Spencer England: Elitist Republican Party officials trash 75 million GOP voters

 

EDITOR’s NOTE: This letter was submitted to WNLP by longtime Republican Spencer England.

As the La Porte Republican Party sets its sights to March 6 and electing a new chairman, vice chairman, secretary and treasurer, one thing remains painfully obvious at this point: The electors had better choose carefully because the establishment and their elitist guards still do not get it. They do not get the voters.

Over the past year, I and others like me have watched Mitch Feikes and Leigh Morris openly call for figurative rebellion against a sitting Republican president. They have openly criticized his policies and his actions, all the while reveling in the policies of Democratic opposition such as Joe Biden. “We the people” read letter after letter, written by these individuals, putting down the person a large majority of La Porte County voters wanted as president. They simply do not understand the oaths taken as a representative of our party and what is important to us. 

These political “elites” and their cliques have constantly berated our former president and former head of their party, Mr. Trump, and his policies – all the while screaming a Republican anthem. The problem is that it was merely their own anthem they espoused and not the theme of the party they chose to be members of. The thoughts they project are their own, not the thoughts of the party, or the people therein.

Bear in mind however, this goes way beyond Donald Trump. Trump was only a catalyst brought to us by these elitist-types themselves. I don’t care if it’s Mr. Trump, or myself, or any future Republican candidate; the Republican voters will decide who the nominee will be – not these ideologues.  In my mind, this truly oversteps the boundaries of trust in the voters. They lay claim to our ethics, all the while pursuing their own gain and glory.

One of the greatest Republicans to this day, Ronald Reagan, was clear about this very mistake. In 1966, while running for governor, he coined the phrase “The Eleventh Commandment,” citing, “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.” 

Even today, it is not simply about Trump. They simply do not get “it” – what the average Joe thinks or feels on a day-to-day basis. They revel in their own causes and emotions based on an ideological thought process they have learned through politicking over the years. Simply put, they – as other politicians – have lost all sense of reality to the average Mr. and Mrs. America. It goes without saying how simple it is to berate another or their ideas or policies without providing either a better resolution to a problem, or simply put, to provide the alternative option (i.e. a political opposing party’s viewpoints, in which case it could be advised to simply join the other team, rather than knocking one of your own.)

As the chairman of the GOP for La Porte County, and as a precinct committeeman, it is not their job to degrade any Republican person – especially doing so as representatives of the party. It is, however, their duty to support any representative running in their party based on ethical guidance in the State Republican Party Rules and Procedures as an official speaker for the party.  This just shows you how elitist they are. These two men seem to believe they should be the one picking the candidate instead of the voter. They believe they are smarter than the 75 million voters from the 2020 election.  

This elitist attitude is exactly why most conservative Republicans no longer believe in their party. What do these La Porte County Republicans think, that we are all stupid? That can be the only reason they believe we should not be allowed to choose the candidate of our choice. They don’t realize this is not about Donald Trump, this is about a party that continues to ignore the vast number of conservatives across America who are fed up about being told what to do. 

In all my years of following politics, I cannot think of the last time the Republican Party chairman decided to publicly choose one candidate of the other party over another. This is exactly why you are going to see others like Trump come into the candidate mix. Remember, if Mr. Trump were to start a third party today, potentially 70 million voters may leave the Republican Party almost immediately. I hope they bear this in mind when they spout off their ideals and rhetoric. 

In closing, I want to express my belief that everyone has a right to their own personal views, but not as a Republican party official. Both Mr. Morris and Mr. Feikes have morally and ethically violated the very oath they have sworn to as representatives of the party. I am calling on both individuals to resign immediately.

Spencer England

Lifelong Republican, vice precinct committeeman

27 Responses to “Spencer England: Elitist Republican Party officials trash 75 million GOP voters”

  1. Bill Proud

    Feb 26. 2021

    Not all Republicans want to be part of a cult or try to take over the capital when an election is lost .

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    • Tom Heise

      Feb 26. 2021

      Your right Bill Proud we Republicans don’t want to be part of your Democratic Socialist cult ! Quit calling 75 million people cultist !

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    • Rob

      Feb 26. 2021

      There is no party. There is only corporations and politicians do their bidding and those of special interests and lobbyists. Keeping America divided is good for business.

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      • Steve

        Feb 27. 2021

        Trump will be convicted of multiple crimes within the next 2 years and never be relevant again! Thank God!! As for La Porte Republicans…….they are the reason La Porte never moves forward……we are stuck in the mud of a dying city!! Every city within 100 miles is more vibrant than La Porte!!

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  2. Left LaPorte

    Feb 26. 2021

    Well Dorothy, we are obviously NOT in America as many of us became aware of after this last presidential election. If Republicans don’t wake up, start working together and get serious, they will struggle to win future elections! Irregardless of the conspiracy theories! So get ready for 2022.

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  3. Me not you

    Feb 26. 2021

    I agree political officials have a duty to represent their voters. Unfortunately the local problem Mr. England talks about is wide spread through-out our country. It’s been too long since our elected representatives worked together for the people of this country. I fear the future of our country because of all the divisiveness and inability to work together for the good of all.

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  4. Macy Atonder

    Feb 26. 2021

    I think we would all be better off if Ms Obama was president. She would unify both parties to work together.

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  5. Arlene Nelson

    Feb 26. 2021

    Thank you Spencer England for a well written letter expressing how a large number of us feel! I was very dismayed and disappointed in Mitch expressing his opinions also. Certainly not representative of the majority of local Republicans. I consider myself well informed and at my age of 70 a person of experience who is a clear thinker. It is time to replace the current “Leadership” with Patriotic Christian Conservative folks who actually are loyal to our Republican values. I am proud of President Trump and all that he accomplished and I would like local Republican Leadership to feel proud too! We have to stand up for our duly elected Leaders and pull together for the betterment of our Society.

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  6. Voted Red and Blue

    Feb 26. 2021

    To say you shouldn’t ever question someone in your party is absolutely ludicrous. Question Republicans who incite violence and racism and things that entirely un-Christian and Unamerican.

    It’s also interesting that What’s New LaPorte didn’t make it clear that Spencer England’s post in no way reflects their views or opinions. Is this website impartial?

    Stop combining Christian values with Republican values. There are many Democrats and Independents who are people of faith.

    Stop watching Fox News and CNN. Stop letting memes on Facebook and Instagram be your news.

    Realize that you might be scared. Scared of change. Scared of people who don’t look like you or sound like you or believe what you do but that these people can bring businesses and prosperity to your town that so desperately needs it. Hell, your current mayor begged an HGTV show to help renovate the town. What is happening? We used to be a city that supported each other no matter what side?

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    • Staff

      Feb 26. 2021

      Read the Editor’s Note. We at WNLP trust our readers to be of the intelligence to know that since such letters as Mr. England’s are expressing the thoughts of one group or individual identified in the post, that they are just that – not the thoughts of the source that publishes them.

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  7. Marilyn

    Feb 26. 2021

    Well said. It seems to have become a general practice to publicly bash whomever we don’t agree with. What happened to honoring those in power over us and everyone working together? If people spent their time praying for out elected officials instead of calling them out over every little thing, God could work miracles. Satan is having a heyday with all this divisiveness.

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  8. Donna

    Feb 26. 2021

    I totally agree with you Spencer!

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  9. Ron Chance

    Feb 26. 2021

    Mr England said many times in his post that it wasn’t about Trump what a joke.For the last five years he has marched to the tweets of the worst President in US history.

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    • Mr Real

      Feb 27. 2021

      The question is where was Mr. England at on Jan 6th? How does this guy get to write an article? How many times can you contradict yourself. You can’t have a opinion if your on GOP chair? But everyone is entitled to there opinion. This article is what’s wrong with this country, people like you. Good luck with that third party thats laughable. Trump couldn’t even win in the GOP. Have a mind of your own. Keep flying that trump flag and I’ll fly my american flag.

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  10. Sherry

    Feb 26. 2021

    So in other words…regardless what a member of your party says or does you are to support them faithfully? I call that a cult.

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    • truthbetold

      Feb 27. 2021

      I agree with you Sherry. If it talks like a cult, act like a cult then call it a cult. Pass the Kool Aid please!

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  11. Joe

    Feb 26. 2021

    Donald Trump is a boorish, willfully ignorant, and shamelessly self-centered charlatan who is wholly unfit to serve. Sadly it comes as little surprise his message appeals to such a disturbingly large percentage of Americans.

    We can only hope the columnist’s sentiment comes true and that the GOP fractures leaving them all politically irrelevant as punishment for the scourge they’ve unleased on this country. They certainly have the right man for the job since the Trump loyalty tests are relentless and he seems to divide, conquer, and destroy everything he touches.

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  12. Bill Proud so

    Feb 27. 2021

    Tom Heise when you pledge loyality to a man and not your country it is a cult.. Many Republicans have been leaving the party since the election..Call those people Trump supporters that attacked the Capital if you want Spencer was there. Send your 1400 dollars back when you get it if you think Democrats are socialists.

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  13. Tax Man

    Feb 27. 2021

    Thank you Spencer for articulating the feelings of real Republicans who believe in supporting and following the Constitution of this great country. It’s truly sad to read comments from the indoctrinated ( thanks to our public education system) Dems that believe destruction of the greatest country in the history of our planet should be their goal. If these elitist Dems (LOL) were actually free thinking adults they would have the intelligence to read factual history that would guide them in making rational current and future decisions and avoid failed governmental systems and policies that were practiced in other countries of the world.

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  14. Sharon

    Feb 27. 2021

    The Republican Party worked well for many years. For whatever reason (I attribute it to the dumbing down of America with the reality t.v., inane sitcoms, vapid idols like the Kardashians…blah, blah) people’s values and perceptions changed. The Republican Party elected a reality t.v. ego maniac who bragged about living large, had a well-dressed (and undressed) trophy wife, and whose narcissistic personality compelled him to confuse reality with fantasy. The party imploded, what sparkled like gold turned out to be rust, and if some of the local noteworthy Republicans expressed their opinion–as evidenced by this column–all hell breaks loose. Ever think maybe these gentlemen (and where are the women, by the way?) are really trying to re-set the party to the way it was when it worked? No, I didn’t think so. P.S. How is that traveling golden idol doing for you? Check out the ending of the story in the Bible when the people “made for themselves a golden idol.”

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  15. Sharon D.

    Feb 27. 2021

    Mr. Real, I am just as curious as you are as to how someone who took part in the national tragedy that occurred on Jan. 6th at our Capitol building would have the audacity to submit a diatribe of regurgitated right wing political vomit and criticize his own local party leaders in a public forum. Moreover, I am appalled that the writer would suggest that the vast number of Republicans or conservatives really want to support such a lame political candidate for President in the future — as all the information currently presented in hearings have more than showed who the responsible parties are for the destruction of the Capitol and attempted murder and murder of those who tried to protect it.

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  16. Mike Castanello

    Feb 27. 2021

    Mr. Bill Prous, I will gladly send my $1400 tax return back if you will do the same. Please use yours to house and support the illegal aliens that are flooding into this country. Please vaccinate them as they enter our country illegally and provide them with housing…Thanks, Mike

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  17. B. Thankful

    Feb 27. 2021

    Thank you Mr. Trump, Mr Pence and your staff for your work on saving lives from abortion, for everything you have done to put America First, reducing taxes on job creators, and on the American family, repealing job killing regulations on businesses, building the wall to help stop the endless flood of drugs and illegal immigrants, for killing al-Baghdadi and ordering the killing of Qasem Soleimani who engineered the murder of untold numbers of American soldiers. For honoring promises to Israel that past presidents have lacked the courage to honor, for treating Netanyahu as a friend instead of a nuisance……..Oh yes and then there is the Kestone Pipeline that put thousands of Americans to work The list of achievements can go on and on…We need to pray for and honor the leaders in charge if we agree with them or not. Lord willing there will be another election.

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  18. Me

    Feb 27. 2021

    Can’t we just get along! God bless America. Skip the drama

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  19. David Solomon

    Feb 27. 2021

    Who can the Republicans who believe in progress, God and the betterment for ALL believe in? Because it’s not this current crop of Repubs.

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  20. Annemarie or Annie Polan

    Mar 03. 2021

    Those of you calling the thugs who attacked the capital on Jan 6th “Trump supporters” are woefully ignorant. You are talking about a few dozen thugs who planned the whole thing weeks in advance and the FBI was aware of it ahead of time. Some of the ignorant remarks on this site sicken me; guess they only listen to the main stream media who only feed them the news they want them to hear. I agree with Spencer England wholeheartedly. And sick of people bashing the former president but not once giving credit where credit is due. He had the best policies of any president, EVER. Now look what we’ve got. Thousands of jobs lost, a mess at the border, cancel culture, and the list goes on; it’s mind boggling. I’m afraid for our country’s future.

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  21. John Smith

    Mar 13. 2021

    We are letting this joker write things in the newspaper?! I am going to assume he is a bit biased…

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