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SUSSEX COUNTY GOP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ELECTIONS
Per Article V of the Rules of the Delaware Sussex County Republican Committee, Executive Committee elections are to be held every two years at a February Election Meeting following the election of the President of the United States or the national mid-term election. Accordingly, said election meeting will be held on Monday, February 13th, at the Cheer Centerr Any registered Republican seeking a position on the Executive Committee must submit a signed application, including current committee members. Applications are available at GOP Headquarters and on the Sussex GOP website (www.sussexgop.org).
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Applications accepted beginning: Friday, 12/30/16
Deadline for applications: Saturday, 1/28/17, 5:00 pm
Election Meeting: Monday, 2/13/17 7:00 pm (note time change for this meeting only)
Per the new SCRC Rules, please note the following procedural change to the elections. Votes will be cast by RD (vs. ED in the past). All confirmed RD residents will vote for the total number of RDCs assigned to their RD. For example, if there are 8 EDs in the district, with 2 EDC positions for each, residents will select 16 names from the total list of candidates. If the total candidates exceed 16, the 16 candidates who receive the most votes will be elected to the EDC positions. In the event of a tie for the final available position, additional round(s) of voting shall be conducted to determine a winner. After five (5) unbroken ties, a coin toss shall decide the winner. Following the elections, the RDC will assign the newly elected EDCs to specific ED positions.
Please note the following basic ground rules for the elections:
1. Filing on time, in proper order, and being a SCRP member in good standing is sufficient to be considered for any SCEC position.
2. No nominations shall be accepted or considered after the announced filing dedline or from the floor of the assembly hall during the Election Meeting.
3. Countywide Officers serving in Pro Tempore positions assume the same duties, authority and responsibilities as the permanent officer for whom they are serving.
4. No quorum shall be required for a SCEC Election Meeting. Voter registration card, driver’s license or other identification may be required for confirmation of voting eligibility.
5. No absentee ballots shall be accepted.
6. Proxy voting is allowed, for sitting SCEC members only, in cases of valid cause as determined by the individual’s RDC.
Any questions may be directed to Secretary Linda Creasy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to any Sussex GOP officer or Representative District Chairperson.
Election Therapy From My Basket of Deplorables
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Maureen Dowd, November 26, 2016
WASHINGTON — First I had to deal with the president-elect scolding.
During his interview with The New York Times, Donald Trump chided me twice for being too tough on him.
Sitting next to our publisher, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Trump invited everyone around the table to call him if they saw anything “where you feel that I’m wrong.”
“You can call me, Arthur can call me, I would love to hear,” he said. “The only one who can’t call me is Maureen. She treats me too rough.”
Then I had to go home for Thanksgiving and deal with my family scolding me about the media misreading the country. I went cold turkey to eat hot turkey: no therapy dog, no weaving therapy, no yoga, no acupuncture, no meditation, no cry-in.
The minute I saw my sister’s Trump champagne and a Cersei figurine as the centerpiece — my brother, Kevin, nicknamed Hillary “Cersei” during this year’s brutal game of thrones — I knew I wasn’t in a safe space.
My little basket of deplorables, as I call my conservative family, gloated with Trump toasts galore, and Kevin presented me with his annual holiday column with an extra flourish.
My colleague Paul Krugman tweetedthat “affluent, educated suburbanites” who voted for Trump are “fools.” What else is there to say, he asked.
Well, here is what Kevin, an affluent, educated suburbanite, has to say in his column, titled an “Election Therapy Guide for Liberals”:The election was a complete repudiation of Barack Obama: his fantasy world of political correctness, the politicization of the Justice Department and the I.R.S., an out-of-control E.P.A., his neutering of the military, his nonsupport of the police and his fixation on things like transgender bathrooms. Since he became president, his party has lost 63 House seats, 10 Senate seats and 14 governorships.
The country had signaled strongly in the last two midterms that they were not happy. The Dems’ answer was to give them more of the same from a person they did not like or trust.
Preaching — and pandering — with a message of inclusion, the Democrats have instead become a party where incivility and bad manners are taken for granted, rudeness is routine, religion is mocked and there is absolutely no respect for a differing opinion. This did not go down well in the Midwest, where Trump flipped three blue states and 44 electoral votes.
The rudeness reached its peak when Vice President-elect Mike Pence was booed by attendees of “Hamilton” and then pompously lectured by the cast. This may play well with the New York theater crowd but is considered boorish and unacceptable by those of us taught to respect the office of the president and vice president, if not the occupants.
Here is a short primer for the young protesters. If your preferred candidate loses, there is no need for mass hysteria, canceled midterms, safe spaces, crying rooms or group primal screams. You might understand this better if you had not received participation trophies, undeserved grades to protect your feelings or even if you had a proper understanding of civics. The Democrats are now crying that Hillary had more popular votes. That can be her participation trophy.
If any of my sons had told me they were too distraught over a national election to take an exam, I would have brought them home the next day, fearful of the instruction they were receiving. Not one of the top 50 colleges mandate one semester of Western Civilization. Maybe they should rethink that.
Mr. Trump received over 62 million votes, not all of them cast by homophobes, Islamaphobes, racists, sexists, misogynists or any other “ists.” I would caution Trump deniers that all of the crying and whining is not good preparation for the coming storm. The liberal media, both print and electronic, has lost all credibility. I am reasonably sure that none of the mainstream print media had stories prepared for a Trump victory. I watched the networks and cable stations in their meltdown.
The media’s criticism of Trump’s high-level picks as “not diverse enough” or “too white and male” — a day before he named two women and offered a cabinet position to an African-American — magnified this fact.
Here is a final word to my Democratic friends. The election is over. There will not be a do-over. So let me bid farewell to Al Sharpton, Ben Rhodes and the Clintons. Note to Cher, Barbra, Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham: Your plane is waiting. And to Jon Stewart, who talked about moving to another planet: Your spaceship is waiting. To Bruce Springsteen, Jay Z, Beyoncé and Katy Perry, thanks for the free concerts. And finally, to all the foreign countries that contributed to the Clinton Foundation, there will not be a payoff or a rebate.
As Eddie Murphy so eloquently stated in the movie “48 Hrs.”: “There’s a new sheriff in town.” And he is going to be here for 1,461 days. Merry Christmas.