Skip to comments.Iowa GOP replaces state party chairman
Posted on 06/28/2014 9:04:07 PM PDT by Whenifhow
The Iowa GOP central committee voted Saturday to fire the state party chairman and replace him with a fixture of the establishment. Danny Carroll, removed on a 14-2 no confidence vote, will be replaced by Jeff Kaufmann, formerly the Speaker Pro Tem of the state House.
The bloodless coup was widely expected after forces loyal to Gov. Terry Branstad officially seized control of the partys governing body from close allies of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at a state convention earlier this month. The former chairman, A.J. Spiker, stepped down this spring and became a senior adviser to RAND PAC. Carroll is a former lobbyist for the evangelical Family Leader and supported Branstads primary challenger in 2010. Chad Olsen, who stepped down as the partys executive director in May 2012 after Pauls forces took control, will get his old job back. Cody Hoefert, from conservative northwest Iowa, replaces the co-chair, who resigned before the meeting.
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Oh yes. The GOP can be reformed from within. Just like this!
Just incredible that people still spout that nonsense.
Live blog of the meeting at:
Jeff Kaufmann and Dr. Cody Hoefert are both very sharp. Things will be looking up for the Republican Party of Iowa.
This is actually a good thing. Carroll was installed as chair as a spite move by the old SCC to stick it to the new one. Carroll should have stayed acting chair and not let him be used as a tool for the agenda of other people.
This gets the focus back to organizing, raising money and winning elections, not who can style and profile the best pose as the purest conservative.
I’ll have to check it out because anytime I see an article praising the ‘establishment’ guy it’s never good for us. And the 14-2 vote makes me even more suspicious.
Possible I suppose but I’d be real surprised if this were to bode well.
I think Mississippi brought many of us a long way down reality road. I had thought we needed to try the conservative version of insurgency from inside the party, to see how that might work.
Mississippi sure cleared that up for me.
Now that I look around HERE and there, it’s the voter shills for the Establishment who are the dead weight pulling us down. They are self made hostages to the numbers, enough to take the senate, still willing to vote for Cochran and all the other Cochrans’ out there no matter how liberal they are, or how corrupt.
I am more than ready to be rid of them. Voters who cast a bargain vote for the devil are not my idea of a conservative allignment.
The Iowa thing that ousted the gains made by Libertarians has hit Rand Paul like Mississippi hit us. What will he say now? Will he go Libertarian straight up now?
Thank you so much! Rita
Isn’t the problem in Iowa, all the Paulbots have big egos like Rand and they all they do is promote Paulbot causes? And now that Rand is more liberal than Joni Ernst, Grassley, Steve King and Tom Latham I dont know if his people should be in charge in Iowa.
The tall man is Cody Hoefert.
Who is King with in that photo? What does it mean?
BTW, where was Gomert? :D
Political Parties are full of humans. Humans are not perfect.
If we can't win a majority in our own Party, how do we win on a General Election ballot?
And YES, we do need to clean up the election rules in Mississippi and in other places. However, there is NO WAY that a 3rd Party will “fix” any of the problems Conservatives face on a nation-wide basis.
Maybe in a few States a 3rd Party challenge or a write in challenge would make sense, but NOT nationwide. All you will do is surrender the process to the Liberals. Again, you have NO solutions. You might even be a Democrat. All you know how to do is trash everybody who tries to do much of anything.
Few States have election laws like those in Mississippi. I am upset about what Cochran did too, but that is not a good reason to give the Senate to the Democrats on a silver platter.
Your personality conflict doesn’t change the reality of the situation.
The GOP is loaded top to bottom with liberals.for about 25 years people scream “No matter what!: and here we are. Up to our neck in so much ‘lesser evil’ that a man that lets Mexico invades us, tanks a war and leaves men to die can’t even be impeached.
Shove your GOP excusemaking. We either part company and make an attempt at saving ourselves or we go down with your buddies.
I have the ONLY solution. You just don’t like it. Vote for people with principle. Gee that’s freaking hard to figure out huh? Because doing EVERYTHING BUT that got us here.
I see. Like Norm, I’m looking at tactics and the word “Establishment”, pinned to the victor of the ousting.
Looks like another Mississippi establishment drive-by to me, if the chairman is elected by delegates at convention, and then gets gang ousted by a commitee 17. Just sayin’.
As for Rand, some come-uppance for his blow off of the Mississippi scandal, huh?
It’s OUR head on the silver platter. But I don’t don’t sell for 60 senate votes for any Uni Marxist Party with two tails, one with a “D” and one with an “R” tatoo.
I’m ready to drop the experimenting and go Third.
You guys are killin’ us.
I am guessing you are a Ron Paul-bot or some other type of trouble maker who cares nothing about positive results.
I have been fighting the “establishment” since my early 20s and I am now 55. However, I am a realist. We need to win Party Chairmanships, but still convince the business wing to contribute. We need to win Republican primaries, but still seek the support of the “moderates” who did not get their way.
Your pride and arrogance is no more appealing than the arrogance of the RINO wing that you despise. And it is no more helpful or successful in winning anything that matters.
This has been in motion for months.
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