Boys Will Be Boys…
The infighting in our party proves that true.
But enough with the measuring contest. We’ve all seen the enrollment numbers, and unfortunately for our party leaders, size does matter… 😉
Sometimes, to get things right, it takes a woman’s touch.
Reading poor Publius’ comment, I felt for him. He said he hasn’t had anyone from the GOP reach out to him. Ever. I can totally sympathize; my GOP friends have always had to ask me what the party is doing in Brooklyn. Where most of them live, they’ve never witnessed any Republican presence whatsoever.
When no one bothers reaching out for you—telling you they need you—why would you ever help them out? Most of my friends won’t reach out to help someone, even if they share party affiliation, unless they like them. That stands for both Republicans AND Democrats. If they don’t feel a connection with the person or with the greater party organization, why would the go out of their way to stick their necks out for them?
People say this is a Democratic town and a Democratic state we live in. The way our party behaves, can you blame them? The way our local party has performed, I’m not shocked. If our party weren’t doing so abysmally, Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn wouldn’t be here.
So, realizing this, how do we connect with our fellow Republicans and clean up this mess?
First, we need to organize. Let’s come together and work together. Unless we mobilize, nothing’s going to be accomplished. If that happens outside the current party, all the better, based on what they’ve shown us so far. I’m calling on each and every one of you to share your ideas about the party with us on Ning, email us and comment. We here at Atlas are listening.
Second, it’s on us to change the tone and leadership of our party. They aren’t listening (remember, they never bothered to reach out to you, me, Publius and so many others out there. Not a phone call, an e-mail, a text, a tweet, or even a postcard–nothing!).
As my colleague Francisco suggested, parents and families are struggling during these rough economic times. We need a courageous and principled voice to stand up and do what’s right for all Brooklynites.
Our party is the last best hope for our city, state, and country. Things aren’t going to get any better unless we take back our party, and that starts with you and me. With little finesse and know-how, we can make it happen; we will make it happen.