You Sound Whiney When You Complain Holding Your Nose
John Boehner, Republican Speaker of the House by the permission of every Republican Congressman including those here in Arkansas, is out raising large sums of cash for homosexual Republican candidates across the nation. This is while judges that Republicans appointed continue to assist the forces of darkness in the insane war on natural law that is the push for state approval of homosexual "marriage". Meanwhile, Karl Rove "The Architect" of George W. Bush's two Presidential wins is out raising money to destroy the Tea Party.
This and countless other data points clearly shows conservatives that the GOP establishment is trying to get rid of them. Indeed the Republican establishment will spend millions to support candidates which will disrespect conservatives, and also spend more millions attacking candidates who do respect them. In spite of this, in what has to be one of the most stunning displays of willful ignorance and refusal to face reality in American political history, many of my conservative friends will in the next month trudge down to the polls and vote for a straight Republican ticket.
As I said, many of these people are my friends. I have known them for years. But if you are one of them and you go vote straight Republican ticket again I really don't want to listen to your whining and complaining about the Republican party over the next two years. You are the one responsible for their behavior because you still voted for all of their candidates. You enable them, so your constant complaining about what they do after you continue to enable them is becoming beyond tiresome. It is reaching the point of a mental disorder. Face the reality about what they are, and then DO something about it. I guess this is sort of an online intervention.
The evidence is obvious that continuing to do what you have been doing has not worked and there is a strong case to be made that doing government this way cannot work. Government cannot work as the founders intended with the tight monolithic political system we now have. But I don't want to put too much on you now. We should talk over the next two years about what to do next time so that we are not in this same situation again. For now, let's take baby steps to real self-government.
Pick a Republican who is not worthy of your vote (if you are realistic you will have several to choose from) in an office where there will be the least amount of consequences and show your displeasure at the party forcing your to hold your nose on all the others by NOT VOTING for that candidate. Maybe you can vote for the Libertarian as a further protest vote or maybe you just leave the race blank. It does not matter. What matters is that you free yourself from the neurotic compulsion to vote for every single candidate offered by a party whose leadership holds you in contempt.
I suggest Lt. Governor. After all, Congressman Tim Griffin is a very close Karl Rove associate. He would never be where he is if not for Rove. The Club for Growth put him on their list of "Tea Party Betrayers" but I disagree with that label only because Griffin has never been anything other than an establishment Republican. The office he is running for is not very important- it has been unfilled for about a year with no apparent consequence. Even if the Democrat wins, John Burkhalter is the kind of Democrat who will bring embarrassment to the Democratic party for lots of reasons. Where is the downside for conservatives expressing their displeasure with the establishment's offerings in this race? There is not one, but I am afraid some people are like that internet picture of the horse tied to a plastic lawn chair. It stays put because it has been captured in its mind even though it could exercise freedom at any time.
Look, it does not have to be that race. Pick your own. But please, in the name of all that is good and right, don't go down there and vote for every one of those sorry expletives again and then spend the next two years complaining about the way they do nothing while the country is being destroyed around us. They could not get away with it unless you did nothing about it first.