It's worse than we thought. This local Republican gang is in a downward spiral. The latest is that the party is doing everything it can to avoid the grassroots. This is especially hilarious when the HCRP "rapid response team" is out charging critics with not wanting to work with the party.
This just in from Kingwood Tea's website:
UPDATE # 2 - After THIS POST where I found two versions of the HCRP story, GUS FARIS updates us here:
UPDATE: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Well, Mr. Griffing has struck out again. His new conspiracy theory is as bad as his last one. He claims that KWTP made the offer to fund the convention with the caveat that Ted Cruz speak at lunch. That is wrong on two points. KWTP did not make the offer; I did. And I never tied any requirement to it except that we be the sole sponsor and be recognized for it. (“We” are some TEA Parties and other conservative groups.) When Jared finally called back 8 days after the offer was made and we had a chance to talk, he mentioned the caveat that Mr. Cruz speak. I told him then that I had never said or implied anything like that and asked where he heard it. He said he got that information from Jeff Yates. I asked if he talked to Elizabeth Dillon and added that she is the person to whom the offer was made. Then I added that I don’t know Jeff Yates. I have never talked to him, and I did not know where he would get any information like that. Jared then said he never talked to Elizabeth. So this requirement is a pure figment of somebody’s imagination, sort of an outright lie. What was illicit and inappropriate was when Jared offered to take our money and use the other donations for other activities. I told him clearly that we wanted nothing to do with that. This was not a petulant position as described – we just did not want to participate in any activities that we thought might be illegal.
UPDATE - Apparently all this attention happened, and then Jared called. Read the update here.