Bayshore Tea Party backed freeholder candidate Ed Pekarsy responded to an email invitation to a Monmouth County Young Republicans social event with a rant disparaging the Monmouth GOP.
While I am glad to see that Monmouth county YR’s are continuing on our traditions and prescribing to our republican principals, I did want to inform your group that over the past several years, what I knew as Republicans have changed. In many ways, old guard establishment republicanism now means larger government spending and more legislating against our freedoms while an arrogant elitism have captured the party that WE all dislike and we all have come to associate with the left in this country.
The email distribution list includes numerous Monmouth County Republican elected officials, Municipal Chairs, a state GOP staffer, a State GOP Committeeman, county employees, and former elected and party officials. Note to YR Chair Jessica Reyes…bcc is your friend.
Pekarsky went on to tell his audience that they are alienating “our own republican brothers and sisters.”
Now, having said that and being a former dues-paying member of Monmouth YR’s, I felt I needed to reach out again to your group and inform young republicans about republican(s), who seem to be neglected and ostracized within our own party and our own republican brothers and sisters.I personally now belong to a group of dedicated constitutional / conservative republicans who are running under the banner of Republicans for Conservative Leadership (R4CL) here in Monmouth county. I wanted to inform fellow former and present YR’s, that we live and work here in Monmouth County, we always vote for true republicans, we never vote for the leftists and yet, the party I have always identified myself with as 20’s-something republican are now labeling me and those I associate with as tea-party nut jobs, big mouth amateurs and those who have no place in the political process system etc. I am a 34 year old republican! I always have been and always will be a republican! And in all honesty, this group of conservatives, now reflect the original and true republican values I have always associated myself with, including when I was a Monmouth YR’s back in the early 2000s.
My group of republicans stand for a STRONG reduction in government spending levels, we uphold a very PRO-second and tenth amendment, we INSIST on the right to give parents of kids, the choice on how they want educate their own kids and NOT some bureaucrat on state payroll to dictate what they need to “learn”. We are staunch supporters of America’s military and their families; and we stand up to PROTECT those who can’t voice for themselves their God given life, liberty and happiness.
My group, R4CL vigorously opposes EVERY disgraceful liberal agenda item and their twisted ideologies. We as the REAL Republicans FIGHT against the continuous blurring of the ideological line between liberalism and establishment republicanism.
Pekarsky concluded his email with a hope to chat with ya’ll.
And he doesn’t like being referred to as a big mouthed amateur tea party nut job.