Back on May 13th, the Democrats elected their leadership. They reelected their chairman John Daniello. What is interesting is how the Democrats now have a gay activist as a vice chair, Lisa Goodman, the other vice chair is Jim Hussey, a retired union activist from the private sector and Karen Valentine a paid employee of a state employees union is the national committeewoman. Retired Speaker Bob Gilligan reemerged into the political scene as national committeeman bringing a perspective of 40 years in the legislature. The Democrats are not ashamed to be the party of special interests and government. I say “good for them”. Every group represented is a legitimate part of our public. Republicans should not be ashamed to be a party for taxpayers, families, business, constitutional civil rights and liberties, those who want to be safe on their streets and in their homes, and those who cannot stand for themselves such as the unborn, the mentally ill, and disabled. The Republican Party gets scrutiny about its leadership, are they Tea Party, Second Amendment advocates, business people, or Pro-life? I hope so. We are citizens too and have the right to representation in our government.