I think now is the perfect time to make the 3rd party. The conservative TEA Party. How many conservative “R”s will jump to the Tea Party from the GOPe actions?
For a simple reason. If there is a new party, they won’t get any of the committee seats or other perks. They will be permenate back benchers who will be shunned by both sides. Very few congressmen will do that by choice. They get to used to the parties and the power.
It used to be that party trumped person. The Supreme Court was the biggest issue. But with the disappointing ruling by Roberts, even that doesn’t matter now. And maybe Republicans will slow down how fast we are rolling down this hill, but that is all they are doing, slowing us down while we are still going down. Maybe it is time to accept that we need to get to the bottom very, very fast.
With that said, if the Republicans don’t hold the line on taxes, what is the point in supporting them. We sent them there to protect us against this slide and they aren’t doing it. Whether we support them or not, we are going the same way. Whether we support them or move to another party, nothing is changing.
And maybe it is time to start voting my conscience rather than the team that is most likely to win. As my son (not sure how he got so smart) commented to me after this election. As God’s people, can we vote for pro-choice candidates? Even if that candidate can help us financially... Maybe it comes down to that?
I agree. We already lost a month!
Me! I told the RNC when they kept calling me for money that I only donated to TEA Party backed candidates and directly to their campaigns. Then hung up in their ear.