I have been scolded by many fearful third party opponents who say that any third party candidate will only seal a democrat win. I have to say this is bunk. I think the republican party is afraid, that any third party candidate will ruin their chance of winning and perpetuating the republican dynasty. As a result they are using the usual scare tactics to try to get legitimate candidates marginalized before they can gain a foothold. Isn’t it we the people who decide who we will vote for? Aren’t we just looking for the best people to represent us in this representative form of government? Ask yourselves this, How has the republican party represented you in the last decade? I think the republicans are just afraid of being marginalized themselves, like the whigs that they replaced in the 19th century. Perhaps it is time for a new party to come on to the scene.
We have to remember what these people have done, not for us, but to us. The record is clear. If you think back it was not long ago that it was these republicans who were in charge, with a majority in both houses and a republican president. How did that work for us? Did we cut spending? No, we spent more. Was the deficit reduced? No, we had, and still have, record deficits. Wait a minute, didn’t they vote for the first bailout under a republican president? When you think about it the republicans really didn’t represent our best interest at all. And now they want us to believe they have changed their ways. I don’t know about you, but I don’t believe it for one minute. I think that they’re pissing on my back and telling me it’s raining.
What attracted me to the tea party movement was the fact that the tea party people were truly non partisan. They were equally disgusted with both parties. In fact, it was this very disgust that motivated the republicans to vote the way they did on the health care bill. Unfortunately it didn’t stop them from throwing Jim Bunning under the bus when he tried to stop a bill that was violating the paygo rule. The fact that they voted against the health care bill doesn’t hold much weight when you couple it with the fact that we are drowning in debt and they are about to vote for a 2.8 billion aid package for Haiti. No, these republicans haven’t changed at all.
Let me say this to any prospective voter. Give every candidate an equal chance to earn your vote and I mean EARN. This is what primary elections are for. How can you say that you are making an intelligent decision when the only choices are between a democrat or republican. Isn’t that kind of like a choice between shit and excrement. The republicans seem to think that the congressional seats belong to the republican party. To quote a newly elected senator ”This is not the democrats seat it’s the peoples seat”. How quickly they have forgotten this lesson. They may have already forgotten this lesson but we can’t. Their arrogance is simply astounding.
If the republicans really want to do what is best for The People, then in a race where a third party candidate is doing better than them, perhaps it is they who should step aside and let the best candidate win. Did it ever occur to them that if they did the honorable thing that the democrat would still lose? A true statesman would rather bow out of a race for the good of the country, than ruin a race for the good of the party. It seems to me that it is the republican party that is spoiling the race, for the people. Face it the two parties have ruled for long enough. If you take an honest look at what this two party system has done for us already you would have to say that we need a third party.