J. D. Longstreet
I have been sickened by the lack of action by the so-called conservatives we elected to the House and the Senate. Even President Bush, who fashioned a new name for himself by referring to himself as a Compassionate Conservative turned out to be nothing more that a moderate, at best, and a liberal, at worst. George Bush was not and is not a conservative. At best, he is a moderate, as is his father.
I am tired of "big tent political parties". I'm tired of being told I must share that tent with liberal Republicans, and moderate Republicans, and the hosts of special interest groups who feel it is in their best interests to be under that tent. I want a party I can point to with pride and say, I belong to THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY!
With some 2,000 Tea Parties scheduled this month, you’d think a Conservative Party would be on, or near, the top of their agenda. Let’s hope that it is. For currently, this conservative is in a state akin to “limbo”.
Look, the GOP can forget the conservative vote in 2010. It is not going to get those votes. Why? Simple. Conservatives do not trust the Republican Party any longer. The GOP is grasping at straws if it believes we conservatives will be scared back into the fold by Obama’s socialism. That is not going to happen.
I know of one conservative who went to the polls last November, sick at heart over the republican slate of candidates, and wrote in the name of Sarah Palin for President, even though she was on the ticket as the GOP’s Vice-Presidential candidate. You see, SHE WAS A CONSERVATIVE and that voter knew it and he voted for her!
We desperately need a Conservative Party. Someone in this formerly great country must step up to fight the rampant socialism the current crop of Congresspersons and Senators and even the President are “locking-in” in the minds of the those voters not equipped to think for themselves and not in possession of all the material they need to make an informed decision in the voting booth. They won in 2008 because they bought Obama’s message of socialism. It was a sparkling victory for ignorance in the USA.
If we conservatives want to change that, then we are going to have to do it ourselves and stop relying on the Republican Party to do it for us. That means we MUST have a viable Third Party… and the sooner the better!
J. D. Longstreet