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The Most Important Battle in this War…

Are you familiar with the phrase “Rockefeller Republicans”? If you’re not, look it up. The Rockefeller Republicans were the Republican establishment for decades. In the late 50s and the early 60s, Barry Goldwater led a movement, along with Alan Greenspan and Ronald Reagan, against the Rockefeller Republican Establishment. For twenty years, these conservatives and constitutionalists fought a liberal, big-government Republican Establishment passing from Teddy Roosevelt, to Hoover, to Nixon, and Ford, and the Bush Family (and the Bush Family’s “brain”, Karl Rove). After Goldwater’s defeat to LBJ, Ronald Reagan became the voice and face of American Conservatism and American Exceptionalism. Reagan defeated, not just Carter, but George H.W. Bush, Howard Baker, John Connally, Phil Crane, and Bob Dole. He defeated every establishment candidate and the big corporate money they brought to the table. George H.W. Bush, who was the Chairman of the RNC and previously the director of CIA, had to take second place, and become the establishment representative as Vice-President.

History lesson over. Here is my point. It takes twenty years to defeat an entrenched political establishment. It takes a national movement. Ladies and Gentlemen, in this kind of war there are battles that make a difference, battles that turn the tide! Eric Cantor, the Speaker of the House’s top lieutenant, the majority leader; his seat is up for grabs. Dave Brat, an outstanding conservative candidate is trying to unseat him. This is the most important battle in a national war between a liberal, corporatist, Republican Establishment and the conservative republican base. If Dave Brat defeats Eric Canter, then nothing is impossible. Do you hear me? Nothing is impossible.

Are you tired of Johnny Boehner and Mitch McConnell? Do you want to put them on the run? Take out their golden boy, their invincible “young gun” Eric Cantor. You defeat Cantor, and you’ve already had tremendous success in preventing Boehner’s political brinkmanship, then we send a message to the rest of the United States of America, that it is possible.

It is possible. With you. With every Conservative, Libertarian, and Constitutionalist willing to fight at the local level, to show up to local meetings, to fight for positions as delegates, to monitor polling centers, and write editorials to your local papers.

Dave Brat versus Eric Cantor isn’t just about the two men and their ideas. It is about two movements and the future of this country. Everyone thinks it is impossible for Brat to defeat Cantor. Everyone thinks it is impossible for the Grassroots to rise up against one of the establishments most powerful lieutenants. Virginia, I promise you, if you rise to the challenge and unseat Cantor, the victory will reverberate through the House of Representatives, the Media, the White House, and even through Karl Rove’s office.

The Goldwater Conservative Movement was a war with many battles. It took twenty-four years for there to be a national victory. That victory was the 1980s and Ronald Reagan, and an economic boom the likes of which we had never seen! Ron Paul, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Justin Amash, Mike Lee, and Dave Brat are soldiers in the very same war. But if Dave Brat defeats Eric Canter, that is a battle that will be remembered. That is a brush fire that will spread. That is a victory that will change Virginia Politics for years to come.

This is the first battle that has given me hope in years. I hope you will join in, in any way you can. Money, time, words, prayers… Just join in. This one matters. This one could change everything.

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.

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    Tom White Says:

    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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