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Party Wages War on GOP Voters

Ms Kelly Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 12:34 PM
niki. It doesn't work. Allen West was a fantastic conservative candidate and he had the support of his district. What happened? The GOP, NOT THE DEMS., redrew the district lines and gerrymandered him so he would end up in a district where he didn't stand a chance of reelection. The GOP HATE Allen West. They are traitors of the worst kind.
The very quotable British novelist Samuel Butler observed that, “Self-preservation is the first law of nature.”  Reports coming from Washington seem to show that this instinct is increasingly demonstrated in a very short-sighted set of actions by institutional Republicans in light of recent successes where grassroots held their elected representatives’ feet to the fire; a fire fueled by the party platform.