Some of today’s conservatives are less inclined to demonstrate the same level of solidarity because establishment Republicans have failed to welcome them into the party with open arms. But a brief review of more recent GOP history will reveal that even Ronald Reagan and his supporters were regarded with fear and loathing by Republican party regulars when they first appeared on the scene. Nonetheless, neither Reagan nor his followers petulantly sat out an election simply because the GOP establishment insisted on, as Manning phrases it, “disrespecting” them. The Reaganites were not, in other words, whiners.
Sadly, the same cannot be said of some conservatives who challenged GOP incumbents in this year’s primaries. Indeed, in Mississippi, incumbent Republican Senator Thad Cochran is actually being sued by the Tea Party challenger he narrowly defeated in the recent Republican primary. State Senator Chris McDaniel lost to Cochran last June, but rather than bowing out gracefully and joining the fight to retake the Senate majority from the Democrats, he challenged the Senator’s primary victory in court. Cochran has been forced to waste valuable time defending himself while Mississippi Republicans have become increasingly disheartened.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WINNERS AND WHINERS? Nah, more like the difference between cheaters & liars...yo GOP, tell me how it was better when you guys were in charge? Spending like drunken sailors? Patriot Act? Amnesty, well if we would have let you? Medicare Part D? the list goes on...
Read this whole article but this looks like to me like the GOP is already laying out the blame game for why they don't take the Senate.
You know those pesky tea party people who cling to their guns and their bibles? Yeah, the ones Karl Rove set out to crush? Yeah, those guys...well, guess what? He was very successful and that same big tent that was used to go after crossover democrats who could push Thad Cochran over the finish line? Yeah, those guys, apparently the GOP needs the base it spit on in order to have some CYA so they can win the next election.
Yeah, uhuh, we have been there and done that and bought the tshirt. You made your bed, now you can lie in it and try as you might, no amount of CYA spin will make up for the destruction of the GOP that you guys have wrought. For the tea party, it is no longer about party. We have learned our lesson and we realize that George Washington was right when he said this about the party system in his farewell address to congress...There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in governments of a monarchical cast, patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume.
In case you haven't noticed GOP...we are at the consume part...you can put all your efforts into a dying cause (GOP) but I know that no one party is going to save this country. No one man is going to save this country. It will be the average Joe's in their local communities..taking their country back...one municipality at a time. The solution to our problems lies in the principles of self-governance. It's the profound meaning of Benjamin Franklin's statement to Mrs. Powell when he answered her question..."What form of government did you give us?...he said "A republic madam...if YOU can keep it".
You go on fighting your losing battle and leave us alone....we have a republic to save...if it's not too late.
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