I knew there was something about Newt Gingrich that was REALLY bothering me. Don’t get me wrong, Newt is a really bright guy, but I had severe doubts about his sanity when he started to cozy up to Hillary Clinton during the 2008 presidential campaign. Some of his choices recently lead me to believe he’s lost touch with the conservative patriot movement of the party, if he in fact was ever in touch with it at all.
Newt’s endorsement of FAR LEFT LIBERAL Republican Dede Scozzafava makes as much sense as Meg Whitman’s gushy endorsement of avowed communist agitator Van Jones and will have the same inevitable result..the only difference being that Newt is not seeking to be Governor of California..but that’s a story for another time.
I’ve been talking about the “Old Guard” Country Club Republican Party. The guys that meet and predetermine our presidential candidates before district or state elections or national primaries.
That they’ve been wrong time after time doesn’t seem to bother them. They see themselves as beltway movers and shakers and the all-knowing decision makers for us ordinary little people.
There is a ground swell phenomenon out there called the Conservative Patriot movement that the Old Guard is having difficulty comprehending, much less coping with. It’s a movement that is insisting that American Conservative values be followed…that honesty and transparency become the by-word of the party. That small government, anti-regulation, tax reform and fiscal responsibility become the focus of a new and revitalized Conservative Republican Party.
The 23rd District race in New York may very well be a bell weather indicator for what is going to occur around the country. The Old Boy network of New York GOP political bosses decided that ultra left Dede Scozzafava, a MAXI RINO, would be the party’s pick to run in the 23rd congressional district. This didn’t sit right with the natives, who promptly rebelled with immediate and potentially national implications. Conservatives flocked to the aid and support of patriot dark horse candidate Doug Hoffman. Including the Conservative Club for Growth and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
Hoffman may turn this race into a route…which should give establishment Republicans around the country pause for severe reflection.
They should be getting this message; We don’t want deal makers. We want leadership who will stand up and FIGHT for what we believe in. We don’t want a CENTRIST limp-wristed party leadership who will be pushed around by every Democrat on the hill.
BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU FIGHT FOR, FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE!!
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2009