Death Knell For the Republican Party

26 Aug

That tea bag sure doesn’t cover much…

As the GOP Convention grows ever nearer and the Republican Platform is now in place, I have to reflect and mourn for what was the Republican Party. While I actually probably identify as a socialist, I am, nevertheless, forlorn at the demise of what was the Republican Party, or more specifically in despair at what has replaced the GOP. For those paying attention and not watching Fox (Faux) News, it is painfully clear that ignorant white “christian” racist, homophobic, women hating heterosexuals known as the Tea Party have taken the GOP hostage and have bullied their way into controlling a discourse that affects an entire nation.

I simply cannot understand how any Gay, Black, Latino, Poor, Woman and the myriad other marginalized people would vote for the lying bigots that are Romney and Ryan.  For those who discarded Michele Bachmann, I have to ask, “have you not noticed that she and Ryan are basically twins?”  They have identical voting records: both consistently vote against women, against the LGBT community, against the middle class, and both are millionaires.

Unfortunately, I had to listen to the lying bigot Romeny address an uber conservative population in Ohio and his exact words were: “It is time to get a Republican back in the White House.”  Ick, Ick, Ick!  This is not the sentiment of what is best for Americans, but rather Romney has demonstrated complete partisanship as well as his own pathological narcissism as his driving force.

How embarrassing is it that we have a political party that stands on the principles of hate?  What message does this send to the rest of the world?  Do Romney, Ryan et al have any idea of what the word Fascism means?  Two white (allegedly heterosexual) men making decisions about women’s health and agreeing with Todd (Mr. Misogyny) Akins as well as saying they want to repeal all civil rights gained by the LGBT community, while protecting the 5% of the wealthiest Americans.  Someone please jump in here and help me understand why anyone would vote for these people?  Never mind the loss of the party of Lincoln; this is not the party of Gerald Ford, of Eisenhower, and it most certainly is not even the party of their much heralded Ronald Reagan.  This political party is the party of white right wing religious extremists.  I only hope America is paying attention and not buying into the insurmountable lies from these rancid tea bags.

4 Responses to “Death Knell For the Republican Party”

  1. Christine Noble August 26, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    We are watching the regression of a viable political party. I am guessing in another ten years (if the Union still exists at that point) that the Democrats, who on fiscal issues look much like 80’s Republicans will be THE right wing party and either the WFP or Green Parties will fill the void on the left.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt August 26, 2012 at 10:36 am #

      Christine, you are so spot on about the Democrats do look like the 80s Republicans on fiscal issues. We certainly need some type of political party to represent those of us on the left. I just worry that the center has moved so far to the right.

  2. Didion August 26, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    Too right, Michael. I for one have felt throughout my lifetime that it’s hard to believe in human rights and still vote Republican, but the thing I do miss about the old Republican party was its adherence to specific intellectual policies and philosophies. Now I read about Romney & Ryan — the latter of whom inexplicably seems to think that his affection for Ayn Rand, St Thomas Aquinas, AND conservative Catholicism are all intellectually consistent (!) — and see no policy or philosophical coherence at all, just a spew of hatred and fearmongering.

    But I’d love to ask a question of you. When you say “the end” of the party, does this indicate a certain optimism about the election? Do you mean to imply that you think the Dems are in better shape than the polls indicate? Or do you simply mean that the party has changed so much that it’s unrecognizable from the past?

    BTW, did you see that former FL Gov. Charlie Christ has backed Obama with a very public op-ed?

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt August 26, 2012 at 10:43 am #


      I meant to mention in the article how the former GOP used to promote education and intellectual advancement, which have now been completely abandoned. Thank you for bringing it up here.

      I’m trying to be optimistic about President Obama, which means trying to retain some type of faith in the American population–a difficult task at present. Mostly, I was just trying to explain to current Republicans that the party they think they identify with no longer exists.

      I will have to check out the op-ed piece by Crist endorsing Obama. I need something positive to read that is uplifting.

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