Skip to comments.Republican Party in Maine looses 13 key members
Posted on 08/25/2013 2:51:04 PM PDT by lowbridge
In a letter dated August 18, 2013, 13 members of the Maine Republican Party have resigned and/or unenrolled from their political party.
The letter outlines many grievances.
Therefore, for the above-stated reasons, we can no longer allow ourselves to be called nor enrolled as Republicans; we can no longer associate ourselves with a political party that goes out of its way to continually restrict our freedoms and liberties as well as reaching deeper and deeper into our wallets.
Full text of letter:
August 18, 2013
To Maine State GOP Secretary Chuck Mahaleris:
There are times in your life when you must choose between two paths.
The first path, if taken, would require us to remain within the Republican Party despite the fact that we know without a doubt that Republican ideas of more freedom and less taxes while sounding good and repeated by any and all candidates are in fact, worth no more than the paper that they are written on.
The second path leads to a principled preservation of our individual integrity, helping out our fellow citizens at the local level, and doing our level best for our Creator, our families, and our friends.
We have therefore chosen to follow the path of the latter.
(Excerpt) Read more at maineinsights.com ...
I will repeat the question I made on this subject earlier today:
What is the issue those who dropped out, had with the GOP?
Were they (legitimately) saying the GOP was too much like the Democrats?
What was their basis for leaving?
It's not that difficult.
It's not your fault, lowbridge, it's the original article.
Did you read the article?
Seems clear enough to me.
Basically Boehner is a Boehn-head, and the RNC is going along to get along ("maybe they'll like us if we...").
Well folks, finally someone gets it.
“What is the issue those who dropped out, had with the GOP?”
Same reasons I changed my party affiliation from Republican to unaffiliated after 40 years.
1) No principles
2) Poor leadership
3) Unwillingness to serve the people who elect them.
Go Read their Letter! It is VERY SPECIFIC!
That is my question.
I’ll repeat it, because it seems less than clear.
I (think) this says a handful of GOP people who actually stood for something, stood up.
Is that what I am reading?
That this is 13 Republicans, who actually want to be Republicans but found the GOP to be too milquetoast for them?
The person at the center of this article (Gregory Hodge) is very conservative. The Maine GOP has a history of pushing conservatives to the side. Governor LePage, while quite conservative, has made some unfortunate decisions also.
typical of what passes for journalism today.
So basically these people quit the GOP because the GOP has become too much like the Democrats.
Hooray for the Maine 13.
This could be real bit, real fast...
This could get “real big”, real fast.
I’ll bet the group of freepers who delighted in screaming PURIST!!! as the cause of all our evils a short while back are about in a full case of the vapors over this.
Just for personal piece of mind, I’d really like to leave the Republicrat Party.
However, I’m not going to give them the satisfaction—despite open primaries in my state for all offices, the presidency is the exception and those primaries are closed.
I refuse to let the elite wing of GOP anger me to the point of where I can no longer participate in primary elections.
So, I guess my advice would be not to allow the RINOS to tempt you into changing your party registration-especially if your state has closed primaries. Conservatives *have* to participate in the primary process if we have any hope .
Someone is confused.
Thank you! Great link!
Now THAT was a message to the ME GOP, for all the right reasons. When fully cooked, it’s generally the time to leave the boiling pot.
I wonder where they let them loose ? I hope the area is safe.
Gimme a break. Learn English.
I (believe) what the above article implies anyway, is that there is a section of Republicans in Maine who are unhappy with the current focus of the party, in that the party seems to be for a series of things which the GOP has traditionally been opposed to.
To make it simple, the 13 are for traditional GOP positions.
They are leaving the GOP because they do not like the new big-government big-brother positions which have been taken, and want to return to the traditional GOP positions.
They feel their ability to support what (had) been traditional GOP positions has been lost in the current GOP, so they are quitting the GOP.
In effect, they are throwing off their GOP stripes in protest against a state GOP which is too much like democrats?
Is that what is happening here?
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