If you think that four more years of Barack Obama as President is the greatest threat to the freedom and prosperity of the American people you have seen in your lifetime, then we urge you to give a call today to Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to thank them for the content-free campaign the Republican establishment ran that allowed Obama to waltz back into the White House.
The RNC’s telephone number is 202-863-8500, and Boehner and McConnell may be reached through the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121.
However, we doubt anyone will be there to rebut the inaugural speech Obama will be giving thanks to the establishment GOP’s inept campaign strategy and their choice of presidential candidate Mitt Romney who, according to his son, didn’t even want to be President, even as he carpet-bombed his way to the nomination.
In the aftermath of the 2012 campaign to defeat Obama -- that uneasily united conservatives and establishment Republicans -- it is easy to forget that the Tea Party movement arose and was motivated by the failures of the Republican establishment and big government Republicanism as much as it was by the excesses of Obama and the Democrats.
Little has changed in that regard.
The great problems that currently vex the American people continue with no effective opposition from the establishment Republican leaders on Capitol Hill.
There has been no reduction in federal spending, and the deficits and debt that are destroying our economy continue, despite Republican control of the federal purse strings through their majority in the House. Obama’s threats to our First Amendment rights of freedom of conscience and religion have not been stopped and to them Obama has added a new threat to the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
As Richard Viguerie pointed out in his book “Conservatives Betrayed,” the disastrous policies of the Bush-era spend and borrow establishment Republicans cried out for the corrective action that the small government constitutional conservatives of the Tea Party began, but have not yet completed.
This dissatisfaction and distrust of the national leadership of the Republican Party has led many conservatives to cast about for an alternative, or to simply stay home. The Center for the Study of the American Electorate put 2012 voter turnout at 57.5% of all eligible voters, compared to 62.3% in 2008, meaning as many as 12 million voters, many of them conservatives, stayed home this election.
The low turnout in many Republican primaries should have been a clue that the Republican base – grassroots conservative voters – were not happy with what was going on in the Republican Party.
Millions of conservatives have lost confidence in the establishment Republican Party, and that loss of confidence was only reinforced by the disastrous content-free campaign run by Mitt Romney and losing establishment Republican Senate candidates recruited and promoted by Senator McConnell, such as Tommy Thompson, George Allen and Connie Mack.
As we have said many times, the rise of the Tea Party was not so much a protest against President Obama as it was a vote of no confidence in the Washington insiders of the establishment Republican Party.
In the wake of the 2010 rejection of big government establishment Republicanism and the 2012 establishment Republican defeats, if RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner took responsibility for the results of their stewardship of the GOP brand, they would have all resigned after the election. Instead, they stubbornly cling to the perks of office.
The good news is that newly elected Republicans, such as Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Congressman Steve Stockman of Texas, Congressman Trey Radel of Florida and Congressman Tom Massie of Kentucky (all endorsed by CHQ by the way) ARE standing for the principles of a federal government of limited constitutional powers.
When the applause for Obama’s inaugural speech dies down, left-leaning pundits and media talking heads will no doubt all be touting President Obama’s “mandate” for his big government agenda for the next four years.
If Obama received a “mandate” in the 2012 election, then so did conservatives.
Our “mandate” is to replace the failed establishment Republican leaders that returned Obama to office with the principled and effective leadership of limited government constitutional conservatives.
We have a “mandate” to replace the failed big government Republicanism of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell with limited government constitutional conservatives, such as Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul.
And in this time of divided government, we have a “mandate” to replace the failed leadership of House Speaker John Boehner with a principled and effective limited government constitutional conservative, like Representatives Tim Huelskamp, Justin Amash, Walter Jones, Steve Stockman, Trey Radel, Tom Massie and others who can be counted on to represent the conservative grassroots voters of America.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Obama’s re-election gives conservatives a “mandate” to replace failed establishment RNC Chairman Reince Priebus with a principled and effective Party leader, such as Mark Willis, Maine's Republican National Committeeman, who is running against Priebus for RNC Chairman.