Saturday, February 23, 2013

Republicans & The Tea Party

Suffice to say, many Conservative Republicans, who consider themselves members of the loosely organized Tea Party Movement, do not trust Establishment Republicans, those that have been in office for decades.   But, this is nothing new.   It actually goes back to outsider Ronald Reagan, who clearly did not fit the mold, when he was elected President of the United States twice.   Reagan was wealthy; but he was not a country club Republican. 

Some Establishment Republicans, like Mitch McConnell and perhaps others, will face primary challenges from the right, particularly since they voted to increase taxes in the Fiscal Cliff Deal.   I for one want them gone.  While this Blogger Conservative supports nuanced positions on Gay Marriage, Abortion, Comprehensive Immigration and Tax Reform, while staying true to our Conservatives ideals, to garner another 5 - 7% of the National Vote to win elections,  I do not support raising taxes on anyone; nor any compromise with Socialists that would advance the 100 years of Socialist creep that is bankrupting our country.  

Establishment Republicans that have been in office for decades are often part of the problem, not part of the solution, which is the reason we need Term Limits for Members of Congress.   These characters are part of the club in Washington DC and those that have been feeding at the trough for years.   They all somehow end up as millionaires from earning $174,000 a year.   And, someone who lives in the Washington DC area for 20 or 30 years has lost touch with the state they represent.   They become federal government Washington DC residents, not residents of Tennessee, Ohio, or Nevada, which is the reason Term Limits are so important to help end the corruption in government. 

Our Founding Fathers envisioned Citizen Politicians, not elected representatives for life, which has so corrupted our country.   Many of these characters of both political parties are crooks.  Short of Term Limits, which Establishment Republicans and Socialists, in office for decades, will never support, primary challenges are the only way to deal with the problem of politicians of both parties feeding at the trough.   Otherwise, these brain dead characters like Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell need to drop dead on the Senate Floor and be carried out on a gurney because they will never go out willingly.  McConnell already looks like he has been prepared for burial. 

Most important,  Establishment Republicans better get with the program and understand that they cannot win without the Conservative base of the party and that includes those that consider themselves members of the Tea Party Movement.  We are the 30 - 40% of the Republican Party without which an electoral majority is impossible.   So attacking the Tea Party is the kiss of death for Republican politicians.   It is what it is. 

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