Unbelievable, but not surprising to see word leaking out at the Clark County Republican Party voting to oppose Republican candidates in the General Election. Candidates that are being challenged or opposed by Democrats!
These same Republicans voting to oppose Republicans in what I can only see as a continuance of their “purity purge” are the same ones whining constantly about “RINO’s electing Democrats.”
Yet here they come voting to oppose the only Republicans facing off against a Democrat in races.
This was bound to happen as I eluded too years ago when these fringe elements, being described by some as the “Alt-Right” took control of the party to promote their brand of politics.
It doesn’t seem to matter than in each case, a clear majority of Republicans voted to advance these candidates to the General. No, they’re not the party favorites, so they must be opposed, even if it means Democrats regain control of the Senate and retain both the House and the Governor’s office.
So far word has come out that Party purists have voted to not endorse 3rd Congressional Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (even though the WSRP voted to endorse her), 18th Legislative District Senator Ann Rivers and seeing that John Blom defeated controversial County Councilor David Madore, voting to not endorse wasn’t good enough, so they voted to actually oppose that Republican! Sources say that there was also a vote to oppose incumbent Ann Rivers that fell short by one vote.
I have no doubt that other Republicans not living up to their narrow minded views will also be voted against by this group of malcontents and they will be well pleased with themselves.
Also of little doubt they will cry the loudest over Democrats should they control the state’s future as they once again attempt to force an income tax on us, lessen our second amendment right and likely even force us into accepting Portland’s financially ailing light rail.
And don’t forget, these are the same ones demanding we support Donald Trump by crying that if we don’t vote for Trump, we are voting for Hillary. By that same line of reasoning, aren’t they now voting to put more Democrats in state and county office?
Fortunately, voters seem to pay little heed to these miscreants and vote their own conscience.
Republicans, y’all need to stand up and take your party back from this fringe element and you better do it real soon.
That is, if you wish to have a party any longer.
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