What do you do when you have no confidence that the party that holds to many of your core values will actually stand up for those values if put back in power?
In the aftermath of CPAC, that’s the predicament I find myself in when it comes to the Republican Party, and I’m sure I don’t speak for myself alone.
Had I been a supporter of Barack Obama and had I been in agreement with the most recent Democratic Party Platform, I would have cause for jubilation.
After all, Mr. Obama held true to his historic, radical, pro-abortion position, one that was celebrated in shocking fashion at the DNC last year and one that was reinforced with the president’s infamous “Thank you, Planned Parenthood, and God bless you.” Not even the Kermit Gosnell trial could take the wind out of this administration’s devotion to the slaughter of the unborn.
And, true to form, Mr. Obama claimed to change his view on gay “marriage” in 2012 and then sent out victorious tweets after the Supreme Court overturned DOMA last year.
With good reason he and his attorney general have keynoted several fundraising dinners for the gay activist, Human Rights Campaign – if my memory serves me right, this misleadingly named organization seems to care about the rights of only one particular group of humans – and just two weeks ago, Mr. Holder made the unprecedented move of telling his colleagues in each state that they should only defend the laws that they personally found to be non-discriminatory.
And it’s no surprise that the Israelis are very distrustful of President Obama and his intentions for their nation, not to mention quite disdainful of Secretary of State John Kerry.
In all these ways, the Obama administration has fulfilled the expectations of its conservative critics, if not exceeded those expectations in terms of the economy, class warfare, Obamacare, and the weakening of the military, among other important issues.
But what about the Republicans? If they recapture the Senate in 2014 and regain the White House in 2016, will they live up to their promises? Will they even put forward a strong conservative candidate to run for president?
Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University. He is the author of 25 books, includingLine of Fire. Follow him at AskDrBrown on Facebook or @drmichaellbrown on Twitter.