The Jeff Frederick Saga - The Rage
Chris the Mason Conservative has posted what many of those I am talking to are also saying.
I don't know where to start with my thoughts, its a bit scatter-shot right now. On the one hand, I am incredibly furious that a roving band of 64 would overturn the will of the Convention of 2008. I was a part of that Convention, and as a Frederick supporter at said convention I feel betrayed by my own party. I'm an activist, supposedly that means I'm a "real" Republican, so its stunning to me that 64 souls on state central would, basically, overturn my vote. If conventions are undemocratic in nature (and they are) what is this? What is state central saying to the thousands of activists who have now basically wasted their time going to their unit meetings and local conventions and mass meetings? We spoke, and we elected Jeff Frederick Chairman of the RPV. Plain and simple, and for those who don't like Jeff, for the most part I say "tough sh*t", put up someone else next time around. Then there is the question of precedence, and what this says about the internal system for the RPV? You don't get your way in a undemocratic convention, so you go even more undemocratic and use 64 people to overturn the will of thousands? And what happens when the "moderates" get their way and conservatives pull this crap?
Indeed. Now go read it all.
Too Conservative offers another view. The post is complete with emails Frederick sent to SCC.
The Party is at a Defining Moment. Ever watch a dog chasing its tail and the surprised look on its face when he catches it and chomps down? A good friend said that about the RPV. We we never learn?