A New Gallup poll has American’s seeing Big Government as the greatest threat to the United States.
To the tune of 72%!
This is very bad news for the majority of the Republican Party.
It has long been the tradition of Republican Candidates to run on Limited Government. This is typically paired with a promise to necessarily reduce it’s size as well.
In fact, many a Republican has won elected office using just such rhetoric.
Well… times are changing, and this news from Gallup cannot be helpful.
I probably don’t need to remind any of you that there is a new, small, vocal and active group of representatives who reside in Washington hailing from the Taxed Enough Already wing of the Republicans. And here lies the problem.
The Establishment Republicans, or RINO’s, enjoy a large majority of membership within the party as it’s currently made up. And, by being the heavy majority they control all things Republican, which has enabled them to shut out that “bothersome” minority of representatives that not only believe Big Government must be reduced in size and scope but act on that belief. (For those of you who follow along, that would be the Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Trey Dowdy types.)
Well, with 72% of the population seeing the Leviathan as the single biggest problem we face as a Nation… the Republican Candidates who run on such rhetoric might be expected to perform on their promises! Combine that with an already present TEA party minority who have been in the district long enough to know their way around, it spells trouble with a “T”. The Horror!
This poll cannot make the John McCain wing of the Republican Party happy at all. I can feel the urgent closed-door meetings being called as I type this. Will they all switch parties? Will they come up with a new message for this election cycle like “Hey… Government isn’t all bad. We’re not watching absolutely EVERYTHING you do.”? Or may be “Obama Care… we oppose it, but there’s nothing we can do!”.
This will end up being a very interesting mid-term election.
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The most interesting aspect of Ted Cruz’ Filibuster this afternoon is not so much what he is saying as Who is coming out against him.
If you’re not sitting by a TV with a pen… or passing one between your work duties… and taking names then you don’t get it.
Now is the Time to come to the aid of your Party!
Jot down those “Republicans” that are lobbying against, or coming right out and condemning Cruz for what he is doing.
The names on your sheet are the problem. Not Cruz.
Those Pol’s coming out in open support need YOUR support. Send them money. Vote for them. Tell all your friends to vote for them.
While I expect it from Rove and McCain, Sadly I’ve had to listen to the beautiful Noelle Nikpour lament the fractionalization within the party. I’ve listened to others complain that Cruz et al “don’t come to the meetings”… Even Dana Perino has let it slip that Obama Care should be “reformed” and not repealed all together.
While I may have to revise my political crush list, I hope they ALL come out of the closet.
I shouldn’t have to remind all of you complainers that’s How We Got Here!
There is no better time than Right Now! The Future of this Country is at Stake. We are faced with the implementation of the last vital part of making us a full-fledged Socialist Country with No Return to the way we were founded possible.
If you’re still subscribing to the “Can’t we all just get along?” mantra… if you’re crying because there just isn’t enough “Bipartisanship”… the You Are The Problem. Help us Help You… be Honest with Yourself and Switch Parties.
I gotta go now… time for a fresh beer and more Cruz watching.
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