I was trying to avoid writing about Tuesday’s election results, as I figured it would be overly saturated with coverage and I did not want to beat a dead horse… a term which takes on a whole new meaning when you consider Thad Cochran’s affection for farm animals. However, I noticed that one particular race was not getting near the attention that it deserves. While voters in Mississippi screwed the pooch and gave the senate primary runoff to that senile, animal fornicator, Thad Cochran, the voters in Maryland’s 6th district got it right and handed a victory to Dan Bongino.
Bongino said his message would be “plain and simple” to emphasize less government control in the lives of Americans. He noted that in Maryland there had been 40 tax increases “over the last gubernatorial administration.”
“You want to spend more of the money you earn? You want to control your own healthcare, and you want to pick where your kid goes to school? Then, welcome to the new Republican party. That’s us,” he said.
Dan Bongino also noted that “the real fight we face right now isn’t Republican vs Democrat, it’s DC insiders versus the rest of us.”
The Cochran victory bears that out, as he had to portray the base of his own party as racist in order to draw Democrats to vote for him, which was clearly his only hope for a win. Even Bongino said he was surprised by the result in that race.
Of course the liberals are thrilled that Thad Cochran was able to vanquish “the” Tea Party. Even ultra-liberal Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), was happy that a big money spender could win in a “red state.” And an article in New Republic detailed the ways that Cochran owes black voters for putting him over the top. Of course, given his NAACP favorability rating of only 4%, few sane people believe the Democrats who turned out for Cochran in the GOP runoff will vote for him in the general. He may have just delayed the inevitable if conservatives are pissed off enough to stay home in November.
And THAT is the point. If the GOP has become so corrupt that they have to appeal to Democrats to get them across the finish line, then the GOP is dead. Let them fall on their own sword and go the way of the Whigs. If conservatives are the enemy, then the Republican elite has no right to expect our votes, and they have no right to blame us for their defeat. They cannot have it both ways.
I am not saying that principled Republicans do not exist within the party, but a line has to be drawn and members of the GOP must now choose a side. Will it be the Cochran side, the old guard represented by a senile, big government welfare pusher and animal molester who is so dim that he was not even aware of the Eric Cantor loss until several days later? OR will it be the Bongino side, the new Republican Party represented by a bold, outspoken Constitutionalist who stands for the small government principles that the current GOP left long ago? That is a message that can resonate with people of all political persuasions, IF we have the right messenger.
Dan Bongino posted a powerful message on Facebook on Saturday, June 21. I will end today’s rant by yielding the floor, and I will let you decide whether or not this is a candidate that the conservative movement can rally around. Mr. Bongino:
We are watching, in real time, the collapse of the big-government model on which the house of liberalism has been built. The only question remaining is, when will those on the far left accept the results, rather than the intentions of the big government model?
President Obama ran on the idea that a big government can solve big problems, yet this model has not only not solved any of our big problems, but it has created new ones, while aggravating old ones created by prior administrations.
Think about where we find ourselves. We are in the midst of a border crisis on our southern border, a civil war in Iraq, an aggressive expansion of Russian territory, a historically unpopular healthcare initiative, record numbers of Americans both outside of our workforce and receiving disability payments from the government, a crisis where our own IRS admits to targeting Americans, then pleads the 5th, then “loses” only the emails of the suspects involved, destroys their hard-drives and tells us nothing is wrong. And where is our President on these issues? He is issuing public statements on how he disagrees with the name of an NFL team. Calling this leadership is either willfully misleading or un-willfully blind.
If “Bush did it”, then Obama “did it” worse. If we are going to blame Bush for starting the house fire, isn’t it fair to blame Obama for pouring gasoline on it?
November is rapidly approaching and yes, voting matters. If you believe otherwise, we’ll take action while you sit back and just take it. Stand up, fight back, and cede no more ground.
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