Graham says immigration bill must pass for GOP to survive, weeks after threatening to kill it
americablog.com ^ | 6/17/13 | John Aravosis
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 8:46:35 AM by cotton1706
Only a few weeks ago, Graham breathlessly claimed that any effort to include gay binational couples in the immigration bill would cause him to withdraw his support for the legislation, effectively killing it.
Some of us at the time had been arguing that the Republicans were bluffing; that the GOP is desperate to get immigration reform passed in order to weaken the lock the Democratic party has on the Latino vote (a population on the rise in terms of its percentage of the electorate). There is no way the GOP is going to risk killing immigration reform for anything. At least not the Senate GOP.
Is immigration reform political suicide for GOP?… “Among the questions raised by all this is whether the liberal media spokesmen who urge such policies on Republicans are truly concerned about the well-being of the party. ” | Human Events
Is immigration reform political suicide for GOP? By: M. Stanton Evans 4/30/2013 06:00 AMRESIZE: AAAPrint27If and when Congress votes on a new immigration bill – whatever the “triggers,” timetables or other provisos – the real issue to be decided will be the same as it has been from the beginning.
That issue is whether the Republican Party, dazed from a daily pounding by the Washington press corps, will agree to commit political suicide by enfranchising 11 plus million illegal aliens on U.S. soil, the vast majority of whom will soon be casting Democratic ballots.
The Saul Alinsky plot to vilify guns….. “This is not surprising since these camps are controlled by the National Education Association, which is the largest contributor to the bigger/more-control government-approved party (formerly known as the Democratic Party).”
Posted on Thursday, May 02, 2013 5:22:29 AM by maddog55
Like the brainwashing jihad running amok among government goons and most of America’s media, our social engineering indoctrination camps (formerly known as the public school system) clearly have it in for guns.
This is not surprising since these camps are controlled by the National Education Association, which is the largest contributor to the bigger/more-control government-approved party (formerly known as the Democratic Party).
Members of the bigger/more-control government-approved party believe guns are evil things. They believe the GOP is operating a sinister covert plan to funnel guns into inner cities so that minorities can blow holes in each other and thereby eliminate the voting base of the bigger/more-control government-approved party.
Youtube ^ | 4/28/13 | mfprex
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2013 12:41:13 AM by Nachum
Sentator Cruz recent remarks
The Secret Media War of 2012… “The growth in alternative media readership as well as independent political and economic thought from the Ron Paul Campaign educational effort have almost reached the tipping point thus making the past public control function of the media establishment a lost cause. Adding up the alternative media readership numbers and Paul’s GOP vote percentages primarily from younger voters spells disaster for the establishment. ” by Ron Holland
His campaign is using the closed two-party control structure and their media gatekeepers previously utilized to control public opinion and elections against them. For example the state presidential primary and caucus system, televised debates and related campaign news coverage formerly was a GOP establishment monopoly. Today thanks to the Internet, it has become the Trojan horse used by Paul’s campaign and liberty supporters to get inside the closed walls of the GOP to educate millions of Americans about freedom and free-market ideas.
The establishment news media has been powerless to stop this infiltration so the real battle in 2012, isn’t the visible political campaign but rather the hidden impotence of the media elites to protect the establishment control. This is why the media so hates and fears Ron Paul.
His campaign is the new road map for how pro-liberty candidates and forces together with the alternative media can and will eventually defeat the power elites main protectors and gatekeepers, which is the media establishment.
The Wednesday night GOP Presidential debate could well be the last in this campaign cycle. In fact, it could be the last GOP presidential debate in your lifetime if future freedom candidates follow the Ron Paul model of turning a major campaign into an educational effort against the GOP establishment.
Rand Paul forces suffer setback vs. GOP establishment
Politico ^ | 4/12/13 | JAMES HOHMANN
Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 9:05:27 AM by Bratch
Since Mitt Romney’s loss, the Rand Paul wing of the party has been on the ascendency. But libertarians hit a roadblock Friday as the Republican National Committee opted at its spring meeting to keep in place a host of rules rammed through by the Romney campaign at last year’s national convention.
The Rebel (Time article on Rand Paul)
Time ^ | Alex Altman
Posted on Sunday, April 07, 2013 7:19:14 AM by BarnacleCenturion
It’s his third event in as many hours, and he looks tired; his voice nearly gave out the day before.
Party Donors Warn of “Dire Consequences” for Those Who Let Obama Down
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Mar 2013 | John Semmens
Posted on Saturday, March 30, 2013 3:04:50 AM by John Semmens
“Money is the ‘mother’s milk’ of political success,” said a leading Democratic financier under promise of anonymity. “Senators from GOP leaning states may think they’ll face electoral defeat if they come out in favor of gun-control. We just want to remind them that they’ll be taken off the campaign cash teat if they don’t.”
Trouble Brewing in GOP… “…the hard truth is that the movement inside the Republican Party to abandon social conservatism is nothing short of a political death wish. Denying it will not alter the reality.”
Trouble Brewing in GOP
Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2013 | David Limbaugh
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 8:15:46 AM by Kaslin
For the first time, I am wondering about the long-term viability of the Republican Party. I say this not as an advocate of its demise or restructuring but as an observer of troubling signs.
The Republican Party is thought to be the institutional vehicle for the advancement of conservative policies, but for decades, the conservative movement has been frustrated with the party’s deviation from conservative principles — its refusal to live up to its decidedly conservative platform.
I believe that the disappointing results for Republicans in the 2006 elections and probably the 2012 elections, as well, were in no small part attributable to frustrated conservatives staying at home.
The thinking among many conservatives has been that the party has consistently fallen short by failing to restrain the growth of the ever-expanding federal government and by failing to nominate sufficiently conservative presidential nominees. That is, if we would just nominate and elect Reagan conservatives and govern on Reagan principles, we would recapture majority status in no time.
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 2:49:39 PM by therightliveswithus
Melowese Richardson voted a reported six times for President Obama in November of 2012. Twice she used her real name, then another four using the names of her relatives. If convicted she faces a maximum of 12 years in prison.
More disturbing is that Richardson is a long time poll worker and has worked for the Board of Elections in Hamilton County, Ohio since 1998. People like her were watching the polls when President Obama won by close margins, often with “odd” voting totals, in November.
Among these statistical anomalies occurred in Pennsylvania, when President Obama received over 99% of vote at polls where GOP inspectors were removed. In addition, in those areas turnout was somehow “30%” above government numbers.
Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 8:16:28 AM by Reaganite Republican
For glaringly obvious reasons (ego, ego, + ego), John McCain chose not to retire after leading the GOP to defeat in 2008. This ushered-in the radical, damaging, and bizarre Obammunist era he’s done so much to collaborate with since.
To conquer an enemy everyone knows you need planning, organization, courage and weapons. The more prepared you are for battle, the more likely you are to win. Isn’t that the way it works? Work your plan, load your weapons and kick some butt.
Well-meaning patriot groups are everywhere, organizing their members and working with Sheriffs and Governors. The 10th amendment foundation and other state’s rights groups are pushing nullification against forced health care and any violation by the NDAA Bill against the people.
Tea Party groups continue to grow and organize across the country. The people are waking up. Even many progressives, Democrats and black folks are snapping out of their well-meaning stupor as they see one freedom crushed after another by this regime. Increased taxes, unemployment and compromised health care are hitting the left also. That simply wasn’t the deal offered by Obama. Liberal and conservative seniors are suffering.
Karl Rove’s declaration of war on conservatives will bring the GOP a slow and agonizing death « Coach is Right
By Kevin “Coach” Collins
The Republican establishment is still trying to blame conservatives for last November’s disaster.
The phonies of the Karl Rove Wing of the Republican Party didn’t get it then and they still don’t. They are fooling themselves by refusing to look at the numbers. The GOP just doesn’t understand that asking us to vote for a Republican because he is not a Democrat doesn’t fire conservatives up, and the stupid fools think they can win without conservative support.
Rand Paul: Voters Ready for libertarian Republican
POLITICO ^ | MANU RAJU
Posted on Sunday, February 17, 2013 2:35:25 PM by JohnPDuncan
Sen. Rand Paul says he’ll wait until 2014 to decide whether to run for president, but he believes voters are ready for a Libertarian-minded Republican candidate.
“I would absolutely not run unless it were to win,” the Kentucky Republican said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Points have been made, and we we will continue to make points. But I think the country is really ready for the narrative coming — the Libertarian Republican narrative.”
Voters want a “different face,” he said.
…………….By my definition, I believe that most Americans are in fact conservatives. Why is this not reflected in recent elections? Political lines are totally blurred today, that’s why.
Simply stated, neither primary political party represents these Americans today. Conservatives want their governments run the same way they run their homes, their businesses, their churches, their lives, and raise their children to become decent, honest, productive members of society. They want a moral, ethical and fiscally responsible government that reflects their personal convictions and above all, protects individual freedom and liberty for all. No such political party exists at present.
This explains why half of registered voters no longer bother to vote at all, and why many voters have sought a new political home in a litany of failed 3rd party explorations.
It also explains why today’s “conservative movement” is struggling to gain any traction. Most of the people in today’s so-called “conservative movement” are not conservatives, at least by my definition.
2/11/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013 2:29:28 PM by Laissez-faire capitalist
Yep, Sen. Rand Paul – some Libertarian leanings and all – (and not all bad, either, especially with his middle of the road approach on foreign policy, him being neither interventionist nor isolationist) is certainly not a shill for the GOP-e… and we have had enough of that.
Amnesty = EXTINCTION for GOP [GOP Going Out of Business]
The American Thinker ^ | February 4, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
Posted on Monday, February 04, 2013 7:22:05 AM by Moseley
On January 28, 2013, a group of Republicans in Congress decided to close down the Republican Party. Their “going out of business sale” involves converting an estimated 12 to 20 million trespassing illegal aliens into solidly-Democrat voters. Republicans will ensure Democrat control of Congress and the White House with millions of new voters for generations to come.
“In 1982, the Republican National Committee (“RNC”) and the Democratic National Committee (“DNC”) entered into a consent decree (the “Decree” or “Consent Decree”), which is national in scope, limiting the RNC’s ability to engage or assist in voter fraud prevention unless the RNC obtains the court’s approval in advance.
The RNC appeals from a judgment of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey denying, in part, the RNC’s Motion to Vacate or Modify the Consent Decree. Although the District Court declined to vacate the Decree, it did make modifications to the Decree. The RNC argues that the District Court abused its discretion by modifying the Decree as it did and by declining to vacate the Decree. For the following reasons, we will affirm the District Court’s judgment.
BUCHANAN: THE GOP’S AMNESTY CAUCUS RAISES WHITE FLAG… “A graduate of the Saul Alinsky school, Obama can smell the defeatism in the Republican Party. And he knows how to treat supplicants begging for a fig leaf to cover the nakedness of their capitulation.”
BUCHANAN: THE GOP’S AMNESTY CAUCUS RAISES WHITE FLAG
Human Events ^ | February 03. 2013
Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2013 2:13:16 PM by Steelfish
BUCHANAN: THE GOP’S AMNESTY CAUCUS RAISES WHITE FLAG
We will accept amnesty for 11 million illegal aliens, said the four, but you must get serious about securing the border against yet another invasion. Only after an independent commission agrees the border has been secured will the 11 million be given green cards and put on a path to citizenship.
The next day in Las Vegas, Obama, reveling in victory, instructed the four waving their white flags that the defeated do not dictate terms.
The Republicans are doomed. Conservatism is over. President Obama is conducting a mop-up operation at this point.
And let’s be fair, liberals have every reason to gloat — a little. The GOP has its troubles. Long-term demographic trends; often-irrational animosity from Hollywood, the media, and academia; a thumbless grasp of the culture on the part of many Republicans: All of these things create a headwind for the party and the broader conservative movement.
But here’s the weird part. That’s all true of presidential politics, but less so when it comes to state politics or even other federal races. In 2010, the GOP had its best performance in congressional races since 1938.
The Republican Party needs to broaden its appeal by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly “eager to go to war,” U.S. Sen. Rand Paul told hundreds of Greater Cincinnati Republicans Saturday.
“We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don’t always all agree on every issue,” the Kentucky Republican said at the Northeast Hamilton County Republican Club’s annual pancake breakfast at the Sharonville Convention Center.
To help the party rebound from two successive losses in presidential races, Republicans must find new strategies and messages to reach voters who now often look askance at the GOP, Paul told a crowd of more than 500.
McCain to GOP: Accept path to citizenship In immigration-”reform” bill… (Gunny G: See Stang’s GOP: RED FROM THE START…)
The Hill ^
Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 12:37:31 PM by JohnPDuncan
Yes John, creating millions of new Democrat voters demanding free stuff is absolutely what the GOP needs
PALIN: ‘WE HAVEN‘T YET BEGUN TO FIGHT!’—EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Brietbart ^ | Saturday January 26, 2012
Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 5:25:41 PM by Bigtigermike
PALIN: ‘WE HAVEN’T YET BEGUN TO FIGHT!’—EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH BREITBART NEWS
Short term: I encourage others to step out in faith, jump out of the comfort zone, and broaden our reach as believers in American exceptionalism. That means broadening our audience. I’m taking my own advice here as I free up opportunities to share more broadly the message of the beauty of freedom and the imperative of defending our republic and restoring this most exceptional nation.
We can’t just preach to the choir; the message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience.
Passion, Principle, and Politics… (“Didn’t Ron Paul Really Win? Lynette Rosinger on 8 reasons not to be sad Romney lost.”)
The authors agree that Romney was an outstanding candidate, that he was an admirable man, and that Ryan was a wise choice as a running mate. They concur that he lost because our nation has become immature, and irresponsible. They both fear that because of this, America as we have known it, is over or at least close to the brink.
I agree with the authors about the challenges posed by a left-wing media and I acknowledge that the institutional woes that characterize our current culture are worrisome. But, when it comes to the authors’ conclusion that the nation hit a tipping point with this election and that we are over the brink in terms of people who do not want freedom outnumbering those who do, I believe they are wrong.
Republican Establishment Declares War on GOP Voters [Scott Rasmussen]…. (“…the problem is that Republican voters think it’s OK to replace incumbent senators and congressman who don’t represent the views of their constituents…This infuriated establishment Republicans for two reasons. First…”)
Rasmussen Reports ^ | Friday, January 11, 2013 | Scott Rasmussen
Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:33:08 AM by EternalVigilance
Official Washington hailed the deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff as a significant bipartisan accomplishment. However, voters around the country viewed the deal in very partisan terms: Seven out of 10 Democrats approved of it, while seven…of 10 Republicans disapproved.
Just a few days after reaching that agreement, an inside-the-Beltway publication reported another area of bipartisan agreement…while Washington Democrats have always viewed GOP voters as a problem, Washington Republicans “in many a post-election soul-searching session” have come to agree. More precisely, the article said the party’s Election 2012 failures have “brought forth one principal conclusion from establishment Republicans: They have a primary problem.”
As seen from the halls of power, the problem is that Republican voters think it’s OK to replace incumbent senators and congressman who don’t represent the views of their constituents. In 2012, for example, Republican voters in Indiana dumped longtime Sen. Richard Lugar in a primary battle. This infuriated establishment Republicans for two reasons. First, because. In 2012, for example, Republican voters in Indiana dumped longtime Sen. Richard Lugar in a primary battle.
Get Rid of the Republican Establishment, Once and for All (The author has a point)
Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Matt Towery
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2012 9:44:48 AM by Kaslin
Here’s a New Year‘s wish I would love to see come true. However it is defined or however many people are part of it, it is time to send the giant never-ending “GOP Establishment” made up of some professional politicians, some moneyed nouveaux riche who — by virtue of their contributions and the faux friendships it buys with politicians — consider themselves political landed gentry and the endless scam artist consultants they support packing.
“God put the Republican Party on earth to cut taxes. If they don’t do that, they have no useful function.”
Columnist Robert Novak was speaking of the party that embraced the revolution of Ronald Reagan, who had hung a portrait of Calvin Coolidge in his Cabinet Room and set about cutting income tax rates to 28 percent.
But, to be historically precise, the GOP was not put here to cut taxes. From infancy in the 1850s, its mission was to halt the spread of slavery. From 1865 to 1929, it was the party of high tariffs. Mission: Build the nation and protect U.S. industry and the wages of American workers.
How the GOP is Betraying AmericaTPNN – TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | December 19, 2012 | Todd CefarattiPosted on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 12:45:59 PM by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny
Boehner then sweetened the pot by offering to suspend the debt ceiling for a year- and it was turned down as well!…
Far from being the lock-step GOP ground troop some in the media have suggested it is, the tea-party movement includes people of many different ideologies … but this element is most unusual.
WND has discovered a Muslim activist organization that claims to be working from within the tea party to counter the movement’s “Islamophobia.”
The group Muslims4Liberty, however, also decries American “greatness,” accuses the U.S. of “war crimes,” espouses seemingly anti-Israel ideology and slams the “evangelical and conservative Jewish bloc” of the Republican party.
(Gunny G: What “The Folks” Are Saying About…) ~Forget Tea Party Candidates, We Need Birther Candidates (Vanity)
The GOP-e was shaken by the Tea Partyers a couple years back, but fought back and succeeded in pushing the Tea Partyers/Palin backers out of the convention and nominating their man Romney.
But the Tea Partyers had some success, like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Who’s to say a few well placed Birther candidates couldn’t have some success? If we could field a few Birther candidates who promise to make the ineligibility of the current Commander-in-Chief a central issue, even if only one of them gets through the system it will be a 100% gain for conservatives.
Many Republicans seem ready to agree to Obama‘s demands for tax increases — after all, elections have consequences, and he won, right?
Maybe, but before agreeing to anything, the GOP should probably look a little more carefully at just who elected Obama.
Dr. Robert Vanderbei, a professor of Operations Research at Princeton, developed the visualization shown above by combining Democrat blue with GOP red according to popular vote proportions taken at the county level and printing the result as a 3D map in which apparent vertical height is a stand-in for the number of voters counted.
Something is very wrong in the world when the most dogmatic and inflexible president in recent memory can make unreasonable demands of his GOP budget opponents and yet be confident they’ll be blamed for the impasse.
It is past time Barack Obama be held accountable for his intentionally irresponsible fiscal policies that are guaranteed to take us into national bankruptcy. It is outrageous enough that he is steering us into insolvency, but it is unbearable that he’s fraudulently blaming the Republican Party for it to boot.
This is not a close call, and reasonable people, if they understood the facts, would not support Obama.
The problem is that so many people who trust him, inexplicably, look no further than his disingenuous statements and the liberal media’s slanted reporting, and the Republican Party leadership simply cannot seem to get its message across.
It would help if they evidenced more faith in the wisdom of their own approach.
WASHINGTON – Just one day after tax activist Grover Norquist warned Democrats are coming after the middle class for $3 trillion in tax hikes, another conservative leader says it appears the big GOP strategy is to figure out how to surrender.
“If the Republicans continue a campaign of presenting themselves as Democrat-lite, they are going to see the losses increase. It will not be long before the Democrats are in complete control,” he told WND in an interview.
The issue isn’t that Republicans are losing but that Republicans are not being Republican – and that’s why they’re losing.
Conservatives in America let it be known they were fed up and they elected representatives to go to Washington and bring a semblance of sanity to the proceedings, especially on fiscal issues. Their impact was not as great as it should have been and much of that was thought to be directly related to Speaker John Boehner and his bid to retain control of the House. I believe that can be confirmed with the news that the Republican leadership has removed several key conservative members from their positions on different committees.
>Yes, we lost. But I don’t think it’s necessarily fair to say that ACORN stole the election, do you?
PPP‘s first post election national poll finds that Republicans are taking the results pretty hard…and also declining in numbers.
49% of GOP voters nationally say they think that ACORN stole the election for President Obama. We found that 52% of Republicans thought that ACORN stole the 2008 election for Obama, so this is a modest decline, but perhaps smaller than might have been expected given that ACORN doesn’t exist anymore.
Obama and Boehner: Who Blinks First?-The GOP faces a president who plays hardball by Alinsky’s rules
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s opening bid to Speaker John Boehner, a demand for $1.6 trillion in new taxes, was not meant as a serious offer. It was an ultimatum couched in an insult. Translation:“We won the election. We have the whip hand.
Not only are you going to sign on to higher tax rates and higher tax revenues, we are going to rub your Tea Party noses in your coming capitulation.”That Boehner did not throw the offer back in Geithner’s face and tell him, “Give me a call, Tim, when you’re serious,” suggests that the speaker feels he is holding a losing hand.
…..Who the hell cares? Is this supposed to show that Republicans are “on to” the Democrats?? We know they are a joke? Their plan is ridiculous, and we’re going to tell the world?
Who the hell cares? What are the Republicans prepared to do? I say that they are prepared to do nothing at all, except pretend to be outraged and to perform a little Kabuki theater about being an opposition party.
The Republicans need to stop laughing. They need to push Obama to be more Obama-like, and they need to vote “present” when the bad bills come up for a vote. Let the country’s decline steepen. Put Democrat fingerprints all over it. If the Republicans try to provide any assistance in steering this ship, then 100% of the blame for the result will be on the GOP. Don’t they see that?? Or are they too busy yukking it up?
Two former top Florida Republicans say a new law that shortened the early voting period in the state was designed by the GOP to suppress the Democratic vote, not to curb voter fraud, according to a report Monday from the Palm Beach Post.
The Palm Beach Post quoted Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer and former Gov. Charlie Crist, neither of whom is still a party member, and a handful of other party operatives, who said claims the law was designed to curb voter fraud in the state were merely a marketing ploy to provide cover for the party’s voter suppression efforts.
“The Republican Party, the strategists, the consultants, they firmly believe that early voting is bad for Republican Party candidates,” Greer told The Post. “It’s done for one reason and one reason only. … We’ve got to cut down on early voting because early voting is not good for us.”
Gunny G; What “The Folks” Are Saying About That R Party… ~ Republicans: An old, white, dying breed of voter?
The Republicans are old white men, red necks and racists. They’re in thrall to tea-baggers, who do not understand or give a darn about minorities.
If only other Republicans knew how often I had this hateful brew (hatred of white male conservatives is still socially acceptable on the left) shoved down my throat. But what’s been directed at me personally is worse: I have been called a sell-out, hater of a brother (meaning Obama), and numerous choice words I can’t share here (hatred of conservative black women from the left is trickier, but even more heart-felt).
…It is time to lay down the tracks of a new “underground railroad,” a movement to help a people who are in bondage to the Democratic Party find hope and encouragement in the GOP, a movement that will wake up complacent Democrats and Republicans alike, a movement that will stop the hemorrhaging of the GOP. We will not be televised – the mainstream media can’t imagine that we exist and we remain invisible to them – but we will be webvised, we will be heard online through bloggers, videos, e-mails and text messages, twitters,
( Gunny G: “B4 They Hated Dr Ron Paul They Hated Gen Barry Goldwater”) ~ Lessons From Barry Goldwater – Renewing the Energy of the GOP
Conscience of a Majority ^ | 1971 | Barry Goldwater
Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2012 12:34:51 PM by VitacoreVision
LESSER OF TWO EVILS PART 1&2 By Jon Christian Ryter (Two-Party System) « CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ THE.GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL
…..And, finally, Dr. Paul’s third offering was the group’s only radical communist: and Michelle Obama-Light, former 6-term Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney [D-GA] who lost her job after arrogantly assaulting a Capitol police officer for challenging her for not wearing her congressional I D and bypassing the metal detectors in the House of Representatives.
Campaign Spot reader Michaelwrites in, having examined the claim of the missing Republican voters — the drop off from McCain’s 2008 total to Romney’s 2012. Immediately after the election, many were left incredulous in response to the apparent news that Romney received 3 million fewer votes than McCain did.
Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 7:49:40 AM by LD Jackson
I am sure many of you can and will relate to what I am about to write. After the election, I was in a bad mood. I still wonder why we were not able to get out our vote and carry the day on November 6. I am finding it amusing to watch the professional pundits as they toss around ideas about how and where the Republican Party needs to change. Bill Kristol seems to believe we have to concede the ground on taxes and allow them to be raised on millionaires.
Another election has come and gone and once again the GOP has demonstrated their uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
As I watched the vote totals updating in the battleground states, it became apparent very quickly that the GOP establishment template of “Democrat Lite”, would once again fail to prevail. When will they ever learn?
I thought back to a column I wrote in 2005 and realized it is just as relevant (if not more so) now as it was then. What follows is the original article:
I recently returned from the Colorado Rockies after an invigorating vacation. The tranquility of those majestic mountains, added to the fact that for several days I was removed from the news, the internet and indeed the toils of life allowed me a chance to step back from it all.
The GOP Signed An Agreement With the DNC To NEVER Stop Vote Fraud (No Joke)
PolitiJim.com ^ | 11-12-12 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 9:45:02 PM by rightjb
My good friend Alan Vera of True the Vote told me long ago that we have a two party system. The Corrupt Party and the Stupid Party. To that fact, during the weekly True the Vote webcast, Catherine Engelbrecht related a meeting she had with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, asking what the GOP would do about voter integrity. The answer?
After its second defeat at the hands of Barack Obama, under whom unemployment has never been lower than the day George W. Bush left office, the Republican Party has at last awakened to its existential crisis.
Eighteen states have voted Democratic in six straight elections. Among the six are four of our most populous: New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California. And Obama has now won two of the three remaining mega-states, Ohio and Florida, twice.
Only Texas remains secure — for now.
At the presidential level, the Republican Party is at death’s door.
Yet one already sees the same physicians writing prescriptions for the same drugs that have been killing the GOP since W’s dad got the smallest share of the vote by a Republican candidate since William Howard Taft in 1912.
In ascertaining the cause of the GOP’s critical condition, let us use Occam’s razor — the principle that the simplest explanation is often the right one.
Chuck Baldwin — No Change… (“Frankly, Mitt Romney deserved to lose, not only due to his big-government, liberal track record, which is out of step with rank and file freedomists, but also due to the shameful treatment of Ron Paul and his supporters, which he …”)
As everybody on the planet knows now, Barack Obama was re-elected President of the United States. Democrats retained control of the US Senate, while Republicans retained control of the US House of Representatives. In other words, the national elections produced no change. But, in reality, we haven’t had any significant change in a national election in many years.
The last significant national election that produced dramatic change (at least temporarily) was the congressional elections of 1994, when Republicans swept both houses of Congress and denied President Bill Clinton’s Democrats control of the legislature. It was dubbed the “Conservative Revolution.” The other election that could be regarded as a national coup against the established political order was the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980.
However, within a year of the 1994 congressional elections, Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott had successfully fought off attempts of rank and file GOP congressmen to truly reduce the size and scope of the federal government, and by 1995, it was business as usual once again. And after Mr. Reagan was shot just a little over a year after taking office, much of the conservative agenda that he had campaigned on seemed to quickly fade away.
But ever since Reagan, republicans have routinely rejected legitimate freedomists and have nominated pseudo-conservatives. The result has always led to a resounding defeat for republicans at the polls. Since the defeat of George H.W. Bush after one term in 1992, due to his blatant big-government and globalist policies, Democrats have dominated the White House. The lone exception was the election of G.W. Bush in 2000 and 2004. But, Bush, Jr., ran as a Reagan-conservative. He wasn’t, of course, but he was perceived as one. But it was Bush, the Big-Spending-Warmonger, that doomed the GOP‘s future failures. Bush’s out-of-control deficit spending, coupled with his preemptive wars of aggression, and the implementation of a burgeoning police state/surveillance society made the name “Republican” something dirty to the American electorate. As a result, the GOP is in complete disarray and without principled leadership.
Republicans descend into civil war as Tea Party movement vows to drive party further to the right … The Republican Party was last night descending into a civil war over control of its political future, as recriminations raged about its failure to oust Barack Obama and take control of the US Senate.
Some conservatives warned colleagues that they risked annihilation by refusing to change and appeal to the women, younger and ethnically-diverse voters who had stood by Barack Obama since 2008. Yet many supporters of the Tea Party movement – whose agenda was rebuked across the US – claimed Mitt Romney had actually not been conservative enough, vowing to drive the party further to the Right. – UK Telegraph
Dominant Social Theme: Republicans are out of touch. Democrats are not. The Tea Party is dead.
Free-Market Analysis: Post-election, the US Republican Party will go about the business of tearing itself to pieces, as well it should. As observers of directed history here at the Daily Bell, watching the past ten years of politics presented via the prism of what we call the Internet Reformation has been instructive indeed.