Wednesday, September 04, 2013

If McCain, Graham, Boehner & Cantor Are The Face Of The GOP, I'm Done With The Party

Matt Drudge, via Twitter, asked the rhetorical question yesterday: Why would anyone vote Republican? (Daily Caller).
Why would anyone vote Republican? Please give reason. Raised taxes; marching us off to war again; approved more NSA snooping. WHO ARE THEY?!
His rhetorical question was preceded by the assertion that there are no longer differences between Republicans and Democrats. “It’s now Authoritarian vs. Libertarian. Since Democrats vs. Republicans has been obliterated, no real difference between parties…”
Monday evening Drudge tweeted out the results of a poll posted at his website on whether to “give Obama authority to conduct military operation in Syria”
By Tuesday afternoon, with more then 505,800 Drudge readers voting, the poll showed 8.44 percent support granting authority and 91.56 percent oppose.
Nevertheless, we have people like Jeb Bush who've wrung their hands in shame by saying even Ronald Reagan would not be nominated in today's GOP for being "too moderate."

In part, I think Jeb Bush is right.  Reagan would not be nominated by today's GOP, but not for being moderate.  As we've seen with how RINOs have attacked Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and the Tea Party, Reagan could not be nominated today's GOP because he would be considered "too extreme."

Wait, that's exactly what Gerald Ford and (gasp) Jeb Bush's Daddy and his advisors thought of Reagan (remember Bush's "Voodoo Economics" jab at Reagan?).  He was too extreme for the RINOs of the 1970s.  But to a majority of voting Americans and young people unable to vote in 1980 (including your correspondent), Reagan gave the GOP an appeal that milquetoasts like Bush or Ford didn't have.  That resonated in two electoral landslides (1980 and 1984), and the policies that led to the longest economic boom, as well as the destruction of the "Evil Empire" because America had a leader with the backbone to take on the Soviet Union.

Compare that to today, when today's Fords and Bushes...namely John McCain, Lindsey Grahamnesty, John Boehner, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, Karl Rove, are all out trying to "spread the appeal" of the GOP by trying to act like nice guys, like that's going to change anything. They never stand for anything.  Instead, they'll attack the Tea Party as "hobbits," Rand Paul and Ted Cruz as "wacko birds" and Michele Bachmann for raising legitimate concerns about the links between the Muslim Brotherhood and people in our government.

Yet McLame and Grahamnesty (who should star in Washington DC's version of Brokeback Mountain),with the help of John Boehner and Eric Cantor in the House, are willing once again to march America off to war and help al-Queda forces in Syria.  Where have we seen this before?  McLame & Grahamnesty supported Chickenhawk Obama's illegal war in Libya and what did that get us? The Benghazi attack of 9/11/2012.  They're going to repeat the same insanity, cozying up to Obama while attacking the few voices in the GOP that actually stand for something.

To that extent, I'd ask the putrid Rinse Preebus if McCain, Graham, Boehner, Cantor, Bush, Karl Rove, Mitch McConnell, those who attack conservatives that want to take on Obamacare, out of control debt and government spending, and radical Islamists.  Is this the face of today's Republican Party?

Because if it is, the Republican Party has left me and millions of others.  They've abandoned the principles of Reagan and (with a few exceptions) have become a party of "pale pastels" where you cannot see the difference between them and Democrats.  Unless the GOP can put forward candidates who actually stand for something nationally, statewide (like Ken Cuccinnelli in VA or a Greg Abbott in TX), or locally, I cannot vote for someone simply because they have a "R" by their name because I have no other choice.

You had your last chance in 2012, and you blew it!  Now, stand for something or prepare to go the way of the Whig Party.

1 comment:

Rose said...

I'm with you.