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In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tea Party & Establishment Republicans Move Farther Apart

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Thanks to a frequent contributor for sending this link of a video that follows up on the recent posts re how Tea Partiers should present their non-apologetic pro-growth ideas that oppose BO's socialist giveaway policies that are meant to destroy America. 
Please note the acknowledgement to Congresswoman Michele Bachmann made early in the video.  Michele is the founder of the House Tea Party Caucus – the idea for a Tea Party Caucus was originated by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul when he was campaigning as a Tea Party candidate in 2010. 
Unfortunately establishment Republicans are not moving in the Tea Party direction of limited government, personal responsibility, & free enterprise let alone talking these points up.  Instead they are more focused on addressing the trends shown on the above graphs by appealing to Hispanics & other groups in similar ways that the Democrats do – namely government giveaways.
For instance last week House Majority Leader Eric Cantor made a pitch in a speech @ the American Enterprise Institute that he hopes will broaden the GOP base.  Cantor focused on women, minorities, & younger voters by saying Republicans would be working to improve student-aid programs, inner-city education, & the need for better use of medical research funds.  Cantor said he believes that colleges should publicize the potential earnings & job potential opportunities associated with different majors – as if we don't know this already – & that employers should give working parents more flexible hours so that they can spend more time with their families.  All of these topics are more closely identified with Democrats than Republicans. 
When quizzed by Larry Kudlow later that same day Cantor assured Larry that Republicans were still the same financially responsible party they always have been – & the truism of that statement is the reason we are in this mess.
Now I don't minimize the importance of winning the electoral support of women, minorities, & younger voters - it's just that establishment Republicans are going about it all wrong. In fact far from dismissing these groups I believe it will be hard for Republicans to win another national election in our lifetimes if the voting trend of Hispanics shown on the above graphs continues.  That is why something real needs to be done.
But we shouldn't underestimate or deny what is happening right before our eyes.  BO won reelection in November, has an approval rating of 52%, the Democrat controlled Senate picked up seats, the Republican controlled House lost seats, & the Supreme Court unconstitutionally found ObamaCare constitutional so we have a lot going against us & the majority of people are satisfied with the way things are going.  It just could be that BO sees the future of America correctly – if the people want it his way & are not persuaded to go another route.  From such a precarious position it is not farfetched to think America could turn from our democratic tradition to welcoming a dictatorship.
The Tea Party approach, when properly expressed so that its simplicity & truthfulness can be understood, not only wins the electoral support of the foregoing groups but makes the future of these groups & everyone else for that matter much brighter – not only economically but in the happiness & fulfillment people will feel.  Do people want a life of government programs & dependence that will not be sustained for much longer meaning we will move to the final stage of Death Of Democracy of apathy back into bondage or do they prefer the happiness & dignity that comes from the personal responsibility that returns America to the liberty to abundance stage of our founding?  Throughout the world free countries are the wealthiest & healthiest – that is freedom = prosperity.
Our Wall Street Financial VP gets us away from the mediocrity of Cantor's new pandering approach & same losing ways & returns us to Tea Party ideas when he recently wrote the following:
Doug - yes. Evidence is strong that BO is trying to destroy the GOP and capitalism. He seems to be strictly following his ideological idol Saul Alinsky. Most Americans have no clue about this. So how can the opposition respond?

The answer is that we need at least one prominent persuasive person intimately versed in Economics, Marxism, and Alinsky tactics. This person should relentlessly and in great detail describe what BO appears to be up to. This person should explain that an Alinsky variant Marxist is not a Stalinist or Maoist. Nevertheless he should explain what the likely consequences of Alinsky Marxism will be for the U.S. if fully implemented. This person should be a quick thinker on his feet and an exceptional debater and be able to outsmart the press. He would be wise to hire body guards as he will drive the Left crazy.

What can we do? Contact prospective leaders to step it up as described to save the country. First thoughts about prospects include Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.

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