John R. Houk
© July 11, 2013
I have become a proponent of Conservatives establishing a Third Party because too many RINOs control the GOP to assert Conservative principles and effectively present a case to American voters that eschews Political Correctness for Political Reality.
I used to be so committed to the GOP. I truly believed Conservatives as the voice of voters could turn out RINOs and replace them with Conservative principled leadership. It did not happen in 2010 or 2012. To repeat the hope the minority Establishment Republicans will be turned out of the GOP leadership now comes under the definition for insanity. Keep repeating the same actions expecting a different result defines insanity. Insanity is happening for Conservatives if WE expect a Conservative leadership to step up and silence same’ol–same’ol political agendas with a huge subservience to Political Correctness.
Modern history has shown that a Third Party has never successfully made an impact to put a dent either the Dem Party or the Republican Party. In fact history shows a Third Party that has a membership that is disaffected from one of the Two Dominant Parties hurts their former Party in Presidential elections.
There are two ways for Conservatives to start a Third Party then displace the Republicans and become one of the Two Dominant Parties.
We can form that Third Party with a decent name and not something silly like the No-Nothing Party or the Bull Moose Party. A big effort must be made to form a national structure to that Third Party.
After forming and giving structure to a Third Party THEN Conservatives that are shoe-ins to win a Republican Office in a Local, State or National level to go ahead and run as Republicans. In the Republican Party candidates on all levels of government run via a grassroots organization process. Many Conservative Republicans on the grassroots level are very unhappy with Establishment Republicans that operate the GOP on a National level. Soon after winning their GOP election THEN leave the Republican Party and switch affiliation to the Third Party. The key for this to be successful are local grassroots organizational operation committed to a truly Conservative National agenda. The greatest grassroots political organizations in Conservative America are the numerous Tea Party organizations that loosely believe on the same principles yet are very active on a local grassroots level.
Establishment Republicans, Democrats that understand the future threat and the Mainstream Media will do all they can to propagandize failure of sweeping defections from the GOP to a Conservative Third Party. This is where the grassroots Conservatives become extremely important. Whatever anti-Third Party propaganda flows on a Nationally from Establishment GOP, Dems and the MSM; the grassroots communications that already exist among Tea Partiers and other similar Conservative organizations that have built up a following can pound out the voice of National Propaganda with grassroots Political Reality.
COME ON Americans! Let us stand tall against the Establishment and Political Correctness AND teach American voters the truth on a grassroots level. We will win!
The Real Republican Problem
July 10, 2013 at 7:17am
The Republican Party is again in the political equivalent of intensive care. It is back on the endangered species list.
This is not anything unusual for the GOP. Like a patient suffering from a severe and perhaps incurable illness, it is back in the hospital again. The next of kin are debating what to do if the GOP takes a turn for the worse. Do we try heroic measures or simply allow it to pass quickly and quietly.
Unfortunately, no one is talking about why the GOP is dying. What is the Republican Party’s problem that is causing its death?
The Republican Party has two major problems.
The first is a massive case of Potomac Fever.
Frontier Labs did a research study and looked at the issue of why Republicans are leaving the Party. They came up with some amazing but obvious answers. Republicans are tired of being told the GOP is the lesser of two evils. People do not like evil, be it a lesser or greater evil.
People do not like being lied to and that was one of the huge reasons people are leaving the Republican Party. Time after time, the Party Faithful are told the Republicans are the conservative party and will push a conservative agenda. When these Republican leaders get to Washington, they then do just the opposite of what they promised. Marco Rubio, John McCain and Kelly Ayotte are some of the most recent examples. All campaigned in their last election against Amnesty and now have turned around and voted for Amnesty.
Republicans have another problem, almost as large as their evil and dishonesty problems.
What do Republicans stand for today?
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s website features his hashtag “#makinglifework.” How about a responding hashtag, “#WTF?”
Whatever else anyone wants to say about the Democrats, there is no doubting what they stand for and what their agenda is. As for the Republicans, no one has a clue. America has a greater chance of finding Jimmy Hoffa’s body than we do of finding a Republican agenda for America.
Addicts cannot recover until they hit rock bottom. The first step for recovery is to admit you have a problem. The second step is absolute brutal honesty.
If the Republican is to survive, it must make some real changes. If the Republican Party is worthy of survival, it must make changes.
First, the Republicans have to drop the lesser of two evils mentality and adopt a policy of honesty. Republicans must run on a platform and when a Republican breaks his or her word and turns their back on their promises, there must be consequences. For Republicans in Congress that means if you promise you will vote against something like Amnesty and lie to the people you represent, then the party must strip that Senator or Congressman of their positions within the Party and the Congress.
If a Republican wants to run on policies like Amnesty or Tax Increases, let them. And if they get elected and vote that way, the people of that state voted that way. But if a Republican lies by saying they will vote against bigger government then does just the opposite, the Party must enforce discipline.
Finally, the GOP is going to have to decide what it stands for. If the Republican Party is going to be a conservative party, as it advertises itself, then run and act as a conservative party.
A bad plan is better than no plan at all and that is what we have. The Democrats have a bad plan and the Republicans have no plan at all.
Either the GOP changes now or we can start planning the funeral for the Republican Party. For the Republican Establishment who does not believe that is possible, they should remember, there is an open plot in graveyard politics.
And it’s located right next to the Whig Party.
Grassroots Conservatives – Do Something Different!
John R. Houk
© July 11, 2013
The Real Republican Problem