Moderate Establishment Republicans Are Killing The GOP… And America

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I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. I’m very clear on what’s killing America. First, it’s Barack Obama and his socialist cabal. Even worse than socialist, most of them are Marxist. Second, it’s the lying politicians of both parties. They lie to cover up their true agenda, and they lie to cover up their incompetence. Third, it’s the lying media, up to their necks in a cover-up to support Obama and his destruction of the middle class and small business. Lastly, it’s the moderate GOP establishment in Washington, D.C. They are fraternizing with the enemy. They don’t care about us. They’re all good buddies in D.C. (BFFs, “best friends forever”), in bed together with a common cause: getting re-elected, guaranteeing their own golden parachute and setting their kids up for life, all at the expense of the rest of us.

Lies are killing America. Everyone in D.C. lies to trick us, distract us and confuse us. Pretty soon, no one even knows what the truth is anymore. The biggest lie comes from Obama, moderate Republicans and the media elite, who are all in bed together, trying to convince us that only “moderation, cooperation and compromise” can save the GOP… and America. This is one of the greatest lies ever told.

First of all, moderation won’t save the GOP. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is the GOP has had a long list of moderate “saviors”:

  • Gerald Ford: loser
  • Bob Dole: loser
  • George H.W. Bush: loser (to Bill Clinton)
  • John McCain: loser
  • Mitt Romney: loser

So much for “moderation” winning elections for the GOP. The reality is the Republican Party has elected only one true conservative as President. Ever. His name was Ronald Reagan. I was there when my liberal friends at Columbia University called Reagan “loony,” “nutty,” “extreme,” “radical, right-wing nutcase” and “out of touch with average Americans.” Well, that “radical, right-wing nutcase” won in two massive Presidential landslides. And how about the results? This one true conservative President brought America back from the brink of total economic collapse, decline, malaise and misery. Reagan turned the worst economy since 1929 into the greatest economic expansion in world history. Reagan created 20 million jobs in just a few years. Then the 20 uninterrupted years of economic expansion that Reagan started created 40 million jobs and trillions in wealth. The mainstream media is desperate to make us forget all that.

You know what else the media doesn’t want us to remember? That Reagan wanted massive cuts to spending, but in the end he listened to the media and “compromised.” He agreed to increase spending to get his tax cuts that saved the U.S. economy. Now, Democrats and the media use that “compromise” to destroy Reagan’s legacy by claiming “Reagan raised spending and built huge deficits.” Well then, I guess “compromise” is bad for Republicans, isn’t it?

You know what else the media don’t want us to remember? Reagan cut income taxes from 70 percent to 28 percent, but then once again he listened to the media and “compromised.” He allowed a few small tax increases in order to get Democrats to agree to future spending cuts. Now, the media accuses Reagan of “raising taxes multiple times.” And, of course, the Democrats lied and never cut any of the spending they agreed to. So I guess “compromise” is bad for Republicans, isn’t it?

You know what else the media don’t want us to remember? That George H.W. Bush compromised on his promise: “Read my lips, no new taxes.” Once again, in order to get Democrats to rein in spending, Bush compromised. Once again, Democrats lied and cheated. No spending was cut, but Bush got the blame for raising taxes. So I guess “compromise” is bad for Republicans, isn’t it?

And when George W. Bush “compromised” by letting spending grow unchecked and never vetoing a single spending bill, we got an economic crisis, the banking system almost collapsed, the debt plunged us into a depression and Obama was elected. Gee, “compromise” really works out well for Republicans, doesn’t it?

But wait, there’s more proof that this idea of “moderation” is a stone-cold failure. The GOP ran nothing but “moderates” for Congress throughout the 50s, 60s, 70s and even the 80s. The result was a permanent Democratic majority in Congress from 1954 through 1994. Moderation resulted in 40 years of unchallenged domination for Democrats.

The facts are in: When Republicans compromise their principles, allow bigger spending, agree to tax increases, support bigger government, and become nothing more than “Democrat-lite,” they lose.

Then, of course, there’s the most powerful proof of all: the 2010 election. Led by the energy and passion of the Tea Party, Republicans achieved the most smashing victory in political history. They not only won Congress in the biggest landslide since 1938 — and took a majority of Governorships — but also won the most State Legislature seats since 1928. The media seems to have overlooked or forgotten about this, even though it happened only three short years ago.

After that record-setting Tea Party victory — with polls showing the Tea Party more popular (by far) than the actual Republican Party itself — politicians of both parties in D.C. panicked. They couldn’t allow the country to be dominated by this idea of smaller government. Everyone in D.C. gets rich off big government. They couldn’t afford to let the gravy train slow down.

So Obama and his socialist cabal, with an assist from big-government RINO Republicans, set about to destroy the Tea Party. The plan was to slander them, distract them, intimidate them and destroy them. It took a coordinated criminal conspiracy (some might call it “racketeering” or organized crime) by Obama, Democrats, big-government politicians of both parties, the mainstream media and, most importantly, the Internal Revenue Service.

Democrats called conservative patriots “terrorists,” “arsonists,” “radical,” “extreme” and worse. The media quoted them all day and night, 24/7. And the IRS set out to intimidate, harass and persecute Tea Party groups and conservative critics of the President, until their energy was killed, their passion erased, their views silenced and their fundraising starved.

Suddenly, with true conservatives distracted, persecuted and on the defensive — and with a wonderful “moderate” like Mitt Romney at the top of the ticket — it was back to mediocrity and the loser’s club for the GOP.

This is what Democrats and the media (I know, I repeat myself) want to convince us to go back to. Could it be that the media desperately want to convince us that a “moderate” will save the GOP, simply because they know a “moderate” will guarantee a Democratic Party victory?

But moderation, cooperation and “compromise” don’t just lead to GOP mediocrity and defeat. They also lead to ruination for the United States of America. The proof is in the pudding. We’ve had decades of cooperation and compromise on Capitol Hill. The result? Seventeen trillion dollars in debt. And when you add in unfunded liabilities, well over $115 trillion in debt. All that cooperation and “business as usual” has produced a bankrupt Nation; the death of full-time, good-paying jobs; and the extinction of the middle class. Moderation, cooperation and compromise have killed the greatest Nation and economic juggernaut in world history.

If all that hasn’t convinced you, how about some eye-opening facts provided by the Congressional Effect Fund. In the past half-century (since 1964), when Congress was in session, the U.S. stock market has been up 1 percent. During that same period, when Congress was on vacation, the stock market was up 17 percent.

So tell me what the benefit is of moderation and cooperation? The reality is no matter who is sitting in those seats on Capitol Hill, politicians are doing damage to our economy each time they compromise and agree to pass a bill.

Still not convinced? How about over a 100-year timeline (again courtesy of the Congressional Effect Fund). If you had invested $1 in the stock market starting in 1899, only when the Congress was in session, today you’d have $2. If you had invested the same $1 only when Congress was on vacation, today you’d have $300.

More proof that moderation, cooperation and compromise are greatly overrated. We don’t need a moderate GOP to save the Republican Party or America. History actually proves that compromise leads to deficit, debt and economic decline.

The solution? We need to throw all the bums out. Every single one of them. Clean house. Then start over with Tea Party conservatives, with the same limited government principles as our Founding Fathers. They should be “citizen politicians” willing to make government smaller, make themselves less powerful and restore power to the people. They should all agree that government feels our pain only because government causes it. Government can’t run the post office without losing $16 billion per year — and that’s with no competition (by law). Government runs Amtrak; it’s lost $40 billion and counting — and still we lose more than $30 every time a butt sits down on an Amtrak train. Government runs the $16 trillion war on poverty that wasted and lost $16 trillion. Government runs our failing public schools. From now on, if a politician thinks “government knows best” or “government has the answer,” he must be defeated, no matter what party he represents.

Oh, and one other thing: From this day forward, we must term-limit the politicians. Limit them all to two terms: one term in office and one term in prison. I call it “the Chicago Rule.”

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. Same time, same place. God bless America.

Wayne Allyn Root

Wayne Allyn Root is one of America's leading Libertarian-conservative authors. Wayne's new book is The Murder of the Middle ClassWayne is a Capitalist Evangelist, serial entrepreneur, conservative media commentator, and proud champion of the middle class. He is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee and Fox News regular. Follow Wayne on Twitter and visit Wayne's web site: www.ROOTforAmerica.com

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