Would a "Patriot" oppose the right of Republicans to vote?

By Doug Ibendahl, Republican News Watch

Yesterday I was on the receiving end of a very strange email blast. It came from some guy named Tom Weber in Lake County who emails under the name “The 912 Patriots.”

I can’t make heads or tails out of much of it. There’s a lot of gibberish. But basically it’s urging Republican voters to stand up and demand to remain disenfranchised in their own party. Weber urges Republicans to contact all the State Senators to tell them to vote “no” on SB35 (formerly SB600).

In other words, Weber’s advice to Republicans is to do what you can to make certain you don’t get the same right to vote that every Illinois Democrat already enjoys. (The Democrats have always had direct elections for their State Central Committee – just like Illinois Republicans did too for over 70 years until the late 1980’s when the right was taken away from us and we ceased being a Red State.)

I for one have a lot more faith and confidence in Republican voters. I don’t believe that any self-respecting Republican would be so spineless as to voluntarily choose to stay voiceless in their own GOP home.

It’s pretty clear from Weber’s email that he hasn’t done his homework. I don’t think he understands how our current system works, much less the SB35 reform.

I emailed him and suggested he read this piece for starters – about the phony (and actually counterproductive) bylaw change our State GOP adopted a few weeks ago behind closed doors…

Read the rest at Republican News Watch.

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