LETTER: Republicans ‘hijacked’ by radicals in CongressI was a moderate Republican for the last 30 years. I have re-registered as an independent and will vote Democrat this year in protest of the hijacking of my party by the Radical Right.
By: Greg Selah, Woonsocket
To the Editor:
Our representative has fallen into the trap that most new members fall into. They feel that quantity is better then quality, so they load up with committee memberships, hoping to show how much they are representing people back home; in her case, three full committees and nine sub-committees. Instead, as has been documented by her opponent, she has been unable to spread herself thin enough to attend to her duties at the high level we expect our representatives to achieve. She’s missed many meetings and seems to be disengaged in the ones she attends.
Her comeback is that she’s attended a high proportion of the actual votes on the House floor. This is not something to brag about as she and her party have spent most of their votes on programs that won’t get more jobs or help people hurting in this economy. Instead, they play politics aimed at getting rid of our president by delaying votes such as the farm bill but can find time to vote more than 30 times to repeal Obamacare while knowing the Senate won’t pass it. Of course, the delaying of her party members in the Senate is for another letter.
Before anyone starts to attack me, I was a moderate Republican for the last 30 years. I have re-registered as an independent and will vote Democrat this year in protest of the hijacking of my party by the Radical Right, or as I feel it should be renamed: The Do Nothing Party (look up the original from the mid-1800s and what happened to it).