The Republican Party Isn't the Party of Inclusion: There is No Big Tent and This Isn't the Party of Reagan


(Editor's Note: Bungalow Bill was a first-hand observer of one of the Missouri Caucuses held March 17 in his home state. What he witnessed was shocking. What he has to say must be heard. He was kind enough to allow the following post to be published here at Left Coast Rebel)


"They [The Republcian Party] don't want these young people coming to their caucus," Ron Paul explains. From what I saw in my experience in the Missouri Caucus yesterday, where one woman stepped up angry because the slates were created long before the Missouri Caucus ever began, leaving first timers out of the process beyond just filling a seat for eight hours, Congressman Paul is right. The Republican Party isn't this big tent they like to preach. It's an insider's club just like Ron Paul says, and unfortunately I have seen people I considered my friends sell their conservative wisdom and soul to the establishment all to get a piece of the power pie.

From my caucus in Christian County, Missouri, where the chairman had no problems announcing to the crowd voter fraud had taken place at the caucus and then delivered the questioned votes to Rick Santorum, it's not hard to question the integrity of the Republican Party in this process, a party that since 2000 has built up a false ethos of being the honest party--that it was Al Gore who was trying to steal the election despite the Republican Party having all the pieces in place to so. I am not sure what I believe anymore, but political payback may favorably go to Jeb Bush this year as the words "brokered convention" continue to be water cooler talk as robocalls going out throwing Bush's name into the mix of Republican decepticon candidate. No, this isn't any longer the party of Reagan that actually stood for something. The Republican Party is in the quest for the one ring so they can rule Mordor too--no different than the democrats. The Republicans too are addicted to OPM and power.



So debate raged on after the Christian County chair declared voter fraud, and then all the delegates were awarded to Santorum without a revote. Does Dr. Paul have reason to suggest foul play in these primaries and caucuses? Absolutely, but as usual Dr. Paul puts his country first worried the American people are going to fall for another WMD lie just like they did with Iraq. No the American people probably won't figure out this lie has been going on for two decades--Iran is just weeks, months, and a couple years away from nuking Israel. Must go to war! Maybe we can get a video of Obama looking for Iranian nukes in his office as men and women in uniform die in the desert believing they are defending liberty and freedom as Republicans push for indefinite detainment of Americans and declare our very back yards as part of the battlefield.



Where are those weapons of mass destruction anyway?



So here we are a day removed from the Missouri Caucus, where the headlines look like a caucus took place in Chicago rather than Missouri. Chaos, protests, disenfranchised voters silenced, people arrested for trying to video tape the proceedings, people kept out of their caucus, chairs threatening to have voters removed by police if they dare question the GOP's decision not to stick to Robert's Rules, and of course the Christian County Chair failing to take another vote after declaring voter fraud, how does the Republican Party plan to grow when it clearly shows it is more of an exclusive club than a party that includes all?


I have voted in every election but one. In 2006, in a protest to the bad behavior of the GOP who had become big spenders in Congress, I didn't vote. In every election other than that I have covered up the bitter taste and voted for their big government loving candidate with names like McCain, Dole, Blunt, Bush (x2), and there has only been one Republican on the ballot that I didn't cast a vote for since I turned 18, and that was Congressman Billy Long who has proven he is incapable of delivering conservatism in Washington and sticking the Constitution voting for the debt ceiling, indefinite detainment of Americans without due process, against free speech in HR 347, supporting more Fourth Amendment killing Department of Homeland Security expansion, and of course producing minimal debt cuts.

It just seems obvious to me based on the case I laid out the Republican party isn't a party of inclusion. It's a party of masks. The masks are clearly labeled with words like small government, conservative, and Constitution, but the party isn't any of these things. It's a big government, war loving, big spending, and exclusive club that has long forgotten the lessons Ronald Reagan left for the idiots who now run it. I just don't see how electing Republicans two years ago has improved anything--and this isn't advocating for Democrats here. I mean here we are 14 months after John Boehner took over and we have less freedom, another trillion in debt, and we are rapidly heading towards another debt ceiling increase in November because these Republicans couldn't even come up with $100 billion in spending cuts last year like they promised in HR1.

Their only hope is to convince you they are the good guys, and Democrats are the bad guys. They are not. This is the Super Bowl and you must pick between the Red State Elephants and the Blue State Jack Asses.  Just looking at this primary and caucus mess state after state where the attempt to drown out American voices dedicated to the founding principles were drowned out, I am tired of this sporting event in America known as the two-party system.

I sat laughing, sadly I must admit, as some guy using a radio announcer's voice read a list of delegate names for Rick Santorum yesterday claiming Rick Santorum and the Republicans care about your family values while standing for the principles of our founding fathers and the Constitution. Just the day before Santorum launched his war against the First Amendment threatening to shut down the adult entertainment industry, and these people don't understand what the future ramifications of federal censorship could have on their own spiritual lives. The Republican party breeds ignorance these days. They preach war and the crowd yells U.S.A. They preach censorship, and the crowd gets even louder. Don't they see the dangerous path Rick Santorum creates by declaring war against a sector of the American economy? For years they have scolded Obama for doing the same thing. What happens when an atheist in office declares war on the Bible. It could happen. It has around the world and as Republicans like to preach, we are heading towards the same socialism that has outlawed the Bible based on Karl Marx's law. Santorum wants to fight a war against pornography. What happens when the Song of Solomon is labeled too erotic to hand a Bible over to children?

These same supporters don't see how Rick Santorum's vote to expand the Department of Education through No Child Behind puts more bureaucrats in charge of your child's education while forcing more local voices out of the equation. For those who call Rick Santorum a "social conservative" I ask you this, if school is the first place where your child's social values are challenged, how can you consider Santorum a social conservative when he doesn't protect the local voices that should be in charge of your child's school district. Expanding the federal role in education isn't supporting and protecting your socially conservative values. It was Republicans who pushed for more federal control all while selling themselves as limited government proponents.

I came to the conclusion as many did yesterday, as the establishment looked upon the people who were voting Constitutional that showed up at caucus with disgust, while their minions who support the "social conservative" while ignoring examples like I presented above screamed at us to shut up and sit down also with a look of disgust that I want nothing to do with their party anymore. All these "social conservatives" don't seem to care about the massive debt people like Rick Santorum has helped contribute to as they pushed for large expansions in government run healthcare like Medicare Part D, which added to the total of unfunded liabilities their children will be left to pay. They don't care that Rick Santorum beats his chest with the call of wars that keep the industrial military complex rolling like Dwight David Eisenhower warned of, and their children may soon grow up and come home in a casket for WMDs that never existed.

As I saw religious leaders in the community obviously there to support Rick Santorum, I question how they can support his call to war? The Bush Doctrine that has led to this talk of Iran doesn't seem very Christian at all to me, yet they turn a blind eye to the scripture.



So I bid you farewell GOP. You once stood for something amazing, but anymore, I can't tell much of a difference between you and the Democrats. Perhaps, our relationship shouldn't have lasted this long. Had I been more in tune and realized what you were doing in 1994, writing legislation with the Heritage Foundation that would force Americans to purchase healthcare that in 2010 would be passed after years of testing in Massachusetts by Mitt Romney affectionately known as Romneycare, our divorce might have come sooner. I am tired of defending the Grand Ol' Party as the party of small government, when it is clearly not. The GOP has given us the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, and so many other examples that show they love their big government too.

I have come to find out that most Republican voters aren't really opposed to big government as long as it's Republicans who are centrally planning the big government in Washington (Mordor)--my parents included. You have spent, and spent, and spent, and our deficit rises. Yet, you call yourself the party of family values. What family value increases deficits so much that families no longer have the ability to create wealth because the economy is unstable due to the amount of debt and taxes threaten what they take home to feed their families?

I think the ultimate justice in how the Republican establishment played their hands in 2012 during the primary and caucus season would be for them to beg for those disenfranchised voters who attended a caucus or voted in a primary this year to come and support Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, or possibly Jeb Bush for president come this fall, only for Ron Paul to go third ticket to give Americans a true Constitutional voice on the ballot. It probably won't happen because Dr. Paul is one of the few politicians with principles in Washington and his movement, which is bringing young Americans into the political world and waking them up to the founding principles, which the Republicans long with Democrats trample daily, is a greater cause than him just seeking office. It's these young people the Republican Party alienates that will one day overrun the powers within the party and see to it the Republicans or perhaps another party after the GOP dies it's inevitable death (after Americans wake up to discover people like Mitt Romney have a history of supporting the same issues Barack Obama does and all of this is just a continuation of what came before) that will soon hold the torch of hope that is a return to limited Constitutional government.

Yes, I want Obama out of office. No, I don't not want to replace Obama with the Republican's version of Obama 2.0, a candidate that continues to push for big government, killing the Constitution and our rights, and of course continue spending our way into the belief it's the only way to prosperity. Mitt Romney supported gun control, forced Catholic Hospitals of Massachusetts to administer abortion pills, delivered green energy initiatives like Obama, supports cap and trade, and of course inspired Obamacare. I have already laid out the case against Santorum. If the Republicans want my vote this November, they are going to have to do a better job of producing a candidate that loves our Constitution and our rights while hating big government that strangles our freedom. It's been a long time since the Republicans produced that, and frankly I am tired of holding my nose the moderates the Rockefeller arm of the party promotes.

4 comments:

  1. "Yes, I want Obama out of office. No, I don't not want to replace Obama with the Republican's version of Obama 2.0, a candidate that continues to push for big government, killing the Constitution and our rights, and of course continue spending our way into the belief it's the only way to prosperity. Mitt Romney supported gun control, forced Catholic Hospitals of Massachusetts to administer abortion pills, delivered green energy initiatives like Obama, supports cap and trade, and of course inspired Obamacare. I have already laid out the case against Santorum. If the Republicans want my vote this November, they are going to have to do a better job of producing a candidate that loves our Constitution and our rights while hating big government that strangles our freedom. It's been a long time since the Republicans produced that, and frankly I am tired of holding my nose the moderates the Rockefeller arm of the party promotes."
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    F-in beautifully said, BB.

    The GOP is fraudulent. The Democrats are insane.

    Finally, maybe, people will now see that Conservatism has f*ck all to do with The GOP or the Big "R" Republican establishment.

    A person can be a Constitutional Independent Conservative without being a freakshow far-rightist.

    The GOP and the Dems will never get my vote, and if this means I am guaranteeing President Obama another four years, then so be it. People wouldn't be so worried about the goings-on of corrupt government if they had their own house in order. I do not fear Obama or his America-hating cult. I can survive another four years, and I'll be damned if I buy into the GOP party-line of "Not voting for Romney will keep the bogeyman in the White House! Oooh! Scary! Vote Romney, vote Romney or America will collapse! You can trust us! We gave you Dole and McCain, remember? Believe in us...!"

    They can all suck it.

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  2. Tim, please note I was not part of the St. Charles County Caucus. I didn't see those arrested. I was at a different caucus with it's own set of problems.

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    1. Gotcha, corrected the ed's note to reflect that ;)

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  3. Indeed, this is why I've gone the third party path.

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