Dejected Republican Says: This Is Not My Republican Party
Redefining too little too late.
An Open Letter to America
My fellow Americans,
As a Republican, I’m sorry. We have failed you, as a party, and as individuals.
We didn’t see this coming, and we absolutely should have. We should have been able to see what the instigators of frustration and outrage were fomenting within our base. We should have understood the implications of the last eight years, the rise of the Tea Party, and that its foundational frustration and obstinacy towards progress would lead to a monster of our own creation. We didn’t, and now it’s here.
But please believe me when I tell you that it is not what we stand for as a party, no matter how it may seem on the surface. This is not what I was raised to be a part of, and it embarrasses me to see what our public face has become today.