Last Thursday, July 5, 2012, Mark Engleman, ‘Republican’ Precinct Committee Officer, precinct 190 sent out an email blast titled, “The New Clark County Conservative Movement – Addressing persistent misinformation” where he appears to make an effort to whitewash efforts at stacking PCO positions within the Clark County Republican Party by placing selected people in PCO slots to bring about a power shift.
First, let me assure you this effort has absolutely NOTHING to do with the Clark County Conservative blogsite and judging by past comments left by Mark and others, this movement stands opposed to the positions taken and expressed by the Clark County Conservative blogsite, even though they decided to use the name of this blog in their movement.
Let there be no confusion there. This blog has been in existence and active since June 2008, just over 4 years. This “movement” came about just a couple months ago.
It is said that this is an effort to bring about a power shift within the party as the group Mark claims to represent clearly promotes Ron Paul over Republicans.
Pro-Ron Paul website Daily Paul says, “The big challenge is letting the voters know who the Ron Paul PCO candidates are” after urging Paulbots “File as candidate for PCO,” challenging long time effective PCO’s in some precincts that are not pro-Ron Paul.
Yet, after this, Engleman’s email calls the claim of “This ‘Conservative movement’ is a veiled take over by the Ron Paul group” “key misinformation.”
A blistering response to Engleman’s claims shows that the so-called conservative movement is not an effort to “seek unity” within the Clark County GOP by showing,
You ARE ACTIVELY OPPOSING Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey,
You ARE ACTIVELY OPPOSING Representative Paul Harris,
You ARE ACTIVELY OPPOSING current County Chairwoman Stephanie McClintock,
You ARE ACTIVELY OPPOSING long-time activist Mary Graham,
You ARE ACTIVELY OPPOSING former County Chairman and current State Committeeman Ryan Hart,
You ARE ACTIVELY OPPOSING both current PCO Kelly Hinton and County Commissioner Marc Boldt,
You ARE ACTIVELY OPPOSING long-time activist and 2012 Platform Committee chairman Jonathan Sauerwein,
You ARE ACTIVELY OPPOSING Republican candidate and staunch conservative Carolyn Crain,
You ARE ACTIVELY OPPOSING former County Chairman Mike Gaston,
You ARE ACTIVELY OPPOSING former Clark County Commissioner Vern Veysey,
You ARE ACTIVELY OPPOSING long-time activist and the 2011 Ridgefield Citizen of the Year David Standal,
You ARE ACTIVELY OPPOSING former Clark County GOP Chair and current Washougal City Councilman Brent Boger,
You ARE ACTIVELY OPPOSING long-time activist and leader of the Clark County Republican Roundtable Tom Higdon,
You ARE ACTIVELY OPPOSING Peter Gilmour a GOP office volunteer and board member who has put up more than 400 signs for candidates this year and authored the GOP Candidate Manual.
You REFUSE TO SUPPORT Republican candidate Julie Olson even though she’s unopposed,
You REFUSE TO SUPPORT current Clark County Assessor Peter VanNortwick even though he’s unopposed,
You REFUSE TO SUPPORT current Clark County Sheriff Garry Lucas even though he’s unopposed,
You REFUSE TO SUPPORT current Battle Ground City Council member Adrian Cortes even though he’s unopposed,
You REFUSE TO SUPPORT current Clark County Clerk Scott Weber even though he’s unopposed,
You REFUSE TO SUPORT Clark County Republican Party Volunteer of the Year Tanna Chattin even though she’s unopposed,
You REFUSE TO SUPPORT former County Chairman Margie Ferris even though she’s unopposed, and
You REFUSE TO SUPPORT current Camas Mayor Scott Higgins even though he’s unopposed.
In other words, if you don’t support the Cult of Ron Paul, you need to go!
This effort at a Paulbot takeover of the CCGOP is not new. This blog wrote of it in 2010 and we saw more of it in 2007 and 2008 as Ron Paul supporter Katja Delavar, wife of former Washougal City Council Member Michael Delavar was quoted saying of the 2008 GOP Convention, “We are trying to integrate with the Republican Party; they see it as a take-over.”
In September 2007 efforts to take over the party nationally were made known on a Ron Paul forum out of Minnesota when a recruiter from another group calling itself the Republican Liberty Caucus said,
“I know many of you probably are concerned that, by joining the Republicans you will be assimilated to the point where you may have to sacrifice your principles and beliefs. That is why I urge you to join us because we operate, although within the GOP, completely independent of the party’s leadership. None of our funds go to the Republican National Committee because we are well aware that their agenda is to elect people and not necessarily promote the ideals of liberty and freedom.”
If you publicly speak against Ron Paul, it is not unusual to receive a response from Paulbots as I did in a recent under a Columbian Letter to the Editor from a Lisa Spencer,
“it is old people like you and your crazy brand of politics that have gotten us to the point we are at today. You and your generation has ruined it for ours. Proof of this is is that you do not even understand how elections work. The popular vote is not what counts, delegates are what matters. I will be glad when your generation no longer votes. Thanks for ruining America with the last 40 years of crazy voting.”
These people want to run a Political Party, but think the votes of the people do not matter, only stacking delegates to conventions. Just who do they propose they will represent?
Or, do they propose they will enforce Ron Paul’s ideals like other dictatorships have in the past?
These people are a very well organized cult who have studied and know the finer points of parliamentary procedures and often use them to disrupt meetings and conventions to impose their views. They do not act illegally, but do move among the shadows with the single goal in mind of placing the country under the spell of Ron Paul, just as they have been deluded into.
That he has been rejected in 3 tries to be President, not winning a single state primary in all of those tries, not even his own home state, means nothing to them. They always point fingers that he isn’t being heard, voter fraud, the Party silences him.
His message has been heard and rejected time and again. They have repeatedly shown their inability win an election and have taken to following the examples seen in the early 1930’s in Germany where a very small minority succeeded in installing the worst dictator in history.
Don’t be fooled by claims of a “New Clark County Conservative” movement. This group may try to highjack the name of this blog, but they have nothing to do with it, are not affiliated with it and are opposed to what this blog posts.
They are a group of fringe Libertarians that even many in the Libertarian Party rejects.
The Republican Party has its problems and they need resolved.
Efforts by this group are not about resolving those problems, but about taking it over to promote ideas fronted by fringe nutcase Ron Paul.
You must reject their efforts at stacking PCO positions, ousting those you know of already and support real conservative candidates, not Ron Paul followers claiming to be conservatives.
UPDATE: See Clark GOP Playing Dirty Again?