Posts tagged ‘Washington State Republican Party’

April 24, 2016

Purity, Exclusion and Eternal Victims

by lewwaters

Elephant 3This blog has long warned of the infiltration and planned takeover of the Republican Party by fringe right leaning Libertarian types normally associated with past campaigns of three time failed presidential candidate, Ron Paul.

I have been scoffed at, ridiculed, verbally assaulted and targeted by these same people in comments on this blog and other forums for pointing out the obvious intent of their deciding that they must take over the party for some reason.

Two years ago I exposed an effort by one of their number to “stack PCO positions” with those favorable to their point of view that led to me completely severing any supportive relationship that might have existed between me and the local GOP.

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February 16, 2011

AFP’s Malin Labels Former WSRP Chair Esser Lobbying For The SEIU a “Freakin Embarassment.”

by lewwaters

If there was any doubt that replacing Luke Esser with Kirby Wilbur as chair of the Washington State Republican Party in any conservatives mind, it should be clear as a bell it was the right decision now that Esser has resurfaced as a lobbyist for “Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 775, the union local that represents some 40,000 home-care workers.”

Eric Smith at Washington State Wire quotes Esser saying, “There’s no better guy for the job than [me]. Republicans need to have better lines of communication with unions and organized labor. Casting against type can be a good thing.”

For quite some time, Republicans in Washington State apparently have been doing just that, “casting against type” by retaining Luke Esser as party chair, knowing all along he was not a conservative and at best, was a RINO (Republican in name only).

Little wonder the GOP in our state has done such a poor job winning elections when you have such weak kneed people leading the party and silently advocating the opposition as he states that he “has been a longtime supporter of the union’s efforts to organize homecare workers.”

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January 22, 2011

Kirby Wilbur Elected Chair of Washington State Republican Party

by lewwaters

Just now seeing this on facebook, updates will follow as news breaks.

From the Seattle Times,

“Delegates at a Republican Party meeting in Tukwila gave 69 votes to Wilbur, 36 to Esser and 7 to Bill Rennie.” 

“Esser argued the state GOP was in much better shape than it was four years ago when he took the reins, but Wilbur said Republicans should have done better in the 2010 elections given the national wave.”

“The question is not are we better off. The question is are we as good as we could be?” Wilbur said.

Wilbur is right. With the massive results east of the Cascades, we should have seen much better results in Washington State.

I can think of at least 2 legislative seats Clark County should have easily taken away, Jim Moeller’s and Tim Probsts’.

With Moeller’s Candy and Soda Tax outright rejected in November, he too should have been easily defeated.

Laura Sample was elected Vice-Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party.

Nansen Malin, chair of the Pacific County GOP that was unable to secure a single Republican candidate to run for local office this last election, announced on twitter that she has been elected to the WSRP Executive Board. Esser’s legacy will still be felt.

November 13, 2010

Can the Washington State GOP be Saved?

by lewwaters

Not grabbing headlines just yet is Americans for Prosperity State Director and radio host Kirby Wilbur announcing his intent to challenge Washington State Republican Party Chairman Luke Esser for the party’s top spot in 2011.

In a November 9th notice sent to the Everett Herald Wilbur said,

“We did make some gains last Tuesday, but not as many as we should have, given that the voters rejected the income tax and candy tax so overwhelmingly and reinstated 960 as well by a large margin. I have gotten a lot of support and encouragement from within the party and have a vision for the state party and I think the skills and talent to bring it about.” 

A careful review of the general election results this year and comparison to other regions shows that the Republican Party is due for a major shake-up in Washington State and also at several county level parties’.

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