It 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.
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
Right Truth: OMG! NOW WE FIND OUT
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 ASTUTE BLOGGERS: HEZBOLLAH’S DRUG JIHAD IN MEXICO
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
Virgina Right: PRESS RELEASE from the MECHANICSVILLE TEA PARTY!
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
WESTERN HERO: OBAMACARE…LESS
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?
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.
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