I have been a loyal Republican for almost 50 years. I have worked on campaigns, written political copy, and voted regularly. However, when the Republicans in Congress recently turned their back on President Trump during the stolen election and ensuing impeachment, they revealed their true spineless character as “Republicans In Name Only” (RINO). Unfortunately, this goes beyond the federal level, and down to the state, county, and municipal levels. Even party officials at the county and club levels are deemed weaklings by grassroots constituents, simply for their blind obedience. Consequently, people by the thousands are fleeing the GOP.
If by chance, President Trump is convicted of impeachment, a lot of people will be blaming the GOP, and the party will likely disintegrate. I suspect this is what the Democrats had in mind all along.
Because of my background, I am often asked what Republican voters should do, stay or go? As I see it, there are three options:
- Stay with the party and try to improve it from within. This can only happen if there is a groundswell of support to push the RINOs out of the way. In all likelihood this will not happen as the “good ole boys” (and girls) are firmly in charge and will tow the party line come hell or high-water, thereby suppressing Trump supporters.
- Switch party affiliation to “Independent,” but by doing so people will no longer be able to participate in party primaries (unless your state allows otherwise).
- Switch to a third-party. You can either switch to an existing party, such as the “Libertarians,” who do not exactly have a stellar track record, or form a new party, such as the “Patriot Party” which is often discussed. The problem here is it takes time to grow a third party and gain any traction, particularly as both the Democrats and Republicans are trying to shut you down.
Of these three options, “Independents” are on the rise as they are sick of party politics. However, by doing so, they become less informed of candidates, particularly at the local levels.
Actually, there is a fourth option, something that came to me like an epiphany. Now don’t laugh, but remember the quote, “If you can’t beat them, join them”? That is precisely what we should do to the Democrats. In other words, let’s take a page from the Democrat game book and infiltrate, undermine, and dominate. The Democrats are past masters at this.
Imagine if the 74 million people who voted for President Trump simply switched over to the Democrats. They could then lead a charge to change the party platform, elect new party leaders, and force out the far-left members who would likely establish their own Socialist party.
The simplicity of this is inspiring and does two things: it would totally re-make the Democrat Party as we know it today, and; the Republican Party, with their impotent leaders would become a hallow shell before our eyes, turning the RINOs out to pasture. I believe this is referred to as, “Killing two birds with one stone.” Another nice benefit, it would put the news media into a tailspin as they wouldn’t know who to cover or criticize.
And once the dust has settled, you can change the party name to something more rational, like the “Patriot Party.”
I know, people will find it distasteful to join their former adversary, with dullard morality, but you have to think about transforming America. After all, that has been their game plan all along.
Interesting idea, right? Let’s see if the Democrats like the taste of their own medicine, namely “subversion.”
File this under, “Food for thought.”
Keep the Faith!
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