A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Already looking ahead to the 2016 Presidential Election, it is clear that Hillary Clinton would wipe the floor with Marco Rubio.
Shocked? Why? Hillary is heir apparent to the Obama throne. That fix has been "in" since the 2012 election when Bill Clinton saved Obama's rear end. It was sealed when Hillary fell on her sword over the Benghazi murders and suffered a concussion for her troubles.
Plus -- there's this: The GOP is in desperate need of a champion. Marco Rubio is not the one.
I'm not even certain Rubio is eligible to run for president, in the first place. There is a huge question hanging over his head just waiting to be dropped by the Mainstream Media a moment after Rubio announces his candidacy. Just because the MsM did not pursue the Obama ineligibility, do not for one second believe they will not press home an attack on Rubio. They will, with the gusto of a pack of hungry wolves. Count on it.
Lawrence Sellin, writing at the Canada Free Press, says the following:
"The precedent of an illegal President having been established by the inauguration of Obama, the Republicans now feel free to promote their own illegal candidates.
I believe Marco Rubio is a good man and a fine public servant. Unfortunately, like Obama, he is not eligible for the Presidency or the Vice Presidency because he is not a natural born citizen.
Both Democrats and Republicans have tried very hard to confuse the eligibility issue, mainly by focusing on what the Constitution and the Supreme Court holdings do not say, rather than what they clearly do say.
Being born in the U.S. makes one a U.S. citizen, but not necessarily a natural born citizen, which requires US citizen parents at the time of birth. The Founding Fathers specifically put that requirement in the Constitution to prevent someone having dual allegiance from becoming President.
Marco Rubio was born in the US, which makes him a US citizen. His parents were not US citizens at the time of his birth. Therefore, Marco Rubio is not a natural born citizen and not eligible for the office of President or Vice President.
Although not defined in the Constitution, Article II, Section I, Clause 5 specifically requires, not just citizenship, but natural born citizenship." SOURCE: http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/40510
What about another Hispanic, Ted Cruz of Texas? Uh-oh. NOPE. Senator Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where his parents, Eleanor Darragh and Rafael Cruz, were working in the petroleum business. His father was a Cuban immigrant during the Cuban Revolution to the United States. His mother, an American, was reared in Delaware, in a family of Irish and Italian descent. SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Cruz
So what about Rand Paul? Forget it. His ties to his father preclude the support of a huge block of republican voters. No chance.
Pathetic, isn't it?
The GOP has sunk so far, so fast, that many question its survival as a viable political party in a decade or less.
A lot of things can and will change between now and election day in 2016. But at the moment it is clear that, Hillary Clinton will be, heck, IS the choice of the democrats to carry their banner all the way BACK into the White House on January 20th, 2017.
Is the GOP finished? Maybe. Maybe not. But what is clear, I think, is they have given themselves another 40 years in the wilderness. If as I suspect, the republicans lose the US House of Representatives in 2014, their return to the political wastelands will be assured.
One week after the election in November of 2012, after 50 years as a card carrying republican, I left the party and registered as an Independent. The handwriting was on the wall and I saw it. Problem is -- it had been there for a long time.
I was then, and am now, a conservative before party affiliation. It is my considered opinion, after spending fifty years in the GOP, there is no place in the Republican Party for conservatives. Oh, sure, they'll glad hand us, take our time, talent, money, and support, but when it comes time to govern, we are relegated to the back benches and told to sit down and shut-up.
As conservatives, we are people of conviction. We do not compromise our core belief. And for refusing to go along to get along we are the butt of numerous jokes among the moderates and liberals who make up the elite of the GOP.
Conservatives need to pull out of the GOP and allow it to fail and collapse as a political party. It is dying a slow, agonizing, death even now. Allowing it to die faster might even be considered merciful.
The creation of a VIABLE SECOND PARTY is needed desperately. (Please notice -- I did NOT say a THIRD PARTY, I said a SECOND PARTY!) The GOP is finished as a REAL contender against the socialists disguised as democrats.
Barring an act of God, the democrats WILL retake the Oval Office n 2016. In fact, there is a very good chance they will retake the House of Representatives in 2014.
Isn't it time we conservatives bite the bullet and do what we know we are going to HAVE to do -- IF -- we expect to have any political influence in the government of the United States?
Conservatives need, indeed, must have their own political party, totally separate from the GOP. Either that, or we can do what the republicans have been ordering us to do: sit down and shut-up.
© J. D. Longstreet
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