“If you ask it of me, I will give you the One Ring.”
In The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkein, by allegory, demonstrates spiritual mechanics that have operated within and around the Liberty Movement.
Posted in Counterfeit Conservatives, Republican Liberty Caucus, tagged Anthony Bosworth, Matt Dubin, Michele St Pierre, Republican Liberty Caucus, Ron Paul, SAndi Belzer Brendale on August 9, 2013 | 4 Comments »
Posted in Parliamentary infractions, Republican Liberty Caucus, Right to Life, tagged C Michael Pickens, Dani Bolyard, Matt Dubin, Republican Liberty Caucus, RLCWA, Ron Paul, Taylor Dalton, Toby Nixon on June 7, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
As we chronicled in Lord of the RLC #8: Flotsam and Jetsam, the run-up to the State Convention was dominated, first by Clayton Strang’s prosecution of Ron Paul’s Life principle, opposed notably and with great effort by Matt Dubin. That Facebook debate was quickly attended by the expression of considerable back-channel consternation by Sandi Belzer Brendale, who very clearly wanted Clayton (not Matt) to shut up and the debate to disappear. That created serious doubts about whether Sandi would attempt Sotelo/Young/Esser/Wilbur-style means of accomplishing her aims through parliamentary skullduggery. (more…)
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 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…)
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 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 Republican Liberty Caucus, Republican Party Reform, tagged Barbara Rittberg, Chuck Muth, Eric Dondero, Eric Rittberg, Republican Liberty Caucus, RLC, Roger MacBride, Ron Paul on May 12, 2013 | 3 Comments »
[Ed Note: This is the first of three articles by Kit Lange of Victory Girls. At the time of the RLCWA Convention Kit and Clayton had not yet completed this research. It would be possible to hypothesize that the glaring errors in the RLC's Statement of Principles (that we pointed out here) were an accident or an oversight unless you knew the facts Kit exposes in these articles.]
by Kit Lange and R. Clayton Strang
The Republican Party is broken. This is undeniable fact. It is no longer the effective machine for liberty and freedom that we grew up with. The party of Ronald Reagan, who stood and fought for the right things, seems to no longer exist. Grassroots conservatives, however, refuse to give up. For some time, we have been trying to find something — anything, that can restore the national GOP to a party of integrity and values, and it is a national restoration that is necessary. (more…)
Posted in Republican Liberty Caucus, Republican Party Reform, Ron Paul Legacy, tagged JBS, John Birch Society, Republican Liberty Caucus, RLC, Ron Paul, SAndi Belzer Brendale on May 11, 2013 | 9 Comments »
It was glaring.
But who would notice? The problem with the RLC, I mean.
When “the Belz” began to barnstorm, in the summer of 2012, on the stump for the Washington Chapter of the RLC, I specifically attended a Ron Paul reunion event at Lil’ Erickson’s to listen to her and ask what “the program” would be. Not what the RLC would stand for, but what it would DO. Sandi Belzer Brendale was articulate about a “two pronged” approach: 1, “education” for which she would tap the John Birch Society and 2, “literature distribution” for which she would tap the John Birch Society. So far, so good. Sandi was – like Lil’ – a member of the John Birch Society. (more…)
[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 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 Keep and Bear Arms, Patriotism, Ron Paul Legacy, tagged Bill of Rights, Columbine, Kent State, Million Mom March, NDAA, NRA, Occupy Wall Street, Ron Paul, Sandy Hook, Tea Party, The Ring of Power on December 30, 2012 | 3 Comments »
So this is Christmas.
While everybody celebrates, there is none for me. It was cancelled. Sure, I can go through the motions like anybody else. But this month it was cancelled. Sandy Hook? Sort of. Not by the incident itself.
If twenty nut jobs kill twenty kids over the course of a year, we won’t hear about it.
The Electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President . . . . (more…)
There are some scenes in your life that are so significant you can never forget them. And there is no common vocabulary to describe them. Words like “epiphany” and “allegorical” fall short even after the dictionary has been dragged out.
I went to a meeting early in 2008 to discuss “the future of the Ron Paul Movement” in an upscale South King County subdivision. Only four people showed up, but “as it happened” we (supernaturally?) represented four of five tributaries of the phenomenon, the R3VOLUTION that had unexpectedly exploded across America that year, re-igniting the grassroots nationwide and spawning “money bombs.”
Posted in Abortion, Counterfeit Conservatives, Homosexuality, Pro-Death Republicans, Ron Paul, tagged Alex Rion, Ed Murray, Jaimie Pedersen, Lisa Brown, Lori Sotelo, Marilyn Chase, NARAL, Ron Paul, Steve Litzow on April 16, 2012 | 1 Comment »
From Steve Litzow [at his facebook page]:
On Thursday evening the Municipal League of King County presented me [Mr. Litzow] with the Warren G. Magnuson Memorial award. Sen. Ed Murray was also recognized for our bipartisan leadership during the 2012 legislative session including passage of the bill that created Washington’s marriage-equality law in February.
[Note on UPDATE: Since the original publication of this article on April 7, its author, Bruce Morton, has been the target of attacks both public and personal. He has requested that we redact some information from the report for which he has been under intense pressure by people he regards as friends. In deference to Bruce's wishes and repeated requests we are removing factual material from the article that documents some of its claims, to protect Romney operatives from scrutiny for public acts for which they now seek anonymity [has the person in question removed their FaceBook post?]. The record has not changed, only Bruce’s coverage of it. In addition, it should be pointed out that Bruce is not in direct control of the reader comments that are allowed to be published. We have an independent comments editor who is in charge of screening new commenters to remove slander, profanity and undocumentable accusations. ~ Doug]
Snohomish County. April 2, 2012.
By: Bruce Morton
Many dishonest and underhanded tactics have been employed by Mitt Romney’s followers in his presidential campaign. A few examples are in order.
On March 24th, at a fire station in Marysville, the Paul campaign held a training session for delegates in the 39th LD. This event was promoted on the Snohomish County Ron Paul Meetup site and email invitations were sent out to county Paul delegates.
As the meeting was about to begin Lil Erickson recognized a Romney supporter sitting in the back. This wasn’t just any Romney supporter, it was Bob Williams, the Snohomish County Romney campaign coordinator. (more…)
Posted in 2012 Presidential Race, Lies and Fraud, Snohomish County GOP, tagged constiutional conservative, John McCain, Mitt Romney, mob mentality, negative propaganda, Party corruption, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Snohomish County GOP, Star of David strategy on April 8, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Michele St. Pierre (c) 2012
It was 2008 and the political stakes were high. Although McCain had won the Primary in Washington State, the results of the caucuses and subsequent County Conventions (where half the delegates for the Presidential nomination would come from) were quite dicey. An ominous storm had been brewing, filling the GOP Mainstream Establishment with fear and angst. The storm was called Ron Paul and the GOP began to prepare big time, launching into a plethora of dirty tricks and behind the scenes underhanded maneuvering, as they manipulated the political process through cheating and lawbreaking to ensure they would bring home the nomination for John McCain.
They were not entirely sure whether the Ron Paul delegates had a majority. But, if Ron Paul secured the 20 available delegates from Washington State, it would be a huge black eye in the face of the McCain campaign.
Posted in 2012 Presidential Race, Lies and Fraud, Mitt Romney, tagged delegate selection, Eileen Twitchell, Maurice Twitchell, Mitt Romney, precinct caucus, romney campaign, Ron Paul, Ronald Reagan on March 31, 2012 | 3 Comments »
The following email was circulated among County delegates who had put Romney as their Presidential Preference in the precinct caucus.
Besides making the absurd assertion that Mitt Romney is a fiscal conservative, in contrast to everything he has ever done, it spins total fabrications we have taken the liberty to highlight in RED: (more…)
Posted in 2012 Presidential Race, Lies and Fraud, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, tagged Craig Keller, Garry Pagon, Grant Peterson, Jane Milhans, Jim Brunner, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul on March 30, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Each of the Romney activists named in the title are fighting the national Santorum campaign while attempting to maintain positions in Santorum leadership in Washington State.
Garry Pagon was forced to resign, but not “fired” March 29 for disloyalty to the Santorum Campaign. (more…)
Posted in 2012 Presidential Race, Republican Party Reform, The Reagan Wing, tagged anticonservative, constitutional conservative, MittRomney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Snohomish County, washington state republican party on March 29, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Below is a video which shows explicitly how Santorum and Gingrich supporters at the Pierce County Convention are getting set up by the Romney Campaign. They are being told that Ron Paul supporters are disruptive and “savage” (scurrilous slanders) and they need to ally with Romney against them. Which just means that Romney will get his 1,144 delegates on the first vote at the National Convention and thus SANTORUM WILL LOSE. GINGRICH WILL HAVE NO CHANCE. They are being induced to commit voluntary political suicide. (more…)
Posted in Counterfeit Conservatism, King County GOP, Party News, Republican Party Reform, RINOs, tagged KCGOP, Lori Sotelo, Ron Paul, washington state republican party on March 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment »