The Mayo-rial contest in the city of Rochester this year will be between the a Democratic and a Green Party Candidate, the Republicans will not field a candidate. How sad, is the Grand Old Party in its death throes? The Republicans must feel that they appeal to so few people in the city of Rochester that they don't want to waste time fielding even a token Candidate for Mayor. If you look at the party at the national level who could support them? After trying to repeal Obabmacare over 40 times and losing a national presidential election over Obamacare, they shut down the government trying to De-fund Obamacare, in the name of the “people”. In the meantime the “people” are so eager to sign up for Obamacare that the computer systems are overwhelmed. The Republican farm bill increases subsidies to farmers while cutting food stamps. They are threatening to force the United States into default unless “entitlements” are cut. I and many other people I know worked very hard and long for our Social Security, paying into the fund. Yes we are “entitled” to our money. The Republicans attack the rights of minorities in this country trying to restrict their access to polls. The Republicans offer no alternatives to healthcare reform, joblessness, Global warming and a host of other problems facing the country.
So how did a party whose first elected President was Abraham Lincoln, Honest Abe evolve into the party of dishonest George, and the tea party? Lincoln freed the slaves and and upheld African Americans Human rights. Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg address upheld the principle of “Government of the people, by the people, and for the people”. The Republicans, whose Saint Ronald Reagan, said “The government is the problem”? If the Government is of the people and the problem is government then the problem is the people or at least the 99% of them, which is why the Republicans have abandoned.