It never fails. When the Republicans lose an election, they always start listening to the Liberal media telling them that they are too far to the right. They toss principles out the window and run to the left.
And it never works.
And even worse, instead of gaining support and popularity, they end up alienating Conservatives and still fail to pick up any new support from the leftward jaunt.
Since the election, I have been hoping that I would be wrong, that history would not repeat itself. Now there was little hope that Speaker John Boehner would provide leadership to once again position Republicans as the standard-bearers for the Constitution and it’s Conservative, Free-Market ideals. Boehner is a squishy liberal in Republican garb that has sold out the country and the Republican Conservatives time and again.
I had no such hope for Boehner. But I thought there was a glimmer of hope for my Congressman, Majority Leader Eric Cantor. But Cantor, too, turned his back on the Conservatives and was not only a willing participant in the efforts to purge all remnants of Fiscal Conservationism from the GOP, he was a ring leader.
And absent a radical and immediate change, Cantor has lost my vote. The numerous speeches I have listened to from the Majority Leader have all been lies. He has no intention of restoring fiscal sanity to the nation and is only interested ion holding onto power for as long as he can.
Republicans did not lose this election because they were too far to the right. They lost because they alienated too many Conservatives by running yet another liberal candidate for President. Conservatives refused to vote for Mitt Romney. They didn’t vote for Barack Obama, that’s for sure. But the stayed home just as they did with John McCain. The only reason George W. Bush won election was that the Democrats managed to find two candidates that were even worse.
And it was really hard to find a candidate worse than Obama, but Republicans have managed. Twice.
The last few years I have been working within the Republican Party to help move things back to the path the founders, and more recently Ronald Reagan laid out. A number of my friends called me crazy for trying. I now admit that they were right and I was wrong.
The leadership of the Republican Party on a National level can’t be fixed because they are too blind to realize they are broken.
I tried. I gave it the best I had (along with a lot of other people). And I failed to make a dent.
On a personal level, I resigned my seat on my local Republican Executive Committee. I cannot in good faith continue to support a jobs program for Republicans like Eric Cantor that talk the talk, but the minute they fear for their jobs, they eliminate the only members of important committees that are more interested in fixing American than personal gain.
Effective immediately, I no longer consider myself a Republican. I am a Conservative who was abandoned by the Republican Party on their rush to the left.
On a State and Local level, I will continue to “caucus” with Republicans because many of them are still true Conservatives and have not yet reached the level of futility necessary to realize their efforts are wasted on noneffective leaders. While I will no longer serve on the Executive Committee of my local GOP organization, I will most likely continue as a member and will provide support and assistance for Conservatives within or without the group. At least until I run afoul of the requirement that you must grit your teeth and toe the party line even when they are heading in the wrong direction.
And I do not consider this a defection. Rather, it is a breach of promise by pretenders who are leading the Republican Party, and most of all, my own Congressman.
Now, more than ever, is the time to mount a challenge in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District from a serious Conservative with deep pockets and broad support. I have long said that Eric Cantor is so deeply entrenched that he will remain in office as long as he wants, and that has not changed. But what he has proven is that he is no longer concerned about the country as long as he holds his office.
Eric Cantor will likely remain Majority Leader until his misguided leadership gives Nancy Pelosi the gavel once again.
Purging Conservatives was more than I could take.
I was a Sailor in the 1970′s and was proud to serve my country. But as I reflect on the enemy we were trained to fight, it is clear that the Socialist Policies of the current rendition of the Republican Party meet the criteria to be listed as “the enemy” in the 70′s. (The Democrats crossed that line a long time ago.) Socialists and Communists were the enemy, we were told. And now they are in charge.
And I am not alone in my reasoning here.
I have maintained a rather low profile since the election watching and waiting. And thinking and wrestling with my conscience. The only logical conclusion I can come to is that the Boehner, Cantor “War on Conservatives” is proof positives that they do not want Conservative voices in Congress and it leads to an even more important realization. The do not deserve support from Conservative voters.
Conservatives are no longer looking at the lesser of two evils in the voting booth. They are looking at two parties without a distinction.
Staying home is the only logical solution.
For years I have maintained that a third party was not a viable option because we simply do not have the time to get a Conservative Party off the ground quickly enough to stop the death grip of the Progressive destruction of America.
For all intents and purposes, we are now a one party system. The only question is how fast will we be traveling when we finally hit the bottom because we jumped off the fiscal cliff trillions of dollars ago. And at this point, does it really matter if we slam into the rocks at the Republican preferred speed of 99 MPH or the Democrat’s choice of 100 MPH?
I believe we have reached the point of no return where the Republican Party on a national level is no longer salvageable and a Third Party (really a true second party) will become a viable option to pick up the pieces when we hit bottom.
Now what my readers can expect from here on is an open and honest truly independent Conservative point of view. I have overlooked Republican transgressions more times than I have those from Democrats.
If you are looking for a Republican rubber stamp perspective and undeserved accolades and endorsements, those will not be found here.
And I am not planning to start a Conservative Party, but if the idea happens to catch on, I will be in the mix. But I will no longer blindly follow leaders who tell you one thing to your face and do the opposite behind your back.