Strange Spartanburg GOP Alliance

April 8, 2011 by  
Filed under SC Politics

Unfortunately, I was not able to attend this year’s precinct re-organization meetings. Which is quite unfortunate. It was a process I invested a lot of time in during 2009 to accomplish a few goals for the conservative movement. We were very successful in Spartanburg and I learned a lot through the entire process. Here are a few of my thoughts and sources thoughts on the current re-org situation in Spartanburg.

Paul Jansen – Spartanburg GOP Chairman?

As many of you know, I worked hard with a group of conservatives last time around to ensure we removed the embarrassment of a county chair from his post. We’ll refer to him as TFC for the rest of this article. TFC was the one who wanted to ban a presidential candidate from attending county party events, comment on a candidates trophy wife (here’s FITS trophy wife story) and running primary campaigns out of the county party offices.

Anyways, as I have suspected, TFC has been planning his comeback. But TFC has found a new mouth piece that has appeared to be a puppet for him (TFC). One that I am quite surprised to have seen him cast his lot with.

His name is Paul Jansen. A hard right libertarian and an avid Ron Paul supporter.

Over the past year, Jansen has been getting closer and closer to TFC. He (Jansen) has partnered multiple times with the newly created Piedmont Republican Club to host various events. I and others have warned Jansen about his proximity to TFC and to be very careful. Primarily, we did not need to create any methods to provide TFC with an easy path of entry back into the county party after the amount of effort it took to remove TFC.

Jansen hasn’t revealed any intentions of the nature of his relationship with TFC. It is very probable Jansen thinks he’s building up a rapport with TFC (similar to what I did) to work his way deeper into the GOP. Unfortunately, in my humble opinion, TFC’s closest ties are towards the traditional base who lean center-right.

If Jansen were fortunate enough to garner the votes at the convention, my sources and I believe he would be made the laughing stock to the benefit of TFC by the TFC through many backdoor channels. You have to remember, TFC constantly reaches out to media outlets, seeking as much attention as possible.

Understand that I have nothing against Jansen. It is my concern that the intent of TFC is to further his attempts to embarrass the conservative block of the GOP. And if that means throwing Jansen under the bus to accomplish this, he will.

What are your thoughts about this potential alliance?

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  • Pauljansen

    Gary I missed reading and commenting on this, several months ago. If you see Rick and I talking, stand back and observe -who- is playing -who-. Our political relationship is similar to that of a snake and a mongoose. . . :)  Rick throwing me under the bus? Of course he would. Remember, ‘gamers’ always like to ‘game’ gamers. . .and this is amateur hour kind of games, compared with what is going on nationally and internationally. Give me a hand with Let’s Talk – Spartanburg – I still am trying to persuade a very reluctant Trey to speak on a regular basis there, however, with or without Trey we usually have interesting speakers from all sides of the spectrum, civic and political, and from both sides of the Tea Party there.