Last Monday RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day stole the spotlight from newly elected Broward GOP Chairman Tom Truex with an out-of-control rant directed at Republicans who dared to question her role in recent political shenanigans. Following a two hour election process, Day took to the podium to call several Republicans in attendance “cannibals” for writing about her role in the BREC election mess and the questionable maneuvers to get Sheela Venero VanHoose, a non-BREC member, on an RPOF committee. Day said RED BROWARD’s equating her tactics to “Hugo Chavez and Stacy Ritter” was destroying the Broward GOP.
Day attempted to say RED BROWARD had called “everyone” names. But a lone Republican corrected her and Day admitted exaggerating the facts. Day was asked why she never weighed in when another blogger attacked former chairman Richard DeNapoli. Ms. Day said she went to back of the room many times to scold that blogger privately. She was silent when asked why she didn’t do the same with RED BROWARD. The few remaining members in attendance were stunned by Day’s personal attacks on BREC members. Members of the local press witnessed Day’s antics.
Day’s rant followed her latest attempt to get VanHoose on the BREC. Day confidant and nasty email writer Colleen Stolberg demanded that Truex read on new members despite the late hour and a lack of a quorum. Stolberg, the former BREC vice chair, lacked authority to push for the vote, but new Chairman Truex was unaware of the Day scheme.
Day’s maneuver violated BREC policy where members are allowed to question the applicants before vote on each one individually. In an attempt to thwart procedures, Day confidant Michael George DeGruccio sat nearby with his copy of Robert’s Rules Of Order. DeGruccio was recently banned by the Florida Federation Of Young Republicans following an investigation of missing funds.
Ms. Day’s unprofessional rant was a clear attempt to embarrass Republicans who dared to speak truth to power. She intended her speech to have a “chilling effect” on anyone who dared to question her tactics. Day and her team did the same thing when they censored the RED BROWARD website. Vice Chair Christine Butler tried the same thing with her debate rules.
Luckily Chairman Tom Truex doesn’t believe in such tactics. Truex said he believed in freedom of the press from that same podium. Guess Day wasn’t listening.
Day was worried about being called “secretary” instead “co-chair” and being compared to Stacy Ritter.
It’s all about her. Her titles. Her team. Her status. Doesn’t that remind you of Hugo Chavez and Stacy Ritter (D-Bella Sera)?
Enough. We need Republicans who cared about getting Republicans elected.