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Posted on 01/15/2013 10:05:37 PM PST by DangerZone
Smith County Republican Chairman Ashton Oravetz announced he will resign as of Friday because the GOP is beyond repair.
I can no longer in good conscience tell individuals to give any more money to the National or State Republican parties or vote straight Republican, he said.
After 33 years supporting the GOP, Oravetz said he will become more involved with Grassroots America We the People, a local conservative political action committee, and other liberty movement groups, including the Tea Party, Constitutionalists and Ron Paul supporters.
Oravetz said he expects an exodus by other GOP county chairmen.
I am not retiring, he said. Instead I will double-down and work to elect conservatives with principle who want to save this country.
Oravetz said the final straw was the re-election of both U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and Texas House Speaker Joe Straus. He said the Republican Party is at war. He said the partys base, the party workers and ardent conservatives, are incensed with the GOP establishment which is driven by money, power and crony capitalists.
The party doesnt stand for anything anymore. It has a good platform but the establishment doesnt stand for its principles, he said. The long-term goal will be to replace the Republican Party.
Oravetz said the election of Ted Cruz to the U.S. Senate was a message to the national and statewide GOP that the conservative base and liberty movement is growing rather than fading.
Straus getting reelected TX House Speaker is a travesty worse than Boehner.
What’s his FR screen name?
It begins. Good.
This “Grassroots America We the People” is the bunch that threw cold water on Tea Party here for most of us with their wild-eyed leadership trying to commandeer Tea Party “control”. Seemed to be more or less a Ron Paul type libertarian thinking group that most Tea Party folks (here) do not identify with.