Topic category: Elections - Politics, Polling, etc.
The Electoral Legacy of the GOP's Spineless Leadership
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory appears to be the guiding new doctrine of the Republican Party. How else to explain the behavior of national Republican campaign committees and the Republican National Committee?
As a long-time supporter of the conservative Republican principles of Constitutional Governance, Sustainable Fiscal Policy, and Free-Market Economics, I have regularly given financial support to the Republican National Committee (RNC), the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).
Each election cycle reveals the national GOP leadership is becoming less and less supportive of basic Republican principles. Witness Kentucky's Mitch McConnell (clear favorite for the title "Buffoon of the Senate") and his openly declared war on fundamental Republican principles as advocated by the national Tea Party movement. The behavior of feckless members of Congress like McConnell, McCain, Cochran and Boehner, working together with other so-called "leaders" of the national GOP, strongly suggests they believe elections are really for gaining and holding political power. By failing to take effective action to assure members of Congress "support and defend the Constitution of the United States" and "bear true faith and allegiance to the same" as they are sworn to do each time they are elected, GOP members of Congress betray their evident lack of concern for saving our Constitutional Republic in the face of a Marxist onslaught of repeated constitutional violations spearheaded by the Obama Administration.
Republican "leaders" reveal their incompetence when they cannot effectively stand up to: (1) repeated lies and illicit activities of the current administration (IRS, NSA abuses for partisan political purposes); (2) repeated and gross obstructions of justice ("lost" IRS emails, withheld "Fast & Furious" materials, failures to uphold border security); (3) the president's failure to "faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States" (Dept. of Justice selectively failing to prosecute cases on political grounds, failure to adhere to provisions of federal law, attempting to rewrite federal law beyond his scope of authority, filling vacancies without Senate's confirmation in violation of our Constitution); and, (4) the president's failure to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States" (ignoring Article I, Section 8 and 10th Amendment limitations of federal power, repeated violations of constitutional authority).
But perhaps even worse than this incompetence is the dishonesty that these so-called Republicans trot out each election cycle with their talk of being "conservative" and supportive of "conservative principles" when all they're really trying to do is fool their constituents into electing them to yet another term in office.
So it is with this background that I found it somewhat annoying (to say the least) when I received the following email solicitation from the RNC's Treasurer, Tony Parker:
Did you abandon the Republican Party?
Chairman Priebus has written to you already this year asking you to contribute to the RNC and renew your membership. But we havenít received your financial support yet this year.
Your past support has shown us that you believe in the Republican Party and the conservative principles we stand for. Thatís why we still believe you havenít given up on the Republican Party yet.
So we are giving you one more chance to renew your membership with the Republican National Committee.
Right now you are handing the advantage over to Democrats. Thatís exactly what President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid want you to do. With committed Republicans like you sitting out in 2014, the Democrats are able to continue their liberal rampage on conservative principles.
2014 is our last chance to step in, step up, and take back the Senate to regain Republican control in Washington. Donít turn your back on the Republican Party now.
Renew your membership with the Republican National Committee now and support our fight to defeat liberal Democrats.
Here is my response to Mr. Parker:
You asked, ďDid you abandon the Republican Party?Ē
No, I havenít.
The Republican Party abandoned me.
I am disgusted with feckless GOP members of Congress, including the House Speaker and Senate Minority Leader. Big talk, no action.
And the disgraceful performance of the NRSC in the recent Mississippi primary was just more proof of how clueless the national GOP has become.
We will continue to support solid candidates with real conservative Republican ideals that reflect true Republican values.
The GOPís assault on decent patriotic Americans who support the Tea Party Movementís goals of Constitutional Governance, Sustainable Fiscal policy, and Free Market Economics is abhorrent and demonstrates just how far out of touch the national Republican leadership has gotten.
We need change, and it isnít going to happen if we continue to financially support the politically-bankrupt leadership of the national GOP.
Our funds will go to those candidates who best reflect REAL republican values.
When the GOP comes back to its roots and supports the values we hold dear, then, and only then, will we resume our financial support.
Until then, NOT ONE PENNY!
And you can thank McConnell, McCain, Boehner, Rove, Cochran and the rest of that ilk for the sorry state of affairs in which the GOP finds itself mired.
And how DARE you suggest "Right now you are handing the advantage over to Democrats.Ē It is the sickeningly ineffective national GOP with no coherent message who must take responsibility for any gains Democrats may make.
The more the moribund GOP turns off voters, the less likely it will survive as a viable party.
If you do not get your act together soon, you will find that these feckless fools heading up the GOP today are without a meaningful party and will be relegated to third-party status.
That is a promise that We the People will keep!
If real Republicans want to save their country from the Marxist Obama Administration's Cloward-Piven steamroller, they had better start putting real Republican candidates up for election.
Failing to regenerate the Republican Party with the principles upon which it was founded will lead to dominance of the Democrat-Marxist Party as typified by the current administration.
The day may rapidly be approaching when a new party must be formed to support traditional American principles of honesty, constitutional governance, sustainable fiscal policy and the opportunities provided by a free-market based economy. It may well come to a new party being the only alternative for disaffected Republicans, traditional Democrats, and the host of Independents who are fed up with both current political parties.
I [name] do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
Oath of office for President of the United States:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
Biography - Bob Webster
Bob Webster, a 12th-generation descendent of both the Darte family (Connecticut, 1630s) and the Webster family (Massachusetts, 1630s) is a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, who served with General Washington. Bob has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.
A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.