Save the Massachusetts Republican party
On Jan 17, 2019 the MaGOP will choose another new chair of the party. As rank and file Republicans in Massachusetts it is under great pain we request 2 things;
1. this open letter be read aloud by Vice Chair Kangas before choosing a new chair.
2. this letter be included into the minutes of the state committee meeting held Jan 17, 2019.
Dear state committee, hear our thoughts and prayers.
As the heart and soul of the party, we are disheartened. From sacrificing our time and money for lackluster results, to not being taken seriously from within - or - outside of the party, and most sadly of all, for being stigmatized just for identifying as Republican! We need you to choose someone who can organize the party internally, and market the brand externally. Someone who will define the party. Someone who will look for innovative opportunities to present our brand in a positive light. If the party apparatchiks understand what the brand is, they’re not sharing it with the rank and file, and certainly not with the public! As Republicans we live with constant unabashed slams, and thats just from average folks, forget the Democrat activists!! and what about the latest measurement of public sentiment towards the Republican brand?? Novembers election ??!!
For there to be liberty, there has to be a voice that advocates for the supremacy of people as individuals, a voice always on the record in opposition to the suffocating effects of big government, creeping socialism, ... a voice that points out just how much bad there is, in the so called common good. If it’s not a Republican voice, then who?
We are demoralized, but we are resolute in the idea that, everyones best qualities shine brightest, when they live the Republican message of personal responsibility, equal opportunity, and respect for individual rights. Tonight, individually you have the opportunity and responsibility of making a hiring decision that goes beyond simply anointing the next in line.
Ask yourself, if you’re hiring someone whose skill set includes the ability to articulate, brand and market Republicanism. Failing this, it’s with mathematical certainty the MaGOP will compete for the same irrelevancy as the 25 other political designations in Massachusetts, such as the Pizza or Pirate party. Look it-up !
... please God, ...save the MaGOP if the committee won’t save themselves
~ respectfully submitted