Those who are diehard Republican and want to preserve the GOP will have to do more than chat and post to FR and other such sites. They are going to have to ivolve themselves in extensive letter-writing, door-knocking, and organizing to bring the Party back to its roots.
I, for one among many, believe that the upper crust of the GOP needs a scare. They need to be forced to feel that they and the whole party can be replaced.
No, they and the whole party actually need to be replaced.
As a lifelong conservative and a 40+ year Republican, I haven’t given up on the GOP yet.
But its getting close.
Continuing the way they are going, and then making promises of change just before an election, WILL NOT work with me.
With all due apologies to Michael Medved, I believe the timing will be ripe for a conservative third party. The RINO party will continue to move towards the left to appease the demoncrats. Problme is that this might end up giving the Demoncraps the WH again. Someone needs to take the reins of the republican party before this country is flushed down the toilet by the Demoncraps.
Yeah, by then the Falcon party will have fifty members and $10,000.
They won’t listen. They don’t care. They don’t have to; we’ve seen to that!
BUT...I’m starting locally, and I advise anyone that listens to do the same. I’m working on local campaigns right now. We’re going to get a new County Executive, get all the smelly hippies OFF of our County Board, and we’re going to get rid of our very own ‘Ruth Bader Ginsburg’ judge (Shirley Abrahamson) if I have anything to say about it come April 7th.
The current ‘Poser in Chief’ that we’ve got? Why, just a few short years ago, he was merely a Community Organizer!
A more effective approach will be slow and steady to win the race for years to come.
Start locally, and move those people up nationally as they earn it. Concentrate on grooming our GOVERNORS for higher office; we have some very, very good ones in place right now.
It completely AMAZES me that the simple things I learned in the Army through the years about Command and Control and Promotions and LEADERSHIP completely escape the GOP we have these days. But, they escape most people I deal with day in and day out. *SHRUG*
Michael Steele? *SPIT* Let’s get real.
This Nation was founded by people no more important or smart or wealthy than we are. Let’s get back to basics.
Well, I can dream, can’t I? ;)
A strong conservative party will depend on the right leader.
Gingrich? Maybe he’s testing the waters with this “warning”.
We are going to have to be careful in choosing our new “Leader of the Conservatives”; if the bad guys put in a charismatic sleeper we are doomed.
But how does one vet a “conservative leader”?
Newt at least has the Contract With America on his resume.
Of course, there may not be a New York Times in 2012...
You have the Democrat Party as a whole
Then the Republican Party and a third party
Yeah that will work...NOT
Unless you want to loose to the Democrats.
Those crusty old blue blooded, elitist, liberal dinosaurs are irrelevant elephants and are impeding the path that we need to take our nation.
Well, get ready for “40 years of wandering in the wilderness” of politics then... LOL...
The RINOs are the ones that need to exit the GOP. In fact, they left the GOP years ago. They just need to make it official.
Newt, you created a conservative second party in 1994. What did you do with it?
He’s probably right, I’m done holding my nose. I admit defeat. There just aren’t enough of us strict-constructionists left.
And then what? Leave them where they are to continue running America into the ground? The hell with that. I will never again give the GOP so much as the sweat off my....
The new conservative leader should outline the platform of a third (replacement for the second) party by specifying what it stands for! And that leader should outline what wrath is in store for those in the new ‘conservative’ party who do not follow that platform of ideas.
A 3rd party or a takeover of the GOP by a Conversative Group?
The leftist took over the Democratic Party!
It is no longer the party we used to work with! They used to have people that we can work with as sometimes they have a point! But no longer as they seems to be stone deaf to any proposals the GOP makes! And we have too many RINOS in the mix!
We may have to consider the 3rd Party if we can get enough support!