Letter: Republicans need to look at what they stand forA recent column from Phil Krinkie representing the Taxpayer League of Minnesota is a prime example of why the Republican Party will need to change its focus and leadership if it is to ever enter into another presidential campaign with any hope of winning.
By: Dennis Phelps, Westbrook, Worthington Daily Globe
A recent column from Phil Krinkie representing the Taxpayer League of Minnesota is a prime example of why the Republican Party will need to change its focus and leadership if it is to ever enter into another presidential campaign with any hope of winning.
The continual union bashing for which the far right has become so famous speaks for itself. Unions were born out of a need because lower-class workers were exploited and mistreated. Now that they have become the norm for most teachers, state, county and municipal workers, etc., the far right suddenly wants to revoke their power. Those who have devoted a lifetime to public service at middle-class wages with the promise of a comfortable retirement are suddenly nothing but leeches on society.
The fact that the Romney/Ryan ticket could not win Ryan’s home state or even his hometown should possibly tell them something about their philosophies — but no! These individuals would rather lament the fact that society has changed and go about mustering the troops for yet another doomed run at the White House. They will continue to be a haven for the misinformed, disgruntled and misunderstood.
As for the “Michelle Bachmans,” I’m afraid that I have to agree with Earl Halverson — they’re an embarrassment. They’ve succeeded in convincing their constituents that they are really representing the interests of a particular district while they have been off campaigning. They’ll continue to wallow in their delusion that they are in the majority. At the same time, they’ll sign pledges to a non-constituent and block any reasonable attempt to pass effective legislation by saying it’s “my way or the highway.” I hope her home district is proud of her!
Mr. Krinkie might hold fast to the belief that he represents the “average” taxpayer, but I’m afraid he’s revealed too much about his organization by the people he’s associating with. As the old Chad Mitchell Trio song “The John Birch Society” said, “There’s no one left but thee and me and we’re not sure of thee!”