Epiphanies From Last Week, Let's Get The Inevitable GOP Civil War Underway.

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Late last week, I read an essay penned by Tagg Romney. In it Tagg thought he would spill the beans on why his dad lost the most important election of the modern era. It seems as though Mitt had no desire for the Presidency after all. Mitt ran so that no actual conservatives would end up winning the Republican nomination, and by extension, America would not once again be saddled with a Reaganite in the White House, freeing Americans once again to live their lives unfettered by onerous federal intervention. That 28 year super boom that somehow got credited to the slippery Bill Clinton, at least in terms of the moronic under 30 crowd. Somehow, our public educators have gotten away with pretending that both Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan never existed. Taggs essay angered me for another reason as well. You see, I was on Tagg Romney's email distribution list. I received no fewer than 200 communications from Tagg this year, all of them asking me to part with hard earned money so that his dad may find success in his attempt to win the election against a man whom he had no actual intention of defeating.

Special note to Ann Coulter, and if anyone who reads this actually knows this woman, please pass it along. Do you still believe that Mitt Romney is the true conservative in the field, even after the admission from his family that he only ran in order to prevent conservatives from finding electoral success? Why should we ever listen to you again?

I read a poll last week, because I'm not sufficiently tortured I guess, that told me what I already knew. The crux of the finding was this. Conservatives, of our many stripes make up 68% of the GOP voting bloc, while Moderate or Liberal Republicans only tally 32% of the party's voters. The problem is that the smaller 32% make up the power base of the party, and they ain't looking to change their positions to accommodate us pesky small government types. As a matter of fact, far from attempting to reach out to us, I have heard nothing but derision coming from them since Mitt Romney managed to so spectacularly snatch defeat from the jaws of victory 7 short weeks ago. They view us as losers, fringe elements of a knuckle dragging freak show, who's votes are assumed, and voices disliked. From their perspective, we have no where else to go.

There is some truth in that, for the very short term future anyhow. We are just supposed to take their crap, and like it, and pray that some day the ghost of Reagan will once again lead us to victory. John Boehner is so intent of believing that we will fall in line, simply because we always have, that even as I was defending him last week, he removed all conservatives from important committee positions prior to a key vote, rather than using the threat of taking those assignments away as a tool to keep his coalition in line. (Shockingly, he lost that vote.) Poor President Obama, he had to give up another record setting round of golf for American Presidents in order to have coffee and discuss our pressing fiscal crisis, created entirely by himself by the way.

My Epiphany is this, how long do these geniuses believe that they will be able to just assume our votes into reality. We conservatives outnumber the liberals who run the party by a 2 to 1 margin. In case nobody has noticed, Republicans have done very well at the state and local levels recently. It is only on the national level where we seem so thoroughly capable of losing, no matter how inept the opposition. The simple and by the way true explanation for this is that at those smaller levels, conservatism wins. it does not win nationally, because since Reagan, nobody has bothered to articulate that message.

The national Republican Brand right now is a mess. John Boehner and the party apparatchiks are trying their level best to cajole the rest of us, actual GOP voters, into falling in line and just going along with their message of Democrat Lite. They are telling us via every microphone in existence in this hemisphere, that we can not afford a Republican civil war at the moment, that the Obama agenda will move forward unopposed should we insist on a party that actually shares our values to represent us.

I say, what's the difference? If the Obama agenda moves forward as is anyhow, even with chosen leadership in tact, how on Earth is that any better? We need this civil war, between the Conservatives and the Moderates, and we should have it out as soon as possible. If the GOP does not survive, then so be it. They have long ago forsaken us all anyhow. Mitt Romney and his team of professional Republican Advisers left a bevy of winning issues on the table. Fast and Furious, onerous regulation, Obamacare, Dodd Frank, the EPA, Solyndra, Benghazi, Pigford, Lifting of the Domestic Drilling Ban in the Gulf, the Continental Shelf, the Endangered Species Act, Quantitative Easing, and hundreds of others, were all left on the table in order to not sound like we were being mean or so Romney could seem Presidential. At least that's the story. The truth is, neither he, nor his team actually believed any of it anyhow. That is to say, Conservatism is a second language to the 32% of the Republican Party that actually runs the show. They aren't the Rinos, we are.

The only way to correct the course for this country is to do one of two things. Either we win this civil war that is going to happen sooner or later, and then run candidates for national office as true conservatives, or we need to divorce our Democrat Lite spouses and establish our own residence, and then run candidates for national office as true conservatives. This much is certain, it will never improve with the current GOP leadership taking our voices for granted and then continually selling us out.

Cross Posted from Musings of a Mad Conservative.

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Comment by Kate Bowe on January 3, 2013 at 8:18pm
On Robert, there will be a lot of "what you call" complete idiots in heaven!
Comment by Robert Camp on January 3, 2013 at 6:21pm

Kate, sorry to say but you are a complete idiot that doesn't want to understand simple wording of the english language.  Why would "you may keep them for yourselves" not mean keep them for your pleasure.  I guess you want to be kept in the dark so that you can keep on believing a lie.

Comment by Kate Bowe on January 3, 2013 at 4:06pm
Robert C.,
How silly, no the cat don't got my tongue. I didn't even know you had answered me.
I didn't read anything in Numbers 31 that I didn't know.
I don't care to get into any argument. I will just say that I didn't read anything about keeping the virgins for sex slaves.
Yes, there is a lot in the Bible about slaughter and killing. I will just say that there is a lot of mystery in the Bible that we don't understand. We are so small compared to him. God is all knowing, just, and good always. Many times I don't understand his ways, but I know beyond a doubt that he is wiser and knows all. That must be faith when I don't understand, but know he is the ultimate and knows what he is doing. I just take him at his word (trust). I am the child, he is the Father. I don't understand how you can love God and not love every bit of his word.

"A true Loving God wouldn't do this" you said. He is the very definition of Love. Don't doubt his love; doubt our understanding of him.
"You could have found the same information if you would only look for the information." you said. You don't even know me at all. We could live to be 200 yrs. old and would still be learning from God's Word. I know for sure that you don't second guess God.
Comment by Ronald Robert Sorrells on January 2, 2013 at 9:52pm
Bill stated it well about the atheists pushing their " Belief" system and trying to muffle The Gospel of Jesus.

Comment by Joe O. Marcom on January 2, 2013 at 9:38pm

Folks,  you are are confusing "Freedom of religion" and "Freedom FROM religion".  The latter is impossible without violation the First Amendment rights of others.  We are not, and have never been a Theocracy.  Nevertheless, if folks gave more respect to the Ten Commandments, society would be much safer.

Comment by Robert Camp on January 2, 2013 at 1:57pm

Kate Bowe: Cat got your tongue. You could have found the same information if you would only look for the information.  Go to your favorite online Bible and do a search on: "God, virgins" and see what you come up with and after that search "Unicorn".  

Comment by Robert Camp on December 31, 2012 at 3:59pm

Kate Bowe: Brace yourself for what you are about to learn. Read all of Numbers 31 and especially verses 17 & 18.  A true and loving God would not do this.  I love God but detest Religion.

Comment by Kate Bowe on December 31, 2012 at 3:29pm
Where in the world is it in the Bible that God told the Israelites to conquer a country and kill everything except the virgins that they could take for SEX SLAVES?
Comment by Robert Camp on December 30, 2012 at 8:18am


I love our constitution and want to keep it the way it is now.  I don't want a religious party where people think that the constitution says things that they want.  I personally am not a believer in the bible because there are too many inconsistencies in it.  If the Bible was God's word then there would not be so many things in it that are not true.  I have posted about this before but I will give just one example.  When God told the Israelite's to conquer a country he told them to kill everything except the virgins that they could take them for sex slaves.  Now come on Kate could a good loving God do that.  I don't think so and that is why I have no desire to have someone to tell me what to believe. Let's keep a political party political.

Comment by Kate Bowe on December 29, 2012 at 8:05pm
Robert Camp,
By not wanting religion in a new party, you don't mean keeping God out of the constitution where he is found, or out of the pledge of allegiance do you? He is not a religion, he is the giver of life and his instructions are in his word.
Our founding fathers asked for God's Blessings. It is because of God's blessings that we were the greatest nation since its founding.

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