I guess you can’t really fault GOPer (go-per, rhymes with gopher). They’ve been selling Cons on shades of grey policies for sometime now. Why should they expect us to finally notice that the darker shade of grey they are now peddling – is indistinguishable from black? So we “primaried” some RINOs (a redundant term, I feel, as “Republican” has no moorings to the historical ideals of the party any longer) and our representatives were shunned by the RNC, disciplined by leadership, and we were relegated to “radical fringe” status by Republican and Democrat alike.
The audacity, or more accurately stupidity, of GOPer is fathomless though. Going in to the 2012 elections – Boehner, Rove, Cantor, and the “elites” of the GOP still believed the Conservative vote was a lock. We warned them this was not so; we loudly protested on how Boehner was running the House, we were aghast at the closeness developing between John and Barack – the deals being cut, the lack of doggedness to Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the Egypt Spring. We made it no secret we were frustrated by the unConstitutional acts and appointments Congress was allowing to stand, and that the Presidential nominee jammed down our throats was not our guy. How often did we hear that “not voting for Mitt is like voting for Obama”? Yes, we dreaded the policies his administration was implementing, but we had solid evidence nothing would change by supporting the Republican candidate. Even adding the “invisible deficit dork” to the ticket did not impress us. We learned the lesson GOPer taught us in 2011, and we were not going to be played again.
Boehner has too often sought crucial votes from the Democrat Party rather than dealing with the Conservatives in his own party – again remember, those responsible for his Speakership. He withheld party support for their re-elections, and he removed them from committees other the public admission it was because of the resistance to House Leadership.
I was never one who desired the TEA Party to ally with the Republican Party officially. Right from the start I believed it was going to weaken our position. 87 Tea Party Freshmen went to Congress in 2011 – fully 20% of the House and 36% of the Republican Party (not accounting for Republicans re-elected on the TEA Party platform). Instead of a House 193D, 155R, and 87T requiring both long established parties to rely on TPartiers for a majority (63R and 26D) we set up our current situation.
You can call us wrong,you can call us inflexible, you can call us strong headed, but you can’t call us irrelevant or Republican. The one thing we will not tolerate is insincerity or an “evolving position” on issues. Contrary to media reports, there is no such thing as a TEA Party favorite – unless it is commitment to “the cause” – TEA. Ryan and Rubio, Mitt and Rove, Boehner, GOPer elites, and the Not-Obamites – all miscalculate what we support and why. We hate the oder of deceit, for it only leads to failure. If our numbers have fallen, it is due to the stench of failure we have acquired through association with the GOP. How Mr. Boehner retained the Speaker position is a disappointment to many of us. My Congressmen being a personal area of shame for my TParty group. One, in 2011, provided that 218th vote to move the Budget Act along (he was replaced more easily than we thought due to his own idiocy), and now we prepare a primary challenge to replace a disappointing replacement for 2014.
2 chances at the Senate, a smaller “majority” in the House, and a second term Obama – what wonderful campaigns GOPer ran and ran from. It is not simply important to control a seat in DC, it is extremely important what kind of politician fills it. Hey, THERE’s something GOPer and TPartiers do agree on! • (2224 views)