Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Revolt Begins

As predicted, the rank and file revolt we had in Nevada last spring was not an isolated incident. The Hill reports:
For the first time in party history, members of the Republican National Committee have called their own unscheduled meeting without the aid of the Washington-based party apparatus.

Unlike conditions in Nevada, the leadership appears to agree the revolt is legal under the rules...
The unscheduled and unexpected meeting, plans for which were first reported by The Hill, was called by Emineth ( North Dakota ) and 21 other RNC members from 18 states, according to a memo from the RNC counsel’s office. Party rules stipulate a meeting must be called by at least 16 members from 16 different states.
A spokesman for ( the incumbent) Duncan would only say that the chairman supports members’ rights to hold such a meeting.

A host of candidates are in on it...
Those who signed the letter requesting the special meeting are either undecided voters or are backing other candidates. Several are public supporters of former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell or of South Carolina GOP chairman Katon Dawson. Dawson himself is among the signees.

Others are privately supporting their own candidates. Most notably, several private supporters of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele were enthusiastic backers of the special meeting, and many signed on to make it happen.

So, dust off the flintlocks and assemble in the town square, it's time for the tree of liberty to be watered with the blood of patriots.


Zeke said...

I think competition always makes for a better played game. In my mind, a one party system is almost as bad as a GOP majority run system.

However, it sure is funny to watch the "clean-cut, organized and regimented GOP" running around like chickens with their heads cut off.

Great post by the way,

E!!-lizabeth Crum said...

We'll see if anything comes of all these meetings and all the Talkie Talkie.

Consensus building is not easy for the RNC/GOP these days; no one one seems to know (or agree on) which core issues to choose, where to bend, and when to stand firm.

Nor do many of our leaders seem able to articulate their positions in a way that is compelling to the masses (or to me).

(As an aside, I like Saul Anuzis from MI for RNC chair but don't think he will get In.)

Local So-and-so said...

Organized? Never. A little less regimentation would be good.

Of course the smart money is on the incumbant- as usual. At least the good guys are making their presence felt. We'll see what happens.

Marion said...

I love the Jefferson quote. Do you ever listen to the Thomas Jefferson Hour podcast or radio show?

Local So-and-so said...

No, but thanks for the tip. It looks like a great site.