The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today's news with good ol' fashioned horse sense



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Monday, February 4, 2013

GOP More Dangerous Than Democrats


Here's the Nonsense The GOP needs to better choose their candidates so they can win.  Karl Rove, the Architect of Bush's successes, is the guy who can do it.

Here's the Horse Sense:  The establishment GOP is trying to destroy true conservatives and Karl Rove is leading the way.  They will drive the final nail into the GOP's coffin if they're allowed to get away with it.

Do we never learn our lessons?  It seems not.  The establishment GOP architect of failure, Karl Rove, has decided to attack the true conservatives of the Tea Party.  He can't accept that his horrendous failures in the last election should send him a message that his ideas aren't what Americans want.  Instead, he has decided that he will pretend to be a conservative and force feed his ideas down our throats while trying to destroy true conservatives in the process.  He thinks that that will create a winning future for the GOP.  His kind of Republicans are more dangerous than the Democrats because all they do is divide America and produce losing elections for the right.

Karl Rove and his friends in the establishment GOP have brought us the rise of Barack Obama.  How?  Because they have brought losing candidate after losing candidate to races in recent years that lose, lose, lose.  Mitt Romney wasn't the only one.  And even their winning candidate they claim was so great, George W. Bush, while being a nice guy who loves America, has been the cause of more condemnation for the GOP than anyone can remember.  In fact, Bush's wins weren't really as great as they claim.  After all, running against Al Gore and John Kerry is nothing.  If you can't win against two snores like them, then you are really in bad shape.

Anyone who's paying attention has heard conservatives complain that they are no longer being represented by the GOP.  Yet Rove acts like only he knows what's best for the GOP.  He actually wants his organization to decide which candidates are right and wrong for the party.  He'll pick people who are wishy washy moderates.  And moderates rarely win because they are nothing more than Democrat-lite.  The American people want a choice between the garbage being offered by the Democrats and a person who will take a stand for principle regardless of the cost.  Only true conservatives offer that choice.  Yet Rove pushed the idea during the last election that only Romney could win.  The fact is that Republicans lost their chance to win by not promoting a candidate who offered a clear and decisive choice against the Democrats. 

Grover Norquist, in an article about what Rove is up to published by Breitbart, is noted as pointing out that what Rove is doing is "nonsense" when they write:  

"'People are imagining a problem that doesn't exist,'  said Norquist.  'We've had people challenge the establishment guy and do so swimmingly.'  In truth, conservatism wins elections so long as the messenger doesn't implode.  Rove's view, however, is that conservatism takes a back seat to the best quasi-conservative messenger."

What is needed if we're going to turn this country around is for someone to rally together all the true conservative groups like the Tea Party groups and others and get them to speak as one voice.  The GOP needs to be told that they must embrace true conservative values and candidates or they will get no support from those of us who are true conservatives.  Then, and only then, will the establishment in the GOP realize that they have a life or death decision to make.  After all, they cannot survive without our votes, but if we don't take a stand they will continue to ignore us and treat us with disdain unless we do their bidding.  It's time that true conservatives stand up to the system and demand to be part of it, not just a token for our votes.