The Mass GOP shoots itself in the foot AGAIN! Update: Scott Brown out!

by Datechguy | February 1st, 2013

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The Mass GOP shoots itself in the foot AGAIN! Update: Scott Brown out!

We’ve got to stop being the stu­pid party.

Bobby Jin­del 2013

Sire you risk hav­ing no Spain at all

El Cid 1961

A few hours ago at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nat­ick Mass where the GOP was poised to elect a chair­man, the Repub­li­can party man­aged to do some­thing so incred­i­ble that if you told me it was pos­si­ble at the begin­ning of the night I would not have believed you.

After open­ing speeches, nom­i­nat­ing speeches, and two excel­lent pre­sen­ta­tions by can­di­dates Rick Green and Kirsten Hughes the 80 mem­bers of the local party com­mit­tees took their vote, and this happened.

Yes you saw that right , the party actu­ally dis­al­lowed a bal­lot for Rick Green marked “RG” because of course the intent of the com­mit­tee mem­ber was to vote for the late World War 1 French Fighter Pilot Roland Gar­ros giv­ing Kirsten Hughes a 39 – 38 win with two absten­tion and one bal­lot disallowed.

And Yes, it took a com­mit­tee mem­ber mak­ing a pub­lic objec­tion for this men­dac­ity to be revealed to the out­rage of the assem­bled pub­lic (heav­ily sup­port­ing Greene) and the embar­rass­ment of that pub­lic rev­e­la­tion for said bal­lot to be counted and a 2nd bal­lot to take place.

I com­mented thus

Believe it or not it got worse.

When the 2nd bal­lot was com­pleted but before the votes was counted a motion was made to recon­sider the allow­ing of the RG bal­lot to the absolute aston­ish­ment of the audi­ence. It took some loud debate and audi­ence reac­tion for the gen­tle­man who pro­posed the recon­sid­er­ing of the ini­tial vote to with­draw it.

After the votes were counted the out­go­ing chair­man asked Rick Green to announce the results, which was a vic­tory for Kirsten Hughes. After very brief remarks Ms Hughes imme­di­ately moved for the adjourn­ment of the meet­ing while activist shouted for the vote total that was not announced. Even­tu­ally she announced the vote 41 – 39 Hughes. As the bal­lot­ing was secret we don’t know if it was just a ques­tion of the two abstain­ing mem­bers going Hughes or sev­eral votes changing.

While a lot of peo­ple I trust deeply have won­der­ful things to say about Chair­woman Hughes and she cer­tainly not only car­ried her­self gra­ciously to all she spoke to, but was kind enough to grant me what was likely her first on cam­era inter­view as GOP chair

the reac­tions of some of the activists present after the vote were bluntly not what you would want after this kind of event.

Oth­ers, while more con­cil­ia­tory still bode ill

The Democ­rats couldn’t have paid for a bet­ter result, Ms Hughes has her work cut out for her.

I’ll have the rest of the videos I shot up tomor­row morn­ing but I’ll leave you with this.

In Sep­tem­ber of 2010 in Wash­ing­ton DC I inter­viewed tea party activists at a huge rally at the Cap­i­tal and asked this ques­tion:

“Who here trusts the GOP?” Not a sin­gle hand went up

Now you know why.

Update: The remain­der of my videos:

Inter­view Pat Bar­ron just after my arrival:

Inter­view Marty Lamb before ini­tial vote

Pan of the Room before the event:

Vice chair­woman before votes

Kirsten Hughes nom­i­na­tion seconded:

Rick Green Nom­i­na­tion seconded:

two videos pending

Kirsten Hughes cam­paign speech

Rick Green cam­paign speech

Update 3: Can you say “Cause and Effect?

I was not at all cer­tain that a third Sen­ate cam­paign in less than four years, and the prospect of return­ing to a Con­gress even more par­ti­san than the one I left, was really the best way for me to con­tinue in pub­lic ser­vice at this time. And I know it’s not the only way for me to advance the ideals and causes that mat­ter most to me,” he said.

That is why I am announc­ing today that I will not be a can­di­date for the United States Sen­ate in the upcom­ing spe­cial elec­tion,” Brown concluded.”

While I think this is the right move for Brown I won­der if the reac­tion to yesterday’s.…interesting GOP com­mit­tee elec­tion had any­thing to do with it?

BTW Appar­ently the NHGOP isn’t doing much bet­ter on that unity thing:

We have to divide the party in order to unite it (Jim Foley’s rant from the podium, and Wayne MacDOnald’s attack on blog­gers.)
We have to hide the vote count in order to prove we won (Both can­di­dates for chair­man were sworn to secrecy, and the del­e­gates were not informed of the actual votes – news trick­led out later)
We have to vote with­out a quo­rum to ensure the result is fair (Votes for area chairs were sud­denly called dur­ing lunch break)

and the Grok Peo­ple explain our function.

We’ve got to stop being the stupid party.

Bobby Jindel 2013

Sire you risk having no Spain at all

El Cid 1961

A few hours ago at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Natick Mass where the GOP was poised to elect a chairman, the Republican party managed to do something so incredible that if you told me it was possible at the beginning of the night I would not have believed you.

After opening speeches, nominating speeches, and two excellent presentations by candidates Rick Green and Kirsten Hughes the 80 members of the local party committees took their vote, and this happened.

Yes you saw that right , the party actually disallowed a ballot for Rick Green marked “RG” because of course the intent of the committee member was to vote for the late World War 1 French Fighter Pilot Roland Garros giving Kirsten Hughes a 39-38 win with two abstention and one ballot disallowed.

And Yes, it took a committee member making a public objection for this mendacity to be revealed to the outrage of the assembled public (heavily supporting Greene) and the embarrassment of that public revelation for said ballot to be counted and a 2nd ballot to take place.

I commented thus

Believe it or not it got worse.

When the 2nd ballot was completed but before the votes was counted a motion was made to reconsider the allowing of the RG ballot to the absolute astonishment of the audience. It took some loud debate and audience reaction for the gentleman who proposed the reconsidering of the initial vote to withdraw it.

After the votes were counted the outgoing chairman asked Rick Green to announce the results, which was a victory for Kirsten Hughes. After very brief remarks Ms Hughes immediately moved for the adjournment of the meeting while activist shouted for the vote total that was not announced. Eventually she announced the vote 41-39 Hughes. As the balloting was secret we don’t know if it was just a question of the two abstaining members going Hughes or several votes changing.

While a lot of people I trust deeply have wonderful things to say about Chairwoman Hughes and she certainly not only carried herself graciously to all she spoke to, but was kind enough to grant me what was likely her first on camera interview as GOP chair

the reactions of some of the activists present after the vote were bluntly not what you would want after this kind of event.

Others, while more conciliatory still bode ill

The Democrats couldn’t have paid for a better result, Ms Hughes has her work cut out for her.

I’ll have the rest of the videos I shot up tomorrow morning but I’ll leave you with this.

In September of 2010 in Washington DC I interviewed tea party activists at a huge rally at the Capital and asked this question:

“Who here trusts the GOP?” Not a single hand went up

Now you know why.

Update: The remainder of my videos:

Interview Pat Barron just after my arrival:

Interview Marty Lamb before initial vote

Pan of the Room before the event:

Vice chairwoman before votes

Kirsten Hughes nomination seconded:

Rick Green Nomination seconded:

two videos pending

Kirsten Hughes campaign speech

Rick Green campaign speech

Update 3: Can you say “Cause and Effect?

I was not at all certain that a third Senate campaign in less than four years, and the prospect of returning to a Congress even more partisan than the one I left, was really the best way for me to continue in public service at this time. And I know it’s not the only way for me to advance the ideals and causes that matter most to me,” he said.

“That is why I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for the United States Senate in the upcoming special election,” Brown concluded.”

While I think this is the right move for Brown I wonder if the reaction to yesterday’s….interesting GOP committee election had anything to do with it?

BTW Apparently the NHGOP isn’t doing much better on that unity thing:

We have to divide the party in order to unite it (Jim Foley’s rant from the podium, and Wayne MacDOnald’s attack on bloggers.)
We have to hide the vote count in order to prove we won (Both candidates for chairman were sworn to secrecy, and the delegates were not informed of the actual votes – news trickled out later)
We have to vote without a quorum to ensure the result is fair (Votes for area chairs were suddenly called during lunch break)

and the Grok People explain our function.

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