“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”
– John Quincy Adams, President of the United States
But then again, Ed Mosca is also one that is rhetorical screaming that some of us are valuing our votes more than he (no, I’m not going to link to his badly done satire). While his post takes a whack at us and our friends seems clever on one level, it shows clearly how “Republican Republicans simply for the sake of the Republican Party” have fallen off the wagon. They fail the important test:
Winning is merely a precursor; what is done afterwards is the most important
If any group (outside of, perhaps, sports) concentrate on winning, they have hollowed themselves out. How’s those actions doing for us, eh Ed, – where Republicans WON and and then pushed FORWARD! Democrat agenda issues?
- Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion – sponsored by and voted into force by NH State Senate Republicans .
- Broad based gas tax raised (instead of doing the hard work of fixing the Highway Fund) – sponsored by and voted into force by NH State Senate Republicans.
- And adding to the difficulty (and thus silencing) political speech (SB120) – sponsored by and voted into force by NH State Senate Republicans.
Yeah, that’s what happens when Republicans win and then operate without principles. You want more of that, Ed? You just vote for that Republican that voted with the Democrats 62% of the time his last year, who has made it quite clear, time after time, that he will be “Independent” from the Republican Party. And remember, this NH Senate race isn’t even considered that important to winning back Senate control – coming in well out of the top 10.