As a registered Republican, I have come to the conclusion that my vote does not seem to count. In fact, it almost appears that no matter who I vote into office, nothing changes. Thought this statement may seem facetious, there remains much truth within it.
Unfortunately, the Republican establishment has usurped both the political party and the will of the people. John Boehner, Karl Rove, and Mitch McConnell have become drunk on their power and see fit to run the entire party as they please. No longer will they let the elected representative pursue the agenda to which they were voted into office. Instead, they are forced to comply with the political party’s agenda mandated by these tyrants who run the party. It’s their way or the highway. Time and time again, I have witnessed Republicans capitulate to their will and vote in accordance with their mandates. Just look at how the establishment has treated the Tea Party and mocked their attempts to make targeted political changes. Remember what happened when they attempted to shut down the government to make a statement about Obamacare? Also, remember all those so-called Republicans who voted not to repeal it?
Now, the House Republican establishment wants to change the rules so that any member who votes against the party’s nominee as speaker will be stripped of all their power. This is absurd? How will any meaningful change ever take place in the party? How will new ideas come to fruition?
The bottom line is that the leaders of the Republican Party seem to have lost touch with the American people. No matter who they put up for president, they lose, and no matter who such people as Rove and McConnell support (such as in Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Montana, New Mexico, and Wisconsin in 2012) all get beat by a large margin.
The John Boehners, Karl Roves, Mitch McConnell, and John McCains of the party are leading the country into disaster. The only thing they can accomplish is to solidify and grow their own power. They have perverted the party and are destroying the country in the process. As our country continues to implode, her epitaph will surely bear their names.