How To Save the Republican Party

April 4, 2009 by Lisa Krempasky  
Filed under Politics

I hold no loyalty to any party. I vote my values. Those values often, but not always, align with the GOP. If the Republican Party wants to make sure my values align with them this is how to do it.

The GOP is made up of 3 types of conservatives. Those whose primary focus is economic, those whose primary focus is social and those whose primary focus is security. Each group will vote with their primary interest and will tolerate certain levels of unacceptable variation from their view on their secondary issues.

That is why the GOP MUST be solidly conservative and traditional in all 3 areas. To secure your core your platform must encompass their primary belief. If it does not they have no incentive to engage and maybe worse…they may rebel and specifically disengage and take others with them.

I would suggest, for instance, that for the Gay Patriot the primary voting motivation is patriotism and not social issues. If “gay” were the primary voting issue then the Gay Patriot would not vote republican which has not had a party position in support of gay rights. The Gay Patriot would like the party platform to change to encompass his secondary voting motive, but failing to do so has not lost his vote.

That is how you open up the party. You don’t do it by watering down the traditional principles but by shoring them up and providing strength and vision is each core area. Find people’s primary motivator and be so strong in that area that they could not vote for the opponent. If you are weak where a voter seeks strength they will look elsewhere. If you are strong where a voter seeks strength they will overlook lesser important areas where they disagree with you.

Conservatives vs. the GOP Send a Message to Michael Steele

April 4, 2009 by Lisa Krempasky  
Filed under Action Steps

The GOP does not know what it wants to be when it grows up. It is struggling for direction. It lost its vision and mission but still wants your money and your support. Tell the GOP to return to its conservative roots by signing a petition to Michael Steele:


Whereas, broadcasters and commentators such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck and Michael Savage are now seen as the de facto leaders of the Republican Party;

Whereas, this result is the natural and inevitable result of the fact that those who are supposed to provide leadership – Republican elected officials and party officers – are doing little to stand up to the socialist policies of the Obama administration;

Whereas, the GOP absolutely refuses to fire the Congressional leaders who helped get the party and the country into this mess;

Whereas, current Republican leadership cowers in fear of the President’s popularity;

Whereas, the anger of grassroots conservatives continues unabated towards weak-kneed, spineless, earmark-loving, Big Government, establishment Republicans;

Whereas, Americans are already beginning to realize that the new president is every bit as reckless and extreme as conservatives said he was;

Whereas, the Republican Party can’t get any traction, because the party leadership is as confused and clueless as the Obama administration;

Whereas, this problem will continue until all Big Government, anti-conservative Republican politicians are replaced with principled conservative leaders.

Resolved, the signers of this petition will withhold support and contributions from all Republican committees until Big Government Republican politicians are replaced with principled conservatives. Conservatives will no longer tolerate incompetent, weak-kneed, spineless, earmark-loving, Big Government, establishment Republican leadership, and we demand an immediate return to principled conservatism and a leader that will stand up to President Obama and the Congressional Democrats in their efforts to make America a socialist country.