Not a single member of the county party leadership has rallied in support of Republican incumbent Congressman Roscoe Bartlett. That includes Chairman Mark Uncapher, First Vice Chair Katja Bullock, the husband and wife team of Treasurer David & Second Vice Chair Jeanette Cotter, Secretary Sylvia Darrow, Finance Chair Bruce Stern, Organization Chair Pat Fenati, Counsel Vince DeCain and Political Engagement Chair Dwight Patel.
After a decade of having no elected Republicans in office, you would think they would welcome the chance to support a Republican who wins elections? Apparently not.
The problem is that these party establishment geniuses are all card carrying members of the Ehrlich-Kane machine. They are the same team that tried to lock Brian Murphy out of the primary in 2010 with Rule 11. And when Ehrlich crashed, they tried to extend their grip on the state party by imposing Mary Kane as chairman.
Not only have they not supported Roscoe Bartlett, they have actively lent their names to the David Brinkley campaign. They are shilling for David Brinkley (campaign run by Lawrence Scott) and they want Lawrence’s mother Audrey Scott for National Committeewoman.
Now, to be honest in Baltimore County we have our share of RINOs. Our past chairman was head of Republicans for Obama. (Thank God he is gone.) And we also have more than our own fair share of Ehrlich hacks, like the prior Chairman. However we manage to get Republicans elected. This past election cycle we elected Councilman David Marks a Republican in a district Obama won in 2008. If Marks can get elected in a Democrat district, Montgomery County should be able to get a Republican elected as well.
Are there any real conservatives among the 48 members of the Montgomery County Central Committee who can wake up and replace their leadership team? Someone needs to ask Alex Mooney if he can lead the effort to clean house within the Montgomery County GOP, and replace them with red-blooded, pro-values conservatives.