The Stupid Party Earns It’s Name Again

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The Stupid Party Earns It's Name Again

Who here trusts the GOP?” Not a sin­gle hand went up, but peo­ple over and over promised me that if the GOP spent like the democ­rats they would be back to throw them out too. No won­der the GOP is scared of the tea party.

What I asked at the Tea Party Sept 25th 2010

At CPAC 2017 I inter­viewed a lot of peo­ple about what they wanted to see and there were two things that were desired over­all that I high­lighted in my final post

The only thing that mat­ters in the long run is this: Is Don­ald Trump going to deliver on these big issues (Oba­macare and the Wall) that he high­lighted dur­ing the campaign?

If this admin­is­tra­tion can’t answer yes, he is in dan­ger of los­ing these folks and risks a pri­mary, but if Don­ald Trump, in the end keeps his eyes on this prize, then these grass room activists are going to be with him when he needs them no mat­ter what any­one in the media says.

As long as Pres­i­dent Trump under­stand this fact, he’s going to do fine, and I have the dis­tinct feel­ing that he does.

And so what did the GOP sen­ate with a chance to pass the repeal of Oba­macare do?

Bro­ken Promise: GOP-​Run Sen­ate Votes Down Clean Repeal Of Oba­maCare, 4554

Allah­pun­dit has it pegged:

The demise of the 7-​year promise to repeal Oba­macare is just the lat­est twist of the knife that Repub­li­cans have deliv­ered to advo­cates of lim­ited gov­ern­ment. It’s a reminder that for all the shout­ing, the United States only really has one party: the party of big gov­ern­ment. Democ­rats expand gov­ern­ment when they’re in power, and Repub­li­cans cry foul when they’re in the oppo­si­tion. But when Repub­li­cans gain power, they either expand gov­ern­ment in their own way (as Pres­i­dent Bush did with the Medicare pre­scrip­tion drug bill and No Child Left Behind fed­eral edu­ca­tion power grab) or merely pre­serve Democ­rats’ gains until Democ­rats can regain enough power to expand gov­ern­ment some more.

It looks very much like the Tea Party was quite cor­rect to dis­trust these dis­hon­est and dis­hon­or­able leeches.

I think the time has come to start to start putting Mike Rogers’ of Gran­ite Grok plan into effect:

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”.

The time NOT to talk about and vote for a third part can­di­date, or stay home and pout about rules that work against you is DUR­ING an his­toric elec­tion, when one of the evils is immea­sur­ably worse than the guy you can’t quite warm to.

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.

I think the first step is to run pro-​repeal can­di­dates as pri­mary oppo­nents to sit­ting GOP sen­a­tors and con­gress­men and if they are defeated or rejected by the GOP then the very moment that the 2018 midterms are done to start set­ting up those con­ser­v­a­tive parties.

Until the GOP sees con­se­quences for this betrayal it will not change.

One irony, it will be the GOP party but not Don­ald Trump who will suf­fer for this betrayal, and deservedly so.


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Who here trusts the GOP?” Not a single hand went up, but people over and over promised me that if the GOP spent like the democrats they would be back to throw them out too. No wonder the GOP is scared of the tea party.

What I asked at the Tea Party Sept 25th 2010

At CPAC 2017 I interviewed a lot of people about what they wanted to see and there were two things that were desired overall that I highlighted in my final post

The only thing that matters in the long run is this: Is Donald Trump going to deliver on these big issues (Obamacare and the Wall) that he highlighted during the campaign?

If this administration can’t answer yes, he is in danger of losing these folks and risks a primary, but if Donald Trump, in the end keeps his eyes on this prize, then these grass room activists are going to be with him when he needs them no matter what anyone in the media says.

As long as President Trump understand this fact, he’s going to do fine, and I have the distinct feeling that he does.

And so what did the GOP senate with a chance to pass the repeal of Obamacare do?

Broken Promise: GOP-Run Senate Votes Down Clean Repeal Of ObamaCare, 45/54

Allahpundit has it pegged:

The demise of the 7-year promise to repeal Obamacare is just the latest twist of the knife that Republicans have delivered to advocates of limited government. It’s a reminder that for all the shouting, the United States only really has one party: the party of big government. Democrats expand government when they’re in power, and Republicans cry foul when they’re in the opposition. But when Republicans gain power, they either expand government in their own way (as President Bush did with the Medicare prescription drug bill and No Child Left Behind federal education power grab) or merely preserve Democrats’ gains until Democrats can regain enough power to expand government some more.

It looks very much like the Tea Party was quite correct to distrust these dishonest and dishonorable leeches.

I think the time has come to start to start putting Mike Rogers’ of Granite Grok plan into effect:

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”.

The time NOT to talk about and vote for a third part candidate, or stay home and pout about rules that work against you is DURING an historic election, when one of the evils is immeasurably worse than the guy you can’t quite warm to.

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.

I think the first step is to run pro-repeal candidates as primary opponents to sitting GOP senators and congressmen and if they are defeated or rejected by the GOP then the very moment that the 2018 midterms are done to start setting up those conservative parties.

Until the GOP sees consequences for this betrayal it will not change.

One irony, it will be the GOP party but not Donald Trump who will suffer for this betrayal, and deservedly so.


This blog is a venture in capitalism that depends primarily on readers. You can help finance this by picking up my new book Hail Mary the Perfect Protestant (and Catholic) prayer is now available at Amazon

A portion of every sale will go to WQPH 89.3 Catholic Radio) or show your approval by Hitting DaTipJar




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And as I’ve said before if you can’t spare the cash we will be happy to accept your prayers.