I’ve typically been one to support changing the Republican Party from the inside. Sadly, I no longer think that this is possible. The establishment leaders currently in charge, are too entrenched to be moved, and too stupid to be left in charge.
It’s time to move on. It is time for the Tea Party movement to unify, and go forward. Not as alternative candidates in a Republican primary, but as an alternative to Republicans in general…
The Republican Party establishment has long held onto the idea that they are still the “Grand Old Party”. But the truth is, the GOP has been monopolized by fat cats, political insiders, and interest groups. You don’t have to look any further than Carl Rove. Carl, the man who gave us John McCain, Mitt Romney, and backed the opposition for Senators Rubio from Florida and Cruz in Texas during the primaries.
If we are to revitalize our Party, we need to participate. We need to hold our leaders accountable to the ideals and principles found in the party platform. And furthermore, we should expect these representatives to stand and fight, unified, and unwavering. We can no longer afford to passively ride the rails to oblivion, our Country is at stake.
The following list of 10 steps is a start to get our Party back on track:
- Representative that do not uphold our conservative principles should be targeted in the primary process with serious conservative candidates.
- Representative that do not uphold our conservative principles should be removed from a Committee leadership roles.
- Representative that dishonor the office should be immediately removed, and publicly rebuked.
- John Boehner needs to be replaced as Speaker of the House.
- Our Party should champion a Balanced Budget Amendment and lead the charge from the halls of Congress to all 50 State houses.
- The Republican Party needs to embrace the Tea Party if it wants to survive.
- Our Party leaders should develop a single clear and concise message based on the party platform that is communicated loudly and often.
- Our Party leaders should develop a detailed plan to take back historically conservative voting blocks State by State, and vet potential primary candidates supporting only those that pledge to support the Republican Party Platform.
- The Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD) tactics used by the other side should be countered at every single opportunity.
- Carl Rove needs to go, we thank him for his accomplishments in 2004, but the last two Presidential elections have shown his ineffectiveness, bad judgement, and wrong ideas.
Wow, I can’t believe how long it has been since I posted anything here. Honestly, I’ve been so ticked off lately with the apparent coronation of Mitt RINO by everyone from Fox, all the way down to my local talk guys. I just have not felt like posting anything.
It’s amazing, I know a lot of people, and none of them are in the Romney camp, not a single one! Maybe it’s because I’m in the South, or more specifically Texas. But suffice it to say, no one I know is supporting Romney. A lot of the people I know were supporting Santorum, with one or two ‘Rontards’ in the bunch, and a many others were in the Newt camp with me.
But as it would happen again, we the voters in Texas get screwed again, having the primary decided before we even get a say. I could have lived with Santorum, or even Rick “Governor Good Hair” Perry, but here we are again with a RINO. That is a Republican In Name Only, for those of you from Lake Jackson. Of course, you guys should already know that, you keep sending one back to Congress every two years.
So what are we to do? Like the title of the post suggests, of course, hold your nose, and pull the Republican lever, and tell your friends to do the same. Unfortunately, the options are limited, and a RINO is better than a “commie” any day of the week. We have no choice but to get behind Mitt RINO, and make sure he captures the nomination. Then the next step, is to start looking for those conservative candidates starting on December 1 to run against Romney in 2016.
Taking a cue from other prominent Libertarians, Debra Medina is running for Texas Governor under the Republican banner. One only has to look to her stance on the decriminalization of drugs, to see through the Republican facade. Overall, her message is one I can get behind (fiscal responsibility, lower taxes, and property tax reform) until you get to some of the social values like illegal drugs or national security issues. When asked if she would support the winner of the Republican Primary if she did not win the nomination, she replied “Absolutely not”. To me this is very telling. Pair that up with the fact that Debra Medina was a field director for Ron Paul’s campaign in 2008, and the story becomes crystal clear. This is a candidate born out of the Rontard movement. More…
We will be posting more on this story, so keep checking in with us…
In a cage match fight to the death, John McCain would obliterate former POTUS Jimmy Carter by the second round if not the first. But for John McCain to come out and call Jimmy Carter “the worst President ever” on a recent Micheal Medved show, is a lot like the “pot calling the kettle black”. Of course its true, Jimmy Carter is the worst President ever, well until now, but the jury is still out on that one.
I put a lot of the blame about where the Republican Party is these days squarely on the shoulders of one man. And that man is John McCain. Sure, I voted for him (not in the primary) but what real choice did I have? Obama? or that crackpot jack ass from Lake Jackson Ron Paul? John McCain is repsonsible for about 80% of our current problems in the Republican Party, the rest belongs to now Fox contributor Carl “tiny dancer” Rove. There’s plenty of blame to go around, , the lemmings that fell right in step with their counterparts on the left on the tarp bailouts did not help their case out either. But still the majority of the problem belongs to John McCain, he owns it.
We are never going to get anywhere as a party anymore with out principled men of conviction, willing to stand their ground, and do what is right, no pun intended. Men like Representatives Ted Poe, John Culberson, and Texas State Senator Dan Patrick.
John McCain represents all that is weak about the Republican Party. Pandering and platitudes do not win elections.
So John, the next time you decide to throow a stone, you might want to do it from the back yard, instead of the “glass house”…