Now as a Democrat I must offer a defense of the characterizations used by the gentleman reading the letter in regards to Republicans.
Although I’m not a big fan of the Michael Steele of today either, but to call him an Uncle Tom has racial charged implications within that statement itself. Refrain from lowering your level of decency below that of the one who you are condemning, regardless how justifiable it may appear. It’s unfair to classify all Republicans as bad or evil. As the author of “Open Letter to Republicans” can testify to is that anyone can change. The problem is truly what has become of the Republican Party and those who have chosen to follow what it is today.
Now that I have said that, allow me to say this.
Before I even begin with this series I would like to say that I know that there will be those who read what I have written, supporting links and view the video clips embedded and immediately take offensive to it as if my intentions are to shame, denigrate or attack the Republican Party, Republicans, Conservatives, Christians and Whites. That analysis is the furthest from my intentions and is an example of the extent mistrust, misinterpretation, lack of socialization and partisan we have allowed ourselves to become.
After weeks and months of writing and warning about what is happening to the GOP, I now have stopped saying is and have began saying has, because it has become the norm for the party. The status-quo is no longer represented by the Republicans of yesterday, such as Jack Kemp, Colin Powell and even Gerald Ford to name a few. When the ONLY elected Black Republican Congressman (J.C. Watts) and the ONLY elected Latino Republican Congressman (Mel Martinez) can find more support and respect for their voice and ideas by leaving the Republican Party, then something is wrong.
What happened to the GOP?
The loaded gun is on the table thanks to the works of Frances Schaefer, James Dobson, and others. Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, Michael Malkin, Michael Savage, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin and friends are the ones supplying the ammunition. Along with the timid silence of many respectable Republicans in office and those who has left office already.
Now with the Republican grown-ups gone, who is teaching the next conservative class?
The individuals who carry loaded guns to rallies, the people who are so blinded with their own individual concerns they have yet to address the man who has nothing, choosing to ridicule him for his situation. It’s the ones who I’ve previously named that has become the substitute teachers for the party, who is only in there for the money and power. They could care less about accuracy, civility or the true definition of the Republican Party.
What happened to the GOP?