More on Michael McNeely MadnessIf you consider yourself a Republican, chances have it that you've already heard of the McNeelys' exclusion from their county's GOP convention. On Saturday Michael McNeely the current head of the Georgia Black Republican Council, and his wife were two of five members of their precinct present at their county's mass precinct meeting. Because a maximum of 15 delegates could be sent to the county's GOP convention, both expected to be selected, however, Precinct Chairman Jack Gamel put their selection to a vote and in turn, denied the two the privilege of serving as delegates to the Douglas County GOP Convention.
Of course, come Sunday evening GAGOP'er were coming out of the woodwork to publicly express their disapproval of the McNeelys' exclusion from their county's convention; overnight, McNeely Madness became a fashionable, bandwagon campaign; within just a few hours, the Facebook fan page of Michael McNeely's campaign for GAGOP 1st Vice Chair acquired a ridiculous number of new "likes," and suddenly, Georgia Republicans were outspoken about their support for Michael and "minority outreach."
Give me a break! This swarming of supporters is just as superficial and misguided as the term, "minority outreach." I've been a Michael McNeely supporter for a while now and have and will be the first of my conservative friends to include everyone in the political "conversation," but I feel that viewing the Michael McNeely exclusion as racist may be jumping the gun.