Former Congressman: I’m Quitting GOP

Former Congressman: I’m Quitting GOP

In a panel discussion at the University of Colorado after the recent Republican debate, I was asked by a student why she should be a Republican. The question forced me to ask myself the same thing. SOURCE

I’m sure that there will be some that disagree with me on this but I always was a fan of Tom Tancredo and I believed him to be a man of principles and a all-around good guy.

If you have been a long-time reader of this blog you know that for a very long time I too have made many references to the GOP having become nothing more than Dem-Lite, and that I have long said that in all truth, the GOP is NOT all that Lite any longer.

I am old enough to well remember when being a Democrat was a supposed to be a GOOD thing and how the GOP was supposed to be a Party of rich, old White men and racists.

The Democrats have ALWAYS been a RACIST Party, they have, regardless of the words they spoke in public, long engaged in two-faced hypocrisy as they sought to keep the racism that they embraced alive and well.

One of my long-time blogging friends, Maggie at Maggie’s Notebook made this post a while back and hit it right on the head: History of Democrat Racism.

I remember a time when most Southerners were Democrats and when they were staunch supporters of the Party, right up until the death of President John F. Kennedy, and I remember seeing and feeling a *shudder* run through the people as the Democratic Party began to make an almost immediate shift to the left.

That shift continued through every Democratic administration and was all but complete by the time Bill Clinton was done, and it was along about this time that I began to see and feel that same *shudder* run through the people as the GOP began their not so gradual shift to the left as well.

The GOP was on a serious downward spiral but the USA was not rolling in its death throes, at least not the day George W. Bush left office and Barack Hussein Obama stepped in.

Once that occurred, once Obama was POTUS, the GOP ran as hard and fast as they possibly could as they tried to appease the new *masters* of the government as they, the GOP, moved even further to the left and Liberalism as the once respectable Democrats of old sought to embrace Socialism, Communism and Islam under the leadership of Obama.

The LARGE players of the GOP have turned out to be as useless as tits on a pump handle as they sat idly by and ALLOWED this nation to be taken by the above mentioned as they embraced Socialism, Communism and Islam under the leadership of Obama.

Sure, there are a few good Senators and Congressmen that still wear the GOP tag; Ted Cruz and Louie Gohmert immediately come to mind for me, but they only wear that TAG because if they didn’t they wouldn’t be able to get elected as Conservatives and Independents. Think about Bernie Sanders running on the Dem ticket, Sanders isn’t a Dem, he’s a SOCIALIST but no *thinking* American is going to pull that lever.

Today the GOP is as guilty, and in all honesty, has been, for a very long time, as guilty 0f destroying our once great nation as are those Democrats that embraced Liberalism, as well as Socialism and Islam. The GOP is guilty of not having the GUTS to stand up and STOP the BS from the left, and have been that way for a very long time.

Now the *power players* of the GOP sound just like the Democrats when they talk about Conservatives and how we, Conservatives, are trying to steer this nation back on the track of Constitutional government as it was written and NOT as it has been bastardized by the likes of Obama and Company.

Once upon a time I thought that my Congressman, Pete Sessions, was going to be one of *The Good Guys*, I actually thought he was a Conservative until I heard him blast off on Conservatives like Ted Cruz and The TEA Party in a manner that would have made John McCain happy.

Once I saw Sessions engage the suction pump that he had attached to John Boehner I knew that I had been fooled and that my very own Congressman was nothing more than a Dem-Lite RINO. Republican In Name Only.

Tom Tancredo is RIGHT my friends, the GOP has run away from you and me, the Conservative Constitutionalist, just like the Democratic Party ran away from any modicum of dignity and integrity back in the 1960’s.

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26 Responses to Former Congressman: I’m Quitting GOP

  1. Dick Robie says:

    Good article. I cannot quit the GOP - just yet anyway - I may be dumb but I have hope

    Obama needs to be Impeached and Tried in the Senate - thrown out of office and then prosecuted in Federal Court

    • TexasFred says:

      Needs to be? Yes he does, I agree with you on that BUT, with less than a handful of Conservatives in both Houses and the domination of BOTH by the Dems and RINOs, how do you think this impeachment can happen?

  2. James Shott says:

    The GOP is a disgusting mess, for sure. I have stopped identifying with the Republican Party, and have claimed my independence for a few years, however, like Dick Robie, I have to hang in with the GOP as the only viable vehicle to defeat Hillary or whichever socialist the Dems nominate, believing that even the least conservative Republican candidate for the nomination is better than any of the Dems.

    That’s one hell of a position to be in, but it’s all I/we have left.

    Conservatives will have more chance of changing one of those Republicans’ minds than they will of a Democrat.

  3. Ron Stabb says:

    There’s always the Libertarian Party. Rumor has it that Jesse Ventura is running.
    Seriously, the Republicans better get their act together.
    Consider the fact that ninety-eight percent of the black vote will go to Clinton, the majority of the women vote will go to Clinton because she is a women(I use that term lightly)and the majority of the Hispanic vote will go to Clinton because they don’t want to see half their family shipped back across the border.
    The Republicans better find a way to get the silent majority off their asses and vote or we will be stuck with something worse then Obama.
    And that is a scary thought.

  4. cary says:

    I’m registered as Independent in the state of Arizona - but if I stay that way, I can’t vote in the primary for any offices above dogcatcher.

    So, I switch my registration to Democrat - to give ol’ Bernie the thumbs up, knowing that if he gets the nomination, then the GOP should have an easier time of getting back to the top office. I then switch my registration back to Independent, and vote a conservative line in the finals.

    I figure as compared to what the Dems actually do, this is nothing.

  5. Richard says:

    Which leaves us - where - come next November???

  6. OneCitizenSpeaking says:

    Quitting the GOP can be quite liberating and it sends a message. You are no re-registering as a democrat, but an independent. So the GOP tries even harder to get you back in the fold, especially if you have previously donated to the RNC or state Republican Party.

    Here in California, there is no GOP — only zombies who figure out who they are willing to sacrifice and what goodies they will get (positions on 6-figure paid commissions, appointed to the Lt. Governorship like Abel Maldenado when he voted for the largest tax increase in California history) when they sell out the rank and file republicans who counted on them to hold the line on taxes and environmental craziness.

    Therefore, it is not such a bad thing as my California state vote means nothing. We can’t even put a candidate on the ballot because only the top two vote getters (likely to be both democrats) will occupy the slots. A third-party candidate is almost impossible to elect.

    Even worse we elected a corrupt, lying democrat posing as a republican when we elected Schwarzenegger. A scumbag who commuted the sentence of a killer whose father was a major democratic player. And, he openly said, it was a political favor.

    So don’t worry about leaving the party that left you. Send the message that you want something else and it is not the Northeastern Liberal Elite Greybeards of the party.

  7. Petermc3 says:

    Ditto here in New Jersey OCS. While there are some republican officeholders like state assemblymen who are so few in number that they can do little more than assemble, as a whole, local and state republican office holders are no bargain and pretty much indistinguishable from their democrat pals. You may ask how then did Governor Chris Christie-R get elected? His opponent then Governor John Corzine, a former head of Goldman Sachs, was so corrupt that enough democrats were forced to vote their conscience and would deny him a second term. As for voting republican in a presidential election in NJ it is as meaningless as asking Hillary to wear a little black dress. Neither will get you the desired result.

  8. OregonBuzz says:

    Well, fellas I am ambivalent at this point in time about the GOP. I have been a Republican since college, but I will admit to voting for JFK as I believed him to be a good man and he had a very strong military background. I was justified in my vote for him as he cut taxes, built up the military and presented a very strong front against the Russian attempt to place intermediate missiles in Cuba. He also rejected the “progressive/liberal” political stance and really defined himself as a conservative Democrat. Now, back to the present, we have been infiltrated at the highest levels in government by the Communist Party USA and by the Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR. That does not bode well for our Constitutional Republic. In fact, in my humble opinion our Constitutional Republic is history. With few exceptions there are no longer any Constitutional Republic politicians in our government. The Constitution has been ignored, cast aside and trashed by our elected “representatives”. We, the people of this country are no longer “represented” in Congress. We don’t count as the hordes of Democrat voters stream across our non-existent borders. The New World Order/One World Government promoters have the bit in their teeth and they are not going to go away without a fight. I leave you with one historical thought: To wit: “When we get ready to take the United States, we will not take it under the label of communism; we will not take it under the label socialism. These labels are unpleasant to the American people, and have been speared too much. We will take the United States under labels we have made very lovable; we will take it under liberalism, under progressivism, under democracy. But, take it we will.” Alexander Trachtenberg at the National Convention of Communist Parties, Madison Square Garden, 1944
    So, when we lose our freedoms and liberty it would seem that we have no one to blame but our sorry selves.

    • BobF says:

      If you read some of what JFK said, particular in his inauguration speech, he would not be welcome in today’s Democrat Party. He would even be too right wing for even some of today’s Republicans.

      • OregonBuzz says:

        I believe that Kennedy was a very Conservative Democrat and that philosophy was what got him killed in my not too humble opinion.
        “I’d be very happy to tell them I’m not a liberal at all.” — John F. Kennedy, 1953
        Kennedy’s actions—his tax cuts, his domestic spending restraint, his military buildup, his pro-growth economic policy, his emphasis on free trade and a strong dollar, and his foreign policy driven by the idea that America had a God-given mission to defend freedom—make him, by the standards of both his time and our own, a conservative.

        “The thing that’s very important to remember about the president was that he was not, in the most marked way, he was not a member of the modern, Democratic, liberal group. He had real—contempt I’m afraid is the right word—for the members of that group in the Senate, or most of them…What he disliked was the sort of posturing, attitude-striking, never getting anything done liberalism…This viewpoint was completely foreign to Kennedy, and he regarded it with genuine contempt. He really was—contemptuous is the right word for it. He was contemptuous of that attitude in American life.” Joseph Alsop – 1964

  9. wayne says:

    I tried registering as an independent only to change here in Florida to vote in the primaries. I was in high school when Kennedy ran for president and was a fan. My father told me that I was a liberal. He also told me that it was fine to be liberal in my twenties but if I wasn’t a conservative by the time I was in my thirties, I had no brains. I don’t recall when I finally read the exact quote from Churchill but I had to smile when I realized “the ol’ man” had paraphrased Sir Winstons’ remark. Remember, back in the day, don’t trust anyone over thirty. Hell, now you can’t trust anyone over sixty or under thirty. I’m referring to the progressive side of the country. We conservatives better get our shit together or we will be in serious disorder.

    • OneCitizenSpeaking says:

      The only problem that I see in getting our shit together is the rise of a political class, many of them lawyers, who will do or say anything to pursue their chosen career without consideration of what is happening to our nation and her citizens. In many instances, we have spineless, gutless hypocrites who only want the perks and privileges that come with staying on the government’s teat. Many republicans are so afraid of losing their position and the ability to provide support to special interests, that they simply go along to get along. Sort of like the country club politicians like Boehner and Vice President Biden. No moral compass, no ethics, and no patriotism that isn’t put on as the parade passes by.

      I have come to the conclusion that the only person that can change the tide is Ted Cruz. But, the republicans are attacking him as if he were a democrat.

      • wayne says:

        Some people can’t handle the truth. We are still a long way from election day, if we get that far. The kenyan is about damaging the country through his executive orders and we don’t have a congress that will stop him. Cruz may just make it in the primaries. It’s too early to make any predictions.

        • OregonBuzz says:

          The Bat Eared Lawn Jockey in Chief warned us albeit subliminally as we hadn’t yet come to grips with the bald fact he is a congenital liar.
          “The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m president of the United States of America.”
          Barack Obama – March 31, 2008

      • cary says:

        Actually, the Republicans are attacking Cruz as if he was a conservative. Or have you not noticed that the Repubs don’t really attack Dems all this ferociously?

        • wayne says:

          Your’e right Carey. Why the sudden shift away from common sense (conservatism) is beyond me. I say sudden shift because it didn’t used to be so obvious, it was a subtle rebuke here and there. Our critters in congress are becoming bolder in their quest for world communism. For the good of the collective of course.

          • OregonBuzz says:

            Unfortunately, we can now be assured that Communists are very patient people. They warned us some 70 years ago that they were coming.
            To wit: “When we get ready to take the United States, we will not take it under the label of communism; we will not take it under the label socialism. These labels are unpleasant to the American people, and have been speared too much. We will take the United States under labels we have made very lovable; we will take it under liberalism, under progressivism, under democracy. But, take it we will.” Alexander Trachtenberg at the National Convention of Communist Parties, Madison Square Garden, 1944
            They’re here.

  10. Scott Morgan says:

    I too am very disappointed with the GOP. I had high hopes for Boehner. He let us down. Not very happy with McCain either. They have abandoned our vets. If they allow these so called immigrants into our country, God help us. We have to keep the faith.

  11. BobF says:

    Tancredo is spot on the money. He speaks from his own personal experience in Congress and dealing with them.

  12. Maggie at MaggiesNotebook says:

    First, Fred, thanks so much for the link. Second, I have been a big fan of Tancredo for a very long time. He’s another one the GOP ran off the cliff. Allen West another. Being a Republican is extreme angst. I hear others proudly proclaim they are a registered Independent, which means they vote for a Democrat, a Republican or –– the Independent candidate without a chance of winning. I admire them for their tenacity (and what they believe is principled), but in a designed two party system, it never helps the GOP.

    I am hoping for a Cruz-Lee ticket. Haven’t given it a chance of coming to fruition, but the mist is rising a bit. Having said that, I think we’ll get Rubio. Grateful that it probably will not be Bush.

    • TexasFred says:

      Cruz is fine in my estimation, Marco Rubio is a jerk, an ignorant ass and would most likely be a disaster in ALL areas just as much as Obama… If Rubio is the one, we are screwed… Again…

      And I feel the same way about Ben Carson… Casper Milquetoast… A well educated, mild-mannered IDIOT…

  13. Bloviating Zeppelinq says:

    Fred already knows: I quit the Republican Party and registered as an Independent a few years ago. I no longer contribute to the RNC. I pick and choose my candidates, and target the individuals specifically for donations. Not another PENNY to the RNC from me. Ever again.

    My wife is still the registered Republican in the household. I point to the people she can vote for in primaries. I vote in the Big Tickets. And other places of course. The GOPEE walked away from me, so I walked away from them. I’ll take Cruz any day.


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