If you want to put real pressure on John Boehner to change into a fighter for our individual rights, then you must somehow figure out a way to get the conservatives who live in John Boehner’s district to get inside the Republican Party itself. Do you think the Republican Party committees in John Boehner’s district would be imploring conservatives to come into their respective committees as voting members of it — precinct committeemen? If you thought that, you would be wrong.
John Boehner represents Ohio’s 8th Congressional District.
The following counties are within the 8th Congressional District:
If you want to get an idea of why Boehner keeps getting re-elected, take a look at the web sites of the Republican committees of thsoe counties. You’ll see not one word imploring conservative Republicans, who support the Party Platform, to come into the Party to become voting members of it — precinct committeemen — who can then vote for the Party leaders and help get out the vote for the best conservative candidates in the all-important, traditionally-very-low-turnout primary elections. Not. One. Word. Don’t believe me? Go look at the web sites yourself.
They ask for volunteers. They tell you about the Republican clubs. But they won’t say a WORD about where the real power lies — becoming voting members of the Party, precinct committeemen.
And that’s by design. They don’t want the good, decent, conservative Republicans to come into the Party and challenge their power. Do you blame them? I don’t. They are acting in their own self-interest.
I blame all the conservatives who can’t seem to figure out the simple fact that if they want to change the Republican Party they have to join it by becoming precinct committeemen — especially in light of the fact that over half of the precinct committeemen slots are vacant. This is basic American Civics and basic common sense.
If you want to change Boehner, then get conservatives in the above counties to get to their local Republican Party committee meetings and become precinct committeeman. Here’s a link to a tutorial on how to do it (it’s based on 2010 dates; the 2012 election cycle dates will be similar). And, the beauty of Ohio’s system is that NO ONE can keep any Republican from becoming a precinct committeeman other than the Republican voters in each precinct — because in Ohio, precinct committeemen are ELECTED by the registered voters of each political party.
Now get to it!