Party Purging

A friend from Washington made a good point in an email to me:

If Ralph Reed has lost and Cynthia McKinney wins, I think it will be fair to say that Republicans are more likely to remove undesirables from their ranks than the Democrats.

I’d say see also: Shrencko, Linda; Walker, Charles.


  1. bird says:


    That isn’t a fair comparison. If Cynthia McKinney ran statewide (like RR) in a Democratic Primary, she would certainly lose. For example, if she had any chance of winning a Dem nomination to the Senate, she would run. On the other hand, if I were to look at the precint returns, I could surely craft a congressional district that would favor Ralph Reed over Sonny Perdue. 178,000+ Georgia Republican voted for RR!

    Same thing applies to Schrenko and Walker. This is comparing apples to bibles to plastic surgery.

  2. caroline says:

    Didn’t Tom Delay win his primary and then resign? Sounds like the emailer is trying to make something out of nothing.

  3. crusher says:

    I think the House actually tried to rewrite the rules so that Delay wouldn’t have to step down while under indictment. I think he resigned b/c he was polling badly against an unnamed Democrat in his heavily Republican district. Anyway, if Republicans want to compare numbers of questionable elected officials in Georgia and nationally, I will GLADLY play that game!

  4. GOPeach says:

    Ralph Reed is not an “undesirable” by those who know him.

    The only people who bought the rhetoric from Cagle were
    those who do not evem know Ralph Reed.

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