Delaware County is about to make history…
Never before has the Grand Old Party had a union leader, and not just any union leader, but the president of a chapter AFL/CIO endorsed to run as a candidate in any election as a Republican.
Are the local party bosses telling us the most Republican candidate we have is someone involved in an organization that has been clearly antithetical to the Republican party for almost a century? Or perhaps they think this is their best chance to run a candidate who would certainly not pass the scrutiny of a primary election cycle? The candidate endorsed by the Republican party is AFL/CIO president Paul Mullen.
The logic presented by party leadership is that they need to be more inclusive. Where have we heard that argument before? We clearly see how dysfunctional our federal leadership is for these very same reasons. Time and time again on the national level conservatives are told they cannot be elected because they need to change their stance on illegal immigration, raising taxes, a whole host of social issues plus (insert cause du jour) many other reasons. This is simply false.
Voters want clear choices in a campaign. Yet at the same time voters seek middle ground and compromise when it come to governing. Compromise should never mean conservatives must abandon everything we hold true to appease the opposing viewpoint while receiving little or nothing in return. That is not compromise that is capitulation.
All of Delaware County is watching very closely the 161st Legislative District over the next few weeks, so too will most of Pennsylvania. This seemingly minor election in the Philadelphia suburbs also has the potential to affect politics on a national level. There is a true conservative choice with ‘write in’ candidate Republican Lisa Esler.
Delaware County will most certainly make history in a few short weeks but the question is how…
Will the voters of the 161st vote in favor of the GoP endorsed candidate to further blur the lines between the two major parties and contribute to a single party government under two separate names OR will we heed the clarion call to reject such a notion and stand firm in our opposition to bigger government and concentrated power that always leads to less liberty.
That choice is yours, my friends, and that choice is very clear…
Mr. Dychala lives in Aston