Tonight should have been the rebirth of our resurgent 21st Century Republican State Party.
That didn’t happen. The 1970s RiNOs prevailed – just 41 of them, [just over half the assembled committee critters] – elected Party Chair Barbie II – aka the Disney Singer – as your new MassGOP Chair.
Bob Maginn got a silver bowl – we got the mouseketeer…
With their vote, the last hopes of Republicans in this Commonwealth – died! New mother Kirsten Hughes of Quincy is your new Chairwoman.
Scott Brown will be thrilled. He gets his hands on the near $400 K in the Mass Victory Fund.
But the rest of the Republicans, Conservatives, Libertarians, Independents, TEA Party activists and Constitutional Democrats across our state see the handwriting on the wall.
Scott’s MassGOP will not be ‘Republican’ in any sense. That promised 41st Vote – now belongs to Harry Reid, Barack Obama, – and eventually to Hillary Clinton.
We at RRB are deeply saddened to write this report. The Special Election to replace Lurch will be a mockery – whether Scott runs – or someone else does. Come 2014, the state-wide races will still be handicapped by a lack of a clear Republican Message and Platform.
NOTHING WILL CHANGE! No new Republicans will be enrolled, no new regional offices opened, no new Town Committees gotten off the ground. Enrollment will continue to dwindle…
The MassGOP website will remain inert, dormant, and a joke for all to see. The MassGOP will stay mute as outrage after atrocity are perpetrated upon our citizens. Who will dare speak up – the giggling Disney singer?
Folks, there are honorable and truly worthy patriotic Republicans everywhere across our state.
You will have to find them, encourage them to run for office, fund them, and work for them. Don’t expect help from Merrimac Street, - Mom will be busy changing diapers and working for Scott.
Above all, this is the time we must decide to starve the RiNOs. DO NOT FEED THE RiNOs! Don’t send them ANY MONEY! Next Chair election is January 2015, if there’s anybody left to care.
THE GRUESOME DETAILS:
The party insiders were startled by how many activists were packing the back of the room. They had actually ordered a 4-man police detail ‘to keep order’.
The basic meeting was standard MassGOP format – i.e. a ritual waste of time to an accompanying butchery of Roberts Rules…
When the time came, Hughes spoke in excruciating details about herself; – Green about where he wants to take the Party. She received polite [tepid] applause, - he got a standing O.
To any grownup in the room it was no contest…
When the vote was finally conducted – it came back Hughes winning 39/38 with 3 ‘no votes’. That was challenged as a ballot was determined to have been marked R G…Duh!
A second ballot produced the 41/39 victory for Hughes.
WHAT WENT WRONG?
When the 80 Committee people were elected last March – too many of the 1970s crew managed to be re-elected. Some of them are just fossiles, – but others are…for sale [cheap]!
41-39 is a squeaker of a victory [I might say a mouse squeak] but it dooms our Party.
It’s now the Scott Brown RiNO Party, and I think Steven Lynch can beat him easily.
Why? Because those hard-charging activists in the back of the room are thoroughly disgusted with Brown, – and tonight’s show of old guard intransigence just further embittered them.
Me? My heart hurts for my Party, for my Republican friends, and for this once-proud state.
Watch this unseemly display of so-called ‘Republicans’ acting like Democrats…
The woman in the white jacket is Vice-Chair Jeanne ‘Momma’ Kangas – allegedly an attorney from Boxborough.