New Web Site for Taking Over the Republican Party, from the Ground Up ( also of use to Democrats )

I've written about electoral politics and the failure of activism (of many worthy types, not just 911 Truth activism) from time to time, at 911 blogger, JREF, and elsewhere. E.g., recently, I wrote a diary here, and commented here.

Even though I'm all over the map, politically, and don't like categorizing myself (other than independent), the blogs and fora that deal with electoral politics, that I follow, are on the progressive side of things. (I'm also a member of the Progressive Democrats of America, even though I've never been a Democrat. Make of that what you will. :-) ). Conservative web sites that I have long considered 'best of breed' are and, but they don't have much to say about electoral politics.

While there's long been calls to "take over the Democratic Party from the bottom up", I wasn't aware of a similar effort amongst Republicans (unfortunately), other than amongst conservative evangelicals. Conservative evangelicals did carve out a significant piece of influence within the Republican party, but many came to realize that (like the more progressive elements within the Democratic party), they'd been used.

In this article, Democrats Win Bigger Share of Religious Vote, the author mentions that

In House races in 2004, 74 percent of white evangelicals voted for Republicans and 25 percent for Democrats, a 49-point spread, according to exit polls. This year, Republicans received 70 percent of the white evangelical vote and Democrats got 28 percent, a 42-point spread.

he later on explains

Evangelical leaders blamed corruption and big spending by Congress -- rather than the party's positions on social issues such as same-sex marriage -- for the GOP's defeat.
Evangelical Christians are "fed up with the Republican leadership, particularly in the House," said the Rev. Richard Land, head of the public policy arm of the 16 million-member Southern Baptist Convention. "They're disgusted that Republicans came to Washington and failed to behave any better than Democrats once they got their snouts in the trough."

(emphasis mine)

Turns out that there is a relatively new blog that is purposed to help conservatives take over the Republican Party from the ground up. Not all Republicans are conservative (whatever that means; doubtless, different things to different people), but the emphasis ('ordinary' people controlling the political process, rather than corrupt 'pros') is essentially correct, and the advise mostly applies to any American who is disgusted with either the D or R party, and is willing to work to take it over. (As opposed to pointless complaining, which will get you nothing.)

The new blog/web site is:

The Precinct Project's Blog

Want to really "do something?" Take back the Republican Party precinct by precinct from the ground up.

The Categories are:
* Becoming a Precinct Committeeman Step-by-Step
* Precinct Committeeman: Most Powerful Office in the World!
* The Neighborhood Precinct Committeeman Strategy

I became aware of this new website via a comment here.

By way of contrast, the 'taking over' process in a Democratic election is described in Progressives and Revolutionaries Win 25 Seats in Local Democratic Party , and please note that the young turks almost won a majority in a single election cycle!


I think they took a page from Chicago politics!