Conservatives Richard Falknor on 22 Mar 2015
American conservatives need to act — together and quickly — if they are not to face a severely transformed nation well before November 8, 2016.
They cannot afford to kick the political can down the road — any more than they quite properly criticize the Congressional leadership for kicking the policy can down the road.
We believe conservatives must organize statewide to bring their force to bear quickly on Republican incumbents at all levels.
It is all very well to speak of challenging errant Congressional Republicans in the 2016 primaries.
The question is how we change their behavior right now.
We all hope for an articulate savvy conservative nominee for president in 2016.
But we cannot be sure of getting such a nominee, given the demonstrated political craft and money of the Republican Establishment.
The GOP won a major victory in last November’s Congressional election.
But conservative members are now having to fight their own leadership, dishonored by their rush to the Cromnibus, to have any voice in the legislative process.
The Republican Establishment sends their talking points — often without identifiable fingerprints — to the center-left media making them their megaphone.
As for Establishment influence on the Right-oriented media, Mickey Kaus reports that “Fox Makes It Easy For Amnesty.”
The Republican Establishment sadly, often shares the same statist vision as the center-left media. More significantly, they share the same profound distaste for conservative cultural values.
This right wing of the Big Government Party simply believes they can run Leviathan in a more “business friendly” (not to be confused with a market-friendly) way.
The serial capitulations of the Republican Congressional leadership only inflame the Obama Regime’s ambition to speed its transformation of America.
The Regime is hardly going to let this opportunity pass to keep laying the administrative foundations of their troubling vision of a new nation.
The House leadership is donor and US-Chamber-of-Commerce driven. Many members see their incumbencies either as lifetime positions or as pathways to lucrative lobbying careers.
The GOP House Congressional Leadership wants to avoid a legislative or oversight confrontation with the president at all costs with perhaps the exception of Iran. (Likely that is because some giant open-borders and social-liberal donors are also, fortunately, concerned with the safety of our ally Israel.)
The very existence of many big statewide conservative organizations might well cause the Establishment and their donors to think twice before trying to impose a Jeb Bush or a Romney-proxy as the 2016 Republican nominee.
And conservative statewide organizations must include all key players on the Right — from home-schoolers to Second Amendment defenders to fiscal reformers to national-defense stalwarts — and all willing to fight the Culture War against the Left.
Without such pushback, the culture “narrative” transmitted through taxpayer-supported schools will soon control the policy outcome.
Unfortunately some activists still obdurately work only on what they call “their issue” forgetting Ben Franklin’s warning–
“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
There is much talk in the Republican Establishment of “outreach” to new groups.
Senator Jeff Sessions put his Republican colleagues right on this matter in his July 2013 memo–
“The GOP lost the  election—as exit polls clearly show—because it hemorrhaged support from middle- and low-income Americans of all backgrounds. In changing the terms of the immigration debate we will not only prevent the implementation of a disastrous policy, but begin a larger effort to broaden our appeal to working Americans of all backgrounds. Now is the time to speak directly to the real and legitimate concerns of millions of hurting Americans whose wages have declined and whose job prospects have grown only bleaker. This humble and honest populism—in contrast to the Administration’s cheap demagoguery—would open the ears of millions who have turned away from our party. Of course, such a clear and honest message would require saying ‘no’ to certain business demands and powerful interests who shaped the immigration bill in the Senate.”
As we wrote nearly a year ago–
“John Fonte spelled out last December here (NRO) how the Republican establishment is missing the boat on Blue Collar America and Big Immigration in his ‘Re-Branding the GOP: From the party of big business to the party of the little guy'”
Obama Regime “transformative” schemes are going to continue thick and fast together with accompanying (and too frequently unchallenged) media narratives;
the Congressional leadership has already demonstrated its incapacity (and unwillingness) to halt these schemes;
not only is the Regime’s spending and regulatory explosion unchecked, but their lawless amnesty and legal refugee colonization are simply designed to replace traditional America;
and the neglect of our military and the indifference to the protection of our vital infrastructure should scare every thinking America.
Conservatives need to come together — very soon — on a statewide basis to bring collaborationist or career-clinging Congressional Republicans to a better mind — while there is time.