This is particularly true for Republicans as evidenced by explosive growth of a non-traditional party known as the “Tea Party”. A quick evaluation notes: The Republicans and many of the candidates are “expedient”.
Expedient policy enables Republicans, political party, or candidate to flip-flop on issues. This is occurs EVERY election cycle. For example, they will “Lip Service” ANY position of appeal believed to contribute to their goal: Winning Elections. A great example is Michigan Congressman Fred Upton who “Owns” a myriad of position changes (flip-flops). Do the research…its easy to find. Most recently in the 2010 election he altered several positions in order to appear attractive to “Tea Party” voters.
This epitomization reflects the effort of “Established Congressmen” and the infamous “Washington Establishment”. Today’s political parties are not “ideological”, rather they attempt to morph their vision of society and demands of those alleging to identify with a particular party.
Republicans formerly represented party of principles which unfortunately now cling to “expediency” to reflect attitudes and values rather than principle. Don’t believe it? Examine MTV of the 1980’s vs today; visibility of gays 20 years ago vs today; compare entitlements of the 50’s or 70’s to today; compare the educational classroom formerly open to prayer, pledge of allegiance, and public acknowledgement of God.
Tolerance is an evil infiltrating and eroding the very core of the U.S. Constitution. Don’t believe it? of the infinite examples here are a few: Where in the constitution is the President enabled to appoint a czar? Where in the constitution are judges allowed judicial activism? Where in the constitution are Government Agencies enabled to create laws, rules, ordinances, or…? Where are the words separation of church and state?
Today’s political parties and candidates will say whatever required to gain favor and (re)-election. Republicans fail every election cycle to discover a backbone, enable fellow political peers to smear and disparage opposing candidates. Unfortunately we voters enable it and it must change!
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