Wanted…Real Leaders

By: the Common Constitutionalist

 

True conservative Senator Ted Cruz has repeatedly said he trusts neither the moderate Republicans nor Democrats to do the right thing for the country.

 

Back in May, regarding the last debt ceiling battle Cruz said: “Let me be clear: I don’t trust the Republicans and I don’t trust the Democrats. And I think a whole lot of Americans likewise don’t trust the Republicans and the Democrats, because it is leadership in both parties that have gotten us into this mess.”

 

He is absolutely right. None of us conservatives trust any of them or their advisors that really steer the ship behind the scene.

 

I’ve heard on many occasions, political hacks on both sides harkening back to the era of Reagan when more reasonable politicians got together and solved problems. As if they the republicans and the dems were buddies.

 

Well, correct me if I’m wrong, but the powerful democrat Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill was no fan of Reagan and vice versa. O’Neill tried his best to undermine Reagan’s policies and initiatives whenever possible.

 

They may not have outright hated one another but it sure was no love fest.

 

As bad as it was then, I admit it has gotten much worse. The democrats have gone from being merely leftist to full on Marxist and the republicans, with few exceptions have been pulled left to fill the void vacated by the dems of old.

 

Cruz, Lee and a few others have become hated because they’re trying to maintain their principles in that evil Washington cesspool.

 

Most other Republicans have all but given up thinking for themselves. They are driven by fear and wholly dependent on the guidance of their “handlers” and “genius” powerbrokers like Karl Rove feeding them talking points.

 

Think back to any historic event in America and ask yourself where would we be if Karl Rove had been advising those great men.

 

What would our nation look like if instead of Abraham Lincoln, we had president Lindsey Graham, John McCain or John Boehner? Rove would have advised them to make a backroom deal with the South while sending out talking points on how this would be good for America.

 

Do we think any of our spineless Republican leaders would’ve had the courage to sign the Declaration of Independence? Rove would’ve told them it was political suicide to put their names to such an incendiary document.

 

Leaders like Reagan and future ones like Cruz (hopefully) lead because they know they must, for the good of the country, not just for the party.

 

In 1986, against all advice, Reagan walked out on Mikhail Gorbachev at the nuclear summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. The “squishes”, as Cruz calls them, were apoplectic. They thought, due to Reagan’s rash action, the world would literally come to an end, yet it didn’t and we were much better for it. That event marked the beginning of the end of the Soviet Empire.

 

We need leaders, now maybe more than ever. We need those with the courage to stand up to the moderate old dog bullies and challenge them to join us or get out of the way. Interestingly, we are the only ones the old dogs feel the need to bully.

 

It’s time these old fossils like Graham, Enzi, Alexander, McConnell and the rest step aside and allow real leaders to take over. Don’t count on them going quietly.

Republican Losers

What took them so long to start speaking up?

 

Phyllis Schlafly: Karl Rove Gave Us ‘Bunch of Losers’

from: NewsMax.com

 

Conservative activist and author Phyllis Schlafly says the Republican Party has too often been dominated by the “establishment” instead of by the real conservative “grass-rooters” — thereby producing a “bunch of losers.”

Schlafly, 88, is the founder of the pro-family Eagle Forum whose latest book is “No Higher Power: Obama’s War on Religion.”

She sat down for an interview with Breitbart contributor Warner Todd Huston that was posted on the wizbangblog website.

Schlafly, who has attended GOP presidential conventions for decades, said she has witnessed first-hand the fight between the Republican establishment, with “the series of losers they have given us like Thomas Dewey, and the grass-rooters who wanted their own candidate.”

Ronald Reagan was the “best president of the 20th century,” she opined, but after his two terms “we lost the party again to the establishment, and they’ve given us a bunch of losers — Bob Dole, John McCain, and then Mitt Romney.”

Alluding to the infighting between Karl Rove and the tea party, Schlafly said “now we have the same battle again. It’s the establishment against the grass-rooters. The establishment likes a certain type of person who calls himself a moderate, will do what he’s told, vote the way he’s told, and not talk about certain issues. They don’t want him to talk about the social or the moral issues. They don’t even want him to talk about the national defense issues. Which is all a terrible mistake because that’s where all the money is.”

She went on: “The establishment’s voice seems to be Karl Rove, and they just gave us a bunch of losers. Rove had at least $300 million to spend on campaigns. And he only won, I think, nine of 31 races where he ran ads. A dismal result.”

As for Mitt Romney, she said “he couldn’t even run his own staff. So how is he going to run the country?”

Rove and the Soft Center

It’s Time to Declare War on Karl Rove and his ‘Conservative Defeat Project’

The New York Times is reporting “that the ‘biggest donors in the Republican Party’ have joined forces with Karl Rove and Steven J. Law, president of American Crossroads, to create the Conservative Victory Project.”

The Conservative Victory Project is a direct attack on the Tea Party and its conservative agenda to bring the GOP back to fiscal conservatism and a renewed moral culture that includes opposition to State-sanctioned abortion and State-promoted homosexual marriage, to name just two important social issues

The Times article states that “dedicate itself to ‘recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s effort to win control of the Senate.’”

People like Rove were content to have Richard Lugar of Indiana win re-election. He was one of his guys.

Karl Rove has been a disaster for conservatives ever since the door was opened to him to orchestrate the direction of the Republican Party. As you probably know, there are two main factions in the GOP: social conservatives and fiscal conservatives. But there’s another group that does not have a name yet and I’m not clever enough to come up with one. Corporate Welfarists might suffice until someone can come up with a better moniker.

They are Republicans who like the flow of free money just as much as Democrats do. They just like it directed at their kind of people. They’re not against stimulus money as long as it’s simulating their fat-cat donors.  Continue Reading