Quick Note: It is useless for me to even believe that I will ever have a constructive conversation with many of the Republicans or Conservatives that have moved to the far right. You refuse to even listen to Moderate Republicans now, so why should I even continue to talk to you as if it would result in anything constructive. You’re enslaved to a destructive ideology that honestly should not be attributed to the Republican Party, but insanity. I give up on you. You can stay on your political Isle of Patmos.
There’s something to be said when you have Rush Limbaugh and Dick Cheney actively campaigning to Republicans not to moderate and reject the advice of one of the few respected Republicans, resorting to calling him names and accusations.
I believe I now fully understand the frustration that many Moderate Republicans must be experiencing in dealing with their fellow party members. Many have moved so far to the right that you have to pay extra to even FedEx reason to them.
When well respected Republicans such as the late former statesman Jack Kemp, former Secretary of State General Colin Powel and other leading moderate Republicans are automatically dismissed, threaten with retaliation of their support and a campaign of discredit begins against them because they speak the truth to you, what else is it for a Democrat like me to say?
I give up. One can only say so much and then you have to allow people to realize what you’ve been telling them for themselves.
How do you reconcile the statements of both Rush Limbaugh and the concurrence of the statement by Dick Cheney regarding Colin Powel against logic and reality?
While appearing on CBS: Face the Nation this past Sunday (05/10/09), former Vice President Dick Cheney was questioned during the interview whether the former Secretary of State is even a Republican anymore. Amazingly Dick Cheney said he was siding with Rush Limbaugh over Powell in the ongoing dispute between the conservative talk show host and the moderate retired general.
“Well, if I had to choose in terms of being a Republican, I’d go with Rush Limbaugh. My take on it was Colin had already left the party. I didn’t know he was still a Republican.” (Source Link)
Consider that Rush Limbaugh has lamented that Colin Powell only voted for Obama because of race.
Do you really want to go down this road with Rush? Let’s just stop at the corner and see where this line of reasoning would lead us. Then you can decide if you want to cross the street with me or walk with Rush & Cheney.
- It is foolish to suggest or make statements that would insinuate that a former Secretary of State under any administration, but in this case Gen. Colin Powell is politically unsophisticated enough to vote for someone because of race. This argument opens the door to a line of questions that easily reveals the depth of your political sophistication. There’s no historical proof, pattern or basis to support this argument in regards to Colin Powel.
- If this was even true that means that one can assume you or even a vote for a Republican indicates that you are only voting against Obama because of race or only for McCain because of race.
- This is one of the many reasons why the GOP will continue to have difficulties diversifying itself, this sort of attitude.
You tell me that race doesn’t matter, but it matters to you. Your comprehension of race, culture and diversity is unsophisticated when you adopt this method of ideology. Relating to such a culturally, historically unaware individuals as Rush Limbaugh exemplifies your lack of political sophistication. This line of thinking will lead you no where.
I can keep going on this line of questioning.
To make this assumption about Colin Powell and/or agree with the assumption means that the only people who would have ever been able to vote for President would have been White Men. Let’s not go into the Women’s Suffrage Movement or the Civil Rights Movement. If we look back at voting laws in the U.S. I believe we can find those discriminatory laws. Do you really want to go down this street? Go ahead and align yourself with Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh and you will find yourself at a political, social and ideological Dead End.
Curse me if you wish, dismiss what I have to say, and continue to avoid what is true. Just because someone disagrees with you doesn’t mean that they are wrong. Perhaps you should consider what they’re saying. And to those who wish to use this line against me in substitute of addressing the questions and considering what is posed to them I ask you to think again before submitting a comment. I’m going to insist you recognize what is true. You can disagree with me, but you can’t dispute what’s true.
Moderate Republicans, I know some of you may not want to fully embrace the Democratic Party, but you’re welcome. We’re not perfect and will disagree with each other, but your voice will be heard and valued. We have a couple of crazy people too, and sometimes needs a swift kick in the pants to get going, but you will be considered.
As for as what remains of the Republican Party, I wish you luck. I hope you seriously consider the advice and do something about Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Karl Rove, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and FOX News. Seriously, they are lethal.
You don’t need an enemy for validation. Continuous opposition is unhealthy as you’re discovering now. Listen to those who are moderates or should I say the true Republicans of your party. I may not be a Republican, but hate, discrimination, discord and malice is our common enemy. It takes all of us to defeat it. When you act on your own it will surely defeat you.
As I suspend my campaign for reason with the extremes of the Republican Party I ask them to say good-bye to the out-dated political positions that is destroying your party. Change has come to America and the world, please join the rest of us in it or become obsolete. You refuse to listen to anyone, so what else is there to say.References & Inspirations Politico – 05/10/09 “Cheney Jabs Powell on Party Loyalty” The Associated Press – 05/11/09 “Cheney backs Limbaugh over Powell on GOP future” City University of New York – “Voting Rights and Citizenship” CQ Politics – 05/10/09 “Two Views of the Republican Party’s Future”