From Harford Campaign for Liberty:
Desperate times call for desperate measures. And that’s what we’re seeing from the desperate Harford County Republican Delegation (HCRD) as they run to the Maryland General Assembly like a toddler running to mommy after a skinned knee. When “efforts of persuasion” failed to discourage certain individuals from running for central committee, it was time for the kind of political skullduggery that has become the sine qua non of establishment politicians. Led by Chairman Rick Impallaria, the HCRD has introduced an emergency; yes that’s right, an EMERGENCY bill, to protect the Republican taxpayers of Harford County from their own votes.
HB 1513, introduced on February 28, 2014 is galloping through the often slow and tedious legislative process. If passed, all Harford County Republican Delegates would become ex-officio members of the Harford County Republican Central Committee. Their roles would be restricted to the selection of replacement members or the removal of others for as yet unnamed transgressions. In addition, no HCRCC member could hold other elected office in Harford County. Oh, except for that of delegate of course! Are you beginning to get the picture? Does desperate even begin to describe their paranoid behavior as they attempt to consolidate their hold on the political process? The seven, potentially eight additional voices would create a power block allowing the HCRD to remake the central committee in its own image. Voters be damned!
HB 1513 is sponsored not by an individual delegate but by the Harford Delegation. Apparently no one wants to have their name stamped in black and white on this perversion. They prefer the protection of the pack. It’s always nice when you don’t have to personally answer for your actions.
Then there’s the matter of its introduction as an emergency. The text of this bill claims it is necessary for the “immediate preservation of the public health or safety”. Let’s be honest folks. This has nothing to do with public safety and everything to do with making career politicians comfortable as they idle their hours away. The delegate’s energies would be better spent fighting for our liberties in Annapolis. Instead, they choose to provoke internecine battles. Seriously folks, don’t you have more important things to do? Guess not.
What this should tell Harford County citizens is that we matter. We matter so much that these little kings would go to such extremes to protect themselves from us. So let’s show them how we feel about their whiny, foot stomping maneuver. Show them at the ballot box.
Harford County Republican Delegation
Rick Impallaria, Wayne Norman, Kathy Szeliga, Pat McDonough, Susan McComas, Glenn Glass, Donna Stiffler
Chicago-Style Politics Comes to Harford County
From Harford Campaign for Liberty:
Attention Harford County Voters,
Establishment politicians are at it again.
The Harford County Republican Delegation has introduced Emergency Bill HB 1513. If passed, it would place all Republican Harford County delegates on the Harford County Republican Central Committee. The stated purpose of this bill is to allow the delegation to fill vacancies and remove members. It would also disqualify all Harford County Republicans from simultaneously holding elected positions for the county and the Central Committee.
That is except for the delegates. They’re special.
This blatant power grab is designed to allow the delegation to remake the central committee in its own image. And you thought that was the job of the Republican voters of Harford County, right?
Why does the Harford County Republican Delegation hold its constituency in such low esteem? If allowed to pass, the delegation would have the votes to stack the Central Committee with the ”right kind of people.” They could create a political dynasty that would make Castro green with envy.
Honestly people: this is the kind of tactic we expect from our political enemies.
Why is the Harford County Delegation embarrassing themselves and tarnishing the party with these antics? Do you want to have a say in how your party conducts its business? Do you want to put a stop to this Soviet style suppression of the people’s voice?
Let these folks know that you won’t stand for their thuggery. Tell them to withdraw their support for HB 1513. Tell them to refocus their energy on fighting to protect our liberties in Annapolis.
Delegate Rick Impallaria
Delegate Pat McDonough
Delegate Kathy Szeliga
Delegate Wayne Norman
And while you’re making your displeasure known, don’t forget Diana Waterman. As Chairwoman of the Maryland GOP, she should be taking an active role in preserving the integrity of Republican votes in Harford County.
Chairwoman Diana Waterman
Call or e-mail now.
Liberties lost are seldom regained.
Steering Committee Member
Harford Campaign for Liberty