It's easier to be Democrat; it's harder to be Republican.
In the realm of politics Democrats have sort of the easy road. They know where they stand, they know who to go to for money, they know who will vote
for them two years before any election in the country! Some fellow republicans and especially black republicans have called the Democratic Party a
Plantation of sorts, and I don't think that's stretching the truth at all. For to be republican means to be free thinkers, to be independent, and to
enjoy success and capitalism at it’s finest!
However, that's what's difficult about the Republican Party in the first place. WITHIN the Republican Party you have different sects of republicans
who believe in different ideas of running the country. In the Democratic Party they all pretty much have the same ideas.
For example, in this year’s primary race, one time Presidential contender Tim Pawlenty apologized for his own heresy, “everybody in the race, at
least the big names in the race, embraced climate change or cap-and-trade at one point or another, every one of us." Now, it’s no secret that we in
the republican base hate the words Global Warming, because we were never allowed to question its authenticity. So, does that make everyone in the
Republican Party a traitor? No, it just means they were doing what any politician does. Working with the opposite side to get something done…
Coming off the amazing energy of President Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008 whereas something of 80% of the country liked his different message,
booming voice, and promise of hope and change, no respectable Republican wanted to dare become another John McCain and face him in November.
The Primary process soon got under way and we saw different faces emerge. NeoCons like Newt Gingrich, Social Conservatives like Michelle Bachman and
Herman Cain. Never before had the Republican Party saw a black man and a woman in the same race! However, nobody bothered to comment on that momentous
occasion. The diversity of the Republican Party was never realized by the MSM. Later we saw the Libertarians like Ron Paul and Gary Johnson,
Evangelicals like Tim Pawlenty and the successful Rick Santorum Surge. You also saw typical Billionaires like Jon Huntsman and Rick Perry trying to
get their messages out there. Then, the most unlikely candidate beat them all, 2008 Presidential Candidate and Former Governor of Massachusetts
Willard Mitt Romney.
From his own base Mitt Romney has been deemed a liberal unworthy of the bases support. Social conservatives wrote him off as they kept on trying to
find a rising star in the names listed above. But as each one soon dropped out and fellow GOP elites kept telling the base, that Mitt Romney was the
man the party was backing, a stark reality soon emerged for most members of the Republican Party that didn’t have their heads in the sand. Mitt
Romney was going to be the main man!
They questioned the GOP. Really Mitt Romney? He was a liberal wasn’t he? He did that Health Care thing didn’t he? He lost to John McCain didn’t
he? McCain was more conservative, and tougher on actual republican views than Romney. McCain was tougher on war, foreign affairs and of all else
immigration! However, John McCain didn’t run in 2012. No other republican, was John McCain in 2012. Mitt Romney never really had a challenger! Rick
Santorum, loved his family too much to go all in, disappearing from the campaign trail every time his daughter got sick. Rick Perry made too many
mistakes. Herman Cain was black and rumors of an affair destroyed his campaign. Michelle Bachman was portrayed as too much like Sarah Palin. Ron Paul
will never sacrifice his morals and stances to work with the Republican Party and appeal to the majority of the base. Jon Huntsman and Tim Pawleny
never made it past Round one and Newt Gingrich was all over the place.
My point to making this thread is that it is nearly impossible to get the entire Republican Party to like you if you decide to run for something. We
are too broad. We are too diverse! Despite what lies the democrats would like to claim, the Republican Party, the GOP is the MOST diverse Party the
United States has. If you decide to run for office, and your record is not picture perfect along party lines, people in your own party will start to
question you. But, other than Jesus Christ himself, who actually had some interesting socialist ideas, how could one ever become the picture perfect
republican when in 1976 Gerald Ford and not Ronald Reagan was the republican choice? This to me proves that what the GOP needs is like the Democratic
Party had with Obama in 2008 an actor! Mitt Romney’s flip flops however, many there may be seems like the logical choice. Mitt Romney can change his
opinion based on the type of people he is talking to. He can make sweeping promises to just about anybody to win votes. He doesn’t need to prove
himself, he doesn’t need a conservative record, and he doesn’t need to tell the truth. When was the last time you saw a Presidential candidate
keep all their promises once elected?
What is a conservative record? What does it mean that they prove themselves to be a real republican? These republican talking points are all pretty
scary to someone who isn’t a politician. But anybody in politics knows all it takes is the strongest message and the right backers to win an
election! Anybody can register as a Republican and vote Republican. Some democrats do it just to mess with the system. In the Democratic Party, they
are just happy to have you along for the ride and will find ways to stretch the truth for you for all eternity! They may even cover up your entire
past with classified documents
Forget the picture that the Democratic Party in charge of the media has portrayed the Republican Party as a group of first class Wall Street and oil
billionaires sitting in a room playing poker and making deals. Forget about the false claims of racism and not caring about the common man. Forget
about how portions of the Republican Party are claiming that Mitt Romney bought the election, or that somehow he was chosen before the process. This
is why it's harder to be a Republican. But the media doesn't help at all!
I hate to break it to you but that is the way it is. You want to save the world. Go join the peace corps or start a charity. Politics is for lawmakers
and deal makers. Politics is for actors and flip floppers. Politics is corruption and broken campaign promises. That is the stark reality
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