Scott Wilk asks Tony Strickland to put party over personality

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I have predicted that Tony Strickland will not run against Julia Brownley.

Now there are more rumors he might be working with Buck McKeon to run in the 25th district.

Scott Wilk and other Republicans do not want Tony Strickland or Buck McKeon to run. Click here for a post by Scott Wilk on the influential conservative blog Flashreport.org to read his arguments against Tony Strickland running in the 25th.

I did like the part about saving America.


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I agree with Scott's assertion that both Strickland and McKeon should make their intentions known as soon as possible. This will work better for the Party as a whole in getting more Republicans elected next cycle. The idea of Strickland cutting some back room deal that will benefit him personally while hurting other Republicans' chances to pick up more seats is very distasteful to me.

Mike Osborn needs to sit Strickland down and let him know that he needs to take one for the team this time around. In other words, Osborn needs to act less like Strickland's campaign manager and more like the County Party Chair, which is the position he was elected to.

I think Strickland's popularity and fundraising ability takes a dip every time he runs for an office and loses, like State Controller and Congressman. This, coupled with Audra's shellacking by Linda Parks in the Supervisor's race, has reduced the effectiveness of the "Strickland brand" in recent years. They're just not as relevant as they once were.

Maybe it's time for them to get into campaign consulting, serving as staffers to elected Republicans, or getting more involved in the State Party organization.

I don't know. Strickland has generally run for offices when the party didn't have candidates who were strong in those races. Is it really better to have a candidate like say Cameron Smyth who could have won a State Senate seat, but didn't want to spend the time a tough contest would take over someone like Strickland who knew beating Julia Brownley would be tough, but took on the race after being asked to do so by Speaker John Boehner and other leading Republicans. Now there is a better candidate to run against Brownley (Assemblyman Jeff Gorell who was called up for military duty last time)so why shouldn't Strickland be able to move back to his home district to run and why isn't the party better off to have someone who has worked so hard and sacrificed so much for the party.

I guess I'm not as convinced as you are, Ted, that Tony Strickland has worked so hard and sacrificed so much for the Party. My observations are that Tony has always done what's best for Tony and has expected the Party to get behind his decisions to run for whatever office appeals to him at the time. Same goes for Audra. In fact, when she ran for the Ventura County Board of Supervisors last time she had to relocate to Thousand Oaks in order to fulfill the residency requirement to run for Linda Parks' seat.

The other thing about the Stricklands that is a bit disconcerting is that they seem to have complete control over the Ventura County Republican Central Committee (VCRCC). In fact, the VCRCC seems to exist solely for the purpose of advancing whatever Tony's and/or Audra's political goals are for that particular moment in time. Most of the members are Strickland sycophants and are always willing to do whatever it takes to cater to them. In fact, Tony's mother is on the committee (it doesn't get any more incestuous than that).

In my opinion, the Chair of the VCRCC, Mike Osborn, needs to grow a pair and exercise some leadership in terms of convincing the Stricklands that they don't run the show - he does. In some instances, either Tony or Audra (or both) will need to be told that what they are endeavoring to do is not in the best interests of the Party and that they need to stand down. Of course, we all recognize that individuals will do whatever they wish. But, if they're going to rely on the VCRCC for their continuous support, they ought to at least be willing to consider the bigger picture once in a while.

Don't run Tony, no one wants you!

I agree with above. Mike Osborne needs to lead, not follow.

Correct. Right now Mike Osborn is led around by the nose by the Strickland's. He can be heard yapping from Tony's lap every now and then, but only when commanded by Tony or Audra to speak.

Tony and Audra Strickland are no longer relevant on the political stage. Time to get real jobs in the private sector or work behind the scenes in the political arena. People are jaded with the Strickland's as political candidates just like America is jaded with the Bush's.

Phony Tony has been eating at the taxpayer trough for so long he has become the poster boy for the nanny state!

Hey, punk, instead of going on and on about someone who is out of office right now, why not talk about someone who is currently in office - President Oblunder?

How's that Oblundercare working for you, punk? Because it seems like it's not working too well for the rest of America. Even Congressional Democrats are criticizing the so-called "Affordable Care Act," which is turning out to be anything but affordable and anything but an Act. "Act" usually implies "Action," and you can't even compare different health care options to help you make a decision on coverage and cost because the friggin' web site doesn't work!

Kathleen Sebelius needs to be fired for incompetence and President Oblunder needs to take responsibility for her incompetence by resigning himself. This whole debacle is Oblunder's fault for forcing something down our throats that wasn't ready for prime time.

We're not talking about some obscure, meaningless government program here. We are talking about something that will affect people's ability to live or die. There are already numerous examples of people who have been dropped by their previous health insurance plan and haven't been able to sign onto a new plan yet because of bureaucratic screw-ups and the dysfunctional web site. Many have serious diseases like cancer and diabetes who will go untreated until Oblunder decides to get his act together!

Hey, Oblunder, here's an idea. Why don't you get your ass off the campaign trail and stop pimping for Democrats who are about to lose their elections anyway and work on fixing Oblundercare? How about you do that first, eh Oblunder?

Bend back over and shove you head back up your butt where it belongs idiot. You just are not man enough to be on this blog little boy! Nobody gives a crap about your stupid comments, you've worn out your welcome just like all the other idiots in the tea party! LMFAO!

Listen to the response, if you want to call it that, from this weak little punk above. He has no response whatsoever to my accurate statements about the failure of Oblundercare and its negative impact on the economy, not to mention the fact that people are going to die because they have no health insurance now due to dumb ass Oblunder's failures in implementing this nightmare of a program.

Kathleen Sebelius is an absolute bimbo and needs to be fired immediately! She actually doesn't recognize that there are any problems with Oblundercare and thinks everything will be just fine. I don't think she has every used a computer in her entire life based on her stupid ass responses to Congress's questions the other day. Duh!!! She wouldn't know a web site if it snuck up and bit her on her out-of-touch ass!

As for this stupid ass punk's comments above, this is the hottest topic in politics right now, punk ass! All the major network news programs, all the radio talk shows, all the political discussion shows like "Meet the Press," "The McGlaughlin Group," "Hard Balls," "Hannity," etc. They are all talking about Oblundercare and they universally agree that Oblunder screwed up royally. So, take that and stick it up your butt, Punky Brewster!!!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nothing to say, eh punk??!! Silenced this little punk ass again!!!!!!!!

LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's an interesting take on the blood fued between Wilk, McKeon and Strickand: http://bottomoftherock.com/2013/10/30/scott-wilk-sucker-punches-buck-mckeon/. Wow.

Stay out of Simi Tony boy, nobody there wants you!

There goes the punk again with his continuous obsession with Tony Strickland. Did you know they have a 12-step program for that, punk? It's called Strickaholics Anonymous (SA). They have meetings all over the place. I suggest you go to one. The first step is admitting you have a problem, punk.

Tea Party Tom aka the punk above, loves Tony so much he keeps his head firmly planted in Tony's ass! BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

There goes the punk again with his continuous obsession with Tony Strickland. Did you know they have a 12-step program for that, punk? It's called Strickaholics Anonymous (SA). They have meetings all over the place. I suggest you go to one. The first step is admitting you have a problem, punk.

Tea Party Tom aka the punk above, loves Tony so much he keeps his head firmly planted in Tony's ass! BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

There goes the punk again with his continuous obsession with Tony Strickland. Did you know they have a 12-step program for that, punk? It's called Strickaholics Anonymous (SA). They have meetings all over the place. I suggest you go to one. The first step is admitting you have a problem, punk

Tea Party Tom aka the punk above, loves Tony so much he keeps his head firmly planted in Tony's ass! BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

There goes the punk again with his continuous obsession with Tony Strickland. Did you know they have a 12-step program for that, punk? It's called Strickaholics Anonymous (SA). They have meetings all over the place. I suggest you go to one. The first step is admitting you have a problem, punk

Tea Party Tom aka the punk above, loves Tony so much he keeps his head firmly planted in Tony's ass! BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

There goes the punk again with his continuous obsession with Tony Strickland. Did you know they have a 12-step program for that, punk? It's called Strickaholics Anonymous (SA). They have meetings all over the place. I suggest you go to one. The first step is admitting you have a problem, punk

The stupid punk above ("Tea Party Tom Loves Tony") is as dumb as a post. He keeps posting the same thing over and over trying to make some point (I guess that he's stupid and has no game?). The punk clearly needs psychotherapy and also needs to rehab off the paint thinner that's destroying the few brain cells he has left. LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow! Now this idiot above is answering his own posts! What an idiot! This total loser really needs to pull his head out of Tony's ass and get some fresh air! LMFAO!!!!! Beat it punk! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No wonder the tea party is dead, its because they have idiots like this guy in it!! LMFAO!!!!!

Just when I thought this dumb ass couldn't get any dumber, he goes and proves me wrong. Both of the posts above the dumb shit were directed at his dumb ass! We all know he has major reading comprehension issues being a dumb ass product of the public school system, but this takes the friggin' cake!

I think we should all pray for the dumb ass that he finally sees the light and stops with the meth snorting, the paint thinner huffing, and the gas inhaling. His brain may already be too far gone, but medical science can do some amazing things these days.

LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tea Party Punk Tom, you finally got something right! You are the worlds biggest dumb ass!! Congratulations punk! LMFAO!!

Just when I thought this dumb ass couldn't get any dumber, he goes and proves me wrong. Both of the posts above the dumb shit were directed at his dumb ass! We all know he has major reading comprehension issues being a dumb ass product of the public school system, but this takes the friggin' cake!

I think we should all pray for the dumb ass that he finally sees the light and stops with the meth snorting, the paint thinner huffing, and the gas inhaling. His brain may already be too far gone, but medical science can do some amazing things these days.

LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tea Party Punk Tom, you finally got something right! You are the worlds biggest dumb ass!! Congratulations punk! LMFAO!! What a dumb ass you are!!!!! BWHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!

Just when I thought this dumb ass couldn't get any dumber, he goes and proves me wrong. Both of the posts above the dumb shit were directed at his dumb ass! We all know he has major reading comprehension issues being a dumb ass product of the public school system, but this takes the friggin' cake!

I think we should all pray for the dumb ass that he finally sees the light and stops with the meth snorting, the paint thinner huffing, and the gas inhaling. His brain may already be too far gone, but medical science can do some amazing things these days.

LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Republican Steve Knight has announced he will be running for Buck McKeons seat and he has the support of all the main republicans in the area. So long Phony Tony!!!!!

Keep dreaming, punk! Steve Knight doesn't have 1/10 of the name recognition Tony does. He will become an also-ran just like your other prediction - Richard Francis.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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