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1848 Whig Party campaign poster for Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore (Source: Wikimedia commons) 1848 Whig Party campaign poster for Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore (Source: Wikimedia commons)  

Liberal activist group wants to destroy Republican Party, send it ‘the way of the Whigs’

A new liberal super PAC is openly calling for the destruction of the Republican Party because, as the group’s founder argues, the GOP is “no longer a viable political party interested in debate and exchange of positive ideas.”

Cesar Ruiz, the founder of new political action group Haphak America, said his organization’s “mission” is to “expose that the sole national purpose of the Republican Party is not to act in the interests of American citizens, or even of its party members, but to defeat a sitting, duly elected president.”

Because he thinks the GOP only stands for defeating President Barack Obama and nothing else – what he says is a “self-serving purpose” – Ruiz thinks the Republican Party “should [be] disqualif[ied] … as a viable representation of the people it purports to serve.”

The PAC leader says he thinks the “Republican Party needs to go the way of the Whigs and make way for the emergence of another political party intent on working on the behalf of the American people.” The demise of the Whig Party before the Civil War made way for the creation of the Republican Party.

Ruiz said his group plans to use media and grassroots organizers to achieve its goal – and he said the organization will use “the very ruling that Republicans created through the Supreme Court ruling of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, and use all legal resources at its disposal to create a positive and significant political change in all 50 states by 2016.”

“Complete reversals of previously long held positions of the Republican Party have made this goal of winning the presidency at all cost obvious,” Ruiz added. “The party has abandoned long held values and implemented obstructionist policies that have assisted in the crippling of the economy, resulting in millions of jobs lost.”

Ruiz said, too, that the GOP has “become a subversive element by manipulating voter ID laws and rulings through their systematic strategy to disenfranchise 5 million voters, evident most recently in 3 key battle ground states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida, using these tactics to regain power.”

Haphak America’s website shows candidates it has endorsed, including Democratic Senate candidates Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, Tim Kaine in Virginia and Richard Carmona in Arizona. It has also endorsed Maine independent Senate candidate Angus King.

The group’s federal election commission records show it was formed this summer.

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