There’s a civil war brewing within California’s Republican ranks.
Despite the party’s insistence that funds and energies not be used to fight gay marriage in the Golden State, the Republican Party of Los Angeles County will tonight hold a very special meeting in which certain members will speak in favor of Proposition 8, a ballot measure meant to overturn this year’s gay marriage ruing.
Rather than roll over and allow their party to spread divisive politics, some of RPLAC’s executive ranks are fighting back.
A group today sent the following message to Chair Linda Boyd:
Our fellow Republicans elected us to grow the party and elect fellow Republicans to office. How can we accomplish this goal when the party
is so vocally advocating the elimination of Constitutional Rights for many Californians, including many on your own Executive Committee?
Executive committee members are urging Boyd and her allies to drop the Proposition 8 support and instead focus their energies on electing Republican White House hopefuls John McCain and Sarah Palin.
Apparently this isn’t the first time Boyd’s irked her party peers. Republicans Against 8 spokesman Scott Schmidt had this to say:
Chairman Boyd’s unilateral decision to spend party resources and to inconvenience its elected leaders in order to promote a cause which would eliminate the constitutional rights of more than ten percent of the RPLAC Executive Committee is completely inappropriate and illustrates why many question her leadership.
Oh how we’d like to be a fly on the wall at tonight’s meeting. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen Republicans hash it out on the homos.