It appears Susan Hutchison, Lori Sotelo, and the Washington State Republican Party are, once again, committed to the old GOP/Left tricks of anointing a Liberal Party insider as THE GOP candidate for key offices in 2014, entirely without grass roots involvement. (more…)
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Posted in Candidates and Campaigns, Lies and Fraud, Republican Party Reform, tagged Clint Didier, Doc Hastings, Ed Moats, Gavin Seim, Jamie Herrera Beutler, John McCain, KCGOP, king county republican party, Lori Soltelo, Michael Delavar, Pedro Celis, Susan Hutchison, Suzan DelBene, washington state republican party, WSRP on May 12, 2014 | 8 Comments »
Posted in Party News, Republican Party Reform, Washington State GOP, tagged Agenda 21, Dave Reichert, Ed Moats, Jan Angel, Keith Schipper, Kirby Wilbur, Pedro Celis, Rob McKenna, Rodney Tom, SB 6523, Slade Gorton, Steve Beren, Susan Hutchison, Tolo Strategies, washington state republican party, WSRP on March 20, 2014 | 6 Comments »
The following was received Wednesday afternoon in reaction to the recent Hutchison Note article (Part One and Part Two). The article has unleashed what has become, in some counties, a firestorm of grassroots anger and Old Guard Republican Establishment slander attacks on their own grassroots.
From: [email underground]
Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 12:17 PM
Subject: Susan’s email screener
To: Doug Parris
I think I know who it was that screened Susan’s email; (more…)
Posted in Republican Party Reform, Washington State GOP, tagged Bill Orsborn, Billye Brooks Sebastiani, Charlie Crabtree, Chris Vance, Dan Evans, Diane Tebelius, Dino Rossi, Ed Moats, George Nethercutt, John McCain, KCGOP, Kirby Wilbur, Lori Sotelo, Luke Esser, Mike McGavick, Mitt Romney, National Hispanic Assembly, Pat Buchanan, Pat Robertson, Pedro Celis, Rob McKenna, Ron Paul, Ronald Reagan, Slade Gorton, Susan Hutchison, Suzan DelBene on March 18, 2014 | 8 Comments »
[We ended Part 1 of this tale having set the stage for a meeting Doug had told Susan they had to have as long ago as August 2013 when they ran into each other at the RLCWA board meeting in Ellensburg, which we reported on here. We continue as Susan and Doug sit down to begin their meeting...]
I went to see State Party Chair Susan Hutchison because I believed she had assumed that office with the opportunity to change the WSRP Culture of “Circle the Wagons” and defeat, but was in danger, instead, of being digested. What I really wanted was to crash through the door with an offer of salvation from the Terminator series:
Posted in Republican Party Reform, Washington State GOP, tagged Ben Bettrich, Caleb Heimlich, Chris Vance, Diane Tebelius, Jennifer Dunn, Ken Eickenberry, Kirby Wilbur, Luke Esser, Pedro Celis, Phil Spackman, Ron Paul, Ronald Reagan, Steve Beren, Susan Hutchison, washington state republican party on March 17, 2014 | 1 Comment »
I had to talk to Susan about it. It had been the most important thing on my mind for seven days. I knew time would be getting ahead of me. It couldn’t be put off. Even as I peered through the glass into the Party headquarters, unbeknownst to me, the Reagan Wing editor was in the process of queuing up an article by Phil Spackman that would set the clock ticking, but in my mind it was already ticking. (more…)
Tomorrow night at the Givens Community Center (7 p.m. Dec. 4, 1026 Sidney Avenue, Port Orchard) the Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) of the 26th legislative district will meet to select three Republican nominees to be considered by the Pierce County Council and the Kitsap County Commission. One of those candidates will fill the state house seat vacated when Jan Angel won her bid for state senator in the special election last month.
Posted in Humor, Party News, Republican Party Reform, tagged Christian Berrigan, Jeff Kent, Jim Walsh, John McCain, Kirby Wilbur, Luanne Van Werven, Susan Hutchison, washington state republican party, WSRP on September 2, 2013 | 8 Comments »
The Prince is gone. Long live the Queen.
When last we visited Jeff Kent’s Neighborhood of Make Believe (5/3/08), Jeff had ridden through every village, middlesex and town in State Committee Land with the Royal proclamation that all loyal subjects must nominate “King Friday XIII” to protect America’s borders(!!!). In the Neighborhood of Make Believe, you see, the borders are protected by pretending they don’t exist. (Read about it here. ) (more…)
Posted in Republican Party Reform, Rule of Law, Washington State GOP, tagged Brian Landsberger, KCGOP, Kirby Wilbur, Lisa Thwing, Luanne Van Werven, Olga Farnam, Susan Hutchison, WSRP on August 26, 2013 | 21 Comments »
[The author of this post has expressed that he in no way, shape, or form intends it as a commentary on either newly elected WSRP Chair Susan Hutchison or former Vice (and former acting) Chair Luanne Van Werven. He further specifically disavows any claim, (inadvertently implied – or imaginatively imputed by adversaries) to being an attorney. ~~ Ed.]
“The state committee of each major political party consists of one committeeman and one committeewoman from each county elected by the county central committee at its organization meeting. It must have a chair and vice chair of opposite sexes. This committee shall meet during January of each odd-numbered year for the purpose of organization at a time and place designated by a notice mailed at least one week before the date of the meeting to all the newly elected state committeemen and committeewomen by the authorized officers of the retiring committee. At its organizational meeting it shall elect its chair and vice chair, and such officers as its bylaws may provide, and adopt bylaws, rules, and regulations.”
The WSRP State Committee has elected a new Chair to replace Kirby Wilbur, and of course, congratulations are in order! There does, however, appear to have been a slight oversight regarding state law. (more…)
Posted in Party News, Republican Party Reform, tagged Christian Berrigan, Jim Walsh, Larry Faulk, Lloyd Becker, Luanne Van Werven, Pam Roach, RLCWA, Susan Hutchison on August 23, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Of 644 votes cast between 9:50 a.m. Wednesday and midnight Thursday when the survey [at NW Daily Marker] was closed, [Susan] Hutchison received 222 votes, 34.5% of all votes cast, to top the list of preferred candidates among respondents.
Not surprising to anyone who has watched the groundswell, Clark County Republican operative Christian Berrigan was the second-highest vote-getter with 159 votes (24.7%).
Posted in Republican Party Reform, Washington State GOP, tagged Christian Berrigan, Jim Walsh, Larry Faulk, Lloyd Becker, Luanne VanWerven, Pam Roach, Susan Hutchison on August 22, 2013 | 7 Comments »
Posted in Party News, Republican Party Reform, Washington State GOP, tagged Christian Berrigan, Jim Walsh, Larry Faulk, Lloyd Becker, Luanne Van Werven, Pam Roach, Susan Hutchison on August 20, 2013 | 2 Comments »
[Hat tip to The Email Underground]
The following is the substance of the campaigns the candidates for the chairmanship of the Washington State Republican Party are running to win the hearts and minds of the State Committee members.
Since 2004 The Reagan Wing has labored to make the choice of a Party Chair a decision grassroots Republicans could influence. For many decades the average Republican had no idea how the Washington State Republican Party Chairman got his position, much less that they had any say in the matter. (more…)
Posted in Party News, Republican Liberty Caucus, Republican Party Reform, tagged Anthony Bosworth, C Michael Pickens, Christian Berrigan, Clark County Republicans, Jim Walsh, Luanne VanWerven, Michele St Pierre, Palace Cafe, Republican Liberty Caucus, SAndi Belzer Brendale, Slade Gorton, Susan Hutchison, WSRP on August 13, 2013 | 5 Comments »
The RLCWA held its historic first quarterly Board meeting Sunday at the Palace Cafe in Ellen’sma or Yaki-berg… or… someplace convenient to the center of the State. And inconvenient to everywhere else.
Not so convenient, either, was the seating.
Considerable efforts were exerted to restrict access. (more…)
Posted in Republican Liberty Caucus, Republican Party Reform, tagged Anthony Bosworth, Brian Landsberger, Dani Bolyard, FaceBook, jack hamilton, John Boehner, Lori Sotelo, Luke Esser, Matt Dubin, Michele St Pierre, Mitt Romney, Republican Liberty Caucus, RLCWA, SAndi Belzer Brendale on August 10, 2013 | 5 Comments »
The required post-convention meeting of the RLCWA Board was held as a Facebook Chat Session. Board Members were notified by email, but not given the required 3 day lead, preventing some board members from being present, not having seen the email in time. Absent members were only able to review the chat session, too late to participate. Holding a private Facebook Chat didn’t begin to satisfy the requirement to notify ALL RLCWA members and allow them to attend the meeting. Official “minutes” of that meeting were sent out to all members, but RLCWA “minutes” are so highly redacted of what actually went on you will be amazed at the difference between the actual chats and the “official” (falsified) “minutes.” And this was the only meeting that even made any semblance of following the required Bylaws by the Board that RLC members elected to represent them.
Posted in Party News, Republican Liberty Caucus, Republican Party Reform, tagged Dani Bolyard, Jim Walsh, Matt Dubin, Republican Liberty Caucus, Sandi Belezr Brendale, Travis Couture on August 9, 2013 | 10 Comments »
The Reagan Wing has learned that Republican Libertarian Caucus of Washington insiders have recruited, committed 25 delegates to, and on Sunday will endorse Jim Walsh, Grays Harbor County’s State Committeeman, to be the next Chair of the Washington State Republican Party Central Committee, all without legitimate authority.
The news comes amidst repeated reports and extensive documentation that a few individuals, Chair Sandy Belzer Brendale, Matt Dubin, and Dani Bolyard, have conducted extensive meetings in secret, conducted by illegal methods, all in direct violation of the RLCWA bylaws and effectively removed all decision making processes from the grass roots oversight and control originally built into the bylaws adopted at the April founding Convention. Dubin, Bolyard and Brendale are now making those decisions unilaterally. (more…)
He is also the new chair of the King County Washington RLC, the infant child of the old RLC, the Republican Liberty Caucus… another one of those ‘GOP excitements’ which has been hanging around the shadows of the GOP for over twenty years.
Having served out it’s usefulness apparently, long ago, the RLC became arguably invisible, sitting on the shelf alongside dozens of other hulks which, like great ships, are left with but two elements of value… their license, and their hulls!
As providence would direct, the RLC appeared to have life literally breathed back into it’s lungs when 35 years of Congressman Ron Paul labor suddenly sprouted blossoms and began a mostly harmonious fruit-bearing, starting with the 2008 election season. Fast forward to the recent formation of the much hoped for branch of that Ron Paul Liberty Tree, manifest in the organization of RLCWA. The enormous King county provided the vibrant and rich soil seemingly perfect for a portion of that tree. But shadows might have crept across the horizon, or do they not? (more…)
Posted in Pro-life Reasoning, Republican Liberty Caucus, Republican Party Reform, tagged Abb Stone, Bill Westmiller, Brian Landsberger, Clayton Strang, Dave Nalle, Freedom Agenda, Mark Buse, Michelle McIntyre, Republicans for Choice, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, SAndi Belzer Brendale on May 20, 2013 | 5 Comments »
[Editor's note: By the time of the War of the Ring, Théoden, King of the Rohan, was becoming weak with age. He was controlled by Wormtongue, his chief advisor, (in the secret employ of Isengaard). Rohan was being overrun by enemies. His adopted son Éomer and soon to be Théoden's heir, is banished by Wormtongue, in service to Isengaard's corrupt ruler, Sauruman. Éomer, along with riders loyal to him, track and destroy the Uruk-hai, who are on their way to Sauuman with captives Merry & Pippin.] (more…)
Posted in Counterfeit Conservatives, Lies and Fraud, Republican Party Reform, tagged Chris Tibbs, Dani Bolyard, Grant Peterson, Kirby Wilbur, Lisa Thwing, Lori Sotelo, Luanne VanWerven, Nick Sherwood, Tony Stephens on May 19, 2013 | 15 Comments »
Posted in Culture Wars, Homosexuality, Republican Liberty Caucus, Republican Party Reform, tagged Christopher Busby, Log Cabin Republicans, Republican Liberty Caucus, RLC on May 15, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Excerpts, below are from a News Release from the Chairman of the RLC immediately prior to the RLC National Convention in Austin, Texas.
AUSTIN, TX – The Republican Liberty Caucus joins grassroots Republicans across the state in expressing concern and dismay over the negative example being set by the Harris County Republican Party in their recent rejection of Christopher Busby as an applicant for Precinct Chair. At a time when the party nationwide is working to clean a tarnished image and embrace inclusiveness, for the second largest county party in the nation to reject a qualified applicant solely because he is openly gay sends exactly the wrong message to the constituencies the party needs to reach… (more…)
Posted in Republican Liberty Caucus, Republican Party Reform, Right to Life, Ron Paul Legacy, tagged Gary Johnson, Matt Dubin, RLC, RLCWA, Ron Paul, SAndi Belzer Brendale on May 14, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Pro-life Reasoning, Republican Liberty Caucus, Republican Party Reform, Right to Life, Ron Paul Legacy, tagged Republican Liberty Caucus, RLCWA, SAndi Belzer Brendale, Snohomish County Republican Liberty Caucus on May 13, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Last December liberty activists from Snohomish County gathered to form the Snohomish County charter of the Republican Liberty Caucus.
Exposing the Republican “Liberty” Caucus, Part II:
Fetuses are Just Like Dandruff
by Kit on May 12, 2013
In 2004, Bill Westmiller became the national chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus. Westmiller’s main claim to fame in the Republican Liberty Caucus is his authoring of the current language of the RLC Statement of Principles. In 2004, Westmiller submitted modified language to the National Convention that would put what they called a ”neutral” position on abortion. At the time, Westmiller stated that “The neutral abortion plank is intended to avoid conflicting statements from state organizations and describe our motives.” Unfortunately for pro-life conservatives, Westmiller left out part of the story—and why not? The other founders of the RLC were die-hard libertarians, and as such were pro-abortion themselves. They already knew about the RLC’s pro-abortion roots because they designed them. The knowledge that Westmiller once compared an unborn baby to a flake of dandruff was no big deal. That’s how they felt too. (more…)
The Problem with National: (CATCH 22 Bylaws)
As I described in Lord of the RLC #6a: A Journey in the Dark (Principles), when Sandra “Sandi” “the Belz” Belzer Brendale, in the summer of 2012, laid the foundation for the Washington State RLC, by little more than the heat, light, and sincerity of her own personality, we listened.
When we looked at the National RLC Statement of Principles and instinctively understood that a grand confrontation between its “classical Libertarians” and the “true conservatives” was inevitable… somewhere on the horizon… we were deeply concerned, but we had faith in Sandi and believed her when she said she had a plan to “fix it,” and we joined.
Sandi Belzer Brendale had begun to call the patriots from the hills to battle to save the nation. (more…)