OK, so I have been trying to stay calm and quiet inside and to just read and soak in what is being said by all sides about what this election means. I am trying to find a new perspective in my search to understand the changes that are taking place in this nation. That’s how I stumbled across this story:
Speaker of the House John Boehner delivered a direct message to President Barack Obama after Obama’s victory in the election: “This is your moment” and “we want you to succeed.”
“If there’s a mandate in yesterday’s [election] results it’s a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges that we all face as a nation,” Boehner said in a speech at the Capitol on Wednesday.
So, here is my quandary, and I am hoping some of the Republican readers here on the RNL can help me out with this.
Given that Obama and the Democrats, especially Reid, are claiming the election is a “mandate” for their agenda, how is Boehner’s comment, “This is your moment” and “we want you to succeed,” not an endorsement of that agenda?
In light of Christ Christie’s photo ops with Obama before the election, and now with Boehner’s words and even his signal that Republicans are willing to address raising taxes, why should I — a “conservative” (for lack of a more understood term) — why should I continue to give my allegiance to a Party that, by all appearances, seems to be “joining the enemy?”
Now, just as I asked calm, serious questions of the Obama people in my last post, I am asking the same from Republicans here. I sincerely want to understand this because, right now, I believe I will be a registered independent by the end of the week. Everything I have seen from the Republican Party over the last 16+ years indicates that the Party is moving further and further to the Left and away from me, confirming — at least in my mind — everything I said before the election. So, can anyone offer a thoughtful opinion that makes some sense out of what we’re seeing in the Republican Party now?