I hope I am not the only conservative who has endured eight year of Obama and now afraid of what is known as the Republican Party. I often wonder and would love if anyone older than my nearly 87 years has ever read my articles? I do have two friends older that do read my work and both agree with my political conservatism 100%. We have a great advantage as we have witnessed politics in America for a very long time. I have never discussed with my two older friends if they have always been conservatives. If so they, like myself, were Democrats when they were young men. We don’t need a history book as we have watched the Democratic party change from being the conservative leader to the now 100% socialist party of “NO”. In the south we watched the Republican Party grow from no one to the majority Party in less than one decade.
My grandfather was the Democratic County Clerk of Palo Pinto County Texas when I was a boy. He was active in the Democratic party during the 1920′, 1930’s and early 1940’s. He was defeated after WWII and died at 70 in 1949. He was my idol and had a great impact on my life as he, like the Democratic party were staunch conservatives. I was 19 when he died and had been in the US Navy for nearly two years. I had never voted when he died as you were not considered an adult until you were 21. One thing is certain after having 7 children and 14 of my 15 grand children reach 21, maturity or adulthood is not measured by age. I have one 65 who has questionable political maturity and others were mature before they were 18. Allowing anyone to vote should require a written test just like a driver’s license. Anyone who can’t read or has questionable mentality should never be allowed to vote.
My first vote in any election was in 1952 for Dwight Eisenhower for President. Without a doubt most statewide and local votes were for Democrats who were conservatives at that time. I have voted for Democrats in my Texas County of Sabine as late as 2008 as locally you had to be a Democrat to win an election. The ones in elected office were conservatives but things in East Texas and many other places in the south had not recognized the switch at the local level
I have been allowed to vote for 65 years now and watching the Congressional, Judicial and Executive branches elevate themselves to an “Elite” status has been troubling. Now we have more than the upper level of government employees having status far beyond the average American. We have gone from only the President from having a private airplane to lower than Cabinet level government employees demanding elevated status. I remember when Harry Truman left office he drove his own car back to Missouri. Our government is more than a swamp and unless you are blind and deaf you can see how powerful the employees have become and are using every possible way to dump Trump. Now we even have treason used with little concern of the media to reveal top-secret documents. I had a top-secret security clearance for several years and abridging this privilege would have still seen me in prison. I will guarantee that some of these idiots leaking information were not subjected to the vetting process I went through. These irresponsible people who commit treason do not deserve to be American citizens.
Now, and again after waiting eight years to see the Republicans gain the majority in all three branches of government, they have become the enemy of the people. Watching Rand Paul, Susan Collins and a revolving group of face-time Congressional Representatives and Senators play politics with an issue so critical for the people is sickening. These same “Elites” have bitched, campaigned against, spent eight years hammering the Democrats every time they could beg to get interviewed to repeal Obamacare. Now that they have the power to kill the “Snake” that has created the biggest increase in insurance costs, erased forever the benefit of healthcare as a tax-free incentive working people and made billions for the insurance industry, they decided to fight each other.
In less than a year the Republicans have given away their leadership role to the Democrats who just sit back and watched the “Elephant Roast” make the Republicans look like buffoons they must be. I get a request for donations every day from the Republican Party. I will not help pay to watch the continued war among themselves. I get articles and listen to the pundits on Fox News try to wake these morons up with no success.
Obama shoved his healthcare plan that he knew would bankrupt America after he left office and at least the Democrats did not slay each other. Now we watch our elected Repulsivecan saviors enter the bullfight to save us and watch them decide to fight each other. The Bull just went up into the stands to watch the slaughter. I hope Trump can drain the swamp alone as these idiots will be of no help. C Brewer