Sunday, April 19, 2009

Tea Partiers to GOP: You failed us, now go away

So the Dems and their lap dogs in the mainstream media tried to paint the Tea Parties as Republican organized events. But nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, many of the Tea Party participants hold George Bush and the Republicans even more responsible for where we are. Why? Because when Republicans had control of both chambers of Congress and the Presidency, they failed to deliver on their promise of reducing the size and scope of government; instead we got TARP and nation building. Bush's blunder in Iraq and his response to the bank crisis led to a complete rout in the November elections by the Democrats.

A common refrain from Democrats regarding the Tea Parties was, “Where were you when Bush was running up the national debt?” Good question. Many were on the sidelines. But now they are in the game and their anger is directed at both parties. However, those people who continued to support Bush while he ran up deficits, expanded the domestic spying capabilities, and spent US blood and treasure to fight an ill-advised war, you cannot lead us! You may join us, but your past actions make you suspect. Sean Hannity, you need to go away. Likewise, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, John McCain, Rudy Giuliana, Bob Corker, Lamar Alexander, Zack Wamp and every Republican who voted for TARP.

It is time for a principled third party to rise from the ashes; a party which respects the Constitution, private property, personal and economic liberty, individual and state sovereignty, national borders, and the principle of no foreign entanglements. It is time we stop acting as the policeman of the world and bring our troops home from every foreign country and deploy them on our borders. How ironic it is that conservatives who fear government overreach in domestic affairs are more than willing to allow government unlimited powers on foreign affairs. It is the same incompentent government, folks.

You want evidence of the people's anger at Republicans? Watch this video of a Tea Party in South Carolina.


A Conservative Teacher said...

Do not jump on the third party movement- third parties don't work. The system, history, tradition, ballot status, single-member districts, winner-take-all, and many more reasons means putting any thought, time, or energy in third parties is a waste.

The system is Republican and Democrat. Pick whatever one you want and change it to what you want it to be.

l4k said...

But can we change the Republican Party? The party that gave us the two Bushs, Bob Dole, and John McCain is not the party of small government. I believe the big government conservatives are firmly in control of the Republican Party.

In order to get their attention, libertarian conservatives must at least threaten to leave. Isn't that what the state sovereignty movement believes about the federal government. I don't think any state will actually secede but the threat might make Congress take note.

But I do think that many will leave the GOP if they don't think it is serious about reducing the size and scope of the federal government. Lip service is not good enough anymore.