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The Dawn Patrol Richard Falknor on 14 Dec 2013 07:20 am

Dan Bongino Sends A Fundamental Challenge: Will GOP Respond?

Maryland’s strong statewide conservative voice Dan Bongino — and candidate for the GOP nomination (Sixth Congressional District) to the House of Representatives — last Thursday here declared to the GOP Establishment: “I am serving you with divorce papers”–

An open letter to the establishment GOP.
I am serving you with divorce papers. For those who are unaware of what happened, the establishment wing of the Party has openly declared war on the grassroots.
For those who say this fight is hurting the Republican ‘brand’ I reply; it is those on both sides of the aisle who have betrayed their principles in the name of Party, that have destroyed their ‘brands’.
As for the GOP, we used to stand for something; a lean, effective government, vibrant and robust individual liberty, and a passionate defense of the value of hard work and a commensurate respect for your wages by consistently fighting for your right to keep more of them. Where do you stand now? I know where the grassroots does.
This is our Party and we will demonstrate to the people we hope to represent that there is a group of people out there who refuse to be part of any ‘managed decline’.  We will only be part of a spectacular American resurrection.
America’s best days are ahead and you and your fellow insiders and cronyists and ‘Party before country’ loyalists, on both sides of the aisle, can bathe in your titles and power now but understand that I, and many others, have dedicated our lives to draining the dirty water from the bathtub.
Consider yourself served.” (Highlighting Forum’s.)

‘Party before country’ hits the nail on the head. 

Or as Andrew McCarthy points out in his “Politics Is Not a Soap Opera”

“The question is how we are going to survive this president.”

And as Angelo Codevilla reminded us last Sunday in his Daily Caller interview with Ginni Thomas

“’The Republican establishment most certainly does not see any threats to liberty, because it doesn’t care about threats to liberty,’ Codevilla said in a phone interview from his California home last week. ‘Being part of the ruling class, it is more concerned with threats to power.’
The disconnect between the base of voters who expect Republicans to fight for limited government and the behavior of Republican politicians is growing more pronounced, he explained.
‘Why is the Republican leadership part of the ruling class? Because it has constituents other than Republican voters,’ he said. ‘And these constituents are the large corporations and the various monied interests that happen to be the same as the people who support the Democratic Party.
Codevilla also described the lure of power: ‘There is also another factor — and that is the attraction of power, the attraction of prestige, the attraction of favorable treatment by the media, easy access to the universities and to the prestigious foundations, to the best dinner parties, the A-list in Washington, etc. These things are enormously attractive.’” (Highlighting Forum’s.)

Author Bongino has sounded a courageous and principled challenge.

Let’s start with Maryland GOP politicians — from the state party to gubernatorial candidates to state senators and delegates.

Who among them has the grit to follow Bongino’s lead and publicly support the grassroots against the Beltway Establishments of both parties?

Ask your GOP politicians where they stand.

We’ll be watching their responses.


(Picture via Wikipaedia)


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