A short response to the little Rostra debate over Tony Krvaric’s reaction to the recent Tom Shepard news…
Commenter ‘D. Morton’ says, “Only through a combination of naivete and delusions of grandeur could someone actually believe that it is both possible and the ‘JOB’ of 60+ people in a hotel banquet room in Rancho Bernardo to define a Republican.”
To change the end of his quote a tad… Only through a combination of naivete and delusions of grandeur could someone actually believe that it is both possible and the ‘JOB’ of 121 people in a building in Sacramento to decide policies that impact over 37 million of the rest of us.
Whether the GOP should have or shouldn’t have endorsed in a race, whether the Central Committee members represent the rest of us at a level of everyone’s agreement, whether the voters know whom they are electing when it says “vote for 6″ or even the purpose of the local GOP, whether Republican voters may put too much unknowing trust in a name or a ballot designation — please tell me how any of that is different than any other elective office anywhere, then we’ll talk.
The point is … there is a process, for both getting elected, and then once elected, for getting items voted on, at every level from DC to Sacto to City Council to Central Committee.
Is it right? Gee, I don’t know — but the process says it is.
Do the electeds make correct decisions? Everyone can be the judge … at the ballot box and in their streets and neighborhoods.
Are yahoos getting elected? Perhaps, maybe back someone else, or even run yourself.
Don’t like the established process? Advocate for change.
Don’t like the leadership? Get involved.
Think they’re not following the rules? There are codes, contracts, and courts at your disposal.
There’s an APP for that — it’s called a Republic.