An Open Letter to the GOP Establishment


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As the policies and actions of the Obama Administration have become increasingly recognized as destructive, the Republican Party establishment 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 are multiple reasons 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 of Conservative principals.  After George W. Bush was elected, government continued to grow in both size and scope.  Government interference in the free market continued, and government programs continued to flourish and grow in influence.  Far too many establishment Republican Congressmen and Senators; who ran on platforms of small government and fiscal responsibility while on the campaign trail, spent like drunken sailors when they arrived in Washington.  The people, and particularly the Party base, watched these developments with a growing disgust.  It is the opinion of many that establishment Republican candidates run on Conservative issues to win elections, and then disregard those ideas upon assuming office.  The people have grown tired of this, leading to, in my opinion, the losses in 2006 and 2008.  When too many Republican office holders abandoned to core concepts of the Party, the voters did not support them.

Fast forwarding to now; when we see actual Conservatives, like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul being insulted and castigated for adhering to Conservative principals, we are angered.  Also, when we hear that Karl Rove is going to fund-raise and organize efforts to move against Tea Party members, we are infuriated.   In governing, there has been little more than a GOP establishment capitulation to the President.  Why wouldn’t President Obama petulantly stand up to any proposal that you make?  You cave in at every turn!  He has no fear of you-he probably sees all of you as “easy marks,” and laughs at the very idea of you having a spine! Yet, you expect us to dutifully tap the button and vote for any weak candidate you put on the ticket?  Simply put, one cannot energize an alienated base.  And we sirs, are thoroughly alienated.  As long as this state of affairs continues, the base will be suspicious.  Your empty promises are now falling on deaf ears.

What we want is to have our elected officials actually act upon what they promised during their campaigns.  We want government to shrink, not just grow more slowly.  I, myself, have made the comparison that the recent choices between Democrats and Republicans is the choice between socialism, and “socialism-lite.”  Please hear this: There is no way to do big government in a “Conservative way.”  The two are mutually exclusive.  In fact, they are the antithesis of each other.   We want Republicans, not “Republicrats!”  We want a set of men and women that will lead, not shy away from tackling the bureaucracy, or the Democrats and their client groups.  We want people that will make the case for eliminating government programs that have not worked, nor ever will.  We want people that will stand up to the leftist media, and make their message heard.  We want people that will talk to the people as they were grown men and women, not sheepish children that require herding.  And, we want leaders that will listen to us, not the talking heads in the media, not the pressure groups that are bussed in to intimidate them, and not the advisers that recommend that they “moderate” their message.  When the Party supports and promotes moderate candidates, the base sees this as another indication that the party is out of touch with, if not dismissive of, traditional Conservative ideals.

Then, the party is failing to exploit weaknesses in the liberal base.  African Americans are suffering disproportionately under Obama, and questioning their allegiances.  But, is the party of Lincoln doing anything about that?  No, not at all; there is no effort being made.  We actually have a chance to make a real difference to millions of our fellow citizens, but the establishment will just abandon them, just as they have for decades.  Hispanics would be good Conservatives, if they ever heard a real message about the economic opportunity that we offer, but there is nothing on that front either.  Not only are you alienating the base, you aren’t trying to bring more into the fold.  You seem dead set on political suicide.

There is a rumbling in the base.  More than just the discontent that I was part of at the end of the last administration, this includes people leaving the Party, and supporting third party candidates.  There are many Republicans that are pledging to not vote for an establishment candidate, and will vote for a third party Conservative, even if it means losing an election.  There are third parties cropping up, and existing ones are gaining members.  People are angry, and will cling to their ideals.  In case you have not noticed, multiple polls have indicated that the people are moving to the right, particularly Independents.  The Republican Party can be part of this movement, or it can be left by the wayside.  As we have said from the beginning, our fight is not about race or party, it is about ideas.  Will this nation be free, or will it be a socialist state?

I would kindly remind you to review the origins of the Party.  What happened when the Whigs decided to stand in the way of history?  You are currently in the position to make the same decision for the Republicans.  Will you stand for the ideas of the founders, or will the Republican Party go the way of the Whigs?  The choice is yours.  We will be watching and evaluating the Party’s performance in this regard.

As for me, I will stand with my fellow Conservatives, for Conservative ideas.  The party banner under which I stand is not as important as the ideas themselves.  You might continue to provoke and disregard us, but you will do so at your own political risk.

The choice is yours.

Note:  This is a heavy re-working of an earlier post


Establishment GOP Vs Tea Party? Karl Rove Thinks so


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It seems that the establishment GOP, personified by Karl Rove, is declaring war on the Tea Party.  While we have know this ever since the Tea Party’s inception, it seems that the mask is coming off the RINO/Whig division of the party.  Breitbart has more…

The battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party has begun. On one side is the Tea Party. On the other side stand Karl Rove and his establishment team, posing as tacticians while quietly undermining conservatism.

Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the “biggest donors in the Republican Party” have joined forces with Karl Rove and Steven J. Law, president of American Crossroads, to create the Conservative Victory Project. The Times reports that this new group will dedicate itself to “recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s effort to win control of the Senate.” The group points to candidates like Christine O’Donnell in Delaware and Richard Mourdock in Indiana as examples of Tea Party primary picks going sideways in major Senatorial battles.

The thing that jumps out more to me is that Rove and the regressive republicans are using the “Conservative” label.  That has angered me for some time now.  In my development as a politically aware person, I developed into a Conservative once I found that what I was taught in college and grad school did not at all translate into the real world.  In the last decade, especially after 2006, I finally put words to the sick sensation in my gut-that most “conservative” republicans were not Conservative at all.  They would talk a good game on the campaign trail, but govern like big government liberals when in office.

Did you notice that I referred to Rove and his ilk as Whigs?  If you don’t get the reference, look it up.


Election 2012: America Votes for Free Stuff


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Give me Free stuff!

President Obama has been reelected.

Yes.  You heard correctly.  President Obama has been reelected.

Four years of recession.

Four years of scandal.

Allies insulted.

Enemies bowed to.

Ambassadors killed and dragged through the streets.

Debt increased by five billion.

Obamacare set to take effect.

All this.

And America still reelected a small, petty, vicious man who makes Jimmy Carter look like George Washington.

I for one welcome my new overlords in the mainstream media.

I for one welcome my new overlords in the Death Panels.

I for one welcome my new overlords in the Muslim world.  First amendment?  It insults Allah!

I look forward to the rioting when the United States defaults on its debt.

If this election has taught us anything it is that we must destroy the Republican party.

We must never vote Republican again.

It’s time to “Whig” them.  Let the party disappear.  A new party is necessary.

Once there was a country dedicated to individual liberty and limited government.

Once there was a country that had a constitution, a thing of beauty.

But America has chosen free stuff.

That is the secret of Barack Obama’s victory.

Too many people now suck off the Federal Teat.

Socialism is an evil system.  It doesn’t make the poor richer.  It makes the rich, and the middle class poorer.

Our government will grow larger.

Individual freedom will disappear.

The all powerful state will tell us how to think.

The all powerful state will dictate our conscience to us.

Religious liberty is dead.

Catholics voted for Obama.

Women voted with their lady parts.

Our new religion is the state.

Our new religion is the Democratic party.

Its sacraments are taught in our schools.

Its priests are worshiped as holy men.

The media are its propaganda wing.

Once there was a great country called America.

But we settled for having Europe like us.

We settled for being Europe.

In the next four years as our debt piles up, as unemployment increases,  as the middle east kills more ambassadors  I don’t want to hear anyone complain.

We asked for this America.

We deserve it.

Original Post: Manhattan Infidel