Can Republicans Put Country First? Part 2: Compromise


SW Hill NoLet’s get down to business. You’re not going to like what I say, based on reactions to Part 1 and Part 1.5, but I’m fed up with the endless accusations from both sides of the “conservative” divide.  A Hillary Clinton win is not inevitable, unless we choose to keep fighting.  If you choose to believe the only way to beat her is through Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, despite the truth in both cases, it’s over and we’ve lost.  All of us have lost.

I’ve heard if both sides in a divorce are unhappy with the settlement, it’s probably about right.  Each is required to concede things they’d rather not.  This clearly applies to the Republican separation we’re struggling through.  Our timing could not be worse.  We are facing the Queen of Corruption and tempers are flaring — a step back and some deep breathing are mandatory, to evaluate with clear heads.  Do that now.

Now we can establish priorities.

1. COMMIT

The first priority: commit to vote the under-ticket on Election Day, and assist others to do the same.

It is imperative that we hold the House and Senate, regardless of the Presidential race.  Make this your primary focus.  It’s likely that we’re going to have a President Clinton…again, and we may have to rely on the House and Senate to hold the line against her.

The weather can’t matter, how busy you are can’t matter — you cannot allow anything to keep you from voting Election Day 2016.  This is for our country folks — it’s the most important action you can take to stabilize your nation.

We feel betrayed by the House and Senate, we’re angry.  Their weakness is largely responsible for this untenable position; they rolled over for the Obama Administration.  We’ve learned an invaluable lesson – we must hold our representatives accountable.

2. LEARN

The second priority: be more politically astute and active.

Writing a letter or calling your representative asking them to support upcoming legislation or vote against a bill takes a few minutes…and works.  Shut down their server or clog up their phone lines — they’ll notice.

Conservatives don’t organize efficiently, and that must change.  We are a powerful voting bloc.  Voting, and then leaving it solely on representatives until the next election is not an option.  Ultimately, this situation is our doing; we don’t pay attention, and then we vote these same people into office again.

Had we been paying attention to what was happening on Capitol Hill, we could have sent the unmistakable message — “your days are numbered.”  It’s tempting to place the blame on them, but crucial that we take some responsibility in this disaster.  Another lesson learned via divorce, if we don’t learn from this experience, we’ll be right back here before we know it.

3. STAND

It’s now time to turn our gaze to the presidential mess.  Enough with the juvenile squabbling from all sides. The only shot we have to take the White House back is Plan B, because though statistics vary, approximately half of Republicans and conservatives feel they can’t or won’t vote for Donald Trump.  There will be plenty of time later to assess blame, but it’s counterproductive with less than 70 days to the election.

My last word on Donald Trump: if he is a true patriot, he will acknowledge the dire state of his effort, and resign the nomination, putting the welfare of the nation and its people before himself.

I don’t think that’s going to happen, to the delight of half and the disgust of the other half.  How can we find a way to get on the same page?

Compromise.  We each give up our ideal, and get behind a dark horse.

Doing this, we have a legitimate, admittedly shaky, path to victory, and the defeat of Hillary Clinton.  It’s the only way at this late date, and it can be accomplished through technology.  It will take us putting the country above ourselves, unprecedented since the signing of the Constitution and adoption of the Bill of Rights.  The Founders fought like hell, but found compromise, knowing that if they couldn’t come together, the country would fail. We’re in a parallel situation.  They took a stand.  Will you?CPC Founders Signing

This is an historic election season — if ever there was a moment in time, it’s now.  It’s a gamble.  Perhaps you’re one of the voices saying, “_______________ is the only person who can save the country!”

Incontrovertibly false.

No mortal can do this alone, not Ted Cruz and not Donald Trump; let’s all get over ourselves.  The Ted Cruz Write-In Campaign can’t prevail, and the Donald Trump Campaign won’t prevail — they are the carcasses of this horrid, divisive primary season.  They’re in the rear view mirror — RIP.

No matter who is put in office, it’s a roll of the dice.  How many times have representatives disappointed us? How many times have they said one thing and done another?  If you’re honest with yourself, you’ll recall being really juiced about a candidate, and ending up feeling betrayed; we can never be sure what the future will bring.

The Scorpion and the Frog

A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the
scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The
frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion
says, “Because if I do, I will die too.”

The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream,
the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of
paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown,
but has just enough time to gasp “Why?”

Replies the scorpion: “Its my nature…  –Aesop’s Fables

There has never been a perfect candidate in the history of any nation.  All are human, and perfection doesn’t exist within the human race.  As fellow imperfect beings, we must be willing to find our best choice to beat the DNC machine, and make it happen.  It will take all of us — Trumpers, Cruzers — with the common goal of defeating Clinton.

A significant level of support exists for Gary Johnson; he is a terrible candidate — a poor public speaker, and more than a little “out there” in terms of our requirements.  He’s a scratch.

At this juncture we need a warm body with basic conservative credentials who supports:

  • Constitutional principles — pro-gun, religious freedom, state’s rights, small government, etc.
  • A strong military
  • Free market capitalism
  • Securing the border
  • Life

It means supporting someone with no public history of which to speak, who has been involved and focused on politics enough to know what goes on behind the scenes, who can assess the players and how the game is played, and who is willing to accept the responsibility to become fully informed and advised on foreign policy, one of our most pressing security issues.

This is a one-issue election — to beat Hillary and install Constitutionally Conservative Supreme Court Justices.  That’s it.

SW MemesA plain vanilla, guy-next-door is the best and wisest choice this year.  We don’t need a tornado, the focus should be on damage control; cleaning up the mess that big government invariably creates.

There are third-party alternatives running that meet these requirements: Darryl Castle, Tom Hoefling, and Evan McMullin.

Before your head explodes, it’s fair to say this proposal is uncomfortable for me and will be for everyone — that’s a given.  They’ve not been vetted from a public perspective, not gone through the rigors of the primary season, and all are virtually unknown.  It’s worth recalling that we don’t choose candidates.  The Party — money, corporate interests, media, and lobbyists — picks candidates, who say what will get them elected.

Most have wished for a regular man or woman as an honest broker for the electorate — of the people and by the people — to advocate for us.  Having a fairly unspoiled candidate not beholden to anyone is a dream, and these men are willing to be put through the paces, harassed, poked, and prodded incessantly, until Election Day.  Without a commitment to give them a fair shot, none have a prayer.

I propose that we all work to get these guys on ballots and in debates.  The idea is to give us options and buy us time, to choose one candidate we can comfortably support.  Even if they aren’t included in the debates with Hillary and Donald, it’s conceivable to put these men together in multiple question and answer sessions.

I’ll research these candidates, and provide objective information about each of them as I find it.  Your job is to stop arguing and assist these gentlemen to get on ballots and in the media.  If they need signatures, help them reach the required number.  Create opportunities.

The Drowning Man

A fellow was stuck on his rooftop in a flood. He was praying to God for help. Soon a man in a rowboat came by and the fellow shouted to the man on the roof, “Jump in, I can save you.” The stranded fellow shouted back, “No, it’s OK, I’m praying to God and he is going to save me.” So the rowboat went on.

Then a motorboat came by. “The fellow in the motorboat shouted, “Jump in, I can save you.”
To this the stranded man said, “No thanks, I’m praying to God and he is going to save me. I have faith.” So the motorboat went on.

Then a helicopter came by and the pilot shouted down, “Grab this rope and I will lift you to safety.” To this the stranded man again replied, “No thanks, I’m praying to God and he is going to save me. I have faith.” So the helicopter reluctantly flew away.

Soon the water rose above the rooftop and the man drowned. He went to Heaven. He finally got his chance to discuss this whole situation with God, at which point he exclaimed, “I had faith in you but you didn’t save me, you let me drown. I don’t understand why!”

To this God replied, “I sent you a rowboat and a motorboat and a helicopter, what more did you expect?

We have the power to turn this year’s election fiasco around — Dark Horse 2016.

SW Dark HorseThis is a numbers game; we won’t have to commit to any candidate until November 8, 2016.  If we’re legitimately seeking to defeat Hillary Clinton, we must find common ground — the only possible track to block a Clinton win.

Are you doing everything possible to beat Clinton?  If you’re hell-bent on screaming at Trumpers, Cruzers, or Johnsoners, you’re part of the problem, not the solution.

Remember, Republicans have a gift for losing eminently winnable elections.

The division must end to succeed in our quest.

COMMIT.  LEARN.  STAND.

You can make a difference.

 

One thought on “Can Republicans Put Country First? Part 2: Compromise

  1. This is an election that will be decided by a plurality vote the Candidates are Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Gary Johnson none of them are perfect. But once the election is over the nation needs to come together.

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