Conservative Corner: Sins of the GOP

There was a time when being a part of the Grand old Party, (Republican Party) was respectable, after all, it was the party of Lincoln. This was the man who led the country through a bloody civil war and helped to end slavery by signing the Emancipation Proclamation. This was also the party of what many call the father of the modern conservative movement, Ronald Reagan, and his vision of limited government and maximum freedom.

 So what the heck has happened to the Republican Party to allow such dismal failures within the last 5 to 8 years? What happened to the party that had the leadership, foresight and the will bring the country together and set us on the path of healing?  No matter what your party affiliation is or if you don’t care about either one, there are several reasons why a political group can fail its constituents. Here are some of the sins the Republican Party have committed. I will recruit the help of news.yahoo.com to list a few “sins” that the Republican Party should change, (in my most humble opinion) to attract more independent and conservative voters.

Do more to attract the minority members and candidates into the party. It is common knowledge that many people think of the Republicans to be the party of the “rich, old, white, guys”, even though there are many who are not. The party needs to put more Hispanics, women and blacks in the spot light and in their ranks. That has happened in the past with Sarah Palin, Herman Cain and Marco Rubio, however, the party did not give these people the political and media support they needed to survive in the cut-throat political world and they suffered for it.

Next, do more to attract the youth vote. Most of the young people get there information from certain cable TV shows and the internet. The party needs to invest heavily into young people and prove to them that the next generations of Republicans aren’t just bunch of out-of-touch, rich, white guys. There are some smart, young people in the ranks of the Republican Party and the old guys need to step aside and let the young people get some of the spotlight and show a fresher side of the party.

A big sin that most politians commit is the act of being a Politian.  Politics breeds corruption and feeds on power, and as it has been said, absolute power corrupts absolutely. As I understand it, our founding fathers never meant for a legislator or congressman to use his office as a career. The job of being a legislator or congressman was meant to be a part-time gig and not a life-long activity. Unfortunately, too many people think of this kind of work as “job security” and have never had a real product job. Simply put, they are out of touch with the “average American”.

One of the biggest issues the Republicans have been facing for a while is not using the internet and social media to its fullest potential. As I understand, the tweet, “four more years” that was sent after Obama realized he had won his second term was the most re-tweeted phrase in twitter history. The Republicans need to embrace the internet in the same way and use it to their advantage. John McCain was persecuted not sending emails during the 2008 election. You see where that got him.

And finally, and probably one of the biggest sins of the Republican Party today, they are cowardly, yellow-bellied, wussies!! When Republican congressmen get to Washington D.C. they find a deep dark evil covers the land much like the evil that covers the land of Mordor and the evil seduces them in a way that would make even Senator Palpatine jealous. No matter what letter is ahead of the name of the inhabitant of the Whitehouse, the evil will flow.  Even the congressmen who were sent by Tea Party members and enthusiasts will almost always fall under the spell of the evil that dwells there and turn the good intentions of a conservative into a RINO, (Republican In Name Only) and act like something else.

John Boehner is one of those people who changed when they got to Washington.  So is John McCain and Lisa Murkowski just to name a few. Too many people who have good conservative values go to Washington and get seduced by the money, power, and fame and turn into pushovers and support anything that they think will make them look good to the power in the oval office and the will of a bias media group.

When the Republican Party wakes, pulls their head out of the warm, dark place between their legs, and realizes that what they are doing is not the will of the people of Lincoln, Reagan and the people who put them into office we may have a Republican Party with conservative values worthy of combating a very powerful group of people that has kept the country in an economic, social, and spending choke hold and has made America the laughing stock of the world.

                       Dkhummel.com and dkhummel.blogspot.com

 

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About D.K. Hummel
I am a dis-placed Alaskan, Ham radio operator, Broadcaster/DJ, Seahawk fan, Alaska Aces fan, U.S. Army Vet, and a conservative; but not always in that order.

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