Divide and Conquer the phrase of the week
- 2010/02/10 12:30:02
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While I agree with the principles the Libertarian party has been in existence since 1971. That's 3 decades to organize, promote and elect candidates. It has not been successful yet. We all know the status of the Democrats, having been moved to such a Big Tent that they have lost the value of moderate or conservatives and been overrun with the likes of Liberals, Progressives and Socialists. The GOP up until recently had also followed the Democrats down the yellow brick fork in the road to the left. Finally, a grass roots movement, The TEA Party completely formed by the people fed up with all of them and ready to break from all of the above.
The two party system is flawed, but there is a certainty that an elected position at the Federal Level such as in either House or the Oval Office, is almost always won by one of two major political bases, GOP or Democrats. While the TEA Party has now been duly noted as the biggest party supported by Americans today there is absolutely no way that we can create the needed change in Washington if we attempt to ignore the candidates from the GOP or the Democrats. Instead the TEA Party needs to support the Conservative Candidates based on record, from all parties.
The Democrats and thereby the main party of Progressives are using this simple fact to attempt to Divide and Conquer the TEA Party supporters. Since Sarah Palin spoke as keynote speaker in a nationwide conference that captured the TEA Party name I have seen in-fighting at a level unprecedented. Quite frankly since yesterday the TEA Party had the democrats by the tail, running scared and getting desperate.
The TEA Party has the GOP towing the line of conservatism and turning it's base around to listen to the people for the first time in as many years as the Constitutionalists have been around. The GOP tasted the bitter revolt in NY23 and now recognize their leftward direction was as big a mistake as electing Obama as President.
If we allow the TEA Party to break apart over the actions of Sarah Palin, rather than use the momentum she brings to change the paradigm and make the pendulum swing right, we will have lost it all. While I don't support any RINOs or so called Progressive GOP candidates that she has campaigned for, it is still up to the voters to make the final call and walking away from Palin simply because she chooses to support candidates who brought her to into the main stream political arena, is simply stated as; biting off your nose to spite your face.
Every U.S. Congressman and one third of the Senate is up for reelecton this November and while I would love to send every Liberal, Progressive, Socialist, RINO and even Moderate packing; I accept that we did not get here overnight and that will be setting us up for failure. No, I say we need to enact change by altering the majority of our legislators as Conservatives as the first step in many steps toward the recovery of The United States of America.
TEA Party Patriots must accept that we will collectively never agree 100% on certain candidates, but if we divide the movement over one person we will be the same as the Democrats. As Will Rogers said, "I'm not a member of any organized political party, I am a Democrat." You can quote me as saying, "I will use any public figure to create support of a majority of Conservatives in our government, anything less and we will all have lost."
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