Democrats love when we vote for people that they consider unelectable, and they love when conservatives fight one another. There is nothing that would give Hillary Clinton a bigger erection than Rand Paul, or Ted Cruz running for president. Democrats always stick together. They may be slimy, but they are slimy together.
Meanwhile, over at the GOP side of the house, conservatives are fighting against one another, creating 3rd parties, and running as independents. Let’s examine what happens when a third party runs. Let us look at what happened in Virginia a few months ago, shall we? Remember?
Look at the graph, do the math. You know how Shakira says, “My hips don’t lie,” well these numbers don’t lie! Sarvis took 6.6% of the vote. I would venture a guess that if he wasn’t in the race, that this percentage would have gone to our friend Cuccinelli, leading to a GOP victory. However, the Democrats took advantage of that third party split and took the win.
Democratic party members know that their supporters would never vote for either a libertarian or a GOP official. They know that their votes are solid all across the board. Because of the divide in the GOP, we lost, and can quite possibly continue to lose. Now ain’t that a kick in the nuts?Follow @arodomus
We now have 17-year-old Saira Blair, who recently won in West Virginia. She comes to mind when I think of this great divide. Saira is pro life, and progun. She’s a conservative’s dream candidate! However, she is very young. Will her age cost the Republicans this seat? I hope not. I hope that every single voter in West Virginia gets out there and supports Saira, although I wonder if the GOP is behind her now that she won the primary? There is a good chance that some people won’t vote for her because of her age, and the Democrats may, in fact, take the seat.
Mitch McConnell, who is not very popular with conservative voters won again in Kentucky, and many are angry, some have said they will not vote. This is exactly what I am talking about, if you don’t vote, then you are choosing a Democrat. You are gifting them the seat. Then, don’t you dare to whine and cry about policies! Mitch may not be the best, or first choice, but he’s better than a democrat. As long as the Conservative party is divided like this, we will continue to lose. We need to unite, stand behind our candidate, and make things happen!
I keep saying, we need to figure out who we will run for president, unite, and stand by our candidate, just like the Democrats do. I guarantee you that there are Democrats who hate Hillary Clinton, and would never want her to lead the free world. However, they hate conservatives more, and they would take her, over any one of us on any given day of the week. The lesser of two evils I suppose.
I’m not asking you to give up on your principles, I’m saying that we need to stop the infighting and come to some sort of solution, otherwise, like Rand Paul said, the Republican party will be doomed to being a minority party forever.
In an unrelated note, after many attempts submitting hard copies of paper work, online requests, etc. My party affiliation has finally been updated on the board of elections website. Apparently they don’t like to let go of their registered Democrats!
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