Tea Parties, the Republican Party, and That Third Party Nonsense
For some reason there are still people who think that the Tea Party is an actual political party, or that it aspires to be. It’s not a party, it doesn’t want to be a party, it’s a movement. A movement is not a political party, though it can become one (and has, sort of, in Florida). I agree with Karl Rove’s article in which he states:
The Republican Party and the tea party movement have many common interests right now. But they are, and should remain, distinct from one another. This is one instance when, if they merged, the sum would be less than the parts.
Republicans are trying, understandably to either co-opt or latch onto the Tea Party movement, but allowing that would stop the momentum before it even got going. It would have a lulling affect on reps (why on earth would they continue the turn right if they can so easily absorb and silence the American people?), and it would be the end of our chance, our real chance, to take our country back from the traitors and thieves who are trying to destroy it.
Historically, third parties don’t do well in American politics, and I (for one of many) think that the crisis facing our country at this time is far more important than worrying about parties and what letter is after what name. It’s anti-prog (not anti-incumbent, nor even anti-democrat) time, not let’s make a new party time or be consumed by the Republican Party establishment time.
Frankly, if the republicans hadn’t gone off the rails into liberal land, there would be no need for a Tea Party because reps should be saying what we’re saying. The Michael Steele-John McCain let’s all be democrat light and spend and grow government crap has to stop, and the republicans can do one of two things: keep on that path to nowhere or go back to their conservative roots and be truly conservative.
That’s what the Tea Party patriots are demanding, and the wise in both parties would do well to listen. The Democratic Party, as I’ve said before, needs to cut the progs loose and return to JFK’s Democratic Party. The Republican Party needs to do much the same thing and cut loose all the progs in RINO clothing and close ranks around, draw in, and support conservatives. That doesn’t mean a litmus test, that doesn’t mean lockstep on every social issue, but it does mean Constitutional, fiscally-conservative, small government (no room for McCain, then, sorry), low tax conservatives.
If this is accomplished, there is no need for a third party because the Tea Party movement will have done what it set out to do: purge progressives (from both parties and certainly from Congress and the White House), fight back socialism, and restore American values and principles as “mainstream,” as they should be (strange how we didn’t notice or seem to care that America and its values somehow got marginalized . . . in America!).
Operation New Dawn
Give me a break. What is it with the left and naming? How many millions were sunk into coming up with a new name for Operation Iraqi Freedom (and is it really any better, anyway?). “A rose by any other name . . . .” People just aren’t that stupid. You can call a terrorist attack a “man-made disaster” all day long, and it’s still a freaking terrorist attack. You can call the war in Iraq a basket full of kittens, and it’s still a freaking war. I’m so over the games libs play.
Note to pols (both on the left and right): public naivete is gone. It’s dead. We’re informed. And we’re cynical. Get with the program and stop wasting time and money with white-washing do-nothing new names for things–we laugh and laugh every single time; is ridicule really your goal?
Who cares? He’s an awful person but a great golfer. This is a case of our culture holding up all the wrong people as “role models”: people who are disgusting but have an amazing talent or skill are still disgusting people.
What exactly is the point of Megyn Kelly’s new show?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge Megyn Kelly fan, have been for ages, but I don’t see any difference, really, between what she was doing before and what she is doing now. Daytime Fox is just one long blur of the same exact thing . . . just like before America Live (or whatever, it’s all generic, all the same, all day long), only without Trace Gallagher (I like him a lot, too, and have no idea why he got shoved off the show–it’s essentially the exact same show, sans Trace).
I was so hoping that she’d have some sort of new something going on, maybe focused on her legal background (something more than a segment called “Kelly’s Court”). I don’t know, I just don’t get it.
I’d rather watch Judge Nap for an hour of that time going over the Constitution, examining constitutional law cases. You know, keeping us up to date on what’s going on when libbies go after God and the flag in schools, government, society, and letting us know how Pacific Legal is making out with the San Joaquin Valley smelt are better than people case. Talking about how lefty agencies are taking people’s private property in the name of a bird’s nest or sport’s arena or whatever. Stuff that we need to start fighting back against, stuff that is wasting our money and diminishing our rights. Stuff that the PC culture has imposed, and that it is our duty to fight.
Anyway, I hope that the Megyn Kelly show finds its way soon.
She said that she said that she said . . . rumors and gossip in the conservative blogosphere
This just in from Pat at And So it Goes in Shreveport:
Carol at Carol’s Closet is chasing down rumors:
I heard it through the grapevine that a group of fabulous female bloggers are joining forces to form a new blog. I don’t have any details yet but I suspect that Pundette may somehow be involved. So far she’s being very closed mouth about it but Pundette did mention that Pat might know the scoop. Pat claimed she didn’t know anything about it but I have the feeling she knows more than she’s telling. Anyway, Obi’s Sister said she spoke to a Backyard Conservative who saw Ruby Slippers over at Adrienne’s Corner talking Fuzzy Logic to a Politicaljunkie Mom while a Coffee Milk Conservative pretended not to notice. We all know what that means. Well, if I were one to gossip, which obviously I’m not, I would say they are all up to something.
Where there’s smoke?