Setting aside her complaints that her old/new office isn't a palace, and gasp, the rug needs cleaned, it is time to set the record straight on her comments about the County Republican Party and Club GOP.
I am very active in the party and have first hand knowledge of its operations. First of all, you do not have to pay any money to be a member of Club GOP. You can get a membership just by volunteering a very small amount of time. Second, $50 for a membership if you choose to pay rather than volunteer, equates to about 13 cents per day. Does she really think that is way too expensive for anybody to afford? If your financial situation is that dire, I sincerely doubt you have any thoughts about being active in politics. Club GOP was formed to raise the money needed to be a viable party and actually recruit and support candidates for office and to let every registered Republican take an ownership role in the party. In essence, to be the fabled insider that has access to party officials. I ask you, is that a bad thing??? Our headquarters actually has a phone bank for candidates to use now. If you ever priced such an operation, you know that any candidate for a local office could not afford it. That brings me to the next comment this dried up hag made. She claims she got no support from the county party. This at best is a gross misrepresentation and at worst, an outright lie!! The phone bank was used to make calls on her behalf before the election. It was staffed by an all volunteer crew that gave a couple weeks of their time to make those calls. They also made calls on behalf of all of our candidates. By the way, I give a hearty thank you to all that helped!!
Carolee expected the county party to fund her entire campaign or at least the majority of it. The county party gave no financial support to any candidate. The reason for that is quite simple, there was no money to give. Club GOP is in its infancy and continues to grow despite the efforts of people like Carolee and the faction of the party she belongs to. You see, the former party elite wants to return to their glory days when the county party was their own personal fiefdom. The most common comment I get when I ask somebody to join Club GOP is "We have a county Republican Party?". The reason for this is that the powers that once ran the party did everything in secret. There was no party headquarters. Meetings were done in secret at a varied set of locations that only the "IN" crowd were invited to.
The next nutcase comment to spill from the wacko's lips was about the Michael Steele event. She claims it was a private function for Club GOP members only. She is partly correct. All elected officials as well as all Rep. candidates were invited to attend. The reason it was not a public event had nothing to do with the county party. Mr. Steele specifically requested a non-public audience and that only members of Club GOP be invited. I had lunch with Mr. Steele before the event and asked the obvious question, Why? He told me that he really likes the idea of Club GOP and wants to see more local parties across the country do the same. Make everybody an insider and everybody will be happier. How exactly she thought the county chairman was going to dictate terms to the national chairman eludes me. Probably because I'm not batshit crazy. Did I agree with making it a member only event? Sure I did. Every club has to offer its members something tangible for their membership or else why have a club at all. As an example,I joined Fox Hill Country Club because I like the idea of being able to play a round of golf in well under 4 hours. You know how that is possible?? It is a private course and you have to be a member to play there. Ergo, the course isn't crowded wall to wall like most public courses in our area.
Carolee was invited to every single event the party had. She showed up at only a couple. I personally witnessed party officials call and leave Carolee numerous voice mails which she never bothered to return. She actually has claimed the party worked against her when the exact opposite is true. Her and the faction she belongs to actively work against us at every turn in hopes of returning to those old days I mentioned. That will never happen and if it does I will leave the party. You see, I like it that everybody has a chance to be on the inside. I like openness. I like transparency. I like meetings that are at our headquarters and not at a bar or someones house.
There some in the party leadership that will be very angry about this piece. To them I say just this; The record needed to be set straight. To all that read this, these are my personal opinions and none of this piece has anything to do with the county party.
To Carolee I ask just a couple things; What is in it for you to be actively working against the party? and Why do you keep using your ex-husbands last name? Is it in the deluded hope that somebody will think you are a Medico?? You are not, you are a very bitter person that should make their agenda public.