Conservative Patriots vs. Old Guard Middle Squish Republicrats.
Lindsey Graham is feeling bullet proof these days. He’s not up for re-election until 2015.
That means that the newly emerging RINO-in-Chief figures he’s good to go on just about any smarmy agenda he pleases. Speaking of smarmy, he just slithered into the den of John (Did you know that I served in Viet Nam?) Gunboat Kerry. The man who turned against his country on behalf of the NVA (North Vietnamese Army), in testimony before Congress lying through his arrogant teeth. Show us your military records John. Especially your discharge.
Shame on you Lindsey…you are known by the company you keep. Shame on us.
‘Gunboats’ is the front man for the extremely regressive Waxman-Markey TAX-and-destroy bill. Another 1,400+ page phantom bill from the deviant minds of the Marxists in Congress and their controllers in the Carbon Credits industry sales scam…it’s useless to go into the ‘accommodations’ promised to RINOs of Lindsey’s ilk. They are invariably window dressing and sucker bait.
Needless to say these promises would vaporize like an Obama campaign promise as soon as any bill was passed.
Graham’s really stuck-on-stupid statement at a recent town hall meeting, referring to the patriot movement and teabaggers as ANGRY WHITE GUYS, is going to cost him. We’ve always known he was linguine-spined and vacillation prone and just as wrong headed as John McCain, but so far the Republican label has shielded him….NO MAS. We’re not going to forget this time Lindsey…not by a long shot.
There is a serious disconnect between the conservative patriot movement and the leadership of the Republican party…basically it’s like this…WE back winners…THEY lose elections. I don’t mean that to sound arrogant though it may. It was the back room deal makers that brought us that charismatic crowd pleaser Bob Dole who was a classic beltway deal maker. War hero though he was, he was not presidential material. George Bush the younger was another insider selection and despite severe reservations we supported him. His performance after 9/11 and the war allayed some of those fears along with the Bush tax cuts. But his subsequent spending and fiscal failures, along with his apparent unwillingness or inability to reign in a Republican House and Senate spending money like Democrats on steroids, cost us the House and Senate and ultimately the Presidency.
John McCain was another ‘insider pick’ whose loss would have been worse than Dole’s had he not picked up SARAH PALIN along the way. She was the only bright light in an otherwise lifeless campaign.
There are fractious elements all over the country among the conservative movement who are bucking the ‘conventional’ wisdom of the party insiders, who have a positively fiendish ability to pick out and put forth weak, accommodating RINO candidates.
You’ll notice that many of these people don’t show up, nor are they invited to conservative events, with the exception of some of the ‘Good Guys’ like MIKE PENCE.
I see this as a war for the soul of the party. The status quo movement, also known as the accommodation or “we just have to move to the center” wing of the party, has brought us to Barack Hussein Obama and his wildly out-of-control administration and Congress.
It’s time for the torch to be passed to those who can lead this country out of the darkness.
In the words of the great Ronald Reagan, “…raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which makes it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people”.
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2009