We’ve obviously been talking a lot about primary challenges to the bastards who’ve sold us in the Pro-Liberty movement time and time again. And I’m pretty much in that camp too. We can obviously get somebody better than Lindsey Graham, Thad Cochran, Mitch McConnell or Lamar Alexander elected from their respective states. But I will NOT support primary challenges to all moderate Republicans. Reason no. 1 is that it’s not possible to replace every moderate Republican in Congress. For one thing is that moderates have always been present in both parties and likely always will be. There’s always gonna be another moderate Republican elected to Congress in time.
But there’s another reason to this as well. I know how passionate people are to elect principled pro-liberty Republicans to either chamber of Congress. But we should consider simple political reality in the process. For instance, you can’t elect a Ted Cruz or a Mike Lee in Massachusetts or Maryland. It’s just not gonna happen. You only have to point towards Christine O’Donnell in Delaware as an example. The best you’re gonna get from a state in that mold is a Sue Collins or a Chris Christie. I would personally prefer to see all Republicans in Congress in the mold of Rand Paul or Ted Cruz, but that’s simply not going to happen. If I can have a Republican from Maine who votes with us pro-libertyites 10% of the time, I’ll content with that as opposed to another Elizabeth Warren in her place.
And I’m not just talking about the GOP here, the Democrats have to follow similar rules when it comes to running candidates. Like the GOP can’t elect a Ted Cruz in Massachusetts, the Dems can’t elect an Elizabeth Warren in Oklahoma (ironically to our shame she’s actually from here originally). Both parties are slightly restricted to running what kind of candidates they run in certain states. That’s just how the rules of politics goes. Now with all that said, we don’t have to put up with a leftist in disguise as a Republican representing a state like South Carolina. We can and should primary to replace Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell, Thad Cochran, Lamar Alexander and others who come from devout conservative states.
There’s also plenty of districts we can work on in the House too. Something like 20-30 seats are bright red districts with moderate Republicans we primary to replace with pro-libertyites like Ted Cruz or Rand Paul. Ultimately we can’t take out all RINOs, but we can take out a good lot of them in red or swing states/districts. Type what you think in the comments section below and I’ll take it into account.