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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

What is the future of the Hamilton County GOP?

Party Chairman George Vincent and conservative leader Chris Finney will discuss the issue Feb. 25th.

For those of you keeping track, Finney was the one who criticized the Party for endorsing the jail tax last year. He claimed the divide was about more than just the tax and the party needed a "new direction." And he wasn't alone.

Jeff Capell, president of the Blue Chip Young Republicans (which is hosting the discussion), said the debate is important and “It speaks very well of both Mr. Vincent and Mr. Finney that they are willing to have this important discussion in public.” Here are the details:

Blue Chip Young Republicans

February 20, 2008

Contact: Jeff Capell, (513) 544-3043

Local GOP Chairman to appear with conservative leader

The Blue Chip Young Republicans are pleased to welcome Hamilton County Republican Party Chairman George Vincent and conservative leader Chris Finney to our club’s February meeting, where they will jointly lead a group discussion about the direction of the Republican Party.

The meeting will take place Monday, February 25th at 7:00 PM at Monty’s (4108 Montgomery Road). All are welcome to attend.

“It speaks very well of both Mr. Vincent and Mr. Finney that they are willing to have this important discussion in public,” explained Club President Jeff Capell. “This also presents a great opportunity for club members to express their opinions about the current state of the party and get straight answers from either speaker about recent decisions they have made.”

The Blue Chip Young Republicans believe that open discussion is healthy for the party and are excited to play a role in bringing the party together for November 2008.


at 5:37 PM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be very helpful if George Vincent would just bring the office keys along with him and hand them over to Cappel or Finney. As chairman he has been an utter failure and embarrassment. His betrayal of conservative principles has allowed the Hamilton County GOP to be nothing more than a private club for people to line their pockets and make deals with the democrats.

at 6:02 PM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous CincyCapell said...

The future of the Hamilton County GOP?


They are going to kiss Finney's Fanny on the 25th.

at 6:44 PM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh this is gonna be great! The entertainment value alone will be worth attending.

Whoever came up with this idea is brilliant. This will be the best Blue Chip meeting in a long time.

at 7:38 PM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! This is like the captain of the S.S. Titanic debating a drunken loudmouth jerk of a passenger. The Repugnicants are sinking faster than a torpedoed ship. Both of them belong in jail and the Gang Of Pedophiles offices should be closed, padlocked, and fumigated when Federal agents sweep in to investigate it as a corrupt organization under RICO statutes.

at 9:26 PM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be there. I have some questions for both participants.

at 9:57 PM, February 20, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The eyes of March are upon us.

Vincent has had an impossible job leading the Republican Party - nothing of his doing caused the problems.

The very last thing the Party should do is acquisece to Finney. He is symbolic of every problem the party has had. He barters an issue for power to do the very things that the party members are retaliating against.

Heaven help us if we fall for this ultra-conservative, greedy, self-centered control freak

at 11:45 PM, February 20, 2008 Blogger The Great Stephen Dapper said...

Hyde Park ‘tude at Norwood prices, once again those Blue Chip Young Republicans lookin’ out for the electorates wallet, I hope Finney Esq. brings along his Red Light Petition……



at 7:53 AM, February 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great, Cappell (Finney's butt buddy) opening old wounds and trying to bring the party together. Good job Smitherman junior. Go back to blue ash you fool and stay there.

at 11:18 AM, February 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would never see the democrats do something like this. The republican party is the big tent party.

at 12:35 PM, February 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Cow Chip Young Reactionaries are becoming less and less relevant. Jeff Cappell is being manipulated by angry white men older than he who still want the club to a sanctuary from the 20th century progress.

at 1:21 PM, February 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

This should be great. Kudos to Vincent and Finney for agreeing to this. I can't wait.

at 2:09 PM, February 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a joke! Jeff Cappel isn't a republican he is a crazy fringe right wing nut job. And finney is too! what the republican party needs is to ditch those losers and everything is great.

at 3:57 PM, February 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finney, Brinkman, and DeWine... why don't they start their own Party? Oh, yeh, Smitherman could be the press spokesmouth.

at 6:16 PM, February 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

As opposed to the intolerant liberals here enlightening us with their hate speech, I think it's great we have a GOP party chairman and a conservative leader who are tolerant enough to talk with each other in front of a crowd, and a Young Republican club with the vision to put this type of event together. This great for the YR club and for the party, and that's what really bugs the entertaining but hateful liberals who post here.

at 9:45 PM, February 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vincent should not lower himself to recongnie Finney. Finney is a big mouth, no ethics fool and a true embarassment to the county in general. This fall Brinkman and DeWine will be gone and Finney will not have a puppet anymore. Stay strong Chris M...don't turn to the dark side. Just think, this time next year Finney, Heimlich, DeWine, and Brinkamn can remenise about thier time in public dis-service.

at 10:50 PM, February 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Republican Party has dwindled under Vincent. George...take the sword.

PS: Liberals will be confused with this comment (as they are with realities of life)

at 2:24 AM, February 22, 2008 Anonymous CincyCapell said...

It's not just the 'liberals' that hate you, 6:16. Everyone but the dead-end, fanatical 19 precenters hate you and your COAST ilk. Good riddance to you all, because after the election your pathetic collection of right wing wackjobs won't be able to get elected as county dog catcher.

at 4:47 PM, February 22, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The buck stops at Vincent. The Party has never been in this sad shape. They have endorsed canidates that are, at best, unremarkable, and at worst...fools. Let's start with Jean. Who else could come so close to loosing such a Republican district? Surely we have a better canidate. Greg Hartman is pure political ambition, but he certainly is an improvement over DeWine. Clancy is an old hack who can't decide what to do when she grows up.. so Vincent keeps recycling her. To get rid of DeWine, Vincent endorses him for Judge. The Party has become so inbred and stagnant it is pathetic. People want some new, bright, and appealing canidates who can do more than simply "be endorsed".

at 9:53 PM, February 22, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree the GOP has hit hard times, but a few years of Democratic taxation will have the working people clamoring for Republicans to come back.
Hillary will attempt to redistribute the American wealth, but the people waiting for government handouts will quickly blow the money and the educated rich will be wealthy again.
In America, you are poor because you choose to be.
Study, work hard, be trustworthy, and you'll succeed just as our forefathers envisioned.

at 10:35 PM, February 22, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, it's time for Vincent to go. Where's Portman when you really need him?

at 1:15 PM, February 24, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/21, 12:35 anon: Of course the Blue Chip YR's are becoming more and more irrelevant. That's why you and others keep discussing them here. I know I love to pass the time by publicly discussing organizations that are completely irrelevant. Doesn't everyone?

Now I'm waiting for Tim Burke to agree to something like this. Good thing I won't be holding my breath.

at 6:44 PM, February 24, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:35 PM -

Thanks for your worthless opinion!

You sound a lot like the ex-chairman of the Blue Chip YRs, disgraced former staffer Scott Gehring. Are you still bitter that the Blue Chip YRs impeached you last year? Get over yourself, Scotty. No one cares.

at 11:49 AM, February 26, 2008 Anonymous Blame Harlow said...

Can anyone believe the Blue Chip Young Republicans broke their old record last night for number of people at a meeting?

I blame puppetmaster Michael Harlow and his stooge Jeff Capell for this. If it wasn't for those fools, people wouldn't keep coming to their meetings and the club wouldn't be so active. Can you believe those two? Someone better stop them from continuing to grow the club.

at 7:16 PM, February 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good God, how can you all be so petty? Have you noticed there is a national election here? Do you wonder what idiot let Cunningham embarass us on a National level? It's time for a new Chairman... it's way past time. Try to focus folks!

at 11:28 PM, February 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


Pretty much everyone in Cincinnati hates COAST except for Chris Smitherman, the NAACP, and the Green party.

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