The Republican Party has alway been a party with a lot of bravado masking the fears that underline much of our society. This party has always been afraid to negotiate on the world stage preferring to force our nations will upon others, they have always been afraid to accept social change as they feared their power and way of life may be jeopardized, and they have always feared the future through science as it may be at odds with their religious beliefs. With that said, most Republicans of the past would at some point accept that change was inevitable and aqueous to reality. Nixon created the EPA, Reagan did negotiate strategic missile reductions and actually considered proposing all nuclear missle be eliminated, George Wallace in his later life even acknowledged he was wrong on civil rights and worked to rid his party of intolerance.
With the emergence of the Tea Party, the Religious Right of the party has formed an unholy marriage with them to try to consolidate a coalition to take over the Republican Party and so far are succeeding. The real question to be asked is why. The answer is simple, if you look at the root of their agenda, that answer is fear and cowardice.
There is a good reason why the religious right wish to deny science and promote GOD. This is because they are cowards. It is not being religious to hide behind GOD. Instead it is the fear of moving our society forward to where they may become irrlevant. Recent statements by many on the religious right to the effect they believe that the church should have the right to intervene in the state and that education is elitist is like hiding under the sheets. By denying science and using GOD as an excuse they can blame everything on GOD's will without ever having to accept responsibility. They do not want to be responsible for anyone other than themselves and are are afraid to take responsibility for the future let alone facing the future.
The whole premise of the Republican Party went from conservative to reactionary. Republicans need to face up, accept it, the world will not stand still or go backwards and like it or not, becoming innovative and moving forward is the only way to succeed. Republicans, especially the Tea Party wish to rewrite history to fit their needs. They are now denying the old testament, fighting against science, protecting the corporations and their own pockets to assure they can still wield power and influence because their belief systems in the world today can not stand up against reality.
The Republican Party has declared war on courage. The courage of those in our society to fight for the rights of all, believe in religious freedom, wish us to innovate and move forward, understand that we are a global community, and believe that change can be a good thing are all under assault from the Republican Party. My question is are there no longer any Republicans with an ounce of courage to tell the American People what is truly happening. Is there not one Republican willing to denounce the positions that the far right are forcing their party to take. Is there not one Republican who has not sold their soul to the far right? No matter how extreme the statements being made by the far right, not one Republican will come out and just say what we all know that those statements are just plain wrong and do not reflect what we are as a nation. Could just one Republican show a little courage? Guess not because they are all cowards.
When you have T. Boone Pickens calling the Koch Brothers evil, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and others warning us of the inequalities that the Republicans are pushing, do you not think it is time to sit up and listen? When womens rights are being assaulted in just about every state, do you not think a battle is being waged? When voting ID laws akin to Jim Crow laws are being pressed, do you not think that white males are trying to hold on to power? When Newt Gingrich and others in the Republican Party are saying that the Supreme Court needs to be pistol whipped if they do not like their decisions, do you not think the far right is not trying to take control of our government? When the far right cannot tolerate gays even in the Romney campaign staff, call our President a Muslim, call our democratic colleagues communists, do you not think they are at war with us? When the far right is having our text books re-written eliminating anything that does not match their religious views and adding in Christian beliefs instead of science, do you not believe that this is not the same as burning books like in Nazi Germany to hide the truth? When the GOP is pushing gun rights and the right to carry guns even in our schools, do you not think they are arming themselves for a revolution? When the right declares that corporations are people and are giving tax cuts to the rich while trying to have you pay more, do you not think they are not trying to disarm you in this war? When the right is saying that the states should be deciding our fate, do you not see they are trying to get rid of the Federal Governments ability to control their reactionary agenda? When Republicans like Olympia Snow and others that are being pushed out of the Republican Party because they are considered to moderate, do you not think a purge of any voices of reason within the Republican Party are being systematically eliminated?
Does not all of the above indicate that the GOP is just plain cowards when it comes to facing the future? The Republican Party has declared war on anyone with the courage to stand up for what is right. So to the Republican Party I only have this to say: "Let's Get It On." It is time for you to find a hole to crawl into because America, our America, is ready to burry you in this fight and assure until you can find that one ounce of courage to do the right thing, that you are irrelevant.