Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
Hover through the fog and filthy air.
The irony was palpable, the debate pressed with “War is Peace” and “up is down” arguments.
Kirby in email: “This isn’t a conspiracy.”
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 | 8 Comments »
Posted in Counterfeit Conservatism, Midstream Republicans, tagged Brian Sonntag, Conservative Enthusiasts, Dan Evans, Diane Tebelius, Joel Pritchard, KCGOP, king county republican party, Kirby Wilbur, Mark Sussman, Ralph Monroe, Roanoke Conference, Rob McKenna, Slade Gorton on February 19, 2013 | 1 Comment »
In his reelection/inaugural speech on Jan. 19th, State GOP Chair, Kirby Wilbur, announced, “I voted for Mitt Romney and Rob McKenna and I’m not ashamed because the worst Republican is better than the best Democrat!”
It could have been a fitting introduction to the Roanoke Conference six days later. Because for three days, Wilbur – and the Conference – pondered how the Party could continue to run Washington State’s worst Republicans – the kind for whom Wilbur has worked overtime securing nominations – and still find a way to stop their epidemic of losses to the best Democrats. *
And over the course of the Conference the latest “New Direction” emerged. (more…)
Posted in American Revolution, Communism, Counterfeit Conservatives, Midstream Republicans, WA State Politics, tagged Barack Obama, Dan Evans, Jamie Herrera, Joel Pritchard, Kirby Wilbur, Mainstream Republicans of Washington, Ralph Monroe, Roanoke Conference, Slade Gorton on February 15, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
In the hands of Midstream Republicans the fortunes of the Washington State Republican Party have gotten worser and worser. And at periodic low point (like 1992, 1996, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012) Party Bosses predictably regroup, post-election, to contemplate their navel, blame conservatives, paint a happy face on their own performance, conclude that they must move even further left, and promise that under their leadership success is just around the corner .
It always happens.
Any seasoned Washington State Conservative could simply read the list of speakers to know that the Roanoke Conference had planned just such a series of meditations in disingenuous Republican liberalism for the Ocean Shores Convention Center the weekend of Jan. 25–27. Fans of that movement could not have been disappointed.
What have they been smoking? (more…)
Posted in Republican Principles, Satire, tagged Antony Welcher, Dan Brady, Diane Tebelius, Dick Derham, Fredi Simpson, John White, Kirby Wilbur, Lisa Thwing, Lori Sotelo, Luannne VanWerven, Michael Schiavo, Nan Malin, Olga Farnam, Rob McKenna, Ross Marzolf, Terri Schiavo, Tony Benegas on January 24, 2013 | 19 Comments »
There is no question that when you are alone, you have a private moment. Beyond that, there is considerable debate.
Luke Esser and Lori Sotelo announced that masterfully in 2008 and were able thereby to prevent the State Convention and the King County Party, respectively, from interfering with what Luke and Lori wanted to do… uh… privately.
Posted in Counterfeit Conservatives, Liberty, Republican Party Reform, Ron Paul Legacy, tagged Bob Herbold, Campaign for Libety, Cary Condotta, Dave Reichert, Dave Taylor, Jamie Herrera, Jason Overstreet, Kirby Wilbur, Matt Dubin, Matt Shea, Republican Liberty Caucus, Rob McKenna, Slade Gorton, Susan Hutchison, Tony Benegas on January 22, 2013 | 6 Comments »
Rob McKenna (from an email blast paid for by Friends of Rob McKenna) wants to see you in Ocean Shores…”at the 4th annual … [Midstream] Roanoke Conference … Washington State’s premier gathering of Republicans…”
We are told some who were headed to Ocean Shores to hear such “premier” Republicans as Slade Gorton, have in the wake of Kirby’s coronation last Saturday, cancelled their plans and are headed for Yakima instead, for the first statewide event of the Republican Liberty Caucus to (more…)
But today Washington State Republican Party Chair Kirby Wilbur, by law, had to stand for election for state party chair and he had two qualified opponents.
Dave “Ike” Eichner and Mitch Short.
This is Doug Parris reporting, on site, from Olympia’s Red Lion motel.
Posted in Keep and Bear Arms, Republican Principles, Washington State GOP, tagged Alessandra Durham, Kirby Wilbur, Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club, Lori Sotelo, Mitt Romney, Rob McKenna, Ron Paul, Ross Marzolf, Second Amendment on January 18, 2013 | 4 Comments »
However we know from public experience, that he does not, in practice, support the right of others to do so.
Mr. Wilbur, in every possible way, treated that process as though its sole purpose was to anoint the candidacy of Mitt Romney and Rob McKenna by any means necessary.
Posted in Counterfeit Conservatives, Republican Party Reform, Washington State GOP, tagged Doug Simpson, Kirby Wilbur, Lynn Stuter, Predator, Sith Lord, Slade Gorton, Star Wars on January 10, 2013 | 3 Comments »
When Kirby Wilbur ran for Chair of the Washington State Republican Party, there were two possibilities. The Reagan Wing began to consider them each here.
Kirby had the choice to become the reformer the Party desperately needs, as he implied to conservatives when he campaigned for that office, or become the most dangerous counterfeit and predator to hold the chairmanship since Jennifer Dunn, using the power of the chair to advance the cause of Republican Liberalism. We have, in the correspondence below, more of what is now a conclusive case that the question has been answered. (more…)
Posted in Candidates and Campaigns, WA State Politics, Washington State GOP, tagged Clint Didier, Kirby Wilbur, Reagan Dunn, Richard Sanders, Rob McKenna, Sharon Hanek on October 25, 2012 | 5 Comments »
Show us the money, Kirby.
At the August state committee meeting in Pasco, a mere handful of “Republicans,” without input from, or notice to, the grassroots Party members they are supposed to represent, “nominated” candidates for statewide office.
What difference does it make?
How has the party provided money for those candidates? Did they actually vote on that? (more…)
On August 6, 2012 Republicans in Washington filed a “Delegate Contest” with the Republican National Committee attesting that NO FEWER THAN
Delegates to the Washington State Convention had been elected by illegal procedure, that proper and timely filed challenges to their credentials had been illegally adjudicated because of unlawful intervention in the Credentials Committee and State Convention by state party chair Kirby Wilbur, his subordinates, staff, and appointees. The Contest asks that the National Convention NOT SEAT
delegates to the upcoming nomination convention in Tampa.
I was contacted by the Romney campaign today with information that that most vile little man, Doug Paris, is filing challenges against many of our delegates. (more…)
Posted in 2010 U.S. Senate Race, American Revolution, Clint Didier, Republican Party Reform, tagged Barack Obama, Chris Widener, Clint Didier, Dino Rossi, George Bush, jack hamilton, Karl Rove, Kirby Wilbur, Luke Esser, Mitt Romney, SEIU, Slade Gorton on July 30, 2012 | 9 Comments »
They took the credit for your Reagan Eulogy.
Rewritten by machine and new technology,
and now I understand the problems you can see. (more…)
As previously reported here at the Reagan Wing, WSRP chair Kirby Wilbur, in the course of attempting to justify the misuse of party funds for his personal campaigning and that of his allies, including Lori Sotelo has suggested, completely without evidence, that PCO candidate campaign postcards mailed from Tampa, Florida were the work of a nefarious and secretive anti-Republican group. Some Republicans, including Ron Paul supporters, have expressed concern, even dismay, and have asked that the source of the mailings come forward to be identified. In an attempt to imply a takeover conspiracy, Wilbur transparently alleged that the “unethically anonymous group” was the Ron Paul presidential campaign.
Caught in the act of using party funds to promote his own re-election as WSRP Chair (by paying for and approving mailings to support KCGOP Chair Lori Sotelo’s anointed PCO candidates), Kirby Wilbur whined yesterday that he didn’t know he wasn’t supposed to lend his approval to KCGOP using WSRP’s mailing services for their illegal activities. And then had the gall to blame “those Ron Paul people” for trying to take over the poor beleaguered Republican Party.
Facing a barrage of telephone calls from Central Committee members and bad press across the state, Kirby sent the following Sunday afternoon: (more…)
Posted in Candidates and Campaigns, Party News, Republican Principles, tagged king county republicans, Kirby Wilbur, Lori Sotelo, PCO, state republican party, washington state republican party on July 22, 2012 | 8 Comments »
Kirby Wilbur, just like the RNC, seems to think he is above his own rules.
When King County Republicans in precincts with contested Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) elections collected their mail this week, they were astonished to find professionally produced postcards endorsing one Republican candidate in preference to others. (more…)
Posted in 2012 Presidential Race, Corruption, Republican Party Reform, WA State Politics, Washington State GOP, tagged health care legislation, Kirby Wilbur, washington state republican party on May 22, 2012 | 26 Comments »
Returning from Washington State Republican Party Credentials Committee Meeting in Moses Lake, I could no longer escape the conclusion. The GOP presidential nomination was predetermined. By Republican insiders, much as it was for John McCain.
The cheating IN the Washington State GOP convention credentials committee that convened at Moses Lake replicated much of the cheating they were supposed to be adjudicating. Slander, suppression of speech, and illegal procedures were dominant.
The State GOP, at the direction of Kirby Wilbur, has been acting on behalf of the Romney campaign to protect it from the corrective operation of rules, grossly manipulating the process and we will give it to you line-by-line. (more…)
Posted in 2012 Presidential Race, Criminal Acts, The Reagan Wing, Washington State GOP, tagged Cal Hunziger, caucus system, credentials committee, Garry Pagon, jack hamilton, Jim Kellett, Kirby Wilbur, Lori Sotelo, Luke Esser, Michael Young, washington state republican party, WSRP on May 2, 2012 | 5 Comments »
No man can save America, no President or any movement’s leader. No Governor can save a State. Without the requisite mindset in the populace, all such “change” is illusory, all real improvement, temporary. Attempts to “plant democracy” without the cultural topsoil have failed all over the world. The question we face now is whether Liberty still has a habitat in American culture. The answer, based on Washington State Republican Party behavior, is murky. (more…)
Let me tell you about a couple more races that the establishment stuck their hands in.
Lt Governor race of 2012: Back in 2008 Marcia McCraw first ran for Lt Governor. She is a novice when it comes to political campaigns. The State GOP didn’t take her seriously and gave her no help. We all know Brad Owen won easily. Lets fast forward to 2011. (more…)
We met near Greenlake, the same place we met seven years ago. A former Republican mover and shaker at the State and King County level going back decades, he is no longer active in GOP politics (nor interested in being identified here), but now, as then, he was interested in the Reagan Wing and our mission to win the WSRP for the conservative cause.
According to political tradition a trailing candidate calls for debates and a leading candidate avoids them because they can change things.
So when late in the Washington State GOP Chair race, incumbent Luke Esser’s side announced debates, it raised eyebrows. After all, incumbents usually win Party office contests in Washington. And Esser’s opponent was a talk show host and experienced convention chairman; poised, glib,confident. Those of us who saw him in action in the 80’s know Kirby’s radio career was no accident. He has long been skilled in articulating conservative ideas. He is not the kind of guy you want to engage in verbal confrontations about GOP issues unless absolutely necessary. And Kirby said the debate was set up among the other three candidates without consulting him.
The move suggested that Luke was trailing, knew it, and had exhausted all other options. (more…)
Friday, January 21, 2011 was the first day of two that changed the Washington State Republican Party. The events of both days occurred at Tukwila’s Embassy Suites Hotel—on Saturday the State Organization Meeting, on Friday night the Feast of Friends.
During the day, the interior of the Embassy Suites is like a designer cocktail glass full of light. At the center, where the ice would go, is a jungle: tables among tall, leafy plants that make the sunken floor appear to be an outdoor atrium-vaulted restaurant.
It is not.