I've known, and stated, that these people are being led, if not manipulated, by Paulbots. This allegedly "spontaneous" movement has just jumped up all by itself... except for the similar movements in Spokane, Seattle, Bellingham and the like... and now this from the Daily News:
The Daily News Online 6 hours ago •
Nearly a week after the Aug. 7 primary election, it still is not clear whether Ron Paul — or "Liberty Movement" — Republicans succeeded in shaking up the Cowlitz County party.
They didn't win the majority of the precinct committee positions, but about 30 percent of Ron Paul supporters were successful and will be involved in shaping the party's future once they take office in January. Cowlitz GOP Chairman Larry Wendfeldt said he welcomes new blood as long as the Paul supporters work together with other party members.
"I'd hope the people who won become active, because we all have the same ultimate aim, to win the November national election," Wendfeldt said. "I like to think we're all Republicans, we just have some different approaches."
Precinct committee officers do a lot of the everyday grunt work of the party, such as marshaling volunteers and organizing get-out-the-vote campaigns. Everyone needs to pitch in to be successful, Wendfeldt said.
Supporters of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul for president were urged to run for PCO positions across the state this year to gain control of the state party and make it easier for Paul's Libertarian agenda to be advanced. State and local officials reported a dramatic rise in the number of opposed PCO races and attributed it to the Ron Paul factor.
There were 36 contested Republican PCO races in Cowlitz County, but in some Wendfeldt said it's was unclear whether the challenger supported Paul. A change the precinct maps this year also meant some former PCOs faced off against each other. There are 66 Republican PCO positions countywide, but many were unopposed.
There's no official tally of Ron Paul supporters versus more "mainline Republicans" in Cowlitz County, because all ran as Republicans. Wendfeldt identified about 30 races where he knew there was a showdown between a Ron Paul supporter and a more mainline Republican — including his own, which he won by 10 votes, according to the most recent tallies.
Of the 30 races, 22 were won by the traditional Republicans and eight were claimed by Ron Paul supporters, Wendfeldt said.
Arne Mortensen is one of the Ron Paul supporters who won a PCO race, though the retired software engineer is quick to note he's long been involved in local Republican politics, including previous service in a PCO position.
Mortensen said he'd never vote for President Barack Obama, but neither is he quite ready to pledge support for presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney. He wants to see what Tea Party supporters and others do at the national convention later this month, he said.
Locally, Mortensen said he'd like to see the party re-energized.
"I'd definitely look for some changes in the local party," he said. He said the monthly meetings can be "very bureaucratic" and new ideas aren't always explored. He'd also like more guest speakers added to keep the base fired up and more effort put into holding candidates accountable for sticking to party platforms and standards.
"I want to change the outlook and maybe do a better job of vetting people," Mortensen said.
Wendfeldt said the Ron Paul supporters and mainline Republicans have "a lot more in common than we have differences" and hopes they can work together for the good of the party. He still disagrees with some of Paul's stances, such as legalizing drugs, but believes there's a lot of common ground to be found.
These efforts had a lot in common.Paul supporters will "obviously have a bigger voice" as a result of the primary election, Wendfeldt said, though he noted he's also appointed Ron Paul supporters to vacant PCO seats in the past. "And no one should ever have an entire lock on things. That can lead to the good old boy network. We have to be open to everybody's thoughts and try to include them."
Names resembled each other.
Same nonsensical babble for talking points.
Same abysmal outcomes.
Yep.... sheer coincidence.
At least they didn't try the "allied" scam so popular with these losers down here.
But yes... this serves to reconfirm the REALITY of the situation... a reality missing from the scammers here in Clark County. And that is that the effort here in Clark County was Paulbot driven, Paulbot planned, and typically, Paulbot failed.
Hell, we knew that, didn't we?
More to come.