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Is it Time for Conservatives to Form a Third Party? Updated and Stickied!

I have to admit that over the last several years, I have been torn about whether or not there is a need for Conservatives to leave the Republican party and either form a new third party, or join one of the small, already extant, Conservative parties. I have been on both sides of the fence, so to speak, and have been unable to come to a full decision. A recent comment on another post prompted me  to again consider the issue. I think it’s time we revisit this debate First up, the “leave the Republicrats” side of the debate: We […]

Don’t Blame Third Party Voters If Obama Is Reelected

I am disturbed by some of the things I am reading in some conservative blogs. I’m talking about those who ridicule libertarians in particular for “throwing away” their votes. The insinuation is that if Obama is reelected, it will be their fault. I do not agree with that way of thinking. I have the utmost respect for libertarians standing on their principles and deciding to vote for their third Party candidate. If Obama is reelected, the only people we should fault are those that voted for him not those that voted for someone else who wasn’t Romney. Having said that, […]

Classic Conservative Hideout: Third Party?

With so much apparent dissatisfaction with the current slate of GOP candidates, and with many of the Tea Party supported Congressmen going native in the unreality bubble, I’ve heard more talk of a third party.  I did present both sides of this back in July of 2009, so I thought I might present that again, and see how the debate unfolds.  The post was purposely written to be neutral, so the debate is the key.  So, here is that post, published in it’s entirety. I have to admit that over the last several years, I have been torn about whether or not […]

Blogger Debate Series Continued – Third Party Viability question 2 rebuttal

The question in this part of the continuing third party viability debate is: “Is a third-party vote “wasted?” If so, how? If not, why?” I want to say that I have enjoyed debating scratcher. He is passionate about what he believes and makes excellent points. Scratcher has his rebuttal up at his blog, so now I will respond. Here in part is what scratcher said: “I guess if you want to believe in changing the Party, a third party vote may seem like a waste. But if you’re like me and believe the Party can’t – or rather won’t – […]

Blogger Debate Series Continued – Third Party Viability question 2

The question in this part of the continuing third party viability debate is: “Is a third-party vote “wasted?” If so, how? If not, why?” This question is trickier to answer than it appears. Because it assumes that any vote could be wasted. The simple answer to that question is, “No, a vote that is cast is never wasted.” To vote is to speak your conscience, to announce your choice for the candidate you want to represent you in public office. So in the purest sense, a vote cast is never a vote wasted, even if cast on a candidate you […]

Blogger Debate Series Continued – Third Party Viability Round 2

Okay, I thought we were discussing the viability and possible success of a third political party. But as a staunch Reaganite, I cannot let scratcher’s comments to unheeded. So quickly, let me address those comments about big government, Reagan and his ‘silence’ on AIDS. To be honest, some Republican Presidents have increased government spending as well. Let’s look at just what Ronald Reagan did. He did increase government, but he did it in a slightly different way. Reagan dramatically cut the role of the Federal Government in domestic programs and shifted the focus to increasing the military. Of course, this […]

The Conservative Debate: To Be Or Not To Be A Third Party

This is the next round of the infamous Battle of the Conservative Bloggers. This is probably one of the most pressing issues on the conservative side of the ideological spectrum. Weather Conservatives should to move to form and vote for a true conservative 3rd party or to drive the Republicans to become a more solid and reliable Conservative party. In this round of the conservative debate we have Don from Present DiscontentConservative Hideout 2.0 and Scratcher from Makes My Brain Itch. Both of these excellent bloggers are members of The Resistance and regular contributor to as well. The question posed […]

An Open Letter to Michael Steele

I sent the following letter to Michael Steele, Chairman of the Republican National Committee. As the policies and actions of the Obama Administration have become more readily apparent, the Republican Party may believe that they have “default” support among Conservative and Independents for the upcoming election cycle.  I would urge you to examine this more closely.  As you may have noticed, the approval ratings for Republicans are still quite low.  There is a reason for this beyond the fact that the left and the media are against Republicans. I believe that these low ratings are due to the Party’s abandoning […]

Third Party?

I have to admit that over the last several years, I have been torn about whether or not there is a need for Conservatives to leave the Republican party and either form a new party, or join one of the small, already extant, Conservative parties. I have been on both sides of the fence, so to speak, and have been unable to come to a full decision. A recent comment on another post prompted me  to again consider the issue. I think it’s time we revisit this debate. First up, the “leave the Republicrats” side of the debate: We are […]