Skip to comments.An open letter to the political right
Posted on 08/03/2014 6:21:30 AM PDT by winner3000
Dear Conservatives and Establishment Republicans,
I write today in the hope you all can get over whatever anger, distrust or bruised egos this primary season and political year has caused you. We on the right need to unite and send a message to progressives by unambiguously retaking the U.S. Senate in November.
We all have some problem with whats happened so far. Someone we liked lost a primary. Someone we didnt won. Some piece of legislation we hate passed; some other piece we liked did not. No one is completely happy, but we all know things can get much worse and will if we dont put aside what divides and do what we must for the cause of liberty.
The political right has a habit of letting the perfect be the enemy of the good. This is exemplified by libertarians, and its the fast track to political irrelevancy.
Libertarians will hate that Ive placed them on the right of the political spectrum, and indeed many of todays libertarians indeed have no political home and are all over the map. Today, the term covers everything from the great Reason Magazine to big-government, socialized medicine-loving Bill Maher. The present day libertarian label can mean anything, so it means nothing.
But Im not talking about those libertarians. Im talking about the Ron Paul libertarians who were quite comfortable in a Republican Party with which they agreed on a majority of issues.
Back then, libertarians put aside their differences with conservatives and Republicans to work for the defeat of liberals and progressives. All three groups thrived, as did the nation. But now too many focus on the disagreements, the differences, and the scars that come with fighting for what we believe, win or lose.
Both sides have scars, but too many of us...
(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...
Regardless, my first point is the most important. If you want unity, you'd better tell your buddies to work hard to support tea party candidates when they win primaries. Otherwise, we will treat your wing of the GOP as the enemy (the same as the Democrats), the same way they have treated us (and continue to do so). I used to see a huge difference between the parties. Mississippi opened my eyes and reminded me of past backstabbings. Well, no more.
Though Derek addresses his letter to “conservatives” and “establishment Republicans”, from his examples, he obviously is representing Establishment Republicans and does not take them to task for anything. The default is that he is targeting the rest, i.e. libertarians and tea party people.
I for one, have no time for the “establish republicans” as they no longer represent what was once the conservatives in this country.
“But you need to realize your vote could be crucial to keeping Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader. Oh, and that your obstinance gave the most radical leftist progressives ever to occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., a freer hand to replace however many Supreme Court justices retire or die in the next two years with like- minded progressive activists uninterested in the Constitution.”
One key word: ELECTABLE. The GOP/tea-party/conservatives need to nominate someone who is electable in the general election. This key point seems to be ignored, resulting in a Dem win and Dem control.
It ain't that we lost a primary in Mississippi - it's the corrupt, despicable approach the GOP-e took to eke out a tainted win. So get over yourself. I'd rather lose that seat in MS than to validate the GOP-E's methods in that runoff.
“I for one, have no time for the establish republicans as they no longer represent what was once the conservatives in this country.”
But Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid do represent you?
There are only TWO choices.
Bite me. The GOP-E nominates plenty of bozos but establishment apologists like yourself never mention that. Nor do you mention how the GOP-E knifes tea party winners in the back out of sheer spite.
“I’d rather lose that seat “ .. what if that seat makes the difference between R or D control?
Then so be it. It is far more important that the GOP-E’s actions in the Mississippi runoff not bear fruit, lest we see them repeated against Tea Party candidates in later elections. It should have been a safe seat for the GOP if McDaniels had won the runoff in a fair fight. If the seat is lost, blame the GOP-E, not the Tea Party.
From your article:
Were John McCain or Mitt Romney the next Reagan? Absolutely not! But, even with their imperfections being considered, theyre both Godfather 2 compared to the Sharknado 2 currently occupying the White House.
That's the whole problem. Agreed, a McCain or a Romney administration would have been less corrupt than Soetoro's but the cause of Progressivism would still have been advanced.
Do you think McCain or Romney would've vetoed Socialized Medicine? Hell no.
Do you think McCain or Romney would've cut spending? Hell no.
Do you think McCain or Romney would've protected the border? Hell no.
Also from the article:
Its time to decide: Are you going to be ruled by your scars, or are you going to learn from them?
Dude, I've got room for more scars if necessary. Bring 'em on. It's not about me. It's about my children and grandchildren and their children.
Mitch “punch them in the nose McConnell”, The weeper of the house and all the other rino types are as much the enemy as any dem. I am working to take the trash out.
Somebody ping Thad Cochran. Lisa Murkowski. Scott Brown. Arlene Sphincter. Eric Cantor (has he called to congratulate Brat yet?).
Yes, I can see how Nancy Pelosi would be so much better as House Majority Leader... (/sarc on my part — but you are serious!!!)
Yes putting people like Lindsey Graham and John McCain in office to reach across the aisle,compromise,and make agreements with the democrats because we need to get something done. Please note compromise always means giving up the conservative position and accepting 90% of the democratic position.Yes, gang of eight, Bohner funding everything Obama wants, caving on conservative positions every time the media echoes the democrat’s talking points as news and trashing conservative in the primaries but running a “decent and civil campaign” against the democrats in the general election that’s the choice. The “you needs us where going to go?” attitude along with “we know best we’ll tell you what we and the Chamber of Commerce decide you just show up at the polls and send in your checks.” You mean that choice? Name one time when the lady from Maine ever stood up or voted against Harry Reid? I’m sorry but Bob Michael Republicans aren’t worth my time!
That thinking got us Arlan Spector.
Thad Cochran, Lisa Murkowski, Scott Brown, Eric Cantor (has he called Brat to congratulate him yet?), Haley Barbour are just a few examples.
I could list more but I haven't had my cup of coffee yet.
Which is worse, a Democrat radical leftist “progressive” actively working to destroy America; or a “progressive” liberal Republican utterly beholden to multinational corporations who want to destroy America “enough” so that they can make enormous profits from a dying nation?
In both cases, they despise our nation, our history, our liberty and our freedom; they seek to impoverish and despoil our land; they seek to reduce us to the poverty level of “the rest of the world”; that our nation stops being a nation and just becomes a ‘district’ in a socialist economic bloc.
In either case, if their perfect world is a communist Hell they call utopia; or a corporatocracy; or just a dictatorship, they do not care, because they imagine themselves in charge of it. Their attitude:
“Here at least
We shall be free; th’ Almighty hath not built
Here for his envy, will not drive us hence:
Here we may reign secure, and in my choyce
To reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell, then serve in Heav’n.”
— Satan, from Paradise Lost, but also the platform of the Democrat party, as well as the ambition of the billionaire overlords of the RINOs.
Any questions, RINOs? If you are still to stupid to.know what I'm saying GET LOST!!!!#
Now the GOP agrees more with the DNC than the Libertarians aka Constitutionalists.
The lesser of two evils means voting for evil. I won’t do that.
Póg Mo Thóin
Where liberty dwells, there is my country." Benjamin Franklin
Nice try, but I’m not holding my nose and voting for Dem Lite.
As was yours. Our point about what occurred in Mississippi has been made. I agree that what the GOP-e did was despicable but I also know that to splinter our party is not only political suicide but is national suicide.
I thought as you folks who would refuse to vote for a GOP-e candidate but have since realized that without taking the Senate and keeping the House Obama can run rough shod over us and we can do nothing. If Nov. does not go our way the last box is the only option.
“But Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid do represent you?There are only TWO choices.”
There you go again with your GOPe BarbaraStraisand. There are ALWAYS more then TWO choices.
But mostly WE are no longer listening to your GOPe problems
Request denied.Hugs and Kisses,
To: Monsieur Le Derek Hunter
Get the GOP ‘establishment’ to address truthfully and completely two matters:
* Mark Mayfield
Until that is done, tell them to go F themselves.
Correcting for grammar and punctuation.
If you want conservative support, quit attacking conservatives. If you want conservative support, quit embracing the immoral. If you want conservative support, grow a spine and stand up for what is right and traditionally American.
No more brave new world stuff, bub.
I like to believe in cycles and that our nation's overall politics and morality move like a pendulum, back and forth between the left and the right, but always American, per the Constitution, one nation indivisible.
Something has changed that dynamic and roped the pendulum, pulled it to one side and tied it down.
Reagan called our attention to it when he said that he didn't leave the Democrat party, it left him.
The same is true now with the Republican party. It, too, has left us and followed after the demonrats.
In WWII and the cold war that immediately followed, we appeared to be much more aligned under one philosophical banner against the opposing philosophies of the marxists, communists, fascists, etc.
At some point, the demonrat party fully embraced the opposing philosophies we once were united to fight against for our very survival.
This was where the Democrat party was headed when Reagan said it left him and that train has arrived at its destination.
The GOPe train, too, has left us at the station, going down the same tracks the former Democratic party took.
The GOPe should have ripped up those rails instead, that would have united the party and country, but they didn't.
They took the train.
Rockefeller's public relations head, Stuart Spencer said, "We had to destroy Barry Goldwater as a member of the human race."
Mitt Romney's father among scores of establishment Republicans publicly condemned us as "purveyors of hate."
A good start would be for the establishment Republicans to say we reject such language -- from now on we will respect our differences. We differ with the Tea Party but we will respect their opinions.
as the GOPe have shown themselves to be the enemy of
great post, thank you
...and the problem with your brand of manure is, WE WILL NEVER KNOW. They weren’t elected, and without some kind of unity the next group faces the same problem. This is wake up time and the same group of thoughtless voters on the Dem side who gave us BHO twice, were aided by the stay at home voters on the Rep side who can’t see the forest for the trees, and the rest of us have to live with what you gave us. We aren’t liking it anymore than you are liking what you think you see as the problem.
your way is not a solution except for being the minority in just about anything that matters, and Supreme Court selections are pretty important as is the head of the Executive Branch. You are now the swing vote, but unwilling to accept the heat when the GOP can’t get over the finish line, and without unity that finish line might as well be Mars. Candidates may be key, but you and I both know they will never have all the qualities or stand on all the issues that the GOP/Conservative/TeaParty folks desire in a candidate.
Face it, we not going to fill the Senate with 100 Ted Cruz clones overnight or in any one election cycle. Fight the good fight like we have for years and we can change the face of Congress. Teaching the GOPe “A Lesson” is a terrible strategy. They won't learn the lesson and we will all be worse off despite our well intentioned efforts.
Elections have consequences.
Yes, you are.
I would like to see a GOP Senate majority in November.
If it is the GOP-e, or as I like to call them, the Democrat's Other Party Elite (the DOPE party), then there is utterly no difference. Amnesty, giveaway programs, gay marriage, being comfortable with a police state, and -- eventually -- strict gun control. No difference to see between the Dems and the DOPEs.
Where liberty dwells, there is my country." Benjamin Franklin
NEVER again will I vote for a GOPe candidate!
The LESSER of evils is STILL EVIL!
Personally, I don’t think you see the real situation clearly.
I will work as hard for GOPe candidates as Dick Lugar did for Richard Mourdock. It is an open secret he supported Donnelly in the general. Pay back is a bitch.
If you're in a car heading over a cliff, what difference does it make if you go over the cliff in fourth gear or second gear?
Some of us are trying to put the car in reverse.
And then we get blamed for not wanting to go over the cliff in second gear.
If we're headed for the cliff, I'm putting up a fight.
” Fight the good fight like we have for years and we can change the face of Congress.”
Yes indeed, You FIGHT the good fight. The rest of us are moving on to the next battlefield where we will work to destroy the Rats and the Weasels (Democrats and Republicans)
Just like compromise always means that Israel gives up something to her (read "our") enemies.
I will not be a slave. Arguing which masters will beat us less severely is a pathetic waste of time.
Several names: Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney.
To that list I'll add: Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio.
Furthermore: George Herbert Walker Bush as a perfect example of what it is that makes a Republican unelectable. He rode Reagan's coattails into office on a plank that promised to continue Reagan's Conservative movement. When he reverted to his RINO self he lost.
The problem isn't with Conservatives. The Conservative message is the winning message. The problem is that RINOs will either talk the talk, win, and then stab us in the back, or they'll run as their true RINO selves and lose.
Anybody the GOPe pre-ordains is unelectable. Period.
There is R-E and R-TP, and then there is D.
THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN R-E AND D.
This is R-TP v. R-E & D; the country class v. the ruling class; conservatives v. the self-anointed aristocracy.
When you catch up to these facts and this reality, then post away. Until then, find yourself a site that attracts like-minded lower order miscreants and trolls. Here, for example: