Ladies and gents – let’s not kid ourselves. The GOP is in deep poop. Republicans lost a seat in the US House in Mississippi last night in a special election. So what? I’ll tell you “what.” The district was carried by Bush in 2004 by 25%. Consider also that Republicans lost a seat in Louisiana that had been GOP for 33 years in another special election weeks earlier. Or consider that the Republicans lost former GOP Speaker, Denny Hastert’s, seat in another special election this year. Again, it was a seat in a solid GOP district that Republicans had held for decades.
I’m posting now in response to Rush, Hannity, Levin and others who made a “call to arms” today. These losses this year in 3 supposedly “safe” GOP seats is an indicator of how far the GOP in Congress has strayed. Unless the conservatives in Congress disavow the wayward “moderate” tendencies of the RNC and the national party goons, we are doomed. You would have thought that Congressional Republicans would take a hint when Dems swept into control in 2006. They didn’t. Instead, they continue the failed strategy that rendered them a minority.
We WILL lose more seats and assure the Dems of decades of rule unless something is done now! It’s time to cut to the chase and forget the BS.
Republicans in Congress need to embrace fiscal discipline, disavow global warming crap, dump entitlement programs, speak out against government expansion/regulation and adhere to traditional conservative principles. Forget the RINOs and “extending a hand across the aisle.” Conservatives in Congress need to dump party leaders who hold them back and take to the steps of Capitol Hill with a bold, conservative agenda prior to the elections.
We can’t do anything about McCain. He will be the nominee. And he is our best hedge against libs for now. As soon as a Dem is elected to the White House, 2-3 Supreme Court justices will resign and will be replaced by even more liberal nominees. We can’t take that chance.
But it’s time to stop the hemorrahaging in Congress and make a few gains. How can we not see these three stunning GOP special election losses and not be concerned? If conservative, Republican congressmen and women do not heed this call – if they stick to the RNC’s strategy and remain silent, then they doom themselves and this nation to failed, liberal rule. Even if McCain wins in 2008, it will mean little in light of a massive GOP loss in Congress.
I urge every conservative blogger to echo this call and this sentiment. The Republican base is fed up. They will sit at home on election day and allow the Dems to overrun the GOP in the elections. Consider this a warning to all Republicans in Congress – no seat is safe now. Until you stand up, buck the Rockefeller wing of the GOP and reach out to your true base, you are an endangered species. You have been warned, and you better take heed. Let this serve as your “notice.” We’re pissed.
A major political earthquake is about to occur unless you stand on the steps of Capitol Hill and proudly declare your independence from the moderate, status quo wing of the GOP. You need to vocalize a detailed, conservative agenda. And you better do it now.