[This is a comment and reply occasioned by the article Will Americans vote from fear or bravely to conserve what they love?]
Odd timing to abandon the GOP, when the TEA Party influence is on the rise and the Socialist Liars Party hates God. I think you guys are closet Obama supporters. Don’t you realize we have to gain control of both houses of Congress or America is over? Do you not see the existential threat to our way of life?
It’s ironic that , having years ago and ever since laid everything I have on the line to warn people of the existential threat Obama poses to America, I should have to endure the slings and arrows of uninformed innuendo. Thanks to my experience I have some first hand knowledge of which of Obama’s foes fought him on grounds of truth and principle all along, and which of them actually tolerated, or even aided and abetted him in his rise to power, though they strike a pose of opposition now because it serves their political ambitions. I know therefore that Obama is just part of the existential threat, which comes from the whole left-turning elitist faction that presently controls both political parties. If we fight one wing while the other triumphs unconditionally with our support, we only help America to succumb to the existential threat. To save our country, we must see and deal with the whole threat, not given in to an elitist constructed scenario that uses us to carry it out. So, if you take the time to read what I have written about the “Platform Republican” Strategy you should realize that it does not encourage conservative voters to abandon the GOP, YET. It involves rejecting a GOP candidate who epitomizes what’s wrong with the GOP (conservative rhetoric masking actions that surrender to or even promote socialism, the destruction of the Constitution, fiscal suicide (runaway debt and deficits), etc.), while voting, to the extent conscience permits, for the rest of the GOP ticket. The aim is to demonstrate dramatically the solid strength of the conservative voter base by giving those who presumably support the GOP platform a solid conservative “yes” (despite the Platform’s imperfections) with a majority that noticeably exceeds what Romney gets. (BTW, the “Platform Republican” approach gives disaffected conservatives a reason to go to the polls. They can express their disaffection by refusing to vote for Romney. But by encouraging them to vote for the rest of the GOP ticket, the “Platform Republican” approach actually increases the likelihood of GOP majorities in both the Senate and the House. It will of course interfere with any elitist faction efforts to claim that such victories result from Romney’s “coattails”. The result strengthens the conservative ability to battle socialism even if and when Romney is the one pushing for it, (as he did as governor of Massachusetts. You knew that, yes?)
Given the track record of the Boehner led House, this way of voting is not a vote of confidence in the GOP leadership. It’s a message conveying the strength of the conservative base, with the clear implication that if the GOP surrender to socialism, etc. continues, conservatives have the voting strength and the independent political will to stand apart from BOTH wings of the left-turning elitist faction (Obama Democrat or Romney Republican) and achieve political victory on their own.
This demonstration of strength and resolve may or may not influence the behavior of the elitist GOP leaders. It probably won’t, since their post-2010 behavior has already demonstrated that they don’t take their marching orders from grassroots people. But too many grassroots conservatives lack confidence in their own strength. They are accepting the “no choice but the GOP” road to conservative self-extinction. The “Platform Republican” approach lets them give in to this weakness one more time, but in a way that should greatly increase their ability thereafter to trust in their own independent strength. The only way to prove that strength TO THEMSELVES is by refusing to vote for a GOP candidate who is a false-flag conservative, whose record of action consistently contradicts his conservative lip-service. Once they do, the conservative threat to “hold the GOP’s feet to the fire” will be backed by a credible demonstration that conservatives have the independence in thought and action needed to respond to more GOP betrayal by striking out on our own. On the other hand, without proving such independence a Romney victory will simply verify that the elitist faction can stampede conservatives at will into supporting whatever sham conservatives they serve up. This will make the GOP’s elitist leaders impervious to “paper tiger” conservative political outrage that routinely burns itself out without damage to their agenda of control. Why should the left-turning, America-compromising GOP elitists fear a fire whose heat they can routinely channel and control as they please?
[WILL YOU SAY NO TO OBAMA? WILL YOU SAY NO TO ROMNEY? WILL YOU SAY NO TO SOCIALISM, WHATEVER PARTY LABEL IT WEARS? WILL YOU JOIN IN GIVING AN UNMISTAKABLE, VISIBLE POLITICAL MANDATE TO THE GOP'S "PLATFORM REPUBLICANS"? IF YOU WILL CONSIDER THE “PLATFORM REPUBLICAN” VOTER STRATEGY FOR THE 2012 ELECTION, JUST SEND ME AN EMAIL AT ALAN@LOYALTOLIBERTY.COM. PUT "YES I WILL" IN THE SUBJECT LINE. NO FURTHER MESSAGE IS NEEDED. OF COURSE YOUR ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS AND SUGGESTIONS WILL BE WELCOMED. AS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS APPROACH DEVELOPS, I'LL SEND EMAIL UPDATES TO THE REPLY ADDRESS YOU USE. ALSO, PLEASE SHARE THIS IDEA WITH OTHERS SO THEY CAN CONSIDER IT FOR THEMSELVES.]Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth? (Galatians 4:16)