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Posted: 2/16/2016 1:45:05 PM EST
Unless I misread, the caucus is this Saturday. I have a conflict and can't make it this time around. Last time there were shenanigans, the King County chair and her cronies run a top-down, command and control, organization, NOT one that works from the grassroots up. Lori Sotelo doesn't have the personality toolset to run an organization responsive to grass roots. She has a bunch of creepy people working with her, in particular this "parliamentarian" who's a slimy lawyer living in West Seattle. Does her bidding and lies through his teeth when challenges are made or voice votes are taken.
Link Posted: 2/16/2016 3:35:52 PM EST
My precinct caucus thing was great in 2012...it was when it went to the county that things went to shit and various groups were conspiring to make sure that Ron Paul didn't get any delegates. I was never a RP guy, but it was total underhanded BS. We'll see how things go this year. I'm a Cruz man all the way. Hopefully other groups aren't gonna be stupid.
Link Posted: 2/17/2016 12:40:21 AM EST
I'll be out in Graham for the caucus. Let's see how retarded it gets this time around. I owe it to Cruz to show up but in the back of my head, I'm already preparing an exit plan when things go south.
Link Posted: 2/17/2016 10:25:15 AM EST
I have heard nothing about this and gotten no notifications. How can I find out where I go to caucus and when it is?
Link Posted: 2/17/2016 11:25:59 AM EST
2012 the GOP over in Yakima Country went down the line outside asking people who they were there to support. Oddly enough only Romney supporters got in until the hit the occupancy limit.

King County, the county GOP leader told the Ron Paul supporters that the only way they could stay was if they could get a check from the Paul campaign to cover the cost of the insurance for the hall they were renting. They called BS on it and were escorted outside.

These caucuses are nothing more than a good ol boy network. My mom went to the one in Lewis County, was chosen as a delegate to go the state convention, it wasn't as shady as Yakima or King but she felt really uncomfortable how the whole thing was run.
Link Posted: 2/17/2016 8:35:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Gizmojo:
2012 the GOP over in Yakima Country went down the line outside asking people who they were there to support. Oddly enough only Romney supporters got in until the hit the occupancy limit.

King County, the county GOP leader told the Ron Paul supporters that the only way they could stay was if they could get a check from the Paul campaign to cover the cost of the insurance for the hall they were renting. They called BS on it and were escorted outside.

These caucuses are nothing more than a good ol boy network. My mom went to the one in Lewis County, was chosen as a delegate to go the state convention, it wasn't as shady as Yakima or King but she felt really uncomfortable how the whole thing was run.
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At the precinct level it was tame where I was in King County. At the district level they stopped the meeting and made everyone leave. Now the Ron Paul delegates had a high percentage of retards but still the jackboots who run the party at the County level are a bunch of blue haired establishment types. The current leadership needs to be thanked for their service then flushed and replaced.
Link Posted: 2/17/2016 8:40:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Street_Doc:
I have heard nothing about this and gotten no notifications. How can I find out where I go to caucus and when it is?
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Search for state level republicans, then look for links to county orgs. Might be obscure but it should be listed somewhere. Whoever the leadership is for will use various tricks to confuse what the process actually is. If discussions amongst the people sitting in the various separate precinct huddles seem to be prying people to some candidate they don't like, they'll hurry the process up. They'll do votes on irrelevant organizational matters that give tells as to the make-up of people present, then adjust their strategy.

It's interesting to participate in and you never know, your candidate might actually prevail.
Link Posted: 2/17/2016 9:53:05 PM EST
Saw ONE sign for this around the corner from Kingsgate Park & Ride today while enroute.

Wish I could go just to see what a 'COCK-US' is really about.

Won't be attending due to previous plans, but if someone does attend, please post your experience there.

Thanks.



I have no idea who 'my' candidate is...yet.

Help me out here, Brothers.
Link Posted: 2/18/2016 2:27:41 PM EST
I couldn't find any information on the state website that was useful so I had to call one of my county party members for information (their contact info was on the state website). I live in Kitsap county so she sent me to www.KitsapGOP.com and from there it was pretty easy to find location and time information and preregister. I have never done a caucus so it should be interesting. State wide it is indeed this Saturday. My area starts exactly at 1000 am with doors opening and registration starting at 0900.

Remember if you don't participate then you can't whine about the outcome.
Link Posted: 2/19/2016 3:10:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BusMaster007:I have no idea who 'my' candidate is...yet.

Help me out here, Brothers.
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If you love the Constitution and the 2A, there's only one candidate: Ted Cruz. A lot of people talk about 2A, Ted wrote the amicus brief for the Heller case that was signed by 31 other state AGs and also did oral argument for the case when it was before the DC Circuit. You can read the brief he wrote here:

linky

I'm 40 now, and I've been waiting my whole life to vote for a candidate that is this pro-gun.
Link Posted: 2/19/2016 5:26:46 PM EST
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If you love the Constitution and the 2A, there's only one candidate: Ted Cruz. A lot of people talk about 2A, Ted wrote the amicus brief for the Heller case that was signed by 31 other state AGs and also did oral argument for the case when it was before the DC Circuit. You can read the brief he wrote here:

linky

I'm 40 now, and I've been waiting my whole life to vote for a candidate that is this pro-gun.
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Originally Posted By BusMaster007:I have no idea who 'my' candidate is...yet.

Help me out here, Brothers.


If you love the Constitution and the 2A, there's only one candidate: Ted Cruz. A lot of people talk about 2A, Ted wrote the amicus brief for the Heller case that was signed by 31 other state AGs and also did oral argument for the case when it was before the DC Circuit. You can read the brief he wrote here:

linky

I'm 40 now, and I've been waiting my whole life to vote for a candidate that is this pro-gun.
I await the "experience" I'll have tomorrow trying to represent Cruz in my local caucus meeting. I can imagine it will not go all that smoothly. Getting lumped in with the purple areas of Graham and Puyallup will be interesting along with most people's political knowledge is gleaned from Facebook and long forgotten 12th grade civics class.
Link Posted: 2/20/2016 1:04:09 PM EST
I saw quite a few more of the caucus signs yesterday, along with Cruz signs.
Kirkland and Avondale mostly.

I may or may not be going to the LGS today......for that previous appointment.

Looking forward to hearing about the caucus results.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 10:09:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/22/2016 10:10:26 PM EST by Dave_A]
Originally Posted By ScopeScar:
Unless I misread, the caucus is this Saturday. I have a conflict and can't make it this time around. Last time there were shenanigans, the King County chair and her cronies run a top-down, command and control, organization, NOT one that works from the grassroots up. Lori Sotelo doesn't have the personality toolset to run an organization responsive to grass roots. She has a bunch of creepy people working with her, in particular this "parliamentarian" who's a slimy lawyer living in West Seattle. Does her bidding and lies through his teeth when challenges are made or voice votes are taken.
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This year is 100% primary-vote for President...

The Caucus only matters for state-level business & party organizing, not for nomination.

So we get to bat cleanup (eg, 'Anybody but Trump!') in May...


Link Posted: 2/22/2016 10:12:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Gizmojo:
2012 the GOP over in Yakima Country went down the line outside asking people who they were there to support. Oddly enough only Romney supporters got in until the hit the occupancy limit.

King County, the county GOP leader told the Ron Paul supporters that the only way they could stay was if they could get a check from the Paul campaign to cover the cost of the insurance for the hall they were renting. They called BS on it and were escorted outside.

These caucuses are nothing more than a good ol boy network. My mom went to the one in Lewis County, was chosen as a delegate to go the state convention, it wasn't as shady as Yakima or King but she felt really uncomfortable how the whole thing was run.
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To be fair, Paul isn't actually a Republican... So it makes sense that his attempt at a libertarian coup was not well received.

It's too bad they won't give the Trumpkins the same treatment (of course, since no one gets delegates from a WA caucus this year, it matters less, but still)...
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 5:01:32 AM EST
Since nobody gave an AAR, I guess I will.

The caucus I attended went quite smoothly. There were no pooled caucus actions, and the precinct caucuses mostly had fewer attendees than delegate slots. Probably because the delegates don't get to vote for the primary this time, so turn out seemed low. Had some nice conversations with the folks at my table, filled out the paperwork, and will be going back for the district caucus 4/2.
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