What happens to Fred Thompson after his third place finish in South Carolina.
Personally, there's a part of me that's looking at the news and asking "Just what the hell is wrong with you people?" There's finally a conservative that we've been BEGGING for, and he's getting ignored! People are now openly floating the idea of a conservative political party
, and I can see the attraction in that given as how the Republicans are now nothing more than the Democrats in different clothing. There's a huge amount of "former" Republicans right now, how have left the party because of their sheer disgust at what the GOP has become. To quote how I feel perfectly with someone else's words
Even though most of the “conservative” talking heads are trying to convince us how sexy these lipsticked pigs McCain (RINO, Screwedus), Romney (RINO, Lastpoll) and Huckabee (RINO, Heaven) look, I’m still voting for Fred. If he drops out of the race, I’ll write him in for my vote. Yes, I know Fred has no chance of winning as a write-in candidate. Yes, I know if any significant numbers of conservative voters do likewise, the Republican nominee has no chance of winning - and that’s my whole point. My hope is that a sufficient number of write-in votes for Fred will force the Stupid Party to recognize that independent conservatives will no longer vote for liberal Republicans just to save us from liberal Democrats. That ship has sailed. Voters interested in a liberal will vote for a Democrat, not a squishy RINO. We conservatives must therefore vote with our feet.
And let's face it - winning the presidency for the Republicans is simple
Here are a few ideas from the grassroots:
- Low taxes
- Less gun control
- Secure our borders
- Reduce government size
- Cut back government spending
- Trim government regulation of business and citizens’ private lives
- Privatize Social Security
- Strengthen the military
- Kill more terrorists
And yes, it truly IS that simple. Those nine lines are all you need for a political platform that would sweep you into office.
And yet with the exception of Thompson, there isn't a single damn presidential candidate who's following most of those. Oh, they give lip service to them, but their actions speak far louder than their words ever will.
Here's where I think the problem lies; conservatives are no longer part of the Republican party. We've left. We burned our membership cards. We walked out, and TOLD them we were walking out, and why.
Hows that working for use these days, eh?
Perhaps what we need is a mass take-over of the Republican party. Taking back what belonged to us in the first place. The New Republicans. Granted, I'm not quite sure about the logistics of it, but it seems worthwhile to at least TRY to stop the damned nanny-statists, big-gummint goons and communists from ruining our country.
As for me, I'm still supporting Thompson. Hell, if Clinton gets elected, it may just speed up the date of the next civil war. Not a happy thought.