How do you know when an organization is in a death spiral? When personal picadillos govern endorsements and the groups are progressively smaller and more insular.
In Murrieta, the CRA unit endorsed embattled Harry Ramos for Murrieta City Council. Ramos is in deep legal trouble for sexually harrassing city staff, having sexual relations with city staff and the like. Ramos was removed as mayor due to his foibles and of course is playing the race card and suing everyone that held him accountable for his actions.
Following the release in October of an investigator’s findings – which concluded he made inappropriate advances on women, used his position as mayor for personal gain and made inappropriate comments to city staff – the council voted to strip him of his mayoral title.
In Placer County – The CRA’s Pol-Pot Bellied Information Minister, Thomas N Hudson’s home unit endorsed a bunch of Pro-Choice Republicans along with 2 democrats for local office!
The CRA’s Pol-Pot Bellied Information Minister is a member of this local skeleton chapter. He of all people would know that section 17.05a of the CRA’s By Laws is explicit about the following:
“Only Registered Republicans May Be Endorsed for ANY Office”
However, since only the CRA’s Pol-Pot bellied information minister can invalidate endorsements done in violation of the CRA’s By-Laws, I doubt that he will do the right thing. (The CRA’s by-laws state that the State President can invalidate local endorsements after an investigation) However, It is still appropriate to point out the hypocrisy of the PCRA.
There is a second layer – they (the PCRA) are also allegedly socially conservative.
In the Roseville Joint Union High School District – there are 5 people running, yet only 3 are Republicans. Only 1 of the 5 running is a social conservative and he was not endorsed in favor of a democrat who is not. The two Republicans who actually did get endorsed are not social conservatives.
In the Roseville City School District – a labor union leader democrat was endorsed amongst two Republicans.
If you look at their flyer, it gets even more absurd as it highlights “Pro-Life, Pro-Family, Pro-Taxpayer” candidates.
All but 2 of the people endorsed for City Council Support Placer County Measure M. (A transportation Measure)
All of the people endorsed for Roseville School Boards support Measure D (A High School Bond) and two of the endorsed Republicans (and both dems) are pro-choice, and over half of all endorsed support Gay Marriage.
Strange things happen when you are trying to send a message, it is kind of like detonating your bomb vest in your own living room. (and getting wine everywhere)