Saving What’s Left Of The Conservative Movement…From Itself And From People Like Trump Who Tried To Destroy It
By Dave Levine
Last night, I was depressed over the shocking win by the Sociopath who will be our next President. It also depressed me that the RINOs I wanted voted out of office kept their seats and their control over that body. It was indeed “a night of joy for the Chamber of Commerce”!
Today, I had to make a decision on whether to continue to speak out as a true Conservative or let my voice be “silenced” by the many calls I’ve seen on Facebook and elsewhere by some Conservatives–mostly Evangelicals–asking others on the right (Cruzites, mostly) “to forgive Trump and to give him a chance”.
I’ve seen this sort of effort before with G.W. Bush in 2000 and 2004. Many idiot Conservatives “gave Bush a chance” and we ended up with “The Do-Nothing Congress” for 6 long years, The Pill Bill, bank bailouts, two unending wars against countries that were not our enemies and recessions up the ying yang that cost millions of American jobs and led to small businesses failing all over the place. We know what that cost (millions of aliens legal and illegal rushed in and took over those jobs and businesses) and that changed the country forever.
Trump and the GOP–the RNC, to be exact–came out attacking Ted Cruz and the Conservative movement last year and this year. He said he didn’t need our (Conservative) votes. After bowing out in early May, Cruz finally capitulated by pushing “the lesser of two evils” narrative (as every good Republican does) as to why we should vote for the Sociopath. For many of us, it didn’t change a thing–we either voted third party, wrote-in or stayed home but it didn’t matter. Other Conservatives followed Cruz’s lead by quietly voting for the Maniac and millions of Democrats crossed over for Trump. He and the RINOs won. Conservatives lost.
The House Republicans now hold a 28-seat lead over Pelosi and the Democrats. They lost 4 of those 28 seats last night and 4 more are still too close to call. So, essentially, the House RINOs didn’t lose much yesterday–at the most 8 seats. We at The Dave Levine Show were calling for and hoping for 20 to 25-seat loss by House RINOs and specifically 22 to 25 RINOs. Rep. Darrell Issa–one of the worst RINOs in the House and one of those 25 I listed–is in a race that is too close to call today. One Conservative I’m not familiar with, Rep. Scott Garrett, lost. So, as it stands, the best the Dems can do is pick up 8 House seats leaving the GOP with a 20-seat majority. The RINOs will remain in power there. Conservatives lost.
This Election was NOT a repudiation of the RINOCRACY in D.C.–it was a repudiation of 8 years of left-wing politics and in particular, Obamacare and Executive Amnesty, both of which Hillary Clinton approved of. Granted, the Republicans capitulated to Obama in almost every issue. There was no representation anymore in Congress.
By the way, about 80% of Evangelical voters–most of them Republican–voted for Trump…giving him Iowa, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky and Mississippi. Of those, North Carolina was the key if Hillary lost Florida. My thanks to Karen Sutton Brooks on Facebook for giving me the percent figure.
Saving the GOP from itself IS NOT what I’m all about as I’ve been an Independent Conservative since 1996. What needs to be “saved” and “nourished”, however, is the once great Conservative movement!
How do we do this, you may ask?
I’ll be writing about that in future columns and talking about it on the Show on Tuesday.