Judd Gregg Unintentionally Highlights What’s Wrong With The GOP

You remember Judd Gregg: he is a Republican who was Governor of New Hampshire, then served as a US Senator from New Hampshire. He has had his good points as a Conservative and poor points. However, he seems to be part of the GOP Establishment wing, which brooks no dissent within its ranks

Troubles of party system laid bare

Once there was a Republican Party; today there is not.

Once there was a two-party system in America; today there is not.

Those, in a nutshell, are the most serious and substantive lessons to be drawn from the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in a GOP primary contest last week.

After all the bloviating, to use an old Republican term coined by President Harding, by the pundits on Fox, CNN, and in newspapers and on websites, the real concern is the disappearance of the Republican Party as a functioning party.

With Cantor’s startling loss, a reality has been bared that has been suspected and whispered about, but has never before been displayed so publicly and starkly.

It is that the two-party system, which has been essential to the orderly governance of the nation for a long time, is now in shambles.

That structured system, whatever its flaws, has facilitated the reasonably rational and effective governance of a large and complex nation. Now, it has splintered into a series of fiefdoms or factions

What he’s laying out is a two party system where everyone is in lockstep with the Leadership, otherwise, Things Don’t Get Done

Thus, under our system, a proliferation of factions or parties generate even greater forces for inertia, and make it even harder for the government to govern.

This is the Establishment message: shut the hell up. But, hey, we the GOP leadership are more than will to compromise with the Democrats. Of course, they’re version of compromise seems to be giving the Democrats virtually everything they want.

The purpose of the two-party system, when it is working, is to begin the process of compromise.

Listening to and compromising with the Conservative base never seems to be in the cards for the GOP establishment.

With noncommunicative factions or strident sub-parties, such movement cannot occur. Things just stop. And they have.

This is the message that Cantor’s defeat delivers, in neon lights. But it is in fact a message that has been building and has been sent out by both parties for some time now.

It may be that in the short run, Democrats can take glee in the dysfunction now apparent in the Republican Party. But Republicans have not cornered the market in the rise of factions and the deterioration of the party as an effective vehicle for governance and coherent policies.

Notice that Gregg is Blaming Republicans who *gasp* have their own thoughts and ideas, and are tired of the GOP leadership selling them out in compromises with Democrats. He also fails to notice that the Democrats have already been taken over by their extremist wing.

The Democrats are not far behind. Those on the left are being pushed aside by the hard left, which is intent upon the resurrection of progressivism (more accurately named socialism) as the key cause of the Democratic Party.

More accurately, they aren’t socialists: they’re fascists. The two political ideologies share many common traits, such as control of the means of production to a heavy degree, even ownership of industry. Where they diverge is in allowing free thought. The Democratic Socialist model allows for free thought: Fascism requires compliance with the Approved Doctrine. There is no disagreement allowed with Government. There is heavy interference and control of the lives of citizens.

Regardless, Gregg highlights exactly why Cantor had to go: the Establishment doesn’t listen, doesn’t want to listen, and wants conservatives, the Tea Party, and libertarians to sit down, shut up, and do what they’re told.

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9 Responses to “Judd Gregg Unintentionally Highlights What’s Wrong With The GOP”

  1. bob sykes says:

    Actually, he’s got it backwards. Prior to about 1970, the major parties were coalitions of often incompatible groups united solely for the acquisition of power. Doesn’t he remember the Dixiecrats or Nelson Rockefeller Republicans?

    Today we have a Socialist/Marxist Democrat Party and and Center/Left Republican Party, the former heavily ideological and the latter merely confused and frightened.

    A majority of the electorate vote fairly consistently for the Socialist/Marxist Democrats because they get free stuff. Has anyone ever taken Econ 101? Is this not transparently the obvious result of any democratic system?

    The Center/Left has to go along because otherwise they would cease to exist. And they get nice perqs and pensions.

    The big change that Open Borders will bring (besides a collapse of wages/salaries for everyone) is a raciallized political system, in which political parties openly represent racial groups. There will be a white nationalist party, a black nationalist party (this already exists in cities) and a Mexican/Hispanic nationalist party (again, it already exists in the Southwest(, These parties will practice coalition politics and form ever sifting alliances for each new issue.

    Jew, gays and the rich whites who control the current system will have to decide how to fit in to the new system. Rich whites will try to capture the parties, but nationalist antagonisms might prevail and prevent the capture.

  2. Jeffery says:

    A political party needs to have a common core of principles or it splinters.

    The national Republican strategy of only working for the benefit of the plutocrats while paying lip service to social conservatism (but not acting on it) for the votes, may have caught up with them. Can the far-right movement (The American Taliban) take over America? Not by democratic means. Hence, voter suppression and gerrymandering from Republicans. Mainstream Republicans are hoping they can contain the unhinged 23% ers.

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  4. Better_Be_Gumballs says:

    Bob, very good insights. And I agree.

    The US has never had a 2 party system. It wasn’t until just recently that hardly any other party has run a political campaign. Yet, it wasn’t long ago that the Green party was fairly strong. The official Socialist party is still around and has a member in the Senate. Many members of Congress are members of the Socialist Caucuses.

    But what is it with these people? Why do they fear change? So what if the GOP or Democrats Peoples Society goes away and is replaced by something else? The Wigs were replaced. Various parties throughout our history came and went.

    Unfortunately, it is the evils of Socialism that has continued to grow and infect more of America’s lifeblood.

    We are now at viral overload.

  5. john says:

    Reagan compromised all the time.
    The fact is the country IS consistently moving to the left and will continue to do so.
    I hope that teh GOP realizes this and chooses to move with it. If they don’t they will end up on the fringe.
    Texas may well turn purple in 2020

  6. theBuckWheat says:

    While many Republican candidates tell us what values they have before the election, when in office they too often do not have sufficient faith that those values should guide their votes. This is a core problem. Should more candidates read Scripture, they would know that Hebrews 11:1 defines faith as the “evidence of things not seen”, that is the concrete reality of timeless principles.

    Three of the Ten Commandments relate to property and a functioning economy. It is no accident that socialism (and fascism) are built upon the institutional violation of those three. They are the sins of lies, coveting and theft. If the current crop of Republican officeholders have faith to vote against official lies, coveting and theft, we would have a much better economy, society and government.

  7. Grouchy says:

    “More accurately, they aren’t socialists: they’re fascists. The two political ideologies share many common traits, such as control of the means of production to a heavy degree, even ownership of industry. Where they diverge is in allowing free thought. The Democratic Socialist model allows for free thought: Fascism requires compliance with the Approved Doctrine. There is no disagreement allowed with Government.”

    No where else is this proven beyond a shadow of a doubt than on university campuses. Don’t agree with the agenda, shut up or go away you are not welcome.

  8. Warmongerel says:

    I would like Mr. Gregg to drink a glass of rat poison.

    And if he doesn’t want to, I’m willing to compromise with him and he’ll only have to drink half a glass.

    I don’t want to compromise with the Left and only drink half a glass of their poisoned Kool-aid. I want to defeat them!

  9. guest says:

    It is the fate of all republics and all political systems to move to the left until society disintegrates entirely, its founding and unifying principles discarded in favor of “social justice” and “civil rights.” Sometimes at this point a strongman takes control and restores order, but the society he is able to reconstitute and maintain seldom bears much resemblance to what existed before, though these strongmen and their works do bear a startling resemblance to one another. Sometimes no one can restore order. What follows is invariably called a Dark Age, when and if anything ever arises again that has sufficient wealth, stability, and public order for individuals to obtain gainful employment as historians. Sometimes this takes millenia.

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