The essay below is an edited version of remarks introducing candidates at the July 23, 2018, Central Committee meeting of the Multnomah County Republican Party (MCRP). As a small minority party in Portland, we see first hand the threats posed by extreme Left politics that Republicans everywhere need to know, especially Republican candidates for office.Read more
Good news in the July 24, 2018 Oregonian (click here to read)
This Memorial Day weekend, you are invited to visit the Multnomah County Republican Party booth at the Multnomah County Fair in Oaks Park. Memorial Day honors our fallen soldiers, and is also Decoration Day, reminding us to decorate their graves. Below is a speech I gave earlier this week based on a 1919 poem written in the wake of World War One, which speaks timelessly of processes of decay, some of which afflict the Oregon Republican Party.Read more
On April 19, 2018, James Buchal, as Chair of the Multnomah County Republican Party, delivered the following letter to the Oregon State Bar, responding to formal statements in the Bar's monthly member magazine (available here) attacking President Trump:
I write as a Republican member of the Oregon State Bar, Chairman of the Multnomah County Republican Party, and a strong supporter of putting American interests first in a competitive global economy. We demand that the Bar acknowledge that the two-page spread in the April’s Oregon State Bar Bulletin attacking “white nationalism and the normalization of violence,” was a violation of federal law, apologize for its publication, and assure the membership and the public that such a violation will not occur again.Read more
If you have finally gotten fed up enough to register to vote, and want to vote in the upcoming primary election, the deadline to do so is April 24th. Oregon's online voter registration system can be accessed here:
Having received and responded to several letters from Portland-area students complaining about the MCRP's position on anti-Second Amendment indoctrination in the schools, it seemed useful to print one of those letters and the response. As the sender remains a minor, I will redact the name and contact information.
THE STUDENT'S LETTER
Dear Mr. Buchal,
First, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is ___________ and I am a senior at _______ High School in Portland, Oregon. I organized the _________ Student Walk Out on March 14, 2018. I was also a student organizer for the March for Our Live PDX and was in charge of the logistics and internal communication for the event. For the past few weeks, a few students have asked me to write you a letter expressing my concern with your point of view on the issue of gun control. I know that the student organizers have been writing you letters. Your previous responses to my fellow students are very political; you avoided answering anything directly and did not address any statements/questions asked of you. I sincerely hope you will read this letter slowly and carefully, and will put some effort into comprehending the entire letter and not just pick and choose the part you want to read.Read more
It was bad enough when Portland Public Schools, becoming infamous for poor educational quality, wasted precious instructional time in a National School Walkout organized by the Left. At Sunnyside Environmental School and perhaps others, the events persisted for a second day, with roughly a hundred students released again from class to march down through Southeast Streets chanting “hey ho, hey ho, the NRA has got to go.” (A thirty-second video of the tail end of the march can be seen at:Read more
Congratulations to the PSU College Republicans for hosting Victims, Victims Everywhere: Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces, and Academic Freedoms, Monday, March 5th, at the PSU Smith Ballroom.
The raffle for the Smith & Wesson MP-15 set to end on December 4th has ended.
The winner was drawn on Monday at 6 PM. The Winner was notified and the his name has been left at the dealer.
We the Mulnomah County Republican Party thanks everyone who purchase their tickets. We sincerely thank you for your participation.
If we hold another raffle in the future.. we will try to get the word out without spaming email addresses.
Rifle Raffle Chairman
The Multnomah County Republican Party (MCRP) today wrote a letter to President Trump, warning that a judicial selection committee screening selections for the federal judiciary contains one Republican, four Democrats, and one Independent. MCRP Chair James L. Buchal stated: “we find it impossible to understand why a Republican administration would knowingly establish a judicial selection committee controlled by Democrats.”Read more
Below is the text of some remarks made by Chair James Buchal to the monthly meeting of the Downtown Republican Women on November 8, 2017. not including improvisations.
I want to talk to you today about just how bad things really are and why I think it's important for you and others to step forward and try and make them better. And I am going to use some strong words, like calling people commies, and calling them enemies, and I want to give you an explanation of why I use words like that.Read more
In response to a press release by the Democratic Party of Oregon, Multnomah County Republican Chair James Buchal issued the following response.Read more
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Multiple sources have requested an explanation for the decision of the Central Committee of the Multnomah County Republican Party at its Monday, June 26, 2017 meeting, to adopt the following resolution:
“Resolved that the MCRP may utilize volunteers from the Oregon Three Percenters, Oath Keepers, and other security groups to provide security where such volunteers are certified to provide private security service by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.”Read more
The cover of this week’s Portland Mercury asks readers to turn to page seven to learn how “Republicans’ Health Care Meddling Could Screw the County”. The story, however, documents how Multnomah County is now set to spend $19.3 million this year on inmate healthcare, up from just $13 to $14 million as recently as 2011.Read more