| I have been very vocal about wanting to see the Massachusetts Republican Party embrace the liberty wing. On the day of the Caucuses, I wrote a piece praising the Liberty Slate and imploring the party establishment to work with them. Throughout the ensuing months the two sides seemingly have talked right past each other, with the establishment doing everything in their power to minimize the liberty folks. What is happening in Nebraska, may be why the establishment has been so openly hostile.
In Nebraska the liberty wing has taken over the party apparatus, and the results have been controversial. The party chairman is accused of using litmus tests for support of candidates.
We keep hearing about a "split" in the party and that everyone should "get along". But make no mistake: This is a plan by Ron Paul to take over the Nebraska party in order to help him at the convention, then eventually elect his son President.
In the meantime, they jeopardize Nebraska's effort to elect Deb Fischer, to give Republicans control of the U.S. Senate and get rid of ObamaCare, among other things. They jeopardize the election of Mitt Romney - to end the debacle that has been the Obama Presidency.
They pull along a few long time Republicans who see this as their chance at some power in the party, or maybe to settle old scores. And you can bet, of course, that Democrats are kicking back chuckling in their Birkenstocks. (Enjoy that chuckle while you can.)
This is of course one person's opinion in Nebraska, a member of the establishment. But there are parallels here in Massachusetts. The Liberty Caucus in Massachusetts would do well to keep the face of the Movement Evan Kenney and Carol Claros, both of whom gave passionate speeches about why defeating Barack Obama is priority one of the movement. They are both young and the future of our party.
Our established party leadership should look to work with these people, not marginalize them. They are the future of the party, not the past.