Ashamed to be a Republican.


“We have to do this because of the Tea Party. If we don’t, these guys are going to get primaried and they are going to lose their primary.”
– Greg Walden (R-OR) on the government shutdown.

The BBC’s Washington Correspondent told BBC News yesterday that having spoken to a Republican Senator it is clear that at least 100 Republican Representatives believe their Party has is being held hostage by a Tea Party sect of extremists. As the Republican shutdown of government continues, and places heavy strain on a fragile economy, more and more Republicans in Congress are unhappy at the direction and the hostage tactics of their Tea Party colleagues. But it isn’t just in Congress that an incredibly undemocratic Tea Party is alienating Republicans. Their base support is also becoming increasingly angry with the direction of their Party, and they are taking to Twitter to register their disapproval:

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– The Republican Party’s share of the vote in the Senate & the House dropped in 2012, so much so that they managed to hold the House because of gerrymandering after losing the popular vote. So when proud Republicans in 2013 begin not only to note their disapproval at a particular shift in Party mentality, but are actually ashamed and embarrassed by the tactics of their Party, that drop in the share of the vote could prove to be the nail in the coffin come 2014.

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7 Responses to Ashamed to be a Republican.

  1. Dr. Rex says:

    Some have a bit of common sense!! TY for this post!! http://hrexach.wordpress.com/
    Reblog:

  2. Dr. Rex says:

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Aha!!!! Found some that do have common sense ….. These should be the ones doing the talking. Save face for their party.

  3. If I were Republican I would be ashamed too but I am a proud to be a Democrat. However, the GOP is lowering our status and stature around the world– for that I am ashamed.

  4. Reblogged this on Walter Mondale Jnr and commented:
    As they move further and further from the centre….

  5. It’s encouraging to see some of these posts, but unfortunately, I suspect and fear even those who are ashamed of the current tactics will continue to vote Republican in 2014 and 2016 because they simply cannot bring themselves to abandon their party, which would be okay if the party would put forth reasonable and acceptable candidates instead of Koch following TP radicals. Our system NEEDS two parties, and people need to be given a choice. We can only hope those choices the sane and rational GOP members are given will not be part of the present regime.

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