Over the last several years I have expressed my angst at what's happened to the Democratic Party. In the days of FDR and JFK, one could be a Democrat and be pro-industry, pro-family, etc. and “social justice” meant social justice, not legalized crime. The party was generally a defender of working people and the little guy. Today, it has become a party led by “an elitist cabal of warmongers who racialize every issue and weaponize the security state to go after their political opponents.” said former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard when she announced quitting the Democratic Party. It's worth watching.
Perhaps as striking, though less publicized is the podcast from liberal reporter Sasha Stone. She's a lifelong Democrat from the milieu of Hollywood, whose piece is titled, “Meet the Temporary Republicans.” She calls on Democrats to vote Republican until the Democratic Party returns to liberalism, saying “Right now, they have become a puritanical cult that separates children from their parents, separates all of us from our biology, common sense, and rights under the Constitution.”
I myself quit the Democratic Party a year and a half ago. I'm active now with the Alameda County Republican Party, trying to get it shaped up for the challenges we face. Across the country this movement has many faces and many facets, but there is a growing recognition that the wars, the cultural intolerance, the legal harassment, on top of an economic breakdown, is just too much. Democrats have just gone beyond the beyond, and now it's time to act. Let's keep our wits about us and truly make this country great again!
- Hunter Cobb, Member - Letter to editor published in Alameda Sun, 10/21/2022
The October 19, 2022 meeting of the Alameda County Republican Party Central Committee, resolved with a two-thirds majority vote:
- Whereas the war in Ukraine is becoming more and more dangerous for the entire world, and
- Whereas President Trump has offered to negotiate to settle the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and most people have not heard about this,
- Therefore, be it resolved that the Alameda County Republican Party Central Committee endorses President Trump's following proposal:
Donald Trump wrote: "U.S. “Leadership” should remain “cool, calm, and dry” on the SABOTAGE of the Nord Stream Pipelines. This is a big event that should not entail a big solution, at least not yet. The Russia/Ukraine catastrophe should NEVER have happened, and would definitely not have happened if I were President. Do not make matters worse with the pipeline blowup. Be strategic, be smart (brilliant!), get a negotiated deal done NOW. Both sides need and want it. The entire World is at stake. I will head up group??? - Sep 28, 2022
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- Harry Briley, CC Member, AD 16 with idea prompt from Mindy Pechenuk, CC Member and Assembly Candidate, AD18