Thursday, July 21, 2005

Republican Party Intrigue

Last week, the Chairman of the Utah State Republican Party's Central committee's Constitution and Bylaws Committee announced that no proposed amendments to the state party constitution or bylaws would be considered at the next convention unless they receive the endorsement of that committee. This move by Committee Chairman John Solomon was endorsed by State Party Chair Joe Cannon and ends the longstanding Utah Republican Party practice of allowing state delegates and central committee members to propose amendments. At the meeting, when National Committeewoman Nancy Lord said she was "deeply troubled" by the new rule, Senator Chris Bramble was quick to retort that he was "deeply troubled" that some party members can waste everybody's time by bringing up the same issues year after year at the convention. God forbid someone should waste Senator Bramble's time by participating in the political process.


Anonymous Brian Watkins said...

What does this tell us about Steve's chances of getting to 60% at the convention?

7/22/2005 12:38:00 AM  
Blogger Reach Upward said...

Grass roots folks need to kick butt and clean house at the Utah Republican Party. Those folks are making rules like to old Soviet Central Politburo used to make. I'm sorry if our political process takes a lot of time. Our founders intended it that way.

7/22/2005 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both the House and the Senate have a rules committee...doesn't seem to harm the process too much. We live in a representative democracy not a true democracy...otherwise we'd have to debate and vote on every single citizen's issue put forward. I think as long as there is a way to censure/select those on the committee running ideas past them first isn't as 'evil' as it may appear at first glance.

7/22/2005 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Nelson Munz said...

grass roots and the republican party?

to that Nelson says: "HA-HA"

7/22/2005 01:56:00 PM  
Blogger Charley Foster said...

I guess 2/3 of delegates to the State Convention could modify a Bylaw, speaking of grassroots and the Republican party.

7/27/2005 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous nexus pheromone said...

good post

1/04/2006 05:07:00 PM  

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