for Sanity in the GOP
By Sandy Price
I’m pleading with the American People to give some
consideration in requesting that the Conservatives within the Republican Party
leave before the GOP is destroyed. Why
would anyone do this? I’m literally pleading
for all Republicans who have an interest in a strong U.S. Constitution and a
firm grip on freedom to ask the Conservatives to butt out.
I’ve been a loyal Republican since I was able to vote at 21
and that was in Ike’s Presidency.
studied the two parties and with the help of my very Republican grandfather, I
voted for Ike and stayed working for the GOP every two years until 1992.
The Republican Party changed from the limited
government, balanced budget and individual freedoms to a shot at building an
Empire with America
being the home base. Our Constitution
did not call for a repeat of the Roman Empire and our government was clearly
defined as a Constitutional
Republic. A lot of Republicans walked out on President
Bush 41 and the number I read was 7 million Republicans joined with either
Perot or the Libertarian Party.
The change in the Republican Party took a nose dive into
corruption and the panic from the Republican National Committee was heard all
over America. I knew how to bring the party back…It was
simple…..Return to the Republican Agenda and the voters will
return to the
Party. Instead the Party made a deal
with the Christian Coalition and if they would register and vote for the GOP
the new President would issue faith-based grants and the deal was made.
Nobody was paying attention to this new lobby group and
their list of promises required. I won’t
repeat the list of prohibitions but they were unconstitutional even though they
worked and Governor G. W. Bush would be President Bush 43. He was ill-equipped and filled in the
Cabinets and Administration with (how can I say politely?) people with little
if any integrity.
U.S. president George W. Bush appears with his cabinet in 2001. From left to
right in the front row are Commerce Secretary Donald Evans, Interior Secretary
Gail Norton, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Colin Powell,
the president, Vice-President Dick Cheney, Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill,
Attorney General John Ashcroft, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, and Labor
Secretary Elaine Chao; and behind, U.S. trade representative Robert Zoellick,
Environmental Protection Agency administrator Christine Todd Whitman, Secretary
of Education Roderick Paige, Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, Health and
Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, Secretary of Housing and Urban
Development Mel Martinez, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, Secretary of
Veterans Affairs Anthony Principi, director of the Office of Management and
Budget Mitch Daniels, and White House chief of staff Andrew Card.
Henry Paulson, 2006
Robert Gates 2006
Dirk Kempthorne 2006
Mike Johanns, 2005
Carlos Gutierrez, 2005
Mike Leavitt, 2005
Secretary of Homeland
Security Tom Ridge
Alphonso Jackson, 2003
Mary E. Peters, 2006
Samuel Bodman, 2005
Margaret Spellings, 2005
Jim Nicholson, 2005
Bush passed out power
to men and women who saw an opportunity for their own power base. It was if nothing mattered to the White House
except to pass those prohibitions he had promised for his votes. Why does the story of Faust come to mind
here? Bush surrounded himself with like
minded religious people who wanted to legislate our combined morals.
It was a time when Islam had attacked American embassies and
we did have a number of Intelligence Agents who tried to warn the White House
that there was trouble afoot. It began
to look like the tea party from Alice
in Wonderland and we paid dearly for the distraction and incompetence on September 11, 2001.
It appears now in 2007 that the Republican Party has failed
to stand up for the economics of supply and demand and for the defense
necessary to keep America
prepared. Our congress stopped working
as Republicans and began to change into religious Conservatives. It divided the Party into two separate
agendas with a new focus on religion, open borders and a terrible lack of
control over our imports and exports. It
began to feel as if America
was nothing but a port to receive and send Chinese imports all over the world. Our schools were in shambles and the Border States found
themselves in a terrible debt when millions of sick Mexicans were brought in;
many in ambulances. Pregnant Mexican
women took put their lives in jeopardy to cross the borders anyway they could.
The war in Afghanistan
was absolutely necessary but the Bush Conservatives pushed Iraq into the mess and we were
entirely unprepared for the number of injured and deaths coming in from the war
The Bush Conservatives were
unprepared for Katrina and other disasters and they simply looked like deer
caught in the headlights. THEY DID NOT
LOOK OR ACT LIKE REPUBLICANS! They
looked like whipped puppies with their tails between their legs and they played
dumber than dirt.
What are we going to do?
Without the Republican Party taking their place on the side of aisle
that is allocated to them, America
will fall 100% into the Democratic Party.
Are we prepared to allow the government to take over our lives from
birth to the grave?
Hell either side of
the aisle has given up on any individual choices and freedoms and another
horrible situation has arisen in the last 4 years. The Republican Party has become hopelessly
corrupt. These new Conservatives have
decided to work for a Religious America and anything is justified if it helps
this cause. I’ve been sitting here in my
office for 4 years trying to find a solution to restore the balance of the left
and the right and can find only Conservative terrorism running the store.
A third Party? People
aren’t smart enough to look into a third party and would there ever be a chance
that the Conservatives would bow out of their power surge in the
government? They must know they have
hurt the Republicans by demanding that all GOP candidates must be pro-life and
homophobic. 2006 should have made the
point that the American public does not want Conservatives to interfere with
our federal government. Will these same
voters simply vote against all Republican Candidates?
Is there any Republican running for President who can run as
a Republican and not as a religious conservative? I don’t think so. The religious conservatives have got the GOP
hog tied with a guarantee that they will never win anything again. The division within the GOP has destroyed our
plans for peace, our plans for a decent education for the kids, a decent health
care program unless we accept socialized medicine. It has brought in a new level of electing
candidates using dirty tricks of slanderous comments. I think the religious conservatives have lost
their moral base all the way around.
Every debate and election that they are involved in will be a repeat of
Bill O’Reilly and Ann Coulter with a cheering section led by Rush Limbaugh. If anyone can find a real Christian in this
political power group it would be a miracle.
Their energy is to win as if they are back in the Crusades and the more
blood they spill the louder they will cheer.
Is there any chance that a group of Republicans can stop
this nonsense and try to bring back the balance of honest differences between
the Democrats and the Republicans? There
is a need for both in our government as America needs a voice in honest
business practices and compassionate responses to our disasters. In the last 4 years we have neither voice
being heard. America cannot survive without a
balanced government where all Americans can find a comfort zone to vote for.