About a month ago, Republican leaders, elected officials, and petition passers received an anonymous letter outlining several issues that freedom-loving Republicans in the Rochester area have despised about our out-of-control county chairman, Bill Reilich.
Reilich has been an official who’s run our once-beloved Republican Party like a farm team for the Democrats.
The anonymous letter, from the Coalition of Republican Leaders, has listed exhibits A to I, each showing another instance of his alleged betrayal of the Republican Party.
And, for those who haven’t read this letter, here’s a brief synopsis.
Reilich allegedly had failed to support Republican opponents of Congressman Louise “Baby” Slaughter.
Apparently, he even “criticized, ridiculed and disparaged Mark Assini,” who came a few hundred votes away from defeating our Congressional Queen of Darkness, before making sure no help was given to Assini.
In addition, he also had allegedly given support and encouragement to then-candidate-for-mayor Lovely Warren, before telling all those Republicans who wanted to run against her to stand down.
A Republican Party that doesn’t even try, will not win.
However, this may be obvious to you and me, but, apparently, not to our chairman.
The anonymous letter we received also suggested Reilich was required to leave Albany due to shenanigans associated with Andrew Cuomo’s Moreland Commission Investigation – the details of which have been withheld from the public because, apparently, they’ll be too damaging to too many elected officials.
And, without saying for sure, it appears Cuomo may have something on Reilich, and, in order to keep it from the public; Reilich has made a deal to let the Democrats get what they want.
Whether that’s how it has gone down or not; it’s the way it looks.
Reilich also allegedly failed to support Rob Astorino for governor.
Should that be the case, there could only be two reasons Reilich had not supported Andy Cuomo’s opponent.
One, either Cuomo has something on Reilich, or; two, he’s a closeted Democrat.
Either way, Reilich needs to go.
It has also appeared that, in exchange for helping the Democrats, a number of Republican candidates ran unopposed in Greece because the Democrats stood down in Reilich’s town.
Yeah, that’s what happens all the time without a backroom deal.
In addition, the anonymous letter from this group of Monroe County Republicans has also mentioned a little about what had gone on with Republican Assembly Candidate Peterson Vazquez’s race against radical liberal Harry Bronson.
The Frederick Douglass Foundation of New York had worked to get Peterson Vazquez elected, and knows firsthand the efforts of Bill Reilich to destroy Peterson’s candidacy.
Apparently, the last thing Reilich wanted was to be seen by his Democrat-Party overlords supporting a conservative Puerto Rican Christian against a godless, liberal heathen.
And, in case you haven’t followed our earlier coverage of the joke Reilich’s Monroe County GOP has become, Reilich had allegedly forced Vazquez’s first campaign chairman to pass petitions to get Andrew Cuomo, and Vazquez’s, opponent Harry Bronson, on the Independence Party line.
Vazquez had to let her go after she tried, and failed, to get out of having to pass those petitions.
Furthermore, when Vazquez’s campaign turned in their petitions, to get onto the Independence Party line, to the county board of elections, Peter Quinn, and a board of election member on Peterson’s campaign, both failed to tell the campaign about a small aspect missing on the petitions.
As a result, the petitions were thrown out because of a small technicality.
This may have been an honest mistake, but the campaign had already been made aware people felt their county jobs would be threatened if they helped get Peterson elected.
Coincidence is the explanation of a lazy mind.
And, now, we’ve recently heard Bill Reilich has called for a special election to replace Peter Quinn at the board of elections.
Yet, allegedly, Reilich hasn’t told anyone for whom he wants leaders to vote.
It’s as if Reilich has seen Quinn’s early retirement as an opportunity to put a slick loyalist in control of the board of elections.
And, of course, he has refused to tell everyone who he wants to take over until right before everyone will be required to vote.
That’s not the definition of political transparency.
Stop it Reilich, and stop it now.
The Republican Party seems to be run by an egomaniac who’s done everything he could to alienate a significant portion of the party, as well as Independents who would have loved to become Republicans, if the party wasn’t so obviously despicable, and corrupt.
At the Frederick Douglass Foundation, we know what conservatives think of the party under Reilich.
In addition, there have been many conservative-minded minorities in the city who would have loved, just absolutely loved it, if the Republican Party would have been willing to reach out to them.
However, Reilich’s alleged deal with the Democrats has precluded the party’s ability to actually reach out to conservative minorities.
The Frederick Douglass Foundation is the largest Christ-centered, multi-ethnic and Republican ministry in America.
We have been the liaison between the Republican Party, and disaffected minorities who would have loved an alternative to the Democratic Party, the only party which has actually shown up.
Yet, Bill Reilich has repeatedly refused to even speak with us, or give us seat at the table.
And, for this reason, when those disaffected minorities in the inner city have said to us, as they very often do, “Well, if the Republican Party is so great, where are they?” we haven’t had an answer.
We definitely haven’t been able to give one that hasn’t involved admitting we have despised our leaders as much as most minorities have despised Republicans.
We need a Republican Party which doesn’t despise, and work to destroy, its conservative base.
And, with all of this evidence mounting, it has been apparent that, under Reilich, the Monroe County GOP is collaborating with Democrats in order to destroy the part of its base which would be the most politically active, and enthusiastic, about helping Republicans get elected.
It’s as illogical as a runner chopping off his own leg on the morning of a big race.
Sure, we don’t know everyone involved in putting the anonymous letter together, but, we do think they, at least some of them, have been on the inside.
And, there is enough disaffection for Reilich that, it likely doesn’t matter.
At this point, Reilich is on the ropes, and it’s time to knock him out.
There are more people with stories which need to be heard.
So, speak up.
And, let me quote the great Barry Goldwater for the billionth time: “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”
No one remembers the elected official who sat down, and shut up, when he was needed.
No one gives a care about the cowardly politician who refused to answer the call.
No one wants to hear the war story of the guy whose answer has been, “Nothing,” to the question, “What did you do during the war?”
Voters will, however, remember the group of principled Republicans who started a movement to get rid of costly regulations, and rotten laws, that have only sought to turn good citizens into criminals.
That’s the Freedom Agenda we need, to fight the collaborating establishment’s status quo, and stand up for American ideals.
It’s time to stand up.
And, for those sitting on the fence, here’s your choice.
You can speak up, and lose the support of Bill Reilich; or, you can remain silent, and suffer the voters’ revenge for your collaboration with Reilich once he’s been deposed.
His day is coming.
Is yours coming as well?
Visit http://www.fdfny.org/blog/2015/01/05/mcny-rep-tired-of-chairman-reilich/ to see a copy of the letter from the anonymous writers.
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