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Teeing it up: A Round at the LINKs (Beginning of the End Edition)


maine-golfingIt pains me to say this but I believe that 2012 will be remembered as the year that marked the beginning of the end for the Republican Party.  I don’t say this because we lost the Presidential election and seats in both the Senate and House.  I say this is because the Republican Party is no longer the party for limited government, limited spending, low taxes, and individual liberty.  The truth is they had been drifting away from their core values since George W. Bush.  I guess I just didn’t want to believe it.  My point is I believe it now and my guess is I’m not alone.  The establishment types are pushing out the base and without the base they cannot win.  I know a number of card carrying Republicans who are unhappy with the current party leadership and the direction the party is going.  I find it extremely disheartening to see the Republicans cave on every issue before them and the Democrats always gaining the upper hand.  The Republicans continue to struggle with the conservative message and this tells me a great deal about the current state of the party.  You only struggle with something if you question it and right now many establishment type Republicans are questioning the conservative message.  When a political party reaches the point that they no longer believe in their platform then it’s time for them to pack it up.  You either believe and advance conservative principles or you don’t.

Ronald Reagan believed and because he believe so strongly in the conservative cause he sold it with ease.  He conveyed conservative ideas perfectly and people bought into what he was selling.  Boehner and his establishment ilk no longer believe in conservatism so they struggle trying to sell it.  And as long as these people are running the show the Republican Party will continue to decline and its influence will be greatly diminished.  The only hope to turn things around is for conservatives to take the keys away from the establishment. I just don’t see this happening.  And after the Republicans cave in once again to the class warfare, tax raising, success hating, big government loving, liberty stealing left during these fiscal cliff negotiations and allow taxes to be raised on the 2 percent, I predict the party is over.  I know it’s already over for me.  Now on to the links.

Below are links to outstanding articles by conservative bloggers.  Please take some time today to visit their sites and give them a New Year’s treat by hitting their tip jar if they have them.  They do the work the the MSM refuses to do…bring you the truth.  So tee it up and enjoy another SENTRY JOURNAL round at the LINKs. New Year

A Conservative Teacher: Vive la Revolution Against Boehner!

Ace of Spades:Next Phase Of The Gun Control Fight….Gun Shows

Adrienne’s Corner: Is it too late for the USA?…

America’s Chronicle: Three Good News entering 2013

American Glob: Lee Doren On The Fiscal Cliff, Gun Control And More

American Perspective: Hey Leftists, Think of the 2nd Amendment Like a Condom…(pic)

America’s Watchtower: Open thread for Sunday, December 30th: New commenting policy

ARRA News Service: Regulating the Militia

Atlas Shrugs: New York newspaper to violate privacy rights of even more gun permit holders after uproar

Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead: Taking Our Lumps

blogsense-by-barb: Indefinite Military Detention Of US Citizens To Be Signed Into Law By Obama

Blog de KingShamus: About The Human Reaction To Violence

Breitbart: If Boehner Goes, Who’s on Deck?

BUNKERVILLE: Warrantless spying passes with GOP- vote tally count

Catholibertarian: One Good Reason For Dignitatis Humanae

Capitol Commentary: ObamaNation: New Year’s Eve Edition

Conservatives on Fire: USA _ R.I.P. _ Was it Suicide or Murder or Stupidity?

Conservative Hideout 2.0: Earth First Calling for Creepy Mock “Assasinations”

COMMON CENTS: Charles Krauthammer on the Fiscal Cliff Negotations

Doug Ross@Journal: MARK LEVIN: Perhaps the Democrat Party should rename itself the Fascist Party

Eye of Polyphemus: Red Dwarf–“The Beginning”

Hot Air: House Dems to offer bill banning high-capacity magazines on first day of new session

iOwnTheWorld: Why the Founding Fathers Matter

J O S H U A P U N D I T: Update: The Benghazi Pneumonia and the Hillary Flu..

Laughing Conservative: ‘Concussed’ Hillary in Caribbean

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: @McConnellPress and @SpeakerBoehner — STOP

Liberty At Stake: A Goose For Every Gander

Libertarian Republican: Ron Paul on CNBC: Who will benefit ultimately with Fiscal Cliff? Democrats…

Maggie’s Notebook: First They Came For The Guns…

Manhattan Infidel: Manhattan Infidel Presents: A Sampling of New York Times Christmas Headlines

Mind Numbed Robot: Obama’s Legacy in One Word

Moonbattery: Lies Your History Teacher Told You

Motorcitytimes: UK Government Pushing for “Professional” Apprenticeships

NUKE’S: Saying Good-Bye To 2012

Pirate’s Cove: AP: Obama Offers Same Craptastic Fiscal Cliff Deal

Politics et al: Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Something is fundamentally wrong with the media in this country 

Political Clown Parade: Does This Obama Lapdog Have Alzheimers?

Political Realities: Obama The Chastiser

Proof Positive: Fiscal Cliff – Good to the Last Drop!

Randy’s Roundtable: Liar In Chief (still a liar) Can’t Stop Lying


Say Anything Blog: Why Government Promises For Spending Cuts Can’t Be Trusted

Spellchek: The truth behind Benghazi will blow you away!

teresamerica: Congress Declines To Protect Our Email Privacy

Texas Conservative News: We’re SAVED! Feinstein unveils sweeping gun-control agenda


The BLAZE: CNN Confronts Jesse Jackson Over Chicago’s High Gun Violence Despite Gun Laws

The Camp Of The Saints: It All Started With Magna Carta…

The Classic Liberal: theCL Report: Connecting the dots

The Daley Gator: Obama Administration: We Can And Will Force Christians To Act Against Their Faith

The Foundry: Top 10 Heritage Images of 2012

The Lonely Conservative: Should The People Pay For The Government They Voted For?

THE OTHER McCAIN: Needed: HR 824–House Select Committee On Benghazi

The Reaganite Republican: 10 Most Monumentally Idiotic Quotes of 2012

THE rightscoop: MUST WATCH – ZoNation: Don’t let liberals elect the first woman president!

The TexasFred Blog: States more divided than ever, NPR reports

Theo Spark: What You’ll See In The Rebellion…

TOTUS: Camping in the Rockies


WARD WORLD: Hobby Lobby Will Defy Obama HHS Mandate, Risk Millions in Fines

What Would The Founders Think: The Real Cause of The Benghazi Tragedy


WyBlog: Lisa Jackson resigns as EPA Administrator, will bring her job-killing acumen home…

Zilla of the Resistance: What Can be done To Change The Course We’re On?

John Boehner

Please vote for me again…I’m not done destroying the party

Thanks for all the great articles.  We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.  Please be safe.

Liberty forever, freedom for all!


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  • Bunkerville December 30, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Thanks again. Unless they dump Boehner, there is little hope. The tea party folks are what got them back after years. How soon they forget.
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  • Jim at Conservatives on Fire December 30, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    I can’t explain it, John, but I believe the GOP turned their back on conservatism the day that Reagan left office.

    Thanks for the link, my friend!
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  • Steve Dennis December 30, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Thanks for the link John and I am right there with you on the future of the Republican party. We have been trying to hold onto the belief that the Republicans still believe in limited government even as Bush increased spending and passed the PATRIOT Act. We did this because we believed that the Republicans were still the lesser of two evils, but there are many of us–myself included–who now see such a little difference between the two parties that we are no longer willing to settle for the lesser of two evils. While we still held our noses and voted for Romney there were many conservatives who came to this conclusion before we did and those conservatives stayed home. In my opinion that is why Obama won and if the Republicans don’t get their act together they will never win another election, and at this point I don’t even care if they do!
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    • John Carey December 30, 2012 at 10:06 PM

      I absolutely agree Steve. I believe that conservatives are going to either start looking for candidates that represent their views or they will continue to unplug and not participate in the process. Either way does not bold well for the Republican Party. The only thing that can save them is if they fire the establishment types in the party. I don’t see that happening.
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  • Harrison December 30, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Happy New Year and thanks (again) for the link.

    May 2013 be a better year for you than for our nation!

  • proof December 30, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Yeah. It’s hard to believe that the party of Lincoln can be turned around. I’m not ready to bail yet, mostly because I don’t see a third party alternative with the organization or clout to toss out the liberals or do anything other than be a minority party for the conceivable future. I admit, though, I could be joining you soon. Things are pretty bleak.
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  • LD Jackson December 31, 2012 at 3:53 AM

    Thanks for the link, John. I wish I could convince you that you are wrong in your assessment of the Republican Party. To do that, however, I would have to convince myself first. I have been unable to do that. I am afraid it does not bode well for us or the country we all love so much.
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    • John Carey December 31, 2012 at 5:39 AM

      You’re very welcome Larry. It pains me to say any of this because I have been a staunch supporter of the Republican Party for years. But I cannot to continue to support a party whose core values no longer align with mine. I’m done voting for the lessor of two evils. It is what has gotten us in this mess. I will be writing the RNC and my Senator to let him know.
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  • Jim at Conservatives on Fire December 31, 2012 at 7:18 AM

    In spite of it all, may you and yours have a great new year!
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  • Teresa Rice December 31, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Thank you very much for the linkage, John. Wishing you and yours a Happy and Blessed New Year.
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  • KingShamus January 1, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Here’s the thing–Political parties can and should die if they no longer have any meaning to anybody. The Federalists and The Whigs all crapped the mattress. The GOP isn’t guaranteed a spot at the political table. If they don’t adequately represent the traditionalist/constitutionalist people in America, let the Republican Party go away.

    Thanks for linking me, John. I appreciate it.
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    • John Carey January 1, 2013 at 5:29 PM

      I believe they’re on that path. The more they compromise on their principles the more they will lose their base and because the middle is shift to the left, they will struggle to find votes there. This is why I believe it’s the beginning of the end for the party.
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  • Maggie@MaggiesNotebook January 1, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Hi John, happy, happy New Year, and thank you for not forgetting about me while I was away from the computer. Great round up as always and I’m always proud to be listed here among your fellow bloggers.
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