IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!!
This is an open letter to all of those holding onto the slim hope that they can make a difference from within. Over the years, I have spoken to many people who have no business being in the GOP. They often realize that the Republican Party has left them but they deny it and cling to what they've been taught or inherited as a birthright. The old party of Lincoln hasn't existed in decades and never truly lived up to the hype. The list includes Women, anyone on the LGBTQ spectrum, pro choice individuals, proponents of equality, voting rights supporters and those who truly aren't racist. "But I can change it." This is the ringing statement I have heard but you have the same odds of changing the now Party of Trump as an abused wife has of changing her horrible lover or spouse. In simple terms, it ain't going to happen!
I watch as Log Cabin Republicans try to speak freely and claim a position in the party and I listen as a Trans Woman holds a protest sign at Cpac and feels encouraged because a handful of people don't scoff or yell at her. I hear folks saying that their Grandparents were Conservative so they refuse to turn their party over to extremist but in fact by staying with them, you only provide cover for their extremist behavior. "I can't be homophobic because I have a gay friend who is a Conservative," "I can't be racist because I know the token Black GOP candidates in the GOP." I really feel what you're saying because my Grandfather was a Democrat and so is my father but I'd like to believe that if I realized that the party was on the wrong side of history and currently favored Russia and North Korea over the general good of the Country and anyone from the other party, I'd change in a skinny minute.
It's time to come out of hiding. It's time to change it or leave it. It's time to stop being used as a pawn. It's time to stop being gullible. It's time to express yourself and to be listened to for who you are and no berated for what you are. It's time to believe the Republican Party when they say horrible things about you and when they Govern in horrible and hateful ways. It's time to realize that you will probably never be in the 1%. It's time to stop supporting policies that affect the real you in a negative way. It's time to stop discriminating against others. It's time to stop chanting lock her up and build the wall. It's time to speak up and voice opposition to a policy that allows children to be being taken from their parents. Yes, it blows my mind when African American's hate Hispanic's and when Hispanic's fear African American's. It's insane when you realize that there are Gay people who hate African Americans, when Gay people oppose Transgender rights, when Bisexual folks are rejected by others in the LGBTQ community and when religious people live a life that is hidden in the shadows supporting all sorts of legal and theological discrimination. Yes, it's time to come out from the place that doesn't want you and doesn't care about you and it's time to come home to the political side that accepts you as you are. Time to belong to a Party that values your opinion and requires nothing from you but desires everything that you have to offer. It's time to realize that both parties have issues but one is extremely worse than the other. It's also time to realize that you can't keep the Republican Party from driving off a cliff but you can leave and let the 20-30% of the population have zero power in the political process. Leave them to their own devices and watch as is crashes and burns. In the word's of my Grandfather, "it's time to poop or get off the pot."