TN-GOP calls us "nutjobs" !!!Submitted by Matt Collins on Wed, 02/25/2009 - 23:51
Yeah that's right....
A high-ranking member of the TN Republican Party has called us Ron Paul supporters "nutjobs".
In an e-mail that I had received recently, TNGOP Chief of Staff and executive committee member Mark Winslow allegedly wrote the following:
"I'm not going to be put in a position of having these nut jobs elect a (Davidson County GOP) chairman who will question or announce they will not support the Republican candidate for Governor or nominees for the House and Senate the way he does with his McCain comments*. We have too many strong opportunities next year [to blow it]"[/quote]If you disagree with Mr. Winslow's statements you can contact him here and let him know what you think:
Mr. Mark Winslow
716 Knightsbridge Way
Antioch, Tennessee 37013
Phone: (615) 360-5183
(this information was posted on the State website publicly)
During the Nashville / Davidson County Caucus last Saturday he told a fellow Ron Paul Republican:
"These [Ron Paul] guys are going to be brutally disappointed in their candidates for governor "
* In a blog last year I stated that I would not personally vote for a big government liberal even if they were a Republican (obviously referring to Senator McCain). Apparently Mr. Winslow and the TNGOP expects all Republicans to support the R candidates even if they are big-government, liberty oppressing, liberals.
So allow me to briefly explain the situation and back story...
Last Saturday many Ron Paul Republicans who live in Davidson County showed up to the Davidson County / Nashville Republican Party Caucus. This event is where delegates are elected, and then on March 7th those delegates vote in the county Party election which is how the local county GOP officers get elected. Us Ron Paul Republicans DOMINATED the room; in other words we have control over the outcome because we have the most voters. Apparently however it appears the State Republican Party doesn't want Ron Paul Republicans involved. Why are they trying to keep out limited-government conservatives from the Party? Do they not realize that people are tired of big-government Republicans and that is why the Party is losing many elections? Do they not realize that Ron Paul Republicans are passionate, youthful, energetic, and dedicated?
So in addition to calling us names I have been told the State Republican Party is also doing everything they can to scrutinize the delegates and will be attempting to throw out many Ron Paul Republicans' ballots to keep them from becoming active in the Party and exercising a vote in the upcoming officer elections.
Do you want more compromise of limited-government principles? Do you want more big government candidates on the ballot? Do you want more big government Republican platforms? Do you want more big government? It would appear that the TNGOP, or at least Mr. Winslow, indeed does.
The rank and file Republicans are in dire need for people who won't compromise the core values of limited-government conservatism. The TNGOP leadership might fight us, but the country needs individuals who will not sell their positions in exchange for political clout. As mentioned I am sure that this'll be well received with many Republican voters.
I appreciate everyone who came out to the event in Nashville last Saturday, but the fight is not yet over. If you are in Nashville and were voted in as a delegate you should receive another e-mail from me very shortly with further more detailed / specific information.
However if you don't live in Nashville it is imperative that you and your fellow limited-government friends / family / neighbors, go to your local Republican Party's meetings and elections. If you're unhappy with the the direction the Republican Party is heading, then change it. If you're unhappy with the Republican Party leadership, then vote them out. Let's return the Republican Party to it's roots!
The next major Republican vote is in Memphis / Shelby County THIS WEEKEND. If you need the details please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org