Pop Fisher: My gut tells me this, and Red agrees. We feel Hobbs can fill your position very neatly. We’ll give you one more chance to shape up. Otherwise, it’s the bench.
The Natural 1984
The Batman: Ladies, gentlemen, you’ve eaten well. You’ve eaten Gotham’s wealth. Its spirit. But your feast is nearly over. From this moment on, none of you are safe.
Batman 405 (1987) …on TV as Batman Year One (2011)
Friday I talked about the GOP as Drew Bledsoe, not bad getting the team to the playoffs but not realizing that there is a plethora of people on the bench just waiting to take the field. while the GOP takes their IQ test concerning the Happy Prospect terrible threat of Sequestration
The time to take over the GOP (state by state) or set up a real third party (let’s call it the conservative party, like NY state), is NOW, after a historic election that demonstrated the ineptness of the “Wizards of Smart”.
If the GOP fails this test and continues to fall for this nonsense, I suggest conservatives state by state follow the New York Model and create the “Conservative Party” to compete with the GOP.
Additionally I think we conservatives should make this threat publicly and directly because the impact of this threat is considerable and directed right at the people it needs to be put to the most.
Consider, one of the pressures being put on Tea-Party conservatives is the threat of an even worse deal as the Speaker goes to democrats for the votes needed to pass his bill. He would need to bring about 30 members of the GOP with him to get to 218 and obviously they would be from “safe seats”.
But what if those seats weren’t safe anymore? What if there was a conservative party running candidates in those establishment GOP districts that are considered safe GOP? Suddenly those seat are in play and our democrat friends would jump in with both feet. In fact I suspect Soros money would pour in to build up such a conservative party in order to divide the GOP.
Now I’m sure there are those saying: “But DaTechGuy, you’d be giving the election to the democrats”, consider these two points, one from Mike Rogers:
If we successfully set up a conservative party, and win some seats, we can choose to align with Republicans or even endorse their candidate as a tactical matter on a vote by vote basis.
The vast majority of the time the NY Conservative Party endorses the GOP candidate, but when we have a Dede Scozzafava we can say: NO!
And this one that’s new from me: Let’s say the GOP caucus says NO WAY! and Speaker John Boehner passes this with 30-50 GOP and 190 Dems (in reality anything resembling cuts won’t get all the dems). We challenge these GOP members in deep red districts and the democrats take the house in 2014, two positive things happen.
1. Every member of the GOP discovers none of them are safe without us.
2. The Democrats get control in the last two years of the presidency of Barack Obama meaning that going into 2016 they get full blame for all that will come. If Obamacare passed in 2011 rather than 2009 Mitt Romney is president today with large majorities in both houses.
Those two years in the wilderness will have a payoff of real conservatives for years to come, a situation our children and grandchildren will thank us for.
I’d like to remind the GOP of one thing, I was a conservative Democrat and left the Democrat party when it didn’t represent my values anymore. I joined the Republican party because I decided it was time to publicly be the side I was on. If the GOP doesn’t represent my values or is embarrassed by me, if they don’t want to admit needed the conservatives except on election day and on fundraising days then that’s fine, I can take hint and I suspect a lot of the grass root conservatives and tea party members can too.
Do we stay or do we go? John Boehner and the GOP, it’s all up to you.