Feb 262017
 

You’d think with the CAGOP at 27% and falling that Conservatives would get a message. There is a term I refer to called “Ideological Narcissism”. This is the believe that since my stances on the issues are morally pure that I will refuse pragmatism, any sort of compromise and will tilt out on a vainglorious campaign regardless of who gets hurt.

Elements of the Tea Party California Caucus and the remnant of the CRA leadership led the opposition to the California Impact Republicans Charter. These were the same groups that opposed the charter of the Log Cabin Republicans. Apparently they believe a small, insular GOP is the way to go. This, ironically was the attack used against the moderate Republicans years ago when I first got involved in the CAGOP. What a circle.

The Log Cabin Republicans are a gay rights group. They tend be be on the left of the GOP.

Quoting the CIR’s Statement of Values:

We Are Pro-Gun – The Second Amendment was created for security and stability. We believe attempts to curb and limit the 2nd Amendment are an attack on freedom.

We Are Pro-Family – We believe that the traditional, nuclear family is the backbone of society. We believe that an agenda-free educational system based on sound fundamentals is critical to our future, including alternatives to the government education systems.

We Are Pro-Life – We believe in protecting life at all stages, from pre-born to elderly, including the disabled.

Whoops. Now what do the Log Cabin Republicans and the CIR have in common other than opposition led by the CRA’s Pol-Pot Bellied Information Minister Thomas N Hudson, Steve “Gerbilhead” Frank and Deborah Jackson? Not a whole lot other than the word Republican.

None of them attempted to derail the Charter of the CIR in the Volunteer Committee. They attempted deceptive tactics on the floor designed to confuse delegates. These included a motion to oppose, a motion to table, a motion to extend debate and a motion to end debate on the motion to extend debate. This confusion almost succeeded in delaying the inevitable charter of the CIR.

Last I checked, deception is not a Conservative value. Both Steve Frank and Thomas N Hudson are irrelevant and are widely disdained within the CRP and their opposition likely solidified support for the CIR’s Charter on the Floor. Both of them are relics of the past when do as I say, not as I do Conservatives were in positions of influence within the CRP.

I am sure Deborah Jackson had some important points to make as she was also the lone no vote against re-electing Jim Brulte CRP Chairman and Re-Electing Deborah Wilder CRP Secretary. She never got a chance to enlighten the delegates as debate was truncated in the Hudson-Gerbilhead induced confusion.

Not to be ignored was Baron Night who leveled a personal attack from the CRP floor earning a rebuke from the Party Chairman. It is nice to know that the CRA will be the CRA, ever placing personalities over principles.

It is indeed True that the Moderates are in charge of the CAGOP. They are in charge for a variety of reasons, understanding unity far better than conservatives, understanding personal consistency far better than conservatives, understand the concept of winning elections and lastly the conflict avoidance of a generation of conservative leaders within the CAGOP structure that created a leadership vacuum.

The bottom line, the moderates said, these are the rules. (Ironically that were created under the tenure of Fleischman / Schroeder specifically to make chartering the Log Cabin Group impossible) Then a group of Conservatives followed the rules. The moderates said, yes, you followed the rules and are eligible for a charter. Then a group of conservatives said, no we don’t want them to get a charter.

Got it? This is what happened courtesy of Thomas N Hudson, Gerbilhead and others. The CIR was chartered overwhelmingly.

They can go debate and pass meaningless resolutions. The CIR is going to go win some elections.

Thank you to the CAGOP establishment, most of whom are to the left of the CIR, for chartering our organization. Thank you to the Conservatives within the Tea Party Caucus and the CRA that did not follow their misguided leadership, but supported us as well.

Jul 122016
 

This will be the first of many… (Note, state CIR President John W. Briscoe won election to the OCGOP Central Committee in June)

July 12, 2016
 
For Immediate Release
Contact: John W Briscoe (714)791-6003
 
Largest GOP Central Committee in California Charters South Bay Impact Republicans.

On Saturday 7/9/2016 the Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County met and voted overwhelmingly to charter the South Bay Impact Republicans. This marks the first of what likely will be several county charters for the California Impact Republican local chapters.

“We are well past the membership thresholds and the activity thresholds you would want to see from a Republican Volunteer Group”, said CIR President John W. Briscoe, “having our first local Charter come from the largest County Party in this state is a big deal”.

“The CIR thanks RPLAC Chairman Mark Vafiades and the rank-and-file members of RPLAC for recognizing the niche that CIR fills.”, said CIR Exec VP Todd Blair.

“Our message of Inclusive, Constructive Conservative Principles is resonating”, continued Briscoe.

The CIR has chapters meeting all over the state of California and efforts underway to create several more. The CIR, when chartered by the California GOP would be the first organization created from ground up to be chartered in a generation.

The CIR is centered around best practices, conservative principles and building the California GOP co-equally.

Please join the conversation in the California Impact Republicans  Facebook Group.