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Iowa County Co-Chair Quits Party Because the GOP Has, ‘Declared War on Common Sense’
PoliticusUSA ^ | August 20, 2013 | Jason Easley

Posted on 08/20/2013 8:08:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Edited on 08/20/2013 8:22:41 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

On the same day that seven Republican Party officials quit in Maine, an Iowa county co-chair quit because Republicans have, “declared war on science and common sense.”

Polk County (Iowa) GOP co-chair Chad Brown wrote about his disappointment with the party in his resignation letter, “Having spoken with a pastor and having prayed about this for hours, I came to the conclusion that this is my only recourse. I’m disappointed with the Republican Party at the National level. I’m disappointed with the Republican Party at the Statewide level. I’m disappointed with the Republican Party at the Countywide level. I find it increasingly difficult to defend issues and statements made by Party leaders and officials from all three levels.”


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Many Ripon Republicans have held those positions.
1 posted on 08/20/2013 8:08:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This appears to be a good thing. Sounds very much like he was in the closets for the dems.

The only thing confusing was the republican party at the national level would be expected to agree with all his rants, e.g. immigration, climate change etc. etc.


2 posted on 08/20/2013 8:11:52 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So refreshing to hear from a whiner who should have remained in the Democratic [sic] party all along.


3 posted on 08/20/2013 8:13:21 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, he’s really been a Democrat all along. Good riddance.


4 posted on 08/20/2013 8:13:42 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Hostage

I agree, from what he says the demoncrat party appears to be a much better fit for him. I believe the biggest problem with the Republican Party is that there are too many like him in leadership positions. That is why I say I am American first and Conservative second. I don’t have much use for the Republican Party right mow.


5 posted on 08/20/2013 8:16:21 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
a party he believes is being run by the Christian right and the National Rifle Association

I wish.

6 posted on 08/20/2013 8:16:22 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

O, the hugh manatee!


7 posted on 08/20/2013 8:17:12 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Should pick your leaders better.


8 posted on 08/20/2013 8:19:19 PM PDT by edcoil ("Thoughts become things - Think good ones")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have to wonder who ever let this Democrat become the GOP County Chair...


9 posted on 08/20/2013 8:19:48 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Brown said in a phone interview that he became disgusted by a party he believes is being run by the Christian right and the National Rifle Association.


"If only"

10 posted on 08/20/2013 8:22:01 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Having spoken with a pastor and having prayed about this for hours, I came to the conclusion that this is my only recourse.
................
was the pastor Jeremiah Wright?
11 posted on 08/20/2013 8:25:06 PM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: Tammy8

Amen to that!


12 posted on 08/20/2013 8:25:30 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Iowa County Co-Chair Quits Party

Good. Too much furniture in this room. Get rid of the dead wood.

13 posted on 08/20/2013 8:25:36 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why the hell did you have to make a press release about it? Ass.


14 posted on 08/20/2013 8:26:08 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope more of these kind of yobs follow suit. They ain’t conservative and they sure ain’t Reagan Republicans. Good riddance to him and his kind.


15 posted on 08/20/2013 8:27:28 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good riddance!


16 posted on 08/20/2013 8:29:04 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well.....bye.


17 posted on 08/20/2013 8:29:32 PM PDT by TheBigB (Al Sharpton would scream racism at a bowl of Cheerios.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The tent smells better already.


18 posted on 08/20/2013 8:30:15 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t let the door hit you in the butt.


19 posted on 08/20/2013 8:30:17 PM PDT by Exton1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So he’s for illegals, raping the economy in the name of “climate change”, and gun control. See you Chad, don’t let the door hit you.


20 posted on 08/20/2013 8:31:09 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Darren McCarty

I just googled his name and this “news” has been picked up by all the left loons. He will probably appear on all the news networks tomorrow. That’s why he made a press release.


21 posted on 08/20/2013 8:33:11 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Hostage
“This appears to be a good thing. Sounds very much like he was in the closets for the dems.”

This is serious, in that it suggests that the Republican party is infiltrated with plants. I do not believe that these are people who truly were conservative Republicans at baseline. Earlier today a FReeper posted a link to an article that spoke of Alinsky’s tactics. One example was that when leftists wanted to protest at a Republican speech, Alinsky had them dress in KKK garb and cheer instead, establishing 'guilt' by association. The point is that deceit is a major weapon in the left’s playbook, and the concept that they would put ‘plants’ into positions in the Republican party, to destroy the party from within, should not be dismissed.

22 posted on 08/20/2013 8:35:23 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Impy

Good, get the f**king RINOtard backstabbing swine out of the Party.

When a RINO whens the nomination, conservatives are expected to form up and support the moderate, and we usually do.

When a Conservative wins, 9 times out of 10, the moderates will look for some way to knife the conservative in the back.

Time for that to come to an end.

Best,

Chris


23 posted on 08/20/2013 8:36:10 PM PDT by section9
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

or they could even use blackmail.


24 posted on 08/20/2013 8:44:57 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good riddance liberal.


25 posted on 08/20/2013 8:46:28 PM PDT by RC one
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To: Hostage

You took the words right out of my mouth.

This is a VERY good thing. Iowa! Of all places. Democrat Lite-weights need to go, everywhere they can be flushed out, and this guy is feeling the heat, no doubt about it.

Win or lose, we go down standing for something other than RNC slow walking us into every Marxist ambush and then going down. Buh, bye Brown.


26 posted on 08/20/2013 8:47:47 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another RINO out the door. Good riddance. Piece of crap.


27 posted on 08/20/2013 8:55:34 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Rusty0604
Co Chair. Vice Chair. VP. Consolation prize. Lost the chair election. Was probably kept on so he wouldn't act like a drama king..

As I expected, he's a friggin attention whore. I bet he thought that the big time people or the members should kiss his arse and found that they didn't give a damn who he was. Polk County is Des Moine. Democrat. Looked it up. Hasn't gone Republican in an election since 1980. They probably had to beg to have someone take the gig as chair.

My best friend is a County Chair (not a co-chair either) of one of the most important counties in the state and one of the most Republican counties. I sent him this story. He called the guy who resigned a "worthless piece of crap", and said if he ever resigned, he'd do so quietly and move on. If the papers asked, he's say is was a time issue.

28 posted on 08/20/2013 9:02:09 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Darren McCarty

It’s a shame he got the position. I just went through at least 6 pages of google and this has made big news. Funny, when the black State of LA congressman switched from D to R that was no big thing.


29 posted on 08/20/2013 9:09:21 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: RitaOK

Yes, Iowa..specifically southeastern Iowa trends Liberal...while southwestern Iowa trends Conservative..of course, I’m speaking in general terms.. but I have no doubt that the Democrats have infiltrated the Republican party at the highest levels, and have done so for years. How else can we have Republican Senators and Congressmen who often consistently and reliably side with the Democrats? These Republicans sometimes..(but rarely) do admit they are “progressive”..which is virtually admitting they are on the same side as the enemy.

(For example, Mitt Romney has stated (in years previous to the last election) that he’s a Progressive..his father, George Romney; had fairly close ties with Saul Alinsky.)


30 posted on 08/20/2013 9:11:18 PM PDT by Biblical Calvinist (Soli Deo Gloria !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“On the same day that seven Republican Party officials quit in Maine”

Kind of misleading statement there...they left because the GOP in Maine WAS NOT conservative enough!

This guy and Charlie Crist in Florida sound like they would make good bed mates.


31 posted on 08/20/2013 9:26:43 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Good point. If republicans ever see anything like KKK hooded cheerleaders at a rally, they should call a time out and have security approach the deceivers and get it on camera that they are to leave the area immediately.


32 posted on 08/20/2013 9:27:04 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: Rusty0604
This jackass knew that as well and played it up for all that is worth.

15 minutes of fame later, he'll be back to the nobody he always was.

33 posted on 08/20/2013 9:30:21 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Mouton

“Oh my Gosh.. you people want evidence of global warming before you want to spend untold amounts of money to fix it? You crazies think a baby is a baby if the mother said its not? You freaks think 2+2 is 4? You wacko birds think that a boy is a boy and a girl is a girl? You haters think that minorities should obey the same laws as you do? You idiots think people should not be fired and punished for not agreeing with the homosexual rights movements demands? You people have NO COMMON SENSE.

and you call yourselves Republicans?”

...

lololz


34 posted on 08/20/2013 9:37:09 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

“Brown said he also believes the party “has declared war on science and common sense,” by denying global climate change. He said he also was offended by statements from some party leaders that he felt glorified gun violence.”

Apparently his right to be offended trumps their rights to own guns.


35 posted on 08/20/2013 9:46:26 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge

He was nothing but an infiltrator from the left anyway as far I can see.


36 posted on 08/20/2013 9:47:49 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"“Having spoken with a pastor and having prayed about this for hours"

Hours, huh ? And he bashed Christian Conservatives, too. He and his pastor must worship the Dark One.

37 posted on 08/20/2013 9:58:03 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Probably UMC, Unitarian or Episcopalian.


38 posted on 08/20/2013 9:59:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pretty far left website to be using as a source.


39 posted on 08/20/2013 10:03:26 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

The original source, the Des Moines Register, is Gannett and cannot be posted here, and is also pretty far-left.


40 posted on 08/20/2013 10:05:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Post”-Christians.


41 posted on 08/20/2013 10:09:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have always contended that the problem with the republican party is that there are way too many demorats in it.Nice to see one go.Now if boehner and mcconnel would hit the door...


42 posted on 08/20/2013 10:17:52 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Holy crap, the source for this was a leftist cesspool.

I feel the need to take a shower!

Mark


43 posted on 08/20/2013 10:56:44 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: RitaOK
Iowa! Of all places.

I always thought that Iowa, being farm country, would be a lot more conservative, but it seems to be way liberal. I've got a friend in Des Moines who believes she a socialist (until it really effects her, then not so much!)

There seems to be an awful lot of leftists up there. Maybe it's due to all the colleges.

Mark

44 posted on 08/20/2013 11:08:54 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL
There seems to be an awful lot of leftists up there. Maybe it's due to all the colleges.

That and the unions in Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and Davenport.

Although I am a bit surprised at the leftism compared to nearby South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas.

45 posted on 08/20/2013 11:23:25 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Biblical Calvinist

Southeastern Iowa does not trend liberal.


46 posted on 08/21/2013 6:33:24 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Very disappointed with Chad, he well knows there are all types in the GOP even if he is a minority. To go that public with it is even more heinous. He should have never ran for leadership if he was that much in disagreement with the GOP.


47 posted on 08/21/2013 6:54:44 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Free Vulcan

Umm.. yeah; it does. OR did so when I was growing up there. I was born, and raised in southeastern Iowa, in Iowa County.. ooh yeah..everyone seemed to vote Democrat, if, for no other reason than thier family always voted Democrat.. this is also true of the area in and around Cedar Rapids, where I lived in the early ‘70’s..

Granted, this MAY have changed somewhat in the last 40 years, but Cedar Rapids IS a Union town.. and people out in farm country tend not to change their opinions on politics very often..of course; having Presidents like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama within the past 20 years, MAY have gone a long way to helping these people see the light, and change their minds about Democrats..if indeed, the trend IS changing in southeastern Iowa at all.. I pray it has..that’s all I can say.


48 posted on 08/21/2013 11:03:35 AM PDT by Biblical Calvinist (Soli Deo Gloria !)
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To: Biblical Calvinist

That was then, this is now. Even the union dem counties in the 2nd district voted near 50/50 in the last gubanatorial. Contrast that with going 3 or 4 to 1 dem 20 years ago. Alot of the old union towns now swing either way, like Clinton, Newton, Quad Cities, and even CR sometimes. Iowa City is the only liberal constant inthe whole 2nd.


49 posted on 08/21/2013 8:19:50 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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