The Breakup March 15, 2011Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
You have to hand it to Rush Limbaugh. For years, he has, through the sheer force of his wisdom and clear rhetoric, managed to hold the conservative Republicans together, and he has virtually single-handedly prevented any attempts at a third party of a conservative persuasion. He has wisely and repeatedly pointed out that building a third party would siphon off support for the only OTHER party that can successfully fend off the democrats and their deliberate destruction of the laws of this country. But the time may have arrived when that wise rhetoric isn’t going to work any longer.
The TEA party is responsible for the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives this year, and the Republican party should know that as well as we do. TEA party people are the ones who turned out and pulled levers across the country to hand the democrats the worst defeat they’ve suffered since Ronald Reagan was re-elected.
But the reins of restraint on the TEA party are stretching thin. The Republicans currently in Washington seem to be having the jitters about allowing the government to shut down for a while until a budget can be passed. This is sending a signal to the electorate of a majority that is a collection of weak, sniveling simps, wimps, and girlymen. This does NOT describe the Republicans we thought we had elected, and we are going to have to start planning a way to not just stimulate these weak and pathetic representatives, but refuse to accept the lazy thinking and weak reasoning they are projecting.
If the Republicans in Congress are NOT the weak and sniveling weenies they are projecting themselves to be, they had better start proving it to the electorate. We are not in a mood for compromise at this time, and if the Republican party refuses to stand up and defend the things we hold dear, we will drop them like hot potatoes.
In spite of Rush’s projected desire not to see a third party form, I believe that if he thought there was a good chance for its success and if it had sufficient numbers and influence to mount a legitimate challenge to the left, he would lend it his unqualified support. He’s not pro-Repblican, per se, as much as he is wisely choosing to wait for a real tidal wave of support across the country. At this time, that isn’t much of a possibility. But, the fact is this: With sufficient numbers, appropriate support, and enough momentum, a third (CONSERVATIVE) party would do very well, especially if someone like Rush were to lend his support, and most especially if the party was able to field a strong, galvanizing candidate. A lot of people who would otherwise have shifted their allegiance long ago have been waiting to hear the word from him that the time has come to make this move.
Getting a legitimate third party onto national ballots is difficult, but it can be done, and with the right support from the right people at the right time, it really could work. If the Repubicans in Washington don’t wake up and remember who sent them there, and WHY, it might actually be time to present a third alternative to the American voter. Libertarians and other fringe parties never do very well outside state elections, so that is not a real consideration. But there are independent voters like myself who are willing to make a move, and only waiting for the appearance of a platform that reflects our beliefs.