We ALL approve this message
A new video out from the group We Approve This Message does an amazing job of showing how there used to be great Republican leaders, even presidents, who looked out for the interests of America and Americans. And how that is no longer true.
The video is one of the most powerful pieces I’ve seen in a long time and features an image by Eclectablog’s very own Anne C. Savage:
Have a look:
The video echoes a theme that Vice President Joe Biden talked about in his recent visit to Detroit. “This is not your father’s Republican Party,” Mr. Biden said. “This is not even Mitt Romney’s father’s Republican Party.”
And he’s right. Long gone is the time when Republicans were reasonable and worked with others, even Democrats, to get things done to improve the lives of Americans. There’s no longer room under their tent for moderates or those who would compromise. Former Michigan Governors William Milliken and George Romney, both Republicans, would not have a place in today’s Republican Party. Neither would Richard Nixon or Ronald Reagan. Their intent, as is so perfectly shown in the video, is to destroy their political adversaries and retain power, even if it harms the country. They have, of course, harmed to country in the process and we all pay that price.
Anne often talks about her father, now deceased. He was a reasonable, rational man and was definitely a Republican. She feels certain he wouldn’t approve of the Republican Party of 2012. She put it this way:
Personally, after spending a little time around Joe Biden, I think my dad would have really liked him, and my dad was a Republican. He would have been proud that I got to photograph him.
I think there are a LOT of Republicans out there who feel they have nobody to represent their views. That’s exactly the reason President Obama got their votes in 2008. And it’s exactly why he’ll get them again in 2012.