Rush is Wrong (and so is Ron Paul)
Those who wish to "take back the Republican Party" must understand that the forces which run it are well ensconced.
Rush Limbaugh went to great lengths to avoid mentioning the name "Ron Paul" back when it mattered during the race for the GOP nomination. But despite his participation in the media near-blackout of pre-Super Tuesday coverage of Paul, Rush and Ron Paul actually agree on one very important point. They may not agree on what needs to be done to restore the Republic, but they both agree that the Republican Party is the vehicle we should use to do it. They are both wrong.
The mega-corporate interests which run the Republican party are not going to easily give up half-interest in the duopoly. It is far too useful a tool to present the illusion of choice to the American people. Even if their operatives could be rooted out, it would only be after a long, bitter, destructive struggle which would leave the party infrastructure in ruins. The "victors" would rule only the rubble that is left.
On the way out the door, the deposed party operatives would call the people who beat them (you) every name in the book, and the corporate media would telecast it all on infinite loop. The Republican "brand" would be throughly ruined. In fact, the Republican brand is already ruined in the eyes of the people. This is not only because of all the mud that the Democrats and the media have hurled at them. They earned it by their years of corruption, misrule, and lack of fidelity to both Christian-moral and Constitutional-legal principle. There is nothing you can do to reform the GOP, and the people running it don't want to reform it. Instead, like the Democrats, they want to use it to direct government largesse to their associates.
According to Rasmussen polls, only 17% of the American people feel that the federal government represents them instead of special interests. It seems high to me! That number crossed all lines, left-right, young-old, black-white, male-female. The American people know that our process, on the Federal level, is an elaborate sham. The two major parties are obviously responsible for that condition. There has never been a better time for a third party. The identity of the party? I have no idea. Perhaps it has not yet been born. But it is time we started working on it.
My fear button is broken. No longer will I vote for a fatally flawed candidate because the other is a slightly bigger traitor. I am a citizen of the United States. I will not legitimize any globalist with my vote.
"Perot gave us Clinton" they tell me. That was awful, but in retrospect would four more Bush years have been much better? The Bush administration has also been a disaster for this nation, and things are about to get a lot worse. Obama may be handed the wheel 1 second before we are due to hit an economic wall going 100mph. There will be nothing either side can do to change this, because neither side will make the fundamental changes needed to restore the Constitution and preserve the Republic. Both men are propped up by those who have too much invested in the government-as-spoils-allocator way of looking at things. Because of this, it does not matter who wins, and in fact may be best for side "A" if side "B" "wins" the next election, because they will be stuck with the blame for the coming catastrophe.
The plain truth is both parties are responsible, because both have the same warped, unscriptural view of government, and differ only in whose friends get how much of the loot.
We can't "retake" a party machine that we never really had. They were using us while they enacted their own agenda and never quite got around to ours. I tell you that though building a new party is hard, "taking" the infrastructure of the old one over the objections of its cunning, ruthless, and determined current operatives; then rebuilding on its stinking ruins after they use a "scorched earth" policy on the way out; then overcoming the poison of negative images attached to it's soiled name, will be a thousand times more difficult.
Look, don't shoot the messenger here. I know some of you are emotionally involved because you have a certain amount of history with a given political entity. It is the same reason your conservative friends who "voted Democrat all their life" just could not bring themselves to vote for Republican candidates. Do you remember how you felt about them then? Mercifully I hope, because some of you have now become them- maintaining loyalty not to a real political party, but the the memory of one. It is OK to be loyal to memories, but it is dangerous to succumb to the illusion that those wistful memories are realistic options for today's situation.