Third Party Rumblings: It WILL Happen IF…..

July 7, 2012 / 1:30 pm • By Dr. Melissa Clouthier

The Republican Party gets one last chance. It is this election.

Erick Erickson talks third party here:

A Republican Party that has been unwilling to cut spending has now let go through Congress legislation to shut down lawful, legal businesses because cigarette industry lobbyists and a Senate Democrat wanted it done.

We’re not ready for a third party and both this site and me will continue advocating for conservative Republicans, but if the GOP doesn’t finally get a clue, I won’t be surprised to see it implode. By the way, this year fewer and fewer Republican candidates are signing the tax pledge on the advice of Republican members of Congress. This is another warning sign that the Eric Cantor led Republican conference is going far afield from what those who vote Republican actually want.

The GOP better get back to its pro-liberty roots quickly.

Let me put a finer point on this: If the Republican party cannot find its spine should Mitt Romney get elected; if the Republican part has the power to enact the party planks and refuses to do so, this will be the last time people vote Republican.

I repeat: THIS IS THE LAST TIME.

Why? Because a Republican party that sends the Republic over the edge just more slowly is unacceptable.

There are many people who have had it. Count me among them.

The Republicans may scorn this. They may think this is more caterwauling from the cry baby peasants.

No. This is just the way it is now.

American cannot afford the practices Erick alluded to and Americans who care about the country aren’t going to help support evil in their own name.

As it currently stands, voting for either political party means that taxpayers and their children are voting against their own interests. Between taxes, regulation, government overreach, and a generally surly attitude pointed at the common citizen, Americans are sick of being treated like servants to the government.

Enough.

So, this is their last chance. I’ve been saying this for three years now. The Republicans are still not listening. They’re unprincipled, weak, and unclear in their communications because they have no convictions.

They have one last chance at redemption. And should they fail, they will be removed from power because the Republican party will be gutted. And America will suffer for a couple decades (probably), but Americans won’t care.

You know why? Because they’re already suffering.

Beware those with nothing to lose but shackles. Beware those who still believe in liberty.

This combination is called a patriot. And the patriots are restless.

UPDATED ALREADY:

A Twitter bud says this:

It is the spending, stupid. I thought that went without saying, but clearly it needs to be said.

  • surfcitysocal

    Sorry, but I’m pessimistic about both Romney and the republican party. I’ve jumped the republican party’s ship and become a registered conservative because the GOP establishment has shown by pushing Romney–the worst possible candidate to go up against Obama–upon the electorate that it is stubbornly tone-deaf and is ready and willing to throw conservatives over the side, no matter what happens in November. Romney’s candidacy looks to me like a repeat of McCain’s, or as my husband said this morning, Romney is looking and sounding more and more like Dole. If the republican party sinks, it’s its own fault, and I am absolutely confident the GOP will not learn from it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/t.c.lehner Tom Lehner

    I am saying this for the past two years that this presidential election will be the very last election and chance for the GOP – if they blow it again and keep insulting and disrepsecting their voters base currently mostly represented by the tea party they will be nothing but smoke in 2016 and the majority of GOp voters will found a new 3rd party – I am ready

  • http://twitter.com/jdavetedder dave tedder

    I agree with you, however I may be a little more forgiving of the GOP. So many degrees of conservatism exist these days, and creating another party simply fragments us more. Better for the patriots to exert their influence in the current party than try to sell the country another one. It’s like a gutted, foreclosed house: It still has good “bones.”