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Wars Are Won….One Battle At A Time

15 October 2010, 10:23 am. 3 Comments. Filed under 2010, Congress, Election Stuff, Opinion.

Don’t commit 3rd-party suicide
by Judson Phillips

We are now inside of three weeks from the general election in November. The inevitability of a huge Republican landslide is looming. Even George Soros said he cannot stop the Republicans this year.

As the drumbeat of victory grows louder this year, within the tea-party movement there is a small but loud group calling on members not to vote Republican, but instead to vote for a third party, such as the Constitution Party or the American Independent Party.

Those who call for tea-party people to vote for these third parties point out that the Republicans cannot be trusted. The last time the Republicans were in power, they were as bad as the Democrats.

They are absolutely right.

George W. Bush and the Republican Congress of 2001-2007 spent money like drunken Democrats. They did not deserve our trust and abused that trust.

Unfortunately, we have no alternative.

America does not have a parliamentary form of government. If we did, forming a tea-party “party” or voting for a third party would make sense. Even if the party could not gain a majority, its clout would be so great that it would have to be included in a coalition government.

But this is America. We have a two-party system. One party, the Democrats, have already told us where to go and how to get there. That only leaves the Republican Party.

For those who still support these third parties, let me point out that none of them has ever elected a senator, congressman or governor. I am not sure they have even gotten someone elected as dog catcher.

This election is not going to be a panacea. We are going to elect some RINOs this year. If Carly Fiorina gets elected in California, she is going to vote more like John McCain than Jim DeMint. I can live with that. She would replace Barbara Boxer, and that is an improvement.

This year, we need to stop the Obama/Pelosi/Reid axis of fiscal evil. We do that by electing Republicans. There is an old saying: “My enemy’s enemy is my friend.”

Whether you like the Republicans or not, whether you believe the Republicans or not, whether you trust the Republicans or not, they are the enemy of Obama, Pelosi and Reid.

We did not get into this mess overnight. Jack Bauer is not going to come running in on Nov. 3 and suddenly make everything right. This is going to be a long fight, which will be fought, one battle at a time. The first battle is for Congress. To win this first battle, we must take control of Congress away from the party of liberalism, and the only tool out there to do that is the Republican Party.

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  1. Bump. 15 October 2010, 12:28 pm

    Hi Ol’Broad . . .  Why is it that we tend to vote for the lesser of two evils? By the time political campaigns are over, each participant has been thoroughly painted as a axe murderer or worse. In our short American history we’ve often had more than two active parties, but only two strong enough t0 prevail in Presidential politics. The Do-Nothings, Anti-Masonic, Green, Independent, Bull Moose, Libertarian, Conservative, all quickly come to mind, and each influenced one of the major parties. 

    The current administration has gone off on a toot in the wrong direction. Clearly the majority of citizens believe so.  The previous Bush administration got them started that way.

    The TEA party is attached (with bubble gum) to the Republicans and their only hope is to influence a return to our American traditions – and to restore competence in our government. Unfortunately, the Republican Party doesn’t seem to get it. They remain just a shady sliver different when compared to the Democrats. Why don’t they listen  to the messages of the TEA party conservative-libertarian-small gov’t.-greater freedoms advocates?

    It boggles the mind.


  2. Robert. 15 October 2010, 1:35 pm

    One of the quickest ways to get the approval ratings UP for our elected officials is to admit their faults. Or in the republicans case, admit they screwed up. Vow to have learned from the mistakes and never repeat them. We see a lot of that now from the republicans. NEVER from a Democrat.
    Obama now says: There are no such things as shovel ready projects. Not I screwed up, Not I lied, Not I mislead the American people to get my buddies more money. Just that there are none. Not a mea culpa, Not a I learned my lesson. We hear things like “Well the hole was so deep from THEM that it’s tough to sell our solutions’ WHAT? 2 years of Obama, 4 years of Democrat control, and tada… here we are.

  3. Gary K.. 15 October 2010, 1:44 pm

    “This is going to be a long fight, which will be fought, one battle at a time. The first battle is for Congress. ”


    The TEA folks have not been organized for very long, in the grand scheme of things.

    They will be a big influence in this election and even more of an influence in 2012!!

    Many politicians will be elected with their support and many politicians will be not elected with the TEA people against them.

    These trends WILL be noticed by both politicians and the general public.

    It is human nature and political savy to ‘go with the winners’ and by 2012 the TEA party will have a helluva lot more support than now.

    I do not doubt but what MSM will start to find TEA people to be the wave of the future and the focus of it’s adulation.   ROTFLOL

    With perseverance, the future looks very good!    :)