The Democrat Party is owned and
operated by the
Democratic Socialists of America. All modern Democrat candidates
propose growing the federal government to a social services giant
involved in every aspect of individual life and paid for by "the
"Democratic Socialists believe
that both the economy and society should be run democratically—to
meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more
just society, many structures of our government and economy must be
radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy
so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions
that affect our lives.” –
From the web-site
This is the "change” all
Democrat candidates are promising in their campaigns. Beyond the
obvious personality differences between Hillary Clinton, Barack
Hussein Obama and John Edwards, there is no ideological difference
between the candidates. So Democrats are voting for one or the other
on the basis of personality alone. If individual personality decides
the Democrat nomination, Barack Obama wins. If Hillary wins, it’s
based on Bill’s personality, not Hillary’s.
No matter which of the three
Democrats you support, you are supporting wide open Democratic
Socialism. We have even renamed it "progress” so that you can
feel patriotic about it.
Republicans in 2000
The Republican Party nominated
George W. Bush not knowing exactly what he meant by his campaign
slogan "compassionate conservative.” Seven years later, we
all know that "compassionate conservative” means Republican
Over the last seven years, it wasn’t
Democrats, who passed McCain-Feingold against the First
Amendment, who grew federal social spending at a historic
rate, who fought for an open society via wide open
borders and demanded legalized illegal immigration, it
was Republicans. Yes, many Democrats were quite pleased to support
these compassionate Republican policies, which had been
adopted from the liberal Democrat playbook. But it was a Republican
White House and a Republican Congress which advanced the very agenda
Bush was elected to defeat.
Bush was elected as the lesser
evil to Al Gore in 2000. He was re-elected in 2004 as the
lesser evil to John Kerry. And even though there remains little
doubt that both Gore and Kerry would have indeed been far worse,
seven years with Bush makes many Republicans wonder how much worse
it could really be...They are about to find out.
Republicans in 2006
Independent and Republican voters
attempted to teach the Republican National Committee a lesson by
tossing nearly ever incumbent Republican up for re-election, from
office in 2006. Based upon early Republican primary results, it
appears that nobody has learned a thing from that 2006 lesson.
Republicans in 2007
Convinced that they had to take
matters into their own hands and less than impressed by the National
Committee choices, core conservatives at the base of the Republican
Party went outside the system, at odds with the National Committee
and drafted their own candidate for the 2008 presidential contest.
That candidate was Fred Thompson.
Believing that the nation cannot be
united other than on socialist policies, which will only further
bankrupt an already financially troubled nation, core conservatives
decided to draft a real true traditional conservative leader that
had the potential to re-unite all factions of the Republican Party
and rally American conservatives of all brands, around a fully
conservative platform in the tradition of our founding fathers.
Conservatives were not looking to
unite the nation which cannot be united. They were looking to unite
their fractured party around the principles it was built upon and
lead the nation away from the socialist abyss.
Republican Voters in 2008
But in 2007 and 2008, the Republican
electorate is proving to be more ideologically confused and
politically divided than ever in US history. I’m not sure that
anyone had a good grip on just how divided the Republican Party is
at present, until the early primary results started coming in.
No less than nine Republicans
announced their intentions to become president. And the Republican
electorate remains divided between the nine, including those who
have already dropped out of the race and those who have never had
any chance of winning.
We had three different winners in
the first three primaries, none of them with even 40% support from
their own voters, which means, each opposed by more than 60% of
their own voters. The Republican Party is as far from united as it
has ever been.
Divided, They Will Fall
Even the most foolish voter knows
that their party cannot succeed in November with a completely
divided party electorate. Yet few include themselves in the need to
consider all options and find a way to unite with other Republicans
behind a truly Republican agenda.
Our choice of candidate is divided
by our divided individual agendas. The Republican Party was once the
home of the conservative agenda. Republicans didn’t always seek to
cherry pick which items to be conservative about and which to be
compassionate about. But today, the party has been cherry picked
Only Two Types of Republicans
Though the current division leads
many to believe that there are many different types of Republicans,
there are in fact only two types.
Believes that the
Republican Party is Americas Conservative Party, built upon
conservative principles and values aimed at protecting and
preserving founding principles for future generations at all cost.
For this type of conservative, the notion of uniting the nation is a
silly idea. Recognizing the Yin and Yang, the left and right, the
wrong and right, the principle of opposing pressures and the reality
of polarizing political extreme oppositions, means that uniting
these opposing forces is an earthly impossibility.
This means that one side must win
and one side must lose. For Type One Republicans, they see
only a need to stick to fundamental principles and values in an
effort to unite their party, in an effort to defeat their opponents,
rather than try to unite with them for some false greater common
For Type One Republicans, if
you’re not conservative, you’re not Republican. Type One
wants a candidate like Fred Thompson or Duncan Hunter, who promises
to stand on conservative values and principles, and beat back those
who seek to drive America further into the socialist abyss.
Believes that it is
possible and more important to unite the nation, than to unite the
party. So Type Two seeks the opposite type of candidate
sought by Type One. They seek a candidate who offers to work
with the left, compromise with the left, sometimes even side with
the left, for the purpose of uniting the nation, even if it tears
the party apart.
Republicans prefer a candidate that they believe appeals to moderate
voters, be they Republican, Democrat or Independent. They seek a
national leader acceptable to all political ideologies, in the name
of uniting the country. This is the thought process behind
candidates like McCain, Huckabee, Romney and Giuliani.
The driving question in the mind of
voters behind these four candidates is, which can unite the most
moderate cross section of voters in the general election to defeat
the Democrat candidate. Of course, to a degree, the main purpose of
the campaign is lost the minute this thought process begins, because
one trying to appeal to all voters, must compromise all principles
and values to do so.
In the end, even if they win, they
lose. Even if they defeat the Democrat, but adopt Democratic
Socialist policies in order to attract Independent and Democrat
voters, what have they won?
The Lesser Evil
Republicans drafted a candidate that was not going to be a lesser
evil for a change. But the Republican electorate failed to unite
behind their core principles and the candidate who was drafted by
the people to represent those principles. This is a principle driven
core of the Republican Party.
Republicans are willing to sell their principles for a winner in the
horse race, even though winning the race will be a hollow victory
with another lesser evil being the best possible outcome.
This is the populist driven "big tent” of the new Republican
Party. Type Two Republicans bicker over which of their four
moderates has the best chance of defeating Democrats in November.
But Type One Republicans have already given them the answer
they don’t want to hear, none of the above, because the core of the
Republican Party will not vote for any of them.
For any of the four Type Two
candidates to win in November, they will have to do so without the
base of the Republican Party, which means, they much attract enough
liberal Democrats and Independent voters away from the DNC to win.
Democratic Socialism v.
Now that Hunter and Thompson have
dropped out of the race – pundits having pushed Thompson to drop out
at every opportunity – Type One Republicans have very little
chance of winning the nomination process.
It would seem that Type Two
Republicans will win the nomination process and the general election
will be a much less obvious choice between Democratic Socialism and
the lesser evil of continued Republican Socialism. This is
exactly the kind of battle the leftist press and Democrats wanted
Hillary was never going to win in
2008 without a divided Conservative vote. Republicans are committing
suicide in this regard. They are guaranteeing a divided Republican
electorate by nominating a Type Two candidate that will leave
the base of the party out of the booth on Election Day.
Before the Republican Party can
challenge the left across the aisle on anything, it must leave the
leftist ideas itself and nominate a candidate driven to defeat the
left, not compromise with the left. But they have failed to heed the
warning shots fired in 2006.
Sadly, the greater majority of
Republicans are not yet prepared to choose conservatism. It seems
they will have to endure another Carter-like era before they will
remember why they were Republicans to begin with.
America is headed for tough times
and this time, Republicans will be to blame. They had a chance to
unite on conservative principles behind a conservative candidate and
History will prove this to be a
costly mistake...GOP suicide.