An Angry Republican

AngryRepublicanby Leigh Bravo   7/8/14
I recently had someone accuse me of sounding like an “angry Republican,” based simply on the facts that I have researched and written in my articles on my blog. As a result, I have decided to write a response to this accusation and set the record straight!

Let’s get one thing clear….. I don’t consider myself a Republican, a tea partier, an independent or a libertarian. What I do know is that I am NOT a Democrat or a liberal. I am not a racist or a flat-earther or a bigot or a terrorist, as the President of the United States has described me. I am a concerned American that believes in our Constitution, our Bill of Rights, the rule of law, the free enterprise system, a day’s pay for a day’s work, the three arms of government that were put into effect to keep any one from taking too much control, a valid and honest voting booth, a free press that actually reports the facts and not just political rhetoric, the sovereignty of our borders, the compassion, ingenuity and exceptionalism of the American people, who make up a country considered the  melting pot and envy of the world.

If you still want to call me an angry Republican, that is your right, because of course you have been given free speech by the blood of our Veterans, who lost their lives so you can speak you mind.

But, the truth is, YOU would be an angry American if you had a clue about what is really going on in this country today.  You do not have to be a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, a Libertarian or any other party you might happen to follow, to recognize that we are being fundamentally changed, against our will, by an administration who chooses not to follow the rule of law, who ignores the very constitution and bill of rights that this country was founded on, and who stands up everyday and LIES to the American people.

Now, I am sure I have graduated from “angry Republican” to just plain “politically incorrect.” And guess what? If you did just call me “UN PC”, then you are probably part of the problem.

You might be one of those people who listen to the nightly news on ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, or maybe even one who thinks Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart are actually real news people and couldn’t possibly have an agenda.  You then sit back with a smug smile thinking you are informed, and even got to laugh while you got your daily dose of the “real” news.

When you read facts reported by anyone in the know, because they actually do hours and hours  of research, you can smugly call them “Angry Republicans,” while you bask in your own ignorance.

Wake up, open your eyes and watch as the Liberal left led by their king and savior, Barack Obama, take away your rights one at a time, while you are being promised that ,

“This is the most transparent government in the history of the United States and that the world is less violent than it has ever been, it is healthier than it has ever been and it is more educated, better fed and more tolerant than it has ever been. That generations from now, we will all be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.”

And if you are truly informed and still believe that, then Barack Obama is the savior and I am just an angry Republican!!


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19 Responses to An Angry Republican

  1. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    I am a concerned American that believes in our Constitution, our Bill of Rights, the rule of law, the free enterprise system, a day’s pay for a day’s work, the three arms of government that were put into effect to keep any one from taking too much control, a valid and honest voting booth, a free press that actually reports the facts and not just political rhetoric, the sovereignty of our borders, the compassion, ingenuity and exceptionalism of the American people, who make up a country considered the  melting pot and envy of the world.

    FYI, Leigh, that’s what we call a conservative. 😀

    • Leigh Bravo says:

      Thanks Brad…..so sick of the labels and the screwy definitions the left assign to each, so I thought it was important to define what I stand for instead of labeling myself or others. But you are right….I am a conservative and proud of it!!!!

  2. Anniel says:

    Leigh- Waking up is hard to do, but maybe, just maybe, the Costco guy and the mess at the border, courtesy of so many elites is stirring things up a bit. Keep preaching to the choir so we can hold up our end of the deal, too.

  3. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    “Oh, you are a Republican and just hate Democrats”.

    I often hear this type of remark. When I reply that I distrust both Democrats and Republicans people are a little shocked.

    I then back up a little and tell them I am a constitutional conservative who knows people are not perfect thus believes in limited government. And I then ask, “why anyone would trust another human being with the power that this country has given our federal government?” Most people think a little before answering and tend to agree with what I say. Unfortunately, I am dubious as to how long this agreement lasts.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      Partisanship goes deep in our DNA. Ford/Chevy. Steelers/Raiders. Cats/Dogs. We identify with a side with very little reasoning going into it. It’s an almost automatic response.

      And it’s the nature of the human condition. No man is an island. He needs allies. But a man must be willing to be more than just a cell in a group mind. If man is going to have aspirations higher than an animal, he must have ideals higher than an animal.

      Although I said that a person would have to be daft to vote for a Democrat, in living memory are Democrats such as Sam Nunn and Henry Jackson who were patriots, anti-Communists, free-marketers, and lovers of the Constitution. They weren’t Leftists. And these two people would have been right of almost every Republican in the House or Senate today excepting one or two.

      If I knew of a conservative Democrat who would vote his principles and not his party (that party now being thoroughly Leftist), I could vote for him. But such a fish doesn’t exist anymore. And the party itself has not just gone off the deep end. It’s evil.

      And most of the Republicans have the privilege of being just ignorant or cowardly rather than evil. But we saw with that one Establishment Republican who won a race by using Democrat themes and playing the race card against his opponent, Republicans are catching up.

      If we are little more than partisans, then we will readily swallow down evil or error without a thought. I know I’ve caught hell on Facebook from conservatives for criticizing Republicans. I’ve been called a perfectionist, yadda yadda yadda. But no one actually counters my arguments. They’re stuck in “my side.” And that leads me to believe as well that many of these people have little depth in regards to what “their side” stands for.

      Partisanship makes us stupid. America is built upon ideals larger than that. That is why some of the Founders warned against partisanship, including this site’s namesake (slogansake?), John Adams.

      Oh, I’m partisan when it comes to conservative ideas. But I don’t hold to them because one person holds to them or a million do. I hold to them because they are the right ideas for this country.

      Americans are becoming a dumb animal. And as tough as it will be, we must rise above this dumb animal and set our sites on something nobler.

  4. Timothy Lane says:

    Well, that second paragraph certainly confirms that you are neither a Democrat nor a liberal, since they would support none of it. Republicans would probably support all of it — rhetorically. A libertarian or a Tea Partier would genuinely agree with the whole thing. (The problem with many libertarians is that those often aren’t their main concerns. John Stossel, for example, has an article today defending Obama’s claim that America is more tolerant today. He should tell that to anyone who chooses the politically incorrect path. Obama’s minions tolerate no dissent, and Stossel sees no evil there. So smart, yet so totally stupid.)

    I would make a slight correction to your point that anyone who reacts by deciding that you’re politically incorrect is part of the problem. Of course you’re massively un-PC; the problem isn’t those who realize that, but those who fail to realize that being called so un-PC is a compliment. (I will also add that you’re probably referring to Bill Maher, not Bill Mohr.)

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      John Stossel, for example, has an article today defending Obama’s claim that America is more tolerant today.

      Perhaps that’s what makes libertarians libertarians. They are blinkered.

      That also confirms my truism about libertarians: They will typically say two reasonable things but the third will be so absolutely cuckoo that it inspires little confidence that their belief in the first two goes very deep.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      There may be another way to understand this stance by Stossell, Timothy. In essence, his skirt is showing. He’s showing that libertarian blinkered bias for excesses.

      I’m sure in Stossell’s mind the canary in the coal mine of “tolerance” is homosexuality. Libertarianism, inherently intersecting with libertinism, says, “If you’ll abide by my perversion/excess, I’ll abide by yours.”

      Christians and regular conservatives on the sidelines who are saying, in effect, “You’re all crazy” basically don’t count in the equation. They may be abused at will and the “tolerance” meter never quivers an inch.

      • Timothy Lane says:

        Precisely. I have no idea that Stossel is translating “tolerant” purely in liberal terms, as accepting or even approving socially aberrant behavior. This failure to realize the crucial importance of freedom to dissent is an extremely large blind spot for too many libertarians.

    • Leigh Bravo says:

      So true! My typo on the Mohr thing. Corrected on my actual site but missed it on this one!
      I have quit labeling myself because in today’s world, Democrats are actually socialists, the old republicans are actually Democrats and tea party members are truly Republicans. It begins to get confusing with all the mis labels….anyway, I think we all support the same things and want the liberal, evil doers out of office!!! Thanks for the comments!

      • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

        Don’t be afraid to ask for a correction. No matter how many times I read through my own stuff, stuff slips through. It’s been corrected.

        • Timothy Lane says:

          I know what you mean. Every time I finish a FOSFAX, I’m afraid to find what typos will be in my own material even though Elizabeth and I both proofread it extensively. And while I’m at it, I notice that a few posts above, I have “no idea” when I meant “no doubt” (some of my typos are very peculiar).

    • Rosalys says:

      “un-PC” – wear it like a badge of honor!

  5. NAHALKIDES NAHALKIDES says:

    Don’t apologize for being angry, Leigh – anger is the correct response to what Barack Obama and the Democratic Left are doing to us. We should be outraged, and so should our leaders, but we don’t seem to have any. Conservatives don’t control the Republican Party, and the Establishment-men who do are never angry with Democrats, but are often so with us.

    A good Conservative candidate would encourage popular anger. By rights, Obama should be worried about a popular revolution removing him, Dirty Harry Reid, and Princess Nancy Pelosi from power.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      …anger is the correct response to what Barack Obama and the Democratic Left are doing to us.

      That is so true. Only evil or deranged people do stuff that would anger any normal person and then say, “Wow, you’re so angry.” Anger has its place. Rage, maybe not. Boiling angst. No. Chronic grievance. Never. But righteous anger at clear injustices? It is downright godly.

  6. Leigh Bravo says:

    Actually, I agree. I will not apologize for being an angry American! I have tried very hard to write articles that state the facts and ask the questions. But after a nasty response from a left winger, I had had about enough!!! I have gotten more responses on this article than others, so maybe the anger is finally bubbling up with others who have refused to see the truth, but have had their wallets and lives affected and now want the king out of office. All we can do is continue to beat the drum, push the Politicians and used our combined strength for good… Like with the Costco deal. When we stick together, we all win!!!

  7. Terrific piece, Leigh — I share your impatience with our national idiocy. It is my hope that millions of us are hitting the end of our nice guy days, then perhaps the ship can start to right itself. Thanks for the rant.

  8. Billiam says:

    There’s a difference between tolerating someone else’s speech, or thought, vs. tolerating that which is wrong or destroys a community/Nation. The left wants to tolerate damn near anything except Constitutional Conservatives and traditionalists. It’s a recipe for disaster, as we’re unfortunately witnessing.

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