Free Speech Unless You’re a OC GOP Central Committee Member

Our friends in the OC GOP Central Committee have a meeting next week where one of the topics is a proposed change to the bylaws. The new rule would bar members of the GOP Central Committee from speaking with the press.

The meeting, scheduled for this Monday night, August 15, has also moved from the Irvine Hyatt to the Ayres Hotel and Suites in Costa Mesa.  Activists who don’t like the rule are putting out the call for OC Tea Party members to storm the meeting as it appears that OC GOP leader Scott Baugh wants to be the only member of the party to speak to the press. 

The second item of business appears to be another rule change that would eliminate a bylaw requiring an independent review of the party’s finances and their books. This is what got Tea party member Lynn Schott in trouble with the party when she ran for Irvine City Council.  A number of Republicans are upset about the proposed rule changes.  Nice to know the Tea Party agnst isn’t just for the national party but proves Tip O’Neill’s point that “all politics is local.”


  5 comments for “Free Speech Unless You’re a OC GOP Central Committee Member

  1. John Browntruck
    August 12, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Where do you get your information? There is no such by-law amendment being considered.
    The entire package of proposed by-law amendments was sent out over 2 weeks ago to EVERY member of the central committee. I dare you to go through that package and find ANY proposed amendment that proposes a new rule which “would bar members of the GOP Central Committee from speaking with the press.”

  2. August 12, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    This attempt at muzzling is right out of their playbill. At a recent council meeting Costa Mesa Mayor Gary Monahan tried to quash a speakers rights. councilman Eric Bever wants to stifle Wendy Leece’s participation by requiring 2 council members approval to place an item on the agenda. Dissent is NOT tolerated.

  3. August 13, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    You mean dissent from the conservative majority? How dare you? This is just like Baugh to make this move. The only thing I would add is, if the majority of voting members wants it, then it should go through. That’s a democracy, right?

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