Canceling the Republican Establishment requires full commitment that will not bend to the coming pain

Durk Jerc

Durk Jerc

Canceling the Republican Establishment requires full commitment that will not bend to the coming pain

Conservatives learned a hard lesson following the 2020 presidential election. It’s a lesson we’ve had to relearn over and over again, but like an abused spouse who just can’t leave, many of us kept coming back for another beating. We basked in the “good times” of President Trump and an apparently unified Republican Party in Washington DC (Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins notwithstanding) and thought wistfully that maybe the Republican Establishment finally understood us.

They didn’t. They pretended to be on our side until the moment it seemed safe to abandon the President and his base. That’s when many of us realized just how much Fox News, Mitch McConnell, military leaders (as opposed to actual soldiers), around half of the GOP in the House of Representatives, and a majority of Republicans in the United States Senate all hate us. If we believe in President Trump’s America-First, Drain-The-Swamp vision, then we are only useful as donors and “lesser of two evil” voters.

This isn’t new, of course. This is how they felt the whole time even when they were pretending to defend President Trump and his agenda. They rode his coattails and took seats on the Trump Train. But they made sure their seats were close to the exit so they could hop off as soon as the coast was clear.

We were suckers to think they’d learned the lesson that we do not want their neoconservative, business-as-usual brand of Swamp governance. We were fools to think they finally realized they work for us. They were biding their time for a Joe Biden to come along and save their from having to pretend they love this country. These people represent the worst part of America, even worse than the radical progressives rising to control the Democratic Party. At least with people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, we know what we’re getting. With people like Dan Crenshaw or Liz Cheney, we were caught flat-footed with our expectations that they were willing to do what’s best for America.

It’s long past time to cancel them. All of them. The Republican Establishment must be abolished completely. It has been useless since the formation of its current manifestation in the 1970s. Its only purpose has been to prevent constitutional conservatives from driving the narrative and agenda for the party. They’ve maintained control over the GOP, not because of their ideas but because they’re good at fundraising. That’s it. The only question that seems to be popping up is whether we should try to fix the party from within or abandon it for a new one.

Both options have major drawbacks. Fixing it from within has proven futile during past attempts. As exciting as the Tea Party was, its efficacy was limited. There were many more losses compared to the highly publicized handful of wins. Many of those wins have already been reversed through losses or conversions. How many people remember Tim Huelskamp or Dave Brat? If you’re reading this you’re probably among the more politically aware, but ask your neighbor or cousin if they remember these “major” Tea Party victors from just a few years ago.

The other way the Republican Establishment killed off Tea Party candidates was to engulf them into The Swamp. Lest we forget, Marco Rubio was arguably the most ballyhooed Tea Party win. Less than 18 months after being installed at Capitol Hill, he was the poster boy for John McCain’s “Gang of 8” and began to systematically normalize his neoconservative values. Today, he’s a so-called “rebel” within the GOP Establishment based solely on an occasional dissenting view from Mitch McConnell. Today, his votes line up more with Lindsey Graham than the promises he made when he was a Tea Party candidate.

The other option is to form a new party. This is difficult. It’s easy to form a party. It’s even relatively easy to raise enough money to put forth a valid candidate or two. But unless President Trump himself were to directly form his own party, I have major doubts that one will be able to achieve the velocity necessary to make a minor impact, let alone a serious one. I’ve worked very closely with multiple third party attempts, including the Libertarian Party, Constitution Party, Federalist Party, and other smaller efforts. They all suffer from a lack of strong leadership. Unfortunately (or fortunately if it actually happens), the only person in America who could come close to mounting a serious third party launch would be President Trump.

It’s important to note that I did not mention as a liability of a third party the notion that doing so would make it easier for Democrats to win. This is a common complaint against conservative third parties, and it’s a silly one. First, we can count on one hand the number of times a third party truly changed the results of a major election in the last century. Second, at this point there’s very little difference between the Republican Establishment and Democrats. McConnell and his cronies are great at Kabuki Theater, bad at actually opposing the Democrats in a meaningful way.

The other argument against a conservative third party is valid. Most states require party registration in order to vote in a primary. If enough constitutional conservatives switch from Republican to Independent or a third party, it will become harder to nominate the “good guys” in the GOP. But here’s the thing. If a third party is going to be successful, it has to be a commitment. That means those who embrace it go for victory from the start. In such a scenario, Republicans become just as important to oppose as Democrats. A third party would need to establish velocity early on, and that means not voting for Republicans at all in primaries. If constitutional conservatives run as Republicans in this third-party scenario, then they’ll need to learn the hard way that they aren’t welcomed by the GOP.

If I had to endorse one of these ideas, I’d push for a hard reform of the GOP. The Tea Party made so many fatal mistakes during its six years of prominence that it would take a few articles just to give an overview. The fact that they were only relevant for six years is the most obvious fatal flaw caused by all the others. In short, a “revived” Tea Party would and should fail miserably as the vehicle to reform the GOP. If enough strong personalities were to get behind a Tea Party 2.0 that is more than revised but completely revamped instead, it could work. Or, it could be different organization altogether. One thing it could not be is a bunch of smaller organizations going in slightly different directions. That was another fatal flaw of the Tea Party. It was actually several Tea Party factions who acted more like tribal fundraising warlords than a cohesive unit made up of like-minded patriots. Their leaders were simply too greedy, too shortsighted.

The Swamp on the GOP side will not go down without a fight. The damage they’ll inflict will be major. This nation may see tougher times than now before it can possibly be made better, but we have to defeat the Establishment to have any hope of defeating the left.

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  1. Robert W Stetler

    We need strong leadership to form a new party. We need President Trump and his family, Wayne Allen Root, Rush Limbaugh, Mike Lindell, Sidney Powell, L Lin Wood, Mark Levin, General Michael Flynn, along with other “True Patriots” to bond together to lead this new party formation. Those currently elected “House and Senators” who truly love this country need to immediately revoke the Republican Party and switch to independent status, as Bernie Sanders did, and pledge to support the Republican agenda until such time as a new party has been put in place. My thoughts for what it’s worth. I’m 80 years old and “sick and tired” of American’s with “No Backbone”. For “crying out loud” – action and personal political sacrifices need to be made by those people who are in a position to lead and make a difference. Once us “rank & file” Patriots se this happening, we will financially support this new party. “Talk is cheap – we need action”. Thank you!

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    1. babumjane

      Well said and I hope people feel the same as you do. I am 87 and hope I can live to see a new” party rise up. Right now we are a one party country. So a new party is what we need and I think it will do well. I remember, and voted for Ross Perot, and he had very little backing but a new party with the Trump followers and donors can do it . No money to the RNC, Super pacs Rinos. Give directly to new candidates and a new party, hopefully the Patriot Party. Trump will be on board 150 pr cent as will his deplorable followers. Lts Do it and start yesterday!!

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    2. Mainphx

      I agree on the Republicans who have been demonized for questioning the election, should separate themselves from the Republicans and declare independence. The list of names Robert lists are good, however, I’m not so sure Lin Wood is that great. Even his own client that we won millions for denounced how he Lin acted. Calling for people not to vote in the most important election. Granted the Republicans were doomed to lose in GA. Lin Wood was a lot of hat and no cattle. Why didn’t he file any of those lawsuits against the Governor & the others.

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    3. RJ

      So true. Our founders were mostly farmers and shop keepers. On the other side was at the time the most powerful navy and land Army the world had ever seen. Yet, they risked not just their jobs, but their very lives and the lives of their family against what would seem an impossible foe. And yet they won. They say that between out of the entire population of the colonies that only 3-4% actually took up arms against the British. I wonder if we could match that today.

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  2. John

    I’m all in. This is the time to call all true Americans to act. Before the final birth comes much pain.

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  3. John Bryant

    Great article. At this point and time I am down and out. I feel abandoned, hurt, and increasingly angry. I would not give a dime to the Republicans for any cause. I Love Trump. God bless what’s left of America.

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  4. jfhdsiu

    The TREASONOUS DemoRepublicratcan ‘establishment, (The ‘leadership’and elected traitors),is based in HADES along with all of the OTHER TRAITORS in history. The GOP can kiss their worthless, TREASONOUS hides goodbye as far as loyalty from US goes. I would SPIT on each and every member of the DemoRepublicratcan party but I DON’T WANT TO DEFILE MY BODILY WASTE!

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  5. Cynthia

    Mike Lee is another failure. Well, right now I’m still calibrating my emotions and have temporarily lost my fight and have little hope that we’ll ever have another election again.

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    1. Catpaws

      There will be no more fair elections until We replace the computerized voting machines with paper ballots.

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  6. Pete Ellis

    Thank you for the read. I agree-the Swamp Dwellers need to be pushed out. The MAGA uprising needs to e stronger than ever and primary any wobbly kneed “conservatives” or those that have exited the MAGA movement and the support of President Trump. Term limits are badly needed at every level of government as politics was never meant as a career….let’s see what impact MAGA can have in the primaries before we scrap the Republican Party…Crenshaw is just another letdown that should be added to a long list.

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    1. jfhdsiu

      The DemoRepublicratcan party ‘scrapped’ itself with it’s treason. NEVERMORE! A loyal voter SCORNED is a POWERFUL FORCE and will NOT be denied.There are cl0ose to 80 MILLION of us….. Those who CLING to the DemoRepubblicratcan party can count themselves among the “TRAITORS” to “We, The People” of America!THAT’S how it works.

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  7. Don Briggs

    Develop helpful tool: a well-reasoned list of establishment candidates to “primary” out, complete with the basis for putting said candidate on the list for removal. Some Republicans are called “RINO” and for good reason, others maybe not so much. So we need a forum which can document and provide a solid basis for such a label. This would be a site where voters across the nation could check for their local election candidates. Combine this with a concerted effort at recruiting the kind of candidates who can “weather” the rigors of campaigning, solid public speaker, be able to withstand the scrutiny of opposition research, and those who would not fall into a “trap” set by the opposition. We would need a trustworthy team of fact-checkers to validate information.

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  8. tom pearson

    We would back Trump .We have stop giving to the GOP.and stop all there Tex’s and email’s As far as I’m concern The GOP is dead.

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  9. JSG

    GOP must be destroyed. There is no reforming it from within no matter what is tried because the current members have their corrupt financial interests in full alignment. Thus also includes all the big rich R donors who enjoy the perks that go with unaccountable corruption. No, it has to be a new party and it has to be soon. The energy, will and momentum are there for “America First”. If there are losses at first, then so be it. We’re dealing with that now anyway. Lo

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    1. babumjane

      Soon is the key, no dragging our feet, I hope their are people who love this county meeting with Trump and real lovers of America working on this as we blog about it.

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  10. Tom Williamson

    America is over, I’m afraid to say. In four years, the takeover will be solidified. If there was a good place to go, I would leave.

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  11. Thinker1

    Primary the SOB’s.

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  12. HC

    If you give any money to the RNC it goes to McCarthy and McConnel who will funnel it to RINO’s.

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  13. Kevin

    Im never votinh republican again and if you say thats dumb cause thats what they want….i dont care, we cant fight our enemies in front of us whilst getting stabbed in the back. Im voting libertarian from now on.

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    1. jfhdsiu

      Libertarians are no better than the DemoRepublicratcans. You will be throwing your vote TO the DemoRepublicratcans if you vote Libertarian. They AREN’T as they claim! Sad but they are ESTABLISHMENT same as the DemoRepublicratcans. Go Independent and vote for whatever candidate is AGAINST the Liberal Democrats and Liberal DemoRepublicratcans and Liberal Libertarians until a VIABLE alternative arises. You’ll regret it if you DO fall for the Liberal Libertarian line. They advocate the ESTABLISHMENT same as the Liberal Democrats and Liberal DemoRepublicratcans, only THEY want to be in charge of it instead of their political rivals… There’s a REASON the Liberal Libertarians have never been successful before.

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  14. Bill

    Great read!Amen.

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  15. Rich

    I believe there is a big flaw in your logic. Both the Democrat and the Republican party are controlled by big money, mostly dark money. Trying to take over the Republican Party and move it further to the right is going to result in fewer votes, not more. Plus, the big donors will simply move to the Democrats.

    As much as I dislike the idea, a new party has to be created that is center-right. It has to pull as many people from the Democrat party as from the Republican party, and include most of the unaffiliated voters.

    A new party won’t have the money that the 2 main parties have, so it has to win by first weakening both parties and second by having more voters than the old Democrat and Republican parties combined.

    Developing a platform for the new party that will accomplish this is the problem. Possible, but difficult.

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  16. Darla

    Just shows how deep the den of vipers are! Need a new constitution patriot party.

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    1. Robert A Burns

      I agree… the vipers and rats run so deep, that a new party maybe the only solution. A Patriot or America First Party.

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  17. Tom Crane

    I think we have something unpleasant on our side that bears commenting upon…the upcoming pain itself.

    Thanks to President Trump, a transactional conservative, we have seen the benefits of good federal policies that remove the government boot from the necks of the people. The huge strides in employment and real wages for everyone (not just groups) have been noticed by most of us; even the crucial middle-left. So, a benchmark has been established at 1/1/20…a “you are here” dot.

    Now comes President Biden and VP Harris. Biden will immediately reverse many or most of the economic policies that made jobs and wages rise. He’ll get us back into the Paris Accord. The Iran agreement will be reinstated and they will go ever father toward a nuke. The apology tour will resume. Things will start to really get worse.

    Biden will in short order have to withdraw for health reasons and an angry Harris will ascend to the chair in, I’ll bet, no more than a year. Everyone, including the middle-left, will ask “what have we done”? Harris will get angrier because her incompetency will be showcased. She will hammer her staff and cabinet. She will scream “it was Trump” and we will look at our “you are here” dot and remember.

    The economy and jobs will continue to worsen for 2022, taxes will rise, fuel costs will skyrocket and the spiral will deepen. We the people, including the essential middle-left, will, again, remember the dot.

    2022 comes along and we will probably reverse the House leadership but DC statehood will lock the Senate in left hands. The House will be ineffectual because it is run by R’s not conservatives. We will remember the dot and things will get worse.

    The dollar will teeter on losing its reserve currency status by 2024, inflation will increase significantly, President Harris will get angrier still. Now, I pray, the essential middle-left will really think about that dot.

    Will there be a Trump or someone like him? That, to me, is the great question. I think the left will not be able to help themselves; they will cause huge damage to our nation and culture and we will think of the dot and look for Trump 2.0. Will there be one or will be tell our grandchildren of when there was a dot?

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    1. Jane B Erway

      I think there are a few that could rise up as Trump did and not Trump, jr or any of his family. We need a Josh Hawley, Jim Jordan to name a few. I think when the things being mentioned start happening big money will come to a new party. Maybe wishful thinking but we cannot do worse than what we have dumped illegally on us.

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    2. American Daisy

      Your comment and many others in this thread assume there will be normal elections going forward. We just witnessed our election being irredemably corrupted with manufactured ballots. What would make anyone think any future elections would be free and fair?

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  18. Linda McClendon

    Something needs to be done to stop socialism soon. WE do NEED STRONG LEADERSHIP.If President Trump were to call out his people to rally around the idea to bring back the values and ideals of our Grandparents I believe that whatever it’s called would succeed.

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  19. Michael H Ellis

    I agree with everything you said. Looks bad now, we must accept the blame but work to fix it, won`t be easy.

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  20. Juanita

    I am in strong favor of this moving forward. If we do not unite and make it happen no one can complain about the situation at hand,whining is not the answer action speak louder.

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  21. Robert Burns

    This is exactly how many of us in the Republican party feel. It is a difficult task ahead of us, but a full purge of the Republican party is needed or if not possible an viable third party, Patriot, America First Party of those who believed in President Trump’s agenda. There were way too many Republicans who lied to us and betrayed us. Even a few of the “new” Republicans who lied about being Trump supporters and road his coat tails betrayed him the minute they got into office… like Nancy Mace of S.C. We as Republicans need to be more careful in vetting people who run for office. To often Democrats or liberals “pretend” to be conservative and infiltrate the party only to reveal their true nature once in office. Some are just outright liars, like Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell. Money is going to be our biggest obstacle because most of these big shots in the party have the bulk of the money to smear anyone who primaries them and stay in power. But there may be enough anger hopefully to hold over till the next election that the people will never forget what these Republican Senators and congressmen did.

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  22. Gary Zimmerman

    Just a typo:
    “They were biding their time for a Joe Biden to come along and save their from having to pretend they love this country.”

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  23. Ian

    Exactly correct.

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  24. Timmy D

    Change GOP from within is solution. Primary the hell out of every RINO, and demand rank and file Congress and senators NEVER vote for squishy “leaders” like McConnel, McCain, Graham, Ryan, Romney etc.

    The AOC wing of Democrat party showed how it’s done. In just 2 short years they’re almost ready to fully take over the party. Conservatives need to emulate them.

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    1. Bruno J Seppi

      Good thoughts!

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    2. jfhdsiu

      The DemoRepublicratcans are a LOST CAUSE. You will be in the minority in your attempts and will continue to enable traitors.

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  25. Mainphx

    So true. It will be tough. The Tea Party apparatus was ridiculous. What really hurt is how the IRS settled and everything was brushed under the rug. Although, it was brushed under the rug by BIG Media & BIG Tech. It’s like we just can’t get a foothold.

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  26. Bruno J Seppi

    We can only thank the Trump campagn for exposing how corrupt our leaders have become!

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  27. Bruno J Seppi

    We can only thank the Trump campaign for exposing how corrupt our leaders have become!

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  28. Janice Harrison

    Well, I do appreciate the article, but the reality of the matter is that I now have absolute proof from the recent election cycle that my vote is worthless. It can be deleted or switched.

    As of now, I’ll never vote again. However, if reform in the election process takes place I consider it again.

    By reform, I mean the following:

    1) All votes must be cast on election day. No exceptions. Sorry. For those situations that come to your mind that say this requirement is an impossibility, I say, “Oh, well, deal with it”.

    2) All votes must be cast in the form of paper ballots.

    3) All voters must have a state issued ID to present when voting.

    4) All voters must be photographed at the time they vote

    5) All voters must have some sort of identifying mark placed on them to show they have already voted. This is why #4 is required.

    Like I said near the top of this comment, I’m not voting any more.

    An article on how to handle being dragged away by a militarized Left seems more appropriate now. Perhaps a listing of lawyers by state we could contact would be a good start.

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  29. Karen Bezemek

    Couldn’t agree more – yet the push for true GOP reform to a new party (think WIG > Republican)is prime right now. This in concert with the COS Convention of States movement underway and growing. Big tent thinking is what is needed and connection with the committed support from the pillars (Dems have taken over)of all the conservative media, education, celebrities. It cannot merely be grass roots – it takes funding and megaphones.

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  30. 5396

    There can be no reform from within.

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  31. LSSAH

    The GOP is dead to conservatives & independent voters. Third party is needed. The GOP is toast. Why vote or donate to the uni-party?

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  32. jfhdsiu

    Those who continue to support the treasonous Liberal DemoRepublicratcans are COMPLICIT in the CONTINUED treason of the DemoRepublicratcan party.Those who hope to ‘reform’ the DemoRepublicratcan party are an EXTREME minority now and considered to MOSTLY be the ‘problem’ WITH the DemoRepublicratcans!

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  33. EndangeredConservativeSpecies

    Should everything you propose come about – you are going to change what happened on November 3, 2020, how? All of the forces that could’ve/should’ve/etc. helped the President, including the three appointees to the Supreme Court, showed him the door. All the “opposing party” did was dither and complain, agree (maybe), and use the January 6, 2021 event to find the exits.
    I’m glad that I’m old enough that when the forces of evil come for the remaining conservatives, the potential years of misery and “deprogramming” will be few in number.

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  34. Bill Altermatt

    I support a complete departure from the GOP “if” we can get President Trump to lead this effort and run in 2024. We would win!

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  35. Roger Alexander

    You are absolutely right on the mark

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  36. Ron Brooks

    We the People to take over the Republican Brand…NOW is the time to do it…they are weak and without direction right now. My take is this…The moderate D’s and the RINO’s just make their own party so everyone will know just what they are voting for. In FACT…Just change the names to Democratic Socialist Party, Moderate Demopublic/Republicrat Party, and the Republican Patriot Party

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  37. Ron Brooks

    Already commented, but seriously…leaving and forming a new party will be so much harder than just forging ahead and take over the RNC/GOP machine, using the advantage of numbers, the rules and voting within that organization to do it. Once control is gained, announce the re-branding to the “Republican Patriot Party.” This has the advantage of moving some reluctant to change conservatives and keeping the core Trump supporters. This should also weed out the wishy washy RINO’s who would then be the ones that will have the arduous task of starting a new party and gathering followers.

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    1. dbobway

      No new party necessary, GOPe are cowards. Out number them and the will turn their back on their own from fear. Also by a smaller house!

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    2. jfhdsiu

      Believing such foolish possibilities is what got us into this mess in the first place. Trust me. The DemoRepublicratcan party is HISTORY. They have a REPUTATION that they can’t shake.I understand the motives of those who mistakenly think that the DemoRepublicratcan party can be ‘reformed’ but it’s NOT going to happen. As I said, they have an unshakable reputation now. Trying only hurts “We, The People” LONGER and longer than burying the misbegotten miscreant will.

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  38. David Mohar

    I would vote for another outsider with a Trump endorsement.Promises made promises kept just like 2016.

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  39. dbobway

    Recalls start Thursday on every GOPe in the Congress. You want to help the cause? If you see a traitor not being recalled. Start a petition!

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    1. jfhdsiu

      Now THAT’S a very plausible idea. That IS the only way to go other than dropping one’s support for the traitorous DemoRepublicratcan party.Too bad it won’t work though I truly wish it would. People STILL think that the rule of law and the Constitution hold sway. This last election theft proves that it DOESN’T.

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    2. Johnmann

      That’s a great idea. But I remember all the state legislators in the Trump Team hearings… so many cowardly GOP house and senate members who just plain ignored the fraud… even when they knew there was fraud, the swing states (WI, MI, AZ, PA, GA) still passed the buck to Congress, who rubber-stamped a Biden win. There must be 100’s of UniParty people who need to be recalled or primaried. This is a huge task that requires huge leadership.

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  40. Hans Gruber

    You mention two options: Reform the GOP or form a new party. Both are difficult to do, both have been tried before, and success has been elusive. All of this is well described in the article.

    There is a third option: Secession. The case for it will never be better. It would permanently cancel both parties in the seceding state(s), while posing an existential threat to the swamp.

    Considering that all previous attempts to reform the GOP have led only to making the swamp deeper and bolder, all previous attempts at new parties have failed to reach critical mass, there has to be something else to try.

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    1. jfhdsiu

      The founding Fathers found that other way and were successful.But they were BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS. There is little of that left. Bravery and courage are rare commodities these days…

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  41. Johnmann

    I say go for a third party… because the GOP is not going to able to win without purging all the UniParty scoundrels who stole this election. And there has never been 80 million voters ready to reelect Trump. He is no Ross Perot. Also conservatives are so blown up from the election betrayal, some, like myself, cannot bring themselves to ever vote Republican again. So… 3rd party or nada.

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  42. Gerry Dobson

    I can see an American Brexit in the not too distant future.

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  43. Catpaws

    Reform the GOP would seem to be the most likely to succeed to bring back representation to Main St America. But I’m not sure We can put the money genie back in the bottle. No strategy will succeed unless We solve the money problem. The Republicans have a long standing relationship with business as represented by the US Chamber of Corruption and K Steet. The Democrats started out with union money. But 25 years ago union influence declined as jobs went to China. In addition to union money, Democrats have tapped into Hollyweird, uber rich and CEO money. It’s unlikely that the money genie will be stuffed back into the bottle.

    Currently members of Congress get a stipend of $175k per year. Real money is made by trading government policy for special interest contributions. Let’s suppose that We raise the pay to $2 million per year. In exchange, the largest campaign contribution would be reduced to $200. If Congress can produce a $50 billion surplus, give them all a $10 million bonus.
    Then let’s see who they work for.

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    1. jfhdsiu

      More of the SAME treason ‘on steroids’ would be the result!

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  44. randy adams

    I agree, where do we start?

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    1. Catpaws

      A priority would be to go to your election board and request that the computerized voting machines be replaced with paper ballots. Otherwise, there will only be Democrats elected. Request that police be provided at the polls to enforce the election laws.

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  45. Kfish63

    Most, if not all, of this is a direct result of actions taken in Washington DC, not “down ballot” in the states, counties and cities. There is another impact of creating a third party, and that is how national third party slates impact local races. If DJT was any example, it does not bode well for conservatives trying to sway independents in swing districts.

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  46. R. Lee

    IMO: It’s not a party issue, is corruption issue. Forget about party affiliation and focus on resolving corruption and appearance of corruption. Make detection easier and penalties certain and extreme such that normal people won’t be lured. Those that are 99.8% chance of being caught. Doing so will return gov’t to meritocracy. Lastly, dissolve the CIA which has corrupted our Constitutional Republic and every institution top to bottom.

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  47. William Cook

    First order of business is to rid the country of dominion voting machines. Otherwise no matter how strong a party it will face the same conditions. Developing a strong grass roots approach, fighting to gain control over State and local candidates would produce the minor leagues for national candidates. Fighting to change many policies at the state level will provide a natural progression nationally.

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    1. Catpaws

      Dominion and ES&S and all computerized voting machines must be replace with paper ballots before the midterms.

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  48. jfhdsiu

    “The Rainbow connection” is a fallacy. The lovers and the dreamers who said that wishes would be heard and answered when wished on the morning star are wrong. “Someone thought of that and someone believed it And look what it’s done so far”. DESTROYED AMERICA AS WE KNEW IT. Time to come down to Earth, plant both feet FIRMLY on the ground, roll up your sleeves, gird your loins, accept reality and act accordingly to the situation we find ourselves in BECAUSE of the lovers and the dreamers!

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  49. RJ

    All of the above are great ideas to debate over coffee, but the most important point was missed. Until the parents stop spending all of their time trying to acquire more power at work, more toys for the garage, and take the time to talk to your kids about life. Have an open policy that they can ask you anything and you will try to explain it to them before their teacher in public schools does it first. They need to sit down and talk with their kids at a very young age. Take them around the country, around the world if possible and show them in person what Communism is really like. I was fortunate that my father took the time to bring our family to many of the worlds historical sites when I was young. I was at the Berlin Wall. I talked to people that had escaped the tyranny and slavery. When you have someone that puts the real truth in your mind when young, when you hear the liberal BS in school you know what is going on. Most of Antifa and BLM based on the information and pics I have seen are all college age white kids. If the parents today want to know why Portland and other towns were burning, look in the mirror. If you did not spend a lot of time with your kids and let TV and public schools educate them, then YOU are the creator of the hell we are now entering. It is a shame that some day in the near future kids from my political and religious background will be forced to fight and die, not against the Russian or Chinese masses, but their former classmates. As President Lincoln said Americans must live free or die. We will never be conquered. If destruction be our lot, it will come from national suicide. we are about to fulfill his prophecy.

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