Will Conservatives Continue Being Their Own Worst Enemy?
I am terribly afraid the voters who most vociferously claim they want to take our country back are going to be the very ones to sentence us to a further decline and the continued transmogrification of the Republican Party into a cheap version of the Democrat Party.
George Kelly in his book on Personal Construct Theory wrote: “Psychological disorder is any personal construction which is used repeatedly in spite of consistent invalidation,” i.e., repeating the same thing failure after failure is a psychological disorder.
And that is exactly what the so-called concerned have yet to, in fact, refuse to, realize. It is as if the idea of not shooting themselves in the foot is an anathema to them. Unless We the People realize that the Republican establishment (read hierarchy) are not our friends, we will be hopelessly mired in a state of mediocrity and betrayal.
We the People must learn that it is imperative we change our voting habits, or nothing will change. Let me explain.
I have made no secret that it is my hope New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s problems with corruption pursuant to the vindictive sabotage of bridge traffic, sinks his political ship. I hope this scandal sticks to him like a sweaty shirt on a hot day. Because it will save us having to debate with the uninformed who believe Christie would be better than whatever Democrat wins the nomination.[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]We the People cannot continue to vote for a lousy Republican because we fear that if we don’t a lousy Democrat will win. We the People must come to the realization that refusing to support establishment candidates who eventually (and hopefully) lose, is a victory for us. Which leads to what should be as obvious as the head on our shoulders. The Republican establishment is not only not our friend, but they are intent and committed to ensuring that not one Tea Party conservative or any true conservative never wins again.
Karl Rove, Reince Priebus, Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Eric Cantor, John Boehner, Marco Rubio, Orin Hatch, ad nauseum have mapped out a plan that does not include what is best for you and I.
I’ve blogged http://newdailyrant.wpengine.com/ that Karl Rove has made it clear the only Republican candidates who will receive campaign financing and support are those the Republican hierarchy has vetted and approved. Rove hates the Tea Party as much as, if not more than, he dislikes Obama. Mitch McConnell boasted of Tea Party losses in Alabama. McConnell called Tea Party people bullies and said we should be punched in the face. (See my 11/25/13 Behind The Political Curtain Piece: Tell Rove And Mitch McConnell To Get Used To Us; http://newdailyrant.wpengine.com/category/massiedaily/page/3/) McConnell also issued an edict to boycott any company that raises money or helps Tea Party candidates in any way. He blacklisted The Jamestown Group – one of the most successful money raising companies the GOP had at its disposal – because they raised money for a Tea Party candidate. McConnell has declared war on Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz. Karl Rove told a billionaire fundraiser gathering that Republican candidate Todd Akin from Missouri should be murdered.
The Republican Party is spending huge sums of money to defeat Tea Party candidates even going as far as secretly supporting a Democrat in New Jersey because they feared the Tea Party candidate winning. The good news is that the margin of victory for the Establishment backed candidates was razor thin. John McCain is no lover of Tea Party candidates, and even he admitted the Tea Party candidates would have won had more of We the People been aware of their races.
This is the Party that people are already telling me I have to support to keep a Democrat out of the White House. Those who claim to have concern for the direction our country is going must take the blinders off. It is a damnable heterodoxy that says unless we support those like Christie we are casting our vote for the enemy. Christie and those like him are the enemy.
The Republican Party is being reshaped in the image of the Democrat Party. We cannot prevent that by supporting establishment candidates. Any political group transpicuously opposed to the concerns of We the People, by definition, are not our friends and do not have our interests in mind.
We the People can continue to repeat the same failed voting patterns by supporting those who hate us as much as Democrats do. Or we can tell them they cannot win without us, and the only way they get our support is to stop sabotaging our candidates and stop their support of those who are the equivalent of Democrats with a pachyderm for their logo.
I’m saddened to say it, but if I were forced to place a bet on the chances of We the People ending the GOP hierarchy’s madness I would be forced to bet that we continue with the same voting practices that have been repeatedly invalidated. I would like to be wrong, but, as I see it, We the People are committed to being our own worst enemies.[adsanity id=11210 align=alignleft /]
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here