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Can Bunning Make Good on Resignation Threat?

Jim Bunning (R, Ky.) is one of the most conservative members of the United States Senate. Unlike so many who wear the conservative label to get votes, but betray conservatives when called upon to vote, Bunning stands tall on issues like the defense of innocent life, the preservation of the natural family, and the paramount importance of securing our borders and enforcing our immigration laws. Mind you, I’m not saying I think he’s perfect. (Not unlike myself some years back, he hasn’t yet figured out the connection between so-called free trade and the surrender of American sovereignty to international socialism, for example. But given his otherwise consistent opposition to the socialist agenda, there’s reason to hope that he can be persuaded by the facts just as I was.) But his overall performance earns him a 2008 conservative MVP nomination at the very least. The clincher: he had the good sense and courage to vote against the $700 billion dollar leap into socialism (the so-called bank bailout). Understanding its true import, he also anticipated its now generally admitted failure to produce adequate results.

Now Michael Steele’s wannabe hip-hop Republicans (including Bunning’s Kentucky teammate, Senator Mitch McConnell) reportedly want Senator Bunning taken out of the game. They pretend it’s because of his age, his alleged gaffes, and his electoral vulnerability. We’re supposed to think it’s just a co-incidence that he’s the exact opposite of the Whitman (Meg or Christine Todd)-Romney anti-conservatives Steele has been bboyin’ with over the past few years. These powerheads mean to smack real conservatives like Bunning. Unlike in R Kelly’s classic video, they’re not even trying to keep it on the down low. Why? I think they want to demoralize conservative voters. Keep enough of them away from the polls, and elections will be decided by gotcha leftists (Democrat or Republicans) and their gimme constituents. This would redefine the political spectrum: Obama’s well-tailored, ruthless but soft-spoken communism on the left; Godless, boisterously greed driven Republican materialism on the right; with Mitt Romney’s pseudo-(that’s Greek for lying) conservatism claiming the middle ground. Sincerely pro-life conservatives who believe in God ordained unalienable rights, the Republic and truly free, private enterprise economics are to be stigmatized as senile, belittled as whack jobs, and generally set up to be talked down and driven out. This strategy similarly centers the cross hairs on the voting majority of the Republican electorate, not to mention the working majority of the American people. Tageting your own forces hardly seems like a good way to victory, which may be why people who refuse to put partisan blinders on have reached the conclusion that the Republican Party is wack (to put it in terms Steele Republicans want “the young people” to believe they understand.)

It doesn’t seem fair, though, to be so hard on the Republican leadership for using these tricks, and not say a word about the conservative donors and grassroots voters who are still willing to be taken in by them. As the RINO Republicans reposition the party to be the second head on the socialist body politic, these co-dependent conservatives need to stop co-operating with their abusers and file for divorce. Of course political parties aren’t really like marriages. Nobody should even pretend the association has to last a lifetime, and the only kids involved are the children and grandchildren the two-party socialists mean to crush under a load of debt, despotism and depravity.

The report has it that Bunning has threatened to resign if the Steele Republicans insist on coming after him. If he means to resign from the U.S. Senate, and let the Democrat governor of Kentucky give Senate Democrats a filibuster proof majority, that’s bad for America and would be hard to excuse. Instead he should just resign from the Republican Party. Given his brand of sincere, proven conservatism, there’s a growing constituency ready to rally to his support. It’s being organized in Kentucky and elsewhere, from the grassroots up, and is already by registration the third largest political party in America.

If I had the chance, I would suggest to Senator Bunning that while he’s thinking things through, it might be worth it to pay a visit to http://aipnews.com. Make the acquaintance of America’s Independent Party. Senator, you’re an incumbent with a staunch commitment to do right on issues many conservatives care about deeply. Unlike Michael Steele and other Republican Party figureheads of the moment, you don’t have to apologize for breaking faith with your constituents on these issues. In a three way general election contest, pro-life, secure borders, private enterprise loving, God fearing conservatives who are loyal to liberty and the Constitution, have the winning bloc of votes. Your proven good faith should give them a compelling reason to resist letting the Steele Republicans play their intended game of drive out, psych out and sell out against the conservative base. What’s more, in a U.S. Senate where so much rides on a one or two vote difference, think what an Independent sincerely conservative Senator might achieve.

AIP is appropriately dubbed the new home of American conservatism. This could be the chance for a conservative home run from a veteran pitcher who has what it takes to make it happen. Resign? Maybe. Just don’t give in.

Worth considering? Then don’t forget to DIGG IT!!!!

{ 6 comments… add one }
  • trompyx March 5, 2009, 3:20 pm

    very good post

  • Bakersdozen March 4, 2009, 7:10 pm

    What do you think about Alinski’s #12 Obama’s torturing his current victim, Rush Limbaugh. Regardless of your opinion of Limbaugh, he is their next victim. Can’t Keyes come help? People will listen to him if he can get an audience on television.

  • Bakersdozen March 3, 2009, 1:39 pm

    I love this new website. I have been a follower of Mr. Keyes for years. I totally agree with his comments about Mr. Bunning. (As a Kentucky Attorney, I have yet to disagree with Mr. Keyes on any topic.) As I read through this site, a thought occured to me…. Many American (registered republicans and democrats) believe strongly in the values of Mr. Keyes’ new party. We could target more than disappointed Republicans. Many uninformed Americans are registered Democrats with all of the same values as conservatives. Can we target them, too?

  • Bakersdozen March 3, 2009, 1:20 pm

    I have been a follower of Mr. Keyes for several years. As a Kentucky Attorney, I cannot agree more with Mr. Keyes views. (But, then again, I have never seen a Keyes’ view that I didn’t share.) While reading through this new site, a thought occured to me, Mr. Keyes. Instead of your new party affiliation being targeted to mainly dissatisfied Republicans, can we not target all those patriotic Americans (Democrats and Republicans)who do believe in God, Jesus Christ, and a free market economy? I can be reached for more discussion. Just post in this site if you would like to discuss my ideas. I would be happy to help with your efforts if you need me.

  • Rhett March 2, 2009, 11:19 pm

    I am still new to the political world having recently graduated from my High school, but Alan Keyes is a man I respect as a politician. Just today my father showed me the debate between Mr. Keyes and Mr. Obama and I could not help but say to myself, this politician deserves more recognition than he has received. He stands for what the country was founded for. Alan Keyes has gained my respect and prayer for what he believes.

  • Steve Schulin March 2, 2009, 7:10 pm

    I spent many a pleasant summer afternoon in my youth listening to the Phillies’ game on the radio. Some of the Saturday games would get televised, and that was a special treat. When Jim Bunning and Sandy Koufax were the opposing pitchers. or Bunning and Juan Marichal, you were ready for 9 innings of as close to perfect pitching as you could imagine. And final score of 1-0 was more the rule than the exception. When Bunning pitched a perfect game for the Phillies, he became the first pitcher to have thrown one in both American and National Leagues. I think Jim Bunning and America’s Independent Party could be a great fit in many ways.

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