Two Points Of View
Recently, a festered commentator who has made it his fetish to attack conservative leaders like Congressman Ron Paul, former Governor Sarah Palin, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, conservative leader Mayor Steve Lonegan, Senator Mike Doherty, and others – has questioned this website’s policy of allowing its contributors to hold divergent opinions. I suppose this is an extension of one of those “principles” preached to us last year: (1) “An attack on one is an attack on all”, or (2) “Silent consent”.
Yes, CNJ is guilty as charged. We do not always agree and we, as free individuals within the conservative movement, sometimes publish articles that are in disagreement with the views held by other contributors. You see, we are Americans. Americans can disagree. It is protected under the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. As Americans, we understand this.
Apparently there are some so-called “tea party conservatives” who seek to replace this American principle by straightjacketing opinion in a kind of jack-booted lockstep. No thanks. We’ll pass. We’re Americans.
There is apparently a divergence of opinion about what happened to Anna Little at the Monmouth GOP screening committee last week. Most people agree that the Monmouth GOP is part of the RINO establishment. In fact, it is the opinion of Jim Lefkowitz (who administers a number of conservative websites), campaign manager for Dave Larsen, that all GOP county screening committees and conventions are inside deals.
Larsen has said that results coming out of GOP county selections are “typical of establishment politicians and politicos protecting their Washington-insider cronies” and that they “fail to measure up to the conservative platform.” If so, then how did the candidate Bayshore’s Charles Measley found win the Monmouth GOP selection process?
Mind you that the committee doing the selection was made up of the county GOP’s most “insider” insiders. And before anyone argues that Charles Measley has nothing to do with the Bayshore Tea Party Group, here is a video of him on a fundraising video Bayshore put out less than a year ago.
Charles Measley has e-mailed me about this and, in fairness to him, I want to hear him out before I write any more on this subject. I’m just asking questions. It all does raise an interesting one: Is the GOP insider selection process “wired” (as most conservatives believe) or is it “fair” (as the RINO establishment would like us to believe).
It is amusing to watch what sides certain people fall on.
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