“President Obama! We are forever in your debt!”
“Abortion is not healthcare!”
“Distribute my work ethic!”
“I only own a dollhouse and already I’m $36,000 in debt!”
“Give me Liberty, not Debt!”
Those were just some of the expressions of exasperation seen on signs in August as hundreds of thousands of American citizens marched on Washington. Some leaders in the Republican Party took that massive outpouring as a hopeful sign they can regain power. So they are busy in many states “helping” that to happen.
And they are “helping” by anointing candidates of their choosing, whose voting records are appalling, but who wear the GOP’s elephant moniker and are therefore granted absolution. The party gives them status and endorsements, seeming to care little about the people of the state but only of their desperate grab for a return to power.
It is scandalous and it must be exposed. For Republican powers in Washington and in state Capitols to usurp the primary process and the will of the people to choose candidate insiders who will push harmful policies to rebuild the power base is shameful.
Congressman Mark Kirk of Illinois is Exhibit A. He was only one of seven Republican congressmen to vote for the cap and trade bill—legislation that will be the death knell for the Illinois industrial base and lay a burden on the state’s citizens they can hardly bear. Yet Mark Kirk is “the man” according to the Republican Senate Campaign Committee that allocates money and resources to prospective candidates. Several Illinois congressmen now salute and endorse Mark Kirk … citizens be damned. He is a Republican, after all. He’s their friend and they think he can win.
Congressman Mark Kirk is an abortion advocate … a champion of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. Kirk is so radical he voted in favor of the most heinous method of the procedure—partial birth abortion. Pro-life Republican congressmen are lining up to endorse Kirk … trashing their personal convictions for the sake of power because he is, after all, a Republican from inside the Beltway.