Excellent post. Romney should have ripped Roberts to shreds and pointed out the intent of our founding fathers and the constitution.
From day one I knew that nominating a candidate that introduced socialized medicine to Mass. would be a huge mistake. It was one of the main issues that ignited the Tea Party folks. Have the republicans lost their minds? didn’t they get the message during the 2010 elections?
Yes, Republicans have lost their convictions and no they didn’t get the 2010 message.
Don’t get me started on Romney. I continue to pray for a miracle in Tampa.
Yes, and no.
It has been no secret that the Republican Party has always had room on the bus for Conservatives--right next to the drive shaft.
“have the Republicans lost their minds? Didn’t they get the message during the 2010 election?”
Yes they did get the message and they didn’t like it. Since then they’ve done everything possible to snuff out the tea party and have marginalized conservatives with great success. They are confident when presented with a choice between pure Marxism and big government socialism, the conservative base will choose the lesser of two evils.
Look at the behavior of Boehner since the 2010 election. Conservatives demanding change made his speakership possible, yet he refuses to use the institutional powers of the House to exert any control over the budget, repeal Obamacare, or limit the deficit. McConnell will do the same if he becomes Senate Majority Leader. Just like Hastert and Frist the last time Republicans controlled both Houses.
The Republican Party today is the crony capitalism socialist party. The Democrats are redistributionist communists. Conservatives believing in small government, property rights, and individual freedom have no party.
We have reached the point where the system is so corrupt it cannot reform itself. The elites who control both parties live lives of luxury insulated from the masses paying tribute. They are like the feudal lords living in the castle surrounded by a moat. They do not care about the lives of the serfs outside as long as the tribute keeps flowing. If the flow of coin is interrupted they will send the knights out to punish the serfs and extract even more.
Look at history. Once the elites are corrupted and isolated from the masses, conditions for the masses eventually reach the point of anarchy, revolution, and/or invasion from the outside.
We see the signs of anarchy around us in the inner cities and in rural areas. The serfs are arming themselves because the corrupt justice system will no longer keep the wolves at bay. The invasion from third world illegal immigrants has been going on for decades and is contributing to the breakdown of our culture. The already oppressive tax burden is high and will become unbearable next year with taxmageddon. Add to that the declining number of serfs actually working to support the overlords and we must be nearing a tipping point.
Will we transition to a heavy handed dictatorship for a few decades or fall drectly into a period of anarchy and violence? I don’t see a revolution by conservatives to reestablish the republic because their numbers are too small, they are not organized for concerted action, their leadership is fragmented, and they tend to be middle aged and older. Historically revolutionaries are young men with good leadership and a passion for the cause strong enough to make them willing to die for it.
Today I see stronger and more committed leadership on the left than the right. I haven’t seen one conservative leader emerge I believe is willing to commit her/his life to it. The cocktail parties in New York, Washington, Chicago, LA, and San Francisco are too nice for one to truly sacrifice all for the cause. If you don’t believe it ask Newt.
As long as our conservative leaders are in the comfort zone behind the wall of the castle, don’t expect them to pay more than lip service to the messages from the outside. Remember the blood is being shed everday by serfs under assault from the criminals and illegal immigrants running free outside the castle. The party is still going on inside.