Diary

Liberalism of the GOP

I have been a registered Republican since the first election I was eligible to vote in 1988. I am a Christian and conservative and have served eight years in the U.S. Army. I love my country and am greatly concerned for its future. I hold traditional conservative values regarding social issues, national defense, fiscal responsibility of lower taxes and less spending, and constitutional principles very near and dear to my heart.

I believe Governor Sebelius is unfit for the post of Secretary of Health and Human Services due to her connections to the abortion cartel among other things. Please click on the link below and read the article.

Sebelius Unfit For HHS Post – Facts About Her Connections To The Abortion Cartel

Learning of the applause, support, and plans of Republican Senators Brownback and Roberts to vote for confirmation of Governor Sebelius to this post was very disappointing to me. It capped much of the frustration I have been feeling with the Republican party. I have received literature and flyers in the past from Bill Graves’ G.O.P. Club, which called for the party becoming moderate, referred to the religious right and conservative wing of the party as an embarassment, and has produced a group called Republicans for Moore .

Republicans for Moore continues to support Dennis Moore in congressional elections and claim the reasoning of the opposing Republican being too far to the right. In a past congressional election, this included Adam Taft. Mr. Taft was a moderate and some would say liberal, yet, the Republicans for Moore group said he was too conservative.

I love and respect Senator McCain as a war hero and patriot, and I supported him and voted for him in this last presidential election. However, I believe it was his election to lose and toward the end, his campaign did just that. He should not have supported the bailout. The campaign should have let Governor Palin be herself. They should have exposed the shady ties of Obama to the Reverend Wright, Bill Ayers, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They should not have been afraid to go negative during the campaign. Instead, they aired a few spots at the end, which made them seem desperate. If they consistently focussed on this throughout the campaign, Obama’s ties would have been exposed, and I believe we would have a President McCain today. I also do not appreciate the way moderate campaign staffers turned on Governor Palin after the election.

I also do not apprecatie the RNC Chairman, Mr. Steele’s comments about Rush Limbaugh. Yes, I am pleased he apologized, but why did it have to come to that? Why couldn’t he take a stand and support Rush on a liberal network in the first place? Why does he call for supporting pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage candidates for office within the party? Why can’t he take a stand on principles? Why did he make his latest comments regarding homosexuals and abortion?  This is completely against conservatism and the Republican platform.  Why can’t my senators take a stand by opposing Governor Sebelius’ nomination?

With all I have written to you and discovering Senator Roberts’ and Senator Brownback’s support of Governor Sebelius for this post, I continue to feel the Republican party has turned its back on conservative principles and voters. I feel betrayed. I feel they have betrayed the conservatives they are supposed to represent in Kansas . I feel they have turned their backs on principles and did not consider the will of their constituents who they are supposed to work for.

Therefore, I am changing my voter registration to the America’s Independent Party. It is not that I am leaving the Republican Party, but the Republican Party has left me. I hope and pray the party will return to its base of supporting conservatism and constitutional principles. If and when it does, I will return.