Is the Conservative Grassroots Just a Paper Tiger?
Allah thinks so:
[Arlen Specter] is why I scoff at threats that we’re going to bounce those who voted for amnesty with primary challenges. If we had any power to get rid of incumbents, don’t you think we would have sent this tool packing decades ago?I think Allah raises a decent point, but I also think an awful lot of folks in this country are just now waking up to how much the elite machinery protects its own. George W. Bush was able to give the Snarlin' Spectre a nice boost to fend off a primary challenge by Pat Toomey just a few years back. Any chance that Bush could swoop into Pennsylvania and give Spectre a big boost today? Not much. It's not just Bush. The rank-and-file Republicans are a lot less likely today to trust the party leadership in general. I believe that collapse of trust is going to make a difference next year. How much of a difference remains to be seen. If we can't pry the worst RINOs out in the primaries, then I may be more receptive to Ace's position on what to do about these guys in the general.
Were Conservatives could really hold sway and control elections would be in the red states the west and especially the south. Concentration their would bring some victories and over time backed by deeds that base could be expanded.
I still believe thou the answer is forming a Conservative Alliance that you could donate to rather than the RNC this Alliance then from within the Republican party make donations to push over like minded Conservatives in the Primaries (were Conservative sway will be the strongest). A little money in the primary will go alot further than a general election. A bonus would be that if the Conservative Alliance group was picky in who they allowed to pimp thier membership bonofieds then like in 06' when the Rhinos went on a spend and graft spree along with some kiddy f*ckin to boot the Alliance members could step out of that umbrella and maybe all those Blue Dogs would have been Conservative Alliance members who took out the incumbents in the primaries and rode in the general as not a Republican but a Republican Conservative.
Posted by: C-Low at June 29, 2007 10:49 AM
Posted by: Jaded at June 29, 2007 11:38 AM
USA, all the way!
Posted by: Michael Weaver at June 29, 2007 02:25 PM
Posted by: Greyrooster at June 29, 2007 03:00 PM
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