The title is in response to the Patriot Post Blog. It is suggestions as to how the Republican party can regain their footing of leadership. Mark Alexander is a good man and I respect his opinion. I have a few of my own.
I wish I could just say "play nice." It is not that simple and Moderate
Republicans that wanted all the pork that the Democrats had gotten, got
us into this spot. We will see, but if the conservatives loose badly
it will formulate a much different party than we all expect. There
won't be any Republicans, moderate or conservative holding office in any large number.
If the conservative GOP win and win big it could mean even more behavior
in the future that nobody will live with for long I would imagine. The
nice part will be it will keep the Rhinos at bay and make them very
wary. We will still need moderate Republicans to temper the decisions
made by the victors. I don't like Peter King, Chris Chisty, John McCain, or Lindsey Graham. they are a waste of GOP money.
I wonder if they really believe losing the house and senate in 2006 was
due to conservatism? It was due to spending and foolish behavior and forgetting what conservatism is. They were still lining the
pockets of Democrats to get their vote when it was not needed, like they
and their constituents were going to miraculously migrate to the
Republican Party. Everyone loved the bi-partisanship so much they voted Democrat. Scott Brown got a first hand lesson. Keep
Republicans voting for you, and entice moderate and conservative
independents to join the quest. Liberal Democrats will always vote
Democrat because that is their makeup at the low end of gene pool,
followed closely by liberal independents that are the reason for tubal
If a Republican does not understand that they really need to be reminded
that conservatives are nauseated to vote for the the default choice of
the GOP, so much in fact they do not come out of their houses to vote.
Look at voter turn out! My point exactly. The percentage that votes
and the percentage that does not and why. They don't like the candidate
that the GOP puts forth and it really cannot be because they are "too"
conservative as we have not seen one. On the same side, the last
presidential primary, Santorum, was too conservative for the moderate Republicans. I'll bet they would take him now. I have the reservations
I had for the candidates, and why, locked in my head, with the turning
point of each election when the candidate decided to woo the the liberal
left and lost their base.
Romney, Brown, Baker, Gomez the list goes on, the conservatives would
still not take them. The GOP does not listen but it will, if it
If they want to play in the game it has to be more than dressing in the
same uniform, it has to be core values. If they do not have any of
their own, they can only kiss up to Democrats and steal theirs. Imagine
a ball game where both sides wore the same colors? That is what
Washington looks like right now with a slight minority with a different
uniform. The moderate Republicans have a choice and what side do they
pick, the Democratic side, what a strategy for defeat. Lest we give
up the party and just become liberal and conservative Democrats, I think
we could beat them then. Too much is in a name anyway.