With the 2020 Primary behind us, what have we learned here in Thurston County and across the state?
- We have learned there needs to be coordination among prospective candidates for office. We dont need 3-5 (this is a great problem to have) GOPers running for the same seat. We diluted our votes to the extent we had no Republicans move on in the 10th CD and Lt Gov races and we had to resort to write-in candidates for those positions in the general election. Should the TCRP party, executive board and central committee (PCOs) create a questionnaire to vet candidates? There are those who would cry, “party interference” and the candidate being beholding to the party if that were to happen. Many of these issues are directly due to voter apathy, ignorance and laziness. Many GOP voters don’t even know where to go to find info about voters, candidates and elections. (That would be your auditors office or Secretary of State’s web page), hundreds of light bulbs just went off, but no one will go there because there is no link here. (laziness) It seems like the typical GOP voter wants to be spoon-fed all the information and once again blames the party for not providing every tid-bit of information. Get off your third point of contact and do it yourself. Republicans pride themselves on individualism but balk when it come to application of the same.
- Voter education and volunteerism is vital to a unified force multiplier. Voters will complain and whine from behind their keyboards but not volunteer to help a campaign or initiative. But they will spend 20 minutes completing a survey to select what topping goes best on a trisket. The information is out there, the voters just need to find it, local parties can only provide some information, but not all. Its ultimately the voter’s responsibility. Here is where the laziest people chime in and say; “then what good is the local or state party.” If you dont like the way your local or state party does business, then run for PCO or County Executive board. I know, I know you dont have the time or you need to care for your neighbor’s goldfish. Youll find some excuse because you are scared. You know what, its OK to be scared, but with time and experience in the PCO and executive board positions, you will start to understand how things operate and be comfortable in the positions and actually start to enjoy it. But you have got to make the bold decision to go for it, your current members and PCOs cant do it forever. We are getting tired. 🙂
- Involvement is key to success. If its involvement by gathering signatures for petitions, sign waving for a candidate, knocking on a door for a campaign, making a call, send out emails for an idea, be a PCO and talk with your neighbors we need you to be involved. The time for sitting on the sidelines has passed and we are really in jeopardy of losing it all to the communist forces growing in this state and country. This is no longer hype but reality. Irregardless of what course you choose to help the Thurston County Republican Party or your favorite Candidate or Initiative, the hardest part is taking that first step and volunteering or asking to help. You will not be alone, there are many who feel the same and have the same thoughts. I can guarantee you, in the near future we, as Republicans, free-thinkers and conservatives will be persecuted and called names. It is only through our unity and cohesiveness we can weather the storm. There are no good alternatives to losing to the progressive/communist/antifa left. I do not want to belong to the generation that lost America.
- MOST IMPORTANTLY STOP, CEASE, FIGHTING AMONG YOURSELVES, THE TRUE ENEMY IS THE LEFT, THE DEMS, CRUSH THEM AT ALL COSTS, THE TIME FOR CIVILITY HAS LONG PAST. YOU LOOK LIKE FOOLS GOING AFTER EACH OTHER. HOLD YOUR TONGUE.