Re: The Time For A Conservative Party

by A.P. Dillon | February 5th, 2015

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Re: The Time For A Conservative Party

By A.P. Dil­lon

Da Tech Guy recently wrote about it being time in this coun­try for a 3rd party — a Con­ser­v­a­tive party. Take a moment to go read the whole thing before pro­ceed­ing as I won’t totally rehash what he said in that arti­cle, but the gen­eral thrust can be found in a cou­ple of the open­ing paragraphs:

I’m done ask­ing peo­ple to vote for the GOP, I’m done com­pro­mis­ing on issues dear to me and I’m done push­ing can­di­dates that are will­ing to say one thing when they want my vote but not will­ing to act once they have power.

The party seems to for­get the rea­son they have a con­gres­sional major­ity is not due to their own actions but the actions of others.

Now I’ll weigh in.

Am I happy with the Repub­li­can party on the whole these day? No.

Do I think a third party or Con­ser­v­a­tive party is the answer? Yes, with an aster­isk. I think we already have one and it’s tucked inside the cur­rent GOP.

Do I think it’s going to hap­pen? Not with­out a seri­ous fight — both with estab­lish­ment GOP and the media.

I’m not afraid of a good fight, but I think the fight has to be waged on a dif­fer­ent front. Con­ser­v­a­tives sim­ply tak­ing our toys and going home isn’t going to get the coun­try where needs to be. Yeah, I’m a ‘take it back’ believer — we should purge instead of leaving.

I’ve had this debate with my hus­band and var­i­ous con­ser­v­a­tive friends here in North Car­olina on more than a few occa­sions. I’ve had the same frus­tra­tions Da Tech Guy lays out in his article.

I’ve kicked the idea around quite a bit and tra­versed pre­vi­ous his­tor­i­cal tran­si­tions in the polit­i­cal par­ties and con­tem­plated the Third party sys­tems of this coun­try as well. The idea is appeal­ing and change is clearly needed if the cur­rent cli­mate and push for can­di­dates from dynas­tic polit­i­cal fam­i­lies is any indi­ca­tion. One could arguably call these his­tor­i­cal tran­si­tions a shift in party per­son­al­ity. Right now, this country’s polit­i­cal par­ties have severe per­son­al­ity disorders.

Hav­ing said that, I’ve devel­oped the opin­ion that what might have worked in this country’s past won’t work today with­out sig­nif­i­cant money and a strong coor­di­nated effort in every sin­gle state. I believe that change has to come from within, but the idea of it com­ing from out­side is a nice threat.

The idea that Democ­rats will embrace this effort is cor­rect as a way to cre­ate con­flict and under­mine the Repub­li­cans is spot on. One has to fac­tor in how the Democ­rats will work side by side with the main­stream media.

The Democ­rats and the media will join hands to drive that con­flict. It wouldn’t be crazy to say that joint effort could really crip­ple the effec­tive­ness in pur­su­ing a third party. Just think back as to how effec­tive the media was direct­ing the nar­ra­tive on the Tea Party, you racists.

DM7 small LL1885A.P. Dil­lon resides in the Tri­an­gle area of North Car­olina and is the founder of LadyLib​er​ty1885​.com. Her cur­rent and past writ­ing can also be found at IJ Review, Stop​Com​mon​CoreNC​.org, Watch­dog­WireNC and Wiz­Bang. Her cur­rent writ­ing project is a children’s book series.

By A.P. Dillon

Da Tech Guy recently wrote about it being time in this country for a 3rd party — a Conservative party. Take a moment to go read the whole thing before proceeding as I won’t totally rehash what he said in that article, but the general thrust can be found in a couple of the opening paragraphs:

I’m done asking people to vote for the GOP, I’m done compromising on issues dear to me and I’m done pushing candidates that are willing to say one thing when they want my vote but not willing to act once they have power.

The party seems to forget the reason they have a congressional majority is not due to their own actions but the actions of others.

Now I’ll weigh in.

Am I happy with the Republican party on the whole these day? No.

Do I think a third party or Conservative party is the answer? Yes, with an asterisk. I think we already have one and it’s tucked inside the current GOP.

Do I think it’s going to happen? Not without a serious fight – both with establishment GOP and the media.

I’m not afraid of a good fight, but I think the fight has to be waged on a different front. Conservatives simply taking our toys and going home isn’t going to get the country where needs to be. Yeah, I’m a ‘take it back’ believer – we should purge instead of leaving.

I’ve had this debate with my husband and various conservative friends here in North Carolina on more than a few occasions. I’ve had the same frustrations Da Tech Guy lays out in his article.

I’ve kicked the idea around quite a bit and traversed previous historical transitions in the political parties and contemplated the Third party systems of this country as well. The idea is appealing and change is clearly needed if the current climate and push for candidates from dynastic political families is any indication. One could arguably call these historical transitions a shift in party personality. Right now, this country’s political parties have severe personality disorders.

Having said that, I’ve developed the opinion that what might have worked in this country’s past won’t work today without significant money and a strong coordinated effort in every single state. I believe that change has to come from within, but the idea of it coming from outside is a nice threat.

The idea that Democrats will embrace this effort is correct as a way to create conflict and undermine the Republicans is spot on. One has to factor in how the Democrats will work side by side with the mainstream media.

The Democrats and the media will join hands to drive that conflict. It wouldn’t be crazy to say that joint effort could really cripple the effectiveness in pursuing a third party. Just think back as to how effective the media was directing the narrative on the Tea Party,  you racists.

DM7 small LL1885A.P. Dillon resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of LadyLiberty1885.com. Her current and past writing can also be found at IJ Review, StopCommonCoreNC.org, WatchdogWireNC and WizBang. Her current writing project is a children’s book series.

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