First there were the postcards.
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 Candidates and Campaigns, Party News, Washington State GOP, tagged Bill Orsborn, Charlie Crabtree, Ed Moats, Lori Sotelo, Luanne VanWerven, Microsoft, Pedro Celis, Susan Hutchison, Suzan DelBene on March 12, 2014 | 4 Comments »
Ed. Note: Phil Spackman was one of the first true conservatives to “discover” Susan Hutchison and introduced her to The Reagan Wing in 2005, where after extensive, hours-long vetting, that board endorsed her as their senate candidate for 2006. Phil has been an ardent supporter of Susan for more than a decade, believing in Susan, even while criticizing her approach to her campaign during the controversial King County Executive race of 2008.
When Susan Hutchison was elected Chairwoman of the Washington State Republican Party in January 2013, the promise of fairness, unity, and victory seemed secure. Tragically, that promise has turned into utter disappointment. (more…)
Posted in Candidates and Campaigns, Satire, tagged Charlie Crabtree, John McCain, Lori Sotelo, Luanne VanWerven, Microsoft, Mike Sotelo, Mitt Romney, National Hispanic Assembly, Pedro Celis, Plaza Bank, Suzan DelBene, Washington, washington state republican party on February 15, 2014 | 4 Comments »
Follow my lead and the search is over.
The search to find a Midstream candidate for every Congressional district where one of those detestable “conservatives” might attempt to run has an ANSWER in the First Congressional District.
And it is a potential SUPERSTAR!
On September 17, close Lori Sotelo associate, Tony Moore, President of the Federal Way school Board (Federal Way), while boarding a plane to take a taxpayer-funded junket to Europe was arrested and taken in to custody by King County Sheriff Deputies at SeaTac Airport .
Released on bond, three days later, Moore is facing up to 70 years in prison and up to 1.75 million dollars in fines if convicted of all seven felonies of which he is accused, all relating to the systematic theft, with accomplices, of product from a Multnomah County, Oregon dealer for his Tire Brokerage in Federal Way. (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 Culture Wars, Homosexuality, King County GOP, tagged KCGOP, Kyle Curtis, Log Cabin Republicans, Lori Sotelo, Matthew Lundh, Matthew Patrick Thomas, Paul Hess, Seattle Pride on July 16, 2013 | 13 Comments »
In the graphic, below, we have inserted only the identification of the participating King County Republican Executive Board members. (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B79PM7PKr4eJWDlvdlV1SF9feFE/edit?pli=1)
Making the documents legible may require clicking on each and enlarging it in your browser window.
Posted in Culture Wars, Homosexuality, tagged gender rights, KCGOP, King County Republican Liberty Caucus, king county republican party, Lori Sotelo, Matt Dubin, Michael Young, Pat Herbold, Republican Liberty Caucus, RLC, RLCWA, washington state republican party, WSRP on July 15, 2013 | 3 Comments »
Posted in Libertarians, Republican Liberty Caucus, Ron Paul, tagged David Taylor, Elizabeth Scott, Jason Overstreet, JOrdan Page, Kirby Wilbur, Libertarian Party, Libertarian Party of Washington, Lori Sotelo, Luke Esser, Matt Shea, Michael Young, Republican Liberty Caucus, Ron Paul, SAndi Belzer Brendale on May 30, 2013 | 2 Comments »
On Saturday, April 27, the Republican Liberty Caucus of Washington held its first Convention [at least the first of the current charter; the National RLC has been around (with appearing and disappearing State Charters) for more than 20 years].
The explosion of members in Washington State before the Convention might be attributed to a number of factors, but among them must be the salutary efforts of its leadership team, its chair, Sandi Belzer Brendale, and the resounding send-off given by the “Freedom Agenda” State legislators at the RLCWA Kickoff. That group, highlighted by Matt Shea, also included David Taylor, Jason Overstreet and Elizabeth Scott. Their speeches at the Kickoff were inspiring and so wonderfully out-of-character for politicians (they were principled), it is fair to call them astonishing.
But the key element in making the RLCWA (for a time) the fastest growing State Charter in America, in our opinion, was the vacuum left after the Ron Paul Presidential Campaign, by the Campaign for Liberty’s top-down national leaders. The question continually asked during 2008 by anyone who saw the enormous raw strength of the movement was, “What happens to this political force when the campaign is over?” (more…)
Posted in 2012 Presidential Race, Lies and Fraud, Ron Paul, Washington State GOP, tagged Doug Parris, Jedd Coburn, Katja Delavar, Kirby Wilbur, Lori Sotelo, Matt Dubin, Michael Thompson, washington state republican party, WSRP on May 25, 2013 | 13 Comments »
Editor’s note: This article was written within 48 hours of the first day of business at the 2012 Washington State Republican Convention in Tacoma and uploaded to The Reagan Wing, where it has waited for nearly a year, although regularly revisited by our staff… Like the story of the Republican Liberty Caucus Kickoff in January 2013, Something held us back from publishing …until now. The author, was an eyewitness to the events discussed in Lord of the RLC #9: The Silmarillion Secret. This article is published now as a response to the comments of Michael & Katja Delavar.
Michele St. Pierre (c)2012 (more…)
Posted in Lies and Fraud, Washington State GOP, tagged Dani Bolyard, Katja Delavar, Kirby Wilbur, Lori Sotelo, Matt Dubin, Micah Dilts, Michael Delavar, Mitt Romney, Rand Hein, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, washington state republican party, WSRP on May 23, 2013 | 19 Comments »
Editor’s introduction: The Silmarillion is J.R.R. Tolkien’s history, in five parts, of the First Age of Middle-Earth – essential background material for readers of the Lord of the Rings saga. We’ve appropriated its title and format for similar purposes in our current series, continuing the Lord of the Rings metaphor that has – eerily – become a living allegory for the GOP and its relationship to the conservative movement, the libertarian movement, and the Pro-life Fellowship of the latter two (who, like elves and dwarves, previously had little use for each other) that was created by the candidacy of Ron Paul.
The metaphor was originally conceived by Doktor Jeep, who is, among other things, a Rreagan Wing author, in two prescient sentences that foreshadowed all the consequences to which the series is leading. This chapter (#9 in the series), like The Silmarillion, covers enormous narrative history, in what here can only be summary. There is a lot of detail and documentation of which the following is only a synopsis. But this is one of the most significant synopses we’ve ever published. It contains the names (in bold) of the six (6) key destroyers of the Ron Paul and Rick Santorum Presidential hopes in Washington State. (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 »
[Ed. note: Despite the propensity of readers to presume that all Reagan Wing articles are authored by its chief writer, Doug Parris, we do in fact have a staff – who are responsible for this article, as noted in the byline.]
Today the Reagan Wing discovered that King County RLC Chair and RLC Washington Vice Chair Matt Dubin, who very publicly announced his Facebook friendship with King County Chair, Lori Sotelo, just before the January RLC Kickoff and welcomed her as an RLC member before the April State Convention, has now un-friended and blocked Doug Parris from his personal Facebook page.
According to Parris, “Every objective means Facebook makes available indicates Dubin removed me as a friend.” (more…)
[Ed. note: Readers of the The Reagan Wing know we regularly publish events of note in the Republican Party.]
April 21, 2013 is the first anniversary of one of the most significant events in the history of King County Republican Caucuses. Yes, those of you who follow these events well remember the 37LD basketball court caucus where the curtain of secrecy was finally drawn aside, and the resultant national YouTube and Fox News debut of King County’s own Lori Sotelo! (more…)
Posted in Counterfeit Conservatism, Midstream Republicans, tagged Alan Mulally, Bob Herbold, Herman Cain, King County GOP, Lori Sotelo, Michael Young, Mitt Romney, Pat Herbold on February 22, 2013 | 2 Comments »
IN Roanoke 2: The Wilburness Mandate we reported on the political vision of the Roanoke Conference, one of three visions of the future we discerned between Roanoke 2013 and the RLC Kickoff event in Yakima.
But at Ocean Shores Midstreamers also emitted hints of new methodology, in addition to their old politics, that is, steering to the midpoint between American status quo and Democratic Socialism. (more…)
Posted in Midstream Republicans, Political principles of American R3VOLUTION, Republican Principles, Washington State GOP, tagged king county republican party, Lori Sotelo, Matt Shea, Republican Liberty Caucus, Roanoke Conference, Rob McKenna, Slade Gorton, washington state republican party on February 13, 2013 | 3 Comments »
The best of all its possible futures passed before the Washington State Republican Party in the guise of visions cast the weekend of January 25th – 27th All the elements that will decide the Republican fate (what the Party will do, and receive in return for their efforts) were on display. But since those visions were cast in two conferences, held simultaneously (as luck would have it) in two hotels in two cities (NOT as should happen, in a common State Convention), not one single person actually saw them all. There were no rebuttals or counter-arguments to any proposal at either pole. And the Party as a whole will not, by majority vote of elected representatives, decide its own direction. (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 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 King County GOP, Republican Party Reform, tagged Dick Derham, John Dickinson, Kathy Lambert, king county republican party, Lori Sotelo, Matthew Lundh, Michael Young, Reagan Dunn, Ross Marzolf, Scott Shock, Tamra Smilanich on December 16, 2012 | 4 Comments »
King County is larger than 13 States, is the most liberal county in Washington, and regularly imposes, on the rest of the State, thinly disguised Marxist Politicians who go largely unchallenged by the King County Republicans (KCGOP).
The County has 2499 precincts. There are 2499 Republican Precinct Committee Offices established by Washington State Law. Only 1149 of those precincts are represented on the Republican Central Committee by officers elected on November 6, 2012 and certified by King County Elections.
On Saturday, December 8, only 457 of the 1149 showed up for the biannual Organization Meeting that is defined and mandated by State Law (RCW29A.80.030).
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.
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…)