Where the right went wrong

Dwight D. Eisenhower photo portrait.

Dwight D. Eisenhower photo portrait. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Why did the GOP, the party of Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt and Eisenhower, go so far off the rails and lately threatening to walk off a cliff?

The GOP has always been the party of the wealthy, but they were wise enough to realize that there were not enough votes to keep them in power if they counted only on the votes of the rich. Thus the smart money in the GOP, pun intended, welcomed minorities and a variety of opinions. Those days are long gone.

The GOP now represents a Christian denomination that says my way or the highway. Nostalgia for the past now dominates the GOP, and fear of difference beliefs and histories and ethnicities power their programs. He/she doesn’t look like us.

The 1% created the TEA Party to disrupt the adoption of the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare. Now the 1% have lost control of the TEA Party members of Congress. The tail is now wagging the dog, to the dog’s discomfort and to the dismay of more rational voters.

There has always been a tug-of-war in society between the conservative and the liberal, between a patriarchal view that father knows best and a liberal view that children need to grow by exercising responsibility and judgment. Historically, both parties have included both views. Now the GOP is in the final stages of purifying itself by eliminating liberal and moderate members. You are either one of them, or you are a RINO and pushed out of the party.

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3 thoughts on “Where the right went wrong

  1. This is tough one. Should I feel sorrow at the loss of the GOP; should I feel glee at their probable demise because of the increasingly radical views.

    Very confusing in a system with only two viable parties.

    If the Republican Party was to go down the tubes; who would the right turn to?

    Imagine all those millions of former Republicans loose; running the streets with nobody to tell them what to do.

    It’s like a scene out of Star Trek when the Borg become seperated from The Collective. Their “Hive” so to speak.

    Kind of sad in a way but then you know the Borg are killers and saving them means ending you.

    Well draw what analogies you will. I still find it a bit frightening and confusing.

    • The GOP must reform itself or die. The Whig party died when the GOP was formed. We will always have conservatives, they just may call themselves by another name than Republican.

      • I see your point and I agree we will always have the right. i guess it’s the old “Devil you know vs the one you don’t” fear coming up in me. Reckon I’ll bite the bullet though.

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