Yesterday we learned how Republicans and Democrats joined hands to obliterate any semblance of fiscal responsibility to create a two-year budget pact that adds trillions of bankruptcy-inducing dollars to our already-unsustainable national debt.
The budget fiasco is just the latest example of how Republicans and Democrats have morphed into one indistinguishable #unibrow party, where party labels serve merely as masquerade costumes to be worn every election season and then stowed away until needed again.
As if the evolutionary reality of Republicans becoming Republicrats isn’t destructive enough, the election of a life-long liberal to the presidency has given rise to a new species of swamp monster—the Trumplican.
Together, Republicrats and Trumplicans roam America’s habitat of liberty and freedom in search of conservatives and other lovers of the Constitution to devour. Amazingly, Republicrats and Trumplicans believe that devouring the parts of the GOP that refuse to adapt will ensure their survival, but evidence would indicate that their extinction is all but certain.
Yesterday, a special election was held in Missouri where Democrat Mike Revis beat his Republican opponent in a district Trump won by 28 points. This surprising victory is the 35th state legislative seat to be flipped from red to blue nationwide since Trump became president and comes on the heels of a series of national losses for the GOP.
I have long advocated that the Republican party of Ronald Reagan is essentially dead and can no longer be considered the home of Conservatives. While there remains a remnant of conservatism in the GOP, people such as myself realize that we can no longer co-exist with Republicrats and Trumplicans and that only by charting a new path can we hope to return America to her Constitutional roots.
While this reality is a hard row to hoe, there are conservatives who are willing to lay it all on the line in defense of their principles. David Cort, a 2018 candidate for the Missouri State Senate, recently announced that he’s leaving the GOP and will run instead as an Independent. In a press release posted on his Facebook account, Cort stated:
“I know it’s the right thing to do, it’s the principled thing to do. You cannot identify the Republican party as part of the problem and then ask to become a part of the problem.”
Well said, Mr. Cort. Well said.
While it’s tempting to write off state elections as insignificant, GOP leaders like Paul Ryan are sounding the alarm over the string of Democrat victories since November 2016, and for good reason. If Democrats continue flipping these elections, they will not only take back Congress in 2018, but the potential loss of hundreds seats will put Democrats in control of state legislatures ahead of 2020. If that happens, Democrats will be in charge of the next round of congressional redistricting—something that Barack Obama and Eric Holder have already been working on.
By the way, if you’re tempted to write off Dave Cort’s decision as some sort of ineffective grandstanding, consider the words of former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill who once said, “All politics is local.” The change America needs will begin at the local level, and conservatives like Dave Cort can be the foundation of that change.
Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.
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