Without a doubt, my kindred, Jessie Benton Fremont, and John Fremont, want their history to be championed – by anyone – due to the take-over the Republican party they co-founded! No two people would be happier, than to see the election of a black president. To see their old enemies go after this president with such guile and deceit, causes them to roll over in their grave. The Tea Party Traitors HATE the history of the Republican Party – more than they do President Obama! They pretend they love American History, too, but what they love is the evangelical army they bring to the polling place in order to force their religious agenda on us all.
For this reason I have been dedicated to destroying their religious cult with Religious History. I have pointed out their cult is based upon the heretic teaching of John Darby who ripped-off the Plymouth Brethren who my good friends the Corbins descend from. Their ancestors are also rolling over in their grave. But the people who have been rolling over the longest, and the hardest, are the Jews, for Jesus did come to save them as THEIR Messiah. That we see the core political message of the founders being completely altered and used to undo the intentions of John and Jessie Fremont, IS PROOF this can happen to other folks history!
One way Sane and Moderate Voters of America might do, is have Democrats in red States register as Republicans so they can vote in Republican primaries and make sure Tea Party Traitors do not run, only moderates. These Democrats are free to vote for anyone in the general election. Because the Traitor-Haters have become highly specialized, they are easily identified and targetted. This may be the only way to destroy their gerrymandering.
Twelve years ago I ran into my Congressman, Peter DeFazio, jogging by the river. I suggested I form a group of Liberal Christians to come to aid of Democratic lawmakers who are not as well-versed in the Bible as the Republicans. We now know why.
“I know you don’t have time to study your Bible. We need our own religious think tank that will address these issues.”
“Good idea. Contact my office when your ready to go.”
Regrettably, I did not follow up. The biggest problem I face, is Democrats do not have a base of thirty million evangelicals who know their Bible, thus, many Leftist-Liberals do not have a clue what I am talking about, nor do they care to be educated. This is a very frustrating dilemma. Anyone who is not one of them, will appear to be anti-Christian. We Sane People have to attack them with the truth they hate to ideas put forth by John Fremont, the first presidential candidate of the Republican Party, thus, their claim they own America in the name of Jesus, is not credible
By Alec Walen
With a government shutdown upon us, and an even worse default on U.S. loan payments looming, it’s time for moderate Republicans in the House to consider breaking with the extremist tea party wing of their party and forming a third party that, at least for now, can govern with the Democrats in a unity government.”
Even if Congress and the president can somehow agree on a temporary solution before we reach the debt ceiling, governing by crisis has become the new, dysfunctional normal. But it does not have to be that way.
If a leader of the traditional pro-business, pragmatic wing negotiated with the more moderate 100 or so of his party and the most conservative Democrats, he or she could form a substantial and viable new party and therefore change the dynamic in Washington. Here’s a suggestion for this party’s new name: the Conservative Party.
It’s obvious what the civic advantages to such a move would be, but some would object that it’s politically impossible. Consider the five main objections.
Objection 1: Third parties never succeed in American politics.
Reply: Normally, third parties are swallowed up by one of the big parties, but in a time of political turmoil, party loyalties can splinter and a new party can take over, forcing an old party out. The Republican Party itself grew out of and displaced the American Whig Party. This could be the time for the Conservative Party to emerge from and displace the now-dysfunctional Republican Party.
Objection 2: There is no middle anymore. Most red districts are very red, and most blue districts are very blue. Seeking to hold the middle is, therefore, a losing proposition.
Reply: This objection presupposes a two-party division. Cut the pie up differently, into tea party Republicans, center-right Conservatives and center-left Democrats, and many of the districts would likely become Conservative.
Consider how Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska won in the 2010 general election. She had lost to a tea party opponent in the Republican primary, but she was the strongest candidate when the general election came around.
Objection 3: There is no reason for a Republican in a safe seat to take such a drastic step.
Reply: There are actually three reasons to do so. First, many Republican members of Congress want to be able to contribute to governing, and think the tea party is too extreme.
Second, many of these Republicans are not in safe seats. They are in danger of losing their seats to tea party challengers if they try to compromise in Congress.
Third, the Republican Party has bet the farm on the failure of the Affordable Care Act. If it turns out that Obamacare works well enough, they will want a way to distance themselves from the die-hard Republican opposition.
Objection 4: Working with the Democrats would put Nancy Pelosi, their party’s House leader, in the speakership, which would be anathema to almost all current Republicans.
Reply: A new unity government could form only if the Democrats and Conservatives agreed in advance on reasonable power-sharing. Conservatives could insist that one part of that deal be that one of their members, or someone other than Pelosi, become the new speaker.
Objection 5: The Democrats would never play along with this idea, so it’s a nonstarter.
Reply: For the Democrats, this would, indeed, be only a second-best solution. But wishing for total domination is probably a pipe dream. If Democrats want to keep the government functioning, they have good reason to work with the Conservatives to make this break happen.
This break may well be too hard to swallow for too many Republicans in Congress. But it is time at least to consider this step. Otherwise, the Republicans’ tea party wing may wreak real damage, both on the economy and on our political system, rather than relent.
This need not come to pass. Centrist Republicans have the option of breaking free. It would behoove them and the country as a whole if they did so.
Alec Walen is an associate professor of law and philosophy at Rutgers University.