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Bloviating Zeppelin: The GOP: On Probation

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The GOP: On Probation

Anyone besides myself wonder what the GOP has to "thankful" for, this Thanksgiving month?

I'm certain they're still collectively crowing amongst themselves how "they" managed to "show" the Demorats a thing or two.

But in truth, just who was shown what?

I submit the Republicans benefitted from the two following trends:

1. Just as Obama was an "Anti-Bush" vote, so were many GOP votes made but upon an "Anti-Demorat" bent;
2. TEA Party movements across the nation installed Republicans who also happened to be perceived as predominantly Conservative;

At the same time, the GOP -- and we all know this -- continues to look upon portions of the TEA Party with complete disdain.

And no, I'm still not donating cash to the RNC. I ship my checks to my Conservative candidates directly. Not to say they'll win -- just to say I place my quite hard-earned cash with targeted and specific intent.

November 17, 2010
Conservatives Put GOP Leadership On Notice
Thomas Lifson

A large number of conservative leaders are laying their cards on the table for the establishment GOP to see. They will not sit still for co-optation, and are backing Senator DeMint to the hilt. The following letter has been drafted and signed, and is being delivered to the GOP leadership today. American Thinker has received an advance copy, and it is below:

TO: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

- National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn

- Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele

FROM: The Undersigned Conservatives

Declaration of Conservative Leaders in Support Of Senator Jim DeMint

Senator Jim DeMint has been blamed directly or indirectly for the failure to capture a majority in the Senate by named and/or unnamed Republican senators, staffers and consultants.

Such false and unfair attacks aid and abet President Obama, the Democratic Party and the liberal media. We consider such attacks on Senator Jim DeMint an attack on us and all conservatives, and especially the conservative movement that is the successor to Ronald Reagan, William F. Buckley, Jr., and other great progenitors of the conservative movement.

Perhaps more than any other Republican, Senator Jim DeMint is not only responsible for the net Republican gains in the Senate in the 2010 election, but has helped restore faith in the Republican Party as the party of constitutionally limited government. He greatly energized the base of the Party, and therefore contributed to historic wins in the House, governorships and state legislatures across the country.

In fact, Senator Jim DeMint's unilateral efforts to bring constitutional small government conservatives into the Senate has encouraged many conservatives to stay within the Republican Party, vote for Republican candidates, and even may have staved off formation of a third party and the demise of the Republican Party.

We do not expect or advocate for ideological purity in the Republican Party, but we do expect the Party's leadership to rein in those who unfairly attack Senator DeMint, who instead should be given credit for what he has done, and done with such class, honor, humility, dignity and patriotism.

Since Republicans in and affiliated with the Senate who have attacked Senator Jim DeMint have an agenda, and may not heed calls to reason from the Republican leadership, let it be known that continued attacks, whether indirectly or anonymously, will result in conservatives' responding in word and deed.

Conservatives will not only challenge and beat more Republican senators in Republican primaries, but conservatives will stop funding and volunteering for the NRSC and the RNC. Instead, conservatives will send their money to, and volunteer for, Senator DeMint's Senate Conservative Fund and the candidates Senator DeMint supports. In fact, it would be our goal for the Senate Conservatives Fund to raise more money than the NRSC.

Conservatives will also work to defeat in Republican primaries those Republicans who retain consultants who criticize or try to undermine Senator DeMint.

Respectfully, (see link for full list)

That's just one letter.

That's just one case.

There are many others.

I suspect this of the GOP:

I don't believe they truly understand the concept and intent of Conservatives via, for the past few months, various TEA Party movements.

I think a number of Republicans think the TEA Party is a "one time" gig.

I submit this: they couldn't be further from the truth.

I'll summarize:

Just keep thinking like this, Republicans.

You'll soon find yourselves out of a job.

And, if you don't heed the wishes of true Conservatives, you just might be the impetus behind the creation of a dreaded third party.

Care to cast a guess as to its possible name?


And I hate Third Party spoilers.


Blogger Bushwack said...

Interesting times. But I'd like to see some tea party events in the very near future. Loud, and multiple events that gain news attention. The silence of the Tea party right now is expected because we have to wait to see the direction of those in office. But very soon that will change and if the tea party remains silent they become republicans only.

Thu Nov 18, 08:39:00 AM PST  
Blogger TexasFred said...

I remember a time when BZ and Bushwack BOTH told me I was WRONG about the need for a 3rd party...

Interesting times indeed...

And take it from a TEA Party insider, the TEA Party is, on a local basis, sitting on their collective asses and celebrating their recent gains, and some are solidly sucking up to the GOP...

Thu Nov 18, 08:53:00 AM PST  
Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

High unemployment. Jobs needed. This will keep the "spin doctors" employed. It will take another election cycle or two before the GOP "gets it".

Thu Nov 18, 12:46:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

TF, it still absolutely GRATES on me to even have to remotely consider a third party, I'll readily admit.


Thu Nov 18, 01:08:00 PM PST  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Grate on you it may well do, but what are the alternatives when the *BIG 2* are both abject failures??

Thu Nov 18, 01:59:00 PM PST  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I've never trusted either of our two political parties.

In fact, I believe that we shouldn't trust ANY politician. Each and every one is susceptible to corruption at some level.

Thu Nov 18, 03:56:00 PM PST  
Blogger Old NFO said...

Good post...

Thu Nov 18, 04:40:00 PM PST  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Memo to Republicans: Stop the Spending.

Or else you won't be around past 2012.

Sat Nov 20, 05:15:00 PM PST  
Blogger Susannah said...

...very much enjoying this post, & agreeing on every single point, including the 'P.S.'...typing these words while wearing my NCTeaParty t-shirt...

Mon Nov 22, 07:09:00 AM PST  

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