First things . . . Richard Falknor on 24 Nov 2014
“Few Republican voters, never mind the larger country class, have confidence that the party is on their side. Because, in the long run, the country class will not support a party as conflicted as today’s Republicans, those Republican politicians who really want to represent it will either reform the party in an unmistakable manner, or start a new one as Whigs like Abraham Lincoln started the Republican Party in the 1850s.” ––Angelo Codevilla (Highlighting Forum’s.)
We must now face hard facts: the conservative base and the GOP Establishment simply have significantly different aims.
The failure of the Congressional Republican leadership to respond effectively to the president’s executive amnesty last week makes this clear as Michele Bachmann explained here.
These lamentable developments constitute what are loosely called game-changers. For our country — our civic order, our public order, our sovereignty, our already over-expanded Federal and state welfare systems — will become radically “transformed” unless the Obama Administration’s immigration actions are reversed. Last evening Nicholas Stix in VDARE here posted “The Myth Of The 11 Million: Wall Street Analyst Estimates 21-25 Million Illegals Now In U.S.”
Whatever the differences are between the key immigration numbers-crunchers, the numbers of illegals the Obama Administration is regularizing — and likely will end up regularizing — are breathtaking.
A supine Republican Party — see Dana Perino, a Bush Dynasty voice, here – – will be of no use to any citizen who seeks to keep and strengthen our constitutional order.
We don’t see how the conservative base and the Establishment — without a prompt and significant change of course by the Republican Leadership — can much longer continue sailing under the same flag.
Consequently we must weigh a conservative alternative in time for 2016.
- One that embraces rank-and-file Republicans and Reagan Democrats.
- One that explicitly reaches out to working class Americans of all ethnicities.
- An American national patriotic party.
Here, for example, is some very troubling current mischief by the GOP Establishment: their effort (via Rush’s report) to deny Jeff Sessions the chair of the Senate Budget Committee.
Recall that senator Sessions last Friday had declared here that “President’s Immigration Orders Have Sold Out The Middle Class.”
From the Establishment’s point of view, however, their effort against Mr. Sessions is quite understandable.
Sessions has a long-term vision: he speaks of a humble and honest populism; he has deconstructed not only the facts and the law of the open-borders advocates, but also exposed who they are and how they operate in both parties and in the White House; and, very important, Sessions is a senator who is not running for president.
This allows him to be a traditional United States Senator, not having the understandable burden of constantly balancing the pressures of a national campaign with the exacting work and often controversial voting decisions of a conscientious senator.
It also makes him. as a major committee chair, relatively fireproof against the wiles of the Establishment.
For all these reasons, the Alabama senator is a threat to the incoming Senate GOP leadership unencumbered with principle, focused on short timelines, and only capable of deal-making, and to Speaker Boehner’s circle who have similar impairments.
The effort to deny Sessions his Senate Budget Committee chairmanship should tell even the most fervent Republican loyalist of the deplorable state of the GOP leadership.
We should all prepare ourselves for tumultuous developments sooner than we might wish.
Neither the Obama Administration nor the responsibility-phobic GOP Establishment can likely cope with military, border, or public-health threats that can take on a life of their own right before our eyes.
We all have to think through how we respond as conservatives to today’s perils, and try to do so with a strong, united voice.
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Faithful readers may wish to revisit these posts – -
- New Year’s 2014 Imperative: Turn GOP In An American Direction
- Giant Amnesty: Will GOP Embrace Or Discard Blue Collar America?