January 2013 Newsletter
The GOP is like a super model who’s been doing photo shoots under florescent bulbs without any makeup!
Now I knew you could relate to that! There is some serious wisdom and advice in this Wall Street Journal opinion article. The following are remarks made by Rebecca Williamson, Former SREC, SD 24. I couldn’t have said it better!
At the risk of being politically incorrect, I cannot help but make a few comments after reading it. We are a political party, not a religious organization. We hold fast the basic truths of our Judeo/Christian upbringing and foundation of our country – honesty, integrity, fairness; but we also need to be able to have fiscal restraints in place. We CANNOT accomplish that unless we have the power to do so. The remarks of two US Senate candidates regarding rape, for instance, taint all of us. We MUST begin to look at ourselves as perceived by outsiders. Are we inviting? Are we willing to bring someone into our party if they only believe in 55% of our platform??? If not, we lose. Political reality.
I am NOT suggesting we compromise our basic principles, only that we modify our language in order to allow people of different perspectives and life experiences to take another look at us. Some of the rhetoric regarding immigration and women’s issues, for instance, immediately turn some people away, when they SHOULD be running to us for help.
We are fighting a battle against a serious liberal agenda. We cannot win if we also battle between ourselves.
It is difficult to fight against a well-oiled machine (including most media) that doesn’t embrace the qualities I mentioned earlier. It is impossible to win when the voter fraud is out of control. But we must first understand something – we have to be what a political party must be – a coalition of different factions that come together for common goals. What are our goals? If we want power, we are certainly not achieving THAT goal.
We are at a turning point. Do we go down the same failed path or try to find a better way to market ourselves and improve our perception? (We all know the definition of insanity!)
Please read this editorial and understand that this is the future speaking.
Then, after taking this in, take a deep breath, inhale, exhale, and make a New Years Resolution to be a part of the new image of the Republican Party.
Come to the VRW “CHAT” January 9th and share some cheer and lively conversation on how we are going to RESHAPE our image!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!