I was forwarded this email by Mary Bonser and she has given permission to publish it (emphasis mine, not Mary’s). I do wonder if the NH GOP will accept its warnings? After all, now former NH GOP Chair Wayne MacDonald claims that blogs are ruining the Party. Which is yet another problem – if a lowly blog can ruin an entire State Republican Party, one of two things is true (after Mary’s Letter):
Regina Birdsell, Chairman
Rockingham County Republican Committee
P.O. Box 772
Exeter, NH 03833
January 27, 2013
Please accept my resignation as a Committee Member and Area 3, Vice Chairman for the Rockingham County NH Republican Committee. I will also be leaving the Republican Party.
As a woman in my sixty’s this is not a decision that I make lightly, as I have been a Republican all of my adult life. However, it is something I have been seriously considering for almost 2 years as I have watched the NH Republican Party lose its noble purpose and stumble in on itself.
Saturday’s Annual Republican State Committee Meeting was a watershed moment for me and for the NH Republican Party.
At the meeting it became clear that the party has no idea that it is in a rut of inconsequentiality and proceeded in major ways to dig the rut deeper. It was a ridiculous demonstration of awarding people who have failed demonstratively with, what amounted to, “participation awards”, merely for showing up, apparently.
I can no longer waste my time with a party that operates in a stifling bell jar of delusions of former grandeur. The NH Republican Party is now the pathetic old high school football star that still wears his “letter” jacket and hangs out in the town square as the world leaves him farther and farther behind. The NH Republican Party has lost its way and doesn’t know it, and doesn’t want to know it, and anyone who tries to tell them is marginalized and even demonized.
Our State and Country are in serious trouble and the NH Republican Party is a HUGE part of the problem, because we are the “First In The Nation Primary” State and the NH Republican Party continues to drop the ball. But, instead of acknowledging that there’s a problem and fixing it, they pat themselves on the back and continue to do the same thing over and over again.
I intend to stay politically active, not as a member of the Republican “has been” Party, but rather as a liberated, political freelancer and registered “Undeclared”. I will work tirelessly to support conservative, Constitutional candidates and issues wherever I may find them.
I wish all the amazingly good people I have met in the party all the very best.
To you, my friends, I must ask: How long will you remain shackled to a party that is oblivious to the fact that it has become irrelevant; a party that stands for nothing and is dogged determined to stay that way? How long will you waste and frustrate your limited time and resources fighting, first the NH Republican Party, before you can even begin to help The Conservative Cause?
That, dear friends, is the question.
- There is more power in a blog than I EVAH knew about! Whodathunkit??
- If a lowly blogsite with a few writers can cause that amount of trouble that it can actually ruin the NH GOP, what does that say for the health of a political Party that has hundreds of Members?