If you believe the Democrats (and some Republicans) the biggest threat to the Party of Abe is a man named Ted. It’s tempting for the GOP to believe that all it needs to do is practice some Cruz Control and wait around for Americans to wake up and realize that it is the sensible party with the moderate solutions.And if that doesn’t work… there are always the elections of 2020 or 2024… or 2124.If you don’t fight, you can’t win. That’s what the Party of Lincoln, a party that tested its mettle in a devastating national conflict, has forgotten. Instead it has become a party of good losers who would rather lose easy than fight hard.The GOP would like to win without fighting. It wants to wait for the voters to come around and recognize that it’s the better choice because it compromises.Like the nerd waiting for the pretty girl to recognize his niceness, the Republican Party is futilely courting an American voter who barely even knows it’s there… at least until he watches the next Saturday Night Live skit depicting Republicans as crazy evil billionaires who want to power Christian nuclear plants with the corpses of minorities.And he’ll believe that is what the Republican Party really stands for because the elephant no longer roars loud enough to be heard, it moderately whispers, and is outbrayed by every jackass.The Republican Party has allowed its enemies to define it. Its moderation has convinced voters that it’s crazy and dangerous because without raising its voice and fighting back, the only things they know about it comes from its enemies.Complacency has made it impossible for the Republican Party to compete. It’s so busy being reasonable that it unreasonably fails to realize that no one is paying attention to its displays of moderation.Its reasonable and moderate candidates were shot down twice. Meanwhile the last Republican to sit in the Oval Office was a man that the media tarred and feathered much more thoroughly than McCain or Romney as an illiterate Texas hick who loved killing black people and bombing countries.George W. Bush was not all that conservative, but he was pugnacious, and that is a quality that Americans admire more than moderation. Ted Cruz is an actual Texas conservative and he is also pugnacious.The midterm reversal happened because a bunch of people wearing costumes and waving yellow flags began arguing with Democratic politicians trying to sell their constituents on a disastrous health plan. The plan is still disastrous and the people with the costumes are still out there, but the GOP would like them and Ted Cruz to go away and stop interrupting their plan to win in 2014 by impressing the public with their moderate program of reasonable compromises.And if that doesn’t work there’s always 2224… or 3224.Ted Cruz isn’t the biggest threat to the Republican Party. He’s the only hope for the Republican Party. Cruz understands that you have to fight to win. You don’t get points for compromise. Compromise is what it takes to run the system, but voters elect candidates to do specific things for them. They want politicians who will represent their interest to the best of their abilities.Not compromisers. While the Republican Party worries about Ted Cruz alienating voters, it might want to consider the voters that Ted Cruz is bringing in. Conservative voters have been staying home from elections that don’t inspire them.The Tea Party was right about what it takes to win. Sarah Palin was right. Ted Cruz is right.The Republican Party has two options. It can learn to fight or it can give up. A political party that fails to compete abandons itself to the tender mercies of its enemies. And the left has no mercy.
I'll drink to that.
Woodsterman said:"I'll drink to that"And so will I.
Bloated tired old men that need to be pasteurized. Time for the young guns.
The Left in America think it is a threat to the US. Who would have thunk it, the Saudis and Progressives on the same side? Oh wait ...DebbieRight Truthhttp://www.righttruth.typepad.com
Oh, those poor Saudis. Where will they get the cash needed for thousands of royal family members/Playboys to go gallivanting around the globe? How will they ever be able to afford all those beautiful mosques? Where's the money going to come from now to help finance jihad? Doesn't anybody feel sorry for them? N O ! ! ! !ROTFFLMFAO! HA HA HA HA!!!!
Meanwhile, the Saudis are threatening to break off diplomatic relations with the U.S. over Obama's weak and incompetent foreign policy.They shouldn't because Obama is their best ally in the war on fracking. Despite a report that came out yesterday that reported that EPA and the Energy Information Administration believe fracking is actually lowering our carbon footprint, Obama and the Dems want to shut it down.
There will continue to be plenty of buyers for oil for a considerable period.Vlad Tepes may not know his ass from his elbow. Be careful.
Obama wants to stop what?He's even given the Keystone pipeline the go ahead on the sly.This guy hasn't met the hydrocarbon he doesn't like.See the thing is with Obama you really have to pay attention to what he does. not what he says.
like kill big coal????
keep pitchin' til you win, duck boy.
Ted Cruz speaks truth to power. What we are still lacking is a modern day Thomas Paine who can speak truth to the voters.
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