You may have never wondered how the republican party came into being, but it’s pretty interesting history. They came out of the Wig party in the 1850’s. One Senator from the Wig party almost gave up his life when he was almost beaten to death by another Senator of the Wig party right on the Senate floor because he was standing up for what he believed in, that there should be no slavery in the US. Politicians with integrity and commitment got together after that and stared the Republican party. I learned all this today because my mistress was listening to Glenn Beck (again!)
This story made me compare (in my dog mind) what is going on now in the Republican Party with the old guard versus the new Tea Party conservatives. Can we expect something similar in the future? I’m getting as fanatical as my mistress on politics these days. Maybe I’m watching too much TV.
The following link is the Glenn Beck story about this which he told during a park clean up in DC. I hope there hadn’t been too many dogs in that park recently. Probably not if they didn’t even want WWII vets in there. http://www.glennbeck.com/2013/10/12/we-have-to-be-the-people-who-show-the-new-way-glenn-joins-tea-party-leaders-in-effort-to-clean-up-d-c-monuments/
Your friend, Harley
- Levin: Something Wrong with GOP When Cruz, Lee, Paul Are Attacked by Party (breitbart.com)
- Glenn Beck Reveals Story of GOP Coup of Freedoms Works — Time For The Independent Party — Videos (raymondpronk.wordpress.com)