Skip to comments.PHILLIPS: The last days of the Republican Party
Posted on 10/12/2013 1:05:58 PM PDT by Conservative Beacon
The Republican Party was born in the darkest days of the American Republic.
In the next few days it will die.
The Republican Party saved the Union and abolished slavery. The Republican Party stood against Franklin Roosevelts internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and against Jim Crow laws in the 50s.
On a hot summer day, the most famous Republican of the Twentieth Century stood before one of the great icons of tyranny, and over the objection of his cowardly, country club Republican advisors, Ronald Reagan demanded, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
In 1975, Reagan told conservatives to raise a banner of bold colors, not pale pastels. Todays Republican banner is the colorless banner of John Boehners freshly laundered white flag of surrender.
The Republican Party will die of suicide by cowardice.
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The GOP showed NO COWARDICE going after the children
of Gov. Palin for Romney (so he could run the NEXT time).
The GOP showed NO COWARDICE when it imposed by Romney’s fiat
both gay marriage and RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE/statism.
The odds are unlikely it will change.
Maybe Ryan and the other weasels think they can take over, but they’ll be leading a tiny, irrelevant, but noisy faction.
Either they adopt the Tea Party as the core of the institution or...they dry up and blow away.
Being the Sensible Surrender Monkey is not a leading policy.
Game ain’t over yet. Sounds like a quitter; the flipside of john mclame
I spit on them.
Conservative republicans have overstayed their welcome in the republican party. It's time to form a 3rd party and run against them all.
The GOPe really think they can stab Conservatives in the back and face no consequences for it during the next election.
Well, I don’t have to vote for ObamaRepublicans.
STICK A FORK IN IT. The nation does not need two democrat parties.
A week or so ago I sent an email to the NY GOP. In my email I asked if they are intentionally trying to loose elections in NY. I am waiting patiently for their response. So far I have gotten zip from them. Not even a canned response or a letter asking for a donation.
NO...we are TAKING BACK the GOP!!!
You go ahead and try to “change the party”.
Been talking about that since ‘76.
It’s a con game.
We have seen our cities overrun with hostile foreigners from the country next door, a nation we defeated in war. The “Republican” party does nothing to secure our freedom and land by keeping us from being ruled by an enemy nation.
We have seen our incomes STOLEN to fund a self appointed Nomenklatura class, a resurrection of Feudal Slavery, with the new overlords referred to as “Bureaucrats”. They even arrogate to themselves the right to make laws without our consent - the Federal Register is just that.
The current “Leadership” of the Republican party has simply gone along with these things for a few pieces of silver thrown their way.
Craven Corruption is the way of jackals and hyenas, not Free Men.
Quitters? The quitters are the RNC sycophants and Knee Pad wearers of the Congressional leadership.
They had a chance to stop the worst Marxist imposition on America in 100 years and...they just gave up.
Those are the real quitters.
Along came the Tea Party and saved the GOP.
How did the GOP show its gratitude?
The establishment told the Tea Party to go away and let the professionals handle government. These were the same professionals who screwed things up to begin with.
If the Establishment wants a war with the Tea Party, the Tea Party should welcome that war.
The new 'third party' could be the GOP run by the Tea Party...
It happened in Delaware also, where RINOs gleefully voted for an avowed Marxist over a Conservative.
The Republicans have been dying for the last 15 years. The RINOs like the lime light but in the end they’re worst than the Democrats, pretending to be for smaller government. It’s time the conservatives acknowledge it and move on. We’d do well without the RINOs. Just look at Fox News.
LOL1 That quote alone makes this a good read.
Maybe they are still trying to figure out what loose elections are.
“NO...we are TAKING BACK the GOP!!!”
No thanks. Let the ‘rats have it. I eagerly await a conservative second party.
You have it precisely!
It is time for conservatives to acknowledge that the Republican Party is no longer the political vehicle for conservatism and move on.
There will be early bumps in the road and certain obstacles to overcome, but conservatives and, most importantly, conservatism, will better off and more effective.
Cruz / Palin 2016.
An added benefit of this ticket.....it will piss off every liberal in the country......and every RINO (same thing).
I’ll stay registered R only to vote in primaries -— but I will set on my hands rather than support a RINO in the general elections.
Haha...good luck with that
GO TEA PARTY!!!
President Reagan, unlike most of his Cold War predecessors, stated the objective clearly and simply: Heres my strategy on the Cold War: We win; they lose.
For me, that is the attitude we need to have during these very troubling times. “ We win; they lose.
That’s a great point. We must back it up though. We tend to make fun of liberals when they use their usual platitudes, but we’ve also been guilty of some that as well.
If we declare that we’re out to win, then we need to actually go win. We can’t back down at the first sight of serious resistance or a difficult obstacle.
The Republican party is dead. Long live the Tea Party!
It sure would separate the wheat from the chaff in a hurry if the Tea Party registered as a national political party right now.
Be interesting to see how quickly the TP overtook the RP.
Actually, the Democrats did a disappearing act first when the liberal socialists hijacked the party. The only Democrats left are John McCain and other assorted RINOs.
The Tea Party is made up of the remaining Republicans who believe this is one nation under God. The Judeo Christian God of the Bible. This is the party Reagan belonged to....the now-called Tea Party.
That's actually my personal preference, but if it proves impossible, the Republicrats will leave the people no other choice but to form a second national party.
You said: “TIME FOR THE FORMATION OF A NEW PARTY LED BY CRUZ AND PALIN.”
The leaders are correct, but a third party [right now] will destroy the country. Not a good thing.
We are changing the party, just not as fast as we would like.
I live in virginia 11th and if it were not for 1500 cement heads Kerry Connolly would not be my congressfatass.
This year cement heads are helping Hillary’s terry McAwful...
You are correct. GOPe is perfectly willing to ride into battle...with US.
“This year cement heads are helping Hillarys terry McAwful...”
Yep, and cement heads across the state will will be helping
Hillary in 2026.
It may very well die, and good riddance, but the true Conservative party will rise to take its place.
I came to the conclusion that the GOP just plainly does not share my views or my values, in any shape or form. This was proven to me when the Republican leadership and its slimeball beltway class joined with their lib pals to repeatedly trash and belittle Palin after 2008. Then it happened again, when it took all the energy and enthusiasm of the tea-party movement in 2010, and proceeded to toss cold water on it... all in order to pave the way for a Massachusetts liberal to clinch the nomination. A liberal who helped spawn Obamacare, and facilitated homo marriage. Now add the GOP’s dogged determination to pass amnesty and put the final nail in the coffin of America.
That’s it for me. The end of over three decades of support and affiliation. To my dying day, I’ll remember the backstabbing of Palin and the Tea Party, and curse the bastards of the GOP-E. Watershed moment.
Sewing on a new patch to fix the old? Sounds like epic fail to me.
I said a "NEW PARTY". There is only ONE party currently. The Dems and Repubs are two wings but represent the same bird.
The Country is currently in an ongoing state of destruction because there is NO representation of the Conservative POV.
The turd is circling the bowl.
Last election you could either vote of Obama or Obama Lite (Romney)
A NEW PARTY is our best alternative believe me.
The Republican Party will die of suicide by cowardice.
Absolutely nailed it!
And from the ashes may Cruz, Palin, Lee, and others emerge with a new party; a party of bold colors; a party of guts, determination, and resolve.
Lets start that conversation by acknowledging we arent going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants... bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society. Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors. [but hes not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.
Michael Needham: Strategist Behind the Shutdown
[snip] The 31-year-old Stanford business grad explains how he outmaneuvered GOP leaders and why he thinks House Republicans can defund ObamaCare. ‘I really believe we are in a great position right now,” says Michael Needham, the 31-year-old president of Heritage Action, the lobbying arm of the nation’s largest conservative think tank. By “we” he means the Republican Party and the conservative movement; their “great position” refers to the potential to win the political battle over the government shutdown... In August, only Mr. Cruz and a band of renegade tea-party Republicans in the House favored this approach, and the media collectively scoffed. But by September, House Republicans couldn’t pass a budget without attaching the defunding rider that has grounded much of government... To most observers, who think the GOP is losing this fight, Mr. Needham’s optimism that Republicans will carry the day may seem astonishing. But Mr. Needham says the second-guessers are wrong. [/snip]
You absolutely nailed it. Republicans no longer stand for, nor represent conservative beliefs and priciples. It has been this way for years but conservatives are finally having a “come to Jesus” moment.
Yes, and we need to show no mercy to those that do backdown.
It would be pretty quick because today's republican party is too similar to the democratic party while the Tea Party is much more distinct.