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Republicans Pick a Really Stupid Time to Abandon Limited Government

So, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner (and Paul Ryan) have declared War on the Tea Party because they say that people concerned about Big Government represent a crazy, ‘whackobird’ fringe and supporting fiscal restraint and limited Government will lead to electoral oblivion because Big Government is, like, uber-popular (the New York Times says so and Rachel Maddow agrees) and what Americans really want is $63Billion in new spending, a replacement for Obamacare that still puts the Government in charge of health care, more NSA surveillance, and Amnesty.

According to Gallup, however, the ‘Whackobird’ fringe is now 72% of the population. i.e. 72% of Americans say Big Government is the biggest threat the USA faces.


That’s a big fringe.

And yet John Boehner, after his victory in blowing up the Sequester, has now turned his sights on Amnesty. Because that’s what Big Business wants. By the way, Big Business, who the Republicans are jumping into bed with, was ranked as the Biggest Threat by 21% of Americans. The GOP establishment is going against 93% of the public.

The Stupid Party, indeed.



  1. We are in desperate need of a third party that represents all the people that are left with common sense (I know there’s enough of us out there!). Both parties in this country are absolutely useless.

    Comment by Leslie — December 20, 2013 @ 2:52 pm - December 20, 2013

  2. They are beyond useless… they are malignant.

    Comment by V the K — December 20, 2013 @ 2:59 pm - December 20, 2013

  3. To paraphrase George Orwell: Until Republican voters realize they are being used, they will never be able to break away from the Republican Party, and until they break away from the Republican Party, they will never realize that they were being used.

    Comment by Sean — December 20, 2013 @ 3:09 pm - December 20, 2013

  4. Don’t form a third party.

    Take over the RINO party and kick them out of their clubhouse.

    Comment by gastorgrab — December 20, 2013 @ 3:14 pm - December 20, 2013

  5. Yeah, but I feel like the Republican brand is so damaged, it might be better to start from scratch. It would be like taking over KMart, or Best Buy at this point.

    Comment by V the K — December 20, 2013 @ 3:52 pm - December 20, 2013

  6. If we want to ditch the Republican Party, it needs to be in a manner similar to how Lincoln and the first Republicans left the Whigs, who disintegrated into dust no long after.

    Comment by Sean — December 20, 2013 @ 4:23 pm - December 20, 2013

  7. Last night, listening to Karl Rove pontificate on the Duck Dynasty mess on Greta Van Susteren’s show, I was hit with a paroxysm of RHINOitis.

    He crapped on Phil Robertson while supporting him at one and same time. He thought he was slick-talking to the mindless conservatives while keeping his Establishment bona fides in place in the event that things go sour for Phil Robertson, in which case he come back all full of I told you so and how the conservatives are dreck and the ruination of perfect political planning.

    Comment by heliotrope — December 20, 2013 @ 5:23 pm - December 20, 2013

  8. The GOP LOSERship are really Mudfarmers as much as they are anything. Mudfarmers are politicians who use their position of power to haul their crony supporters out of the muck that they or or Ocrats have created, so they can get ahead of those still stuck in the muck. In return, these Mudfarmers are paid in campaign contributions and insider tips, so they can be in position to help their crony special interests out next time they get stuck.

    This explains why these folks can’t articulate a clear concise message on any conservative or Constitutional principle. They are too conflicted, too focused and too distracted by their tasks as Mudfarmers to really care about much else.

    However, it should also be said that ‘limited government’ mantra is a total political dead end. It’s easily countered by Ocrats with the rebuttal that the ‘limited government’ folks want to take away your health care, education and more. The low info voter will buy that and move on to something else before anyone can explain something differently.

    Get a clue folks, there is one thing the Ocrats have got right — Modern politics is all about controlling the various Social Marketplaces (SOMPs) that civil societies have come to depend upon to bring the benefits of health care, education, housing, energy and more to those of limited means as well as everyone else.

    It’s quite possible to design SOMPs to be driven by individuals, families, communities, States as well as centralized Federally. The more effective SOMPs are typically towards the individualist side of things, the least effective are centralized SOMPs. But there’s more power to wield with centralized systems, for both those in charge, as well as for Mudfarmers, who provide some sort of gatekeeper role for winners and losers…

    Limited gubermint doesn’t necessarily define SOMPs of any sort, which politically is a huge flaw in the limited gubermint mantra and movement. It is NOT POSSIBLE to get to a small government just by wishful thinking.

    However, if one focuses their political efforts upon developing, marketing, implementing and supporting SOMPs that are on the individualist side of things, society will end up with a smaller, more effective government. Not all small government societies have effective SOMPS of any sort, but all societies with individualist driven SOMPs will have a small, effective (limited) government.

    Comment by Seipherd — December 20, 2013 @ 10:09 pm - December 20, 2013

  9. “Republicans Pick a Really Stupid Time to Abandon Limited Government”

    should be

    STUPID Republicans Pick the WRONG Time to Abandon Limited Government

    Because THEY really are stupid !!

    Comment by Press Watch — December 21, 2013 @ 10:18 pm - December 21, 2013

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