The plan is to shun folks who have actually won elections.
Comrade Commissar Elbert Peters of the alabama and madison County GOP has proposed a new rule for the Alabama GOP which would prevent elected public officials from serving on any of the Republican party executive committees at state, district, or county level. If approved this means that no one from dog catcher to governor could serve on any of the party’s many executive committees existing at state, congressional district, and county level.
The proposed rule will be considered this weekend at the Republcian summer meeting.
As I understnad it, the Republican party exists to help Republican candidates win elections. To that end the party’s executive committees would benefit from having members who have campaigned successfully and won some elections. The new rule is a curious move because it would deny the party much needed advice and counsel on the many campaign and election related matters it deals with and force party apparatchiks to blunder through without help from the very sort of people they are supposed to support.
You can give Comrade Commissar a pat of encouragement - (256) 859-3186, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://mgop.org/ai1ec_event/madison-county-republican-mens-club/?instance_id=862
Here is the proposed rule. It also applies to delegates to the national convention. Apparently our commissars still think they need help from constables.
Proposed Standing Rule
Simultaneously Holding Elective office
Effective January 1, 2014, no person holding an elective office public other than constable may simultaneously hold an elective or appointed position on the State or District or County Republican Executive Committee or be a delegate or alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention. Exempted from this rule are persons so serving at the time the rule is adopted, for as long as such person continues in the same public office.
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