I recently learned that a certain Republican Women’s Club in Greene County has directed its members not to write the standard congratulation letters to Republicans who won the primary or who won posts in the state Republican Party — if they are connected with the Tea Party in any way — even if they had been members of this particular club for many years. Nor is this a new club policy, one understands.
Really? Could you be any more passive-aggressive and petty?
Basically, you’re saying “we support Republicans whom we like, but we won’t even be civil to lifelong Republicans we don’t like. In fact, we will be less civil than we would be to Democratic Party members.” (And indeed, this club has invited Democrats who have county jobs to come speak, and treated them with hospitality and friendliness.)
If you want to lose both elections and political influence, this is the way to go.
If you don’t want to represent Republican women who vote and run, this is the way to go.
Be serious about party politics and binding yourselves to work together to win, or go home and lose on your own time.