Bill Hobbs If
you're one of those Tennessee Republicans challenging the "bona fide"
status of other Republicans seeking a seat on the Tennessee Republican
Party's State Executive Committee, you have lost my respect. The "bona
fide" clause was meant for keeping Democrats off the State Executive
Committee, not for moderate Republicans to try keep conservative
Republicans off the party's governing committee. Also, if you are the
Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party and you allow this madness to
continue you should resign immediately.
Now we know he wasn't speaking in hyperbole. He would and did do whatever it took to make sure Matt Collins would never sit on the SEC. Apparently Robert Duvall was SO good at it, once the ball got rolling everyone who he and GOP deemed unfit got caught in their net.
It must be a terrible thing to need to be accepted by people that you would sacrifice your principles and ethics. Jesus said 'love of money is the root of all evil.' Apparently power needs to be added to that equation.
But this is also a coordinated and orchestrated attack against the conservative grassroots in TN because multiple other conservative Republican activists across the state (tagged in this post) also running for SEC got very similar notices last night too.
Tonya Miller I'm so sorry. It sucks when "they" decide you are not good enough for "them." "They" have decided that only "they" are the Republican party. I truly hope Rand Paul is elected and you get to look down from above "them." You SO deserve it! "They" are mad because you spoke out too much about Lamar. "They" agreed with you, but not the amount of bad publicity you produced. "They" also don't like you for speaking out against Kathleen. It's not what you said, but how you said it.
Tonya Miller That's why I'm running Independent this time. It breaks my heart that "they" have decided to exclude so many fine, passionate folks. Where do "they" think we will go? Definitely, not away!! We need a strategy, a leader, something, because "they" are destroying a good thing.
Mike Warner I believe this is reference to the GOP challenging solid conservatives running for State GOP SEC (State Executive Committee). I understand 23 in Tennessee have been so challenged. The GOP executive committee RUNS THE STATE GOP and takes it's orders from the NATIONAL GOP. Local GOP chapters have little or NO say or power. This is the REAL nut to crack to "take back the GOP." I have been saying for almost a year now that this strategy won't work. This is WHY... The GOP establishment OWNS the state SECs. Conservatives will NEVER be allowed in.
Maybe I need to take it up a notch or two.