The Republican Party: The Party of Pathetic Progressive Cowards

I have been listening to the cacophony of cowardly Republicans jumping all over Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri concerning his comments about rape and abortion a few days ago.  I understand that what he said was ill-advised but he tried to answer a very tough question instead of dodging it as most politicians would do.  He did manage to make a mess of it but has attempted to make amends in a very humble and honorable fashion.  Akin has apologized profusely, explained what he actually meant, explained where he got the information he was basing his statement on, and has also acknowledged that he spoke on facts that he now knows were feasible but questionable.  The man made a mistake in the way he stated his point and the entire Republican Party is throwing him to the wolves for it.

 I was listening to him on the Sean Hannity Radio Show today and it reminded me of why I rarely listen to that political hack (www.mediaite.com).  Rep. Akin explained himself, AGAIN, and said he was staying in the race.  Hack Hannity complains daily about the double standard in the media yet he is the first one to dive into the double standard, urging Akin to get out because he will “hurt the Republican Party”.  Hack Hannity must have “suggested” he step aside a dozen times in the few minutes Akin was on the radio.  How does one whine about a double standard and then jump right into the middle of that same double standard?  Isn’t that being a bit hypocritical?

Republican National  Committee chairman Reince Preibus and a whole bunch of former Missouri “moderate” RINO cowards are urging Akin to get out and let someone else run against Claire McCaskill, one of the most liberal of senators and an Obama doormat.  I heard today on the Hannity hack show that the “moderate” Mitt Romney is also urging Akin to step aside, “for the good of the party”.  What a bunch of slap fighting sissies!!! 

The reason Republicans can’t win is people like me are fed up with the cowardly actions of the party establishment.  Every time some liberal hollers boo they go hide under their beds and cry for their mommy.  Akin is a staunch supporter of the FairTax, has voted against all of the big spending Democrat legislation, voted no on raising the debt ceiling (https://akin.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1641&Itemid=88), against the wishes of John Boehner and the other RINO’s in the party, and has voted against the party leadership on many other occasions because he values principal over politics.  AHA!!! I think I just struck on the problem Akin has today.  He actually shows honor, integrity, and backbone so he must be thrown to the wolves by the cowards of the party establishment.

I have said before, and I will repeat here, that I have more respect for Harry Reid, Dingy Harry Reid, than I do for John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and a host of others in the Republican Party.  Harry Reid will stand up in your face and say “SCREW YOU!!!“ when he has a different opinion.  Republicans, on the other hand, cower and beg for someone to let them do a little bit of what they want to do.  Reid has refused to pass a budget for 3 years because John Boehner doesn’t have enough backbone to force the issue.  Boehner the traitor passes one Continuing Resolution after another to keep Harry Reid, and fellow Republicans, from being forced to take a vote on a budget.  Boehner doesn’t want the budget “to be an issue right before an election”.  So much for the resolve needed to solve the financial problems of our nation. He will let Democrats go right on spending like there is no tomorrow because he doesn’t have the courage to take a stand.  And we ousted Pelosi for this wimp?  I don’t see a gain here.  The spending hasn’t dropped one iota since Boehner took over the speakership, and Akin is the one who is destroying voter confidence in the Republican Party?  I don’t think so!!

 And now to Mitty the Poo Romney.  I never thought he was the one America needs, until he picked Paul Ryan for his VP choice.  Finally, I thought, Mitty actually found a spine.  Then today comes and he is back to his cowardly “moderate” ways of throwing anything or anyone conservative to the wolves (https://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/08/21/Romney-Calls-For-Akin-To-Step-Down). 

I have lived for 24 years with the “vote for this guy and we will get a conservative next election cycle” story.  It isn’t going to happen as long as We the People rely on the Progressive Republican Party to represent our conservative views.  Conservatism gets hammered by Republicans every time it sticks its head up.  Once again we see the lack of backbone that has kept Democrats in power, for the most part, over the last 60 years.  I saw this in 2010 when Charles Thompson, a staunch Constitutional Conservative, was running for the Oklahoma 2nd Congressional seat held by Democrat Dan Boren.  Charles refused to sell We the People out for his own benefit and the RNC refused to help him at all.  Charles lost the election by about 6% in a race that had not been closer than a 70%-30% split since Tom Coburn left for the Senate.  This is the attitude of the Republican establishment towards conservatives.

As long as we conservative voters rely on meeley mouthed cowards to represent us we will never solve the problems facing our nation.  Republicans have been a huge part of the problem because they lack the courage and the integrity to stand up for what they say they believe in.  They are real good at criticizing and back seat driving but they lack the fortitude to govern responsibly.

I was told a few weeks ago that there is no place for me in the Republican Party because I am critical of Mitty the Poo and the Republican establishment. I was told I need to either get behind the establishment totally or get out of the Republican Party and go Independent.  I told this person that I am exactly what the Republican Party needs, a person with the courage to stand up and tell Dingy Harry “SCREW YOU!!! we will do it right and bury you under public support”.  Maybe the man was right; maybe there isn’t a place in the Republican Party for a conservative with the backbone to stand up and speak boldly for true conservatism.  Courage and straight talk doesn’t seem to be appreciated in the Republican Party, nor does there seem to be a place for forgiveness.

 I say “crapola” on this hurting the Republican Party.  To me Akin’s show of repentance, courage, and the resolve to fight through this is refreshing.  I want to see men and women who will stand up for America and conservative values.  We the People need men and women who we can count on to stand up for us.  Look at what the establishment has done to Michele Bachman over the Muslim Brotherhood thing.  She and a few, a very few, others stand up for liberty and our way of life, and look what happens.  These same “moderates” that now throw Todd Akin under the bus castigated Bachmann for having the temerity to care about American values, American ideals, and the liberty guaranteed by the Constitution.

It is time for the Republican Party to show We the People they deserve our votes.  This whining about a “double standard in the media” just doesn’t cut it any longer, especially when they participate in such behavior themselves.  It is time to go out and find a spine.  Mitt Romney is worth hundreds of millions of dollars.  Why not spend some of that money on spines for all of the establishment elites of the party and give We the People, the conservative people, something to hang our hats on.  If they can’t stand with us now they don’t deserve our votes in November. 

Todd Akin is the sacrificial lamb Republicans will use to explain away any losses, just as Sarah Palin was McCain’s scapegoat in 2008.  America is going down the tubes to dictatorship because Republicans either don’t have the courage to change our path or they are complicit and desire to see a Third World toilet dictatorship established here.  Which is it Republican Party establishment?

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

August 21, 2012

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Bob Russell

Graduated from Classen High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in May, 1968. Enlisted in the U S Army on December 11, 1968, serving 3 years in the 7th Special Forces Group as a Heavy Weapons Expert, attaining the rank of Sgt. E 5. upon separation went to work at Southwestern Bell Telephone on January 17, 1972 and retired on August 31, 2003. Also spent 1 year on active reserve as a member of the 14th Special Forces Group. attaining the rank of Staff Sgt. E6. started and operated a business installing wiring for telephone, data, and video surveillance systems from October 2003 until December 2011. Suffered a debilitating stroke on August 19, 2014. Now recovering and doing volunteer work at the Claremore, Oklahoma Veterans Center. Attends church in Claremore at CedarPoint and LifeChanger churches. Married to wife Marsha since August 2, 1989 with 4 daughters and a deceased son, 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

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  1. Right On!! This is how I have been responding on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites – but I also think he (Akins) had absolutely NOTHING to apologize for – it’s not *his* fault that the people that heard or read what he said and reacted the way the establishment (AKA *spineless*) GOP reacted, were too dense to understand what he was getting at!

    1. Chuck, thanks much. I agree with your sentiments, as you could tell from the article. I am so tired of republicrats, who make up the majority of the party. I am a Republican but we are few and far between in the party it seems. Feel free to share with anyone and everyone. Maybe we can get enough people to stand up and make a difference in the party. If not I won’t be a Republican much longer..

  2. Well Said. The RNC is Back Stabbing Akin Just like Bachman & Palin. I’ve been asking on many threads if this was a Purposeful attempt by the eSTABlishment Republicans/Rino’s to pull another McCain 2008 surrender.

    God Bless America!

    1. Thanks very much. I believe Akin is the 2012 scapegoat as Palin was the 2008 victim. They are poising themselves to lose and make excuses. I am so tired of these lame republicrats. Please share this with any and all you think might be interested. I hope to get enough people clammoring for better that we will eventually see something worthwhile out of the party.

    2. Paratisi we think on similar lines about a GOP surrender. From views I have expressed in recent essay I have lost some FB friends, and that bothers me not. I write what I believe, not what they want to hear. Romney choosing Paul Ryan was the only thing that has surprised me in years. Before that I was not planning to vote at all. Now, if the allow Paul Ryan to run with the ball I will vote for the R ticket but I fear they will stifle him as they did Sarah Palin and concede to Obama. This essay was written prior to the Ryan announcement and expresses well what I feel about Mitt and his intentions. https://www.freedomrings1776.com/2012/07/mitt-romneyprogressive-shill.html

  3. I only Support Conservative Republicans Like Michelle Bachman and the Tea Party the rest have sold out to the Progressive Left

  4. Bob,This was a terrible mistake by Aikin & just what the dems want to do is splinter us. We did not need this in a battle for our freedom. I was a supporter of Aikin & a Conservative. I think it was a terrible mistake for him to not step down. The dems are going to throw hand grenades, & it will not be pretty! If he was thinking about the country he would drop out. I am not a rubber stamp for the Rep. but I understand that this election is a must, & that Aikin just messed up, & the country may pay for it.

    1. Throwing him to the wolves over a missatement that he has apologized for and clarified is a coward’s way out. We need courage not more of the liberal RINO cowardice in the republican party. The reason republicrats can’t win elections is this kind of behavior. I have no respect for anyone calling for him to step down. Let’s get behind him,forgive him and forge on. We the People want consevatives but the RINO establishment want only liberals so they want him out. Where are the biblical principles republicrats claim to believe in but really don’t? Dictators don’t care what WE the Peope think and they are showing it once again.

  5. “Let him without sin throw the first stone” doesn’t seem to apply for Akin, honorablly as he has served his state. Was he wrong to say what he did? Absolutely !! He sincerely apologized & anyone ‘listening’ could hear the pain. Understanding the motivation of his ‘opposition’ IT was without doubt a total knee jerk reaction. From a political standpoint it plays in tune for Democrats & the longer it stays on the front page, the better for them. RNC is not going to help fund him, perhaps some of us can….a dollar here & one there adds up & the fat lady isn’t even on stage to sing just yet. Our beloved Nation needs men like him!

  6. I feel the same way. I am a Republican but first and foremost I’m a conservative. If the Republican Party and Democrat Party are basically one in the same, conservatives should seriously consider dumping the “status quo” and form a new Party. In fact, the Tea Party sprung into being because of the recklessness in Washington D.C. that portrayed establishment Republicans and Democrats as “business as usual” entities and therefore the unofficial Tea Party was a reaction to that “business as usual” mentality.

    There are three major Party affiliations in America. Republican, Democrat and Independent. Democrats are perceived as liberal demagogues driving America off a fiscal cliff into bankruptcy and moral decline. Establishment Republicrats are basically Democrats with a different moniker and still willing to spend taxpayer money until America goes bankrupt it seems. John Boehner is one such example. Boehner is a “go along to get along” kind of a guy who smokes and drinks and cries a lot, but does little to push back against the decadent policies that are destroying the country. As a result, the United States of America is going to hell-in-a-hand-basket because of the decadence and appeasement mentality that permeates Washington D.C. and many state governments also.

    Congress is literally stuffed to the gills with guys like John Boehner and Harry Reid and the result is “nothing gets done” of any consequence. And the country continues to slide into bankruptcy and excessive moral depravity because our politicians would rather smoke and drink and “go along to get along” than to stand with a backbone to try and save America and serve the citizens responsibly, which their oath of office demands they do, but obviously haven’t.

    Therefore, if Republicans are going to continue down the same road the Democrats are taking America down – we MUST fight back. If Republicans refuse to save America then “WE THE PEOPLE” must decide to take our country back from the brink ourselves!

    The unofficial Tea Party should become an official political Party and let every person who loves America and is committed to save her, by reclaiming the founding principles that our Founding Fathers fought and died for in order to make America the land of the FREE and the home of the BRAVE, spark the fire within us that will once again make the United States of America the greatest Nation on God’s green Earth because millions of Americans were willing to sacrifice and dedicate their lives for that noble purpose. Which it seems both Democrats and Republicans are so far unwilling to do.

    If Mitt Romney gets into office and morphs back into the liberal politician he most assuredly was as Governor of Massachusetts, then conservatives of all stripes should leave the Republican Party and form a new Party and proceed to systematically take back the country. If Democrats and Republicans refuse to do it then it is our duty, before God and man, to do it ourselves! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! We cannot stand idly by and let America sink into an economic and moral abyss because Republicans and Democrats are more concerned about their “high-society” lifestyles and retirements benefits than they are about America and its citizens.

    Once again Mitt Romney has shown he is more concerned about “throwing people under the bus” who he feels inhibits his chances of winning in November, than he is about ethics and doing what’s right for the country. The right thing to do is to stand with Todd Akin who has apologized and made amends for his rather clumsy choice of words and is far more of a conservative than Mitt Romney is and most likely ever will be.

  7. Look folks, it’s no time to loose faith in the system. Just like the Left has kicked out almost all centrists from their ranks in the Dem Party, it’s only a matter of a few more elections til the right does the same to our back stabbing trolls, known as Rino’s/eSTABlishment Repubs. That being said, you still have to get the message across to the Newly Elected, if you join with the Rino’s… This Will Be Your Only Turn at Politics. You will be Voted out the very next election!

    God Bless America!

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