Sunday, April 05, 2009

Conservatives Need Their OWN Political Party!

Conservatives Need Their OWN Political Party!
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 must tell you I am seriously concerned over the prospects of remaining in a political party, which does not represent my core beliefs. The GOP has backhanded its conservative base and no longer deserves our support. Instead, I feel it is time, actually past time, for Conservatives to have their own Conservative Party!
I am sick at the prospect of our Military Forces being, once again, shamed by their civilian leaders and forced to withdraw in the face of an inferior enemy. A withdrawal from Iraq will do nothing to ease the Islamofacist's attacks against the US. In fact, it will only embolden them to strike at our heartland… and they will. Count on it!
The slate of candidates for President, the GOP offered last year, was no better for America than the candidates the Democrats offered their side. There was none among the Republicans I, as a conservative, could support. There was no way, and I was not alone as the figures plainly show, about to vote for someone who did not represent a drastic change from the policies of spend, spend, borrow some more, and spend it, too!

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!
We can have such a party. It will take work, determination, and the ability to ignore the nay sayers who insist that a third party will not work. I must tell you… I am having a great deal of difficulty supporting a Republican Party, which does not represent me. I will leave the Republican Party, which has been my home since I registered to vote the first time, on my 21st birthday, in South Carolina... as soon as I have a political party, which actually represents me, as an alternative.
It seems to me, Conservatives owe it to the American people to give them a clear-cut choice between the Democrats and a Conservative Party. As it stands today, the Republican Party is not providing that choice. If they are anything, the current Republican Party is Democrat-lite!
As the GOP spirals downward, even farther that it has already, this is something we conservatives must consider... if we want to survive as a political force in America. To do nothing is unthinkable. What say you?

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


1 comment:

Frank said...

I am sick at the prospect of our Military Forces being, once again, shamed by their civilian leaders and forced to withdraw in the face of an inferior enemy.

I guess you didn't hear them cheering and praising Obama.. they love him... I guess there are more in the military than a bunch of gung-ho morons.....