The Great GOP Establishment Swindle

The Great GOP Establishment Swindle

President Bush said “I had to abandon free market principles in order to save the free market system.”
We were swindled.
The GOP establishment told us only McCain could win.
We were swindled.
The GOP establishment told us only Romney could win.
We were swindled.
Karl Rove calls his non conservative group “Conservative Victory Party”
We were swindled.
Facebook founder Zuckerberg funds another non conservative group for the Gang of Eight’s Amnesty bill and names it “Americans for a Conservative Direction”
We were swindled.

The GOP establishment is no longer the Party of the conservative base. Actually, it hasn’t been for some time but at this point the two parties have fused into one, the party of big government. Many of the pundits and journalists who claim to be conservatives are just wearing a name tag. The title of “conservative” is merely a mask, a costume intended to fool us. They are pro central planning, for the continuation of FDR’s goals and forwarding the dreams from President Obama’s Marxist father. To the Republican progressive establishment who preach moderation, the real enemy is not the statists on the Left, the enemy in their mind is the Tea Party. The Tea Party is the threat to the Left Wing Democrats, the wimpy Republicans and the mainstream media because the Tea Party is the only firewall left for liberty.

The RNC refused to help gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli. The Republicans stood hand in hand with the Democrats as they spread lies about Cuccinelli saying he wanted to prevent women from getting contraceptives. Sen. Rand Paul was called a wacko bird by members of his own party for his pro Fifth Amendment filibuster. Sen. Ted Cruz was reprimanded numerous times by members of his caucus for his filibuster to defund Obamacare. The Washington establishment on both sides of the aisle are pushing for amnesty for illegal aliens not just to overload the welfare roles as the famous Democratic Socialists of America, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, taught at Columbia University, although that is part of their thinking. No, one of the major reasons is to flood the Southern red states with millions of Democrat voters. They are doing what in basketball is called a full court press to destroy the last vestige of the Constitution and freedom.

We have columnists like Jennifer Rubin calling herself a conservative while simultaneously preaching that Republicans need to forget and “get over” President Reagan and taking jabs at modern day Reaganites like Sen. Ted Cruz. Bush speech writer Michael Gerson said in his opinion piece for The Washington Post this week “This means that tea party conservatives are revolting against a more uniformly conservative party. The RINOs they hunt are actually an endangered species.” He surprisingly wants to swindle us to believe McCain, Graham, McConnell, Boehner and their cohorts are constitutional orginalists and anyone who thinks otherwise must be crazy. Yeah, right. Ex-Bush aide Pete Wehner is the big government conservative writer. Wait, isn’t that an oxymoron? Wehner is constantly on the war path against Governor Palin or anyone else spreading America’s first principles. Sadly, there are too many columnists of this ilk to name them all. Conservatives? No, again we are being swindled. These people are no more conservatives than the Potemkin villages were a thriving metropolis.

The Mark Levin Show is one of the few media outlets trying to teach Americans the history of conservatism and the GOP and warn us that if we don’t learn from history how to take the Republican Party back from the establishment, then history is bound to repeat itself and our nation will continue to lurch Left. Some Republican citizens criticize Mark Levin on social media. They worry the debate over the platform and principles of the party will cause Hillary Clinton to win in 2016. The mainstream media has convinced them we need a “big tent” to win and if we don’t stop the in-fighting Republicans will never win again. Truth is it doesn’t matter if Republicans win or not. The progressive mission moves forward either way. Bush 41 immediately repudiated Reagan after his inauguration despite the fact that being the Reagan VP helped him win. His son was no different. The Bush 43 administration grew government, spending and bureaucracy almost as bad as Obama. Winning for the sake of winning won’t change anything. Would a President Chris Christie, who as governor rushed to be one of the first to set up the Obamacare exchanges, or a Pesident Jeb Bush be much different than Hillary? No, we don’t need Republican victories. We need CONSERVATIVE victories and the gap between the moderate Republicans and conservatives is the size of the Grand Canyon.

Most voters are too young to remember that our country was in this spot before when the Rockefeller wing of the Party had shrewdly manipulated the nominees in several elections to nominate people like Wendell Willkie much like Rove and company are doing today. If conservatives hadn’t pressed back and fought them during the 60’s and 70’s, we might not have had a Reagan in the 80’s. This is an age old fight. This is the same struggle the Reagan, Goldwater, Buckley wing of the party had to endure when the country club Republicans like Rockefeller, Scranton, Bush and Ford set out to destroy them. Mark Levin is right about battling to take back the soul of the Republican Party as he reminds us of our history. Or as Aristotle once said “Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.” If Republicans keep going down this pathway of so called “compassionate conservatism” or Bush 41 style “kinder gentler conservatism” then, they are no different from the Democrats. This is what Reagan was referring to in his 1975 CPAC speech when he spoke of a revitalized Republican Party “raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors.” Both parties are on the progressive, non violent and slow journey towards socialism or what Reagan called “the ant heap of totalitarianism”. Sure, the Democrats may be going slightly faster than the Republicans but neither party is traveling towards liberty. Conversely, the real conservatives, Tea Party Conservatives, like Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee are going the opposite way in an attempt to save the Constitution. These statesman are showing bold colors. Tea Party conservatives know the history and the philosophy behind lower taxes, federalism, individual sovereignty, private property rights, competition and free market principles. Yes, Reaganites actually stand for something.

Mark Levin played a clip on his show a few nights ago of a very recent interview with Mitt Romney. The interviewer asked Romney how he would be handling health care if he had won the presidency. Romney said he would force states to move to a point where everyone is insured and pre existing conditions were covered. We were going to be stuck with big government and socialized medicine regardless of who had won. According to the Rinos, Romney was the only person who could win even though he was the only person who could not adequately debate Obamacare since he had his own Romneycare. This is the same establishment which snubbed Governor Sarah Palin and then pushed her out of the way to ensure she would not run for President in 2012 thus clearing the playing field for a Romney nomination. The Tea Party victory in 2010 was reminiscent of the Reagan landslides and this scared the hell out of the good ol’ boys. It was the moment the Republican establishment declared war on conservatives. According to interviews about the new book Double Down Game Change 2012, Rino candidate Jon Huntsman’s dirty work against the Republicans during the 2012 election cycle was worse than that of the Democrats. The label “Republican” or “conservative” is meaningless. It is the principles which matter.

“The New York Kingmakers realized they could not capture the 1944 Republican nomination either with Wilkie or with the same type of last-minute blitz they had used in 1940. This time they went into action earlier. They discovered and developed a new political weapon: the Gallup Poll. Dr. George Gallup began asking a lot of questions of a very few people, and – funny thing – he usually came up with answers that pleased the New York kingmakers. The Gallup Poll has been used repeatedly as a subtle propaganda machine to sell the Republicans on the false propositions that the GOP cannot win unless it (1) continues the New Deal foreign policy (Soviet appeasement – Salt) and (2) names candidates who will appeal to the left-leaning Democrats and liberals. ” Phyllis Schlafly (1964)

The above quote was written almost fifty years ago! Why do we keep letting history repeat itself? Columnists continue to glorify the New Deal and denounce the Reagan era while the Republican consultants keep telling us the most liberal Republican is the only one who can win. We keep letting this situation reoccur over and over again where the moderates pick bi-partisan Republican candidates who are “less extreme” and the country continues to march left ignoring the electorate.

Moderation and pragmatism are words used by cowards. They aren’t words any sane person would use to describe the men who fought in the American Revolution or the soldiers from The Greatest Generation who fought in WW2. Both parties and the mainstream media are the inside the beltway ruling class and they see the people on the outside and say, in the words of Marie Antionette, “let them eat cake.” They don’t really care about us.

“Conservatives first concern will always be: Are we maximizing freedom?”….. “How did it happen? How did our national government grow from a servant with sharply limited powers into a master with virtually unlimited power? In part, we were swindled. There are occasions when we have elevated men and political parties to power that promised to restore limited government and then proceeded, after their election, to expand the activities of government” Barry Goldwater (1960)

We were swindled and we are still being swindled today. The liberal wing of the GOP has no intention of reducing or restraining government. Neither party promotes states rights, capitalism, lower taxes, private property rights or individual sovereignty. Both parties feel if something, anything, needs to be done then it is the governments job to do it, completely overlooking what is obvious; the private sector does most things better. Wasn’t the Constitution about limiting the duties of the federal government? Both parties in the Washington elite have decided to move on past that dusty old, little document. They want to forget the founding. Conservatives know concentration of power leads to the destruction of liberty. In the end we can’t have both. Either Reaganites and liberty will win or government will eat up what little is left of the American experiment and the American dream.

Where do we go from here? We need to stop falling for labels such as “Republican” and “conservative” and scratch beneath the surface with both groups and candidates to see if America’s first principles are present. We need to vociferously fight as conservatives to take back the Republican Party from the Beltway elites. We need to get real, Tea Party, Reagan conservatives in office in all levels of government: local, state and federal. We need to use federalism to bypass the out of control centralized government as outlined in Mark Levin’s book, The Liberty Amendments, and work towards a convention of the states as promoted by Professor Rob Natelson and many other great minds. And most importantly we need to remember the words which inspired a man who fought and won this battle against the establishment before us. These are the words that Ronald Reagan kept on his desk in the oval office. “It can be done”

Alexis Deacon

Comments

  1. Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

  2. If only people had listened when I begged them not to vote for Obama. Sigh, when will they ever learn?

  3. This hits the nail on the head. You give me hope!

  4. Foxy Wizard says:

    Great post, Alexis! I listen to Mark Levin via podcast every night. I, too, find in him a true voice of conservatism.

    Ted Cruz’ heroic 21 hour speech on the Senate floor served one purpose very well…it woke up the American people to the fact that all will not be ok even if we hand both houses of Congress and the presidency to the Republican Party. Mark Levin distinguished the difference beautifully between those who say they are against Obamacare, and those who actually are working towards getting this abomination off the backs of the American people. This time, the RINOs fooled no one.

    So now the gloves are off. Names like Boehner, McConnell and McCain are right up there with contemptuous names like Reid, Obama and Pelosi, Schumer and Durbin.

    I predict 2014 will make 2010 look like a mere sparring session compared to the raw violence the American people will put on the tritors at the ballot box.

    By the way, that is a smokin’ hot picture of you. 🙂 Feel free to post more.

    • Hi Foxy! I wanted to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas. Thanks for all of your brilliant comments this year! I have really appreciated it! You and I always see eye to eye.

      (P.S. Thanks for saying my photo looked hot, lol.) 😉

  5. iamyournot says:

    Thanks for the post, It put things in a proper perspective. I don’t recognize the Republican Party anymore and I am finding it harder to defend my believes through my association as a republican in NYC. I am adrift in a sea of liberalism, and my only life raft is the Conservative party.

  6. Great post! So true, the ‘party of big government’ is made up of people claiming to be from either side. We need to take back the office!

  7. I think we are doing more than just lurching left, we are on a full scale rocket ride to leftist territory and it doesn’t seem to be running out of fuel. We need to join together and stand up not only for what we believe in, but for what is good and right for our country!

  8. ed pierce says:

    Mark Levin is our modern day superman. He knows what he is talking about and stands up for all of us no matter who we are. If we are true American citizens willing to make our country great again, his words will always ring true to us.

  9. elliot chandler says:

    These so called republicans and conservatives are just pocket socialists trying to complete their own agendas before everyone catches on. The can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all of us and we have a voice. We need to use it and stand up for what’s right!

  10. I don’t know what’s worse, being swindled by our own in secret, or being swindled by our enemies out in the open. Either way, it doesn’t feel very good and makes me very apprehensive about who I choose to represent me in Congress.

  11. frederick james torok says:

    How has the supporters of these politicians not noticed this deception themselves? I would think they would be outraged if they weren’t too blind to see what’s really happening.

  12. Thanks you for your excellent writing Alexis! I am fairly new here and this is my first post. Normally I don’t comment at all, but you have a way of presenting the facts to us that makes me want to stand up and shout!

  13. Bravo, another excellent piece, Alexis! In so many ugly ways the GOP establishment has shown that it consists of individuals who care not about conservatives. Their thinly veiled and sometimes outright attacks on people such as Palin, Cruz and Lee have become more plentiful illustrating to me just how little I have in common with the likes of Rove, McCain, Graham, McConnell, et al.

    You hit many points in your analysis here, but the one that stands out the most to me – probably because I know they will move on it forcefully soon, is:

    “The Washington establishment on both sides of the aisle are pushing for amnesty for illegal aliens not just to overload the welfare roles as the famous Democratic Socialists of America, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, taught at Columbia University, although that is part of their thinking. No, one of the major reasons is to flood the Southern red states with millions of Democrat voters. They are doing what in basketball is called a full court press to destroy the last vestige of the Constitution and freedom.”

    Let’s keep up the fight. God bless you!

  14. William Jennings says:

    Astoundingly right on the mark – excellent!

    If like to see the same kind of comprehensive analysis this writing does to the GOP applied to each of the stuck-in-the-mud individual GOP “leaders” (and cheerleaders like Carl Rove) and their litiny of incomprehensible positions and actions that reveal their actual hostility to Constitutional principles and how they have failed to stand-up to them from the continual usurpations.

    Great work in this writing – an important, MUST READ piece!

    • Right on William! Thank you for the wonderful compliment and your awesome comment! Please stop by often. I would love to hear more of your thoughts and opinions. Merry Christmas and have a happy new year.

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