I’d like to make a couple of comments about the upcoming election, and then give a list of candidates throughout the nation I think are worth electing. And just to make it clear up front, I’ll not be promoting any Presidential candidate.
I used to think that being a Republican meant being opposed to big government and being pro-Constitution. I no longer think that. I’m not saying I no longer wish that were the case; I’m saying that simply no longer IS the case. Heck, maybe it never was, and I was just an uninformed idealist.
Being a Republican, I’ve learned, really just means being a member of another mainstream party. And being the member of a party means lining up behind the party leadership, regardless of whether those leaders have betrayed their constituents, regardless of whether those leaders have displayed an ounce of courage, wisdom, or selflessness. It means sacrificing your values far too often, for the sake of the “chance” at an electoral victory. It means turning off your brain and just doing as you’re told.
I’m not saying all of the party members do this. I know many whom I respect. I’m just saying that the above description is the most adequate way to talk about the party.
Here’s why I say this. The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has absolutely abandoned Missouri Senatorial candidate Todd Akin, solely based on two things:
1) Akin misspoke back in August. I will not do the search engines the favor of repeating for the billionth time what he said. He has since apologized profusely, explained that his words were poorly chosen, and completely recanted from his comments.
2) Akin refused to withdraw his name from the race after the party (including Mitt Romney) strongly pressured him to drop out. Now the party refuses to acknowledge his existence. They’d rather chance the extreme liberal Claire McCaskill winning re-election than support a man who followed his conscience instead of his party bosses.
That’s enough of that.
If you want to see men and women elected this November who will stand for fiscal conservatism, limited government, and the Constitution, I urge you to vote accordingly:
Delaware — Kevin Wade (R) for Senate
Kentucky — Thomas Massie (R) for Representative
Michigan — Kerry Bentivolio (R) for Representative
Justin Amash (R) for Representative
Minnesota — Kurt Bills (R) for Senate
Missouri — Todd Akin (R) for Senate
Texas — Ted Cruz (R) for Senate
Steve Stockman (R) for Representative (14th District)
I know there are more, but that’s what I have for now. And I know that for many of our friends who grace our blog with their presence, some of these names are pertinent: particularly the Texas and Missouri ones.
Thanks for reading.