There is a tsunami coming. In nature tsunamis are hard to spot. They cover great distances as only a swell before coming ashore as a raging wall of water destroying everything in their path.
There is a political tsunami coming. The people in the path of the tsunami act like they do not even know it is coming. The signs are there.
Who is in front of this tsunami and who will be the victims of it?
The Republican Party sits squarely in front of this tsunami and it acts like it has no clue that it is coming.
Eric Erickson over at Redstate put out a blog today. The title was “Maybe we really do need a third party.”
Erickson states the obvious. Republicans claim to be the party of conservatism. Yet, when they get to Washington they act just the opposite.
Congressman John Mica is a great example. Despite his claims of being a conservative, he just sponsored and guided a budget busting transportation bill through the Congress. Then yesterday he flew to Washington so he could be there when his favorite Democrat, Barack Obama signed this budget-busting bill into law.
If the Republican Party is going to claim to be a party of conservatives, could we perhaps see some evidence of this?
I realize when the Party of Treason controls the White House and the Senate, there are limits on what can be done, but there are some things that can be done.
That is, they can be done if someone tries.
There are some very good elected Republicans. There are some really good conservatives who are in office. Unfortunately the Republican Party is dominated by big government statists. These people like to come home and tell us how conservative they are yet when they go back to Washington, they spend money like Democrats.
Mitt Romney is the best example of this.
Has anyone looked at his “Day One” plan on his website? He might as well subtitle it, “we don’t need no stinkin’ Constitution.”
First, he says he is going to use executive orders to kill Obamacare. Earth to Mitt Romney! Have you never read the Constitution? What you propose is as bad as Obama. Obamacare has been passed and is a law. Congress must repeal it! To say this will be done by executive order is simply continuing the expansion of the power of the President in explicit contravention of the Constitution.
Along with his executive orders to “replace” Obamacare, Mitt wants Federal Tort Reform. Hello Mitt, may I introduce you to the 7th and 10th Amendments.
Tort law and the regulation of licensed professions has always been the domain of the states not the Federal Government. If the Federal Government is going to over rule the tort laws of all 50 states, what else can they do? If they can do this, states are little more than lines on a map.
Texas tried what Romney proposes. What was the result? There were no savings. However there was one really big change. If a doctor injures you, you are simply out of luck. Lawyers in Texas will not take those type cases anymore. If the Doctor does something stupid like amputating the wrong leg or operating on the wrong organ, that is your problem. You can forget about being compensated for your injury or your day in court.
This is the problem with Republicans. They started the 2011 Congress with a reading of the Constitution. They promptly forgot all that they read. They ran in 2010 talking about how conservative they were. They talked about how they were going to fight Obama and fight to repeal Obamacare. They forgot about that too.
Conservatives are going to stay with the Republicans through 2012. We really have no choice. But there is a massive wave of dissatisfaction with the GOP. Conservatives want a conservative party. If the GOP does not want to be that party, fine. A lot of us are tired of fighting the establishment over this.
Conservatives do the heavy lifting. We carry the signs, work the campaign offices, watch the polls and we are the boots on the ground for the GOP.
We are tired of being ignored.
If the GOP does not pay attention, Mitt Romney may have something in common with Millard Fillmore.
Millard was the last President his party elected too.
This is fabulous, Judson. Thank you for spelling it all out so clearly.
Obamacare can be neutered by of vote of congress to defund it. Mitt Romney can only issue an executive order (a waiver) perhaps to exempt certain groups from its mandatory dictatorial provisions.
As for the GOP or the dem-aristocrats starting to act conservative; it won't happen. The lobbiests already own the house, the senate, the state houses and the courts. Just ask Jack Abramoff.
The Republican Party, as far as conservatives go is dead!
No elected Republican holding office could start a new party, but someone like Sarah Palin or Frank Gaffney, or a group like the Tea Party could. If they begin now it could be a major force by 2016 unless Obama wins in 2012. If he is able to retain control I have serious doubts that we will ever see another election. For the record I don't want Romney for king either and if he is victorious in November the stage is already set for his coronation. The King is deposed, long live the King!
Ron Paul will be against Obama and clean his clock ! All we have to worry about is Obama Causing a False Flag event and declaring Marshall Law then the S*** is going to hit the FAN !!!!!
First it is Martial law. Second the chances of Ron Paul being on the ballot this fall are slightly less than the chances of you winning Powerball.
I believe we have to stand with Mitt and stop the bashing of Mitt because this is what it is going to take to get obama out before he total destroys America as we have always known it. Those who believe differently I just don't know what you are thinking because our Country is in a Crises. I hope all American do the right thing and vote O out.
Terri; I agree, if we're gonna vote the guy in, we need to lay off the severe criticism; we all know what faces us; Romney or Obama, Judson, you need to figure it out. I know the Tort Reform aggrevates you, but lets stay on course.
My thoughts exactly. Judson needs to lay off of the Romney bashing. As a lawyer he is trying to protect his own turf. We have three choices this election Obama, Romney or stay home (disregarding any third party choice). So Romney is the man, like it or not. Anything else and the country is doomed.
I agree, Teri, this is the BOTTOM LINE and all else is B.S. We MUST, MUST get rid of the worst and most Dangerous Fraud Ever in the US. before we can go upward to getting back on track!
As the Marine said, "FOCUS!"
I don't agree. Don't vote for either one. I believe that most of the big systems in our country including both parties, most of Wall street, and the enabling press are bankrupt. We have created systems that we as individuales were more than willing to give up our power and our individual consciences to, in order to be prosperous. Now we think we can create a system that can beat those systems by essentially using those same methods..
I say we need to encourage the members of the Tea Party to assert their individual consciences when any of the present systyems want us to do something that violates our individual conscience and as time passes things will begin to change in the right direction. Instead of the press writing stories about the latest Government evil they will be forced to talk about our values and that will cause the focus of the people to change so conscience becomes the main issue. I fully realize that many will have to suffer by this process but no more than those souls we sent to far off lands to die for the same liberty of private conscience that we will be defending right here at home.
You got it! Don't vote for either one. Go pout in a corner....that'll show em!
Bingo! Wait for an invasion of Syria or Iran as we near election day; or perhaps a terrorist event domestically. Then Bambi declares that we are in a state of emergency and imposes martial law. Things will just be too unsettled to have an election.