Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Best Regards!?

I received the following email yesterday from a registered Democrat married to the Republican I was trying to reach at her door. I knocked on 149 doors yesterday. Met some wonderful folks.

This email made me laugh. My response follows:

I came home today and found your 'handwritten' note tucked into my doorknob.  At first I thought this was an actual note from a neighbor or friend, but I quickly realized that it was just another packaged political advertisement.
Trust me...I am no Virginia Foxx supporter, but compared to your positions she would be considered a dyed-in-the-wool leftist. Republican/Tea-Party candidates such as you who hold such extreme positions would doubtless kick Ronald Reagan out of the Republican party for not being 'conservative' enough.
I think the Tea Party movement has peaked and will soon be relegated to the ash-heap of history.  Fortunately....as recently evidenced by NC's HB-2, when people see what people such as yourself actually would bring to the table, they find that they want no part of it.
Perhaps you should seek a position less ambitious than that of a US Representative.  With your vast experience, I'm sure a more suitable position could be found in the fast food industry.
best regards,"
Who writes this sort of thing and then closes, "best regards"!? It is clear he doesn't wish the best for me. <smile>
Thank you for your message, Txxx!  I love Ronald Reagan- he is one of my heroes. I would never have considered kicking him out of the party. :)
I've knocked on 10,398 doors as of today. I fully realize not every door I knock on will be a supporter. Isn't it great to be an American where we have people who want to represent us going door to door? If you had been at home, we could have had a discussion and gotten to know one another.
Our nation is almost $20 trillion in debt. We cannot afford to keep passing $1.1 trillion dollar spending bills. We must leave a better America for our children and grandchildren.
I was actually enlisted in the ARNG and went through OCS and became an officer. I was an executive officer of a HQ detachment. I was a social worker and I currently run a nonprofit that gives research grants to researchers for a rare disease called Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome. That being said, I'd have no problem working at a fast food place, as I did many times to work my way through college. There is dignity in hard work.
God bless you! Thanks again for contacting me.
Are Democrats really THAT elitist? I've worked fast food, waited tables, and worked as a file girl, nanny, and several other jobs to get through college. These JOBS provided the money I needed for rent, food and clothing. There is NOTHING wrong with working a fast food job.  My husband worked at Albertsons unloading trucks in the middle of the night right out of college. He had a day job and was building experience for his career, it didn't pay much, so he got a second job unloading trucks. There is DIGNITY in working hard!

I suppose when faced with unemployment, the writer could never work just ANY job to get by. Crazy, isn't it!?

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

10,000 Doors!

Yesterday, I knocked on my 10,000th door. Here is a collage of just a few of the folks I've met at those doors. 

I've knocked in rain, snow, cold weather and warm...... 12,000 here I come. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

9,000 Doors!

The other day in Mt. Airy, I knocked on my 9,000th door. I'm at 9,138 as of yesterday. Heading out to door knock again in a bit.

If you feel so lead, please help me get around the district and meet voters one on one. I am just an average American- not a career politician with a big bank account. I need your help to make our voices heard in DC. You can donate here.

The Deacon from Our Church Endorsed Me

I'm blessed to have so many endorsements from YOU- we the people. Those are the best endorsements and they mean the most.

Our Deacon at church has been a supporter from the beginning (I've posted pictures of me with his family all decked out in Pattie Curran gear holding yard signs before)...but today, I received a pleasant surprise, he filled out the endorsement form on my website. You can find it here.

I smiled when the email notification came through alerting me I had an endorsement and I read:

"I am the deacon at Pattie’s church I find her to be an honest and upright person. She WILL stand by We The People. I’m proud to call her my friend. Many Blessings Pattie. Godspeed. -Reverend Mr Tim Ritchey"

It's nice to get endorsements from the people who know you best. 

Thank you to everyone who has endorsed me! I am BLESSED beyond measure. 

Another Medication Not Covered Thanks to #Obamacare

Thanks to Obamacare another medication is not covered. My J used to take it without a pre-auth for a different illness (switched to another med) and now we need it for S and guess what? Not covered. 
This is lifesaving. This is needed. Biopsies confirmed the other medication doesn't work at all. 
Now that big nanny government regulates all insurance causing huge cost increases and gets in the way of the doctor patient relationship, we can't get the medications our kids need for the diseases they have. OUR DOCTORS should be able to treat us WITHOUT government telling them what they can and cannot prescribe via regulatory fiat!!! 
Government can never solve problems like the free market. Government regulations create problems. Then stupid legislators then create more regulations to fix what their previous regulations broke----thus creating WORSE problems. So forth and so on. 
Get government OUT of my life and out of my medical care!! FULL REPEAL of ‪#‎ACA‬
The ACA cannot be fixed it must be fully repealed. Every. Single. Word. ‪#‎FullRepeal‬
Off to FIGHT for what my children NEED.