We know who you are and we won't forget
As Joe Harrington’s pull-out-every-stop fanatic drive to support Dan Maes continues, my friend Joe has posted a note to Facebook listing Republicans of some note who have endorsed Dan Maes.
The title and subtitle of the note are:
List of Republicans that need to be voted out of party leadership positions and undervoted at the election.
We know who you are and we won’t forget.
I offered my strong agreement with the subtitle, as follows:
I know who all these people are, too, and I won’t forget – to support them more enthusiastically in the future for recognizing that if the GOP doesn’t stand for good, principled government, then it should be disbanded. The people who are supporting Maes simply because they are Republicans need to realize they are part of the problem.
Thanks to all of the Republicans who endorsed Tancredo – and I say that as someone who is only very slightly positive about Tancredo’s candidacy and who thinks that Tancredo can’t win this election.
I would add to this the thought that many of Maes’ supporters are Tea Party activists who don’t like the GOP, who essentially work against the party structure, and now they’re arguing that the GOP must support Maes just because he’s the GOP candidate. These are the same people, and I with them, who refused to support John McCain notwithstanding that he was the party’s duly chosen nominee. The hypocrisy of these people is amazing, though I really don’t think they see it because this is, for them, almost a religious adventure.
For good measure, State Senator Shawn Mitchell offered his response to Joe:
“I guess you better knit my name into your scarf as well, Joseph. I haven’t declared yet, but my best analysis makes me much more favorable to Tancredo than to Maes. Honestly though, you sound like a French revolutionary marking your list for the trundle wagons. Isn’t it possible for any of them–or us–to disagree honorably? Couldn’t good people honestly conclude that even a candidate chosen by the people hid flaws, misrepresented things, and keeps stumbling in fatal ways? Reaching a position different from yours demands excommunication? Please reconsider your position. You don’t have to agree. But do you have to insist your thinking is the only decent, honorable way to see this race and its candidates?”
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