Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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A Former Republican Speaks

This former Republican has some of the same concerns I've heard from some of my conservative friends, chiefly that the party is making itself irrelevant by moving ever farther from historic conservative principles.

Why I Am Anti-Republican
I got an e-mail from a prominent Republican asking why I am so anti-Republican these days. Since many of my friends ask the same thing I thought I would share my reply:
"I think the party got seriously on the wrong track during the George W. Bush years, as I explained in myImpostor book. In my opinion, it no longer bears any resemblance to the party of Ronald Reagan. I still consider myself to be a Reaganite. But I don’t see any others anywhere in the GOP these days, which is why I consider myself to be an independent. Mindless partisanship has replaced principled conservatism. What passes for principle in the party these days is “what can we do to screw the Democrats today.” How else can you explain things like that insane op-ed Michael Steele had in the Washington Post on Monday?
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