I DON'T FALL IN LOVE with politicians – the last presidential candidate I voted for with ardor was Ronald Reagan in 1980 – and my heart doesn't break when those I support don't win. Nor am I a party loyalist. As a conservative I vote for Republicans more often than not; for those of us committed to free enterprise, limited government, military strength, and a healthy civil society, there is usually no better option. But the Republican Party isn't the conservative movement. And a GOP defeat doesn't mean conservatism – or the GOP, for that matter – is in crisis....
To do what is said and promised. We need to create a Party that, like the TEA Party will support the Republicans ... if they are truly going in the "right" direction ... or stand as a block and stop things from moving in the wrong direction if needed. The Government (the House & Senate) do things by votes and often the votes are decided by relatively thin margins and usually by some under the table dealing (You give me X and I'll support your Y) but the dealing is for THEIR OWN agendas and nothing for the citizens. If we can get 10 or 15% (look at what the TEA Party oriented politicians managed to do) to stand fast and refuse to make "Deals with the Devil" we could actually change the direction we are moving in.
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