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Bob Dole and Conservatives

Recently Chris Wallace had Bob Dole on Fox News and he had asked the former Kansas Senator if he thought he could make it in today’s GOP Primary.  Dole had said he doubted if either he OR Ronald Reagan could make it!

John McCain had said that Ted Cruz owes Bob Dole an apology.  I just don’t see it that way.  Hell, I wrote John a letter and told him to get out of MY party in 2000.  I knew he was as wishy-washy back then as the Arizona GOP has recently realized.    So let’s take a look at the highlights of these men (after WWII and Vietnam).  John McCain “followed” four (4) Democratic Senators into the crooked abyss of the Lincoln Savings and Loan scandal.  He was one of the “Keating Five”, bought and paid for.  The only reason that he and Senator John Glenn survived the Senate Ethics Committee investigation is John spent 7 years as a P.O.W. and John Glenn was one of the Original Astronauts in the Gemini Program.  One cannot live on their laurels of the past forever.

Mr. Robert Dole had been in the Senate since 1968.  He was happy to take Nelson D. Rockefellers place on the VP ticket with Gerald R. Ford.  Neither Rockefeller nor Ford could be ever construed as Conservatives.  I would commend Ford on his pardoning of Richard Nixon and attempting to get the nation past Watergate.  But none the less, Bob was, and for that matter still is, part of the old guard of the GOP.

Bob was so entrenched in the cronyism of the party that he tried to get Gerald Ford to run again in 1980 to STOP Reagan from getting the nomination.  Everyone knew that Dole did not have the debonair character to win the nomination.  So what was he going to do, STOP The Cowboy!

You see, he did not believe, in any way shape or form, that Ronald Reagan should have lead the party in 1980.  Why in God’s green earth would he think that he could win the nomination now.  Once a crony always a crony.  Once against someone with principles always against someone with principles.  Just because McCain fought for this country and Bob Dole fought for this country does not mean that they deserve praise and respect for things beyond those heroic deeds.  Neither one of them had “Power” during those years in their lives.  Neither one of them had political deals to make.  At that time in their lives they had integrity, grit, courage and believed in something.  It does not mean so now.

The truth of the matter is Ronald Reagan and Ted Cruz would have more than likely have been friends and kindred spirits.  Both of them laughed at and were/are heckled by lesser men.  Both of them wee and are jeered by the press.  Both of them treating each man, in accord with the time of their life, with due respect.  The only real difference that I can see between these two men is not in ideology nor integrity.  It is that one was the Reagan Republican and the other is one of the few, in the GOP that is actually striving to be a true Reagan Republican.  Conservative, principled, trying to find a way to convey those ideas to the rest of the party while still being so disparaged by those that with to retain the “Power”.

We will have another true Reagan Republican in the White House.  I just hope that it is not before another Jimmy Carter or Barack Obama.  I don’t know if we can take it.  I will say this, once again, in the open, John McCain…get out of MY party!

Now is the Time

Eight years, that is all it took for the Whigs to disappear and the Republicans to get their foot in the door of the Presidency.  Hell, the last Whig to hold office wasn’t even elected.  Millard Fillmore took office after Zachary Taylor died.

The next two elections placed Democrats in office…then Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican to run in a heads up battle for President, won the election.  So here we are today.  Four (4) short years after the start of the Tea Parties (there are way too many to mention).  We have a Republican Party that refuses to “dance with the one who brung ya”  Between John Boehner, Peter (I hate Muslim terrorists but love Irish terrorists) King, Fred Upton, Mike Rogers, Kevin McCarthy, John McCain, John Cornyn, Thad Cochran, Lindsey Graham and last but not least Bob Corker the Tea Part, and all Conservatives for that matter, have been thrown under the bus so many times that you cannot tell the battle scars from fights with liberals from those with “moderate” Republicans.

Hell, I wrote John McCain a letter in 2000 telling him to get the hell out of MY party.  It took 14 years for the GOP in Arizona to realize what a flake he is.  Now, we have him helping Harry Reid keep as many of the GOP Senators from speaking up for Americans.  We have a “wannabe King” at 1600 PA Ave. and we need to start to teach Barack Obama and all of the moderates a lesson.

Start this way.  All of us that are not self employed need to go to our employers and change our W-4’s to 13 exemptions.  This is not illegal as long as you have 85% of your taxes paid by 12/21/2014.  Do NOT file exempt!  First and foremost this will keep more money in your pocket.  Take the difference and put it in a savings account.  Once you have done this increase your 401k to the max.  This will, in very short order, start to starve the PIGS (Politically Incorrigible Gluttonous Sleazebags).  Take the money, the PIGS food, and they will start to see that something is wrong.  Keep it from them long enough and they will start to change their habits.  This will starve the I.R.S., the politicians, the bureaucracy, and the “king”.

Next, start a recall against Harry Reid, John McCain and Lisa Murkowski. Keep Romney’s son away from Mike Lee and Mulvaney, or any other moderate, away from Tim Scott.  These five senators all have Republican Governors to assist in fixing the moderate problem.  The only problem with this scenario is McCain could run as a Democrat (remember Arlen).

See, you starve the PIGS, change his habits then you change (clean up) the pigsty.  With these few changes we can rewrite the tax code, give Barack Obama what he really wants (to be poor and share HIS wealth with others less fortunate…hell throw all of those that want to share the wealth together and give them what they want), remove the education department and give “teaching” back to the local communities, Cut the Dept. of Labor, the EPA, FTC and start to ensure that regulations are not passed without the CONSENT of Congress.

You do these few things, it really is not that much once you starve the PIGS, and we can grow the economy, grow our knowledge, grow our fortunes and once again, return to a true Republic.