Rift in the Republican Party Opens Wide

It was inevitable of course, today’s Republican party – hijacked by neoconservatives and right wing theocrats – looks nothing like the GOP of old so it was only a matter of time before the battle for the heart of this party began. As I have been saying for some time now, the conservatives in the GOP have sold their souls in order to win elections and what they got in return is scaring the crap out of them. Hate to say I told you so but…heheh.

It would appear that the wing-nuts have converged on our lovely city and some of their brethren are not so happy about it. This Op-Ed appears today in the Mellon-Scaife owned and operated Tribune-Review, hardly a liberal rag.

The GOP gathers: A herd of sheeple

Hundreds of the Republican Party’s top state and national movers and shakers are gathered in Pittsburgh today and Friday for the GOP national committee’s annual summer meeting. “Give us a chance, we’ll give you a choice: Strengthening Lincoln’s legacy” is the theme.

A “chance”? A “choice”? “Lincoln’s legacy”? Come now.

Federal spending is out of control.

The distribution of pork has reached obscene levels.

The just-passed highways bill is an embarrassment.

The energy bill isn’t any better. (To wit, support for ethanol — which takes more energy to make than it produces — is idiocy incarnate.)

The Medicare prescription drug plan is a 10-pound sledgehammer driving a finishing nail.

Social Security reform? Rationalized, diluted and largely shelved.

Immigration policy? Confused, misguided and a threat to national security.

This isn’t the work of conservatives; it’s the work of a Republican Party that has forgotten what conservatism is.

The highest service Republican muckety-mucks gathered here could perform for their party is to say “Enough!” and demand that the Party of Lincoln be returned to a party of principle.

Enough pandering.

Enough pimping.

Enough acting like liberals and socialists.

It won’t happen, of course. Sheeple, not prone to independence, run with the herd. Which means it’s time for a new Republican Party.

We’ve issued a challenge. Any takers?

P.S. For those of you coming in from The Dauo Report, the main page of this blog is here.

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