Monday, January 30, 2006

A Thought

I am going to finish up some stuff, and leave for the Loudoun County GOP meeting in about an hour and a half. While I am gone, I'll leave you all with this thought. Here is the endorsement letter from Congressman Frank Wolf of Jim Rich, Chairman of the 10th District GOP. Nationally, do we conservatives/Republicans not fight the Democrats on Bush's nominees? Do we not say that because the people elected him, that he should have the right to pick his nominees, and his closest advisors. Are we not fighting for this right now with Samuel Alito? Then how is this any different? Congressman Wolf trusts Jim Rich, he believes he is the best man to represent him in our party to his district. He has faith in his ability to lead our party in the right direction in the 10th Congressional. This is not a policy position, and I have yet to hear any coherent evidence as to what Jim Rich has done wrong as the party head in the 10th. If we support Bush on a national level, we need to support Frank Wolf. After all-this position is to serve him. I will post on the Loudoun GOP meeting when I get back in tonight.


At 1/30/2006 05:02:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

Supporting Bush on a national level will be your downfall in the end.

Keep doing it.

At 1/30/2006 05:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good point tc

At 1/30/2006 05:42:00 PM, Blogger Too Moderate said...

There is a big difference between appointed positions and positions people run for.

At 1/30/2006 06:15:00 PM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...


The difference is that the Congressman from the 10th district does not have appointment privileges of the District Chair. That is why we have elections. Anyone who chooses to run against Mr. Rich will have plenty of opportunity to try to convince us to support them over Mr. Rich. If I were in the 10th I would consider Mr. Wolf's endorsement, but I would not vote as if Mr. Wolf had any better ability to come to a reasoned decision than myself.

At 1/30/2006 08:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personally think it is wrong that a sitting Republican Congressman should be able to pick the person responsible for ensuring he gets re-elected; the Party should find the most incompetent, egotistical, and lazy party-hack possible so that he knows who the boss is!

At 1/31/2006 12:00:00 AM, Blogger criticallythinking said...

I think Wolf's endorsement carries a lot of weight. But it shouldn't circumvent the process. If we wanted, we could write the rules so that a sitting congressman gets to appoint the chair of his district, but that's not what the rule is.

I'm not sure "can't find a good reason NOT to re-elect" is a good enough reason to elect, but in fact there have even been several posts in THIS VERY BLOG which provide reasons why Rich has not been effective. I'm not saying those posts were correct or not -- but don't say there is no suggestion he isn't effective, because there certainly IS.

If I were in Loudoun, I would look at what each candidate was saying, and choose the one I thought sounded most prepared to tackle the problems of the district.

That's what elections are for, to discuss ideas.

At 1/31/2006 09:55:00 AM, Anonymous Freddie said...

In many state, the tradition is for Republican elected officials to name the major party officials. There are the elections for the party officials, but they are formalities.

That is not a tradition in Virginia. I think the lack of elected official control is because, until fairly recently, we have had very few Republican elected officials in Virginia.


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