Bozell to GOP: Keep Your Pledge on Taxes or Conservatives Will WalkNovember 29, 2012
Mr. Reince Preibus
Chairman, Republican National Committee
310 First Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Dear Chairman Preibus,
I fear it is 2006-2008 all over again. After conservatives lost faith and patience with the GOP’s disastrous performance advancing one Democrat-Lite initiative after another, conservatives said: Enough. Conservatives stopped working for GOP candidates, most especially the RINOs. Then the bank windows slammed shut. Conservative donors stopped funding the GOP and the Republican Party went broke.
If the GOP again abandons its pledge of fiscal responsibility, including the promise not to raise taxes on ANYONE, again conservatives will walk. This time we may not return.
Pure and simple, in the ongoing debate over the so called “fiscal cliff”, the Republican Party is giving new definition to the word surrender. The GOP is signaling a desire to abandon its solemn commitment to advance fiscal restraint. Liberals in Washington have overspent is, leading to this fiscal mess, and it is fundamentally unfair and unwise to impose any new taxes on Americans.