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Hoo-Boy! Here’s the Deal, Ronna…
Alright, I know I’ve been posting a lot, and like any good-mannered roommate, I don’t wish to clog up the works. Usually, I go a while without and then the mood hits me or something, and I hup up a spate of posts. So here’s one of three I am currently noodling. If you want me to shut up, by all means, tell me to shut up. I mean, I won’t, of course, but you’ll feel better, and I am nothing if not helpful.
So I got mail sent under the name of one Ronna (Romney) McDaniel, asking me to get involved in the RNC’s first Election Integrity something-something.
What with me being a “key volunteer” to the 2021 victory of VA Governor Youngkin (and Sears and Miyares). By “volunteer,” they mean that I’m on the rolls as having participated in a VA EI initiative, done poll-watching for the VA GOP, and served as a non-partisan election official on the actual “election day.” That was rewarding, although the state EI thing was oriented as non-partisan, and the only non-partisan thing I’m interested in is actual civic duty stuff. My volunteer time will be with a purpose. I want everybody in the room to owe each their conservatism, and to hold each other accountable for that. This RNC effort is not postured as non-partisan, and gosh, how flattering! Key volunteer, moi? Where do I sign up?
The problem is that the RNC in general, and Ronna McDaniel in particular can go jump in a lake. They hated Trump — they’ll hate me. I don’t fool myself that voting harder is going to fix the problem. EI efforts, on the other hand, are a step in the right direction, and let me not throw away my bat just because the pitches all suck. I’ll need this bat to get to my car anyway. Trump is gone as far as I’m concerned, but I am still here, and people like me are the tree from which fruit like Trump falls (hmm, phrasing, gotta work on that one, maybe put falls before fruit).
It’s not as though I’ve withdrawn, although my schedule volatility has not lent me to recent efforts. I’m buying a place (was going to close today, but the agent cried mercy! and we will close next week), and I have already scoped out the website and building where that county’s GOP meets. I’ll become a member on the same day I own the house (can’t do it yet).
But national? Under McDaniel’s shadow? Well, I tell you what, Ronna, I’ll make you a deal. I’ll go ahead and join your g**-damned thing, but I get to speak my mind about how the RNC is screwing up. If that’s too much, well then you just feel free to throw me right out. I’ll be fine, and if you only take your party without tea, then it was never going to work out for you anyway.
Why do it? Mostly, I’ll participate not to win elections, per se, but to help in one of many areas that it’s going to take in order to win elections. Mainly, however, I’ll participate in order to forestall a shooting war, in the hopes that our little platoons are able to build and that the corruption implodes more quickly under its own sheer vapid ridiculousness (and maybe a few whacks with a bat from somebody).
This is not a battle that we’re in as much as it is a race with a lot of little battles along the edges. We are maneuvering for a coming battle.
I’m in.Published in General
Screw the RNC. We get a couple of hundred thousand more like you to volunteer to eyeball the election folks it might turn out ok. Veterans, you gals and gals who swore to defend the Constitution, where you at? I will do it. But in San Fran. so only hope is to avoid homeless crap after the votes are in.
You know of course she’s really after your money? Not your time or talent. I vote for you stalking the local school board in your new neighborhood. And getting on the elections crew, however it operates, paid or volunteer.
So I hope that that is the focus of this EI push, in addition to examining laws (an frankly unlawful EOs) which are invitations to fraud, and making the case, and finding out whose ass needs kicked etc.
RNC has been allergic to EI because it sounded like they were “taking Trump’s side” or something… don’t get me started.
Ronna’s missives have been going straight into the spam can where they belong.
Guys and gals. Thought the Ricochet proofreaders were like my law firm admins. Guess not. And KE not here yet.
I thought Ronna liked Trump and Trump endorsed her. Am I wrong?
She definitely needs to go.
You are wrong. I can’t fix you.
I don’t see how poll watching does any good when elections are decided by middle of the night ballot dumps from Democrat party activists
Exactly why we need vets there watching them 24/7.
That’s what she said.
She’s as Establishment as her daddy was, who is as Establishment as his daddy was …
Sensing a pattern?
Do you vote? Here’s why I ask:
The first three types are improved by poll-watching.
The last type can only be improved by serving as an election official at the adjudication or counting facility. And if you want to become an election official, you should probably know how the process works, inside and out. Guess how to learn?
The Republican Party has no chance of winning in 2024.
Well go kick rocks and shout DOOM somewhere else. If you’re willing to do precisely nothing to help, then please say precisely nothing about it.