Ellis Washington at theamericanconservatives.org:
When the government fears the people there is liberty; when the people fear the government there is tyranny.
~ Thomas Jefferson
In May 2009, a little over a year ago I wrote a cathartic article expressing my profound disappointment in the Republican Party titled: “I Can No Longer Remain in the GOP.” (http://www.wnd.com/index.php/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=98936) Although I had been a Republican for 21 years since my grad school days at Harvard (ironically during the same time Barack Obama was there) what became the straw that broke the camel’s back for me was when I heard McCain aggressively state that the man he was running against (Barack Obama) would make an outstanding president and that conservatives out there who thought otherwise was just plain wrong.
At that moment I knew that the fix was in; that the GOP set up Senator John McCain as the fall guy in the face of the Democrats history-making nomination of the first Black president. Republicans were too afraid to put forth a candidate that could defeat this historical, messianic figure and cynically used Huckabee to thwart Mitt Romney’s much stronger candidacy.
Shortly after writing that article I received an offer from one of my long-time readers of my WorldNetDaily columns, Matt Charles, Chairman of the Marketing Committee of the American Conservative Party [ACP] to consider joining this organization. Recently Matt put me in touch with the Chairman of ACP, Butch Porter, who ironically told me of a similar ‘last straw’ situation we had regarding John McCain who during his second debate with Obama said America had to spend $300 billion on helping people refinance their mortgages.