What we need to do as soon as possible. Why we need to do it. Why it will work. If. We. Unite. NOW!
Folks, we need to win the next round of elections, no? And we need to elect constitutional conservatives, no? Well, they need to run on a party ballot. And they have to win the primary election. And that’s the EASIEST one to win because turnout is so low. If we can raise the turnout in our neighborhoods — our “political neighborhoods” — our precincts, we can cause constitutional conservatives to win those all-important, traditionally-very-low-turnout primary elections.
As Judson Phillips over at Tea Party Nation has advised, we (that means YOU and me — each one of us) have to DO two critical things simultaneously: become precinct committeemen in the Republican Party AND become poll watchers and poll workers to make sure the vote is not stolen.
We are weakest where we should be strongest, and most of us don’t know it. At the precinct level, from which all power within the Republican Party comes, over half of the precinct committeeman slots are VACANT.
This chart shows where the real power lies.
Where all the power comes from, over half of the positions are vacant. And that is where THE opportunity for constitutional conservatives exists — to take back the Republican Party and use it as the tool for winning the elections.
This next chart shows how the “power” chart should be drawn — with the citizen on top. But the citizen has been sitting up in the bleachers for generations. We need to become ball players. And in the real ball game of politics, which is PARTY POLITICS, if you want to be on the ball field and play the game, you’ve got to become a precinct committeeman.
This next chart shows that about half of the Republican Party precinct committeeman slots are vacant. And that the filled slots have been split, ideologically, about 50-50 between conservatives and Republicans In Name Only. The elections of Michael Steele as RNC Chairman, and then Reince Priebus, reflect that ideological split. In Arizona, where I live, it’s been even worse. In 2008, fewer than one-third of the PC slots were filled. We are not even up to half strength yet. But in two years we’ve completely changed the Party, because almost all of the new PCs are conservatives from the grass roots conservative groups. Now they are UNITING inside a real political party where they can actually BECOME the leaders of the Party and determine the outcome of the primary elections.
Here’s an article about what we achieved in Maricopa County in two years by UNITING POLITICALLY INSIDE A POLITICAL PARTY:
This next chart shows, again, that the Party is weakest where it should be strongest. All of the “upper level” officer slots are filled, but only about 44 per cent of the most important slots, the “we the people” slots, are filled. And if “we the conservative people” fill them up, we can take over the Party and determine the outcome of the elections.
(The numbers for the “upper level” officer slots are estimates; the point is there’s almost 10,000 precinct committeeman slots state-wide, that not even half are filled, and the number of precinct committeemen dwarfs the number of officer slots “below” them.)
This next chart shows what we have, and what we could have. Which Republican Party do you want? What will YOU DO to make the full-strength, 75 % solidly conservative landslide-win-producing political powerhouse of a party happen?
One more graphic. This one shows HOW we can get to a full-strength, solidly-conservative Republican Party IF we will all UNITE INSIDE the Republican Party as precinct committeeman. United we stand. Divided we fall. Let’s unite, no?
Let’s get it done, shall we? Who’s with me?