Skip to comments.Tea Party should reform the GOP, not splinter it
Posted on 07/07/2014 2:27:47 PM PDT by TigerTown
GETTYSBURG, PA One of the hottest-selling t-shirts at souvenir shops outside Gettysburg proclaims, If at first you dont secede, try, try again.
While the pun is popular among Civil War re-enactors at the historic battlefield, the message also has growing appeal in contemporary politics, especially among fractious Republicans.
On both the Right and the Left, activists are convinced that the Republican Party is not pure enough on their issues, and perhaps it is time to break away and create a new political organization to shake up the system.
It's hopeless; Republicans are as much at fault as Democrats for the debt bomb rocketing towards $20 billion, and we wouldn't be stuck with Obamacare if it weren't for [Chief Justice John] Roberts, a George W. [Bush] appointee, fumed a conservative congressional staffer at a Fourth of July barbecue in suburban Washington, D.C.
The Tea Party needs to cut loose from the establishment that's holding back real reform and make a fresh start, the staffer said...
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
Tell that to the Elites who are using slash and burn Tactics to try to destroy Conservatives at every damned turn...
If the GOPe would embrace the tea party movement instead
of trying to smother and destroy it, splintering wouldn’t
The Democrats of the 1960’s and 70’s have more in common with Tea party values than the Repugs today.
I will NOT hold my nose and vote anymore. If that means Obamatrons stay in power, then so be it.
What do you think the Tea Party is trying to do?
And what happened in Mississippi?
When the GOPE start using the same tactics against conservatives as the Democrats, it is time to go somewhere else.
You have to love the people that really do think they have some in with the GOP where they can “reform” it.
They can waste their time looking like chumps.
We’ve been trying to reform from within. Mississippi is one example of where that has gotten us: an even more corrupt GOP fighting to hang onto their surrender power.
The Tea Party isn’t doing the splintering only exposing who the fake GOP RINOs are by their own actions. If anything the Tea Party is purifying the party.
Welcome to Free Republic.
I suspect your stay here may be tumutuous, and may end up being short.
This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing.
How did you come up with that? Liberals are closer to Communists while Libertarians are closer to Anarchists.
We need a new party that starts fresh and does not bring all the historic crap and corruption with it.
Dittoes on that. I already looked up this newbie’s posting history. Nothing really stands out (yet) in the few posts he has made.
But this pro-GOPe thread will certainly get the VK’s attention.
The GOOP CANNOT BE REFORMED short of WHOLESALE EXECUTIONS.
Eggs must be broken to make the omelet.
Libertopians and leftists are in cahoots, don’t let them fool you. Libertopians want legal drugs, no restrictions on sex, open borders and are willing to negotiate away the rest to get them.
The liberal republican party must be destroyed, either at the primary, or in the general election.
It must be a political kiss of death to run as a liberal republican.
I don't vote for liberals. The republicans have problems running candidates that match their own party platform.
To put it another way, there is no longer a GOP. There are two Democrat parties.
Fine. Tell the stupid - The GOPe - of the stupid party, to sit down and STFU.
We’re tired of their talking out both sides of their mouth, wer’e tired of them being dem lite. We’re tired of them tellings what we want to hear, what we expect them to do if elected, and then completely disregarding once in office.
And Mississippi was the LAST STRAW! So, according to the stupid people, we’re now racists.
FU and the horse you rode in on.
GOP-elites have been making that claim for years — where are the conservatives going to go?
GOP-elites don’t seem to really care whether they win, as long as those in power and position can retain their status quo. The consultants still get their big checks. The elites still get their invites to the Washington dinner parties.
They LUV the status quo.