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Laura A. Case: Why I left the GOP

Steamboat Springs — I recently wrote a letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. It was written with a long overdue sense of encouragement, brought on by recent events nationally. — I recently wrote a letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. It was written with a long overdue sense of encouragement, brought on by recent events nationally.

— I recently wrote a letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. It was written with a long overdue sense of encouragement, brought on by recent events nationally.

I am a single mother of two boys, raising them on my own. I have tried to raise them as I was raised, with common sense, integrity, values, strong work ethic and the attitude that anything is possible in America. I raise them in hopes that one day they will become good husbands, fathers and citizens of this wondrous country.

I had to thank Mr. Steele for helping with my recent decision to leave the Republican Party and become an independent. The actions of 90 percent of the politicians are deplorable, but I must say that the actions of my old party (since 1989) are truly reprehensible. The recent events in Delaware, Alaska, Colorado and Florida, to name just a few, have shown my children and I just how corrupt, immature, narcissistic, power-hungry and un-American both parties truly are nowadays. As an aside, the GOP's latest attempt at the Contract with America is so 1994, with water-downed, Democrat-light policies that prove that Mr. Steele and others still aren't listening to the vast majority of citizens. We want Obamacare repealed, period. Not replaced. The Republicans still don't understand their own base. With that said, here was my message to Mr. Steele:

Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way. Because the Republican National Committee refuses to do the leading and you won't get out of the way, I presume that you will be following. I am a proud conservative who votes principles, not party, which would behoove you to emulate in actions, not words.