The Tennessee GOP Statesmen's Dinner is this weekend and I am not attending. I am not exactly boycotting the State Republican Party but I am withholding by financial support until my mood changes. I am not trying to talk anyone else out of attending the Statesman's dinner but here is why I am not attending:
1. Jeb Bush does not excite me. If the speaker was Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz or maybe Rand Paul or maybe a couple others, I could overlook the other reasons I am not attending and go, but Jeb Bush just does not do it for me.
2. Mark Winslow is still on the Executive Committee. He is the member of the executive committee who works to elect Democrats and gets paid to do it and yet sits on the committee that determines if and how much the Republican Party will financially contribute to the Republican opponent of the Democrat he is trying to get elected. Am I the only one that things that is a conflict of interest? I can not get excited about contributing to the State Party when they allow that situation to continue.
3. My limited resources are better spend supporting the campaign of conservatives running for Metro Council. $500 is kind of steep for a dinner and to hear a speech by someone you don't particularly like and, if I recall, the bar is a cash bar. So, I will be putting that $500 to better use.
If you go, I hope you enjoy it. Here are the details.