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Ron Bassilian (R) @Ron4California
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1/ This weekend we'll be making some decisions about @RPLAC and @CAGOP future. So let's talk about this.
2/ the task in a defeat is to avoid a rout. So the first thing we need to do is stop pointing fingers. "The GOP should do this/that" is beyond annoying - there's barely a party here to do anything.
3/ over the past couple years I've gotten to know a few insiders - so I know a bit what happens here. And don't put any mystique into these people. They're just committed citizens.
4/ @RPLAC for one is in no position to help any of the local candidates. They're a skeleton crew that can barely keep the lights on.
5/ this also means they have limited capacity to fight back when others punch at them. And I've seen a number of these attacks on the party. I'd like to say it's from people who should know better, but I don't think they do.
6/ Now our electoral defeats would be bad enough in themselves. The real demoralizing factor is HOW we lost: ballot harvesting, DMV voter registration. The question now just isn't how to win, it's whether we have another election ever again.
7/ A lot of people are waking up to this. It's critical we have a party that can actually mobilize people to push back on this. I believe @RPLAC has the kernel of a party to make this happen.
8/ The issue is how we rebuild @RPLAC and @CAGOP. My mantra is the three M's: Money, Message, Militants.
9/ Without money you can't get your campaign out there. The world is full of people with great ideas that nobody listens to or likes. Likewise with regaining control of our entire citizenship system.
10/ we can bring back the donors we lost. It'll require people sticking to a common message and not just running with their own campaigns and blaming the central party for not supporting them.
11/ this brings us to Message. Here's where we have to face up to some truths - we need to discipline the #MAGA message. We can't just run around yelling "bacon and guns for everyone," if I may. We have to debunk the Democrat smears, not celebrate them.
12/ the issue is how to create a message that gets both the money and that critical third M: Militants. Our militants can be our greatest asset if we play this right.
13/ Fact is, Democrats are low energy boomers. There, I said it. Corporate intersectionalism appeals to no human voter. All they really have to run on is turning the GOP into devils. Well that and legalized ballot stuffing.
14/ Meanwhile, we literally have saving the country as our central tenet. If we lose the concept of citizenship, we lose the country.
15/ Other issues naturally flow from that. Public safety, protection of property rights, keeping government from taking total control of every facet of human existence.
16/ So to sum up - our mission is to distil our message. Regain the faith of the donors. Give them something in common to fight for with our militants.
17/ With this vision in mind, we have a fighting chance, perhaps to win elections again, but more importantly, to shift the culture back in our favor.
18/ and to those who say, "it's hopeless, why bother?" What do you think is the alternative? Back away from California and you won't be left alone. The CA Democrats will take their unopposed multi-billion dollar machine and go into every state in the Union.
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