I used to be a member of the Hanover County Republican Committee until the hostility towards Conservatives who are willing to tell the truth became overwhelming.
Pointing out the obvious – that there are a number of bad Republicans representing this County and the state – is not a well received truth. And these elected officials are allowed to do great harm to our County, our State and out Nation because they claim to be Republicans.
I gave up hope on the Committee where I once was one of the hardest workers they had. Not just during elections, but at the events where the HCRC was represented. Things like the Tomato Festival. I put up the tents and set up the tables, worked the entire day and then took down the tents and tables.
But as the Republican Party follows people like Eric Cantor to the left, abandoning the Republican Creed in the name of “moderation” I remained true to the Creed. I never moved. They left me. And when they look back to their right, they see me as an extremist. But that is because I didn’t budge.
At the last meeting I attended I was singled out as the “homegrown media” for having the audacity be critical of “fellow Republicans”. (Ironic, right. Criticize a fellow Republican for criticizing another Republican. Classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.)
Well, I knew right then that I was not welcomed. More than that, I was 100% convinced that what we needed more than anything else was someone willing to scream like a stuck pig when Republicans went bad. And I decided to do just that.
So what lesson will the Linwood Cobb supporters and the Eric Cantor Zombied in the Hanover Republican Committee take from the thrashing they took yesterday?
Probably nothing. They are pretty obtuse. After all, they think Eric Cantor and Walter Stosch are fine Republicans. And Conservative. Doesn’t that make you throw up in your mouth a little? It does me.
But the lesson they will take away is nothing but more hatred for the “extremists”. Those of us with the Constitution in one hand and the Republican Creed in the other.
Well, here is the lesson that was taught yesterday and I doubt that Nancy Russell and company will have a clue.
You are only the HCRC chairman because the Conservatives consider the entire Committee inept and a waste of time. That will probably change now that Fred Gruber is the 7th District Chairman. Russell runs to Cobb or the RPV before she makes a move, completely controlled by the Cantor machine.
That all changes with Gruber. It may well be that Gruber will feel the need to make the HCRC influential again. And if so, the 65% – 35% split – 2 to 1 don’t ya’ know – may decide that either the HCRC and Russell move back to the default Conservative position or be replaced. The writing is on the wall. Hanover is VERY Conservative and Progressives like Cantor are on the way out.
We dismantled the power hold on the 7th District that Cantor has yesterday. He is greatly diminished without Linwood Cobb in his pocket. Many Republican districts are seeing a resurgence in the Committees as they welcome in Conservatives (formerly known as TEA Party Republicans) in not only membership roles, but in leadership roles as well.
So if we are to allow Nancy Russell to continue as Chairman of the HCRC she will have to abandon the Progressive drift to the left and actually follow the Republican Creed. At this point it is pretty much up to her. She will need to show some leadership and actually find a way to welcome the Conservatives back into the Committee and respect all points of view, or she will be replaced at the next opportunity.
We have a lot of work to do to fix this country. And while the growing Conservative movement will eventually prevail, it will happen much faster if the people who call themselves Republicans will all follow the Republican creed and give up on this notion that “moderates” are Republican. Republicans are nothing if they are not Conservative. A moderate Republican must by definition abandon the Constitution and the Creed in order to be considered a moderate. Because a “moderate” must accept terms from those who believe that Capitalism is bad, the Constitution is outdated and the rule of law is is a hindrance to “progress”.
It would be nice to actually pool the power and money of the grassroots with the Republicans for the betterment of the Conservative Republican Party.
So to Nancy Russell, either work with us or get out of the way. We need to defeat Democrats and we are damn tired of Progressive Republicans like Cantor stabbing us in the back and blocking our fire. Be a uniter, or go home.