This is odd. A Ph.D., a former Bush 41 presidential speechwriter and twice a U.S. delegate to the United Nations, and a spokesperson for Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, Janice Shaw Crouse, just wrote one of the single best pieces I have read expressing my tremendous frustration with the GOP. It is a must read. A few snippets…

It boiled down to, according to Senator Santorum, essentially surrendering the issue of our fundamental freedoms — which is not likely to be acceptable to Tea Party activists, who are credited with enabling the Republican takeover of the House in 2010. Mr. Romney blew off the former senator’s concerns: “It’s not worth getting angry about.”

Such a blasé response was seen as evidence that establishment Republicans lack a strong conservative core and as proof that they don’t get the underlying reasons for the drubbing that the Democrats took in 2010. Worse, Romney’s throwaway remark seemed to emphasize the vast divide between country-club Republicans and the hurting, angry electorate who have seen their savings disappear and had their homes foreclosed, and who see the millstone of $16 trillion in debt diminishing the futures of their kids and grandkids.

The anger of Main-Street Americans turned white-hot when it became increasingly clear that ObamaCare mandates taxpayer funding of abortion, and then the Obama administration issued a federal mandate requiring coverage of abortion drugs, sterilization, and all FDA-approved contraceptives — including those that are abortifacients — by virtually all employers. Forcing faith-based institutions to provide these services violates their religious convictions and takes away “conscience clauses” — a radical intrusion of government into religious liberty. Voters saw a government that had already intruded into areas that were previously private and inviolate now forcing faithful believers to betray their values, beliefs, and consciences on central tenets of their faith.

And let’s face it. The GOP grassroots voters are not just angry at the radical left; they are angry at the go-along-to-get-along, country-club Republicans who are hung up on the power that big government confers and the spoils that go with it. Recent history indicates to voters that the establishment GOP lacks the stomach to stand up for conservative principles and fight for conservative policies — beginning with a balanced budget that addresses the fiscal crisis, government expansion, and runaway entitlements, as well as a determination to repeal ObamaCare and its inevitable health care rationing and skyrocketing health care costs.

You must read the whole thing.