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Updated: April 3, 2014 6:42AM



Party finds its niche — and stays there

The Republican-Tea Party-Conservative-Religious Right are great at quoting our Founding Fathers. Sometimes they even quote them correctly. Ronald Reagan is viewed by these people as ten clicks above an icon. This group “stands for something so it doesn’t fall for everything.”

I would applaud them if I knew what they actually stood for today as it seems to change tomorrow. They spew “small government” and then get out their vaginal probes. They think that doing nothing is doing something — immigration reform, tax code reform, Wall Street and Big Bank regulation.

They DO next to nothing for veterans — 900,000 veterans receive food stamps, so lets reduce that program. They refuse to even look at sexual atrocities in our military but are quick to point out travesties in other countries. Severely disabled vets are forced to go to charities for aftercare.

They can quote the Constitution and the Second Amendment word for word when there is even a hint of sane gun laws but get really confused when dealing with gays, women and Hispanics.

Let me leave you with a quote from Barry Goldwater: “The religious right scares the hell out of me.” He supported gays in the military and was pro-choice and pro-immigration.

What is left of the GOP is an embarrassment to Americans and fodder for late-night comics.

They will remain strong in their gerrymandered districts but will not win a national election in the foreseeable future. Americans are more sane than you think.

Stanley Holmes

Winfield



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