To be honest, it is as if the GOP is daring conservatives to leave. They act like this because they believe conservatives won’t go anywhere, because there is no choice other than the GOP. This belief allows them to move more to the left, to occupy the moderate left space vacated by the democrats sharp left turn.
This reasoning has two large mistakes:
1. Lefties of any kind won’t leave the Rat party, even if the GOP adopts some liberal causes. The recent history of the Rat party shows that once the move to the left starts, it doesn’t stop, because demands keep increasing.
2. Conservatives may or may not leave, but they will not vote, as can be seen from the last 2 presidential elections. When conservatives are enthusiastic, you get 2010.
I think that all the secession talk is great, but the focus is wrong. It should not be states that secede, but conservatives should secede from the GOP to start with. Forming a strong conservative 3rd party that will get 25-30% of the national vote, and dominate in many local elections, will force the GOP to form a coalition at the national level, with guaranteed representation for conservatives in the coalition.
Should the GOP not want to do that, it will become irrelevant, and lose closet liberals to the Rats, and conservatives to the third party, as there is really is no middle ground left at this point as Boner and the other RINO’s want us to believe.
I am quite happy as a conservative to take on the role of strong national opposition for the next couple of elections. Strong conservatives as opposition will not stand for all the crap that the Rats are throwing out, and will use any legal means to oppose any and all illegal and unconstitutional acts by congress and the executive branch.
In the meantime, a strong local and state ground-game will continue to be built, and that will translate to a strong national presence in 6-10 years. At that time the GOP will become the minority partner in the coalition, and disappear into the sunset if they don’t want to play ball.
We don’t have to play the two party game any more. It is abundantly clear that constitutional conservatives are no longer welcome at the GOP, and that conservative ideologies are not part of the party platform. Time to force the issue...
FReepers, if you haven’t ready #28 in its entirety, I recommend it.