After this weekend’s decision by Fifth District Republicans to hold a primary, vice convention, social networking sites have been buzzing about what to do about it. But perhaps none have been as direct as “Campbell County Republicans”.
On Facebook, the unofficial Campbell County Republicans page had this to say…
“It has become abundantly clear that leadership within the 5th district GOP is severely lacking. The majority of the unit chairs were content to be strong armed by Tucker Watkins and the NRCC in order to coronate their golden boy Robert Hurt ( another RINO in conservative clothing ).”
They went on to write…
“…it is my firm belief that we need to start “brushfires of freedom” within the entire Republican party of Virginia and burn out anything that is not truly conservative.”
The Facebook page also applauded 5th District Tea Party activists for their role in grassroots activism and hosting one of three debates.
“The leadership of many of the 5th district Republican units was called into question this Saturday when by SECRET ballot, they decided to waste more than $20,000 per county in opposition to those that they serve who wanted a convention. Time for a changing of the guard!”
Clearly there’s trouble brewing in the 5th…but is it just a drop or heavily steeped? And, have any congressional candidates signed onto this cause? McPadden? Morton? Verga? Do they approve or disapprove of burning out “anything that is not truly conservative”?
Despite McDonnell’s ability to hold the party together this cycle, are these dust-ups indicators of a larger fracture amongst conservatives – or is it just sibling rivalry?