Is the GOP on the Verge of Joining the Whigs?

dinosaur_tyrannosaurus_fossilIn the wake of RINO John Boehner’s re-election as Speaker of the House, disgust among serious Republicans is reaching historic highs. Yet another golden opportunity to advance the Republican agenda has been thrown in the garbage can.

Most members of the Tea Party movement (myself included) have always shunned serious talk of a third party movement. As pathetic has the Republican Party has been in upholding its own documented values for the past decade, it remains the best vehicle available for advancing conservative principles.

But it is quickly becoming inescapable that the only people the GOP establishment are concerned with serving are themselves and their cronies.

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What’s more, if the corrupt framework of the party is indeed too entrenched and powerful to replace, then perhaps the GOP isn’t a fit vehicle to accomplish conservative goals after all.

Some sobering food for thought, from George Rasley at Conservative HQ:

“The alienation among Republican voters is so high,” Caddell told Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, that conservatively “a quarter to one-third of the Republican party are hanging by a thread from bolting.” Caddell argues that GOP voters’ attitudes are “so anti-establishment,” and they give Republican leadership poor ratings.


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“The GOP leadership, the lawyers, the lobbyists, the consultant class of the Republican party, and all the big donors don’t understand that these people are angry. … They are saying that John Boehner doesn’t care about them, and all he cares about is the special interests. I’ve never seen anything like this in the base of a party. And that is why the analogy to the Whigs is not so far-fetched.”

The Whigs, you may recall, elected two presidents in the 19th century, but quickly faded away when their weakness and division on the issue of opposition to slavery caused voters to bolt and look for a more principled alternative. Those disillusioned voters eventually coalesced to create a new revolutionary party – the Republican Party – whose leaders have now brought that Party to the same position the Whig Party found itself in 160 years ago.

It would be a shame if the corrupt “Republican” establishment were successful in finally driving away their conservative base.  Not a shame for them, but a shame for America, which would suffer from the poison of unrestrained liberalism (not that the GOP is doing a lot of restraining right now) until a conservative party could gather enough strength to compete nationally and replace the “We Stand For Nothing” GOP.

That is, if there was an America left by that time.

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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a political reporter and commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for over 20 years. He was a founding member and board member of the Tea Party groups Citizens for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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