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Response to GOP Request for Donations

Below is my response to a mailer ostensibly sent by Orin Hatch requesting donations for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.  I’ll let the letter speak for itself.


From:   xxxxxxxxxxxx
September 19, 2009

Subject:   Request for Donations

To:       The Republican Party
c/o Senator Orin Hatch

Dear Senator Hatch,

I am not inclined to provide you with any of my hard earned money at this time because you (the Republican Party) have not demonstrated TRUE conservative leadership worthy of my donation.

For the 8 years leading up to the election of Barack Obama, the Republican Party spent money like, and made themselves indistinguishable from the democrats.  On so many issues key to the conservative foundation of America, you compromised again and again.  As a party, you refused to call out and exorcise those who so obviously were not conservative.  Just like the democrats whom you claim to oppose, you often will not cast the vote you KNOW to be right for America because that vote might cost you your job.  America doesn’t need politicians, Mr. Hatch.  America needs leaders, leaders who will do the right thing even when it’s the hard thing, and might cost that leader personally and dearly.  The Republican Party was in chaos prior to the 2008 election, and is now a rudderless ship adrift at sea.  Were it not for average Americans standing together of their own accord to oppose the march toward socialism led by Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and the like, our nation would already be a footnote in history.

So, until the Republican Party collectively grows a spine and quits compromising away our nation’s future, you may look elsewhere for your donations.

Sincerely seeking REAL conservative leadership,



2 Responses

  1. Texan,

    It’s been a while. This post caught my eye given that there seem to be a small portion that contains something we may actually agree on. I can’t let a rare occurrence like that pass by unannounced.

    “America doesn’t need politicians, Mr. Hatch. America needs leaders, leaders who will do the right thing even when it’s the hard thing, and might cost that leader personally and dearly.”

    This is music to my ears. As a colleague of mine often points out, there was a time when serving as a politician was just that, a “service” to the country that was seen as temporary rather than a career. These days, reelection is the number one goal and it makes every initiative and belief expendable.

    Having said that, I think it is important to remember that it we are not searching for a one party system here. You speak about democrats as if having only conservatives in the government would be a good thing. Naturally, we know this could not be farther from the truth–any more than having a nation full of liberals.

    Neither side always has the right idea and their balance is what makes the system work. If one cannot admit that, then politicians may not be the biggest problem. I am not lobbying for either side, I am lobbying for both because real leadership is not just conservative or liberal, but it’s management of the polar extremes.

  2. Here, here! Like you, I am not a blind follower of either party. I believe my IDEOLOGY is more right than most, but don’t believe that any particular party is infallible or a faithful representative of that ideology. Historically, the Republican party has at least been closer to the conservative principles I believe in, but as has been demonstrated over the last two decades, practically ALL politicians of both parties have betrayed the trust of the American people. That’s why I would not be at all heartbroken if we the American people collectively rose up and replaced every last one of them and started over with a clean copy of the constitution. You are absolutely correct when you say that our differences balance us out. Sadly, right now there is no balance in Washington, and no HONEST discourse over the issues. The balance, and the leadership, is coming from average Americans like you and I who are simply fed up with the shenanigans of our pole-iticians. The honest discourse and desire to actually solve problems has been lost in party politics. It’s up to us to hold our elected representatives accountable, no matter which side of the isle you’re on.

    God Bless

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