Monday, May 08, 2006

Time for a real change in 2008

Since the so-called Republican revolution of ’94 there has been almost no progress in the abortion fight and other key conservative issues. We keep electing Republicans who call themselves conservatives only to find out that once they make their way down the halls of Washington, they morph into the very opposite ideology of what we elected.

Today’s Republicans are no different than the liberals they run against. The RINO’s (Republicans In Name Only) court the Christian votes because they know they can get it. It’s no different than the Democrats courting the black vote for the same purposes.

The only political party out there that screams conservative and conservative ideals and morals is the Constitution Party.

Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project is eyeing a presidential bid under the Constitution Party ticket. Here is a little of an interview with CP.

"Yes, indeed, we are interested," Clymer said. "Gilchrist spoke to us last weekend in Tampa and our people asked Jim then if he would be the candidate. We think it would be wonderful if Jim Gilchrist would seriously consider being our presidential candidate."

Gilchrist told WND the only candidate he would support as the Republican Party presidential nominee in 2008 was Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo.

"If John McCain enters the race for president," Gilchrist said. "I will definitely run. John McCain should have forfeited his right to run for president on the Republican Party the moment he put his name on immigration legislation with Sen. Ted Kennedy."

Gilchrist and the Constitution Party both agree on the need to secure the southern border with Mexico. Commenting on the street demonstrations planned for tomorrow, Gilchrist said they are nothing more than "a declaration that we are no longer a nation governed by the rule of law, but that we are being ruled by mob rule."

Asked whether he felt President Bush’s "guest worker" program or the administration’s "pathway to citizenship" were reasonable compromises, Gilchrist reacted sharply: "The Republican Party is going to pay a huge price for pandering to what they think is going to be an illegal-alien vote and for their reckless disregard for the rule of law. The Republican Party has sold out our sovereignty."

Gilchrist told WND that he thought his third-party candidacy could be viable, noting "the country is ready for a third-party candidate, just like the country was ready for Ross Perot in 1992."

I’m ready for a significant change in the direction of this country, are you? The republicans and the democrats are one in the same today. We need a Party that will take this country back to its roots; roots that are planted solidly in the Constitution.

For more information on the Constitution Party, follow this link.


Corrie said...

Sorry, Dawg, but Gilchrist is nuttier than Perot. (Had Perot not cut such a cartoonish figure he might have gotten elected.) Gilchrist thinks that the movie "Rollerball" - set in a dystopian future where megacorporations have replaced nations, and individualism is suppressed - explains the current world situation.

The country may be ready for a third party, but it's not a right-wing party. Most Americans are centrists. The Democrats are out of power because they have sold out to the fringe left.

The very conservative will never get everything they want in a pluralistic representative democracy. The best you can hope for is to get most of what you want most (e.g. conservative SCOTUS justices) and as little as possible of what you want least (e.g., more activist judges rewriting the law of the land).

Taking your ball and going home - or forming a third party that might siphon off a crucial 10% of the GOP base - is a strategy to return the Democrats to power.

Gilchrist will never be elected President. Hillary or Gore might, if he runs and you vote for him.

Wadical said...

Must agree with corrie on a conservative third party siphoning off GOP votes. Libertarians have been trying to get a foothold for a long time and only have a few seats (all with an "R" after their name and most of them in state or local offices.) and they are more "central" than the Constitution party. Although I identify and agree with the Constitution party ideals, they'd have to get some pretty deep roots for me to consider putting my check on a third party ticket. And just like the seated Libertarians, any Constitution party electees are likely to have that "R" behind their name as well. Like it or not, GOP is the lesser of two evils.

WayneDawg said...

I hear you both but I disagree.

When the GOP is no different than the liberals, we are cutting our throats just a little bit slower than the left wing would. The end result is the fall of the greatest country the world has ever seen.

If we all sat around and said that the Constitution Party is the right way to go but until their base is stronger I'm not jumping on-board...then the ship will always stay at port and never sail.

It takes years of grass root struggles and building a strong base to eventually win out against the two only choices we have now.

No party started overnite. It will take dedication, courage and moral aptitude to turn this country back to the country our fore-fathers fought and died for.

Change to a real third party happens one voter at a time.