By Tom White - Posted on 02 April 2014
I am hearing from some friends via email and Facebook that there is a move afoot to disallow any voters that have supported a non-Republican candidate running against a Republican Candidate in the last 4 years. Once again, the slaters are looking to cheat the system.
According to the Republican Party Plan :
Article 1 Section A(2)
2. A voter who, subsequent to making a statement of intent, publicly supports a candidate in opposition to a Republican nominee shall not be qualified for participation in party actions as defined in Article I for a period of four (4)
And that section would seem to indicate that anyone who supported any candidate against a Republican is not eligible to participate in any way in Republican Party actions, which would include Conventions.
And if the reports I am hearing are true, the rule must be applied evenly to all – regardless of who they happen to be.
A Washington Post article from October 14, 2011 (within the 4 year period in question) documents the following:
U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) has been removed from his local Republican committee in Virginia.
So have state officials Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and House Speaker Bill Howell from theirs.
Every Republican who endorsed Del. Bill Janis, the Republican turned independent who is running for the post of commonwealth’s attorney in Henrico County next month, is out.
The Republican Party of Virginia’s party plan says any Republican who supports a non-Republican in a contested race will be automatically removed from the rolls of his or her local committee, according to the state party’s executive director, Dave Rexrode.
And whom did Linwood Cobb support in that race? The Republican? Hmmm.
And just to jog the memories of those who so easily forget, Janus lost, the Republican lost and a Democrat now sits as Commonwealth Attorney in Henrico. And all those Republican Assistant Commonwealth Attorney’s were fired in favor of Democrats.
Cantor and his Slaters really hurt us with that one.
Now I read the entire Republican Party Plan – several times. And nowhere in the document does it exempt Eric Cantor.
So if the Slaters want to cheat the system again, they might want to be careful here. They need to play by their own rules. If the people I have heard from can’t participate, there is a good case to legally remove Eric Cantor from the Convention Process as well.
You Slaters need to stop working so hard to disenfranchise voters.
This War on Conservatives HAS to STOP!