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Posted on 06/30/2013 8:35:36 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama
In the days after the whimpering defeat of Mitt Trotsky, the RINO National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (whoever the hell he is) did an "autopsy" on the Republican Party. In this "autopsy", it was determined that the Republican Party needed a "bigger tent". The gist of the report was this: The party was too white, too Christian, and too male. The only way to get out of the loser's bracket was to pander to as many minorities as possible.
What a load of crap.
You see ladies and gentlemen, regardless of what the hapless Bill Kristol will tell you, regardless of the non-stop propaganda of Tokyo Rove and his acolytes at the FOX Neocon Channel (FNC), pandering to artificial ethnic and social groups will get you nowhere. What leads political parties out of the wilderness is doing what your base wants. After all, a party's base is its engine.
There are two great examples of the above theory. The French Revolution of 2008 that swept the Authoritarian Left and their false messiah, Barack Hussein Obama, into power and the American Revolution of 2010 that brought a degree of Conservatism back to Washington. (Where it was promptly sabotaged by the Weeper of the House and his cronies, but I digress.)
In both examples, the parties gave the base what they wanted. In 2008, the Democrat Party's base shed its last vestiges of Americanism. The libs wanted fascism and Big Brother controlling every aspect of human existence in the United States. Thus, the party responded by handing them the former Barry Soetoro and the drunken Joe Biteme. In 2010, the RNC got the hint and didn't severely persecute Tea Party candidates, despite pleas from Tokyo Rove and his ilk. Thus, the 2010 midterm elections turned into a massacre as the independents and Reagan Democrats came home.
But in 2012, things went back to normal for the Republicans. The party's Conservative grassroots activists were treated like Orwellian unpersons again. Mitt Trotsky and his putrid record as the governor of Taxachussetts were trotted out like a prized dancing horse by the RINO Herd as the only human being able to defeat a failing and flailing Barack Hussein Obama. Tea Party and Conservative candidates were treated like pariahs with leprosy and were openly opposed by the usual suspects (Rove, Kristol, Sheikh Ali Paul and the Paulestinians) and were defeated as the base blew off the 2012 Popularity Contest and stayed home.
In 2012 however, the Democrat Party stayed the course. They knew that keeping base happy is the key to victory. Thus, they invented the "war on women", gathered as many dead voters as they could, and screamed that the Republican Party was the latest incarnation of the Third Reich. Sure, they couldn't sell Obama as the guy who would lower the oceans and heal the earth anymore, but that was no longer the goal. DNC chair Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz and her fellow Jew haters realized that there was no way on God's green and cooling earth that they could make the American people Hussein in the Membrane anymore. They also realized that the usual election rigging wouldn't carry them over the goal line either, no matter how many members of the US military were disenfranchised and how many fake talking points about the 9/11/12 attack in Benghazi were thrown out to the lazy and arrogant media. Thus they doubled down on their Marxist propaganda and dragged Obama's carcass across the finish line.
Now let's return from our stroll down Memory Hole Lane. The Democrat Party is still goosestepping to beat of the same Hitlerjugend drummer. They're still screaming for social "justice", demanding that homosexuals have the right to "marry", no one should have the right to bear arms, illegal alien criminals are better than native born Americans, and all of the rest of the anti-American crap that they've been babbling about ever since the first Progressiviks crawled out primordial soup of failed European political theory in the early 20th century. Thus, the base is happy, no matter how much the NSA spies on them.
And what's the Republican Party doing ? It's doing what it does best: Stabbing its Conservative base in the back.
As a rule, the vast majority of Conservatives are vehemently opposed homosexual "marriage", gun control, amnesty for illegal alien criminals, raising taxes, and all the rest. And yet, the Republican Party's glitterati supports these and many other leftist ideals. Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan are leading the charge to grant amnesty to the scumbags who spit on American sovereignty and hopped over the virtual fence. Rob Portman and Ileana Ros Lethinen think destroying the institution of marriage is the way to go. Tea Party traitor Pat Toomey joined up with the National Socialist Left and decided that the Second Amendment no longer applies in the United States. John McLame and Lindsey Grahamnesty weren't content with just opening the door wide open to illegal aliens and whatever else comes across the southern border, the Same Sex Senators (h/t Mark Levin) were instrumental in making sure Chairman Obama armed al-Qaeda in Syria. Oh, by the way, in case you forgot, the Weeper of the House folded his tent and failed to fight against Obama's tax hike in January.
I'd be hard pressed to call any of the above keeping the base happy. I'd also be hard pressed to call it a winning strategy.
Get more votes.
Ah, but how does a party do that ? By keeping its base happy.
I’d be hard pressed to say the Republican Party has done a blessed thing to keep us Conservative activists happy.
I doubt I will be voting again until 2018, isn’t that when Cruz is up for reelection again? There is nothing in the Republican party for me, except Cruz and maybe Rand Paul.
And why should they? The Republican Party does not consider Conservative activists to be part of it's base (at least, not currently). That's why they're not trying to make us happy.
But the Republican Party keeps asking its base to fill out faux “send us money” surveys with questions they themselves have crafted. They don’t seem to care what their base really thinks.
Then here’s the 100 trillion dollar question: What do we do about it ?
I don’t have the answer, nor will I pretend to have the answer.
Is now the time for a third party ?
I can’t fault your logic on this. I simply can’t.
It’s been time for a third party for decades. The problem is that the big money would either stay with the GOP and marginalize it, or just co-opt the new party. You need money to win elections, and thus the Roves and RINOs of the world will always have the most influence.
They want our votes, they want our money, but none of our input.
As long as this situation keeps up, the Republican Party will be in the minority and out of the White House.
And that situation will be fatal to the Republic.
And this situation could do the Republic in. I don’t think he country will survive an other “Progressive Era”.
Actually, We The People have not survived this one. This is no longer a We The People sovereignty Constitutional Republic, as evidenced by the nation being run by dictate from little barry bastard and his henchgoons and czars and regulators.
The GOP base is just beyond the horizon, crossing the Rio Grande. All they need is “immigration reform” to set their people free to vote R. Meanwhile, unicorns prance among rainbows sprinkling skittles.
You’re right. I stand corrected.
I don’t know what to do anymore. Calling my senators, CONgress critters, legislature backbenchers, etc. doesn’t work. Protests don’t work.
It may very well be time for a third party, but that sort of thing takes decades and may doom us to continual progressivik rule.
A third party to win? The Republican Party is incapable of winning a national election so flee from that create a smaller third party and that is the answer. If it wasn’t so idiotic it might be funny.
It’s the demographics! Romney 60% of white vote 200 EV’s. GHW Bush 60% of white vote 400 EV’s. So one of three things have to happen to win nationally.
First the Republican Party has to get a larger share of a decreasing demographic. White voters. This is normally a bad business model and takes you towards bankruptcy. Second get an increased share of the minority vote. Not likely when the outreach has been comically bad. Not a day goes by when someone somewhere says something stupid. Third the Dems put up such a bad candidate they are unelectable. You know live boy dead girl scenario.
I do not see many other options. Maybe I am to depressed to see the light. If I see the light I am prestty sure it’s a train!
We're supposed to have a representative government. The Republicans are no longer representing us, and the Democrats sure as hell aren't about to start. Do we have any other choice?
Prepare for the coming collapse. The global oligarchs ALWAYS use the reset button when the global economic conditions reach where they are now. Most of the time they use a large war to do it, while they finance both sides. This time they may have too much ownership in properties at risk in a large war, so look for a regional conflagration, like Syria, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, and Iran. Such a war will collapse the US economy due to our dependency upon Middle Easter oil to keep the trucks and cars running. The collapse will be ‘managed’ but will be very bloody and will eliminate a large number of welfare liabilities in the process of starvation and gang wars and neighborhood devastations in suburbia. The globalists are dead souls. Death and mayhem, disease and pestilence have been their tools for generations. They will use the usual ... and it is coming soon, so use your energies to prepare for the collapse. There is nothing we the people as a ruled gob can do to stop it now.
I’m throwing the idea out there, but I’m not married to the idea of a third party. I am more interested in seeing what my fellow Conservatives think.
That may very well be.
Take a moment to look at my tagline.
Do the name Nicolae Ceaucescu ring a bell?
I’ve been throwing that trash out for a long time now. Those phony surveys are just begging bowls. [unladylike word] ‘em.
Hubby and I gave a big donation to our local representative in DC, and we were inundated with requests for more from republicans all over the dang country.
Into the trash!
It has seemed obvious to me for a long time that some of our most “trusted” “Conservatives” are in it for the other side.
Infiltration, lies, and perfidy, thy name is democrat.
They are fewer than we, but they are in charge of every important institution in the country.
All I can imagine when I think of the democrat party is muck and slime.
I hope we figure it out before the country collapses.
Both sides are missing something. The real way to get out of the loser's bracket is to articulate why conservative principles are good for everyone. I don't believe Rove can explain, because he's not a conservative. He's a quarterback who wants to lead any team that will take him, and he'll plan the plays for his team even though all he cares about is putting points on the board, quickly, which is not in itself a bad thing.
The problem is that in the long term we need to articulate our case or elections will continue to come down to a bidding war, which we will always lose. The far left will always promise more free stuff for the lazy than we are capable of matching. We have to offer a real opportunity to contribute and to advance on their own merits and explain why freedom is better than the coddled slavery that the left is aggressively imposing.
We are in deep trouble here. We can’t even blame the sock puppet. He’s under orders, and the PTB are to blame.
They have been named in various media (none of it “main stream”), but getting to them for prosecution seems impossible.
"...in 2012, things went back to normal for the Republicans. The party's Conservative grassroots activists were treated like Orwellian unpersons again. Mitt Trotsky and his putrid record as the governor of Taxachussetts were trotted out like a prized dancing horse by the RINO Herd as the only human being able to defeat a failing and flailing Barack Hussein Obama. Tea Party and Conservative candidates were treated like pariahs with leprosy and were openly opposed by the usual suspects (Rove, Kristol, Sheikh Ali Paul and the Paulestinians) and were defeated as the base blew off the 2012 Popularity Contest and stayed home."
Thanks for the shout out!
Did you see Sarah Palin's article the other day? She's literally two inches away from turning in her Republican party card, and supporting the formation of a true opposition party.
If she comes out and calls for the Tea Party to officially register as a national political party, millions upon millions will jump ship and join it.
Thanks again, FRiend!
Praying that it does happen and soon.
As the 2012 election proved, all the money and influence in the world won't win elections, if you're pimping a candidate and an agenda the base doesn't believe in.
Bottom line, it takes votes to win elections. Shut your base out, and the winning margin of voters stays home.
How do we know that? We haven't staged a real protest yet. Peaceful rallies in the park with speeches, flags, and placards doesn't equal a "protest".
Think Civil Rights era. Vietnam era. Those were protests that led to effective change in Washington and the country.
You’re absolutely right. The problem is the huge division between the people with the money and the base. In the Dems, there is no such division. Both their base and their big money donors like Soros are openly socialist.
You bet. Yours is one of the best original articles I've seen on Free Republic in too long a time to count.
Thank you for giving voice to so many of our thoughts.
I’ve always had the idea of an insurance card burning rally....
Maybe now is the time...
I feel the earth moving.
I appreciate it. Thank you very much.
How 'bout we burn our Republican party voter registration cards instead? All across the country. Maybe that'll get the sell-outs in Washington to sit up and take notice.
Posted this earlier today on the big thread...
I have renewed hope with this and a couple other threads in the last couple days. I see many of the names I have argued with since the primaries coming around to our way of thinking and realizing that the lesser evil/win at any price crap is just that.
To be sure, there are some hardcore statist types determined to mock us, but, and I address this to anyone still reading this thread, they have nothing but mockery.
The facts of history are what they are. One does not go right by moving left. Someone DID vote for unprincipled GOP politicians and got them elected. Those unprincipled GOP politicians DID stand idly by while DOMA was tanked. They DID vote with the dems on amnesty. They DID NOTHING to stop a gay takeover in the military.
And they HAVE DONE NOTHING to defund Obamas destruction of America. Not one damn thing. If they did, then show it.
Now on a near 500 post thread with a wide cross section of the Freeper body politic participating, I want the lesser evil defenders to show us all exactly WHY we should go with that broken philosophy when the past month has CLEARLY and UNAMBIGUOUSLY shown the very real results of what comes from it.
We have here the seed of the actual Rebellion that Jim talks about actually sprouting. For real. We have people waking up to their past mistakes and saying No More!
And yet, and like clockwork, we have people demanding we get our collective tails back in the closet and back to the GOP plantation.
If all the new converts really and genuinely have had a come to Jesus moment over this, and I pray to God they have, I want people to stand up for what they believe in. I want them to stand up and reject our past mistakes and tell these GOP suckups to go straight to hell. If we collectively cant do that, something that basic and simple to the issue, then I really do not see the point in even discussing the matter at all. We should all just drop politics entirely and do what we are told.
Bottom line - you get what you vote for. Keep voting for stealth Democrats, and that's exactly what the political class will continue to serve up to us.
That's exactly what happened in the last two elections. In 2008, enough decent Americans surrendered their solemn votes to the traitorous cabal in the RNC, that they felt rewarded, and gave us more of the same in 2012.
The big brains in the RNC then performed an 'autopsy' to figure out why we lost again, and came to the conclusion that they'd better widen the 'tent' and double down on their leftward slide.
The morons can't see that they're driving their base away from the party. They're watching the Democrats win, and are drawing the wrong conclusion, i.e., that they're winning elections because of their political philosophy. That's only partially true. The Dems win elections because their candidates don't stray off the party reservation, and that's why their base overwhelmingly supports them.
It's never occurred to the dim bulbs running our party that if their candidates did the same as the opposition, that is, stand firmly on the principles their base endorses, that they'd win too.
I think many people just do not want to accept facts in evidence and so, get stuck in the denial stage of the 5 stages of (political) grief.
The GOP wants to go left. They WANT it.
If I was athe head of a group that I saw would WILLINGLY OR NOT, vore for whatever I fed them, I’d feed them whatever I wanted, confident that even though they may bitch, I’d still get my way.
Conservatives need to read the 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene and The Prince by Machiavelli before casting another vote for anyone...READ AND UNDERSTAND.
Lastly, Freepers need to get off the sidelines and fight back ONLINE against the GOP shills, the mockery and the BS just as they do in real life because the internet IS real life. Things here translate to real world opinion....Lurkers, this means YOU.
I get that people do not want to get hit with the truckloads of horsesXit that people like you and I do for standing our ground. I get that. But they no longer have a choice. It’s pretty hard to be a patriot when you sit silently and allow the propagandists on web forums to direct the opinions of the country.
And for those that think what we say here is compartmentalized, ask Dan Rather what he thinks of Freeper ‘opinion’.
Not a bad idea, either.
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