Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Should Start a 'Freedom Party' (within the GOP?)
Posted on 07/01/2013 4:01:36 PM PDT by drewh
For the first time since the mid 1800s we hear today liberty voices rising from elected state officials including governors. But they're not in D.C.; instead they're in Kansas, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri and dozens of other states, making their own decisions on abortion, guns, constitutional law, ObamaCare, and practically everything.
But no leader yet emerges, and no center. It is, like Pirandellos play, with actors in search of a theater and a leader.
Actually a leader is emerging: Sarah Palin. But new ideas need new forms to start again the conversation and bring in a new generation. For a fresh start, it should be distanced away from New York, D.C. and Los Angeles, which are all connected to a singular purpose. And it should leave out the decadent establishment press, described recently as Versailles. There is little journalism left, only the endless meanderings of adolescent irony, the wink, the nudge and knowing asides of insider jokes and caustic laughter.
There are more than 30 states culturally and politically related today in the center of the country speaking with a single voice. This is American heartland. A conference might be held to look toward a better and more representative future, because this is not about 2016 specifically, but the greater American future.
And regarding 2016, the big Eastern establishment money and influence will all line up behind New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) , and this time, they will not let go. But at every event, Palin brings the crowd to its feet. As a constitutional conservative, she could flip the establishment. Sen. Rand Pauls (R-Ky.) filibuster suggests it is ripe for change. The Bob Dole dont-trust-anyone-under-70 crowd and the insular Weekly Standard group, which talks so disagreeably to itself, would stay away. But Palin could take the day.
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Not a 3rd party, but within or over RINOs.
If we can’t take over RINOs, how can we take over RINOs and RATs, with such close numbers?
Converts some decent RATs too!
Palin, with one call, can bring in tens of millions to jump-start a political party. But, will she?
She is a private citizen with bills to pay and mouths to feed, so her decisions must make financial sense for her. Starting an organized political party might mean a lot of restrictions on her (long term) financial viability. Once she is stuck with a political party, especially the one she helps build, then all her eggs will be in one basket and she will lose a lot of flexibility.
“(within the GOP?)”
I don’t think so anymore. A third party is needed until the GOP rots away into oblivion in it’s RINO stench.
That kind of thinking elected Obama
It’s time. It can be done. It’s been done elsewhere.
This doesn’t have to be like the “Ross Perot” fiasco.
The Republicans and the Democrats are too close together now, and they’re both wrong. It will take time, but it can be done.
I’m praying for you good people.
The thinking that elected Obama was being the Cheap Labor, pro-globalist party. A true constitutional conservative candidate who spoke about going back to the US that nourished and rewarded accomplishment and was a nation ruled by its laws would’ve won.
I think ‘Gang’rene has set in - ‘primary’ amputations are already in order and we’ll know if the rot is too systemic to salvage the GOP as a whole if the House votes out any sort of amnesty-scamnesty-shamnesty bill.
Nothing wrong with a split convention, IMO. No way I can go with RINO Christie even if they sugarcoat it with Paul Ryan as Veep..
Perhaps, but there was none.
Conservatives are so diverse they won’t agree on such a candidate.
If there is a new direction for conservatives in the Republican party, the presidential candidate must be selected by a Secondary. The winning Secondary candidate will face the GOPe candidate in the primary
It is ready for the crusher, nothing left to restore, let's move on...
Shhhh, you might hurt their feelings and make them realize what they did..........unfortunately, the thinking part might never happen........
“But Palin could take the day.”
A party within a larger party - is that not called a “faction”?
At the moment, what is called the T.E.A. “party” is actually a loose coalition of somewhat unorganized but like-minded individuals, who have not yet fully articulated their encompassing vision or constructed strategies for asserting their energies and accumulated wisdom. So the “establishment” Republican faction, the guys with the money and who hire the “consultants” have a disproportionate say in what, if any, goals and objectives of the Republican party are or ought to be. Right now, the money people still seem to believe the Republicans and the Democrats are almost interchangeable.
But the Democrats are no longer just a loose coalition. They have been running an endless rally and internal campaign to keep their various parts tied to the same faction, a faction which more and more is being directed AGAINST the best interests of the United States as a nation of exceptional achievement and leadership. Their political discipline is astonishing, given the craven quality of most of their individual members, and their almost complete lack of moral principle. This internal discipline gave us the Clintons, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and as their crowning achievement, Barack Hussein Obama, which if viewed objectively. is about as “in-your-face” as they could put together, short of an armed insurrection. Election-rigging, endless challenges to established custom, almost outrageous demands for even more and more radical social and economic experimentation, using fake “science” to support these claims, and ridicule as an intimidation tactic.
The National Socialist German Worker Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) would envy the relative success of what the Democrat party of the United States has become.
If Palin called for all liberty loving patriots to march on DC for a week the city couldn’t hold all the people, it would make the current protests in Egypt look small.
Or without. The GOP is completely unnecessary in order for Sarah to win. In fact the GOP has become the Conservative's biggest hindrance.
Within the GOP?
We have been the unwanted stepchildren since Ronaldus Magnus left office.
Screw the GOP.
It can be argued, bert, that YOUR kind of thinking (that a liberal/statist/progressive/communist/Marxist/nanny-state big government Republican ala McCain and Romney is "better than the alternative") elected Obama. For the first time in SIXTY YEARS, my politially-active Republican mom, who had voted straight Republican ticket for six decades, declined to vote for the Republican presidential candidate (Romney) -- and I did the same for the first time in 35 years of voting straight Republican.
Now you can say that people like us "elected Obama," but we can argue with equal credibility that people like YOU, people willing to go along with seeing outright leftism confiscate the Republican party's presidential candidates (and LOSE everytime doing it!!!) are what ultimately "elected Obama."
My hands are clean. You and your mother both have unclean hands.
Maybe the GOP will wake up and realize that they thumbed their noses at their core constituency.
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