Why the Republican Party Can’t Win

Government shutdown

The Republican Party can’t win the budget debate no matter the outcome. Even if they win, they lose. No matter what side of the blame game fence you are on, whether you think it is the Republican’s fault, the Democrat’s fault, the President’s fault or a combination of all three, is irrelevant, the fact is the government is shut down and the game of “chicken” will need to end.

The Republican Party has shown it has changed and will never be the same. They have shown they no longer will bend to the will of the “Old Guard” of the party, whether it is Speaker of the House John Boehner (R – OH) or Senator John McCain (R – AZ). There is a new breed of republican in the party, younger and more passionate about their political ideology. They believe in true conservatism, fiscal responsibility, strict constitutionality, less government and free enterprise. Yes, these are the original principles the tea party believed in before they split into several groups with their own agendas and became exactly what the left predicted they would.

This causes a problem for the party since the established faction of the party seems to be unwilling to change, in fact as proven in the 2012 elections, they want to become more like the Democrats in their ideology, “moving toward the center” as they call it. After the election, and even in the more recent special Senate election in Massachusetts, there were calls that the party needs to be more like the Democrats in order to win. If the Republican Party has been trying this and they still haven’t won then it should be obvious this is not working, instead they need to return true conservatism. The strategy of people like Karl Rove has been to advocate for a more “squishy” Republican Party and have fallen away for the party of Ronald Reagan.

If the Republican Party yields to the President and the Democrats passing the budget with nothing added, they will have lost the respect of the true conservatives in the country, which could lead to a third party. There have been indications that this could happen regardless of the budget results. The old Republican Party has shown it can’t win, and many republicans are fleeing the party. Whether you believe that the tea party is already this third party or just an arm of the republicans is irrelevant, either way the party will be split beyond repair.

Would a third party be any more successful than the Republicans? It’s hard to say, if it is approached correctly it could but it won’t be easy and won’t happen overnight. As the old saying goes, “All politics is local” and this is where the change would need to begin. In some areas this is already happening and we see more conservative republicans making inroads. As the ideals of the people at the bottom change, these ideals will work their way up. The establishment needs to be replace but they have gained so much money and power, whether Republican or Democrat, this will take time.

The longer the impasse goes on, the more the Republican Party will be blamed as this is how the narrative has been framed from the start of the “crisis” and it will continue. As long as the mainstream media refuses to report independently and without bias the American people will never get the truth, only the truth as defined by the left (CNN, MSNBC) or the right (Fox News).

This crisis goes deeper than just whether Obamacare becomes law or not, it goes to the fundamental principles this country was founded on. Unless the Republican Party goes back to these principles, they can’t win.

Commentary by Paul Roy

Related:

 Shutdown Shame – Graham Noble

Republican Party Responsible for Shutdown – Amy Whately

Republican Party Will Cave on Budget Battle – Danyelle C. Overbo

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Sources:

American Thinker

Tea Party Nation

MySanAntonio.com

19 Responses to "Why the Republican Party Can’t Win"

  1. Chris Mc   October 4, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Absolutely hilarious to see the republicans scramming to figure a way out now that they realize the entire country sees them for what they are a bunch of self centered lying idiots only concerned about themselves and the rich. eat it Ted Cruz and John Boehner…hows that shut down working for you…lol

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    • Paul Roy   October 5, 2013 at 4:59 am

      How’s the hope and change thing working for you?

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  2. Ed   October 4, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Paul – you may love it or you may hate it but Obamacare became law three years ago. Your comment “…whether Obamacare becomes law…” is misguided.

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    • Paul Roy   October 5, 2013 at 4:53 am

      Yes, I know, but there is a possibility, no matter how remote, it could be defeated, which is why I put that in there. Thanks for the comment.

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  3. Owen Shok   October 4, 2013 at 6:41 am

    Paul, until the earmark process is restored or something similar, the all-or-nothing strategy will continue.

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    • Paul Roy   October 5, 2013 at 5:01 am

      I agree Owen, I think something similar would be good, although even that can be mis-used.

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  4. Buster Brown   October 4, 2013 at 5:57 am

    The tea party is not made up of conservatives, it consists of reactionaries and religious bigots. They are the reason I and many other Americans have left the GOP.

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    • Paul Roy   October 5, 2013 at 4:58 am

      Buster, why is it that you need to resort to name calling?
      You have obviously fallen for the rhetoric which is spread by the left leaning media, which is fine, but also shows your true self.
      Thanks for the comment.

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    • Scott Chandler   October 13, 2013 at 7:38 am

      I remember the signs at Tea Party rallies: “Keep your socialist hands off my Medicare!”

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  5. truth   October 4, 2013 at 5:17 am

    the are very old for the time we are living they heads are like mushrooms or it grows one

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  6. Artie Qewpie   October 4, 2013 at 12:56 am

    While your ridiculously unsupported conclusions irritate me, your stilted, awkward writing style is really what has precipitated this here nugget of feedback: Learn to write! This reads like something bashed out by a sleep-deprived junior high student…. I’d address the point(s) you were attempting to make, but I can’t read more than a few lines before wanting to scream.

    Don’t believe me? There is probably some website you could get anonymous feedback from; have someone review your prose. Find one of ’em, and see if they don’t tell you your style consists entirely of stilted run-ons and only a vague awareness of the noble comma.

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  7. naksuthin   October 3, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    It makes sense that Republicans split into two parties. If you have strong ideological principles it’s very hard to have a “big tent” for all your members.
    Democrats don’t mind rubbing shoulders with Conservative Democrats who may be pro gun and anti abortion, while Conservatives regard any left leaning ideology as heresy.
    If you aren’t Conservative you are a “RHINO’
    Democrats have no such label. You can be left leaning, centrist or conservative…and you are still welcome under the Democratic big tent.
    But you won’t ever hear a Republican say publicly that they are for Obamacare, higher taxes, more social spending.
    A Republican would quickly lose his right to call hiimself a Republican if he held any of those views.

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    • Paul Roy   October 4, 2013 at 12:20 am

      The reason the Republican Party continues to lose is because they are becoming like the Democrats and moving away from their conservative values. I will agree that they could move toward the left on social issues however.

      The problem is that the center has moved to the left.

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      • newt   October 9, 2013 at 7:04 am

        The American majority no longer believes in what the Republicans call ‘conservative’ values. Those values more often than not prove to be divisive, exclusionary, and designed to benefit the wealthy few. Only the gullible, ignorant, or entitled vote Republican these days.

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  8. Jon Davis   October 3, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I keep thinking that the Tea Party should be declared a terrorist organization that used political terrorism to shut down the American Government. It’s leaders should be arrested and sent to Guantanamo for full rendition tactics until they give up all other people carrying out their attack on the US.

    But hey, it’s America. If we can’t get past this, then we don’t deserve the country.

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    • Paul Roy   October 4, 2013 at 12:18 am

      Terrorists, extremists, anarchists, why is it the left always resorts to calling their opponents names?

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      • njbj   October 4, 2013 at 1:15 pm

        Have you seen what they call our president?
        I suppose I should be grateful the GOP has left the President’s children out of the disrespectful name calling, small comfort though it be.

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    • Raf   October 6, 2013 at 1:07 pm

      It is true that the so called “Tea Party” is alienating the Republican party and bringing America to the brink of collapse. Unfortunately our US is a tale of two countries, one side embrace peoples rights and a more inclusive society, the other consists of the backward minded and racists of the less developed areas of US.

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      • Paul Roy   October 6, 2013 at 1:12 pm

        You just gave me an idea for my next article, Why can’t the left be civil?

        Reply

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