I’ll tell you why. Because the current horde of morally corrupt, entitled bags of vinegar and water occupying your Congress that calls itself Republicans needs to be fed into a wood chipper. Feet first, so it hurts and so it takes longer.
But since there aren’t enough wood chippers, I’ll settle for concentrated efforts to destroy the careers of every last one of them. Primary them. Make them unemployed. Send them back under whatever rock they vacated.
A while ago, I bid a final goodbye to the GOP. I did so after the shenanigans they pulled at the convention.
First, they voted to amend the party rules to allow future presidential candidates to have veto power over who can be delegates from any state. Not the people. The people can’t possibly be trusted to elect delegates to the convention! No, presidential candidates – the ones running to gain power – the ones with the money and the clout – NOT the people – will choose delegates. And you can be sure that the snotty upstart supporters of Ron Paul, those crotchety TEA Partiers and other grassroots conservatives who want to limit the power and scope of government aren’t going to be invited!
Then, after the grassroots revolted, they reached a “deal” under which delegates who are bound to a presidential candidate that hasn’t bowed out of the race or released them to vote for another contender are barred from casting a vote for a different person. During this convention, the change effectively would mean a delegate bound to Mitt Romney could not instead opt to throw his or her support behind Ron Paul, who has not freed his delegates.
And now it appears they’re waging an outright war against the voters.
As seen from the halls of power, the problem is that Republican voters think it’s OK to replace incumbent senators and congressman who don’t represent the views of their constituents. In 2012, for example, Republican voters in Indiana dumped longtime Sen. Richard Lugar in a primary battle.
This infuriated establishment Republicans for two reasons. First, because they liked Lugar and the way he worked. Second, because the replacement candidate was flawed and allowed Democrats to win what should have been a safe Republican seat.
So, according to Politico, the Washington team is gearing up a new effort to protect incumbents and limit the ability of Republican voters to successfully challenge establishment candidates.
That makes sense to those whose sole goal is winning a majority in Congress rather than changing the course of government policy. Seen from the outside, though, it sounds like the professional politicians are saying that the only way to win is to pick more candidates like the insiders. Hearing that message, the reaction of many Republican and conservative voters is, “Why bother?”
Interesting and instructive.
They think they are entitled to not just your vote, but to the Congressional seat to which YOU elected them.
They think you, their boss, the person whom they’re supposed to represent, have no right to fire them.
They think they know better than you do what is good for you, and if you disagree, that’s just too bad.
They forgot they’re supposed to represent you.
They believe that even though you elected them through a free and democratic process, you have no right to rectify your mistake the next free and democratic election.
They don’t care about this country.
They don’t care about the people whom they serve.
They care about re-election. They care about their health care benefits for life. They care about wielding power.
They care about themselves. Not you.
So instead of really examining why they are primaried, hated and opposed, the GOP establishment is going to wage war on the very people who trusted them enough to elect them as their government representatives.
Instead of addressing the concerns of the people whom they serve, they will work to make it more difficult for those people to remove them.
Instead of sticking to their principles, they protect those among them who betray those ideals, they protect their corporate cronies, and their allies in Washington.
And when called on the carpet by those who elected them they believe they shouldn’t be held accountable.
OK, GOP. You asked for it. You obviously think that we will vote for you no matter what, because we fear the alternative. You’re in for a rude awakening.
I will actively oppose every establishment candidate who gets on the ballot. I will encourage votes for his or her opposition, and if they win the primary, I will vote for their Democratic opponent, no matter how much of a douchebag he or she happens to be.
And I will actively encourage everyone I know to do the same thing. Primary the incumbent or vote Democrat. You will not see a single word of support from me, and not a single vote will go in your direction.
Hell, I’ll actively promote Democrats in opposition to you, and will encourage every single liberty-loving patriot to do the same thing.
You will not be rewarded with a vote. You push through your establishment cronies, and the Democrats will receive GOP votes.
And when this country goes down in flames under the weight of the Democrat socialist policies, you will have no one but yourselves to blame.
You will learn the meaning of grassroots, or you will go away. Far away.
You have been warned.