Hate to sound like a broken record here of late, but: I’m with Jeff.
You know what? Screw it. Let the Trent Lotts and the John McCains and the Mitch McConnells — and the big business interests they represent — have the damn thing.
We’re never going to remove the entrenched GOP leadership class intent on bullying and breaking conservatives. They have too much money and too much power and organization. And it should be clear by now that they are more willing to fight conservatives than to take on progressives — largely because they share the same big government sentiments as their putative political enemies, and because they have an equal interest in a liberal fascist state whereby politicians and big business collude to their mutual financial benefit.
As I’ve been saying for quite some time now, it is not Democrats vs GOP. It is the entrenched ruling class vs the rest of us — and to that class, Party affiliation is largely only a matter of preferential seating arrangements around the trough.
The establishment GOP is feckless and, in an important ideological sense, corrupt to its core. It’s time it went the way of the Whigs.
At this point, the odds of my voting Republican Statist again are roughly equivalent to those that I’ll vote Democrat Socialist. I can make no meaningful distinction between the two; they’re both dishonest, corrupt, and inimical to the interests of the real America out there–which, despite the best efforts of both parties, still exists, if only as small pockets of both active and more or less passive resistance. Both of these vile criminal enterprises are part of the problem, not the solution.
If we can’t get a conservative nominee for President because the Party won’t ever support one, and the GOP establishment is willing to work harder to defeat conservative primary challengers to incumbent Republicans moderates than it is to attack President Obama on his record, what’s left for us?
Is our Party forever to be the Party of McCain and McConnell, Romney and Lugar, Boehner and Graham?
If so, why should we be expected to support it?
Now, what’s that old saying about doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result? Because too many of us seem to have forgotten it.