Fellow Republican Leaders:
For many years now, we have heard our Republican Congressional leadership and its members on the radio, TV, and internet. They all clamored. They all cajoled. They all struggled, thrashing about in a sea of Democratic power grabs, power plays, and Incompetence.
The Power Grabs sucked, at least, One Full Seventh of our Nation’s economy, out of the private sector and into the hands of an incapable federal government. The Power Plays continued, and Health Insurance Premiums necessarily skyrocketed, even as their Messiah, their Obama, knew it would. And yet our Republican Congressional team fought on: voicing out against Obamacare. Voting to repeal it, and strip it of its power. But that was only until this year. Now this year they have a president with “PEN IN HAND” ready to repeal it.
The REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED US SENATE held a vote to repeal Obamacare. It FAILED. John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins forgot what they ran on and their party’s platform. But they remember the Democratic party platform, and voted to successfully keep Obamacare.
Prior to this, the Senate was presented with a very weak “partial repeal” bill that wasn’t even a repeal at all. SEVEN “Republican” Senators voted against it: McCain, Murkowski, and Collins were this time joined with four more republican senators who found it stylish to shed themselves of OUR Platform and THEIR promises: Shelly Moore, Dean Heller, Lamar Alexander, and Rob Portman.
This single issue was the rallying cry of Republicans for many years. It got republicans elected. It got republicans re-elected. It got our president, Donald Trump, elected. President Trump’s success? His campaign promises, identical to the party platform. But too many of our congressional members failed. They did not just fail to uphold their promises and platform on the Obamacare votes, there are additional votes and actions that prove this. They will continue failing to uphold their virtue. It is guaranteed. They have done so before, and will do so again.
However, it is not entirely THEIR failure. It is OUR failure. As a Party. As a party who no longer holds elected officials accountable for not adhering to their own party platform. This must stop. It will stop here in Oceana County.
The Oceana County Republican Party DEMANDS that a HIGH POLITICAL PRICE be levied on the platform defectors noted above, as well as any others in the months and years to come. Gingrich had his “Contract with America”: our congressional officials must be required to have a contract as well, or face a High Political Price. There are too many voters who say: “I cannot tell the difference between a Republican and a Democrat any more”. This is not the elected officials or voters fault: it is the party’s fault. Draw a BOLD DISTINCTION between BLUE on the Left, and RED on the Right. Hold our elected Republican officials accountable. Or hold them as Non-Republicans.
In the Meantime, the Oceana County Republicans shall be focused on electing RepubliCANS, not republiCANTS, and removing the latter from office wherever and whenever possible. Lastly, we ask that all county Republican parties across the United States of America draft similar letters in support of their president, and renouncing failed Republican members of Congress, and send them to their state party, the RNC, and The White House.
Oceana County Republicans, Michigan
September 12, 2017