Toady’s Guest Saturday post is an essay by Cheryl Pass of the My Tea Party Chronicle blog. It was originally published on Monday, March 12, 2012.



That title assuredly is a simplistic statement to all of us who are following the economic rape of our representative government.  Where are the voices of freedom in our political arena?  The Tea Party across the nation is doing the talking.  Few in elected office are speaking up for freedom.  Why?

Who is funding communist policies in this country?   How is that allowed?  Maybe I should ask, who turned away from their constituents and stole their money and their freedoms at the same time?  Who sold us out?  I am speaking here mostly regarding the Republican Party.  I guess I could refer to Ronald Reagan who said something about never speaking ill of a fellow Republican.  Boy, has that come back to haunt us in a very bad way.

I write this because I am seeing what I hoped I would not see.  Twice in the last two weeks I’ve been told by a politician that they don’t want to speak out about the errant ideologies of other candidates because, “I will have to work with whomever wins the election.”  Say what?  Excuse me?  Both of these elected officials are in office today, and are on the ballots.  This was especially aimed at other political candidates who are in the same party affiliation.

Once elected, there is a silence of club membership.  New candidates, still outside of that club, seem free to condemn the policies of other candidates.  But once in office, the game changes.  This is like a “blood is thicker than water” mentality.  Once you’re in, you’re in.  Doesn’t seem to matter which part of the legislature, the “code of silence” applies.  Never speak ill of another legislator.  You never know when you might want a favor.

This code doesn’t seem to apply to the Democrats who take no prisoners.  The left misses no opportunity to smear, denigrate, slander, and run to the media with every hateful lie they can yell at the top of their lungs.  Should a Republican stand up for the Constitution or freedom, the left starts whining and screaming, calling by name, and making outlandish and ridiculous accusations.  But if someone on the right in the Republican Party cooperates with the Democrats and sells out the principles of our Constitution, where is the outcry from the Republicans?  The silence is deafening.

This is how the RINO’s have gotten away with selling us out.  Other Republicans looking the other way.  Ignoring the voices of the people.  Republicans ignoring, even supporting, the leftist Marxist policies ever being stuffed down our throats. The Republican Club is a great big part of the problems we face today.

Notice the marginalization of Blue Dog Democrats.  Then, notice the silence from the Republicans regarding Olympia Snowe (who finally is getting out) or Susan Collins or Lindsay Graham…or Upton who is still in Congress after co-sponsoring the bill to ban incandescent light bulbs. (Richard Burr co-sponsoring the Food Safety Modernization Act) (Sue Myrick, now bowing out, but voted for the Cash For Clunkers program)  On and on….

Occasionally there is a break in this pattern.  Newt Gingrich represents a break in the code of silence.  He managed to get a lot of conservative legislation passed under a Democrat president.  And look what happened to him….unfounded accusations that forced him out.  He apparently is not part of the “Republican Club.”  Heaven knows Republicans have gone to great lengths to try to throw him out of this election.  Romney is part of the Republican Club.  Santorum seems on the edge…walking both sides of the issues between his record and his rhetoric.   Gingrich, however, sticks to the more conservative ideas and the Constitution.  His policy recommendations are aimed at cleaning up the corruption, dismantling leftist legislations and agencies, impeaching errant judges, setting us on a course for energy abundance, and more.  Shouted down.  Ridiculed.  By Republicans.  Do you wonder why?

Washington Times article Jan. 2012
“It’s no secret that the GOP establishment backs Mitt Romney. The same folks who gave us John McCain and Bob Dole have picked their winner. When Mr. Romney  is down, their panic shows. They start floating desperate ideas like  late-entry candidates or a brokered convention. They also pull out the  long knives for Newt Gingrich.  After the former speaker’s decisive victory in South Carolina, insiders  launched an all-out assault upon him. Unmasked and panicked, the GOP establishment unleashed the tactics of the left upon the right.
GOP insiders first dredged up 2-decade-old debunked partisan ethics charges that damaged Mr. Gingrich’s reputation until the Internal Revenue Service finally exonerated him.”

I guess I’m stating the obvious.  The Republican Party is corrupt.  The Democrat Party is more corrupt. But, I think the Republican Party is why the Tea Party exists.  The Republican Party is not fighting back against the left.   Newt Gingrich is…and look what happens to him.  (Andrew Breitbart was..and look what happened to him.  Sarah Palin does…and look what happens to her.)

It’s time to See the Evil, Hear the Evil, and Speak Against the Evil to both parties.  If they aren’t listening it is because we aren’t speaking loud enough or voting our principles in large enough numbers to finally make the corruption go away.  The Republican Club isn’t paying enough attention.  In fact, the Republican Club is trying to marginalize the Tea Party in the same way the Democrat Club has marginalized the Blue Dogs.  Newt Gingrich is giving the Tea Party a voice.  The Republican Party is not.

“See Evil, Hear Evil, and Speak Evil” of those who deserve it and must be voted out.  It is our obligation IF we are going to start taking the country back.

(caveat to all of my Ron Paul loving friends: He is tolerated, but not taken seriously enough by the Republicans to garner the kind of serious debasing attention that Gingrich has gotten.)



8 thoughts on ““SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL – THE REPUBLICAN CLUB” an essay by Cheryl Pass

  1. Want to see the best example of Republican corruption? Check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDChEDnISOw&feature=player_embedded

    In a convention in Georgia the republican party ignored their own rules and dictatorially elected delegates, completely ignoring the calls from the floor for “division” which is supposed to cause a head-count to occur, for the votes. All this because they don’t want to include the candidate with an actual plan to balance the budget in 3 years.

    They ignore their rules just like they ignore the constitution. They stand for nothing. The republican party is dead.

  2. Ivan… I don’t know about dead, but definitely in need of serious weeding. Guess who that is up to? Voters, and new blood challenging the old guard. We need to get past the “Congress sucks, but my Congressman is OK” mentality.

    The Tea Party is only four years old… really only having had a chance to influence anything in one off-year elections. It made some mistakes in that cycle, but overall it also gave us Alan West, Rand Paul, and others who will gain power. It takes three election cycles, six years, to transform the government. We’ve had one cycle so far, and are in the second one. This is perhaps the most important one because we must replace Obama. Truly, any Republican will do. They’ll all sign a repeal of Obamacare. They’ll all open up energy production. They’ll all reign in out of control bureaucracies. Most importantly, no matter how “moderate” they are, they’ll all sign conservative legislation brought to them by their own party. They can be pushed to the right. Hell… Clinton was pushed to the right (ever notice that most of his “accomplishments” were Republican bills he signed?). We have to get rid of Obama because he got legislation passed when Dems had both houses (isn’t if funny how the big things don’t come into effect until after the election?) and he’s more than willing to use the executive branch bureaucracies to lead us in a direction we don’t want to go.

    We have to push the Republican party in a more Libertarian direction. It can’t be a big government party anymore. That had to end with Bush. We literally can’t afford it, and I think that message is getting through. We do have Paul Ryan and voices of fiscal sanity now. They are gaining influence.

    Here is my fear: Social conservatives will push away the needed middle. It’s a funny thing about the middle… I think they’re libertarian. They see the problem with large government and insane spending. But, they don’t want people moralizing to them either. They seem more willing to turn away from the moralizing than from the fiscal insanity. It’s time to get moralizing (either way) out of government at the federal level (states can do what they want). It is no more a function of the federal government to prescribe a moral code that is conservative than it is to align itself with leftist morals. We need to draw a distinction between what is a matter for legislation and what should involve leadership of a different, social type. The argument is fine and necessary, but it should not involve federal legislation promoting one side of the social argument over the other. The best thing I’ve heard Santorum say is when he was being pilloried for his views (keep in mind that the media will never give the social conservative view a fair shake) and he said something like: “The difference is that I hold these views personally, but don’t want them legislated.” That, of course, is completely unheard because the media won’t draw that distinction. They thing that everyone is like the left, which wants their every wish and desire codified in legislation. Just out of an understanding of the unlevel playing field, I think Republicans should steer clear of social issues and focus like laser beams on economics and limiting government. You can’t simultaneously be for limited government and appear to be saying that government should enforce social conservative views on social issues. You can, however, say that part of limited government is not having government enforce social liberal views on social issues. Here’s a great line I’d like to hear a lot: “That’s a matter for the states.”

    We need the White House in November. On January 20th, 2013 we need a new resident in that building. I’d vote for my son’s stinky sneaker before I’d vote for Obama. And, even though I’m not sure my son’s stinky sneaker would make a good president, I’d get my ass to the polls and cast my vote for that shoe. In the meantime, closer to home, I will support my Tea Party friendly congressman for re-election, and a Tea Party candidate for senate in my state.

    Sorry for the long post…

  3. Pat…thanks for that long post. Serious weeding is correct. It is hard to be patient, speaking for myself, but I see what you mean about how long it takes to turn the worm. It is a lot of work and there is a tremendous amount of money going against us. I worry, like Jim does at this blog, that we may not have enough time left to flip the switch back to the better direction. Not to say it can’t be done, but it’s hard slogging out here.

    Like what you said here on Santorum as well.
    Thanks, Jim, for posting my article! And happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!

  4. Cheryl–great post. The GOP does indeed marginalize those that don’t tow the party line which is why we desperatly need to re-draw the party line. As much as some pundits warn against a long, drawn-out campaign, the GOP needs a whipped up convention because the platform is old and dusty. I wanted Paul to have enough delegates to have some sway.
    Pat is dead-on regarding social issues. We have so many HUGE issues facing our nation with the economy, energy, entitlements, and foreign policy, Republicans need to steer every conversation away from social issues where the federal government doesn’t belong anyway.
    That is my distaste for Santorum. I am Christian but it leaves me cold when candidates like him wear their religion on their sleeve. I do not need a commander in chief preaching morality. That’s not their job. It’s too bad we can’t seem to have a truly viable 3rd party without handing over elections to the dems. Instead of the GOP swallowing the Libertarian party, I’d like to see the Libertarian party swallow the GOP. That platform is the only one that is Freedom based.

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  6. “Republicans ignoring, even supporting, the leftist Marxist policies ever being stuffed down our throats.” What nonesense, in this land of the working poor. Read Barbara Ehrenreich’s ‘Nickle and Dimed: On Not Getting By in America.’ People lose their homes because of medical bills. This is Marxist? You should look that term up.

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