This blog has long warned of the infiltration and planned takeover of the Republican Party by fringe right leaning Libertarian types normally associated with past campaigns of three time failed presidential candidate, Ron Paul.
I have been scoffed at, ridiculed, verbally assaulted and targeted by these same people in comments on this blog and other forums for pointing out the obvious intent of their deciding that they must take over the party for some reason.
Two years ago I exposed an effort by one of their number to “stack PCO positions” with those favorable to their point of view that led to me completely severing any supportive relationship that might have existed between me and the local GOP.
Needless to say, the ne’er-do-wells were not impressed as shining light into their underhanded tactics led to firestorm of criticism, ridicule and one of the most outrageous cock n bull stories I have ever heard in an effort to cover their rear ends.
Even the Lazy C chimed in, but more so supportive of them over actually digging into the story for the truth of how these people were systematically moving the party too far right with their purity purge of Republicans desiring to meet in the middle with Democrats to actually work “for the people” over implementing a radical right wing agenda erroneously labeled a “liberty” movement.
Actual Liberty is far from where they would move the country, in my estimation.
It doesn’t surprise me that here we are, two years later and once again, this same person is still working to “stack PCO positions” to, as he puts it, prevent what he labels as “the establishment” from retaking the party in Clark county.
Notice too, the usual cry of victim as if those that disagree with their fringe view are always “out to get them.” Yet not stated is their own effort to purge the party roles of any not in lock-step, evidenced by the sneer of “we must be fair.”
Fair is far from what the goal is as we all have seen in recent months by the call to disown or not support any Republican candidate with the audacity to attend a dinner hosted by the group, Republicans of Clark County that saw 17th District Representative Paul Harris poking fun at them at the dinner.
So here we are, once again still seeing this silly effort at purity that loses elections, alienates supporters and disenfranchises voters.
Completely lost as they rail on about this mysterious “establishment” is that as soon as they assumed leadership of the party, they became the establishment in that they now hold the position of authority and we see they will not stop at anything to retain that establishment position for themselves.
We see this same attitude coming from Clark County Councilor, David Madore whom I feel is knee deep in with these people as they rally around his demeaning efforts of slurring the majority members of the county council no longer willing to kow tow to his demands and bullying tactics.
And in spite of their cries of being “Liberty People,” what liberty is there when only their views are to be considered?
Is it really “liberty” if you feel the need to bully people into accepting your view and must stack positions within the party to ensure that it is your views that the party follows?
Two years ago when I first turned on a light about these efforts, we saw one of the most hilarious cock and bull stories ever fabricated, accusing the state party, again “the establishment” in their delusional minds of signing people up for PCO without their knowledge and some grand conspiracy orchestrated to deny them their rightful, in their view, positions of authority.
It was easily cleared up and debunked with a simple email to the elections department.
What sort of conspiracy will appear from out of thin air this time remains to be seen. But no doubt one will materialize.
What is most obvious is that if you desire our legislators to be able to meet in the middle and collaborate for the good of all of us, not just a narrow view of things, you need party leaders willing to collaborate themselves and to stop efforts of purging your party of opposing thoughts and views.
Ronald Reagan won the presidency twice by appealing across the divide and even though he too was able to dig his heels in, was also willing to meet in the middle when necessary and we saw a decade of prosperity.
He did not accomplish that by crying victim, even though the House of Representatives was in Democrats hands throughout his two terms and so was the Senate towards the end of his second term.
He also did not purge the Republican Party of those he deemed not pure enough.
The one thing unlearned by the current Clark County GOP ‘establishment’ leaders is that you cannot impose liberty by tyrannical means.
Until they learn that valuable lesson, they have no business being in charge of any party.
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