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The Republican Party: It's time for a Revolt
My post at RedCounty ^ | Rus Thompson

Posted on 01/19/2009 3:56:08 PM PST by The Mayor

Time for a revolt? Yes, it is. It is actually long past due for one, and now is the time to start.

"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." Thomas Jefferson

All over the country Republicans have been losing elections, from here in New York to the National elections. Why? Simple, they have lost their way and have strayed so far from their base no one wants to support them or vote for them.

The Republicans have had their chance to set the agenda, but over the past eight years they proved that once in DC, they throw their constituents under the bus. I feel sorry for the people that call me from the RNC looking for donations, I give them an earful, tell them to pass on my thoughts and concerns to the supposed "Leadership". I have refused to donate but still get letters and questionnaires in the mail. We know these are only pretentious efforts to make us believe we are helping to set the agenda. No, the only thing the RNC looks for is that check in the envelope. I have been tempted to send these back empty.

Now it seems that all the Leaders are scratching their heads wondering what they have done wrong. We need new leaders they say, yet the ones that come to the forefront are from the same group that had a part in putting us in the situation we are in today.

Why are they scratching their heads anyway? If they had been listening to us, as they say, they would know why we are in the losers seat. Their answer to the question? Well that was revealed by Limbaugh in an insiders report from the Republican Retreat. Their orders are to basically "Retreat", and now GW Bush is saying we all must get along. Who are they trying to kid, what are they trying to hide? Basically they want us to surrender to the left. Surrender? Sorry that word is not in my vocabulary.

This weekend we had our first meeting of Primary Challenge. The agenda for the next couple of years is to find candidates to run for the Erie County Legislature and other seats that are up in the county. Next year we will be running candidates to challenge the Party committee seats, both Republican and Democrats. The politicos have been in their own world of greed and corruption for so long, it is time to clean house.

It's time to bring Primary Challenge to the National level.

So how do we take back the Republican Party and Congress and rebuild? We have to do this on two fronts. Taking over the committees at the local level is one step and is a long and tedious process but one that must be done. Usually committee seats are only up every two years. Here in New York, that election just occurred, so we have two years to get the right people in place. We need people, people that are fed up and willing to stop sitting on their apathy, stop being keyboard activists, to get up and do something about it.

The next step is one that has to start now, and the House of Representatives is a primary concern. Searching out Reagan Conservative Republicans to run in a Primary against the incumbents is the place to focus. We need to list the RINO's that need to be eliminated in the next election and the Primary is where they are most vulnerable. By listing them now, making this list very public and in their faces, we can hold them accountable for their votes over the next two years. If they know we are coming and they lose, maybe, just maybe they will get the message that the base is taking the Party back..

We are fed up with the excessive spending, the bloated government, the taxes, the patronage, regulations, restrictions, earmarks, government intervention, government control and the surrendering of all we stand for as Reagan Conservatives. Smaller, more efficient, less intrusive government, the free markets, Capitalism and the infrastructure that made this the Great Country we are. We have become a government dependent society where government supposedly has the answers for everything. The same people that got us here are going to fix this mess? I think not.

Last I knew Congress had an approval rating of 12. This proves the point that WE, The People are no longer in control. It is time to put We The People back in charge.

If Limbaugh, Hannity, Ingrahm, Boortz, and the rest of the Conservative talk show hosts are serious about what they say, and their desire to take back the country to put Reagan Conservatives back in charge, they should be all over this plan.

"It is not my intention to do away with government. It is rather to make it work -- work with us, not over us; stand by our side, not ride on our back. Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it." --Ronald Reagan


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatism; conservatives; gop; gopcoup; liberalrepublicans; lukewarm; primarychallenge; rats; rebuilding; republicanparty; rino; rinopurge; rinos; rmsp; rnc
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This concept can be the biggest threat to the RINO's and Corrupt in Congress.

People in this forum and blogs nationwide are outraged that we have gotten to this point in our Nations History. The Republicans in Congress have become so out of touch, so comfortable in their rolls and have failed to listen to US, the backbone of the Party.

It is not time to quit, it is time to get up off our apathy, stop being keyboard activists and take our Country back.

I have started the website, it is just the beginning, we need your help. We need to list the RINOs and the corrupt that we need to target for defeat in the primary of 2010.

http://www.primarychallenge.org/

1 posted on 01/19/2009 3:56:09 PM PST by The Mayor
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance; Jim Robinson

Gentlemen, posted for your feedback please.


2 posted on 01/19/2009 3:58:32 PM PST by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: The Mayor

Believe me the RINOS are done. The GOP is done. A new movement will surface and the bums will go the way of the Whigs.


3 posted on 01/19/2009 3:59:28 PM PST by screaminsunshine (.)
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To: neverdem; birdsman; Victoria Delsoul; nicmarlo; deadhead; DollyCali; eleni121; Mr. K; Smber; ...

I rarely use this huge ping list but need everyone possible involved and your feed back too, Please.


4 posted on 01/19/2009 4:00:11 PM PST by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: The Mayor

seems like it is all endless cycles.

party out of power has to work harder, wins the day,
than they have the power, the people grow weary, throw em out.

repeat
repeat
repeat

Guess where we are now?


5 posted on 01/19/2009 4:00:57 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares (Refusing to kneel before the socialist messiah. 1-20-13 Freedom Day.)
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To: The Mayor; screaminsunshine
Support the Constitution Party!
6 posted on 01/19/2009 4:02:30 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Join the Constitution Party)
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To: The Mayor

I’ve bookmarked the site. You are right on. Our party is dead in the water and has done almost as much damage as the left. Let’s roll.


7 posted on 01/19/2009 4:02:37 PM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: The Mayor

Thanks! I agree, but we need good conservative leadership, and
right now I don’t even know if there’s anyone who qualifies!

Very true that it will take a revolt to turn things around.
When the ax starts falling on everything this country currently
stands for, maybe we’ll have a chance of a revolt succeeding.
If I don’t sound optimistic, it’s because I am not at this point.


8 posted on 01/19/2009 4:04:39 PM PST by LUV W (Aspire to inspire before you expire)
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To: The Mayor
The only people capable of dropping everything they are currently doing to run for office, are those with money. Unfortunately, it does seem that the people with money are not your staunch conservatives, but instead RINOs who are willing to cut too many deals that will benefit their family fortune.

Wouldn't it be refreshing to see "regular Joes" with staunch conservative values running for office? That is why Sarah Palin was so popular.

What do we have to do in order to get more "regular Joes" elected to office?

Over the next six years, we have to start focusing on beating every incumbent politician in their next elections. This means defeating some Republicans, but we need new ideas and people with the proper sense of direction.

If we want out nation back, these are some things that we have to do.

9 posted on 01/19/2009 4:04:39 PM PST by TennTuxedo
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To: The Mayor

Reporting for duty sir.


10 posted on 01/19/2009 4:05:25 PM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: The Mayor

I think it’s too late to save the Republican Party. The leadership is too entrenched and too stupid and enslaved to their personal perks, power and priveleges to listen to folks like us. There’s a small minority of folks in DC who I would like to see form the kernal of a new conservative party. The rest can go to hell.


11 posted on 01/19/2009 4:05:28 PM PST by pgkdan
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To: The Mayor

Right on target, Rus!

My oath to “Protect and Defend” has no expiration date.


12 posted on 01/19/2009 4:07:07 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Names Ash Housewares; The Mayor

No, we’re not in a cycle. The nation is in uncharted waters, and nothing is the same. That’s part of the problem....everyone thinks this is just a cycle that will end, and the pendulum will swing back. Hence, we get posters like this one who want to employ the same old tactics, as if we’re going to be living under the same set of rules.


13 posted on 01/19/2009 4:07:49 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: FreeAtlanta

I would except for all the religion. How bout just support the Constitution. And defend it from domestic enemys.


14 posted on 01/19/2009 4:07:57 PM PST by screaminsunshine (.)
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To: The Mayor

http://www.primarychallenge.org/

Clickable link. Thanks, Rus.

JR has a thread running, too. Ya might read that one, to pick up ideas/OFFER ideas...


15 posted on 01/19/2009 4:08:44 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: The Mayor

MAYOR I’M WITH YOU

It is damn near time for torches and picthforks.


16 posted on 01/19/2009 4:09:16 PM PST by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: screaminsunshine

They may be done but how do you plan on keeping them out of office and keeping the seat in Republican hands.

You do it by running a Conservative against them in the primary. That is what we are looking for.


17 posted on 01/19/2009 4:19:31 PM PST by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

We can intimidate them into voting the way they are supposed to vote. How many issues are the democrats and Obama gonna bring up in the next year or two that will help bury this country?

The very threat of them being challenged in the primary can and will help sway their votes.


18 posted on 01/19/2009 4:21:45 PM PST by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: The Mayor
but over the past eight years they proved that once in DC, they throw their constituents under the bus.

They threw their constituents under the bus about 90 days after swear-in back in 1994. They had 12 years, not eight.

19 posted on 01/19/2009 4:22:19 PM PST by Spirochete
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To: FreeAtlanta

How many members of the Constitution Party are currently in office? The Constitution Party needs to back our Conservatives in the primary. The general election is not the place to wage war like this. The Primary is where they are most vulnerable.


20 posted on 01/19/2009 4:23:51 PM PST by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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