On the Monday night broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio program, Mark Levin warned the Republican party will split unless RNC chairman Reince Priebus and House Speaker John Boehner are thrown out. MARK LEVIN: The autopsy report. They don´t even know how to name a report. The autopsy report. Here´s the deal, folks: Reince Priebus was ahead of the Republican National Committee when Romney lost. Why hasn´t he been fired? Why hasn´t he been fired? Karl Rove ran the biggest independent PAC in America, or one of them.
Comments: If we continue down the path Priebus wants to take I´m afraid he is right. That would be so destructive.
To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, "I didn´t leave the republican party, the republican party LEFT me" Long ago changed my affiliation to independent, since the republicans became the right leg of the socialist party of america !
"A house divided against itself cannot stand"[Bible] So better to get smart and take over existing party machinery. Only the Democrats will applaud a divided Republican Party. Then they will win. Remember Ross Perot? Go enmass to your caucuses and elect new township, county, state, and national chairmen. Also be careful who is on the Rules Committee. Have your own slate of Rules Committee candidates.
Suits me. All it will take is money and votes. Of course, if "true conservatives" had enough of those, obviously they would be in power right now, and have no need of another party. They could take over whichever party they wished and call it whatever they wanted.
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lil dotty, 3/19/2013 11:43:33 AM (No. 9232995)
If it is to happen, please, Lord, let it be soon. We need to get our ducks in a row and prepare. That is a "we" only after the victors manage to count the survivors. Frankly, few will be standing on either side. Only if united do we have the chance to save our nation; only divided do we have a chance to save our principles. The lady or the tiger?
This is just as stupid as the republicans who think that since the Mexicans voted for Obama, we should let in more Mexicans who will still vote for democrats.
Divided we fall. We need to stand against waste and irresponsibility. We need to bombard the airwaves with commercials that extoll the virtues of marriage, hard work and living within one´s means. Focus on what makes us the same; i.e. the desire for good schools, safe streets and jobs, rather than trying to set people apart from each other. Enough of this diversity crap. That will get the votes without destroying the republican party.
As frustrated as I am with the current Republican establishment, this is a terrible idea. The party needs to stop navel-gazing and stand on conservative ideas and principles with broad appeal, like personal and fiscal responsibility, lower taxes, unleashing the private sector, etc. Things like Social Security reform should be left until after the economy improves. A stronger economy will strengthen social security because more people will be paying taxes. The theme should be The Economy--repeated over and over again. Issues like abortion and gay marriage should be left to the states. They are not issues for the Federal government. I hope the Supreme Court agrees on gay marriage, which should put that issue to rest.
Dear RNC: What have you got to lose by trying to be Conservative for a change? The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. It´s time to pop the bubble you live in and make some general observations. The History Channel has the mini-series "The Bible" which is breaking viewer records right and left. Who do you think those viewers are? A&E has a reality show called Duck Dynasty about a family that puts it´s faith in God before everything else - also breaking records. Look at the popularity of Dr. Ben Carson. Do you see a trend here? Like I said, what have you got to lose?
As an example of how well a third party would work for conservatives, let me cite the Constitution Party (www.constitutionparty.com, for those of you who care to check). It´s more conservative than the Tea Party, which has fragmented into several competing groups. The Constitution Party has been around since 1992, and its first presidential candidate, Howard Phillips, said that year that "the Republican Party is going the way of the Whigs." Well, the Republican Party is still here, and the Constitution Party has never in its 21 years of existence won a single election, anywhere, any time. Their presidential candidate in 2012, Virgil Goode, got a whopping 122,334 votes.
And you also have the Tea Party Express, Tea Party Communities, Tea Party Nation, and Tea Party Patriots, all claiming to be the real authentic Tea Party.
So in actuality, we have at least four third parties already carrying the pure conservative banner.
NOW is it time to take the Tea Party national as a legitimate Party? The experiment of trying to reform the Republican Party has failed. Let´s change horses while there´s still time to be able to support viable candidates for 2014.
Conservatives have fought for control of the GOP for more than 60 years. The result has been sporadic periods of limited success. The RINOs are entrenched, well-funded, and not about to relinquish control. They are proficient at teasing conservatives like Lucy could tease Charlie Brown with that football.
A split will be messy, and will probably cost a few elections until the re-alignment is complete. Don´t forget "Reagan" Democrats who will also come across, drawing from that party as well. It will be politically risky. However, doing what we have been doing over and over and expecting a different result is .. well, you know what Einstein said.
The only reason it has come to this is because the entrenched Republican Establishment has decided that it will either remain in power as the king makers or take the party down with them.
Its never been about "purity". Its been about limited government. The one thing almost all conservatives agree upon. The current Establishment is engorging itself on taxpayer money and special interest perks and will not endanger their place at the taxpayer buffet. That is the core reason why the party is collapsing. The jig is up. They have ran out of excuses. No one believes the Republican leadership anymore.
People can rant and rave about gay marriage and abortion. They, whether you like it or not, are side issues, nothing more. Government should not be involved in one the other is a muddled mess of beliefs, realities, and half truths.
If the Republican Establishment truly wanted to save the party it could, but they don´t. They truly just want to remain in power, no matter what the cost.
Its on their heads the blame should fall when, not if, the Republican party disintegrates.
End the madness. If one Republican party can´t win, two will be totally ineffectual for the next decade.
Republicans are good; Democrats are bad... forever. That´s all you need to remember. Stop the ankle biting; don´´t cater to shallow persons who would modify their views for transient advantage. They are out there. Remember the Reagan Doctrine. Do not take counsel who don´t know it or don´t practice it. Our national survival is a stake.
Why not simplify: The statists in the GOP leadership could be honest and, in the name of transparency, jump on over to the dem party and the majority base of the GOP could then save the Republican party with responsible & accountable candidates who respect he will of the people and don´t connive in secret plottings?
.....After all, the dem pols are proud to be statist lefty/libs and the GOP has always represented Constitutional principles, referred to here in 2013 as, ´´conservative,´´ views.
Character still counts, right along with the U.S. Constitution & Bill of Rights.
Yes and nasty threats against conservatives causing the demise of the United States if we stand up to the establishment won´t work anymore. I listened to Fleischer and Boehner on the radio today. It is obvious conservatives have no representation in the leadership of this party.
Like it or not, the "real conservatives" and the "Rinos" need to stick together to win and even then, they may not, due to the cheating abilities of the Dems. There are not enough tea party voters to do it alone and not enough establishment voters to do it alone. Both sides need to get over their petty, name-calling, so´s-your-mama silliness and find some common ground.
It´s so much easier to have Mark Levin´s or Rush´s job than to actually get elected to an office and then try to get a majority to agree with you and vote on something conservative.
Levin´s smarter than this. Mark understands how campaign finance and ballot access laws make any third party a fool´s errand. Unless the Koch brothers and others of similar wealth are willing to foot the bill, this isn´t going to happen.
I agree completely with Levin, Boehner and Priebus need to be thrown out. Boehner might as well be a ´RAT agent pretending to be Speaker of The House. He always lets Obama have his way. A worthless RINO. While we´re at it, let´s throw Karl Rove out on his kiester also.
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