My question to the GOP is indeed, "What have you done for me lately?" They are trying to bring up the past of Abraham Lincoln abolishing slavery and how once upon a time the Republican party was more friendly to blacks than the Democratic party. History cannot be denied but neither can the present nor the recent past. The last I knew the GOP wanted rape victims to live everyday with a reminder of a traumatic experience by carrying and birthing a child that resulted from the rape. The last I knew the GOP was interested in de-funding an organization that provides healthcare to women in need. The last I knew the GOP was interested in internally taking pictures of my uterus. The last I knew the GOP tried to cheat the 2012 election (you know that wasn't even six months ago). The last I knew the GOP wanted to keep people like me from voting. The last I knew the GOP thinks that half of the country are freeloaders. The last I knew a conservative Supreme Court Justice said that protecting my right to vote was a "racial entitlement." The last I knew GOP leaders wouldn't even stand up and denounce the blatant disrespect of the first black president. The last I knew the GOP wasn't interested in putting the country first, they were only interested in making, now two-term President Obama, a one-term president. The last I knew the GOP abandoned some of their own policies just to oppose the President. The last I knew the GOP will not stand up to the NRA and do what the majority of the public wants and enact common sense gun legislation. The last I knew the GOP keeps senselessly trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The last I knew and finally focus groups gave the RNC chair courage to say what I and others have known, the GOP was out of touch, not inclusive and the party of the rich.
As much as I appreciate the Republican party of old, that party is no more. A vote for that party would be a vote against my interests. So tell me again, GOP, what you have done for me lately? Obviously the GOP does not have an answer to that question, but I most certainly do.