A little something I wrote about the Republicans.


Active Member
Jan 12, 2013
Longview, Tx
The Republicans are essentially two parties under one flag. Oddly, this calls to mind that in the Chinese script, the symbol for trouble is a caricature of two women under one roof.

There is an obvious power struggle taking place. In one corner, we have the G.O.P. This takes in the neo-cons, the Reagan Democrats, and the old-guard moderates. For this faction, the only real growth they see is some ebb and flow from the right-leaning democrats, that bounce back and forth depending on the issues of the day, and the charisma of the Democratic candidates.

In the other corner, we have the "Tea-Party" Republicans. Rand, Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Justin Amash, and the like. This is the powerhouse of the Republican party. These people are drawing in support from the independent conservatives, Libertarians, the Constitution Party, and noticeable numbers of previously apathetic non-voters.

They're causing excitement. These people emerged from the shut-down debacle completely unscathed. In fact, the Tea-Party candidates are considered by many to be the clear winners in the shut-down. Cable news is buzzing about it constantly. Since the shut-down, I'm not aware of any news program on any of the news channels that have gone a full hour without mentioning Ted Cruz, or Rand Paul. Recently, Ted Cruz returned to Texas to speak at an event, and was given an eight-minute standing ovation.

Right now, their popularity has the moderates and the liberals confounded and fearful. Proof of this is everywhere. Alan Grayson (D) Fla. just openly attacked the Tea-Party by comparing them to the KKK. (Absent from his diatribe were anything resembling facts, but I digress.) While his accusations are completely false, (The KKK has always been the province of white southern democrats) it's easy to understand his motivation. The Tea-Party message of "Empowerment over Entitlement" and life free from government interference strikes powerful chords across all party lines.

Grayson's attack was clearly directed at the liberal base. An attempt to "rally the troops" as it were. Why is the liberal electorate so afraid of the Tea-Party? Simply put, Liberal politics are cracking at the foundations. Americans are beginning to see that Socialist policies just simply do not work in practice. The message of gun-control has fallen flat. The "Entitlement culture" is coming under fire from the outside, from people tired of paying for the largesse bestowed upon healthy, able-bodied, but unambitious recipients.
There is also significant fire coming from within the entitlement culture, from people that feel "trapped by the system". They want out, but the system actually works against those that try to better themselves. These people want to hear more about Empowerment over Entitlement. The only defense the liberal machine has is to distract and deflect their anger in order to keep them under control.
Call it what you like, but the Tea-Party is becoming the political Juggernaut.
When the Tea-Party walks, the ground shakes inside the beltway. When the Tea-Party speaks, the status-quo trembles in their boots.
The Tea-Party clearly represents the best hope for the future of America.


Dog faced pony soldier
Apr 4, 2011
Out West
I heard Ted Cruz on the radio yesterday.
He was asked about lobbyists and special interest groups and such? His response
"I'd rather be reviled in DC and loved in Texas than loved in DC and reviled in Texas, there are 26 million people in Texas I work for, none in Washington".

He gets it, and it seems to be spreading.

Shooter McGavin

Active Member
Jul 26, 2012
Free Texas
I have a feeling we'll be seeing the old gaurdsmen on both sides of the aisle trying to stomp out Tea Party anything in the very near future. True conservatives are a minority in DC and the majority will stop at nothing to keep it that way.


Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!
Jul 11, 2009
East Houston
Cruz makes me smile! He reminds me a lot of myself when I was younger. He has an in your face style, doesn't run from a conflict and doesn't have a price tag. He is, however, a lot more polite and peaceable than I was. Cruz is smart....very smart. He's more than a match for the Feinsteins, Shumers and Obamas of this world.



Omnipotent Potentate for hire.
Lifetime Member
Oct 4, 2013
Gunz are icky.
The Old Guard is worried big time about their apple cart getting tumped over.
Let us hope things really are going that way.


Jan 28, 2013
Garland, Texas
Cruz, Lee, Paul and the rest are what this country has needed for years. The dems and the likes of McCain and Cantor are afraid....and they should be. They know that people are waking up and seeing these policies for what they are, failures. And people are PISSED, and they know that. So they should be scared....very scared. All they have left is name calling and false accusations, and the only people listening to them is the far far left. All they are doing to the Tea Party guys is making the American people look at them more, thus they learn more about what our guys REALLY stand for, and they are becoming more popular for it.


Mar 6, 2008
Rove and his band of RINO's care little about the working man what they are concerned with is the large money donations from rich GOP folks and business, holding the purse is more important then producing winning candidates that are conservative. It will be a bloody primary IMO, the GOP hierarchy have been in DC far too long they are becoming more like the Democrat party, progressive in mind and actions. Never again will I vote for a RINO rather we lose big to the left and try to rebuild in the future then see the one party system reelected.


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