With Brooklyn receiving no Republican representation in City Council, it's easy to imagine what Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig Eaton is doing behind his desk, watching the party crumble. It's obvious the Republican Party is split nationwide and locally; however, what exactly is the best course of action?
Before we can answer that, the better question would be, "What exactly makes a Republican?" Not too long ago, being a Republican meant limiting government back to its Constitutional roots. It meant diplomatic peace and competent statecraft. The damage the Bush administration did to the image of the Republican Party goes unprecedented. This "neoconservative" belief that as long as the Republicans win and Democrats lose, everything will be ok has got to go.
Both Republicans and Democrats today have prostituted our governments locally and nationally. We have developed the "Republicrat"- just look at State Senator Marty Golden. Why has his seat been unmatched for so long? Why is his website so ambiguous?
A commenter on the Atlas Shrugs Blog had it right when he said,
Dear Marty Golden & Brooklyn GOP:
1) Expanding schools doesn’t make
you a Republican.
2) Cutting taxes doesn’t mean eliminating State-run
3) Being against crime doesn’t make you a Republican.
Helping seniors doesn’t make you a Republican.
Normative stances on
issues does not make you a Republican.
You’re a stain in the New York State
What is "Republican" about any of this? How does it limit government?
It doesnt. And the Brooklyn GOP publicaly endorsing a "Republican" candidate like Scott Brown doesn't help especially when Sen. Brown voted for a Democrat Jobs Bill and refused to attend his own Tea Party on Tax Day.
Craig Eaton, Clorinda Annarummo, and Marty Golden have a lot to prove to us in terms of their level of conservatism. Their petty blogs and silly propaganda have obvously taken the party nowhere if Republicans continue to lose election after election. It would also be nice if they ran actual conservatives as well.
They bicker and whine about money, money, money but people will not voluntarily donate to party that's as corrupt as the Obama Administration.
Right now, there are a handful of people leading the charge in the Brooklyn Revolution. Roy Antoun, a libertarian-minded blogger, and Jonathan Judge, President of the Brooklyn YRs, have been continuously challenging the status quo and fighting the good fight in the name of conservatism.
How are YOU going to change Brooklyn politics? How are YOU going to mobilize and transform our style of governance. The power is in the people's hands. The power is in the vote.
Get up, go out, and run for office or vote - on the virtue of principle.
As Thomas Jefferson once said, "In style, sway like the wind, in principle stand like a rock."