Friday, April 12, 2013

Really Looks Like The GOP Must Go the Way of the Whigs...

By Larry Miller in A Modest Suggestion

It’s hard to believe we have a two party system in our country any more. Sixteen Republican Senators went over to the dark side and joined the Democrats in shooting down the filibuster of Harry Reid’s unconstitutional gun control legislation. Some of them are ones who call themselves conservatives. Others have shown us many times over that did not have the capacity to stand firm when the going got tough. We had high hopes for some of these people who were more than happy to have the support of the real grass roots conservatives as they defeated honest Democrat opponents.

As Democrats, they are honest in that they admit to their progressive tendencies… definitely not regarding their plans to enslave their fellow Americans. It is bad enough that we have a President whose speaking of the truth is purely accidental, but then we have people we elected to oppose his destructive agenda, roll over into the position of accomplices to his deceptive schemes, what are we to do?

The Dems must be laughing themselves silly that a little pressure and a little propaganda would turn the opposition into spineless jelly fish unworthy of the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower and Reagan. We elect the Republicans to take us in a different direction than the progressive Democrats. Then we find they facilitate the very assaults on our rights we put them in office to stop.

My extreme libertarian friends try to tell me there is no difference between the two parties. There is an element of truth to this, but it is not really accurate. There is not a great deal of difference between the donkeys and SOME of the elephants. Unfortunately, there are precious few patriots who will do what is right… what is best for the country, no matter what.

The party mechanism in both the House and the Senate exerts a powerful influence on the re-election prospects of the incumbents. This also applies to those seeking office initially. Can anyone say Christine O’Donnell or Sharon Angle? So even these brave souls have limits on their boat rocking.

Since some of these Republicans are almost as great deceivers as the junior master deceiver in the White House, it is difficult to depend on party label alone to tell the good guys from the real enemies of the people.

My modest suggestion: These Senators along the more outspoken House members could form the nucleus of a new and vigorous party that might lead our country back to freedom and prosperity. The existing minor parties never caught on. Sometimes the reason is obvious, sometimes not But in any case it does not appear that any are capable of getting the job done.

Starting from scratch with people who have already proven their “electability” and have organizations in place would be an excellent way to go. But there are some party diehards believe that the GOP only needs revitalization… a revitalization that is continually stifled by the old timers that control party leadership. It should be noted that the Republican Party essentially replaced the Whigs who lost their connection with the people and no longer offered answers to the questions of their day. And that, pretty much sums up today’s party of McConnell, Boehner, Rove and so many more.