Thursday, June 30, 2016
TCRP makes Lemonade....
"In the day of prosperity be joyful,
But in the day of adversity consider:
Surely God has appointed the one as well as the other,
So that man can find out nothing that will come after him."
For obvious reasons, we've refrained from discussing the Robert Morrow/TCRP situation; that being said, we attended Morrow's swearing in ceremony and the subsequent business meeting and we think they've handled the whole situation about as well as they could have.
The most important takeaway is that the executive committee approved changes to the party bylaws that remove all powers from the chairman that can be removed under state law. The executive committee created a new "executive vice chairman" position to oversee the party's day-to-day operations. They also elected a steering committee to assist the executive vice chairman.
As for Robert Morrow: Morrow was Morrow. During his 27 minute inaugural address, he outlined the crimes of which he accuses the past half century of senior American political leadership. He specifically discussed Lyndon Johnson's role in the Kennedy assassination and George Bush 41's pedophilia.
That being said, following his inaugural address, Morrow called the meeting to order and presided over the bylaw changes without incident.
Truthfully, this incident reveals a shortcoming in state law. Regardless of how we got here, it's absurd that there is no path for a county party's executive committee to remove a chairman for cause. The legislature really should act next session.
We spoke last night with steering committee member T.J. Scott who asked "for every precinct chair to pray over how they could best serve their party"; T.J. called the current situation an "all hands on deck" moment.
Bottom Line: This too shall pass....