by John Hawkins | April 27, 2010 8:51 am
Increasing Republican numbers in Congress is a prerequisite to getting the country back on the right track, but in of itself, it’s not sufficient to get the job done.
Simply put, the GOP needs to be taught a lesson that the Democrats have long since learned: You’ve got to respect and fear your base. In all honesty, I’m not entirely sure establishment Republicans in DC are there yet. Apparently, a lot of conservatives share that fear because if you look at poll numbers, the GOP is poised to have a big November not because people love them, but because people dislike the Democrats.
So, how do we keep these establishment Republicans on the straight and narrow? Simple: We make the bad actors in the GOP pay a big price in the primaries.
By that, I mean we need to help Marco Rubio beat Arlen Specter clone Charlie Crist, who was initially endorsed by the NRSC. Granted, Rubio has so soundly defeated him that Crist is already strongly considering running a futile race: as: an independent, but it’s important to finish Crist off.
Then there’s Bob Bennett. Bennett’s a pro-amnesty, pro-TARP RINO from Utah, where there’s zero chance a Democrat can win his seat. Why in the world would we want a guy like that representing one of the most conservative states in America? Mike Lee can beat Bennett and ideally, Bennett won’t even: : be on the ballot when the primary rolls around.
Last but not least, there’s the John McCain vs. J.D. Hayworth race. This race is practically a toss-up right now and that’s a big deal. Beating a thin-skinned squish who supported TARP, amnesty, the Gang-of-7, McCain-Feingold, cap and trade, and closing Gitmo even as he opposed waterboarding, a constitutional amendment to protect marriage, the Bush tax cuts, and overturning Roe v. Wade would be a big deal. Yes, I know McCain has flip-flopped on a lot of those positions, but he may just as easily flip-flop back in the other direction the moment that he doesn’t have a tough primary fight with Hayworth anymore. Getting rid of McCain would be an ENORMOUS step forward for the Republican: Party.
If you want to send a message to the Republican Party that’s loud enough to be heard even after November of this year, these three races are the places to do it.
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