Every identity begins with a definition. Republicans enjoy their identity as "the party of no". They prefer it because is a benign identity with very little emotional baggage for shallow thinkers. It is more correct to identify the GOP as the party of hate, anger, fear, self-loathing, division, greed, and sedition bordering on treason. And it is this real identity of the Republican Party that has made America, Democracy, and the middle class very very sick, both literally and figuratively.
Hate is a cancer that eats and destroys the best cells and organs of a nation. Fear and anger is a ticking biological and emotional time bomb ready to explode and destroy every biological, social, and emotional goodness in its shadow. Sedition and treason is a heart attack waiting to happen whose only goal is to kill a nation. Greed kills, tarnishes the soul of the nation and makes emotional thinkers easy gullible target for economic predators. How is any of his good for America?
The Republican party went to great lengths to define itself as the party that appeals to a dumb down America because it believed that defined the majority of Americans. When that is the appeal of your party that is what the party attracts. And that is what the party becomes.
Conservatives have convinced its base that the only patriotic American is one who hates everyone who is not rich and white, promotes hate and division, makes fun of intelligence and critical thinking, promotes the violations of civil rights for certain American Citizens, and considers education and intelligent discourse to be elitist behavior beneath the dignity of "real Americans".
Why do conservatives rail against science, education, and critical thinking, because these three things exposes lies and national sickness to the light of healing truth. It lets women, veterans, civil service employees, and other middle class and working class Americans realize the economic, emotional, and physical abuse which conservatives have inflicted on America. This abusive relationship has inflicted a virtual cancer on the soul of democracy and on the body that is America.
Conservatives in the GOP have defined the Republican party as the party that believes public schools should be run by corporations, even though it is corporations and corporate CEOs who, without government regulations, take advantage of poor, working class, and middle class Americans.
What value is there in a political party that preaches to the American Publlic that they can't trust the government--a government of which they are a working part? On this issue they are almost right. As long as Americans from so called redstates continue to send Republicans to congress who work very hard at obstructing and denying anything that benefits women, families, veterans, the working class, and the middle class, American will be more vulerable to debilitating sickness.
There is no value in trusting the Republican Party if that is their belief. Is that any different from injecting your body with live cancer cells and expecting those live cancer cells to protect you from cancer? Really?
Eventually, America must confront the malignant cells that produce the Cancer within. It must accept the premise that a "house divided cannot stand", let alone prosper. It must reject the party that have made some Americans afraid of education and of its own government. It must reject a party who have made too many Americans believe that "white people" must arm themselves in preparation to overthrow the United States Federal Government.
Have no fear America. We can cure this cancer. In 2014 and in the upcoming 2016 presidential campaign, vote these malignant cells out of federal government, state government, and preserve a healthy America.