When the PaulBots took over the local party last cycle, I wrote the following:
Here are the two fundamental problems the Paulbots have:
1. As of this writing, the legislative make up of Clark County is 11 Republican and 4 democrat. The 49th, which is primarily located in Vancouver is Leftist Charley's. We cannot win there: we should not run anything but token candidates and provide them with zero resources. The 14th,18th and 20th are Right Wing Charley's country, the left cannot win there, and as they showed in the last cycle, they understand that and didn't bother to run serious candidates.
For reasons unfathomable to me, Clark County continues to support that waste of space representing us in Congress, the same waste of space who backhanded the county party by endorsing Marc Boldt.... as if that helped him... the utterly worthless Jaime Herrera.
We have 2 conservative county commissioners (Finally) who are also both Republican.
What was missing in all of this was the hands on support of the PCOA/Paulbots for Julie Olson.
Olson could have run a much better campaign. She could have galvanized support by providing militant opposition to the CRC scam: she likely would have won going away like most everyone else did who took that position.
But did these people running... no matter who they are... jump in and give Olson a hand?
Why not? Seat not that important?
2. The ties to the cult of Paul supporters are just too strong. Ron Paul is a complete whack job, who's good ideas are layered under sheets of idiocy attached to a death wish. Many, if not most of those pushing this are that: Paulbots who will cheerfully throw the GOP under the buss to get what they want, whatever that is, just like they did in the last election.
The entire point of the PCOA is to replace the Old Boss with the New Boss.
But here's the thing: the ONLY question those voting here should ask themselves is this:
Are the numbers posted above... the 11 and 4 legislators, the 2 commissioners and the pathetic fake GOP Congresswoman something they can improve on?
Because EVERYTHING else is secondary to that.
They've provided a lot of words with precisely zero meaning. And the whole point of this exercise is as abysmal as their abortive (and ultimately failed) effort to take over through the PCO elections.
I've heard loads of crap about Dan Barnes as well. But unless someone else steps up....
Meanwhile, yours truly is out. I expect that re-org, with the Herrera-endorsed Marc Boldt representing this precinct... if he shows up at all... to be just the tiniest bit awkward.
I sincerely hope this is my last series of political battles here locally. We truly have the government we deserve because we lack the vision and foresight to learn from our mistakes and I am too old and too beat up to keep fighting local battles.
So, no matter who, ultimately, takes over, the differences will be few and we will go on making the same, stupid, unnecessary mistakes... over and over... while hoping for a different outcome.
Did I mention that pattern is insane?Naturally, the democratian will do all they can to strengthen the hand of the more pliable Republicans: after all, many of them are, in fact, democrats in RINO clothing.
That said, this fascination with local internal GOP politics is a direct result of the foolishness of those in the GOP to play the democratian media game.
None of those quoted in the story by this left wing rag should have said a thing.
The leftists, including the rag, revel in the GOP's agony. And the members of the GOP who feel compelled to babble to them merely feed that lack of respect.
Have you ever seen this kind of nonsense aimed at their fellow leftists?
Of course not.
But while Ann Donnelly has a PhD, she's certainly lacking in political knowledge and know-how.
None of those quoted in the article should have said anything.
That they felt compelled to shoot off their mouths to a paper that exists to cast the GOP and it's supporters in the worst possible light is yet another confirmation that the current leaders of any faction under the GOP banner don't know anything more about politics than they do brain surgery.
Articles like these merely serve to hold the GOP up as a piñata. And it's bad enough when they do that without the able assistance of the GOP members itself.
The comments of the haters below the article speak to that. And why the local GOP insists on feeding the jackals is beyond me.
How did any of this reveling in the GOP agony move their ball forward? Why did people (Ann Donnelly, Brent Boger, Christian Berrigan, Kenny Smith, Dick Sohn, et al,) who should have known better feel compelled to talk to anyone from the rag?
You would have thought, after all of these years, that they would have learned.
Clearly, they haven't.