The willful act of re-electing Lori Sotelo to Chair the King County Republican Party may be of astonishing significance.
When the race for Sotelo’s seat emerged, when attempts to secure another person to seek the job were “finalized” and Doug Parris felt compelled to run for the office, we had been in the final stages of more important things. We had just published, on http://www.TheReaganWing.com, the first 5 articles of a projected 7-part series that is not only an overview of the potentially terminal dilemma into which the Republican Party has maneuvered itself, but an analysis of the change that will be necessary to rescue not simply the Party, but the Republic itself, and precisely how that change can come. We believe it is providential that the Sotelo race and, hence, our coverage of it (The Pragmatists Parade, Part I and Part II (the one you are now reading)) will now, effectively be footnotes to Part V, Republican Suicide, to wit: addenda A, B and C, if you will. The series (so far):
Part 1: The Decline of a Great Nation
Part 2: The Rise of Terror and its success
Part 3: The Power of Image
Part 4: Post-Reagan Stress Disorder and The Pitfall of Pride
Part 5: Republican Suicide Addenda: A Parade; B We want a King!; C We want Squishes!
In We want a King! The real story of the 2012 KCGOP Organization Meeting Part I we covered King County Precinct Committee Officers transfer of all their power to KCGOP Chair, Lori Sotelo by re-electing her and adopting her bylaws (albeit in an illegal meeting). But this was not a simple act of blind trust. Sotelo has a track record of accomplishment and a consistent program that the Central Committee (the PCOs), by their actions, were choosing. And it is our observation that this choice is very much tantamount to a Republican suicide. The Party cannot survive these kinds of choices and remain a mechanism for restoring America.
Let us examine the choices made. In the following chart, we have noted, on the left, the established programs of the Sotelo (and Michael Young) administrations, adding Sotelo’s feckless campaign claim that she would “demand” RNC money. On the right are the individual changes the Parris campaign offered the Party. The Sotelo column is marked “King County Republican PCOs chose” and the Parris column is marked “They rejected.”
The course is set, the Party’s direction sure. We will put forward a semblance of principles for which we will take no stand and run candidates who are even more flexible. We have stridently become invertebrates. Squish. And we want it that way.
Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets. She crieth in the chief places of concourse, in the openings of the gates; in the city she uttereth her words, saying, “How long, ye simple ones, will ye love to be simple, and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: Behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you; I will make known my words unto you.
“Because I have called and ye refused, I have stretched out my hand and no man heeded, but ye have set at nought all my counsel and would have none of my reproof, I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh, when your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind, when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me, because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord. They would have none of my counsel, and they despised all my reproof…
A Reagan Winger and longtime Republican activist attended the meeting with a close friend of his… Surrounded by the architects of the massive cheating in the 2012 caucuses, he described what he felt and signaled to his companion just as Obi Wan had once spoken to Luke: “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be careful.” And when cheers greeted Sotelo’s victory, he turned to the same companion with a spontaneous quote from Episode III: [...as Emperor Palpatine told a cheering Senate that he had taken all power away from them...]
So this is how liberty dies… with thunderous applause.