( – promoted by Colorado Pols)
Lamborn supporters threaten to oust party chair
The Colorado Statesman without interviewing me or requesting an interview from anyone at the RCF ran this story under the sub-headline.
Republican Club of Falcon raises hell
There are some things the Statesman failed to find out that the reader might find interesting. I made one phone call to a reliable source at the RCF, and got a ton of information. I do occasionally post on their blog. You don’t have to be a member to do that, or even give your name. Yet the Statesman wrote:
Republican Club of Falcon members were very upset.
Judging from its Web site, the club is on a decidedly pro-Lamborn crusade. More than 15 articles extol Lamborn’s virtues under such titles as “Defend Doug” and “My prediction – NO Debates for Lamborn.” Some are press releases from his congressional office.
The site contributors bash Crank and Rayburn in articles such as “Jeff Crank and Me Generation Selfishness” and “Rayburn no guarantee of more military jobs.”
I am embarrassed for the Statesman to be the one to point this out to them.
They made a rookie mistake here. What they just quoted IS NOT on the RCF website. It is on the RCF Blog (Conservative Voice of the Rockies), with this disclaimer:
The Republican Club of Falcon presents member and visitors opinions and commentary. The views expressed are solely those of the author and are not necessarily the views of the RCF or its entire membership.
That’s like blaming Pols, CNN or FOXNEWS for the things said on their Blogs.
But it gets worse.
…”That isn’t a surprise considering that the club was headed by John Vander Meulen before he became district director of Lamborn’s congressional office in 2007…”
But what they failed to say is at the founding meeting of the RCF, elected Chairman was John Vander Muelen (subsequently hired as chief of staff by Congressman Lamborn) and vice chairman Chuck Broerman (Crank campaign advisor), Neither are current RCF officers.
The RCF website still proudly states its endorsment of D-49 school board President Anna Bartha, who is hardly ever confused as being a Lamborn supporter.
There are many Lamborn supporters in this Club, but there are a lot of Lamborn supporters in the EPC Republican party. What do you expect? They’re Republicans. Lamborn is the current Republican Congressman.
The RCF has a by-law prohibiting endorsement of any candidate in a primary race, and has members from several opposing campaigns. Example, one of the principles from the Waller campaign is co committee chairman with a 20 year supporter of Doug Bruce. Like I said, the RCF has
club members that are Republican division leaders, several precinct leaders, US House Congressional staff, School Board members, Falcon/Peyton Masterplan committee members, Airport Board members, etc.
The RCF has club members that have worked every major campaign in our area since its inception 4 short years ago.
Name another EPC Republican Club that has been instrumental in defeating 2 tax issues, and changed the majority philosophy on a school board, or any elected board.
And the there is this from the Statesman:
Republican Club of Falcon blogger, NEWSMAN, posted the following on the club’s Web site and the Colorado Pols Web site on July 26. The dual posting is neither rare nor coincidental.
If they would have more accuratly called me “Pols blogger NEWSMAN”, would that imply Pols approves of what I say? But now you know, I post things on more than one blog. No it’s not rare, a lot of bloggers post on more than one blog. Cross posting is common. So What! But what they then quote are not my words.
“The Republican Club of Falcon is shocked and dismayed that our Republican County Chairman Greg Garcia has cast aside his pledged commitment to remain neutral during primary election contests and thus has violated our party by-laws.
“He ignores false statements repeatedly told by Jeff Crank about Congressman Doug Lamborn and Bentley Rayburn and criticizes Lamborn and Rayburn for pointing out Crank’s false statements.
“Garcia’s proclaimed code of fair campaigning was never approved by the membership, and is a smoke screen for political favoritism … Garcia and (Nathan) Fisk are biased and using rose-colored glasses when viewing Crank’s false statements.
“Garcia’s behavior is dividing our county party and negatively impacting our ability to unify and help Bob Schaffer and John McCain win in November. Therefore, the Republican Club of Falcon calls for the resignation of Greg Garcia.”
Those are the words of the RCF Resolution posted on the RCF website. I copied them and posted them on Pols verbatim. I also showed the link to the RCF website and credited them.
If they had a question, my contact information is with my Pols profile, all they had to do was click on my name and they would have found this:
NEWSMAN Email: AmicusGOP@gMail.com
It is just possible the RCF’s call for Garcia’s resignation was based on what Garcia’s arbitray and unequal treatment of many Republican campaigns was doing to Republican morale and unity, and not to favor one campaign. After all, the KOAA TV ch5 examples cited where Rayburn, Dan May, Lamborn, Newsome and Crank. 2 seconds was about Lamborn. But don’t just take my word for it, “trust but verify.” http://www.koaa.com/aaaa_top_s…
Political experts agree that it is very unusual for a party chairman to behave this way. “They are supposed to be staying out of it,” said Bob Loevy, Political Science Professor at Colorado College. “They are supposed to be staying neutral. They are supposed to be holding their fire until they go against the Democrats in November.”
SO I have to ask,
STATESMAN, did you get your information for this story from the Crank Politburo of Propaganda, aka the Crank campaign?