I’ve been a Republican for more than 30 years. I worked for Ronald Reagan, who many of you call your political guru and who, I'm sure, would not approve of your behavior today. I am embarrassed by your behavior. I am furious that with just over 24 hours to go before this great nation runs into its debt limit, you still are holding back your approval. I’m disgusted that you have closed our government for 16 days and counting. I am fearful that your irresponsible behavior may cost me my savings, which means my retirement, which means I have lived my working life for nearly no benefit. More broadly, I abhor that you are about to watch as the United States leads this world into a depression.
I’m on the verge, and I’m sure this would make you all very happy, of abandoning the Republican Party; this after working for two presidents, a Republican cabinet member, and four national Republican chairmen. Why don’t I leave the party?
Because, if I thought any of you were aware of me, you wouldn’t give two shakes of salt (I cleaned that up). Plus, I like to think – hope – that our party can survive your selfish, holier-than-thou-approach to what you think is governing
this great nation of ours that, in about 24 hours, will be far less great than today. And today, it is less great than when you started your no-end-game strategy of defunding a law that you couldn’t stop from passing, that the United States Supreme Court has upheld, and you clearly don’t have the votes to change. You think Obama is hurting our position among other countries? Look at what you’re doing. The world, and our enemies, are thrilled at what you’re doing
because what you’re doing is knocking this great nation off the pedestal much of the world has us on.
I was trying to explain to friends of mine that you are “true believers” and it’s hard to get a true believer not to believe, hard as we may try. Your beliefs, at this stage of your political “development” cannot be backed up by votes but you
do apparently have enough votes to stop things from happening.
I’m sure you all laugh when you get together at night and count all the good things you stopped from happening. I’m sure you could care less that Republicans in the House are under 10 percent approval. I’m sure you are thrilled that you are stymying a Democratic president from governing.
I have no idea what your goal is other than destroying our government, pushing the world’s economy into decline and ruining the lives of millions of people.