GOP Delenda Est – Now Is The Time
THE CAMEL IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION:
IT’S BACK IS BROKEN IN SEVERAL PLACES…
Over the weekend, three elected Republicans conservatives announced they would no longer be bound by Grover Norquist’s no tax pledge that they had taken. The men in question, Senator Lindsey Graham, Representative Peter King, and Senator Saxby Chambliss, have reneged on the promises they made to their constituents the last time each ran for re-election.
Stacy McCain is correct when he writes:
…It doesn’t matter whether you like Grover Norquist or not. This isn’t about Grover. This is about preserving the integrity of the Republican Party.
Exactly. Norquist is a Dhimmi, but a promise is a promise, especially one that means a great deal to people who elected you and/or people who gave you money.
Now word comes that GOP Representative Bob Corker of Texas has a plan to raise ‘a trillion dollars in revenue’ [he never took the pledge].
Bet your bottom dollar these will not be the last Republicans to give-in to The New Order in a pathetic attempt to survive in office.
Unfortunately for the classical liberal / constitutional conservative / libertarian movement, which is very publicly now separating itself out from status quo national politics, there’s no real party home. And the coalition, though powerful in its determination to resist, hasn’t yet formed a workable strategy for how best to do so using the current political paradigm. The Republican Party, led by John Boehner in the House, is working behind the scenes to sabotage those who represent politically this organic resistance movement, engaging in power grabs, shoring up its own entrenchment, and committed to defeating conservatives and classical liberals with a zeal they never bring to bear when battling leftist Democrats.
Which is precisely why it is no longer just an empty threat that those traditional Republican voters who believe in the principles of limited government and individual autonomy — and who deplore the steady movement from both parties toward a managed centralized state with an entrenched and permanent ruling class with a bureaucratic army at their disposal — must leave the Republican Party.
We can keep electing Republicans, but all that does is give the old bull entrenched career politician like Boehner more power — which in turn gives those doing the voting less by way of representation.
Here, I realize, I’m largely preaching to the choir. And it’s not like my voice carries much weight among the entrenched, well-funded, and well-connected network of “conservative” opinion leaders.
Still, that doesn’t mean I’m wrong about what needs to happen should we be serious about changing course and trying one last ditch effort collectively to save the country as founded: and that means we have to destroy the Republican party as it currently exists.
It can’t be taken over from the inside, I don’t believe. And it does not represent the interests of anything but itself and the power and perks of its longtime legislators.
It’s a catch-22 for us, I realize. But we have a one-party system using political theater to keep the fundraising money flowing, distracting us with supposed partisan differences as it continues the steady march toward a centralized technocratic State.
What’s left to do but opt out?
It’s time for us to leave the GOP in the dust.
No matter what small victories we may score on the local, county, or state Republican Party levels, we will never be treated as anything but serfs by the GOP Establishment — this is clear. And, if we do achieve any power within the Party, the Establishment of it will gladly make cause with Leftist groups like the MSM and Democratic Party to destroy our legitimacy — this, too, is clear. For them, as it is for the Left, it is about Privilege and Power.
I don’t know how Jeff thinks we should ‘destroy the Republican party as it currently exists’, but I believe, if we completely cut our ties with it, refuse to help it in any way, the Party will limp along for a while as it slowly dies of loneliness [Some may advocate we take a more active part in bringing about this mercy killing. I'm not so wedded to my proposal that I'm not willing to listen to what you have to proffer.].
The key for me is: the conservatives, classical liberals, and small ‘L’ libertarians must leave the GOP and conservative Establishment to their own devices. Just as we must not play by the Left’s rules in any discussion, so we must not play by their rules.
Enough is enough.
UPDATE at 1721…
Jeff reports that more Republicans are announcing that they’ll go back on their tax pledge. Somehow, he performed a Mind-Meld on one of these traitors and transcribed the result. A highlight:
Sure, we’ll break our pledge. I mean, you can’t actually expect us to be purists when the FISCAL CLIFF is looming. Some of us Care About the Country! Don’t you, Hobbits?
I didn’t know pledges, vows etc have time limits. Welcome to the age of Obama where every promise and statement have expiration dates. And Republicans, obama is going to take you on a big time snipe hunt. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.
Welcome to The New Order, The New Normal…Welcome To The Jungle.
CARLO (R-NY): [gets in front passenger seat of car]
CLEMENZA (D-NY): Hello, Carlo.