It’s a good time for a reminder, seeing as how we’re all getting into the general election spirit and about to elect RINOs hoping beyond hope that they won’t blow it again. Why are getting all bothered about this? We all know how Republican control ends, or there wouldn’t be a Tea Party or conservative PACs organizing outside of the Republican Party.
RINOs don’t do the job, and more importantly, they won’t let us do the job either. So getting rid of them is the first step to stopping the Democrats. ‘Defeating’ Democrats with RINOs replaces one big government sort with another and accomplishes nothing. Should you need some examples:
- Kelly Ayotte, who campaigned against amnesty, backed the Gang of Eight bill. So did Rubio, who pulled a huge 180 from his election rhetoric to do so. It’s great they’re running against Obama’s executive amnesty. Too bad that outside of a few sincere and noteworthy individuals in the Senate like Jeff Sessions and Ted Cruz, it doesn’t mean anything.
- Mitch McConnell, who we’re all supposed to be happy is currently ahead of Grimes, allowed Reid to change the Senate rules to approve judges with only 51 votes without any real resistance. That rule change paid off for the Democrats by the way. If McConnell returns to the Senate, his ‘leadership’ will render the Republican caucus as effectively nonexistent as it has across the last four years.
- There’s also that whole thing with Cochran’s win and that punching the Tea Party in the nose line, which doesn’t speak well to his governing philosophy either. You don’t back the principles of people you can’t stand. As the Tea Party and conservatives in general seem to be the only people against which he’ll truly fight, that would be a problem.
So what to do about it? First order of business is some RINO clearing in the general election. If you want to prove you won’t be herded every two years by the usual campaign rhetoric when your eyes and ears tell you what RINOs will actually be, don’t be.
Two, DO show up to vote and put the conservatives down ticket into office even if you can’t stand someone else on the ballot. Voting for everyone or staying home is a false choice. We’ll need replacement people once we get rid of the RINOs and that means creating a bench. It also means targeted vote deprivation instead of denying a whole ballot your support.
Three, donate to groups like the Senate Conservatives Fund instead of the Republican committees unless you enjoy the thought of your dollars being used for RINO preservation. The Establishment is called the Establishment for a reason, and right now they control the party levers. Don’t let them do it with your help.
Keep from getting caught up in the rhetoric again. If you continue to fall for it as you always have, you’ll continue to get what you always do.