It appears as though a well organized ultra right wing group of local Republican “Tea Parties for Palin”, anti-Darwin, Confederate Flag waving types are rising out of the ashes of the former staid old foxhunting and country club Eisenhower Republican Party here in Chester County. It looks like the local Chester County Republicans may condense into Ideologues who are very good at energizing each other and not much else.
They have formed a local group called “Chester County Action, Americans for Christian Traditions in our Nation” (sounds more than a little KKKish) and a Pennsylvania wide “Pennsylvania Conservative Council”.
All it would take is a light to moderate countywide voter turnout to reduce the Republican Parties influence in Chester County even further. A heavy voter turnout might almost eliminate the local Republican Party.
At the same time the Chester Democratic Party is growing with each Election; each Election, not just the General Election in the fall. You also need to keep in mind that the “Country Club Republicans” of the Eisenhower area are living and possibly reflexively voting to the memory of that long gone Republican Party. And most of those Republicans are in their 80s.
The flag of that “Eisenhower Republican Party” ideology has been picked up by the Democratic Party that now represents the views of the overwhelming majority of Americans. That fact is being demonstrated by voting patterns all across our Nation.
We have to be careful what we wish for. It is not a good thing to have a one party system. It would be much better to choose from two qualified candidates from either party than to choose from one qualified Democrat and one tinfoil hat, extremist screwball Republican. The tinfoil hat Republican types are usually very well armed and if frustrated enough could turn to violence.
There are some interesting articles on the local condition here:
Check out the Daily Local Dan blog from:
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The battle for the soul of the Chester County Republican Party
It's no secret that the county GOP is in the midst of an ideological battle
Lots more reading at “Chester County Democrats”:
More on creationism and education
Posted by CCDs on Jun 25th, 2009
“Creationism” seems to have entered the West Chester Area School district race with one candidate’s controversial statement at a forum before the primary election (see “WCASD candidate Wingerter on creationism”).
“Surprise ‘Hate Crimes’ Bill Gets Hearing Thursday; Must Be Stopped”
Posted by CCDs on Jun 22nd, 2009
[Dems, progressives, civil rights and gay activists, get ready for the right wing extremist onslaught:
(Liberty for whom?)
Posted by CCDs on May 24th, 2009
NYTimes, May 24, 2009, p. A19
University Bans Club for Democrats
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Phila Inquirer, 5/21/09, p. B6
Many factors cited in defeat of Chesco incumbents
By Kathleen Brady Shea
Inquirer Staff Writer