Wednesday, January 21, 2009

How conservatives can influence the Republican party

It's obvious that Republican pols depend on conservatives as their "base", then cut deals with Democrats which completely undermine the conservative ideals they claim to support. It's been going on for so long that the only real question is what to do about it. This article defines the problem and offers some approaches to a solution.

The first step is to stop sending money to the state and national party organizations, and direct those funds to individual candidates who walk the walk. The national party organizations have zero credibility after funding RINO after RINO against conservative challengers. Organizations like the Club for Growth support conservative challengers to incumbent RINOs in primaries, and pick key conservative candidates to support in the general election.

Conservatives can't afford to walk away from the Republican party, but we do need to be much more selective in how we support the party.

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