Skip to comments.Taking the Republican Party
Posted on 10/04/2009 4:01:24 PM PDT by Doug Loss
We've all seen calls for a third party (which would be disastrous I think, given the lack of success third parties have had since 1860) and countering calls for taking control of the Republican Party. But what has been distinctly missing is any idea of how to do either of these things.
I'm not going to bother about how to form a third party, as I think it would be at best a waste of time. Instead, I'm going to present an idea and a website that gives concrete instructions on how to start to take control of the Republican Party. Oh, they don't say "Republican Party," but you know that they don't mean the National Socialists (excuse me, the Democrats).
Wag The Dog 2010 begins to lay out the precinct concept of seizing the party from the bottom up. It differs from state to state, but usually all you need is 5-10 signatures from party members within your voting precinct to get on the primary ballot as a candidate for precinct official for your party. Once you become that official, you get to vote (generally, I'm sure it varies a bit from place to place) for the county party officials about a month later. Those county party officials in turn determine the state officials, etc.
The secret is, many precinct positions are vacant because no one is interested in getting on the ballot, and many others go to the same old folks every time for the same reason. If you're associated with a local tea party organization or anything like that, you can look into getting your people into precinct official positions and take over your county party organization.
Folks, this is what it will take to make the changes we all want to make. Go look at this website, join up if you're of a mind to, but take the ideas seriously and let's start working on actually making a change, not just talking about it!
Well said. I’ve been doing what you recommend for years, the problem is obvious from the responses. Too many have no intrest in doing anything but complaining.
Better yet, find a way to bring them into the fold. The libertarians I know are all gun toting, fire breathing conservatives who like their vice of smoking dope and cringe at the country’s tax and spend, spend, spend until if buries us.
I’d rather have these guys on my side in a fight than the metrosexuals we’ll all end up having to physically defend on day anyway.
Huh? I clearly stated what needed to be done in my original post in this thread. Just because I disagree that a 3rd party is the answer, doesn’t mean that I suggested doing nothing.
Starting a 3rd party is just the wrong answer to an obvious problem.
Personally, I’m not scared of small-l libertarians. I lean that way myself (I don’t remotely condone drug use, but I don’t like to see government use any excuse it can to intrude even more into people’s personal lives). As far as I’m concerned, you don’t have to agree with the libertarian-minded on all things to be able to agree with them on throwing the big-government RINOs out of control of the party. Do that first, then you can fight about the other bits.
Waiting until our children must dodge ied’s to and from school isn’t defense either.
I agree. Conservatives, I think, have their own caucus. If they do not, they should. But that caucus should only include conservative voting records. IOW, no matter how many times a moderate says they are conservative, moderates are not and never will be. Starting with the RNC and right on down the line, we need to support with $$’s ONLY conservatives. We also need a lot more candidates who are in it to serve, not to get re-elected, and who can get out there among the voters and give articulate, honest, positive messages and solutions.
Sorry, from your last post I thought you were saying that nothing would make any difference, which is pretty much the same as saying don’t bother trying. What do you suggest, then?
And what party would that be? Sorry, it isn’t happening.
I fear you are right.
Making my point yet again. How many of anything has the Constitution Party elected? None, that’s how many. Nope, they’re not the big groundswell that will swamp the GOP. At the very most they could throw close elections to the Dems. What we need is to take control of the (as you say) OP and make it the GOP again.
Ron Paul, anti-semitism, 911-Truthers abound, with a smattering of others.
With soros giving money to the rino candidates the chances of conservatives gaining any seats is a joke.Just like the last election.Tell me why I am wrong.
A democracy is socialism we are a republic!
You’re missing the point here. We’re talking about taking control of the party organization from within. I’m pretty sure Soros isn’t going to sponsor some RINO candidate for my precinct official in the next primary election. I don’t really agree with your take on the 2010 general election either, but it doesn’t have anything to do with this idea.
While I haven’t agreed with rabscuttle too much in this thread, democracy is most definitely not socialism. It’s only one step removed from mob rule, but it’s not socialism.
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