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Saturday, June 13, 2015

 

TeaParty Primary-Elections Strategy Revealed

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TeaParty Primary-Elections Strategy Revealed
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How to negate and manipulate the will of the majority of the voters
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Franklin-Bedford County’s Jim McKelvey’s  Fed Up? Interview”,  published in the summer 2015 issue of “Discover SML” magazine, describes the Virginia TeaParty Leadership’s strategy to increase their control of local party units, local and state elected positions and The Republican Party of Virginia, RPV.
“Fed Up? At:   http://discoversmithmountainlake.com/
http://discoversmithmountainlake.com/digitalmag/summer2015/index.html#8-9
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The Jim McKelvey interview article documents the “TeaParty Primary-Elections Strategy” clearly describing the process of selecting and supporting candidates with limited or no elected public service that can run and win in very limited turnout primaries on rhetoric-platforms unencumbered by any public record or accomplishments.
“The person you want to elect is not the person who wants that position.”
“Fed Up? At:  
http://discoversmithmountainlake.com/digitalmag/summer2015/index.html#8-9
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 http://discoversmithmountainlake.com/
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The focus of these campaigns are often based on local narrow wedge issues, dissatisfaction and hostility toward government and issues that in many cases are outside the scope of the elected position’s action or control. Examples of these issues include federal control of pipelines, power dams, and court established laws that circumvent state and local laws and public positions.
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The GOP-Republican folks who don’t comprehend or take seriously, the success of the “TeaParty Primary-Elections Strategy” should take a good look at the current Primary loss by Va. Senator Steve Martin
http://www.1140wrva.com/articles/local-news-128979/senator-steve-martin-loses-primary-13665041/
The anemic 143 vote margin by Chris Head, Botetourt/Roanoke Co.
http://www.roanoke.com/news/politics/botetourt_county/incumbent-del-chris-head-defeats-harry-griego-in-republican-primary/article_430326df-70ee-5457-9775-1659a92a9c17.html
And the prior loss by Conservative Congressman Eric Cantor by Professor Brat
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/06/cantor-yet-another-example-of-teaparty.html
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These examples clearly demonstrate that it’s not about governance, it’s not about Conservatism, it’s all about power and control and ideology by the self-Appointed and self-Anointed TeaParty Leadership.
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In the “Fed Up?  Interview”  Jim McKelvey opines that he would’ve been the 5th District Republican Congressman except for Robert Hurt’s money.  Not clear what that means since Jim McKelvey is a multi-millionaire land developer and Robert Hurt was a country lawyer from the town of Chatham.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYJgBgdDJ78
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The “TeaParty Primary-Elections Strategy” was used at the state level at the Roanoke Republican US-Senate Nominating Convention in which the TeaParty Leadership ran Shak Hill against Ed Gillespie.  Gillespie’s campaign was seriously damaged by vicious attacks by some TeaParty Leaders.
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One may realistically assume that this same Strategy will be used against Conservative Republican Congressman Robert Hurt next year.  That would explain the TeaParty’s fierce ongoing fight to control the 5th District Republican Committee and its subsequent control of the election venue and rules.
TeaParty control of the 2012 RPV State Convention resulted in the biggest Virginia Republican defeat in history.
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It’s sad that any political entity would base their political strategy on dominating low-turn-out primaries in which less than 10% of the registered voters participate!  In many cases, those targeted for political-annihilation were voted into office by significant majorities by their constituents in the prior general election.
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The current Franklin Co. Gills Creek Primary for Supervisor didn’t work out for the “TeaParty Primary-Elections Strategy” because too many voters turned-out to express their support for their incumbent.
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Bearing Drift did a special on the current State Primaries:  Item # 4:
“Republicans Who Want to Govern – The one thread that ties most of the races together from yesterday is that when paired against Tea Party or other “grassroots” candidates with no records, Republicans who have tried to govern, have a record and experience, or who took tough votes that could have landed them in hot water came out okay this time around. The Speaker survived despite shepherding Governor McDonnell’s historic transportation plan through the House and others who opposed that plan (like Mark Berg) were defeated. At least in this primary, the voters chose those who were willing to govern and make tough choices over those who only brought criticism and talking points to the table.”
http://bearingdrift.com/2015/06/10/good-morning-virginia-its-a-new-day-sunshine/
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Roanoke Times - Casey: The Roanoke Tea Party's losing streak grows longer
Considering the Roanoke Tea Party's political endorsements and informal support for candidates in the past four years, the organization's track record of electoral success is pretty darn abysmal.
http://www.roanoke.com/news/columns_and_blogs/columns/dan_casey/casey-the-roanoke-tea-party-s-losing-streak-grows-longer/article_398fa3b7-0e84-5468-9ef6-9254444f3ecf.html
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The following blog items and their embedded links and references are but a very brief over-view of the Virginia TeaParty Leadership issues, their misdirected hostility and the adverse consequences of their so-called successes.
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The Story Behind The Ted Cruz At Liberty Lynchburg Story
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-story-behind-ted-cruz-at-liberty.html
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The Republican Clash Between Two Banners
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-republican-clash-between-two-banners.html
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“Republican” Congressman Brat
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/05/va-teaparty-republican-congressman-brat.html
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