Going Where I Shouldn’t. Saying What I Shouldn’t. | RedState

Update on Tuesday’s article.

I warned everyone…it’s right there in the first paragraph…don’t get your panties in a wad.  Be mature.

Brother.  Those were wasted words. 

One thing has become clear to me though.  The GOP Old School is not getting it.  They are not listening to “the people” any more than Obama or our current Congress listens to “the people.”  They hear what they want to hear, preferring to kill the messenger, rather than take a long hard look in the mirror.  Both the national and the local GOP has been moving towards moderate for years.  In the process they left behind the true conservatives, abandoned their party principals, and now are faced with a GOP rebellion of sorts. 

“You are going to split the ticket,” they say.  “No,” we say, “YOU split the ticket” when you left behind GOP core principals and promoted moderate candidates, promoted government growth, and spent excessively.  “We need you to come back into the party,” they say.  “NO,” we say, “Not until we see some proof that the GOP is SERIOUS about returning to a moral foundation that is based on the constitution, less government, individual freedom, fiscal responsibility, HONESTY…not talking about it, campaigning on it, but BECOMING it. 

2010 has ushered in a new age of accountability.  Candidates are going to be questioned.  Observations are going to be made.  It will not matter who you are.  GOP or Tea Party.  The slightest lack of propriety will loom large because of the post traumatic stress experienced by conservatives who watched their party, their cities, counties, states and country slip into the darkness of progressivism.  The GOP and the candidates would be foolish to over react and further alienate what could well become the driving force behind resurrection of the party and the restoration of our Constitutional Republic.  We have good REASON to not trust government and the political machine. 

I found this article by Eric at Redstate.  It explains why the Tea Party is becoming such a force.  It also explains why true Tea Party conservative will not return to the GOP until the GOP regains our respect.  Respect cannot be bought, traded, or created by empty talk…it has to be earned by action. 

Going Where I Shouldn’t. Saying What I Shouldn’t. RedState:

 “Establishment oriented groups who got fat and happy with years of Republican dominance in Washington wanted a return to the status quo ante. They did not want to reform. They did not want to cut back.

For a number of years people like Bob Bennett and Tim Bridgewater helped blur the lines between the Democrats and Republicans. Pro-life statists, except when they weren’t pro-life, they lived off the government teet, misdirected and abused taxpayer dollars, and drove up the size of government to uncontrollable levels.

But it was okay, because they have an R next to their name.

And with them are Republican consultants who also have R’s next to their names and who care about nothing but the acquisition of power and consulting fees. These are the people who can give you trite explanations about what the difference between a Democrat and a Republican is, but at the end of the day, for them, it really boils down to kissing the tax payer after screwing them instead of just leaving”

The people we fight on our side are not always our friends and are sometimes more our enemies than the left. Why? Because we know where the left stands. We know they oppose us. But these others — they pretend to be on our team and work quietly, sometimes with the left, to undermine conservatives and freedom.

The people we fought in Utah — not Bridgewater directly but the interests behind the scenes who helped him, funded him, and attacked people like Jim DeMint — would burn our fields and drive us from our homes in the old days. They would show us no mercy because they think we, perversely, are out to destroy the GOP by denying them the right to get back in charge of the American Treasury.

So we must do to them what they would do to us and show no mercy. But we must pick our battles carefully and with wisdom. Sometimes, like it or not, we must fight on the same side with them.

If we keep giving these people a pass they will keep working to undermine us. The fight for freedom means we must discern who really is with us.

You may not like that. But it is the truth.

This gets a ditto from me.  The GOP ticket should be ashamed of their choice of candidate for County Commissioner.  True Conservatives…call them Tea Party if you want…are angry.  As well, they should be.

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