“I didn’t leave the GOP, the GOP left me.”
This phrase I have read numerous times from Conservative types and Tea Party enthusiasts and today it resonates so strongly in me. I have identified with this slogan for a while, but today it identifies how I feel more than ever before.
I called both my Senators and requested them NOT to vote for the Fast Tracking of the Trade Bills, headed through Congress-known as Obamatrade, but both ignored my plea. They voted for the cloture to bring the Fast track to a vote and in my gut, I know it’ll pass. I wrote all about this ObamaTrade aka-TPP, you can read it here. This blog entry really isn’t about that though, it’s about my deep concern for the Republican Party.
As I dive deeper into the political world, I have come to the conclusion that the GOP has most definitely, without a doubt been hijacked by big Corporations and Lobbyists, I know it sounds horrible right! The party of limited government is no more. I hear a lot of Patriots murmur “how did we get here as a country?” Well, to me, it’s obvious. The vast majority of those who hold elected office are not beholden to their Constitutes. The fact that phone calls into our elected officials were 30-1 OPPOSING this trade bill just affirms my thoughts! The voice of the people is not being heard. The fact that Marco Rubio cast the deciding vote yesterday, or that Ted Cruz- a champion to the Conservative cause just now realized ObamaTrade was “bad” …… blows my mind! Where was the fight?
It’s easy to point our fingers at the Left and blame them, but the problem starts with the Right. To put it simply, the Established Right has been bought! The vast majority of our elected officials have sold out their constitutes for a promised career in politics, with the specific instructions to vote how the big corps and lobbyists want them to vote. They get away with this because when it comes to election time, those big corps and lobbyists write the big money checks for their campaigns to keep them in office. To say it’s ‘ugly’ would be a gynormous understatement!
If our Founding Father’s saw us now, what would they say?
It was never intended to be this way. Never.
I am grieved by this, but at the same time, I refuse to just give in, to let this Machine win-I can’t, I won’t.
I was having a political conversation just last week and a member of the Establishment was mentioned as having jumped into the presidential race. Now I was surrounded by Conservatives, these people were not Establishment at all, but one of them said: “you know if Bush is the nominee, we need to support him.”
I say NO.
This is part of the problem, we as Conservatives are being manipulated into supporting someone who is not even a Conservative because they have the GOP label. But that GOP label has been stolen, it doesn’t belong to them!
Just because you say you are something, doesn’t make you that ‘something’-your actions make you that ‘something.’
How can we stop this?
First support TERM LIMITS and only support those candidates who support them as well.
Don’t elect career politicians, if they have held office for considerable amount of time, they have lost touch with the people. Look at Boehner-he honestly thinks he’s the Godfather…..sooo time for him to go!
Don’t support members of the Establishment, even if they are our only option, I’d honestly rather vote 3rd party-and no that’s not throwing my vote away….it’s having a voice! You see our voices have been silenced because of this methodology, we just go along to get along and it’s resulted in our current state as a country!
Call for a Convention of States-it’s found in Article 5 of the Constitution. It gives we the people, the right to ratify the Constitution, allowing an amendment for term limits. For more info click here.
It is time for WE the People to face this machine and MAKE IT STOP, it CAN be done, it must be done!