As we move closer to the 2012 election, we are starting to look beyond that and think about what happens in 2013 and 2014. Many people ask whether the Republican Party will survive. Perhaps the more important question to ask is should the Republican Party survive?
Political parties are not mentioned in the Constitution and there is certainly nothing that restricts American politics to two parties or for that matter a Republican and a Democrat Party.
Conservatives have called the GOP home for quite a while. The modern conservative movement in the Republican Party arguably began with Barry Goldwater. After Goldwater lost, the GOP went back to the establishment. The only breaks in the establishment’s domination of the Republican Party were Ronald Reagan’s defeat of the establishment in 1980 and Newt Gingrich’s revolution that lasted only until the establishment could force him out.
The establishment was in firm control of the Republican Party as George W. Bush became President and by the time 2006 had come along the establishment had driven the GOP into oblivion.
By 2008, the GOP was on the political endangered species list. The Democrats openly gloated about restoring the glory days of the seventies where they held a super majority in both the House and Senate. James Carvell gloated that the Democrats would rule for 40 years.
Then along came the Tea Party.
The Republicans claim they support the values of the Tea Party when they are at Tea Party rallies or when they are at home asking the voters to send them to Washington. But an amazing thing happens in Washington.
They do not vote like conservatives.
With few exceptions, they vote almost like Democrats. Despite their lip service to cutting taxes and cutting spending, nothing is done.
Now, in what should have been the year of the Tea Party, the GOP has nominated the most liberal Republican ever selected to be the Presidential nominee of the Party.
We must defeat Barack Obama. That is not open to debate. Obama must be removed from office. That means this time we must vote for Romney and we must vote for Republicans to replace Democrats.
As we sit at the eve of the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, Republicans are already talking about replacing Obamacare.
What is the point of putting Republicans in charge if all they are going to do is replace Obamacare with Romneycare?
Republicans have a very narrow window left to act. Conservatives do not want a lite version of Obamacare. We want free market alternatives to be put in place. The free market has done more good for more people than any other system in history. When allowed to function properly, the free market works every time.
Big government is the enemy of the free market. Big government Republicans are only marginally better than the Party of Treason. Neither is the friend of freedom.
Should the Republican Party survive 2012? Should Mitt Romney be the last nominee this Party has and we see a new conservative party?
That decision is in the hands of the Republican Party. If the GOP does not govern conservatively as soon as it gets to Washington, it will find conservatives finally bolting. If the Republicans continue to play the political games in Washington instead of cutting government and solving problems, the GOP will become the modern version of the Whig Party.
It will be a sea change in politics if we conservative leave the party that has left us.
Should the Republican Party survive?
That is up to them.
Any vote other than Romney is a vote for Obama. So no you will not be voting for what is best for America.
I won't be voting for what you think is best for the United States.
You, sir, are a fool if you think a vote for anyone other than the Republican nominee will benefit out country.
Now, if we were to start a "legitimate" Tea Party and you voted for that party's candidate...
Doug, You sir are a serf and a coward if you fear for bad years too much to take a stand for our republic
I do fear. I fear the death of our America. I fear the death of a free and prosperous future for my children and grandchildren and you should have the same fears because they are a real and imminent possibility if we don't get rid of the Liar-In-Chief. Once that has been accomplished, THEN stand on your principles. If we fail to do so,we may never have another chance to worry about those principles.
Our votes in November will, in my opinion, decide whether America lives or dies. Yes, its that bad!
For at least a generation, the GOP ruling class has counted on being able to frighten us yokels in the base into voting for who we're told. But this is the first time I have ever seen so many proud of being frightened yokels.
So Right!! A vote for Romney is vote for Obama's policies!! It's time for us to take our country back and say "Enough!!" A vote for Gary Johnson is a vote for going back to the Constitution!
A vote for Gary Johnson is a vote for BH Obama and 4 more years of hell.
Debrajoe has that right, a vote for anyone other than Romney will only make you feel virtious but will in fact be giving your vote to Obama.That's a tragedy.
Simantoy, So you will vote for whoever your betters in the ruling class tells you to vote for? Well it may make you feel like a good obedient little serf, but a growing number of us are putting principle before party. If the establishment wants our votes, it will cost them giving us a candidate that represents us.
Anyone who votes for Romney won't be voting for what is best for our representative republic