Frederick’s Republican Party Needs Soul Searching

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With Chairman James Dvorak stepping down from the Frederick County Republican Central Committee (FCRCC) beginning June 1, now might be a good time for the “Party” to take a long hard look in the mirror.  The turnover in the FCRCC is cause for reflection.

Not only is the Republican Party in Frederick County bleeding FCRCC committee members, it’s bleeding registered Republican voters.   Frederick isn’t alone, it seems to be a statewide problem.

In case the Grand Old Party hasn’t noticed, your demographics have changed.   It has become the champion of the Every-Man.  They can thank President Donald J. Trump for any gains they may have made in recent years.  He alone is responsible for breathing life into a party that was viewed no differently than the Democrat Party, i.e., tone-deaf, self-interested bureaucrats and nothing more.

How many Republican voters are aware there is a Republican Central Committee here in Frederick County?   Are folks aware of what they do?  Unless you are a political wonk or have run for office yourself, odds are the public doesn’t know them or what their function is.

Honestly, that’s not on the voter, that’s on the Party. 

I didn’t have to go to a Starbucks to know who they were.  They found me.  I don’t care for them, so I stick with my McDonald’s or Krispy Kreme coffee.  Political parties are no different.  They have to find the people where they are and convince them their product is the best choice out there – they are there to serve “their” needs.

Republicans, you don’t hold $250 per ticket events and expect to attract a variety of people to your Party, especially the new party demographic.  You don’t hold all your events in a dingy basement with mediocre food and attract a variety of people.  Where are your spiritual, child friendly or family centered events?  You are aware you are the party of family values, right?

The Democrat Party is aborting babies minutes before birth in their 9th month, but they still manage (I have no idea how) to hold and attract family centered events.  Now they want to proselytize to them, but still they get families to attend their events.  If Democrats can dress up their toxic message then Republicans should have throngs flocking to their in-your-face messages of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Democrats reveled in the fact the traditional Republican Party was full of old guys and gals, and they were just waiting for us all to die off before swooping in and convincing everyone why they should love socialism.

Republican values haven’t ceased to exist. They just couldn’t find a party to call home so they moved to the columns of the “Unaffiliated”. 

You had almost four years to win some Republicans back, but so far your anti-Trumpers and cowards are blowing it for you.  Either grow a spine and toss them aside for the Democrats they are, or be prepared to bleed more voters into the columns of the unaffiliated.

The Frederick County Council isn’t majority blue because there are more Democrats in the county.  It’s majority blue because you keep failing to put forth REAL conservatives.  Trump-like conservatives who are unafraid to defend God, families, life and yes, science – that’s who you keep tossing aside like dirty socks. 

“Truth” is not subjective.  There isn’t “your truth” and “my truth”.  There is only “the” truth.  Put forth some candidates willing to proclaim there are only two genders, man isn’t powerful enough to change the climate, and anal sex should never be taught to elementary school children; well, then you might start winning some elections.

Originally posted May 8, 2020.

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Cindy A. Rose began writing for the Tentacle in 2011 trying to raise awareness over things happening within Frederick County Public Schools. She began keeping a close watch on FCPS when she learned there were not enough air conditioned buses for special needs children during the hot Maryland summers. The Tentacle offered her a place to share her concerns with her community when local newspapers didn’t always. Cindy had the opportunity to buy the Tentacle from creator/owner John W. Ashbury in 2019, so she did. She believed then, as she believes now, our communities, friends and neighbors have important things to say that needs to be shared with those living around them. Large corporate news companies don’t always share in those passions and concerns. The Tentacle is a local news, commentary and community website run by citizens, for citizens. Its success depends on your participation.