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A Divorce From The GOP

The Republican Party, from its inception in 1856, has stood for conservative pro-family and pro-Constitutional values. Those values are what first drew me to the Republican Party and they are what have led me to be engaged in my unwavering support of same.

I have opposed those Republicans who support abortion, homosexual marriage, expanded government, increased spending and other political positions that others and I argue are antithetical to what our Party has long stood for.

But the Republican Party we have supported and fought for is no longer the same. We have elected candidates who have behaved – and supported policies – more in line with Democrats than those standards we expect from true Conservatives. And, specific to that point, we have paid dearly as a nation for it.

Now, in the aftermath of back-to-back humiliating presidential losses, we would think that the Republican leadership has learned its lesson and is going to turn back to the conservative principles that made the Party of Lincoln the Party we once knew. But it appears that isn’t the case.

The concerns and values of the Party that gave us President Eisenhower and President Reagan have been abandoned and, despite the evidence that conservative values gave us the greatest off-year election victory in decades in 2010 – the Republican hierarchy appears to be committed to doubling down on a shift to embrace those issues conservatives have always opposed.

There are renewed calls for what they view as a more “broad-based and compassionate” Party. They appear more determined than ever to embrace amnesty for illegal aliens in an attempt to erode Hispanics support for Democrats. They are increasingly more favorable to the spending programs designed to show they care about blacks.

There is now open contempt for grass-roots activist programs and the Tea Party in favor of becoming more like the Democrats.

We do not need another Democrat Party. The one that exists has done nothing but set us on the path to the fiscal and social abyss.

The attempted transmogrification of conservative values into the values of the late John Murtha, the late Arlen Specter, and the former Congressman Mike Castle of Delaware are not the values that made this nation the greatest in the world.

We have a decision to make. As Ronald Reagan famously said, “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.” (A Time For Choosing; 10/27/64)

For many of us, that decision is now clear. Capitulating to increased taxes, debauchery, the murder of the unborn, big government and increased spending, rewarding those who have blatantly violated our sovereign borders, courts that no longer adhere to boundaries prescribed by the Constitution, ad nauseum – is not the way to restore the great and noble experiment called the United States of America.

Just as a small band of men took it upon themselves to fight to insure our freedoms at the creation of our nation, so too must those who agree with what I am saying do today.

If the Republican Party hierarchy refuses to understand that, then our decision has been made for us, and we must divorce ourselves from them in favor of supporting new paths to electing those who will.

Barack Obama is not our problem as such – albeit, he is a malignant parasite who openly schemes to suck the lifeblood from America in favor of government dependency and a Socialist State.

We are the problem if we continue to support the party and party hierarchy who have made this possible. Republicans have made this possible by abandoning the core principles that America was founded upon. They have abandoned truth for a lie and our children will pay for it.

If the Republican Party hierarchy refuses to understand that, then our decision has been made for us, and we must divorce ourselves from them in favor of supporting new paths to electing those who will. After all, unfaithfulness has always been adequate grounds for divorce.

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102 Responses to A Divorce From The GOP

  1. Michael Zak January 1, 2013 at 4:02 am #

    Mychal, the Republican Party began in 1854, not 1856. Back to Basics for the Republican Party is my history of the GOP. See http://www.grandoldpartisan.com for more information,

    • Mychal Massie January 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

      michael zak: typo…thks much…

  2. Al Schroeder Jr. December 6, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    I am torn with the issue of establishing a third party but I think the time has come. The biggest argument people have against the third party is that it will split the Republican vote. The GOP has not won a major victory in years without a third party so what's the difference. I know what your all thinking what about 2010? That was a conservative/Tea Party victory. The GOP establishment had little to do with it. 2012 on the other hand is all their fiasco.

    I live in Illinois. We have no Republican party. It’s just the Socialists (Democrats) run by the Chicago crooks who now have super majorities in the state and took over. The Republicans are largely lap dogs for the socialists begging for scraps. I was a Herman Cain supporter in the beginning until the GOP torpedoed the man to get their fair haired boy Mitt Romney the nomination. After Herman I supported Bachmann and then Santorum, who all fell victims to the GOP country club set.

    Personally I was even a Republican precinct committeeman. I also went for the line we need to clean up the party so I ran and won in spring of 2010 two years worth of RINOs later I was talked into running again in spring of 2012 and also won. After I saw all the GOP attacks on the conservative contingent I resigned but none the less worked my precinct and 4 others as an independent conservative. The state GOP gave up on Romney, not my first, second, or third choice but we were stuck with him so I printed up palm cards and ordered yard signs and paid for all out of my pocket. We all know the results. Most of my conservative friends, long term Republicans and Tea folks have given up on the GOP.

    I was told that stats are in showing the many Obama voters considered themselves pro-life, pro-family, and fiscal conservative, at least according to Rush’s show. So then why did they vote for Obama? I think it was mistrust and frustration with the GOP. Add to that the fact 3 million Republican voters stayed home and I think a third party has a real chance.

    The workable third party I envision would actually be a split in the current GOP. Nancy Pelosi clone John Boehner is already chastising conservatives in the party stripping them of their committee positions. What if prominent GOP conservative such as Bachmann, Cain, Palin, etc left the GOP and started that third party. Cain and Palin have already talked about it. That would be name recognition for one and they would take with them a basic system. I know GOP precinct committeeman who would work for a third conservative party. You would have a fresh name and renewed conservative platform. It would work providing all conservative groups threw in. You know what they say, its easier to heard a roomful of feral cats than to get two conservatives to agree on anything.

    • Mychal Massie December 7, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

      al schroeder jr: obama won because romney was a bad candidate, because the conservative base never warmed to him…personally I think this is the time to consider a third party…

  3. Anthony Burkett December 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    What you’ve said Mychal! It has long been my opinion that over the course of the previous decade there continues to become little to no significant difference between the Rupublikan and Democratik parties at the national level of this nation’s political agenda. Now it is becoming increasingly apparent that the melding of platforms and mutual ideologies of these two impostors of representation have had a trickle-down effect upon the local grass-roots level as well. Yes Indeed I agree! It is high time that we divorce ourselves from this most unholy of unions, that of siblings spawned form the mutual parentage of subterfuge and dictatorial subjugation.

    • Mychal Massie December 7, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

      anthony burkett: it is indeed…now is the perfect time…

  4. James Winegardner December 1, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    What about the Tea Party?

    • Mychal Massie December 7, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

      james winegardner: if your chapter can be organized w/out the influence of politicians…it can be used to vet and support candidates…that said karl rove and the rnc have made sure the tea party name has been tarnished…

  5. Scott Loras November 28, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    The Republican establishment thinks that they are losing the voters bc they don't promise as many handouts. Sadly, they continue to fool many conservative voters. As an example, officials like TX Senator John Cornyn are at the top of this list (great guy and a Christian, but certainly not truly voting and operating consistent with his claimed values). They really need to learn how to re-focus the discussion so these same people realize entitlements are another word for enslavement with Federal Govt as master. The Rs in office now are inept and too willing to compromise values instead of holding firm, which is really what most voters want (I believe even many of those who currently are on govt support).

    • Mychal Massie November 30, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

      scott loras: they need to be tossed out…especially cornyn…and you are right per your opening sentence…

  6. Del Spiegel November 28, 2012 at 2:58 am #

    Amen-Amen-Amen. Don’t feel like the Lone Ranger my Dem party has been hijacked by Ivy league Idealist who never had real jobs- or ever went to bed hungry or woke up cold. Little House of Horrors –FEED ME FEED ME FEED ME SEYMORE

    • Mychal Massie November 30, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

      del spiegel: good points…

  7. Rubee November 28, 2012 at 12:02 am #

    Mr. Massie: I’ve been waiting for many to finally awaken and follow the path you suggest, a divorce from the Republican Party. It breaks my heart. As a college student, from the mid and late 60’s (class of ’69) I did a comparison of history for Poli Sci 101 between the Republican and Democratic Party and at that time made a change of heart, philosophies, and committed to the Republican Party. I tell people I was a Kennedy Democrat and a Lincoln Republican!

    After watching the movie “Lincoln” by Steven Spielberg my heart wept, because I realized the Republican Party has died in the last 6 plus years.

    I’ve been looking at the Independent American Party. The bottom line is if we have to form a third party it has to be powerful in platform and numbers to be a serious contender against the two Parites!

    Here is the link and I would greatly appreciate feedback from everyone and especially, you, Mr. Massie. I respect your I sights and I agree 100% time for a divorce. We need to take back our country… And it has to be a united effort.

    May God have mercy upon this nation and bless us!

    http://www.independentamericanparty.org/

    • Mychal Massie November 30, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

      rubee: I will let you know my thoughts going forward…

  8. Cecelia Henderson November 28, 2012 at 3:16 am #

    There are enough "independants" to form a third party. Let the Republicans that want to be Democrats go and we'll join the "Independant Party".

    • Mychal Massie November 30, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

      cecelia henderson: I’m weighing options…will keep people informed moving forward…

  9. Rick Evans November 28, 2012 at 2:53 am #

    Amen. About 30 years too late, but Amen.

    • Mychal Massie November 30, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

      rick evans: I’m inclined to agree…

  10. Christopher Blanton November 28, 2012 at 2:41 am #

    the past 2 presidential elections, the GOP, just went through the motions, doing just enough to appear to want the presidency, but not enough to win, and I think it was by design…Obama has so many skeletons, and closet doors weren't even opened…the majority of the GOP in the house and senate are also, I think, are either weak, or just going through the motions, not to say there aren't a handfull that will do what needs to be done, or will speak out, and at least allude to what is really happening to our country, but, in order to make a difference they need to be strong and stand as ONE, which is not happening…i'm 54 now, and as a lifelong republican, i made my decision to divorce the republican party 11/13/12, and will never vote a straight party ticket again…i'll always be a conservative though…

    • Mychal Massie November 30, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

      christopher blanton: your first two sentences are dead on points…I have never voted straight party ticket…albeit I have always voted republican…I have never voted for democrats and never will…

  11. Tricia Richardson November 28, 2012 at 1:19 am #

    Sir I am in agreement with you. My husband I believe that the Republican party has been a helping had to the liberal dems by choosing the candidates it did for both elections. We should have had Rudy Giuliani run in 09 and someone other than Romney. While I appreciate Paul Ryan I believe if Romney had chosen Alan West it would have been a very different race. So let's take the Tea Party Movement and make it a REAL POLITICAL PARTY.

    • Mychal Massie November 30, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

      tricia richardson: rudy giuliani is hillary clinton w/ /out a dress…he is pro abortion, pro homosexual marriage, anti-guns, pro big government and pro big spending…

  12. Laura Palmer Holbrook November 28, 2012 at 12:57 am #

    Ok I want those of you who think Libertarians are conservative on the social issues to do a little more research, I challenge you to look up their party's webpage and read their platform statement. I assure you that you have been misled about their stand on abortion, gay marriage, etc during the election process… they don't really care, they are actually more liberal than the GOP when it comes to that. The Constitution Party is the party I switched to. Now go and read their web page and see the differences for yourself.

    • Norman Little November 28, 2012 at 5:02 am #

      Laura, you hit the nail on the head. Libertarians are fiscally Conservatives, but when it comes to social issues they are more to the left than Democrats. Here are a few (Abortion-women's right to choose) (Illegal Drugs-All drugs should be leagalized) (Illegal Aliens-All United States Borders should be open and free for anyone to enter) these are just a few, and remember that almost all Libertarians register Republican, but they don't vote that way.

      • Mychal Massie November 30, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

        norman little: your observations are worthy of discussion…

    • Mychal Massie November 30, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

      laura palmer holbrook: points well made…

  13. Johnny Blade November 27, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    This is the same mantra that caused me to throw in with the Libertarians after 'Read my lips..' (I came back to the GOP when they turned out to be little more than disgruntled pot heads, like it or not the right to life is an enumerated right) The funny thing is when you compare the actual voting records of Romney to Reagan, Romney is more conservative (don't take may word for it, go do the side by side). This is not to say Reagan wasn't a great president, or that being vocal in support of conservative ideals isn't important, but every single conservative who now sings the praises of Reagan should have had no trouble in casting a ballot for Romney. When you consider Romney's character against that of Obama (actually Romney is possibly the most virtuous candidate to have sought elective office in over 100 years, certainly during my lifetime), its clear that the rabble have once again chosen Barabbas over Jesus.

    • Mychal Massie November 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

      johnny blade: I’m speechless…

  14. Carolyn Laffoon November 27, 2012 at 11:45 pm #

    Breaks my heart, but you are so right-on Mychal. Let's do this!

    • Mychal Massie November 30, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

      carolyn laffoon: I will keep all posted moving forward…

  15. Jo Standridge Baggett November 27, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    Don't you blame the Senate, Congressmen and women, the Supreme Courts at all? Mitt Romney, I can say it now because he didn't win, is against abortion, I think in any form. So, to lay blame on just one man or party is ridiculous…the inside of Washington D.C. is filled with virtue and value of human life an fundamental family morals. The problem is the jumping though the hoops for ALL persons to get elected and when you have operated in a political arena, it is all about first to get elected, you have to bend to make a change from within. What hasn't worked is the bulldozer effect of making it known that you are mowing down all the legislature that some are so dependent on that it turns them off to you. How do you think O got elected….he told people what they wanted to hear….free stuff, free healthcare, free housing, this mentality has been going on since Kennedy was in office, maybe before. THE MOST IMPORTANT DOWNFALL TO THIS BELIEF IS, IT IS A TRAP….WHEN ALL THE DOMINOS TOPPEL THE WHOLE SET UP TOPPLES. Someone should have asked O how his numbers were going to work, it just doesn't add up, before the election nor will it ever work. Too many are retired, too many out of work, too many business NOW more than EVER are moving to other countries. So too me it is worth it to keep the baby and throw out the dirty bathwater…..Meaning you have to stop demanding a perfect world, and when people are demonized as you are doing to our own Mitt Romney, shame on you. Until you have walked a mile in a running mates shoes, don't you judge him. Or better yet, you go do it and see who votes for you…Ya have to play politics, you can still make yourself accountable to God, but not man. You are not our creator. Sorry I have a strong sense that you did not do your homework and did not know Romney. At all!

    • Mychal Massie November 30, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

      jo standbridge baggett: I hold them all responsible and romney has flipped, flopped, and flipped again times than most people can say hopscotch…

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