There, we’ve seen it again: massive RNC money and donations sink the conservative GOP candidate in Kansas, handing the win to incumbent RINO and Establishment stalwart, Senator Pat Roberts. As Dan Riehl writes in Breitbart (http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/08/06/How-Pat-Roberts-and-the-GOP-Lost-Kansas), the Republican Party “threw everything it had” to Roberts to assist him in his defeat of Wolf in the primary.
I know there have been others, but so far the GOP has gone to extraordinary lengths to defeat primary challengers to RINOs in Mississippi, Kansas and Virginia. In Virginia’s GOP primary, Ken Cuccinelli defeated his Republican primary challenger Bill Bolling. Cuccinelli went on to face Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the general election. Who did the GOP Establishment-backed Bolling endorse? He endorsed McAuliffe who went on to win. Then we were treated to the slimy tactics put forward by former RNC chairman Haley Barbour and Senator Thad Cochran in Mississippi in order to engineer a Cochran victory over the conservative challenger in that primary. It serves as an excellent example of what this party leadership is and what that leadership stands for. We hear now that Reince Priebus and others want to end the practice of allowing those not in the GOP to vote for our primary candidates. We’re supposed to believe that, following his refusal to publicly censure Cochran and Barbour, even after being asked by prominent conservatives in an open letter to do so? Crocodile tears. They’ll do nothing. Further to that, the Mississippi GOP has refused to address McDaniel's challenge to the runoff results, despite ample evidence that he won it. The Republican Party has no room for conservatives or any stripe of politician in its ranks who represents true opposition to Democrats, Big Spending or Big Government.
It’s plain to see the challenge facing true conservatives seeking office as Republicans: their own party works against them in the primaries and, should they win the primary, continues to do so as they enter the general election. In doing so, the GOP are working against their registered voters, the ones who wanted the conservative to win the election. Far from being on a level playing field, conservatives in the GOP must not only counter the disinformation, lies and other noise created by the mainstream media, but they must also fight the very organization whose banner they carry. Pictured as a battle of Napoleanic armies, the GOP Establishment and their conservatives take the field against the Democrats, only once on the field, both the Democrats and Establishment unite to turn on the conservatives.
What would happen if conservatives leave the GOP? Abandoning the GOP and working within a party of their own, they would run in their own primaries on a level field, and schedule primary debates hosted and moderated by conservatives. The winners of those primaries would then enter a three-way race in the general election for the seats in their respective states with a far greater chance of success and, because they would be discussing the issues confronting most Americans when they get out of bed in the morning, instead of the non-issues the other parties distract us with, they would likely find many cross-over votes, as Ronald Reagan once did. In addition, working in a new party of conservatives which represented true opposition to the statist, big government positions of both the Democrat and Republican parties, money which is currently withheld from those parties would flow to the new party. Conservatives would have a home where their message could be coordinated and disseminated without hindrance from a party leadership which is in disagreement and without the necessary campaign funding being withheld and directed to liberals instead.
What could go wrong? First, let’s ask, ‘what has the current state of affairs brought us to’? Where are we going as we’re currently structured? Isn’t it as plain as day? So far, the Establishment is three for three. They want those Democrats who call themselves Republicans to remain in office, to continue to enable Democrat policy and to continue to fail to use their considerable power and influence to block or prevent liberal policy victories for Democrats. Who are they blocking? Picture all of us, our families and our friends being stiff-armed by the GOP. When they block our candidates, they are blocking us. So what we have now is a phony party in the GOP. They tell us that they’re conservatives, but they are not. They want our votes, but they don’t deliver when they get them. Everything major that they do is prefaced by a farcical display of objection by the GOP leadership, which invariably ends in a final capitulation to Democrat policy. Sometimes the Democrats, realizing that to keep the game going they have to let the GOP “win” something once in a while, they actually let them do so. Remember when the GOP won the (meaningless) $60 Billion budget “cut”. Whoopee. So, whether we vote for the Democrat or vote for the Republican, we still end up with liberal public policies and the ransacking of our freedoms by the government we pay for. Now they even steal our personal lives and store the information, while they point fingers and yell about the guy who spilled the beans. Still worried about forming a true opposition party?
So why aren’t Democrats called to task here? We don’t vote for Democrats. Democrats don’t tell us what we want to hear. Republicans do that, or attempt to do so. It is they who steal our votes and then run with our opposition. It is they who lack the guts to tell their constituents “Boehner took away my committee seat because I didn’t bring in enough money during the last year, which is because I wouldn’t sit with the lobbyists and also because I voted against liberal House Bill “X” after he told me I had to vote for it.” But then, if they did take it to the people, they’d only lose their next election and someone else would face the same challenges. I guess the mentality becomes “shut up and go along”.
Is there any doubt that we need a party which supports what is right for America’s people while remaining true to its founding principles of limited government, personal responsibility and freedom? Look for it, for it’s coming.