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The Establishment & Their Voters

It is difficult to describe to Republican voters why their party is such an abysmal failure. The Republican Leadership, also known as “the establishment”, has been controlled by passionate advocates for big government, centralized power within the Federal Government, and command and control economics. Strangely, republican voters seem opposed to everything their party stands for and yet continue to loyally support the establishment and the major players, who have not changed over the last forty years. When we think of Republican voters, we tend to think of people who believe in federalism, limited government, low taxes, free market capitalism, and a strong national defense (peace through strength); and yet they continue voting for republican candidates who stand against everything they care about and value.

It is important to understand how the Republican Party gets away with such a rouse. After all, they’ve been a party of corporatism and progressivism for over 100 years. The only thing that has allowed the Republican Party to exist as it has, is a Democrat Party that has always been too radical for the general populace. The Democrats supported slavery, segregation, internment camps, and a social welfare system that has created a systemic epidemic of poverty in the United States. Today, the Democrats have taken the blame for the socialization of health care, advocation of amnesty, and empowerment of nearly every cubicle of the Federal Bureaucracy. The Republican Establishment supports all of this, but has been allowed to appear opposed to these unpopular federal expansions of power.

This is why you do not see Republicans trying to repeal Obamacare. They wanted federal control over health care, but they knew that their voters would never forgive them if they supported it. Now that it exists, however, they mean to control it. The Republican Party is working furiously behind the scenes to enact Amnesty in any way possible. The Republican Party continuously votes to increase spending and the debt.

And yet those who disapprove of excessive spending and debt continue to vote for them, because they aren’t Democrats and only Democrats are bad.

It is important to remember that before Obamacare, the largest leap forward in the socialization of medicine came directly out of the Bush Administration. This was legislation which over ten years was to cost over 1.5 trillion dollars and has already exceeded that original estimate. Republicans also forget that the largest increases in the centralization of power over education in America came from the Bush Administration, in No Child Left Behind. No Child Left Behind cost American Taxpayers around 150 Billion Dollars a year. Alas, it has now evolved into the even more expensive and more troubling “Common Core” program.

Republican voters hate the Democrat Party because the Democrat Party supports a command and control approach to the economy. Yet, it was President Nixon on August 15th, 1971 who announced, “I am today ordering a freeze on all prices and wages throughout the United States.” Nixon establishment “Pay Boards” and “Price Commissions” to control economic activity.

George W. Bush, a president loved by many conservatives for reasons passing understanding, once quipped that we must “abandon free-market principles to save the free-market system”. Not surprisingly, the George W. Bush Administration looked almost identical to the Gerald Ford Administration. The results were very much the same. Economic collapse, recession, and misery for the American People. Ford was followed by the incompetent Marxist Jimmy Carter and George W. was followed by the incompetent Marxist Barack Obama. George H.W. Bush was President Ford’s CIA Director. Dick Cheney was White House Chief of Staff. Donald Rumsfeld was Defense Secretary. Bob Dole was tapped as his running mate.

You see, the establishment has been cycling through its corporatist players decade after decade. We are told that Dole was the right man to fight Bill Clinton, that McCain was our man, that Romney was our man. All these men represent the Nixon, Ford, Bush, McCain establishment; and these men are big, centralized government politicians. They are in Washington DC to grow the government, to control it, to rule over it; not to reduce it.

There have been small exceptions to this progressive movement within the Republican Party. There was Calvin Coolidge, Barry Goldwater, and Ronald Reagan; but these men were aberrations and they had to fight against unbelievable odds against the Republican establishment and they all lost more than they won. So why do the Republican Voters continue to put up with this party?

Is the only reason I should vote for Ed Gillespie, that Mark Warner is a rubber stamp for the Obama Administration? That’s not good enough for me. I’m not voting for Ed Gillespie. If the Republicans run Jeb Bush or Chris Christie or Paul Ryan, I’m not voting Republican in the general election. Before President Obama came to power, George W. Bush and the Republicans in the House and Senate grew government faster than any other party at any other time. Am I supposed to forget that, simply because Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi were a little bit worse?

Libertarians and Constitutionalists: This is what we are up against and these are the people we are fighting. We must support true limited government constitutionalists wherever we find them and we have absolutely NO obligation to vote against Democrats running against corporatist establishment republicans.

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 “The Establishment & Their Voters”

  1. King George Tea Party says:

    The King George Tea Party attended the Virginia Republican Committee’s convention in Roanoke. It was a fantastic event featuring many great speeches leading up to (and including) those by the four candidates vying to be the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate race against Mark Warner(D). In the end, Ed Gillespie won the delegate’s vote and he will be that candidate in the November 2014 election.

    Of the four candidates, Shak Hill and Tony Detora were the most “Tea Party-ish.” No, none of them were “the” Tea Party candidate… but these two candidates affirmed both the values that mirror what we stand for AND a desire to disassociate from “politics as usual.” The winner of the vote, Ed Gillespie, has a lifelong history of GOP politics and his speech during the convention reflected that background.

    Ed Gillespie’s catch phrase that caused distain for the Constitutional conservatives in the room was his desire to “repeal and REPLACE Obamacare.” Think about that for just a moment… the Republican challenger against Mark Warner is going to try win Virginia’s election for U.S. Senator based on a “better” vision of Obamacare. Really? And just exactly where in the Constitution is there a reference for a Republican “replacement” version of Obamacare, better or not?

    I don’t think it will fly. There won’t a clear enough differentiation between what Mark Warner as the incumbent is going to offer Virginia voters versus what Ed Gillespie is going to promise. I even suspect that Mark Warner will pull out Ed Gillespie’s 2008 book, Winning Right, and read pages 238 and 245 during a pre-election debate. That won’t go very well for Ed’s credibility… and thus votes.

    Bottom line, though, is that ANY REPUBLICAN will be a better Senator than Mark Warner as he has voted for President Obama’s policies 97% of the time. Additionally, if Mark Warner is unseated by a Republican -ANY REPUBLICAN- then that is one step closer to being able to send Harry Reid packing. And if we can send both Mark Warner and Harry Reid packing… meaning the Republicans take control of the Senate… then the word “impeachment” may become a frequently used word during the evening news.

    • Steven Tucker

      So here is what scares me… President Biden? He’ll pardon Obama anyway. Gillespie is John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell. I’ve donated money to the Senate Conservatives Fund to fight Senators like Gillespie. How could I vote for a man I’m just going to end up spending $500 to try and rip the power I gave him, from him?

  2. LIBERTY says:

    Time for the birth of “THE FREEDOM PARTY” yet?

  3. Robert Shannon

    Steve makes all very truthful and historically accurate statements. Add to it what Laura Ingraham said in Richmond last week, the republicrat party establishment represents the “donor class”. The response to Steve’s comments by ” Liberty” that ANY REPUBLICAN IS BETTER THAN WARNER further illustrates the very heart of the problem. The republicrat party continues to get away with this for this very reason, this twisted logic that has drowned out the hope that constitutional principles will somehow be reinstituted into government.
    The “donor class” is just another way to say crony capitalism, and it is imperative that the republicrat low information voter be sent to school on the less of two evil mentality and the havoc it has created for those of us who see clearly what is happening and know how it can be fixed.
    “Liberty” , whoever is hiding behind this false veneer of a nice sounding moniker fails in understanding , or simply can’t answer the question I pose over and over and over…. republicrats received 80 new seats in Congress in 2010 and we have just what to show for it ??? republicrats ran Virginia for 4 years and besides the 6 billion in new taxes and a Governor probably headed to jail we have what to show for it ???

    Liberty needs to take off his “rose colored glasses” and learn to distinguish between ” winning” which many of these low information voters seem to prize—and actually making some progress , which they do more to hinder than they could ever realize.
    Bob Shannon ( not hiding behind some silly code name )

  4. Robert Shannon

    I want to APOLOGIZE to “Liberty” . My mistake is referencing the comments made by King George TEA Party that ” any republican is better than Warner”

    Whoever Liberty is , my most sincere of apologies. I , speak for Bob Shannon , I just wonder if whoever penned the King George scribe speaks for all of their members, and if not then they should identify themselves.
    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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