They Serve the Party (or, More Precisely, the Party’s Far Left Flank)

No longer even a pretense of nonpartisanship, given that Sen. Collins is even a leading sponsor of the HRC’s beloved, and dreadful, Equality Act, which would roll back federal protections under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that Bill Clinton signed into law.

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  1. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    I don’t have a dog in this fight, never having been a member of HRC, but I think that it is time for Stephen and other conservative homosexuals to recognize that HRC has been aligned with left/liberal gays for a decade now, and let go of the resentment.

    If conservative homosexuals are looking for more constructive ways to channel their energy, perhaps they could work on turning the Republican Party away from the anti-gay lock conservative homosexuals have imposed on the party, or perhaps they could work on returning the Republican Party to traditional conservatism — limited government, free enterprise, fiscal restraint, global economic/military leadership.

    Right now, the Republican Party is so devoid of American conservatism that the party’s platform (non-platform?) consists of “He Alone Can Do It!”, and nothing else:

    RESOLVED, That the Republican Party has and will continue to enthusiastically support the President’s America-first agenda;

    RESOLVED, That the2020 Republican National Convention will adjourn without adopting a new platform until the 2024 Republican National Convention;

    RESOLVED, That the 2020 Republican National Convention calls on the media to engage in accurate and unbiased reporting, especially as it relates to the strong support of the RNC for President Trump and his Administration; and

    RESOLVED, That any motion to amend the 2016 Platform or to adopt a new platform, including any motion to suspend the procedures that will allow doing so, will be ruled out of order.

    I don’t know what will happen in November, but win or lose, the Republican Party no longer motivated by American conservative principles. It is the Party of Trump and nothing more. President Trump may win the election this November, but the Republican Party cannot long survive as the Party of Trump, not when the demographics of America are trending strongly against the President’s worldview.

    It is a sad ending for a party aligned with a once-vibrant conservative movement dominated by men like Milton Friedman, Bill Buckley and George Will.

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  2. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    Typo correction: “… perhaps they could work on turning the Republican Party away from the anti-gay lock conservative homosexuals have imposed on the party …” should read “… perhaps they could work on turning the Republican Party away from the anti-gay lock conservative Christians have imposed on the party …”

    Not, mind you, that conservative homosexuals, who seem bound and determined to support conservative Christian demands for government-sanctioned targeted discrimination against gays and lesbians, have done much to advance the cause of equal treatment under the law for LGBTQ folks.

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