When president Trump looks out on the failure of the Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare, or to even repeal it and then replace it later, he must now be thinking: Should I start my own political party? A party that will actually get things done?
After all, many of Trump’s most vehement detractors are Republicans like senator John McCain who is a despicable figure. Many Establishment Republican figures are anti-Trumpers, even after Trump saved the Republican party from destruction.
If Jeb Bush had been the candidate in 2016 he would have lost to Hillary Clinton and the country would be on the road to ruin. But instead of being thankful, many Republicans are being abusive toward president Trump.
And thus Trump must wonder: Why should I call myself a Republican anyway? Many of these Republicans are really Democrats.
Meanwhile the entire Democrat party has moved to the hard left. It really represents only about 30% of the political spectrum, with most of them clustered way over at the extreme left. ‘Moderate’ Democrats are virtually extinct.
The only way that Hillary Clinton and other Democrats get more than 50% of the vote is because millions of Americans are bamboozled by the media about what the Democrat party really stands for, i.e., we are led to think that we all really want amnesty for illegal aliens, we all want gay marriage, we all believe in ‘global warming’ and open borders, etc.
The Republican party represents 70% of the political spectrum, ranging from liberal Republican – which is really what used to be called ‘moderate Democrat’ – to conservative Republican. And ultra-conservative Republicans are not even remotely as large in number as militant Democrats are.
This is why there is so much disagreement within the Republican party, since it represents such a wide variety of opinions. This is also why there is little dissent among Democrats since virtually all Democrats have the same radical ideas like open borders and open bathrooms. Anyone who disagrees is ostracized.
This is also why Democrats have lost so much political power. Americans are still by nature centrist or somewhat to the right of center.
I, Nikitas, have always been a mainstream conservative but also a “pragmatic conservative”. I always voted for the Republican candidate in the general election, even if he/she was too liberal. Because Republicans are always better than Democrats.
But my thinking now is shifting with president Trump, whom I support. I have seen the failed presidency of George W. Bush. I have seen these failed Establishment Republicans like Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush trashing president Trump and supporting Democrat issues like open borders. Here is what Jeb Bush said in 2014 about illegal immigration:
“The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn’t come legally … and they crossed the border because they had no other means to work, to be able to provide for their family, yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love, it’s an act of commitment to your family.
OK, so Jeb wants open borders. Period. End of story. Nikitas3.com wants the border controlled. Period. End of story. Which do you prefer? If Nikitas3.com ran as a third-party candidate against Jeb and a Democrat, I believe that you would vote for me.
I have reached the breaking point with these people like Jeb Bush and Paul Ryan and that screwball John Kasich. I will no longer automatically vote for a Republican candidate. And this is largely how Mitt Romney lost the presidency – when conservatives declined to turn out to vote for him.
Things are getting worse for Republicans with the failure of the Obamacare repeal and replacement. Three female Republican US senators then blocked the repeal-only option – Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Shelly Moore Capito of West Virginia. Rush Limbaugh recently said:
“Now we find out the Republican caucus in the Senate is infected with essentially leftist members… Collins, Murkowski, Capito – these three female leftists in the Republican caucus are running the Senate, not Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell is not running the Senate. These three women are running the Senate. The conservative Republicans in the Senate are not running the Senate. Three liberal women who call themselves Republicans are running the Senate.”
This is a huge problem even though the GOP now has total control over America (the presidency, the US Senate, the US House, 33 out of 50 governorships, and majority control of 68 out of 98 state legislative chambers). But because of half-baked Republicans like McConnell and Paul Ryan, Republicans are still acting like losers. They are throwing away a golden opportunity to roll back socialism that may not come around again for many years.
Since president Trump was elected he has managed to get a lot of easy things done with the help of Republicans in Washington, like his cabinet picks and Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch. He also has used executive orders to accomplish much.
But now that we are facing the need for real legislation, like the repeal of Obamacare, along with budget control and tax reductions, we are seeing the cowardly face of modern-day RepubliCrats.
It is not the Republicanism of old when leaders stood on somewhat or strongly conservative principles. It is a very liberal model by Republicans who are part of the globalist/Washington establishment and who are afraid of the liberal media and thus subservient to it. Yet the only reason that Trump won was because he took on the media directly.
A conservative political party would be vastly more threatening to the Republican Establishment than primary challenges are since most such challenges are beaten back in a one-on-one primary election. But a strong third party threatens to split the general election vote three ways and deliver close elections to Democrats or even to indepedents.
There has been some talk over the years about a Freedom Party, by Sarah Palin for instance, or some other conservative third party. Nikitas3.com has written about it occasionally, but never very seriously. Perhaps it is time to get serious now.
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