Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
I believe by now we are unfortunately all too familiar with the GOP failure theatre. Just recently [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] on Hannity expressed this succinctly;
“If you look at the left, if you look at Barack Obama, or Harry Reid, or Nancy Pelosi, they are committed to their liberal principles. They are committed to their policy agenda that frankly is destroying this country. They will crawl over broken glass with a knife between their teeth to advance their policy agenda.
“On our side, we’ve got a bunch of weenies”
Who can argue with this? The GOP routinely surrenders before the fight even begins, and then goes through a bunch of show moves to show the base they are fighting, while actually doing nothing at all to fight in reality. Have we not tried to elect people with Conservative Principles? Here is a partial list of what we’ve received for our efforts all these years of trying to adhere to those Conservative Principles in electing people we thought possessed them.
- Did the GOP secure the border with control of the White House and Congress? NO
- Did the GOP balance the budget with control of the White House and Congress? NO
- Who gave us the TSA? The GOP
- Who gave us the Patriot Act? The GOP
- Who expanded Medicare to include prescription drug coverage? The GOP
- Who created the precursor of “Common Core” in “Race to the Top” The GOP
- Who played the race card in Mississippi to re-elect Thad Cochran? The GOP
- Who paid Democrats to vote in the Mississippi primary? The GOP
- Who refused to support Ken Cuccinnelli in Virginia? The GOP
- Who supported Charlie Crist? The GOP
- Who supported Arlen Spector? The GOP
- Who supported Bob Bennett? The GOP
- Who worked against [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ] The GOP
- Who worked against [mc_name name=’Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’P000603′ ]? The GOP
- Who worked against [mc_name name=”Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)” chamber=”senate” mcid=”C001098″ ]? The GOP
- Who worked against [mc_name name=’Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’L000577′ ]? The GOP
- Who worked against Jim DeMint ” The GOP
- Who said “I think we are going to crush [the Tea Party] everywhere? The GOP (McConnell)*
Let’s us not forget [mc_name name=’Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’M000355′ ] working to re-elect [mc_name name=’Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C000567′ ], fundraising on his behalf in the spring/summer of 2014, even after Cochran lost the first Mississippi primary. Nor do we forget the NRSC spending money on racist attack ads and the GOP paying Democrats to vote in the second primary to defeat Republican Chris McDaniel.
Are we supposed to sit by and take it while the GOP puts it’s donors before the people who elect these people to represent them? Was not the TPP trade deal another legislative priority of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce? What about executive Amnesty? Obamacare? Yes, these too were on the Chambers list. We can see that the GOP is apparently working to deny the will of the electorate within the party they are supposed to represent in favor of the donors who fund their reelections.
It’s no wonder that Mark Steyn has characterized the present state of the GOP as “the party of pointless attitudes”. Mark continues; “Conservative principles are great, but what matters in the end is that you do something about it that makes a difference. The modern GOP has become the most ineffective political party that anyone can remember.”
Frustrated? Angry? Disappointed? Yes, the electorate is all of these. So, it’s no wonder that outsiders shoot to the top of the polls. When concerns and frustrations are voiced we hear people like George Will tell us that we are to blame the founding fathers as they are the ones who set up separation of powers and that with all of our frustration and disappointment we should just “get over it”, as apparently they are completely powerless having both houses.
There can be no denying that the GOP has brought the present state of affairs unto themselves by their actions. But to those that fret over the outsiders rise, perhaps they can take comfort in the words of Milton Friedman who said:
“I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. Unless it is politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing, the right people will not do the right thing either, or if they try, they will shortly be out of office.”
Enter the Outsiders as the GOP has sown generously.