Greg at BVBL posts that the PWC gala was cancelled. I know he did this a couple of days ago, but BVBL is still, like a petulant child, blocking some people from reading his posts, so it can take a few days to respond to his rants.
Greg makes this statement:
Given all that’s been going on lately, it’s not too surprising that attendance at this event would be disappointing. Kopko’s intransigence in failing to address the apparent improprieties of his support of a primary candidate in the 51st District which he effectively controls, the irregularities in several conventions that have been conducted during his tenure, his open fighting with the Chairman of the 11th Congressional District Committee, as well as with some candidates for Republican nominations, and now his removal from office of his chosen membership director don’t help at all to promote unity within the party. Who exactly would want to celebrate all of this?
But the fact is, the hatred, vitriol, and bad blood is almost entirely generated by BVBL himself, along with his partner in crime, Jonathan Marks who refuses to be called a Democrat but runs the site GoodByeKen dedicated to baseless accusations and witless commentary aimed at removing Republicans from office, and making people "pay" for supposed "evil acts" such as voting for a candidate.
Further, in the REAL world, civilized people find ways to get along, and even celebrate, while having disagreements. It's only in Greg's blog world of hatred that simple differences of policy or practice become life-and-death struggles of humanity.
And it's laughable to for Greg denouncing acts that don't "promote unity within the party". The fact is Greg doesn't want unity, he wants to destroy the party, to what end I can't figure out.
So while dedicated people with years of service getting Republicans elected are still working hard for our candidates for this fall, a few petulant actors look for any excuse to attack people mercilessly for not adhering strictly to their view of the world.
Here's what Nancy Pratt, the person RUNNING the gala had to say about the cancellation:
It is with great disappointment that we have to announce that we must cancel the Gala. We worked very hard but because of the contention and people working against it and other scheduling conflicts, we realized that at this time it is not possible to continue. We are having a great many difficulties keeping our committee together and we must remember what it is we are here for. This committee is not a social club but a very important instrument to help us support political leaders who embody the Republican ideals. Many of our members have been frustrated, disappointed, angered and many other things which has been dangerous to the strength that we need at this time. I implore all of you to remember that we need each other and that the stakes could not be higher. Lets pull together and mend our fences, we need each other.
What person in their right mind would be working AGAINST a Gala to celebrate conservative principles? An unmannerly, uncivil person. And while Greg thinks it's "natural" for us to be at each other's throats, the fact is in the real world it is NOT natural. People who have been taught how to behave in a socially positive manner get along in the face of disagreements.
But the blog world is increasingly made up of people who have no idea how to act in a civilized manner, and show no interest in doing so.