Monday, February 06, 2006

Titled "Unity Message"

The following was sent to me anonymously , and is a message saved as "Unity Message" created by the Chairman of the Hampton County GOP. A Republican Message “The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest”- Thomas Jefferson, Rights of British America, 1774 At what point will the Republican Party in Virginia come to terms with its true identity and the principles that keep voters on our side. How can individuals move toward the principles of Mark Warner and be Republicans at the same time? Whom can we count on to further the ideas of smaller government and lower taxes? I believe this can only be obtained by the empowerment of the grass roots and their ability to cohesively work with the elected of equal ideology. These grass root members work for free and are committed to the cause based on their ability to manifest change, see progress in the fortification of values they hold dear and knowing they will not be deceived on principle by those elected. When deceived the immediate reaction is apathy and this reaction is counterproductive. Only when the deception is elevated and understood will people rally to remove the representative who has broken their trust. I contend that waiting for a measure which further dilutes the Republican message is cowardly and unacceptable. The Republican Party of Virginia must look to like-minded elected representatives and ourselves, in order to retain our majority. We also must recognize the existing problems and actions needed to rectify them. That brings us to the matter at hand and further evaluation of our situation. Mark Warner is touted as a great leader; at best he is a political opportunist with big money. Campaigning as a fiscal conservative and with a good old boy image, Warner won the governors office. The internal strife of the Republican Party seen only at times in subtle ways allowed his five point win over Mark Earley and the beginning of his predetermined plan to undermine the Republican Party. We must remember Warner was the Democratic State Chair, you do not get their being a moderate middle of the road guy (ask Hillary and Dean). Warner, his true agenda on paper, began operations, some how allowing, a Republican chief, access to a high-level conference call. The fish took the bait and thus we were forced to endure eavesdropping. Old news on the House leader begins anew and we are left without a formidable leader in the House. (Remember that Vance Wilkins organized our rise to power.) Next “ Good Governor”, like the serpent in the tree, sold poisoned goods to Republican Assembly members. Aided by those compelled by special interest and the greed of power, the serpent began his acts of deception. The rhetoric and persuasion of peers allowed Warner his great political victory. A political liar and do nothing, now achieves a “bipartisan” victory, which yields him a presidential contender. So much for campaign promises, remember,” I will not, absolutely not raise your taxes”. Also, he never attended NASCAR or hunted and fished, but lying is the fundamental promise of Warner politics. All this may seem to be old news or maybe not. This victory has confused our principles and thus our supporters. This leads us to where we must go now. Jefferson wrote, “ It is impossible not to deplore our past follies and their present consequences, but let them at least be warnings against follies in the future.” We must now and in the future, strive to regain our message and principles. Those that pledge to be elected Republicans, can no longer fail the real meaning of fiscal responsibility and their loss of respect to grass roots. Grass roots and the elected, whose principles have not failed the party and constituents, should reach to educate the public in the truth of this matter. This truth is unyielding fact and was decisive thought by our founding fathers. We can not lead Virginia in our present condition and if those that have transgressed against the Republican institution render themselves again to Democrat agendas, it is certain we will lose the majority. Please consider the true need for us to allow penance by the few that transgressed as public observation of Republican policy views this internal strife. Democrats revel in their ability to destroy us from within and we must when it becomes apparent rid ourselves of these individuals who fail to concede their failings. Those who continue to burden the people with unneeded taxation shall find themselves unelectable as Republicans. I hope that in this session of the General Assembly, all elected Republican Members will subscribe to true Republican principle which sent us to power in the beginning of our majorities in the House and Senate. “Excessive taxation… will carry reason and reflection to every man’s door, and particularly in the hour of election.” Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1798 Submitted to the Republican Party of Virginia - January 22, 2006 Michael D. Wade, Chairman, Hampton Republican Party -Thoughts?

9 Comments:

At 2/06/2006 04:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is no way to build a party or "unify it"

 
At 2/06/2006 05:16:00 PM, Blogger Shaun Kenney said...

To the contrary, it is the ONLY way to build and unify a party.

 
At 2/06/2006 05:22:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Shaun-

I like the letters intentions, but I think that the tone of the letter could have been better.

The Chairman seems to almost disredit everyone who voted for Warners tax increase, and as 40% of state-Republicans did, this shouldnt be the case.

 
At 2/06/2006 06:46:00 PM, Anonymous Tom Davis' Left Ear said...

Please let me go join the rest of Tom!!!

 
At 2/06/2006 06:50:00 PM, Anonymous Freddie said...

Can we go back to the old colors with a white background? My poor eyes cannot take this psychedelic scheme.

 
At 2/06/2006 07:05:00 PM, Anonymous gopkdh said...

That letter is devisive

 
At 2/07/2006 10:14:00 AM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

This is exactly what the Party needs at both the national and state level. A return to principle.

And by this I mean a concerted effort to solve our state and national problems within that body of principles. As long as we are willing to take the easy road and just increase spending and taxes as an answer to our problems and block other innovative solutions from seeing the light of day, we will continur to founder as a party that is not "walking the talk".

 
At 2/07/2006 02:38:00 PM, Anonymous 10th District Conservative said...

The Chairman of the Hampton unit has stated the sentiments of most of the members of the base w/ whom I consort. If 40% of elected Rs got it wrong on the tax hike, then it is time to admit it and start building a stronger party -- on that pays attention to its' grassroots.

Most politically interested folks I know don't profess undying loyalty to the letter "R". We are loyal to a set of principles currently best represented by those whow align themselves with the Republican party. When Republicans cease to effectively represent those principles, many grassroots activists will experience a decrease in motivation to work on behalf of -- not just those Republicans, but all Republicans. I've seen that going door-to-door and I've seen it from the comments I get as I try to recruit activists to help at the polls and do other types of volunteer work.

 
At 2/08/2006 06:57:00 AM, Blogger Waltzing Matilda said...

The question is what are the principles we choose to focus on. Right now it is gays, abortion, and taxes while the rest of the state is interested in the quality of their child's school, the traffic they fight everyday, public safety and economic development. I am not saying that we should just give up on our social agenda, but we need to focus on more. Warner and Kaine got this and won. Earley and Kilgore focused on social issues almost to the exclusion of anything else and lost.

 

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