Eagle County CO Gop Kick Out Three PCP's For Being Too ConservativeSubmitted by Jeorge on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 20:59
I attended the annual GOP meeting on 2/13 in Edwards where I was amazed by a series of events.
Three PCP’s had been removed from their positions, earlier, by the committee chairperson in closed-door/private meetings. The decision was protested by those being removed arguing no open vote had occurred, and they were not given the opportunity to defend their positions in an open session.
One of the PCP’s attending the meeting asked why they were being removed wanting to force open discussion. Madame Chairperson proceeded to tell him and everyone in the room, they had been removed because they had not supported all the Republican candidates. They had, in fact, supported all but two. When one of the other removed PCP’s attempted to rebut, he was told he had no standing in the proceeding. Again, he had been removed in a private session.
What resulted was a shouting match which was the only way the PCP being ousted was going to be able to defend himself in any way. It was nothing short of a Kangaroo Court. When the remaining PCP’s were asked to vote, they of course voted them off having only Madame Chair’s perspective. Now that’s what I call a Democracy.
Before the above occurrence, Ryan Call, GOP Chairman, who was visiting spoke. He talked about how we need to come together if we want to take the State back. I agree with him. However, I do not agree that we must blindly support any candidate the GOP puts up.
I believe the best candidate should win not the person whose turn it is to win or who the GOP wants to win. Unless, the GOP realizes, and realizes pretty damn soon, they cannot win without the support of those who are truly conservative with principles: whether female, people of color, rich or poor, young or old, the GOP Party will remain defeated.
Look at who is being talked about on the National level. Rubio, Rand, Carson—
men of superior value, ethics, and integrity. They are conservative and whether they become real candidates in the future or not look at what they represent.
The reality is these PCP’s were removed because they are true conservatives. They have worked hard and long and have helped fill empty local Republican meeting rooms. They stand on sound principles and refuse to compromise. They did not bend. They didn’t support what was wrong.
Unless the old: old ideas, old ideologies, old mind-sets, old men and old women in the Grand Party go away, the GOP will remain defeated--in the old political doldrums for long times to come!