TO THE RNC, NRSC, AND THE NRCC:
We've had tea parties, formed 9-12 groups, held countless rallies across the nation, gone to town hall meetings and marched in masses on DC. We've called, we've faxed and emailed, we’ve written letters on colored envelopes and postcards, signed and delivered hundreds of petitions and read and researched legislative language til our eyes bled. We have come together on websites all across the internet to connect with one another and share our thoughts, frustrations and ideas . Why? To deliver the message that we want to have our conservative principles and ideals revived, respected and brought to the forefront of the political debate. To shout that we don't want our country fundamentally changed by the Marxist group of thugs who are currently employed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the Capital Building. To insist that our government become fiscally responsible, morally sane and allow the free market to function as it should. We are demanding from Congress, on both sides of the aisle to honor the oath they took and RESPECT THE CONSTITUTION.
Have we been heard? You betcha! So much so that polling and pundits alike are now looking at 2010 as potentially a really big year for the GOP. And why is that? Well, because they assume (something one should never do), that we, the aforementioned Teaparty patriots and 9-12ers, are going to flock to the polls and vote for anyone with an "R" because we are so anxious to take the control from the liberals. However, that is where they are wrong. The time is long overdue for elites in the beltway and the leadership of the Republican Party to embrace our sentiment and return to the principles that once made the GOP a force to be reckoned with.
I watch amongst Conservatives the support for and the confidence in the GOP continue to erode; not just because of their past mistakes during the Bush years, but because of their continued mistakes now. They don't seem to understand that we have no affinity for a party which continues to support candidates that don't support the Republican Party platform much less conservative principles. The RNC, NRSC and NRCC just seem to continue to think that we need "moderate" (which equals "democrat lite") Republicans. Gee, how did that work out for us in 2008? They make this stupid kind of judgment even in areas where the electorate is running blood red. The latest in this comedy of errors comes in NY District 23 with a candidate who seemingly belongs to the left not the right.
The candidate of choice in NY23 is Dede Scozzafava, who according to Michele Malkin (a reputable source amongst us Conservatives) says that Ms. Scozzafava is a "an ACORN-friendly, big labor-backing, tax-and-spend radical in GOP clothing". Her husband is a union boss, she's pro-choice and supports gay rights. I'm just guessing on this one, but I bet she walks in lockstep with traitor Lindsey Graham and believes we need to "cure" global warming. Her reputation is one of pro-taxation and support for liberal enterprises such as "card check". (Gee, could that be the husband union boss thing?) She has also garnered the respect of such reputable publications like the Daily KOS. Just right up the old Conservative alley, eh? And this is the woman that the RNC has chosen to throw their money behind in lieu of the conservative candidate Doug Hoffman. To add insult to this injury, now "Mr. Conservative When He Wants to Be" Newt Gingrich has endorsed her!
So, the question must be asked "When will the GOP get it?" We don't want their moderate Republicans...we can vote for democrats and get the same. We don't want compromise with the left or any of the bi-partisan reaching across the aisle to achieve legislation that "isn't as bad" as what the liberals offer. If they want our vote, they will have to do much better than that, because what is at stake far exceeds "politics as usual". This is about whether America, as she was founded, will survive. "Moderate" (what a joke) Republican candidates and the RINOS, who currently hold office do us little good in this particular war. We want people with spine, with courage and resolve to do the heavy lifting. We crave representation by men and women who are willing to put it all on the line for the preservation of a nation. OUR NATION! And while there are a few who are doing this, most still aspire with merely a politicians mindset...get re-elected and the people be damned
So, will the GOP get it? I don't know. They certainly act like they are listening to us when it serves their purpose, but they continue to make the same mistakes over and over and spit in the faces of the American people. Elephants have a reputation for having great recall, but these elephants seem to forget their promises and assurances within moments after they ask for your vote. Even more importantly, they forget what you said to them. My recommendation: Lift up those big elephant ears and hear us, or pay the price of defeat. The time is coming.