Whether they realize it or not, the GOP establishment is sowing the seeds for the complete destruction of the Republican Party.
In 1980, they tried to get a moderate, pseudo-conservative nominated for President but had to settle for their man occupying the number two slot when Americans rallied around a real conservative in Ronald Reagan.
In 1996, they selected their “next man in line” as the nominee only to see him trounced by Bill Clinton.
In 2000, a man who claimed the mantle of conservatism (though ended up a disappointment in many ways) stole the nomination from the Establishment’s beloved “maverick” and ended up with two terms.
Then in 2008, they crowned yet another non-conservative as the nominee who ended up as cannon fodder for the Obama campaign.
After the McCain debacle and the Obama nightmare, millions of Americans stood up and formed the Tea Party movement. It is an underappreciated fact that Tea Partiers are almost as disgusted with non-conservative Republicans as we are with the Marxist policies of the Obama administration. If you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem, and squishy Republicans like Chris Christie are mere placeholders in many respects, useless in terms of advancing a real conservative agenda.
The GOP has seen us. They have heard us. They know what we believe, how dedicated we are, and by now must know that we are not going away. We saw how well their preference for a moderate worked in 1996 and 2008. Yet they are trying once again, with the aid of former conservatives like Ann Coulter and others, to put their big government pseudo-conservative on the ticket.
They are going to kill the Republican Party.
I am a proud tea party activist. I am very well connected with scores of my fellow tea partiers. Up until now we have uniformly rejected talk of a third party because we know our history and are very familiar with the results of third party candidates in 1912, 1992, and 2000.
But if the GOP Establishment insists on putting another non-conservative up as our nominee, we may have no option other than to form a genuinely conservative third party.
The GOP, in its perennial push to select another Big Government corporatist, is committing suicide by circling the wagons for the northeast liberal who is Mitt Romney.
Don’t say that we didn’t warn you.