by Jayne D. Frank
A telephone conversation I received yesterday bothered me so much overnight that I had to bring this to light. Last year before the election, I worked for our State Victory Center going door to door for the Party. I was told not to go “off-script,” so week to week I would go up to doors of Republicans and Independents asking irrelevant, juvenile questions to prospective voters, only to “lose” them about one question in. My past experience giving speeches to hundreds of people at a time for my corporation prepared me for this canvassing as I knew how to get people’s attention and keep them interested in the subject matter presented. This was not going to be the case, and was not, during all the weeks that I met with these voters in my area. Frankly, the “script” was empty, had nothing to say and failed to convey the message of conservatism.
I also worked the polls with the new “secret, high-tech” computer program that the Republican Party had created to try to focus in on likely voters during the day. What a disastrous flop! Within one hour of getting to the polls I was completely unable to let headquarters know who had voted because the system went down. By 2 pm that afternoon, I was frustrated and angry and went home. Furthermore, it was blatantly obvious from what I saw at the polls, that the Democrat campaign had done it right and would seize the election at the end of the day.
So almost a year later now, I get a call saying that I was so useful last year that our Victory Center once again wants to use me to volunteer but for a different purpose. After agreeing with me on the disasters of 2012, I was told I was being asked to go door to door again in my community, introducing myself and the Republican platform. Such a simple question I asked: “What is the Republican Platform – Do You Know.” After squirming and hesitating for a while, I was told I would have a list of “things to talk about” and that if I didn’t agree with any of them, I could leave them out. So if I don’t agree with what the Republican platform, why should I waste my time trying to sell people on it? Such fundamental basic conservative principles to follow but yet their latest strategy will predict a 2014 Republican mid-term election failure.
The problem with the Republican Party in 2012 was that it did not adhere to its core conservative principles of family values, protection of marriage, pro-life stances, support of the free enterprise system and fiscal management of our Government. The problem with the Republican Party pre-2014 is that it has no backbone. It is being stared in the face by pending unconstitutional legislation which will give amnesty to millions of job-sucking illegal immigrants in this country; they are not defending marriage between a man and a woman; and they are standing by while millions of late-term abortions are being performed in our Country every year. They also refuse to heed the pleas of 70% of Americans to stop Obamacare by de-funding it. Why? They want to win in 2014. What it will cost our Country by this lack of backbone will be irreversible.
As a life-long Republican, I have never been so sorely disappointed in my Party’s intelligence or ability to stand up for what we conservatives believe in as I am now. God Help us in 2014 and in 2016 unless they get their act together.
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