From WI To DC, A Feckless Moderate GOP Refuses To Lead
Here we go. Maybe they have themselves a mini-McCain, looking to organize a Gang of 14, or actually a lesser number in the Wisconsin Senate. We saw the same thing last week in the US House, as a new GOP majority couldn't muster the spine to cut another 20-some billion from the budget, despite a deficit of well over a trillion dollars.
With Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker maintaining a hard line on his budget bill and Democratic senators refusing to return to Madison to vote, attention is turning to a group of moderate Republican senators to negotiate a compromise to the stalemate that has drawn thousands of protesters to the state capital for a sixth straight day.
When we're not in a specific battle, we're told what swell people these moderate Republicans are. The media loves them, always giving them publicity on the television news shows. They're the reasonable ones, or so we're told.
But what they really represent is a part of the professional governing class that spans both parties in America. It's the very same crowd that would bankrupt this country, more concerned with calculating the easiest way to re-election, than showing the spine to genuinely lead on anything.
Every time we get into what might be a decisive battle in hopes of beginning to get government in check, to empower individuals and the private sector, it's these same so called moderates who stab us in the back, opting for an unprincipled, politically expedient course out of self-interest.
Make no mistake, it's these same worthless moderates who are in control of the GOP and have been for years. If serious conservatives don't take over the GOP in the next 2 – 4 years in hopes of breaking the bi-partisan stranglehold our two parties have on America at present, the GOP will no longer be worthy of conservative support. We'll be forced to go our own way for the longer term, no matter how damaging that would be in the short run.
If the GOP is incapable of standing up to Democrats, conservatives will need to come together in another effort based on principles and begin the long, hard work of building a genuine center-Right American majority to get the country back on track for future generations. We've compromised too much for too long to continue propping up a professional political class that continues to let America down.
Twenty-twelve may prove to be a pivotal year for the GOP. And if they can't begin to seriously deliver by 2014, it will be time for conservatives to begin abandoning the Republican Party.