Skip to comments.Why I No Longer Consider Myself a Republican
Posted on 07/03/2011 3:10:42 PM PDT by NYer
I used to work for the Republican Party. I was a member of the Fairfax County Republican Committee for several years and a precinct chairman. When I moved to Woodstock I joined the Republican Women of Shenandoah Country and was Secretary. I quit when the executive board decided we had to support a woman who supported liberal positions spending initiative because she was a Republican woman. Apparently, what you stand for means nothing as long as you call yourself Republican.
So when I read the American Thinker article, The Need For A Militant Conservative Movement, it struck a chord. Read it and, if you're a conservative, see if it resonates with you as well:
Late last week, the New York State Senate voted to legalize homosexual marriage, giving equality with heterosexual marriage, the foundational unit of every single human society in the last 5,000 years of recorded history.Yup, the Republican Party has betrayed us. Party politics trumps the truth almost every time. Consider Rick Santorum supporting Arlen Specter in PA and Newt Gingrich supporting Dede Scozzafava in NY. Both Specter and Scozzafava were RINOs as liberal as any Democrat, but Santorum passed up a pro-life candidate and Newt just counted Republican seats -- as if those folks can be counted on to vote traditional values. And the Republican leadership concedes to the left every time. So my strategy these days is VOTE CONSERVATIVE. If a Republican is liberal no amount of scare mongering by the leadership will get me to support him (or her). Did Scott Brown stop Obamacare? No! But he was our savior! In reality, he's one more so-called conservative supporting the radical homosexual agenda. He helped repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell and invited a hard-core "gay" activist to the bill signing. What did pro-family folks gain with Brown? A kick in the teeth.
This is an enormous victory for the gay rights movement and for the American left. Like most of the left's victories in recent years, it could not have happened without the support of the Republican Party (which controls the New York State Senate). Republican fingerprints are all over Roe v. Wade, No Child Left Behind, affirmative action, amnesty for illegals, and the expansion of Medicare. Indeed, gay marriage failed in New York when the Democrats controlled the State Senate in 2009.
It's time for conservatives to face the truth: there is no conservative party in the United States. There is a leftist party, and a slightly-less-leftist party.
Forty percent of Americans self-identify as conservatives. Yet conservatives could not muster enough political support to defend traditional, heterosexual marriage against homosexuals, who comprise less than five percent of the population. But the gays -- whose campaign in New York was fronted by the circus freak Lady Gaga -- have been everywhere, French-kissing on the steps of state capitols from Sacramento to Albany, marching through the streets of San Francisco in bondage leather, throwing condoms and hosts at priests celebrating Mass in New York City, running television ads advocating gay marriage, donating pro bono legal representation to their cause, and enacting vendettas, protests, and boycotts against anyone who disagrees with them.
Gays, a tiny fraction of the population, have been organized and militant. This is true of the left in general....
The combined numbers of gays, blacks, unions, and other groups comprising the left fail to outnumber conservatives. Yet conservatives have suffered defeat after defeat on almost every major issue for decades. Conservatives have been disorganized and passive, while leftists have been militant and united in their fifty-year quest to destroy every single traditional, bourgeois norm and value in American life -- while smugly enjoying the security and economic prosperity that was created by those very same bourgeois norms and values. (Read entire article here.)
I gave up on the Republican party when they acknowledged Michael Bloomberg. Puhlease!
‘twarn’t no Republican party out there in the Shenandoah 40 years ago. It was all Democrats and their KuKluxer cousinfolk.
Tea Party Nation is where it’s at for me.
I gave up on the Republican party when they acknowledged Michael Bloomberg. Puhlease!
I would say I did it even earlier with Giuliani, and all his baggage.
I quit calling myself a Republican long ago. I may VOTE that way, but I’m not one.
And if someone calls me one, I tell them I’m insulted.
When the Republicans send me a request for money, it usually starts with “Dear Fellow Conservative...” My stock answer is not great literature, but I hope it gets the point across:
Im not just a Fellow Conservative; Im an American. Patriot. Constitutionalist. If you want support from me, its time for YOU to show me something. No more go-along-and-get-along. I want to take our once proud Republic back from the communists and socialists. Im doing my part. Its time for you to do something.
Me too out of Obamanoia but I sure want another option besides the Libertarians. Solution. Do not give any money to RNC. Only your preferred candidate.
The Elite Rulers laugh at us as they play Democrat-Republican and tell each other, “Look at those Rubes lap it up, like rooters for two football teams.”
>>Do not give any money to RNC. Only your preferred candidate.<<
I’m in the same boat. Not even insulted if they call me a Pubbie’ but as long as they don’t call me a liberal, Obama ass-kissing hopeychangey jackass, I’m cool with it.
We must fight two battles. First in the GOP to gain a beachead then in the general for the Executive Branch. The key is the Presidency.
We all know the feeling.
Oh, please. Work for the candidates that are Conservative. Give to conservative candidates, there are many of them. That’s how we’re going to move the party right. It’s not rocket science. You never hear Democrats whining like this because they know you have to have the power to get anything done. And we have to have the power..now get back to work! Just know that your experience in NY is not the norm. It’s a product of living in NY. That’s why I left 25 years ago!
communist party spokesperson...
Let’s take back the GOP from the left - that’s what the Tea Party is doing!
Many pro-life, conservatives are contributing to individual candidates, rather than the Republican Party.
3rd party gave us Clinton, which is why we need to be as pragmatic as the Tea Party.
tomorrow is your day!
We've got big work to do, but I'm going to write checks only to those I personally back. The Republican Party is not convulsing in grief over that news, since I am not in the same money class with George Soros. But if enough Americans clamp their purses closed until they see evidence of real conservatism, I think the Republican Good Old Boys Club may stroll off the links and pay attention.
Independent conservative bump!
I’m a Conservative only. I give my money to Conservative candidates only and hang up the phone on all Republican calls for help.
When Conservatives decide to go third party...I’ll be right there with them.
I am a neither also,but will not vote independant and cause what Perot caused,the country cant aford that
If you didn't have Giuliani you wouldn't have much else (in terms of folks still young enough to stand up and walk unattended).
We probably ought to pull their right to so many delegates to the Presidential nominating convention though.
Dole-Kemp did it for me.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Bush / Quayle did it for me .
More and more conservatives are waking up to the fact the republicrat party is all for themselves and against conservatives.
Here in NY, 4 Republicans were elected because of their anti-gay marriage stance. According to Maggie Gallagher, with the National Organization for Marriage:
Grisanti, who beat Antoine Thompson (a black Democrat who voted for gay marriage) is in a district trending Democratic and the incumbent lost in part because he voted for gay marriage. I think hes going to be in a serious trouble.
Grisanti won the district because of his pro traditional marriage stance. He was on the Conservative ticket! Grisanti's vote was the one that legalized gay marriage in NYS.
Sorry ... I no longer trust anything these Republican or Conservative candidates have to say.
>> Yup, the Republican Party has betrayed us.
More accurately, a segment of the old GOP continues to betray us. The GOP as a whole is failing to discipline and eradicate the backstabbers.
I’m increasingly coming to believe that the Presidency is not that important ... at least not as much as many of us have always believed it to be.
Congress and it’s make up is more important. Yes, the President can veto everything but, really, is that realistic over 4 years? Congress holds the purse strings, confirms appointees and must vote to go to war (or did until recently).
The Elite Rulers laugh at us as they play Democrat-Republican and tell each other, Look at those Rubes lap it up, like rooters for two football teams.
I have said the same thing.
Reminds me of a comment Glenn Beck once made on FOX. “If you want a socialist, vote Democrat. If you want a Democrat, vote Republican.”
You got that in 2000-2006. You happy with the results?
Let this be a lesson to all of us -— Voting RINO (non-conservative) just to win is worse than losing.
I still consider myself “Republican” and vote straight Republican every time, but I think our little party is ineffective, embarrassing, and as useless as a one-legged clothespin. A loyal Democrat will vote straight Democrat but never disparage his party.
I don’t disagree with you, and vote for true conservatives in the primaries, and occasionally vote for a 3rd party, when both the Republican and Dem candidate are equally liberal, particularly on the social issues, and make it to the General Election.
How about Romney’s latest letters beginning with “Dear Friend”? He must not be aware of the fact that I would never be friends with any politician except for our current state Representative whose company also keeps my air conditioner running and at a price I can afford. Did not hesitate to send back response that the last politician that used that greeting was McCain whom I voted for only because Sarah was his running mate. Fortunately Romney uses postage pre-paid envelopes.
I believe in what the Republican Party as it was founded.
I DO NOT believe in what the Republican Party is today.
I take refuge in the Republican Party as there are a few remaining true blue FREEDOM / LIBERTY oriented Republicans.
That is all I have to cling to.
Oh yes, There is the TEA PARTY. May they bring us salvation.
“The combined numbers of gays, blacks, unions, and other groups”
I dislike the inclusion of black on this list. “Black” is not a chosen behavior or endeavor; and while most vote Dem these days I don’t think a race should be listed right there among a chosen perversion and a liberal anti-work group.
“You never hear Democrats whining like this “
Actually you do, just visit DU or DailyKos.
That said I think it’s counterproductive. When I see at DU or DailyKos I am pleased.
Didn’t we just get a peek behind the curtain when the oh so conservative, Republican Texas legislature and Governor Rick Perry threw in the towel to illegal aliens and their cheap labor rich supporters Bob Perry, millionaire builder of Perry Homes and Charles Butt (God gave you the name you deserve)of H-E-B Grocery/Central Market. Thank you Jesus! At last the truth comes out. I was hoping that the open borders traitors would finally do something like this and get caught at it. The Dallas and Houston papers had articles on this along with comments from the public. I am sure that the radio shows had a blast with this. Lets see if Texans have the same fighting spirit as their ancestors. Davy Crockett must be rolling in his grave.
Now if we could only catch the Dems plotting behind close doors admitting to wanting amnesty so they can harvest all those millions of new voters.
The illegal alien problem is what shows the hypocrisy and treachery that goes on behind the scenes. We do NOT own our government. We do NOT have the power just because we go out like deluded fools every couple of years and put our x next to liar #1 or liar #2. There are few real people in politics, mostly they are just good at smiling and lying.
Gaining a beachhead is to first realize that not all that glitters is gold and not all who talk like conservatives really are conservatives. We have been lied to and fooled for years. We like to laugh at the Democrats for falling for Obama but we have been voting for clowns as well. Do not believe everything they tell you. Do NOT go with your gut. Your gut lies. They know how to appeal to your gut instinct by using the right words which they already know will appeal to you because they have done all the research on you and they have you down to a demographic subgroup. They probably even know what kind of toilet paper you use. It is called market reseach and they are always doing market research on us—”The better to fool you with, my dear”.
Hey. Right on. You get it.
Totally agree. We need a movement not another party. It would be impossible to come up with a new party after a hundred and fifty years. They just have too much organization, money, structure and party loyalty. But we can be part of a movement which makes the party answer to us. A movement is like the ocean and a political party is like a boat. The ocean moves the boat, the boat does not move the ocean.
A word of caution, the Christian Coalition and other conservative groups tried to make a difference in the Republican Party but they were co-opted by the shape-shifters in politics. Creatures like Newt Gingrich used the Christian conservatives for their own career benefit. Now, hopefully, Christians and others will not be naive. We have had an imposter government for GENERATIONS! The truth is now coming out to the public because the destruction of the nation due to deception is now impossible to deny. For all our lives we have had a complacent “It can’t happen here.” attitude. Now many of us are waking up in shock. I am glad that I am disillusioned with our pseudo American system even though it is very painful. I would rather deal with the pain than go back to my comfortable, feel good delusional patriotism. Today my patriotism is more realistic and hard-headed much like the patriotism of the Founding Fathers who were nobody’s fools. We have been gullible and easily fooled but every day more people are waking up.
Speaking of the far left Democrats swallowing up the other Democrats—back in 2004 when the Republicans had their presidential campaign in New York City, the Dems put on a 4 hour street protest march that was estimated at 40,000 people. Some parts of NYC are commie central.
What were they saying about McClintock? Oh, but he can’t win, you have to vote for Ah-nold. Same old baloney.
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