We have briefly touched on the split that has been occurring within the Republican Professionals group. Its too bad because the group was on a roll and drawing big crowds. Now, one of the founders is setting out on his own and taking some of the group’s members with him. He also appears to be borrowing the name, as his new group is currently called Republican Professionals – Politics On The Rocks. He claims that the Republican Professionals are “relaunching” as Politics on the Rocks, which is news to the Republican Professionals, who are not only not relaunching, but are holding their monthly meeting this Saturday with an event coordinated with the NRA’s National Convention. Information on that meeting is here. Expect to see lots of national gun folks and NRA fans in attendance.
Meanwhile, at the kickoff event for the spin-off, the new Politics on the Rocks crew is pursuing a decidedly bipartisan approach, as they are promoting one of their featured speakers – “a libertarian candidate in CD-5″. You remember CD-5 don’t you? That’s the heavily GOP seat that is currently occupied by Democrat Harry Mitchell. Its a top target for both the state and national GOP, so we have to scratch our heads and wonder at the thought process of a “Republican” group featuring someone who intends to take support from the GOP nominee. If that is how they are kicking things off, we have to wonder how long before Harry Mitchell himself gets to speak and the entire effort ends up on the rocks?