Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Is It The Clatsop County Republican Party Central Committee or The Clatsop County "Tea Party" Faction Asking Me For Financial Support?

(Nast Political Cartoon From Harpers Weekly)

A few weeks ago, I got a form letter from "The Clatsop County Republican Central Committee", signed by Larry Sparks, Chairman, soliciting for financial support and continued support for inserting Republicans in local elected and appointed non-partisan positions. Nothing new here as the local Democratic counterpart does and has been doing the same thing actively for years and apparently very successfully.

Included with Spark's/CCRCC letter was another insert invitation to a social function being hosted at Bob and Christine Bridgens home.

"So what" you ask?

Well, here's the rub......Larry Sparks and the Bridgens are active and outspoken "Activist/Adherents" to the "Tea Party Movement" in Clatsop County and the Lower Columbia Region and I find it questionable that these people are actively involved in the leadership of the Republican Party without concern by the other local members of the party as to a serious conflict of interest in that leadership and heading towards 2012, is this the policy/platform of the Oregon and National GOP to embrace what some call an attempted usurpation of and inurgency against it by the "Tea Party"?

On May 6, 2011, I sent an e-mail tp Mr. Sparks with a request for a position statement from The Clatsop County Republican Party regarding its alignment with the Tea Party movement and the answer is below, along with some of Mr. Sparks, CCRPCC Chair's musings to other publications, giving some insight to his think ethic.

Bottom line? Is the Republican Party so disfunctional that it would condone this conduct in its own leadership? In Oregon, specifically and looking for significant victories in 2012 there clearly is one strategy that will make them a reality..........Look to Tom McCall.

"Excellent article; We need to purge all the RINO's out of the party! If Republicans want to act and vote like Democrats, then they need to change party affiiation to Democrats or Socialist. The problem is that they RINO's understand they would not get elected if they changed party so we must challenge them in the next election"........Larry Sparks Comment To An Article In Oregon Catalyst(Larry Sparks is the current chair of the Clatsop County Republican Party Central Committee)

Larry Sparks's Page - Patriot Action Network
Larry Sparks's Page on Patriot Action Network. ... http://oregonteaparty.com/post/84534840/call-for-county-coordinators ...www.patriotactionnetwork.com/profile/LarrySparks?xg_source... - Cached

One Question, One Answer: This is an email exchange with Clatsop County Republican Party Central Committee Chair, Larry Sparks.
Patrick, I don't have a record of your May 9, 2011 e-mail. Per your question, there is no formal alignment with the Tea Party, it is an individual choice.

Also per your question on Grassroots if we are asking you for financial support, if you want to financially contribute to the Clatsop County Republican Party,
please e-mail me your address and I will send you some information.

Regards,Larry Sparks
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2011 11:34:56 -0400From: kc2patrick@q.comTo: pnwls@msn.comSubject: Fwd: Party Alignment
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Would you please respond to this query, originally sent May 9, 2011?Thank you,Patrick McGee
From: kc2patrick@q.comTo: pnwls@msn.comSent: Monday, May 9, 2011 9:34:32 AMSubject: Party Alignment
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Larry; I am interested in a position statement, specifically towards the upcoming 2011 Clatsop County Special Elections and 2012 General Elections, regarding Clatsop County Republican Party's alignment with the National Tea Party movement and affiliated, like, groups. Can you share that information with us? Thank you, Patrick McGeeAstoria, Oregon

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Patrick where can i read the whole story here . Tom McCall must be rolling in his grave "Oregon is demure and lovely and it ot to play a little hard to get ,And I think you'll be just as sick as i am if you find it is nothing but a hungary hussy ,throwing herself at every stinking smokestack thats offered " Tom McCall. Republican ,