I am talking about the future of Colorado, and the issues we face, when I am asked to “explain myself” about Trump. These people that ask this somehow believe that Trump is always the only topic…it is not. They ask me to provide any criticism I have about Trump, and when I don’t just trash him, they give me the “Ah Ha” response, and begin anew with attacks on Trump.
These are not the Dems… These people do not want to discuss anything that is positive unless it is veiled as an attempt to feign support for Trump. I have been asked to accept these people back into the party because it is the right thing to do…who asked them to leave?
Opinions Matter, and Everyone Has One
I want to voice my opinion in conversations and hear theirs. It is hard, because they are self proclaimed experts on my thoughts, my values, my acumen, my devotion to country, my vote, and my life. You cannot have conversations with fellow GOP member’s that want you to “forgive and forget” the past, when their true agenda is to hope their cause will rise again if only I will change my thinking and denounce the things our President stands for and has accomplished in just two weeks.
I do not know where these people got such confirmation and authority over my vote, my parties direction, or my preferences, but it is not my business to tell them how to believe. I believe that you let people with free agency worship Who, Where, and How they May. I hold that as a truth….until they mutiny the ship.
After they were heard out, they demanded to take action to continue to be heard (For all of Us). When that failed them, we in Colorado and across the nation got a show of hostage taking at the convention, and then they walked out. When that did not meet their needs, they persisted in working against us and the decided candidate for our party until the election.
No Room for Mutiny
After the election, this group has joined transparently to attack Trump on every issue, act or value carefully cloaked as “concerned” GOP wanting to “Morally hold Trump” to their standards. Again, this is their right. What they don’t have the “Right” to do is question me on what I see Trump doing for the party, country and me. They attack everything said, and not said, to draw you into a conflict they cannot let go of.
Facts Are Facts
Here are the facts. We have a platform. We need to focus on the people’s agenda for that platform, and to do the work regardless of the man, cabinet and people engaging the platform on our behalf at the DC level. If Trump makes mistakes, he can be removed in four years…until then, I cannot, and will not, help you salve your egos and positions, as I am busy working through my own filters towards the parties efforts.
If you want to succeed in your goal by continuing to hijack mine, I do not find you ready to be “Forgiven” or “Serious” about the goals of the work the party must do to succeed in 2018. I won’t continue to defend my vote, my rights, my avenues to liberty with you, but, I will make one concession to you. I will understand your focus, and I will work shoulder to shoulder to support the platform and values of the party…no matter how different we both may see them.