My readers know that I think that Bill O’Reilly is a closet leg tingler going way back, that he drives me freakin’ crazy, and today, I almost threw something at the TV again during his talking points because of this comment:
To say that a tea party or a bull moose party or whatever should not be established because it would help a sitting liberal president is anti-democratic. We need more choices in America because the same old, same old is not working. So three cheers for three parties. Whatever the new party is called, it can’t do any worse than the old parties, can it?
Reality Check #1:
Do not be endorsing the idea of a 3rd party right now. It’s all about the timing. A 3rd party would guarantee Obama another term; as assuredly as all those conservatives are regretting daily that they did not get off their couches, trundle their behinds down to the polling center, and vote against the bastard in the 2008 election. In-the-know Dems and Indies ran to the polls to vote against Obama, but the republicans were saying to themselves, “well, it won’t be that bad; Clinton didn’t screw things up too much, and we really have to let the leadership know they suck”. Look at where it got us – on the road to submission or revolution. Conservatives wanted to send their party a message, they just happened to pick the WORST POSSIBLE time to do it as the progressive agenda was reaching its tipping point. They have put the entire republic at risk when they should have swallowed the bitter pill of John McCain and started voting out all the Rinos right there and then. A liberal or moderate president cannot further a progressive agenda with a conservative congress in place.
Reality Check #2:
Somebody needs to explain to O’Reilly that America is a republic where all the power was meant to rest in the hands of the states with the people in each of those states making decisions through the ballot and spending their money on issues in their own backyards; not an ever growing Borg federal government. A 51% majority is still mob rule across the entire nation with liberals and/or conservatives from the east and west coasts making decisions for all of us. This is why the founders set this nation up as a Federal Republic, not a democratic nation.
Reality Check #3:
For a long time I believed that everyone should become an independent or a non-affiliated voter and then make the two parties bring us candidates we would vote for. I no longer think we have the luxury of time to make that happen, and here’s why. In many states, if you are an indie, you are not allowed to vote in primaries so smaller and smaller percentages of the two major parties would be putting forth candidates for everybody to vote on. Just look at NY-23 where the dem and the repub were barely indistinguishable, and then imagine that across every district in the nation. Neither of these parties are interested in “selling” candidates to indies no matter what they say. Democrats have been the party of corruption since the very beginning with their continued support of slavery. Republicans have been corrupted by progressivism. I believe the plan needs to shift to all indies changing their registrations to Republican and then working for the candidates they believe in and voting out all the rinos. Find constitutional candidates, support them, volunteer for them, donate, knock on doors, and then get them past the primary and general elections. Once that happens, you ride the crap outta them to make sure they behave or vote them out again. You can never be asleep or uninvolved again.
Reality Check #4:
Indies range all across the board from slightly liberal to slightly conservative. You will never be able to get them to agree to even the most basic of platforms, but given the dire financial situation we are now in because of both parties, indies need to step up and pick a side!
Reality Check #5:
I have been waiting decades for a third party, and it may still happen, but to actually try to start a third party right now would have the same tragic consequences as the conservatives staying home last election, and would more than likely, doom our country to decades of progressive socialism, bankruptcy, civil unrest, and revolution.
From the ever incredible, Pres. Thomas Jefferson:
When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.
A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.