Skip to comments.Why I'm not a republican
Posted on 05/15/2010 12:57:52 AM PDT by The Watcher
I watched the video of Gov Christie talking to the reporter and it reminded me why I just can't be in the GOP. Or any party, it seems. I thought I'd post my thoughts on the topic, which I wrote separately in a moment of introspection.
I've never voted for a Democrat, just to be sure... But why can't the GOP be something besides simpering, terrified lapdogs, afraid of their own shadow? Seriously, why can't you grow some...something... and develop at least a minute fraction of the guts of Christie? Why is the RNC so utterly deferential to libs and to the press? I mean, grow a pair. Say "we're stopping this leftward lemming rush over the cliff of destruction, even if it means we fill the house, senate, and every office in DC with protesting Tea Party people and bring this government to a HALT! Either you're serious.... Or you're not. And presently, the GOP is about as unserious as those actors in Hollywood whining about global warming after flying around the world in thier jets.
Can't understand why the Tea Party sprang into being? It's simple, ordinary, non partisan people, have become SO frustrated at the Democrats stupidity, and the utter refusal of the GOP to be anything but terrified lapdogs who do not believe in the Constiution, law, or anything vaguely American. RNC... GROW SOME CONVICTIONS AND FIGHT FOR THE COUNTRY, instead of just playing silly games.
It seems that few people these days want to take the time to say what they really think. Perhaps, they don't want to really think, and just want to "feel" aabout things. Well, that's not me.
When the TEA Party people started their protests, and the protests gained strength, I realized why I identified with them. I have never publicly protested anything. I have never run for office. I would not want it, even if it were offered without the race, because I'm not one who really wants to be confrontational. If I were in office, I would have to be. After all, the mindless stupidity of being ten or twelve or fourteen trillion in debt, or whatever it is this week, is so beyond anything acceptable as "sane" it's no longer a matter of debating the merits of what's being done. It's simply calling "stupid"...Stupid.
Any individual or businessman who ran his affairs this way would be recognized as either a fraud...cheat...or mind bogglingly stupid. But, seemingly no politician can bring himself to say it.
Adding massive new entitlements, hugely economicly disruptive rules, laws, taxes, and regulations, and massive new controls on the marketplace in these times? Again, it's so many light-years from a position called "sane" there's not words to describe it.
Us ordinary people may have never approved. We just somehow, perhaps naively thought that eventually, as it does in every other aspect of our lives, reality would force the bozos who are playing government into rational behavior. But the precise opposite happened. And now, the last vestige of the sane and sensible, the ordinary schmucks, have realized that the inmates are running the country, not just the assylum.
Which brings me back to my original point. There's nothing even slightly radical about believing tens of trillions of debt, along with scores of trillions of redistributive governmental obligations is insanity, just NOT wise or prudent...Or even surviveable.
It's not even slightly insane to think that government should live within the clear, obvious, and, well, very, very plain boundaries of the Constitution. And that cleverly constructed blather to the contrary should simply be ignored as coming from unserious people. Nor is any of this "radical", either. In fact, it's, well, prudent.
So why can't the GOP even try? I mean, seriously. The opposition to Obamacare was so pathetic. Either it was wrong... or it wasn't. If it was wrong, it should have been stopped. And I mean, STOPPED. The left's perfectly willing to blackmail and disrupt, and all they're doing is just being obnoxious until you give them someone else's money so they'll go away... until tomorrow, when they want some more.
Why didn't the GOP open the doors to their offices and to the whole of Congress? Flood the place with protesters and bring the proceedings to a STOP??? And the, negotiated hardball. "Yeah, we'll ask them to leave when you promise in writing to pass OUR bill!".
It's not like we the people are trying to do anything but get the Constitution back in order and the government back into it's boundaries, and sanity restored to our nation's books. No, we're not trying to take over, become tyrants, inflict massive social upheaveal or any other such stuff. No, just plain old fashioned prudence and judgement and respect for our fundamental laws.
If the GOP can't bring itself to fight for that, without shame, without hesitation, without apology or excuse, when what good is it? The other side plays as dishonestly, as deceptively, as violently, as demandingly and plays desperate hardball... TO DEMAND WRONG, COMPROMISE OF THE CONSTITUTION AND THE RULE OF LAW. Why is the GOP so timid about doing the RIGHT ( and defensible in every aspect ) thing, and unwilling to do it with more determination than an overcooked spaghettie noodle?
It's easy to see why the TEA Party is here. It's a last desperate plea from the final and last resort of the sane and sensible. So, when...Or should I ask, WILL, the GOP ever decide to get serious? If not, it serves no useful purpose and might as well not exist. It certainly isn't doing anything worthy now. As my daddy used to say "try" counts nothing, "Do" is all that matters.
I'd like to get an answer from Steele himself. From the "leadership" in Congress that's not leading. How ya suppose I get them to do it?
Nonsense. The GOP is doing... NOTHING. Zilch. Nada, Zippo. And the leadership daily waffles about doing that.
Tell me, other than playing the parlor game in Congress badly, what has the GOP done? NOthing. There’s an army of millions of Americans who want to fix things and who would provide the muscle to make it happen. And what does the GOP do? play footsie some more.
Very good point. This is why I lost all respect for Michael Smerconish when he loudly left the Republican Party and appears on GEMSLSD whining about it.
While he is a RINO (and RINOs disgust me), what offends me more is his attitude of "Cater to me! It's all about me!"
A lot of people who feel like I do (further to the right than the Stupid Party) sound to me no different than Smerconish.
I will work to replace the Stupid Party or reform it to something honorable.
Faith. Hope. Charity.
>”all you loser independents do is bitch about why REPUBLICANS won’t do anything!”
Agreed. Anybody who is LEFT of 100% Conservative, is a LIBERAL, bottom line.
Because in order to solve our fiscal problems you must decide whether to put grandma on the ice flow and abandon her and her hip. Every Republican politician knows that entitlements are swallowing us whole and they must be trimmed. Equally, every Republican politician knows that to even nod in that direction is to commit political suicide, witness what happened to George Bush when his attempts to reform Social Security were a aborted.
Were the tea party patriots, of whom I count myself one, out there flooding the streets of America begging the government to cut their Medicare, cut their cost Social Security, and balance the budget? Hell no. But they are out there now, however, many of them are out there protesting potential cuts in their Medicare. What is a poor Republican politician to do?
The reason this democratic republic has got itself into this fix is because it is in the nature of man to behave this way, to beg to be pandered to, to evade reality and responsibility, project blame, to kill the messenger.
You want Republican politicians to have fallen on their swords on your behalf but where were you?
Please understand I do not mean to make this personal. We are all at fault. But since your indignation has risen to the top, and you had the courage to stick your head above the intellectual bunker, you get shot at.
I've wondered that about Mitt for years.
Look what the Bush/Hasteret/Lott lock accomplished. Higher spending, more entitlements, higher debts, no fense.
Yeah, give me more of that.
( first kill off the RINO’s. Talking conservative isn’t enough. McCain, Christ out! )
The republicans are doing MORE than you do! Look, it's not that I don't agree republicans are nambies right now, but there's a chance of us trying to light a fire under their sorry asses than start anew any other way where there is NO chance for the conservative agenda! Why don't you people understand political reality? We basically have a two party system mixed up to the extremes on both sides. It doesn't get really any better than this.
Put your resources and efforts into making sure republicans go down the conservative path, instead of spinning your wheels bitching about what they've done in the past!
Let me see if I understand this correctly. You are no longer a republican because republicans don’t have the kind of backbone that Chris Christi has......who is a ....republican.
OK....you lost me right here. Overall, a fine piece, I must say.....yet you openly admit to being one who doesn't want to be confrontational.
So, you want someone else to do it for you? You feel that the mess we find ourselves in will be rectified without confrontation?
This isn't just about the RNC or Tea Partiers or any other group. This is all about US; those of us who consider ourselves American citizens. WE have to stand up and be heard; WE have to confront power grabs and idiocy and political correctness and destruction of our society wherever we encounter it: the local school, the local school board, your town or city council, your State legislature, etc., etc.
Let me suggest that it isn't just the RNC that needs to "grow a set".
you’re a quick study.
I rang 500 door bells this week, with 150 “at home” responses from the good folks. It takes about 8 seconds for each one to tell me their story and that is about all that I give most of them.
Granted, it would be a different experience if every one of them gave me an editorial like “The Watcher”. When the weather changes to 95 degrees and humid, the responses will stop, so I am taking advantage of the opportunity while it lasts.
Thanks, the only way we are going to win this thing is from within.
Some think politics is Walmart. They can stroll in and select what they want pre-made. GOP reflects the majority of those active in the party. They are starting to fill now but precinct slots across the nation have been 30% to 70% unfilled for years. I do a webpage for my RTC. Its a small town but still, there are only a dozen or so Republicans who are really active. When I talk to Republican voters, I hear the same complaint over and over: town hall politics don't reflect their views, they don't like what is going on, its a bunch of insiders. What it is is frustrating and often boring. That is why they don't participate but sit on the sidelines and complain.
Rush nailed it when he explained there are three types of Republican: Rockerfeller, the religious conserative and conservative. Add in the overwhelmingly negative media bias and it’s a miracle there are any Chris Christie’s in office anywhere.
Why I don't care.
I think we were told on this site that “Chris Christie is a RINO” during the general election last fall.
LOL. SOHR. SensahumaRe-kwired.
Well said , and I agree totally .
He ran against Steve Lonegan who was THE conservative in the primary. Christie did name a Democrat as State Attorney General and is for gun control to some degree. He ain’t perfect, but who is?
Preach on Brother! Preach on!