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Republican Party As A Conservative Party

Should Paleo Conservatives attempt to take over the Republican Party and turn it into an American Conservative Party?

In the real world of politics would this be possible?


Sure it is possible. Opening up the GOP to internal debate by eliminating the (dying) Democratic party as a major player is what the last election was all about.

The template for action (no matter what flavor of conservative you happen to be) is readily available. Follow the history of the socialist, communist and Democratic parties from Wilson to Carter.

For years and years, all the ferment and debate was within the Democratic party. And they party was dragged further and further left by the activists. So far left, so into cultural marxism that the public left the party. But that took 50 years and, in the interim, the socialists and communists had many of their party positions incorporated into the Democratic Party platform.

The GOP sat on the sidelines watching. For many congresses, we have a virtual one party system. Consider these margins:

Clinton 1993-1995

Dem 258
Rep 176
Other 1

Dem 57
Rep 43

Carter 1977-1979

Dem 292
Rep 143

Dem 61
Rep 38
Other 1

LBJ 1965-1967

Dem 295
Rep 140

Dem 68
Rep 32
Other 1

FDR 1937-1939

Dem 331
Rep 89
Other 13

Dem 76
Rep 16
Other 4

Notice the LBJ Congress. A supermajority. 1965 was the year, the last year, when the left had al l its dreams fulfilled. That was the congress which created the social pathologies which plague us to this day. Notice the Clinton Congress. A nice majority. But even with that, Democrats were not able after over 40 years of trying to put the crown jewel—National Socialized Health Care—on the New Deal.

Bottom line is this: Internal fighting is fine. But, come election time, it is imperative to get those huge majorities and further eviscerate the Democratic party. If religious conservatives, paleos, ne ocons, economic conservatives and Rinos stay home or vote Democrat in protest because they did not get all they wanted (and nobody ever does get it all), we’ll simply go back to decades more of cultural marxist control.

The American system is designed t o be gunked up. Which is fortunate because had it not been, under FDR we might very well have ended up with full blown a (not rhetorical) fascist/communist hybrid.