Reflecting on Primaries

I read an article by the Daily Caller the other day in which Tea Party backed Chris McDaniel said that many conservatives don’t feel welcome in the Republican Party and I soooo relate. 

In my frustration with the Primary Election results on Tuesday night.  I took to social media. I made some comments on a few pages and the response I got was insane! Because I was not supportive of the candidates who won-I was immediately called a ‘closeted leftie’, RINO (Republican in name only) a crazy leftist. I was even told I had my head up my ass-no joke. Now I am a grown woman, I chose to comment and share my thoughts so I can handle the repercussions. 

Once I think that we are starting to get some movement some traction as a party…we come to a halt and I don’t even feel comfortable using the term ‘we’ because ‘we’ stands for unity and I see such division. 

Yes, together in November we will unite but I am telling you-we gotta figure this out now-before it’s too late. The amount of mudslinging and bickering that is taking place is insane. 

The primary reason I was ‘attacked’ was because I disagree with our decision as a party to back many who are part of the Establishment. 

The Establishment-permanent political class (old school Republicans) and Democrats are why we are where we are at as a country. 

Massive Government overreach-the Bush’s implemented this too, BIG government, lot’s of spending….

The last President who inherited a mess and fixed it was Reagan. If I am going to classify myself at this point-I am a Reagan Conservative.  

No president is perfect but the more I learn about him the more I respect and believe in his principles. One of Reagan’s primary goals was to reduce the growth of government spending, he reduced many taxes with the goal of reducing inflation. He was pro-life, there was an attempted assassination on him and yet he remained strongly Pro Gun, he was a Capitalist-a believer in the free market, and believed in giving power back to the states.  

We have drifted from this as a party. Reagan’s simplistic policies with no hidden agendas are no more. What remains is so convoluted and complex. The original intent -‘We the people’ has become-we the super-pacs, the lobbyists, the big corporations. 

I often feel lost in our party because of this. 

When trying to clarify my talking points on the social media fiasco the other night -there was no room for discussion. It resulted in name calling. 

If we are to continue on the path we are on, I question the Republican Party’s survival. There are changes that must be made in the party or it will die.  

What did I and do I suggest: 

We have to go after the young vote! How? They don’t want the government in their business more than anybody! We have to emphasize that the heart of the Conservative movement is getting the government out of our personal business! 

We have to get women to really understand that women’s issues go far beyond birthcontrol and who’s paying for it! 

We have to widen the tent stakes and include minorities and encourage them to lead! The democrats expect them to be an automatic vote-well let’s take that vote-Recruit! 

We all have moments when we are discouraged but I honestly do believe there is a hope. I believe that changes can be made but we have to be willing to listen to each other. We have to be willing to recognize that we as a party must make these changes if we want to win in General Elections…. 

The Old Guard

The old guard-

As I sat and heard speeches last week at our County assembly- the theme was ‘I have been in the game, I have held the office below the office I am now running for and it’s my turn.’
This was the same stuff I heard when my dad ran for United States Congress.
‘It’s my turn-I have earned this!’

Earned what exactly? What have you earned? This sense of entitlement runs deep in the Republican Party. Jumping from public office to public office declaring your service to the same ole delegates.
I actually heard a guy talk about how you don’t vote someone ‘new’ in, you vote the ‘back-up quarterback’ in (using trendy sports analogy-really got the majority of the white-haired voters riled up!)
I talked to another delegate and she told me how annoyed she was that young republican voters don’t want to be called ‘republican’s’ they want to be called ‘conservatives.’ As I heard her talk…I thought -ya, I am one of those young voters!
Being the youngest in the room at the age of 32…I see the problem…the question is how do we fix
You see we, the younger Republican/Conservatives have watched this country fall fast-this happened while Republicans-the establishment-continued voting in to office the ‘same old same old….’
We believe in the Conservative principals but not the political crap that we are seeing from our own politicians. Both Dems and Republicans have overreached their hands in our daily lives. We want our freedom back, we want men and women who are not jumping from public office to public office. We want people that know how the world works! Most people in office don’t even know how much a gallon of milk costs or have the ability to relate to the young businessman or young mom…they haven’t a clue… 

Let’s talk about about ‘earning’ it shall we….
I think this concept is what’s dooming us!
‘Earned it’-ughh!
How about the small business man that knows how the private sector works, who has the ability to create something out of nothing? Who has been successful time and time again over the past 30years-I think he has an earned a vote!
You see it’s this narrow minded way of thinking that repulses me. It’s this clicky high school mentality……ummm…this is ‘our group and we like it this way mmmkkay.’

Well you know what….I say enough! I say we begin to infiltrate this incestual group think!
Why are we letting the “mean” girls depict the direction in which our country heads?

The old way…clearly is not working! We need to get involved we need to fight for a change!
Get involved-don’t let the old ‘we’ve done it this way for 100yrs’ continue! 

This is why elections are being lost

Well, if you are wondering why we have stopped winning elections it’s because of things like this:
I just read a report that Rand Paul leads in the CPAC Pole…which I love because I have been a huge supporter of Paul for a while now. Ever since he filibustered on the whole Drones invading our personal privacies issue (which I blogged about a while back)- I have thought wow this guy might actually care about protecting the liberties of the American People.
I am so sick of politicians… talking… talking… talking… talking…..Paul is actually getting shit done!
So this is why I am annoyed….
According to the Drudge Report…people are complaining that Paul is too short and they don’t like his curly hair…
Yep…and that’s why I seriously feel like slapping your average voter-Republicans included!!!  
Are you kidding me…like are you for real???
This is why we are losing elections this is why our country is seriously in the crapper!
Hair texture….I am at a loss for words…..too short???
I don’t care for a second what his hair is like or how tall or short the guy is! Are we now dating potential candidates??
This is asinine!
This is like when you were a kid and asked your parent what color of jersey we should be cheering for when watching a sporting event!?!!!
Only sad part is we are NOT kids…this is serious people! This is the future welfare of our COUNTRY!
What I want is someone who DEFENDS the constitution! Goes to bat for the American people, believes that America is the greatest nation on earth and doesn’t apologize for it! Refuses to bankrupt America because they care too damn much about our future generations, defends life, understands the role of government and does not overstep it’s boundaries!
Too short….ughhhh…please!
The pretty boys can head to Hollywood…I want a fighter!