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1:52 pm – Chairman Spiker first thanks Bill Schickel for his long service to the party. Big round of applause for him. David Fischer wins co-chair with 11 votes. Eric Rosenthal got 4 votes. Wes Enos got 3. There you have it. A.J. Spiker is still the RPI chairman and David Fischer is co-chair. The Ron Paul takeover of the Republican Party of Iowa is complete.
Congratulations to A.J. Spiker, my former Iowa 2012 presidential campaign state co-chairman, on his reelection as Iowa GOP State Chairman! And congratulations to Dave Fischer, another of my former Iowa campaign co-chairmen, on his election as Iowa GOP Vice Chairman. A.J. and Dave’s success proves our movement is becoming more effective than ever.
On Saturday, the Missouri Republican State Committee elected Ed Martin to serve as party chairman, voting 34 to 32 against incumbent David Cole. The vote came down to a second ballot. Former State Sen. Jane Cunningham pulled seven votes in the first round, which was not enough to advance.
Originally posted by sheepslayer247
There has been a big stink going on here in Iowa about this issue. The GOP establishment folks and many of the religious "family-based" special interest groups are scared stupid!
Most of the GOP higher-ups were in the pockets of the many insurance companies and banks that call Iowa their home, and now that the RP folks are in control the people in the party are actually working on better governance, quality grass roots movements and civil liberty issues.
Needless to say, the special and corporate interests in Iowa are on red alert.....this is a good day! Now we just need the Iowa GOP to stick to their guns and bring the party back from the brink of obsolescence.
Originally posted by CitizenJack
reply to post by eLPresidente
Keep up the good work Paulites ,
Im an independent with some left leaning views and some right leaning views. I really appreciated the message Ron Paul had last election and it was one I could get behind. Honestly what really got me interested in him was the blackout of his message at first in the primaries.
So I looked him up to see his message and I began to understand why "they" kept sweeping him under the rug. That old saying sums it up for me. "If it aint broke dont fix it" well sorry to say our politics are broke so lets fix it.
His people may or may not be the ones to do that, but at least they are trying and for that I applaud each and every one of you/them.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by eLPresidente
Outstanding to hear! ! ! I've been saying since Ron Paul lost the Missouri Caucus that this is the only way this can happen peacefully. It *WILL* work this way to. The system has rules and the rules are clear....it just takes knowledge citizens as a whole haven't bothered to get through all the party B.S. meant to discourage people from even trying. They make this impression that it's all a lost hope and no one can change anything. Well.....If they wait till 6 or 12 months before the election? That's true. If they don't start at the bottom? That's absolutely true.
THIS is what will have the 'Old Guard' trying to cheat in changing rules and making it up to block the moves....but if the numbers are there, they're just men like everyone else and put their pants on one leg at a time like us. The corrupt 'smokey back room' party bosses CAN BE BEAT. If it starts and doesn't stop from the bottom up.
This is where true hope lay!
edit on 5-1-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Sandcastler
Republicans would be wise to adopt a more libertarian platform, because they don't have much to offer anymore otherwise. They aren't really much different than democrats to me. They don't even stand up for themselves in a House that they control. Why should anyone vote republican when all they do is cave to the democrats? I also don't understand a world in which fiscally responsible citizens are labeled racists and fringe. Voting to spend money you don't have is considered mainstream and normal these days. It's amazing how short-sighted both parties are now. They vote on issues that they never settle. They agree to just vote on it again in a few more months. I personally think this is a sign of being a the end of our rope. The lawmakers just can't swallow the bitter pill it's going to take to get this ship righted, therefore, they vote on these mini-deals that don't do much of anything. It's like they are all waiting for some magic bullet to come through for them instead of doing the hard work.
Good to see some grass roots movement linked to Ron Paul though. Bottom up is the only way you could possibly change our government. Most of the politicians on the national stage have already been bought and sold. They can't make common sense decisions because of it.