In 2008 the United States of America lost it’s collective mind and elected a Marxist, Socialist, Alinsky-ite for a president.
It was hardly unexpected given that the press spent 8 years painting George W. Bush as the worst kind of demon imaginable. And to be sure, Bush did almost as much harm as Obama has done in taking us down the road to the collapse that Europe is enduring. Big Government Lite!
But in early 2009, the tide turned a bit. All of the Conservative Americans that had been busy with children, grandchildren and life in general were suddenly jerked from their comfortable funk and thrust into the national spotlight as the TEA Party. People began to hold rallies, study the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and even the Federalist Papers. The Liberty Movement was reborn.
And the Republicans were the odd man out. Eight years of Bush and a relentless Democratic press sent the GOP into oblivion. The Democrats had a filibuster proof majority in the US Senate, Nancy Pelosi held the House Speaker’s job and Obama was removing pictures of Reagan and Washington replacing them with Stalin, Mao and Marx.
It looked pretty bleak for the founder’s vision. We were all Socialists, like it or not.
So after 8 years of running the American treasury into more debt than is even imaginable, the Republicans joined in with the TEA Party to take back America.
And enter my home state of Virginia as the first test case for the newly discovered TEA Party muscle.
The Virginia GOP managed to push through the Convention mill a Republican candidate named Bob McDonnell who was, at the time, Virginia’s Attorney General. McDonnell promised to be the most fiscal of fiscal Conservatives. HE promised jobs. Honesty. Integrity. And most of all, he ridiculed the Democratic Candidate Creigh Deeds for his secret plan to raise taxes on Virginian’s instead of fixing the problems we faced (we had a fiscal deficit and a requirement to balance the budget).
Now McDonnell and the sitting Lt. Governor Bill Bolling made an agreement to allow McDonnell to run for the GOP nomination uncontested. Bolling agreed to run for a second term as Lt. Governor. Bolling and McDonnell are and always have been the typical GOP “establishment” politicians. They know how to play the game and had become quite good at it.
But an interesting thing happened. The candidate the establishment wanted for Attorney General did not win at the GOP Convention. A State Senator with the unusual name of Ken Cuccinelli rose to the occasion and won the nomination. And while Cuccinelli was TEA Party before there was a TEA Party, he joined in and the three Republicans presented a well coordinated campaign based on Constitutional principles and sound fiscal policy. And jobs.
And the Democrats were swept aside in the Commonwealth’s top three jobs.
And the Republican Revolution was born again!
And another strange thing happened. A Republican named Chris Christie managed to win in New Jersey of all places. Christie also ran as a fiscal Conservative.
The stage for 2010 was set. And Democrats feared losing their lock on the Legislative Branch, and with good reason.
So what happened in 2009 in Virginia and New Jersey took root and spread like wildfire. And in 2010, the Republicans took back the US House and at least broke up the filibuster proof majority in the Senate.
And that was when the Establishment Republicans began “smelling themselves”. (For the folks that don’t hang in the Ghetto that means they got overconfident. Cocky.)
And they decided that the wins in Virginia, Jersey and the House were all due to the popularity and prowess of the Republican Party. And the RINO’s became emboldened. And the Conservative facade and Constitutional veneer crumbled. And folks like Majority Leader Eric Cantor began whining about Obama’s spending while essentially writing him blank checks with one continuing resolution after another. Now I will admit Cantor voted against one every now and then, but only when passage was already ensured. These were nothing more than show votes.
And the people who had been reading the Constitution and the many documents, thoughts and teachings of the founders of this once great nation began having a lot of “WTF” moments. The Republicans turned their backs on the very people that worked so hard to put them back in power. It was the TEA Party that wrested the gavel from Pelosi, not John Boehner.
And one by one the two groups began butting heads. Establishment RINO’s worked to defeat any and all “TEA Party” Republicans. After all, these people had the interest of America on their minds, not the power that the GOP craved.
And the establishment Republicans got the candidate they wanted to defeat Barack Obama. Mitt. Well, how did that work out for you? The Republicans managed to chase away the Conservatives by making bad choices and Obama is devastating the nation with his second term.
So how will Republicans do next year? Will they manage to hold the House and take back the Senate?
For the direction of the momentum we once again turn to bellwether Virginia. We are once again in the midst of a gubernatorial election and this time, the TEA Party candidates won. Ken Cuccinelli was never a party to the agreement 4 years ago and decided to run for Governor and assumed he would take on Republican Bill Bolling in a Convention or primary. Bolling had already rigged the system and selected a Primary where RINO’s have the best chance. It is a well known fact that Conventions tend to lean more Conservative. And with Bolling and McDonnell abandoning all that fiscal conservative crap from their election speeches and ramming through the largest tax increase in Virginia history ($6 Billion) along with expanding Medicaid as Obama wished, a funny thing happened. Cuccinelli managed to get the primary changed to a convention. This infuriated Bolling and the RINO contingency and after an embarrassing temper tantrum aimed at Cuccinelli, Bolling saw the writing on the wall and decided to step aside (before Cuccinelli embarrassed him at the convention). And to make matters worse in RINO-land, a black Conservative and TEA Party favorite Bishop E.W. JAckson won the nomination for Lt. Governor and a third Conservative – Mark Obenshain – won the AG nomination.
What is a RINO to do? Well, Bill Bolling looked into the possibility of running as an Independent just after meeting with Democratic Candidate and admitted hustler Terry McAuliffe. And McAuliffe began promising his administration would be bi-partisan and appoint Bill Bolling as jobs czar or some such. Of course, anybody with a political brain in their head knows that Bolling running as an Independent would hand the victory to the Democrats without a doubt.
Again the wishy-washy Bolling relented and decided not to run as an Independent either. (Word is Bolling needs a few more months to retire with the full, fat state pension he helped craft for himself, so he is desperate to “serve” more time to get a guaranteed seat at Virginia’s public trough.)
And word came today that Bill Bolling’s strategist Boyd Marcus who is also an adviser to Eric Cantor and former Virginia Governor Gilmore has defected and endorsed Democrat Terry McAuliffe.
Marcus is well known in Virginia Politics as the establishment insider’s insider. His firm has had a heavy hand in more Republican elections than probably anyone living today in Virginia.
So for the TEA Party folks that see Cantor and Bolling as well as McDonnell who is up to his neck in Rolex watch gifts and “loans” from fat cats in exchange for .. ah, hem, nothing, as nothing more than Democrats spelled with an “R” this is just another nail in the RINO coffin.
And these Republicans are prepared to make the TEA Party and Conservatives pay for not allowing their dedicated establishment Republicans to have their way with the system. They will work to elect Democrats to spite the noses right off their fellow Republican’s faces.
And as the Republican Party falls in defeat to Democrats in Virginia, these newly unemployed and out of power RINO’s will get to say “See – they didn’t like the TEA Party Conservatives in Virginia”.
And the same fight is happening all over the country. Republican RINO vs. TEA Party Conservative. McDonnell and Christie turned out to be liars. There is nothing Conservative about them at all. They used the TEA Party to regain power and then threw them away like yesterday’s newspaper.
The bellwether is set. And Democrats will be the victors.
And the rape and pillage of America will continue until we collapse.
But at least the RINO’s will not have to worry about the TEA Party anymore even though the Republican Party has now ceased to exist.
It is time for a third party.