I’ve been hearing about this group of BC Conservative riding presidents who are fed up with the gong show of unprofessionalism that John Cummins surrounds himself and who have now come forward with this letter:
Dear BC Conservative Family,
Under the leadership of John Cummins, we have not been able to raise funds for the CA’s and we have not been able to bring new members into the party.
Under John Cummins, we have lost our only MLA, our candidate in Chilliwack and many young promising candidates who see no future with John Cummins and Randy White.
The party is running over budget $20,000 this year and the petty infighting has turned into a witch hunt against anyone considered not loyal to John Cummins. All the while the party has lost sight of the goal and has slid down from the high of 20% in the polls to a disastrous 11% and falling fast.
John Cummins has taken us to the foot of the mountain but he is not able to take us to the top. We are therefore asking John Cummins to resign immediately.
The list of presidents who have signed on can be found here.
Any sane party leader would have known the writing was on the wall long ago but Cummins is going to go down as the most delusional of all-time as instead of cluing-in and realizing he’s the problem, is threatening to kick everyone out of the party instead (see here).
I won’t get into the constitutionality on this right now as I’m hearing that he and the board of directors may find themselves in front of a judge if this ultimatum is followed through. Apparently another lawsuit is also currently under way.
This will only make repairing the damage to the Conservative brand here in BC even harder but Cummins and his lying Disciples couldn’t care less about that. It’s all about their Messiah.
Update: A moronic email has now been sent out by the newly installed president of the Disciples, Al Siebring
Oct. 7, 2012
To: All Constituency Association Presidents, BC Conservative Party.
From: Al Siebring, President, Provincial Board..
This letter is particularly intended for those of you who signed on to a letter circulated in theVancouver media on Friday, Oct 5th, calling for the immediate resignation of our leader, John Cummins. (A letter, incidentally, which has appeared only in the media. To date, no one has had the courage or courtesy to send it directly either to the Board, the Party President, or to Mr. Cummins.)
Ladies and gentlemen, this division in our Party has to stop. As a Board and a Party, we have to focus on the singular goal of moving forward to the May election; we simply cannot allow our Party to continue to be distracted by the kind of dissension epitomized by this letter.
The Party membership clearly legitimized Mr. Cummins’ leadership at last months’ AGM, not only with the endorsement he personally received in the leadership review, but also in the overwhelming endorsement given to our new Provincial Board, which openly declared its’ enthusiastic support for him in the run-up to the Board elections. The demands contained in the letter referenced above are a clear attempt to thwart the outcome of that democratic process.
We understand that some people are unhappy with those results. However, we cannot support any attempt to subvert the will of our membership as expressed in that vote at the AGM.
To that end, we call on the signatories to that letter to do one of two things: either reconsider and recant their position, or do the honourable thing and resign from the Party.
So to each of the people who signed that letter: I need to hear back from you – via email – bynoon on Wednesday, Oct 10th, with your decision. To be clear, the Management Committee of the Board has passed a motion authorizing me to insist that you either rescind your support for the undemocratic demands contained in the letter, or resign your membership and involvement in the Party forthwith. (And please know in advance that I will not be responding to anyone who wants to “debate” the merits of the choices above. The Management Committee has simply authorized me to relay this position.)
I would also ask each of you to pass this letter on to the members of your CA executive; the message to those individuals is the same if they share the opinions expressed in the October 5th letter, irrespective of whether or not they actually “signed on” to it.
Please, either join us in moving forward, or get out of the way.
For the Management Committee of the Provincial Board:
BC Conservative Party.
PS. To those of you who did not sign the Oct. 5th letter (and that’s most of the CA Presidents and Board members on this distribution list), you do not need respond to this email. It is being sent to you primarily for your information.
Update: The stupidity continues as Cummins has just now tweeted this ‘ultimatum’ (see here)