Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh expressed dismay at what he termed his “naiveté”, for having gone along all these 25 years or so believing that the Republicans, as well as many putative Republican pundits, really wanted to fight against Democrats and fight in favor of the constitution and conservative values.  That’s not exactly, word for word what he said, but that’s the gist of it.  Now, he understands, that is not the case.  That’s a pretty telling revelation.

Rush runs a pretty big business and has the nation’s top radio program.   To say such things early on could hurt his ratings, and thus his business.  Thus, for him to come out and say what he said means that everyone else knows too:  that the Republicans, barring a handful in the House and Senate, aren’t in opposition to the Democrats at all.  For Rush to have said that means that by now it’s totally obvious to the millions who listen to his show, that is, people who follow and pay attention to domestic politics, that the GOP doesn’t represent us at all.

We know that that is the case.  We have no representation in the GOP.  They are, in effect, Democrat politicians.  That’s not what they say of course and just yesterday Sen. Lamar Alexander was pointing his finger at Obama for the Obamacare fiasco.  Low theater for the half-awake and the credulous.  Does anyone here, for one minute, believe that Lamar Alexander will lead a strong charge, determined at all costs, to defund, repeal or in any way impede the implementation of Obamacare?

The same is true of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives.  Boehner postures, points fingers, makes statements and “blasts” the president (the press loves the term “blast”) – but will he use his power and the votes he commands to defund Obamacare?  No way.  Not happening.  Ditto Amnesty.  Ditto continuing resolutions and on and on and on…

Then we witness the Establishment sinking conservative Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign in Virginia – as they did with every conservative challenger for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, in one way or another, and also did prior to the 2010 mid-term elections with Christine O’Donnell and others .  Of course, they ran Democrats who register as Republicans, John McCain and Mitt Romney, in our last two presidential races which only shows me that they really wanted Obama to win.  Now Mitch McConnell has taken the mask off and openly seeks to kill off conservatives (see article in Senate Conservatives).  Simultaneously, the Establishment GOP is focused on taking out Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and other, genuine people who want to fight for our way of life and founding principles.

It would seem suicidal for a party leadership to behave in such a way.  That is, in 2012 there were approximately 52 million registered Republicans according to Wikipedia.  In the same year, Pew and Gallup polls showed that anywhere from 67% to 71%, respectively, of registered Republicans identify themselves as conservatives.  So, to whom do these people we've sent to Washington answer?  It’s certainly not conservatives, 70% of the registered voters in their party, so who are they acting for?  What makes them so bold, that they will act contrary to the wishes of their very voting base – and what is so important that they would even consider it?

I don’t know who these leaders in the GOP are beholden to, but I do know that they do not represent us.  Now, we all know it and Rush Limbaugh has pretty much admitted it on his show – the same Rush Limbaugh who for years preached against the heresy of a “third party”.  Well perhaps now he’s come to the realization that in practice, as far as domestic policy is concerned, there is only a single party, a party which consists of an offensive wing, the Democrats, and their defensive unit meant to hold us at bay, the GOP Establishment, controlling the GOP.  Together, they form the DemoPublican party.

It’s time for the Tea Party to decide on a course of action.  There’s nothing to gain by waiting to “see” … because, if your eyes are open, you’ve already “seen”.  In the meantime, the Establishment is not waiting.  They have rallied and organized a campaign against conservative Republicans, an organization which they somehow fail to muster against Democrats.  What’s the right course of action for us?

Jeff Dover

November 6, 2013


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How about a "NEW" party, not a third, but a NEW party.  Since we only have a ONE-PARTY system now.

Right on, Karen!  Coming soon to a polity near you...!

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