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A New Republican Party

In a conversation with a fellow libertarian, we discussed the impact of the civil war within the Republican Party. We brain-stormed solutions, but nothing quite seems feasible, as neither of us can imagine a way to defeat Wall Street, K Street, and the Military Industrial Complex, and all the good old boys running the show in the Republican Party.

The conservative grassroots has put up a number of excellent candidates, but Mitch McConnell succeeded in living up to his promise to crush the TEA Party. Every week there are more examples of just how powerful the Republican Party really is and just how far they are willing to go to abuse the Republican Base.

The Republican Party doesn’t seem interested in their voters. Why should they be? Republicans vote republican regardless of how Republicans behave in office. There is no reason to put up with or to compromise with real conservatives or constitutionalists.

Now the Republican Party is reaching new heights of aggression, stripping conservative congressmen of their committee chairs, sending a clear message that any power or position a Republican Congressman holds in Washington DC depends upon their obedience to Leadership. They are no longer allowed to represent their districts.

The Republican Party is the physical manifestation of the concept of Profit over People. Thankfully, the grassroots republicans, the conservatives and constitutionalists, haven’t given in or up in the face of defeat after defeat. What surprises me (and many libertarians) is that the grassroots runs gentle on rhetoric. Where are the articles entitled, “It’s Time to Purge the Republican Party” or “We Will Crush the Establishment!”?

Sometimes I am curious just how capable of justifiable rage the Republican Base actually is; the ability to drop everything and commit themselves to the utter devastation of their primary and principle enemy, the men and women who run the Republican Party.

This is why I encourage Libertarians to get involved in Republican Politics, because the conservatives and constitutionalists need all the help and firepower they can get. Mitch McConnell and John Boehner serve as bodyguards to Obama and Wall Street, and as relentless advocates for K Street and the Chamber of Commerce. The Republican voter never enters into it. The Republican Voter is nothing, is simply expected to fall in line and to keep voting for these corrupt politicians.

I can’t think of more than one Republican Congressman from Virginia that deserves to keep their position in Washington D.C. Why do we let the rest of them remain? I don’t understand. Why would any Virginia conservative or constitutionalist give money to anything other than those we seek to defeat the Republicans serving Virginia today? Has Rigell or Wittman or Goodlatte done anything worthy of your votes?

Frankly, I don’t care who you replace them with, just replace them. And what in the world is going on in John Boehner’s district? How in the world does that man get reelected?

And McConnell? What in the world was Rand Paul thinking campaigning for that scorpion?

To the grassroots, I say this: Keep fighting and keep fighting hard. This Republican Party needs purging. The corrupt must be sent packing, The only way you’ll ever get a chance to challenge the Democrats is if you get rid of all the Republicans who refuse to oppose them, who trade the integrity of their party for backroom deals and personal wealth and power.

Mark Levin is right. We need a new Republican Party. We need a Republican Party capable of fighting for limited government, American values and culture, and Constitutional integrity. The Republican Party, as it exists today, is nothing by a big government corporatist machine preventing their members from representing, in Congress, the individuals that comprise their districts back home.

 

About Steven Brodie Tucker

Graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Also studied economics and political science at George Mason.

5 Responses to “A New Republican Party”

  1. Ron Hedlund
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    It starts in your local committee. Get involved and do not put up with the intimidation. Do not drop out and go home because they don’t want you there.

    I dropped out years ago. Got back in the game last year for Dave Brat. Now, the establishment is on the warpath to take him out. We need reinforcements. We need back up. We need YOU! This is the time to get involved and make a difference.

  2. Steven Tucker
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    I completely agree. And like I said, I’m trying to get you libertarian aid. Dave Brat’s campaign get me hooked too. I’m in. All the way.

  3. Mike Wilburt says:

    Steven Brodie Tucker is correct that change within the Republican Party will only happen when the grassroots conservatives and Constitutionalists vote for change.
    While the establishment Republicans believe they have “rights of royalty” and the job is theirs by blood or inheritance, they are there because of us. WE must like what they are doing because WE continue to ask them to carry on as they have. WE reward the job they are doing with our money, our votes and our blessings.

    But the focus of the effort to impose change cannot be solely on federal seats. True grassroots energy is developed when the local sheriff, county supervisors, mayors, school boards, town councils, etc. are replaced as necessary with conservatives and Constitutionalists.

    This doesn’t mean we ignore federal election efforts at all. But the “down-ballot” local and state races are winnable. The campaign costs are comparatively cheap.
    But most of all it sends a message to the federal office holders. The message is delivered in real numbers of real voters…. not just rhetoric.
    We don’t need the federal seat holders to change. We need them to be gone. Their establishment stripes are permanent. They have been polluted.
    If WE can oust Eric Cantor, WE can remove the other McConnell/Bohner sycophants.

  4. Steven Tucker
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    Including Wittman? I’ve asked around. I haven’t found anyone qualified to run against him. And what about Rigell and Goodlatte? And Richmond is a mess. I can tell you I’m always looking to find qualified people to run. I’m go into battle with anyone offering an alternative to these establishment folks.

  5. Robert Shannon says:

    Fortunately tenacity is part of my make up, for surely after 6 years I would have otherwise allowed the frustration and weariness to send me packing. Not going to happen.

    Define the word “fight” It has been used so frequently in these discussions it has lost all meaning. I attribute the unwillingness to fight to several factors. Maybe the national spirit is lost, perhaps as Saul Alinsky said, ” you must co-opt the white middle class” give them benefit from big government and they will leave the fight ( a.k.a Medicare Unemployment benefits, food stamps, student loans, housing assistance, etc etc etc.)

    Perhaps another reason is what Tom White calls the ” seat at the table mentality”….many of these so called leaders are so enamored with having access to elected officials, and not wanting to lose that access they go “soft”, refusing to openly and publically criticize them .I have sarcastically referred to them as republican party apologists. Then you have the real dumb asses that buy a license plate and delude themselves into believing that they have done their part.

    You can be an effective activist, or be their Pal……..but you can’t be both. As soon as we come to terms with that truth we will begin the long arduous process of repairing the problems that plague our political body. You won’t rid the system of these scoundrels by pulling your punches.Take off the kid gloves, roll up your sleeves and start throwing roundhouses —-because we are in a war, a real war with moneyed thugs who have no rules.

    The sooner we recognize that, the better off we will all be.

    Bob Shannon

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    Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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