Blank

BY COLUMNISTS

| Joe Charlebois | Guest Columnist | Harry M. Covert | Norman M. Covert | Hayden Duke | Jason Miller | Ken Kellar | Patricia A. Kelly | Edward Lulie III | Tom McLaughlin | Patricia Price | Cindy A. Rose | Richard B. Weldon Jr. | Brooke Winn |

DOCUMENTS


The Tentacle


April 30, 2013

“It’s going to be a bumpy ride…”

Farrell Keough

I resign!

 

No, not from TheTentacle.com – this last month was simply a hiatus due to unforeseen situations and responsibilities.

 

The resignation is from the Republican Party. As Ronald Reagan noted in 1962, “… the party left me.”

 

Consider some recent and long-term actions.

 

Since President Reagan, we got the Bush family. President George H. W. Bush could not even keep a simple promise of no new taxes. President George W. Bush, (a truly remarkable man and leader in many ways) utilized the skills of Karl Rove and the concept of “Compassionate Conservative.” No one can even tell you what that means.

 

Our state Republican Party (MDGOP) couldn’t even muster the capability to recognize a needed change must take place and they relied on the status quo. There were some genuine opportunities for real change during the last election and the MDGOP decided instead to go to other states rather than utilize their support for needed votes in Maryland.

 

But these are simply manifestations of the real problem. As noted in my last column, the issue is the “insiders” of the party and people whose careers are completely based on retaining these positions of power and authority.

 

Now, of course, this is not unique to the Republican Party – the Democratic Party has precisely the same “insider” structure.

 

The point is simple – “We the People” have no say what-so-ever in the election of our national or state-wide representatives! The “insiders” decide in advance who supports their agenda and not only will the funding go to that person, but they will go a step further and undermine any challenger. We have been sold a pack of lies and an ideology that is false – regardless your political sway.

 

Does this mean the possible start of a new party? Unlikely – attempts at this have proven just as ill-fated as the current system. Consider how many “insiders” have tried to overtake the Tea Party – the entire point of the Tea Party was the amazing level of unity with no leadership. Those attempting to usurp this movement have only their own personal agenda, which leads us right back to the origin of the problem.

 

The only logical recourse is disassociation from the fallacy of this two-party system. What this will lead to is unknown, but it most assuredly will be an interesting trip.

 

fkeough@hotmail.com

 



Yellow Cab
The Morning News Express with Bob Miller
The Covert Letter

Advertisers here do not necessarily agree or disagree with the opinions expressed by the individual columnist appearing on The Tentacle.


Each Article contained on this website is COPYRIGHTED by The Octopussm LLC. All rights reserved. No Part of this website and/or its contents may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means - graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, taping, or information storage and retrieval systems, without the expressed written permission of The Tentaclesm, and the individual authors. Pages may be printed for personal use, but may not be reproduced in any publication - electronic or printed - without the express written permission of The Tentaclesm; and the individual authors.

Site Developed & Hosted by The JaBITCo Group, Inc. For questions on site navigation or links please contact Webmaster.

The JaBITCo Group, Inc. is not responsible for any written articles or letters on this site.