Why the Orange County Republican Central Committee Chose Now to Dump Deborah Pauly
How ucked fup is the Orange County Republican Central Committee?
The committee did nothing when its vice chairwoman and Villa Park City Councilwoman Deborah Pauly called for the death of Islamic men, women and children walking into a February 2011 Yorba Linda charity event.
The committee also did nothing months before that, when Pauly likened Obamacare to rape.
And yet now, after Pauly has been linked to a supporter of the late George Wallace, Alabama's segregationist governor for four non-consecutive terms between 1963 and 1987, the Orange County Republican Central Committee has found the eggs to dump Pauly.
Monday night, after Chairman Scott Baugh told committee members, "You are held to a much different standard by what you say because you represent everybody our here," Pauly was voted out as his vice chair 47 to 16.
Perhaps Baugh, who had chastised Pauly for her past mouth farts, and his puppets could finally come up with a way to give her the boot because Wallace had been a Democrat.
Or maybe it's because Wallace, in the late '70s, declared himself a born-again Christian and apologized to African-American leaders for his past segregationist views.
Do you know who has not apologized to African-American leaders for her current segregationist views? Marilyn Davenport, the GOP Central Committee member who sent out an email depicting President Barack Obama's family as chimpanzees. As Baugh rightly led the committee to censure Davenport, one of her staunchest supporters was Pauly.
So, for those keeping score at home, it's okay for Pauly to be linked to a lilly white fatwah against innocent Muslims and a living racist, but not a long-dead racist who apologized for being one before his death. Uh . . . right.
It must be noted that Baugh was against Pauly's original election as his vice chair, preferring Flash Reporter
In these days where people independent of candidates can send out whatever they want to on behalf of/against a candidate (thank you, U.S. Supreme Court), who knows how closely nutty Pauly was watching her nutty flock.
Besides, George Wallace was a lightning rod a very long time ago, back when many in the Orange County Republican Central Committee would have secretly scorned favorite son Richard Nixon in favor of Wallace, despite his having the wrong party affiliation. (Then and now; see Marilyn Davenport .)
No, the greater sin here is that Baugh, when he wasn't openly endorsing a political opponent of Pauly's, could not find a way to remove her as his GOP vice chair for far more disgusting things than being ever so loosely tied to a long-dead segregationist. Now chained to Spitzer, "Slime" Baugh can call for such a vote.
Ucked fup indeed.
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