Well, it is official: last night Legislative District 4 of the Kootenai County GOP elected a democrat (RINO) for chairman. Nominated and promoted by Rick Currie, former commissioner and one of the most liberal members of the party. Congratulate Tom Cronin but don’t expect him to be at the forefront raising the standard for GOP platform principles.
The problem in our local GOP is that the mainstreamers will get anyone into office as long as it is not a Christian who takes their religion and the founding documents of our nation seriously. Barbara Hedden made a good run and would have been one to stand for principle.
Two elections ago, the conservatives in the county GOP have wrested control away from the liberals in all areas except the Leg Dist 4. The previous RINO district chair was largely a place holder (he resigned because he has a state position and cannot have two votes). This new guy is an activist – and a knowledgeable and strategic one at that. Because our central committee chair is weak and the conservatives are content with their prior wins and current majority, I see the tables beginning to turn. Tom Cronin and his cronies will gobble up the central committee in the next two elections, unless the conservatives finally understand central committee is not some club.
While the conservatives are looking for mans’ favor, the liberals are winning the war. Politics is war.