Folks – out of fairness to the people on the CRP leadership, I am posting this.
I am still angry over what was done and the joke of a system that the electeds foisted on us because, fearing a loss of control, they came in late and sabotaged the “Nehring Plan” at the last minute.
1. The Tehama GOP apparently was told that they blew it with the way they endorsed Bob Williams and was given notice that they needed to fix their errors. They did not reply.
2. Doug LaMalfa never sought a CRP endorsement and apparently the NRCC (The blithering idiots that seem to lose every congressional race they involve themselves in) was of the opinion that a viable Republican candidate was going to make the runoff – so Lamalfa who had two official County Cent Com endorsements versus Aanestad’s zero was not endorsed.
3. They created a rule (that is not in the bylaws) that unless a committee endorsed a candidate by 2/3 that any other result would be considered “no action” – even if a committee met and voted. This is why Beth Gains and crew celebrated the embarrassing 13-11 vote against – they knew that the consultant / capitol staff controlled Sacramento GOP Cent Com would endorse giving her an endorsement at the state CRP level.
4. Committees like Plumas, Lassen and El Doardo that blatantly violated CRP By-Laws (by not giving public notice of 5 days before they endorsed) – were never brought up to CRP leadership.
IT was also detailed to me that there was a lot of discussion on several races about not endorsing or whether they should pick a winner, etc.
It is a disaster for everyone that a party with 5 million people (and shrinking) would have nomination/endorsement decisions made by a group of 24.
This blogger was assured that there would be an actual nomination/caucus system in place for the 2014 election to avoid this sort of a train wreck happening again.
I am still angry – I felt compelled to post some of this out of professionalism and respect for some in CRP leadership. I am still of the opinion that creating rules last minute is wrong and that the by-laws were not evenly applied.
However, those in CRP leadership have strong arguments that suggest otherwise.