Unable to get elected to the NH Republican State Committee is no impediment for Fergus!

by Skip

There was an article in the NYT that caught my eye:

Clout Diminished, Tea Party Turns to Narrower Issues

The Tea Party might not be over, but it is increasingly clear that the election last month significantly weakened the once-surging movement, which nearly captured control of the Republican Party through a potent combination of populism and fury.

Now, this kind of article has been spewed out pretty often pretty much since six months after the TEA Party movement started.  With a Leftward swing in most newsrooms (indicated by polls and by political contributions), I think we’ve become inured to this trying-to-make-it-true journalism.  Yes, I will admit that here in NH, local races didn’t quite turn out as well as  we’d hoped.  Nor at the national level either, as a number of TEA Party backed folks lost their races, and we did fail, in part, to drag Mitt across the line.  However, in the larger picture, Republicans (aided and “nudged” by TEA Party activists) are in control of more states than ever.

Remember, it took the Progressives over a 100 years to be where we are at with respect to Constitutional obedience – the TEA Party has only been around for 4 years.  This will be a long slog and there is no doubt that to some adherents to the limited Government, free markets, and fiscal frugality, a few battles were lost in “this theater” – but the war is not over even if some Journalists want us to believe otherwise.

And add to that, some Republicans as well – enter, stage Left: Fergus “The Fringe” Cullen.  How long is he going to try to trade in on his failed Chairmanship?

“People in positions of responsibility within the Republican Party tolerated too much of this,” said Fergus Cullen, a former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party. He blamed a backlash against “tinfoil hat” issues pushed by the Tea Party-dominated legislature in New Hampshire for the loss of a Republican majority in the State House last month and a near loss in the State Senate. Republican leaders “looked the other way too often,” he said. “They sort of smiled, winked and nodded too often, when they should have been calling ‘crazy, crazy.’ ”

Hmm, so this former Chair is complaining about the TEA Party still?  This is the failed Chair that was in charge during historic electoral losses in NH Republican history.  It’s not like he added much to the table other than wearing that oversized “Fergus Cullen” button that is only exceeded by his outsized sense of himself.

After all, this makes the second cycle in which his fellow Republicans thought so well of him that they decided to not elect him to the NH GOP State Committee – how cool is that?  So even if he had any delusional inklings to run as a “write in” candidate from the floor, he couldn’t even vote for himself.

Sure, I’ll add insult to injury: Yo, Fegus!  All of us Groksters who ran for election to the State Committee?   Yup – we’re on the Committee that you’re not (nyuk, nyuk, nyuk)!  So, how is it out there, on “the fringe” of cold, lonely edge?

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  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    The most memorable part of the Cullen years, aside from the robocall scandal and the electoral losses, was the complete failure of the party to publicize the gubernatorial candidate. GOP regulars would walk up to a polling station, look at the totems outside, and ask “who do we have for governor”. #FAIL. #EpicFail

  • Ed Naile

    You would laugh if you found out what Fergus is doing for a living after the drubbing he took here.
    NH is so lucky he only haunts us occasionally.
    May he stay in Ct. forever.

  • Van

    <—Grokster on the GOP Committee.

  • JP

    The Tea Party and other Liberty minded groups and people have done what they need to getting elected to the State Committee that can really make a difference in the direction the State G.O.P. takes. Should be a very interesting State Committee meeting on Jan. 26th. I am looking forward to it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kdleandro Kevin Leandro

    <———–Grok friend on the state committee!

  • News Flash

    I’d be happy with ANY Chairmen that could actually raise money from outside the State. Every single one of them over the last 10 years (actually a lot longer) has failed to do so. What does that have to say about the “Establishment Republican”. If they cannot deliver the dough, have no fresh ideas, coupled with their candidates that never get elected. Well then what the hell good are they?

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