Monday, September 09, 2013

RINOs Boot Real Republican Christine Scales Out Of Republican Caucus

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Photo tweeted by Councilor Ben Hunter gloating over Scales ouster from the caucus  (L to R, Hunter, Grand, Freeman, Sandlin)
Well, if you thought the Republicans on the Indianapolis City-County Council couldn't sink any lower, think again. Tonight, the Republican caucus voted to kick out of its caucus Christine Scales, an independent voice who votes more consistently with Republican principles than most of the the other tax-and-spend Republican council members, who only used an anti-tax message in the 2007 elections to topple incumbent Mayor Bart Peterson and then reverted to their real political views as soon as they got in power.

The hack minority leader, Mike McQuillen, considered her vote against Democrat Brian Mahern's motion to remove the Democratic-elected City-County Council President Maggie Lewis at the last council meeting to be the last straw. Scales joined three other Republicans in voting against Mahern's motion, including Will Gooden, Jeff Miller and Jose Evans, the Democratic councilor who was coaxed by Republicans to switch parties earlier this year. The Democrats still control the council by a 15-14 margin. The motion to expel Scales was made by Councilor Jack Sandlin and seconded by Councilor Aaron Freeman. The good 'ole boys could put up with other male members of the caucus not voting with them but had no tolerance for a woman caucus member who dared to think for herself.

This is the beginning of the death of the corrupt Marion County Republican Party. It is now officially the party of Barnes & Thornburg. Unless you are a part of the corrupt, pay-to-play club, you are not welcome in the party. Real Republicans who believe in the party's core principles are no longer welcome. The Marion County Republican Party gives no reason for real Republicans to remain involved in the party. Their actions will have statewide implications for the Indiana State Republican Party. You mark my word. As if they needed another reason for women to dislike the party.

UPDATE: I'm hearing that the caucus vote was 8-4 in favor of kicking Scales out of the caucus with two abstentions. Miller and Shreve abstained. It appears that the three others who voted to keep Scales were Pfisterer, Gooden and Evans.

12 comments:

Downtown Indy said...

Explain to me what this means. Does it mean she can no longer identify herself as 'Republican'?

Anonymous said...

There should be a "hall of shame" website for corrupt Indy politicians to be listed and pictured with a description of their unethical/illegal/immoral behavior.

Anonymous said...

Christine Scales for Mayor!

Gary R. Welsh said...

No, DI. She is a legitimately-elected Republican council member. Scales is a Republican as long as she identifies her self as one regardless of whether she can attend the Barnes & Thornburg caucus meetings.

Anonymous said...

Christine Scales for Mayor sounds like a great idea! Christine Scales vs. Louis Mahern

Anonymous said...

Christine Scales is the light of the Republican Party on The Council! She should run for mayor.

Anonymous said...

Unless the national Republican Party steps in and allows Obama and Hogsett to bring RICO charges against Ballard and Barnes & Thornburg and get some Illinois-type jail time for these dirty political scoundrels, the local party is going to continue to drag down the national party. This local party is so bad that it's corrupting the ability of the national party to create new Republicans.

Mary Roger Bowser said...

Many of the republicans (probably most) have two interests.
1) Get re-elected every time.
2) A separate agenda, like running for the Statehouse, etc.
It is now flagrantly obvious that the republicans do NOT care about the taxpayers in this county.

Marycatherine Barton said...

Christine should be honored that those jerks don't want to be associated with her.

Paul K. Ogden said...

What do you want to bet that taxpayers, either directly or indirectly, picked up the tab on their outing?

Anonymous said...

This in addition to what they did to a potential candidate for a county law enforcement office just shows their ineptness and stupidity. There may be Republicans left in Marion County, but there are NONE in charge of the Republican Party in Marion County.

Downtown Indy said...

I think the idea of her running for mayor is great.

I hope she considers it.

Especially in light of Mayor Meltdown's recent major malfunction with Councilor Zack Adamson.