County Councilor Fred Glynn. Mister Glynn has served Hamilton County well since 2014. He has fought for government transparency, balanced budgets, and will fight for the taxpayers and against the pay-to-play crowd. Please go over to Fred’s site and to show your support and for more information about Fred

Please also visit this site to get in touch with some real Hamilton County Patriots. Fiscal Conservatives of Hamilton County need your support.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

A Contrarian’s View of Senator Dick Lugar

Senator Richard Lugar

We are writing this post in the full knowledge that by doing so we may well come under extreme criticism and will be undoubtedly chastised for speaking ill of the dead. But the truth about who Dick Lugar was is true whether we say so or not. So we might as well say so. Notwithstanding we originally all of us here at IR had decided to say nothing regarding the now deceased Senator Richard Lugar. Given the degree to which the IR gang helped to defeat Lugar in the 2016 Primary. At first we all thought that we had said all we had to say on the man. Upon further reflection especially considering the uncritical and unwarranted adulation that has been bestowed upon the Senator. As well as the damage to our state, and our nation Lugar helped to inflict. We took the advice of George Orwell who said: “telling the truth is a revolutionary act”.  As well as John 8:32 states: “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” Also to do justice to the memory of the late great Gary Welsh, who like Paul Ogden helped to end Lugar’s 36 year reign in the Senate. And for the fact that Lugar was allowed to escape punishment for potentially 24 felonies, while Charlie White was crucified and convicted falsely on the bogus charge of one count of voter fraud. These facts notwithstanding the death of Senator Lugar MUST be aired. Paul Ogden has penned a good piece today on the Senator’s passing. Paul as always is candid, and honest. Paul has long been a valued friend and ally of all of us here. Paul Ogden and us are usually in agreement on the issues. In regards to Lugar we agree on many points. But we cannot offer nearly as much praise of Lugar as Paul can. 

Gary Welsh has throughly documented Lugar’s falsely claiming to have been an inhabitant of the state for 35 years while he was in the Senate. It is true that Lugar as we, Paul Ogden, grant Lugar did some good work on foreign policy. We strongly disagree that Lugar was a non tribal figure. Especially given his role in launching the political career of “Godfather” Governor Mitch Daniels who is the most tribalistic and cult like person to ever inhabit the Governors Office. Also no amount of good deeds will ever make up for Lugar’s corrupt conduct as Mayor of Indianapolis. Of particular interest is this account from the 1970’s of Mitch Daniels engaging in some questionable actions to shake down city employees to give money to Mayor Lugar’s campaign coffers. 

As lifelong conservatives and republicans we believe in the rule of law. Which has for too long been neglected by the bipartisan cabal that has control of much of the Hoosier state. And the fact that Dick Lugar escaped punishment for his misdeeds is a fact that will have to be acknowledged sooner or later. Seriously Lugar was allowed to cast votes from a house that he had not owned for 35 years, Mitch Daniels cast ballots using the address of the Governors mansion that he admitted he did not reside at. Mike Pence filed tax returns when he was running for Governor in 2012 stating that he lived in Virginia. Even though according to state law to run for Governor he had to have resided in Indiana for the five years preceding the 2012 election. Most laughable is Pence’s having voted from the Governor’s mansion in last years election even though he doesn’t live there. Sorry folks to bring up unpleasant facts. But until the Indiana press and federal prosecutors do their jobs and go after these creeps we are forced to air unpleasant facts.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Reclaim The GOP From Trumpism

We hope you all had a great Easter weekend. We hope that just as Christ overcame death for all humanity. That also in the cause of helping to exorcise the demons that trouble us and the cause of human liberty and freedom. We invite you all to join us in removing the dark stain of Trumpism from our Grand Old Party and the nation. Please consider going to https://www.reclaim.gop/ and help ensure that we have a say in the affairs of the party of Lincoln, Reagan, Goldwater, Buckley and Paul Ogden!

Here is something for you all to read:

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Resurrection Day/Easter To All

INDY REPUBLICAN would just like to wish you all a Blessed Easter Sunday as we celebrate the resurrection of Christ the savior of all! Here’s the late great Ray Charles singing “I Can See Clearly Now”. Enjoy and have a blessed Resurrection Sunday!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Butthurt Snowflake Roy Moore Blocks Indy Republican on Twitter

Roy Moore Blocking Criticism 

Words has been going around on cyberspace that everybody’s favorite nut job and perpetual loser Roy Moore has possibly decided to run for office one more time in Alabama. Our readers might remember all the slings, arrows and insults we through at old Roy when he tried to slither into the Senate and failed. Just like Jason Voorhies in the old Friday the 13th movies who just doesn’t have the sense to stay dead. Roy has decided to come back for more punishment. His honor showing just how thin his skin is decided to block one of our correspondents on twitter. We were surprised because last time we did everything we could to get him to block us and failed. Regardless of what one thinks of Judge Moore his eagerness to block critics on twitter shows him to be a man with  no spine or balls. 

Here’s the tweet we sent to the Judge which got us blocked. Yes it’s a little childish and in poor taste. In our defense that’s why we thought Roy Moore would like it.

Information on How to Help Rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral

We have found this story on the CBS website that has a list of charities that you can contribute to in order to rebuild the Cathedral. Please give as you are able. Thank you all for your support and we will resume our regularly scheduled posting soon.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

We have just heard the sad news that the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has just collapsed as the result of an as yet ongoing fire at the Cathedral. CNBC has the story so far:

The roof of Paris’ famed Notre Dame Cathedral collapsed Monday as a massive fire ripped through the structure.

The city’s mayor and firefighters warned people to stay away from the area. There have been no confirmed deaths, according to Paris police, while a French government official said no injuries had yet been reported.

It was not immediately clear what had caused the fire, while local media reported that police in the city were treating it as an accident.

Notre Dame Cathedral built in the 12th Century AD and one of the oldest and most venerated churches in Christendom has also been a focal point in “Les Misrable” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. We all here pray that nobody is injured or killed as the result of this fire. We also hope that the church is repaired and rebuilt to continue standing as an enduring symbol of Christianity. It has always been a dream of the IR posse to go to the cathedral and to worship and pay our respects to our savior. Let’s all pull together and hope this fire is stopped immediately.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Putin’s Love Child to Run Homeland Security?

Following what some have called a “purge” at the United States Department of Homeland Security. There has been speculation about who President Trump will nominate to replace outgoing DHS Director Kirstjen Nielsen. There has been some talk of the President appointing his longtime policy advisor and attack dog Stephen Miller. Miller is noteworthy for his classless exchanges with the equally annoying Jim Acosta. His childish and infantile exchange with the classy, level-headed Jake Tapper, and for his having stated that President Trumps “powers on immigration will not be questioned”. Ignoring the fact that according to the constitution it is congress, not the President that sets immigration policy. As insane as having Psycho Stephen Miller in charge of Homeland Security would be. A friend of the blog’s found something that maybe more frightening. If this photograph is any indication Miller maybe the offspring of Russian Dictator Vladimir Putin. Take a look and you be the judge:

Also checkout the following videos about Stephen Miller. The first is Miller’s meltdown on Jake Tapper’s “State of the Union”. The other videos include two hilarious take downs of Miller by Pauly Shore, as well as Tappers comments about Miller’s bizarre behavior. Enjoy!

Miller’s Meltdown:

Tappers Reaction to Miller:

Pauly Shores imitation of Miller with Jake Tapper:

Miller’s Exchange with Jim Acosta AKA When two idiots have a press conference:

Pauly Shores takedown of Miller and Jim Acosta:

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Thursday Funnies

In another Thursday Funnies. There has been talk of having Robert Mullers report released. Of course there are some who don’t want the report released. We found the following excuse that could be offered to keep the report from being released:

Monday, April 1, 2019

The Sinking of the S.S. Hillary Clinton

Happy Monday everybody! We just found this excellent YouTube video that explains why Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in 2016. We hope you find it as great to watch as we did! Enjoy!

Monday, March 18, 2019

County GOP in Missouri Engages In Trump Cult Worship

Christian County Defiles Christianity, Abe Lincoln & the Republican Party
What a way to start off a work week. In another sign of The SATANIC takeover of much of our Grand Old Party. Word has come to us that the Christian County Republican Party has chosen to go down the blasphemous road and has changed their fundraising dinners to the Lincoln/Trump Day Dinner. Instead of keeping the more honorable century old tradition of Lincoln Day Dinners. Named in honor of one of our greatest presidents and the first man to win the presidency on the GOP ticket. After all Lincoln only helped to end slavery and restore the United States. That’s nothing compared to President Trump surviving his own personal Vietnam of avoiding STD’s! This action by the Christian (And we use that word loosely) County GOP as bad as it is, is but one of two reprehensible actions taken by these big government, socialist creeeps masquerading as conservatives. The Hill reported today that a United States Senator’s adhering to their oath of office is secondary to worshiping at the altar of Trump. The Hill reported:

A Missouri county GOP committee disinvited Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) to a dinner event next month, citing his recent vote against President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. 

“I am so disappointed in you now that I can hardly speak,” Wanda Martens, the party committee’s events chairwoman, wrote in an email to Blunt’s office obtained by The Kansas City Star. “Why could you not support my president in the emergency declaration? President Trump tried every available means to work the Senate to resolve the border issue and build the much needed wall. He is well within his presidential powers to do this.”

Blunt, the fourth-ranking Republican in the Senate, was the only member of GOP leadership to vote for the resolution of disapproval that would block Trump's emergency declaration. The president vetoed the resolution Friday.

The Missouri Republican cited the separation of powers to justify his vote in a radio interview last week.

“The last power really left to Congress is the power to control appropriations, the power of the purse, which anybody’s ever looked at the constitution has heard that phrase over and over again," he told KCMO. “And I think it’s an important phrase.”

Blunt has also warned a future Democratic president could take advantage of the precedent set by the national emergency declaration and take action on issues such as gun control or environmental regulations.

We have not always been very big fans of Senator Blunt but on this issue he is right on the money. Kudos to Senator Blunt for doing his job. He should view it as a badge of honor that Wanda Martens and the rest of what David Leach AKA “The Strident Conservative” calls the Fellowship of the Pharisees dislike him so much. Keep up the good work Senator. History will judge you well. As for most of the GOP in this year of our lord two thousand and nineteen. Historians will record how too many who are supposed to carry the political torch of Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan and William F Buckley. Decided to sell their souls to Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Jerry Falwell, Jr and Steve Miller. Let us fight on fellow #NeverTrumpers!!!!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Indy Republican is now on Patreon 

After almost three years of creating content that we hope is worthy of our late great mentor Gary Welsh. All of us at IR have setup a Patreon page to which you all can feel free to contribute to in order to help us cover some of our operating expenses. In the future we hope to be able to offer some special benefits to our Patreon supporters. Look forward to your continued support. Please click here to support us on Patreon.

Monday, March 11, 2019

A Word to Our Sources

IR apologizes for the scarcity of posts the past three weeks. But we have been deluged with so many tips and story suggestions that we are backlogged at the moment. We will respond to all of you that have reached out to us ASAP. We haven’t forgotten anyone. There are simply only so many hours in the day. We appreciate your trust. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Court Partially Gags Roger Stone

A lot has been happening at both the state and national levels that we will blog about soon. The information will take sometime to process. Until then we thought we would share with you the news about Trump campaign aide/conspiracy theorist Roger Stone.
Politico reported on Stone earlier today:
Roger Stone remains free to talk about Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation, just not in and around the Washington, D.C., courthouse where the longtime Donald Trump associate is fighting the special counsel’s charges he lied to Congress and obstructed its Russia investigation.

That’s the end result from a four-page order issued Friday from a federal judge who had been considering a complete gag order on Stone in the wake of his full-on media blitz since his arrest last month in south Florida.
Also Friday, Mueller’s team released a filing in the case that included a tantalizing nugget suggesting federal prosecutors might have obtained "Stone’s communications" with WikiLeaks, the website that dumped stolen Democratic emails during the election. While the language was somewhat vague, legal watchers quickly noted that it might represent a jarring new revelation, as previously Stone had only conceded to trying to connect with WikiLeaks via intermediaries.

The double-barrel developments in Stone’s case came amid a flurry of activity late on Friday, marking the busiest day yet in a court battle that still remains in a preliminary stage.

First, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that attorneys for Stone, Mueller and any witnesses in the case "must refrain from making statements to the media or in public settings that pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice to this case."
For now it seems that the judge is keeping Stone on a very short leash verbally. Since Stone is a bit of a useless motormouth we can understand why the judge would want to keep him from speaking.
If Republican strategist Rick Wilson is correct the judge may have done Stone a favor:

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Happy Birthday President Reagan

Today would have been President Ronald Reagan’s 108th birthday. The Reagan Battalion one of the few remaining bastions of Reagan republicanism left, had this very touching birthday video to the late President.

God Bless You Mister President!

Indiana Department of Insurance Continues to Mistreat Their Employees 

In a sign that "High Tax" Holcomb is determined to continue the denigration of Indiana’s state employees started by his master "Godfather Governor" Mitch Daniels.
Kara Kenney over at RTV 6 reports the case of a former state employee who alleged sexual harassment she experienced and how nothing was done about her complaints.
Click here to watch Kenney’s report:

Kenney reported the following on January 31st, 2019:
Former state employees say workplace harassment is widespread in Indiana state government, and that the state does not follow its own written policy regarding misconduct.
Shandi Donald, a former clerical assistant at the Indiana Department of Insurance, said the problem got so bad she resigned, while her accused harasser kept his job.
"I believe this is a very big problem," Donald said.
Much like other workplaces, Indiana state government has a workplace harassment prevention policy in place to protect workers.
"The State will not tolerate workplace harassment, whether engaged in by fellow employees, supervisors, officers, or by outside clients or other non-employees who conduct business with the State," read the state’s policy. "The State encourages reporting of all incidences of alleged harassment, regardless of who the offender may be or the offender’s status."
The state’s policy also prohibits retaliating against employees who report harassment.
Kenney however says she has spoken to many state workers who say that the state does not enforce it’s policy against harassment. She goes on to cite a particular former state employees story:

Shandi Donald, of Indianapolis, is married with a young daughter, which is one of the main reasons she decided to speak out about workplace harassment.
"People will continue to experience this, and I for one don’t want my child to experience this as she gets into the workforce," Donald said.
Donald resigned from the Indiana Department of Insurance in June 2018 after what she called repeated sexual harassment from then-Chief of Staff Doug Webber.

Donald said the issues started in December 2017, a few months after she started working in the licensing division.
Donald provided several examples of what she called inappropriate comments made by Webber.
"He said ‘it’s really cold outside, let me put my hands on your butt’ and reached for my hind end," Donald said. "I backed away and I said ‘excuse me?’"
Donald said Webber made another remark among a group of employees.

"We were talking about sports in high school, and he came down and chimed into the conversation and I had talked about being a cheerleader and he asked if I did cartwheels in skirts," said Donald. "I looked at everyone else. They all had the same face like ‘did he really just say that’?

Donald described another example that she said also happened in a group setting.
"He was referencing a Christmas party at his home for the Department of Insurance and asked if people were going to be wearing an ugly sweater," Donald said. "He made the comment that he was going to get one that says #MeToo. At that point, a couple people walked away."

Donald said at the time, employees did not feel comfortable speaking out against Webber.
"You can’t say anything to the Chief of Staff," Donald said. "You’ll lose your job."
Donald said she and her co-workers trusted and looked up to Webber.

Kenney reports that Donald reported Webber’s conduct to State Personnel in January of 2018. As if Webber’s alleged misconduct was not bad enough what Kara Kenney reports next is perhaps more disturbing:
Donald provided copies of the emails sent to state personnel to Call 6 Investigates.
"I told (state personnel) I fear for retaliation," Donald said. "It's not a very good work environment as far as the people who are in charge, and I’m afraid my life is going to be made hell."

Donald said state personnel assured her the state does not tolerate retaliation.
But Donald said when she went on vacation, several co-workers told her another supervisor went through her desk and recycling bins.
"I believe they were looking for anything they possibly could," Donald said.
Webber denied any involvement in the desk incident.

Following Donald’s workplace harassment complaint in January 2018, Webber remained in his role as Chief of Staff at the Indiana Department of Insurance for 11 months until he retired on Dec. 1.
State personnel did investigate Donald’s workplace harassment complaint, however, the findings of that investigation are not public record.
"INSPD investigates all workplace harassment complaints we receive," Carlo Bertollini, spokesperson for state personnel, said.
According to personnel records obtained by Call 6 Investigates, Webber did not face disciplinary suspension, demotion or termination.
He earned $123,231 at the Department of Insurance as Chief of Staff, overseeing the regulation of insurance in Indiana, records show.

A licensed attorney, Webber also served as general counsel for the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and IDOI, as well as numerous roles at the Indiana Attorney General’s office dating back to 1976.
Donald provided emails to RTV6 that showed state personnel encouraged her to apply for different jobs within state government.
The fact that state personnel encouraged Mrs. Donald to file for other jobs with the state makes us inclined to believe that SPD as is there SOP simply wants to cover up wrong doing by the states political appointees. The fact that Webber used to work with Jim Atterholt at the IURC leads us to believe that the allegations against Webber are credible. Our readers may remember that then IDOI Commissioner Jim Atterholt fired Paul Ogden back in 2007 for whistleblowing. So needless to say that IDOI doesn’t exactly have a great reputation as far as treating their employees goes. As for what our correspondents at the state tell us. Sexual and other harassment is far too widespread at state agencies.

For further information on Paul Ogden’s time at the IDOI please checkout the following:

Paul Ogden's time at the Department of Insurance:



Court of Appeals boneheaded decision on Ogden's lawsuit against the DOI:


Of further interest is Kara Kenney’s November 2018 report about the termination of former DCS spokesmen James Wide. Wide had alleged retaliation, racial discrimination and other issues at DCS. Mr. Wide has since reached a confidential settlement with the state. Kudos to Kara Kenney for her diligent reporting on the harassment of state employees. Keep up the good work Kara!

You go girl!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Riding Out the Artic Blast

Hello fellow freedom fighters! It’s IR and the gang saying we hope all of you are staying safe and warm during all this cold. We will be back soon with some more posts. We have been busy working and trying not to get frostbite! Again sorry for the delay in posting. Will be back to writing ASAP. Have a good day all!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Ann Coulter for President?

Ann Coulter 

Okay fellow renegade’s! Hope you are all having a pleasant Thursday. Today’s news we are not sure whether to file this one under comedy, tragedy or both. In another sign that politics in the U S of A has jumped the shark. Word is that some want faux conservative, bottom feeder and female impersonator Ann Coulter to challenge Donald Trump for President in 2020.

The Washington Times Stephen Dinan reports:

A political action committee that pushes for stricter immigration controls said Thursday it is launching a campaign to draft conservative writer Ann Coulter to challenge President Trump.

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC has been among those most critical of Mr. Trump’s latest immigration proposal that includes temporary legal status for some 700,000 illegal immigrant “Dreamers” now protected by the Obama-era DACA program.

ALIPAC, which had been a backer of Mr. Trump’s in the 2016 election, says it’s lost faith and is now seeking a new champion.

“I hope Ann Coulter will give serious consideration to running against Trump in the primary and run on a MAGA platform offering conservative voters a pledge to keep her promises … unlike Trump!” said William Gheen, president of ALIPAC.

He said he hoped such a bid would at least convince Mr. Trump to worry about his base voters as he prepared for re-election, and perhaps force him to abandon his latest immigration plans.

ALIPAC and Ann Coulter are not the only ones to call Trump out on his fraudulent stance on cracking down on illegal immigration. David Leach better now as the writer and host of the Anti-Trump conservative podcast “The Strident Conservative” has to his great credit refused to worship at the altar of the Orange One. Leach pointed out earlier this week about how his whole stupid promise of building a border wall was all smoke and mirror’s.

Leach wrote;

Throughout Trump’s first two years in office, I’ve been one of only a handful of conservative voices shouting from the rooftops that the New York liberal’s promise to fix America’s out-of-control illegal immigration problem was nothing but a lie.

As a candidate, Trump promised to build a “big beautiful powerful wall” on our southern border at Mexico’s expense, and he promised to overturn Obama’s unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order that allowed illegals to stay in America indefinitely. Unfortunately, the “wall” has become an “artistically designed” barrier of some sort funded by the U.S. taxpayer, and DACA is not only still in effect, it’s on its way to becoming permanent.

While the reality of Trump’s broken promises dealing with illegal immigration have been crystal clear to those not drinking the orange Kool-Aid, his inevitable betrayal on the issue has been brought sharply into focus since last summer.

In May 2018, as Trump and the GOP were looking for ways to save their jobs ahead of the midterms, the House Freedom Caucus joined hands with Democrats to push for a “fix” to DACA.
In June 2018, Paul Ryan proposed a plan that would allow DREAMers to legally stay in the country and be put on the pathway to citizenship in exchange for $23 billion for building a border wall.
Following their September 2018 budget betraying funding everything from Planned Parenthood to DACA and sanctuary cities, rumors began spreading around Washington that Trump was ready to cut an immigration deal with Democrats in light of the reality that the Democrats were about to retake the House in the midterms.

The Democrats did retake the House, and in the days since their victory, Trump and the GOP have been laying the foundation for their inevitable immigration betrayal. With the help of Trump’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner, trading DACA amnesty for a border wall is now the official position of the Trump administration and the GOP-controlled Senate.

So, it came as no surprise when Trump proposed a deal over the weekend to end to his manufactured government shutdown by offering Democrats a three-year extension of DACA in exchange for $5 billion for border security funding — an idea originally conceived by Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Three years? I’m sure it’s just a coincidence, but that’s just enough time to kick the can down the road until after his 2020 election … assuming there is one. And just in case there are any doubts about the motivation behind this three-year timeframe, consider this: Mitch McConnell, who has refused to let the Senate vote on the shutdown, has endorsed Trump’s offer and will hold vote on it this week.

Although none of us at IR support a border wall. We do share Leach’s justifiable frustration at how to many of our fellow republicans have gone from being “conservatives” and are now “Trumpservatives”. Looks like for now anyway we no longer have a two-party political system we only have the “Unibrow” system of Trump, Lindsey Graham and Nancy Pelosi. President Reagan must be rolling over in his grave.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Help Fight Scientology & Other Cults

Some time ago. We had posted an article about the unlikely alliance between the racist, anti-Semitic Nation of Islam and the bigoted, hated filled thuggish cult of Scientology. Since that time we have had more of a chance to look into the Church of Scientology and have become avid fans of Leah Remini's show "Scientology and the Aftermath" on A&E. In our studies of Scientology we all here have noticed some very scary similarities to how Scientology operates and the way that the Indiana political class operates. Especially the bullying tactics used by the head of Scientology David Miscavige and former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. Both operate cult's of personality, both are extremely short men with inferiority complexes, and they are both bonkers. They also are not above ruining the lives and reputations of their opponents real or imagined. According to Tony Ortega a former writer for The Village Voice and now the operator of "The Underground Bunker" an anti-scientology website. Ortega claims that in the 1990's that private investigator's working for the Church of Scientology were sent to Indianapolis to spy on several executives at Eli Lilly. Among those is now former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. Daniels has declined to comment on the matter. We first became aware of the Church of Scientology and it's activities in the mid-1990's when the Church filed an ultimately unsuccessful lawsuit against Eli Lilly and Co. to get them to stop making the anti-depressant Prozac. Although the cult at most has only about 25,000 to 40,000 members worldwide they still exercise far too much influence. So after much prayer, meditation and bible study we have decided to try to help in what way we can the fall of any and all destructive cults. From the Bipartisan Syndicate of Mitch Daniels, Bill Oesterle, Eric Holcomb, Ann & Ed Delaney, Evan Bayh and Andre Carson here in Indiana. To more national and international threats such as the alt-right, social justice warrior extremists, Keith Ellison, the Cult of 45, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and many more.

On our webpage you will see a list of links on how to help aid the opposition to Scientology. We highly recommend Mike Rinder's blog "Something Can Be Done About It". Mike is the former International Spokesman for the Church of Scientology, he has been out since 2007. And at a high cost to him he has engaged in acts of atonement for his sins and has helped to save many from the pain of Scientology. Tony Ortega's "The Underground Bunker" is another great resource for news on all things Scientology. Tony is a great writer and his and Paulette Cooper's book "Battlefield Scientology" is a must read. Jeffrey Augustine has a wonderful website "The Scientology Money Website" along with the "Surviving Scientology" YouTube Channel & iTunes podcast. Also on Mr. Augustine's website is a look at what Scientology actually teaches about Jesus Christ. The Aftermath Foundation which was started a few years ago is a great organization to donate to in order to help those who are trying to escape from Scientology and get back on their feet. Also former Scientology superstar Aaron Smith-Levin's YouTube Channel "Growing Up In Scientology" is always worth a look. If you have any further information on these on any other destructive cults please contact us via email or the contact form on the webpage version of the blog. 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

INDY REPUBLICAN Promises To Write More on Local Issues

We apologize for the dearth of posts on state and local issues lately. We have all been caught up with some personal business and with trying to reclaim the GOP for real conservatives. Please feel free to send us any news tips or story ideas. Also if you have anything you want us to publish send it our way and tell us how you want to be credited for your post.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

What’s Hiding in Lindsey Graham’s Closet?

Good afternoon fellow patriots. We like many of our fellow conservatives and libertarians have been frustrated with Senator Lindsey Graham’s lack of a spine and balls for the better part of a decade. But his well documented transformation from Never Trump to Trump’s Butt Kisser has sickened even our cast iron stomachs. Personally we believe that he is just trying to hitch his wagon to whatever is the latest political horse. Other’s however have a different theory as to why Graham has become submissive to President Trump.

We were cruising around cyberspace and came across the following from one of our favorite conservatives S.E. Cupp:

This brought to mind a post from back in 2015 by the late great Gary Welsh about speculation that both then Senator Mark Kirk and Lindsey Graham were both gay. The friend to all patriots everywhere and the IR Gang’s eternal hero had this to say:

Both Kirk, who is divorced, and the single Graham have been the subject of persistent rumors about their sexual orientation.

Gary was referring to a comment made by then Senator Mark Kirk that Graham is “a bro with no ho”. The comment came up in the context of if Graham were to ever be elected president. Since Graham is not married he said he would pick either he sister or one of his female friends to serve as First Lady. 

We just cannot help but to think that Gary Welsh would be having a field day with Lindsey Graham’s flip flopping if he was still alive. For the record IR doesn’t believe that Graham is gay. Just an opportunist who we all would gladly have leave public life. We do agree with Gary that Ann Coulter is actually a man.

Till next time everyone!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Conservative Writer Charlie Sykes Exposes the Fraud Behind Trump’s Wall

In what has become an all to often occurrence since the election of President Donald Trump. We the people are on a roller coaster ride from one extreme display of human stupidity to another. The partial federal government shutdown which is about to enter its third week with no signs of abating. Resolution of the shutdown has continued to be held up by the insistent demand on the part of faux conservative President Trump’s demand to build a wall along almost 2,000 miles of our southern border. The President has even foolishly and dangerously toyed with the idea of declaring a national emergency to attempt to get his mythical wall built  Just like Captain Ahab refusing to give up His misguided quest to slay Moby Dick. Donald Trump must have his wall. 

Charlie Sykes Editor-In-Chief of The Bulwark 

Fortunately there are still SOME real conservatives like the Indy Republican Posse, Paul Ogden, Bill Kristol, Charlie Sykes and Congressman Justin Amash R-MI who are standing firm against the attempts of Trumpism and it’s attacks on the Constitution, rule of law and the conservative traditions of Buckley, Reagan and Goldwater. 

Conservative Podcaster, Writer, and Television Commentator Charlie Sykes stands among the forefront of we who are the guardians and true adherents of conservative republican principles. Mr. Sykes along with many others writes for The Bulwark website. The premier site for Trump Skeptic conservatives. Sykes has just released a video on The Bulwark’s YouTube channel outlining the conservative case against Trump’s wall and against declaring a national emergency. We encourage all of our readers pro, sometimes or never Trump to watch the video and to support The Bulwark which has as its motto the well deserved “Conservatism Conserved. Please watch the video and write, call, tweet, email the President, the Vice President, the Cabinet, and every Congressman and Senator and tell them to say “Hell No” to ANY idea of declaring a National Emergency to build a bad acid trip inspired wall. 

Here is the video enjoy:

UPDATE: It appears that President Trump’s plan to declare an emergency to seize land along the border is running into some stiff resistance. Nick Berman and Katie Zezima over at The Washington Post have an
article about many Texans who are opposing a border wall. Also the editors of the late great William F. Buckley’s magazine The National Review have come out in opposition to declaring a national emergency to attempt to build a border wall. Ben Shapiro has a brilliant article analyzing why Trump should not declare an emergency.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Live Blogging President Trump’s Address on Border Issues w/Update

9:05 PM Trump says that their is a crisis on the southern border of the United States of illegal immigrants. Says that the Trump Administration has proposed to congress funding for extra immigration judges, processing of immigrants, and $5.7 Billion for a physical barrier at the border.

9:08 PM Trump states the border wall would pay for itself due to preventing the flow of illegal drugs and illegal immigrants entering the country. Trump claims that the wall will be a steel rather than a concrete wall as a concession to democrats. Trump has said nothing about how higher steel tariffs will effect the cost of building a steel wall. 

9:12 PM So far Trump has just been recycling the same old rhetoric of trying to pressure congress into building a border wall. Hasn’t worked so far. 

9:13 PM To our great surprise Trump only spoke for less than 10 minutes. But as IR expected the speech amounted to less than nothing. Democrats will not feel particularly interested in helping Trump, and wavering Republicans will not be reassured by Trumps ranting and raving.

UPDATE: As sour as it sits on IR’s tongue Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer D-NY & House Speaker Nancy Pelosi D-CA both came off a little better in their response to Trump than Trump came off in his speech. Schumer clearly was attempting to rile President Trump by saying “the country cannot be run by twitter tantrums”. Wouldn’t be surprised if soon the Twitterer-In-Chief loses his cool and goes insane and lashes out again on Twitter. 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

So Wrong But So Funny Thursday

In what might or might not become a new regular feature on the blog. We found something that is so wrong and yet so funny at the same time. President Donald Trump has been complaining that the new House Democratic majority launching investigations of him could amount to “Presidential Harassment”. Well we found this tweet which sums up our views of the House and Presidential Harassment:

If this is true given what is known of Trump’s private life he may stop complaining about what the House Democrats will do!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Rand Paul Betrays Liberty Republicans and Backs Trump

Senator Rand Paul RINO-Sellout KY

As much of a broken record as we are at this point. Truth compels is to once again admit that we are being put into a position that we never thought we would be in. Being that we find ourselves defending Senator-Elect Mitt Romney against our former ally Senator Rand “Traitor” Paul. We are referring to Senator Paul’s response to Senator Romney’s Washington Post Op-Ed  n which Romney said: "On balance, his (President Trump) conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions this month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office,".  We will delve into Mitt Romney’s Op-Ed in more detail in this and some other posts. For the moment we will keep discussing Senator Paul. We are goin on record here saying this is not a post that INDY REPUBLICAN writes lightly, nor are we in anyway permanently closing the door to the possibility our old friend Senator Paul can find his way back into our good graces. But we at IR are big believers in facing reality. And bottom line is since our Conservative/Libertarian principles are incompatible with supporting the Eastern Liberal Elitist President Donald Trump as the head of what to us should be the party of the individual, the party that promotes equality of opportunity, and the return to a coequal balance of power between the executive, legislative and judicial branches of our government. By extension Rand Paul’s equating of Donald Trump’s governance with Reagan/Goldwater Republicanism. Shows that the good Doctor Paul has way wandered off the reservation. Our readers may recall a previous post in which we praised Senator Paul for his criticism of President Trump for wanting to continue the war in Afghanistan. We are proud of that post and stand by each and every word. That being said as long as Rand Paul continues to defend Trump we are forced to hold his feet to the fire.

Now let’s get to the heart of what has all of us at IR steaming at Rand Paul. According to TheHill in an article written today by John Bowden:

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) took aim at his incoming Senate colleague Mitt Romney on Wednesday after the Utah senator-elect targeted President Trump in an op-ed criticizing the president's character.

In a tweet, the Kentucky senator accused Romney of attempting to display "how virtuous he is in comparison to the President," while calling him a "big government Republican" opposed to former President Reagan's ideals of limited federal power.

Below are Senator Paul and President Trump’s Twitter responses to Senator-Elect Romney’s article:

Senator Mitt Romney (R?-UT)

As much as we have criticized Romney in the past and wished he would just fade into the sunset. As he was right to oppose Roy Moore when Moore ran for the US Senate in Alabama. Romney is absolutely correct in calling out Trump as being ill-suited to being president. He is also correct in pointing out that Trump is right to push for lower taxes, and to oppose burdensome regulations. That the President’s alienating of long standing American allies, his pandering to communists dictators such as Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-Un, and his advocacy of higher and higher tariffs have only served to make America respected less, not admired more. We still have a healthy amount of skepticism towards Romney and are not saying we would grant him sainthood. We will say that he would make a far superior president than Trump. A low bar to clear yes, but much better than any socialist democrat that’s for sure. It will be interesting to see what other reactions there will be to Romney’s Op-Ed. We are especially curious to see how his niece the shrewish RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney-McDaniel will react to it. Something tells us we are glad we aren’t going to be going to the Romney house for the holidays!

Update: Guy Benson has his take over at Townhall on Mitt Romney’s opening salvo against Trump and also points out just how unpopular Trump is in Utah.