Thursday, December 2, 2010

Time to rid the Republican Party of our own aristocrat bluebloods.

The Republican Party today, one month following the astounding success of the Tea Party movement on the mid-term elections, is somewhat reminiscent of the aftermath of the French Revolution. While our nation was suffering enormous economic hardships and loss of personal liberty in the grip of an arrogant, power crazed Democratic Party, the elitist leadership of the opposition Republican Party was entrenched in maintaining and protecting their own aristocratic bluebloods. The Tea Party movement consisting of constitutional conservatives who had no respect for the career politicians who were mere Republicans In Name Only – RINO’s – were formulating a revolution to return the GOP to its conservative roots. Along with scores of liberal Democrats who were thrown out of office in November, a handful of RINO’s were defeated in the primaries and replaced with true Republican candidates. While not all of those true Republicans went on to victory, the results were none-the-less historical. More than 700 new Republicans were elected to state legislatures along with 20 Republican governors and Congress saw almost 70 new Republican Representatives and Senators win the elections.  
Wikipedia defines the French Revolution as a time when the aristocrats that ruled the country were removed from power with a rather misunderstood explanation: “The next few years were dominated by tensions between various liberal assemblies and a conservative monarchy intent on thwarting major reforms.” The best explanation of the differences between conservatives and liberals lies in the perspective of the viewer. Conservatives want to preserve traditional values and are opposed to change but tyrannical despots who rule with an iron grip are also opposed to change because change means to them a loss of power. When a dictator is in power his opponents are considered to be liberals because the opposition to tyranny is to promote change.
Wikipedia: The French Revolution (1789–1799) was a period of radical social and political upheaval in French and European history. The absolute monarchy that had ruled France for centuries collapsed in three years. French society underwent an epic transformation as feudal, aristocratic and religious privileges evaporated under a sustained assault from liberal political groups and the masses on the streets. Old ideas about hierarchy and tradition succumbed to new Enlightenment principles of citizenship and inalienable rights.
The Irish statesman Edmund Burke once said, “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” And that seems to be the motivating factor that woke up the American public to turn out average citizens, the soccer moms and the Momma Grizzlies as Sarah Palin called them and guys like Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher famously dubbed "Joe the Plumber", to become active in the political future of our country. And many Democrats began to hear the message, the same message delivered by Admiral Yamamoto’s famous quote in the movie “Tora! Tora! Tora!” likening the attacks on Pearl Harbor to "awakening a sleeping giant".

The elitist aristocracy within the Republican Party was best demonstrated in a recent interview when former First Lady Barbara Bush said of potential presidential candidate Sarah Palin: “I sat next to her once, thought she was beautiful, and I think she’s very happy in Alaska… and I hope she stays there.” This was followed up when Sarah Palin told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, "I don't think the majority of Americans want to put up with the blue bloods. And I say it with all due respect - because I love the Bushes - but the blue bloods want to pick and chose their winners, instead of allowing competition to pick and choose the winners." It was the elitist RINO’s ruling the Republican Party who refused to support several Tea Party candidates who had defeated their liberal Republican office holders which caused some of them to lose the elections. Among these were Sharron Angle in Nevada, Joe Miller in Alaska and Christine O’Donnell in Delaware.

It was Michael Steele, the Chairman of the National Republican Party who contributed one million dollars to the liberal Republican Dierdre Scozzafava running in the 2009 special election for New York’s 23rd Congressional District,  instead of supporting the nominee of the NY State Conservative Party, Doug Hoffman. When the RINO Dierdre Scozzafava saw her polls dropping she withdrew from the race and endorsed Bill Owens, the Democratic Party candidate who went on to win a close race.

Now Michael Steele is trying to win reelection to his post of running the Republican Party and the conservative grass roots movement is working to toss him out. Hopefully they will succeed and we will rid ourselves of all of the aristocracy that has ruined the Grand Old Party.

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