I’ve been carrying on a little tete-a-tete with the head of my county Republican Party, though I seem to have stymied her with my last reply. At least she has given up the effort. I’m interested in what y’all think about this.
This was my original message. The second of the links contains one of the best and most concise accountings of how “progressives”, a name that is the sick joke of this age, have steadily advanced their agenda of turning this nation into another leftist tyranny:
Here are a couple of columns from the Washington Times that should be read by Republican "leaders" everywhere. With this latest abject, disgusting, sickening and demoralizing capitulation, I have about reached the point of wondering how I can continue to be a member of a group which will stand up for nothing but being weak and limp bystanders as the political left destroys this nation. I am positive that at least half of registered Republicans are wondering the same thing.
The first one deals with the path of party suicide that the GOP is on, because it cannot escape being the party of country club wealth and privilege to become a party of American and conservative principles. When the craven and the cowardly, names like McConnell, McCain, Graham, Boehner et. al. speak for the party, it can have no future because it has no clue.
The latter part of the second column is particularly on point, detailing what those of us who are aware of how what has and is being done to destroy this country already know, yet which the Republican “leadership” seem entirely oblivious to.
As I said to anyone who cared to listen a year ago, my candidacy was a battle in a necessary long war. This line is what I was about, “Regaining control of the social hegemon is a long, tedious, and often thankless game, but Republicans—or whatever effective new party might sprout from self-inflicted Republican mass-suicide—needs to start now.”
I was probably the first, and quite probably the last, candidate who ever had the understanding and the courage to speak the truth to “progressives”, and not only did it result in making inroads into the vote total of my opponent from four years previously, given a continuous forum (which I have not the time/resources for) I could and probably would be able to transform that message into a majority of electoral support. The Republican Party could do the same, but it is hamstrung by it “leadership”, which, generally speaking, has neither the understanding possessed by its voter (not financial) base, nor the courage to confront the nation’s destroyers, nor a clue as to how to express that understanding, nor the the valor to continue to express it when attacked.
And the most interesting thing to have been revealed in the past year from my candidacy, is the respect I now receive, not just from the Republicans-with-a-clue who voted for me, but also from many lifelong and doctrinaire Democrats, who probably didn’t. There is still a place in this country for candidates with principles they will espouse and battle for. Ted Cruz is the latest notable case in point. I know this. The GOP “leadership”, particularly in Washington, but also in many states, does not! And so it continues on its supine and spineless path to whimpering suicide.
I then received this reply from her:
I have read every email you have sent me which is usually like this.
Unfortuntely I understand many of the problems. And they include a wide
variety of views within the Republican party itself. What we really need is
an understanding of what to do to change things, and then efforts to go
forward in doing so. In reality it looks to me like the Republican Party
could be divided into about 3 or 4 parties and then we would have views
people could agree on. If that might be what you want, there is a lot of
work to creating another accepted party and win elections.
As I have listened to “people” thru this whole government shut down I heard
things like “Republicans need to stand up and do the right thing.” Or our
elected representatives need to do the right thing and end this shut down.
But few were able to articulate what the right thing is. However many of
them felt the right thing was to give in. Some didn’t – but many did.
If you have a solution and are willing to work towards it please come
forward and do so. There is so much disagreement as to what the right
answer is or how to get there that it seems impossible. But what I know is
that the alternative of just giving up isn’t helpful either.
In Lake County there are every few working towards republican values. As
you found out when you were campaigning, there are lot of conservative
democrats in this county. But despite that fact, they still vote democrat.
I replied: (The bracketed sentences are what I thought I should have added after I had sent it.)
Sorry to be so late in replying, but I've not had time for politics for a couple of weeks. But, now I'm back in the State of Unemployment again.
As to what to do to change things, I’ve made no secret of my opinions there. For starters, stop doing all of the things that haven’t worked for the past decade or so. Stop always being on the defensive, start making Democrats/liberals defend themselves, start teaching to counteract the brainwashing of the nation that is presently in full swing. To do that, many Republicans, and probably those in the national party establishment most of all, need to face up to the reality of what their opposition is really all about, so there’s much inner-party teaching that needs to take place also.
It is those Republicans who believe that the right thing is to always give in who are dragging the whole party down. And Senators McCain and Graham are the main culprits there. I believe it is those of that ilk who are mainly responsible for the widespread perception that the GOP has no convictions that it will go to the mat for. [These are what Mark Levin calls French Republicans – the only time they display any backbone is when they don’t have the votes to surrender, and as soon as they do, the white flag goes up.] The question that should always be asked of those you talk to who believe the right thing is to give in is, “When or for what do you believe is the time to NOT give in?” [And what is the difference between always giving in and giving up?]
Virtually all of the passion and conviction of the GOP these days is coming from the libertarian and tea party elements, and the Party Establishment really wishes they would just go away, seemingly oblivious to the fact that if they do go away, the GOP will hardly win an election anywhere on any level. It, the PE, is so locked into its tried and true recipe for failure (see McCain/Romney for President) that it seems completely incapable of self criticism, and in general operates with all of the acuity and alacrity of a stunned ox.
In sum, I have no end of solutions, but they all revolve around the basic need to Take Off The Kid Gloves and Fight!! We’re trying to save the noblest political effort in human history, not make friends of those who really have no interest in being friends to begin with. If it (i.e., the Party Establishment) actually has convictions, express them, teach why it has them, and stand up for them. If it doesn’t have any, it should sit down, shut up and get out of the way.
Thanks for your time and patience. I do appreciate it.
So, as a solution that I can undertake on a local level, I am mulling around the idea of beginning a Liberty Academy, where once a month or so I would do a 90 minute to two hour Lesson from the point of view of a Joe Blow American who sees and detests what is being done to this country by the “Progressive” Movement. It’s a few months down the road probably, but I’m starting to put together some outlines.
What think you all?