Sunday, April 23, 2006

Concern About Dems Running as Republicans in NWA

A group of concerned Republican voters in Northwest Arkansas have formed the Conservative Republican Coalition of Northwest Arkansas to address the recent disturbing trend of Democrats posing as conservatives and filing for public office as Republicans. Led by Aaron Wolfe of Springdale, the group has made it their goal to make sure that the public is aware of the fact that these “recent converts” to the Republican Party are putting their own personal political ambition above political principle.

“We must question the motives of Kathy McFethridge and R. Shawn McGrew in switching political parties,” Wolfe said, “Both of them were beaten badly by Republican opponents in their previous political races. This election year conversion smacks of political opportunism.”

McFethridge who is now running for State Representative as a Republican in Springdale ran for the same office as a Democrat against Republican Jim Bob Duggar in 1998. In addition, she stated at a recent Republican Party candidate forum that she voted for Democrat Al Gore in the 2000 Presidential Election.

McGrew was, up until this year, a member of Benton County Democratic Committee and also the Arkansas Democratic Hispanic Caucus. He ran for Benton County JP in 2000 as a Democrat.

“We welcome those who share our ideas and principles to join the Republicans Party. We are the Big Tent Party,” Wolfe said, “We, also, realize that almost everyone in this state was at one point a Democrat; however, there is a difference between joining the Republican Party because of ideological kinship and using the Party for personal political gain.”

The Conservative Republican Coalition of Northwest Arkansas is grassroots organization committed to the conservative principles of limited government, lower taxation, and the traditional values that have made our country great.

awolfe1979@hotmail.com

21 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go, McFethridge! You must be doing some damage to their candidate to get a whole thread devoted to you!

6:45 PM, April 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? Another republican caucus in Arkansas?

Will the real republicans please stand up!

6:48 PM, April 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the difference in a Democrat running as a Republican and a Constitution Party person running as a Republican? This seems to be another case of the pot calling the kettle black. If you don't like it, then don't do the same thing yourself.

6:49 PM, April 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arkansas Republican Assembly, Republican Coalition of NW Arkansas, Constitution Party of Arkansas-- It doesn't matter they ALL support Holt!

6:51 PM, April 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Jon Woods in district 93.

6:51 PM, April 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The difference in a Dem running as a Republican and a CP'er running as a Republican, is that conservatives are glad to see the CP candidate run for office.

We need more Constitutionalists!

6:54 PM, April 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McFethridge an McGrew are the worst kind of political hacks. They have no principles at all.

6:55 PM, April 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woods is going strong in dist. 93. He is going to win in May.

7:24 PM, April 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:54--Which CP candidate are you referring to? Your statement seems to be saying more than you intended...

7:40 PM, April 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jon, if you are reading this blog, please do not get sucked into the Duggar/Holt team. It may work short-term but will come to a bad end. Run on your own merits. You can win without them. Create your own path. Be a leader.

7:48 PM, April 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come to the Dark Side, Jon. Forsake Holt and Duggar. Learn real power. Join with us!

8:19 PM, April 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You will have to excuse the party hacks paranoia over the Constitution Party helping Republican Jim Holt. The hacks know what a terrible job the GOP has done standing up for conservative values, so they are really insecure.

That is why they are more bent out of shape about who Republican Jim Holt is getting help from than obvious liberal democrats coming in and trying to take advantage of open primary laws to steal seats away from the GOP.

9:23 PM, April 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kathy Mcfetridge has no personal convictions & only cares about winning. She would run as an independent if that is what it takes to win. She didn't join the the Republican party until February....sad...

9:37 PM, April 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:23--I'm actually concerned about all of it. I don't think anyone should run on a certain party ticket when they are really from another party. That goes for both Holt and McFetridge. I only want true Republicans running as Republicans, the rest of you run in your own party. Otherwise, "honesty and integrity" are just words to casually throw around.

12:50 PM, April 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim Holt, Jim Bob Duggar, and Jon Woods are the winning team this year, and they will vanquish the imposters and those of little faith.

McFetridge is a Rhino, and that's enough said. Pritchard is funded by gambling, liquor, and utility money because he is for sale. Jim Holt is far ahead in the polls, and we should pull together now and send a strong candidate into battle in the general.

Any attacks on Holt, Diggar, and Woods only weakens the party this fall.

1:42 PM, April 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To say that Jim Holt is not a Republican is insane. He has never been a member of any other party.

He stuck with the party and voted for Dave Bisbee to be the next President Pro Tem of the Senate when the Governor and half the Republican senators made a deal with the Democrats to stab Bisbee in the back and give the office to a Democrat. Why aren't you onto those traitors instead of the guy who stuck with his party- Jim Holt.

3:45 PM, April 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:42--I'm assuming "those of little faith" are their opponents. Wow, you guys sure are bold to be making such a statement questioning other people's faith. Remind me to stand back when the lightening strikes. And by the way, Holt DID NOT vote for Bisbee. That is a well-known fact in the Legislature.

3:58 PM, April 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another one of your "well known facts"?

You sound like a dopey high school cheerleader: "Everyone knows..." "All the cool people..." "Anyone who's anyone knows..."

The FACT of the matter is that Holt did indeed hang tough and vote for Sen Bisbee. "Everyone (else) knows this."

5:36 PM, April 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:58 I question YOUR HONESTY if not your faith. Holt did vote for Bisbee, and told all the people that were pressuring him to vote for Critcher that he was going to do it. I have talked to some of them. There would have been no point in hacking them off by telling them that he was voting for Bisbee unless he actually did it.

He gave his word to Dave Bisbee and he kept it. That is a stark contrast to you coming on here and spreading falsehoods about Holt.

5:49 PM, April 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know much about Jon Woods, but I like who likes him.

5:51 PM, April 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool blog, interesting information... Keep it UP »

4:38 AM, April 26, 2007  

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