Having been beaten soundly at the polls in November the process of picking up the pieces continues for Conservatives and Republicans alike. To this end the party seems to have finally noticed the disconnect between its solidly conservative platform and the mushy socialism advanced by President Bush and republican congressmen. This fight has been a long time coming and one can only hope that the article in the Washington Times that reported the party will be far more aggressive in making sure policy made in Washington matches the platform and the conservative principles that make up the Republican Party.
It seems that the Republican Party is about to pass a resolution that essentially calls our serving congressmen and senators, as well as President Bush, a pack of socialists who have abandoned the principals of the party they’re supposed to be serving! It’s about time! This has been going on since Speaker Gingrich left the scene and has largely destroyed the party. I for one have had my share of solicitations from the party even after the election and I tell them they won’t see another dime from me until they get rid of the socialists and RINO’s and ensure that a republican politician votes the way a republican should: Small government, low taxes, minimal government intervention, free market economy and rule of law instead of rogue treasury secretary’s nationalizing the economy in the dead of night! The Party has figured out that the real republicans in the real world are actually serious about this conservative agenda and won’t stand for any more “compromise”.
Consider these clips from the Washington Times and don’t forget to check out the full article at the following URL: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/30/rnc-pushes-unprecedented-criticism-of-bailouts/
Republican Party officials say they will try next month to pass a resolution accusing President Bush and congressional Republican leaders of embracing “socialism,” underscoring deep dissension within the party at the end of Mr. Bush’s administration.
Those pushing the resolution, which will come before the Republican National Committee at its January meeting, say elected leaders need to be reminded of core principles. They said the RNC must take the dramatic step of wading into policy debates, which traditionally have been left to lawmakers.
“We can’t be a party of small government, free markets and low taxes while supporting bailouts and nationalizing industries, which lead to big government, socialism and high taxes at the expense of individual liberty and freedoms,” said Solomon Yue, an Oregon member and co-sponsor of a resolution that criticizes the U.S. government bailouts of the financial and auto industries.
If enacted, the resolution would put the party on record opposing the $700 billion bailout of the financial sector, which passed Congress with Republican support and was signed by Mr. Bush, and opposing the bailout of the auto industry. The auto bailout bill was blocked by Senate Republicans, but Mr. Bush then reversed course and announced that he would use financial bailout money to aid the auto manufacturers.
North Dakota Republican Party Chairman Gary Emineth said it’s time for the RNC to end the disconnect between what the party platform says and what elected Republicans do.
“It is time the party gets involved in policy issues and forces candidates to respond to the platform,” Mr. Emineth said. “Frankly the way we view the platform is a joke. We work hard to drive our principles into the platform, then candidates ignore it.”
“If the party doesn’t move in this direction, we will continue to be irrelevant. Whoever has the larger star power will continue to win, and what they stand for and believe will become less relevant,” Mr. Emineth said.
This article is a sign of hope! We need to kick out the country club republicans and sharply reduce the size and scope of government lest we lose the whole country. Real Conservatives need to have a backbone and get in the face of the socialist appeasers in our party before we lose the whole country once and for all to European Socialism. There’s no other way.