Cuyahoga County Republican Party leaders are pushing Bay Village Mayor Deborah Sutherland to run for a larger office.
"As RPCC Finance Committee Chairman, I want to let you know about (CuyahogaCounty Republican Party Chairman) Rob Frost's desire to see Bay Village Mayor Deborah Sutherland run for higher office, and about my enthusiasm in supporting her in such anendeavor," writes Dick Pogue in a letter to party insiders
inviting them to a fund-raiser next month with Sutherland.....
Funny thing is Sutherland, re-elected in 2005, says she has no plans. "We are not talking about anything," she insisted in an interview. "It's just a fund-raiser."
"I would never run against Tim," Sutherland said, though she won't say if she will seek the seat if Hagan retires.
Well Mayor Sutherland should be pushed by the RPCC, but not for higher office. She should be pushed out of our party! She could take some of the "party insiders" with her too!
Reluctantly, I must take issue with Mr. Pogue speaking publicly on behalf of the party. I find it very disingenuous to state our party wishes her to run for higher office, when this is NOT the general consensus among the rank and file in our party. This is evident in the tabling of the poor RPCC platform she helped create.
If Mr. Pogue feels the need to publicly speak for our party he should have written a letter to the PD stating how many in our party also wanted us to take a stance against the forced sales tax increase.
The article points out Pogue mailed this letter to party insiders....
Here is a message for them - Get ready to get sent packing! The social club of "party insiders" will no longer be allowed to hijack our party. We will no longer support your pandering to the local democrats or democrat thinking candidates such as Sutherland, Akers, Patton, etc....
We will no longer tolerate GOP elected officials or party members such as, Roger Synenberg, to openly donate to democrats. The "party insiders" can take note - If you donate too or support a democrat candidate you will be made an example of.
The way of life as you now know it in the RPCC will change. The losing ways of your "social club" and the "take what crumbs the Cuy. Co. dems give us," is going to be sent packing.
The poor situation in Cuyahoga County is not all the fault of the democrats. Our party, under these insiders, has failed its' members and the general public of Cuyahoga County. As a party we have offered nothing of substance in over 20 yrs. We have allowed the local dems to run roughshod over our party and the voters of this county.
I will offer a bit of advice... the harder the insiders push to stop or resist this change, the more foolish they will be made to look. The harder they try to stop the change, the more THEY will divide the RPCC.
It would be in their & the RPCC's best interest for them to hop on their donkeys and slowly ride away!