Conservatives frustrated by GOP’s compromises, lack of leadership

Prominent Republicans see no evidence that their party’s electoral successes have advanced the cause of limited government and moral governance.

“Today, our party’s leaders act like thermometers measuring the temperature of the electorate. We need to be the thermostats and set the temperature,” said Rob McCoy, pastor of Calvary Chapel, a few minutes’ drive from the Reagan presidential library in Simi Valley, Calif.

For Republicans like Mr. McCoy, who is running for a state Assembly seat, the national party has racked up decades of compromises that have led to relentless government expansion, ever-increasing spending growth, continually mounting national debt and growing intrusiveness into the private lives of Americans.

From her George Mason University’s Mercatus Center office in Arlington, Va., economist Veronique de Rugy looks at the objective evidence of the Republican Party’s effect on limiting government.

“Every president has spent more total real dollars in his last budget than in his first,” she said, noting that Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson increased spending by 38 percent, but George W. Bush, twice elected on a conservative Republican platform, increased spending by 53 percent during his presidency.

5 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • I Seigel says:

    What?!? No mention ANYWHERE on this website (yet) of the big losses the Tea Party suffered in the Texas primaries yesterday? Where’s the reporting? Where’s the outrage? I guess it’s just guns, gays, and Obamacare 24/7. No REAL news.

  • geddaklew says:

    If all the Party has to trot out for leaders, is RINO’s like McCain and Boehner, or “conservative-for-the-liberal-east-coasters like Christie, and King, then it is no longer connected to the rank and file, and has pretty much lost any relevancy. And no Romney’s please, he was about as exciting as a glass of warm, stale orange juice. Lets face it, today’s Republicans are the 1970’s Liberal Democrats, and the Democrats have become the 1970’s Communists. The last two go-arounds, the GOP, just like the lock-step, lapdog media, took every opportunity to smear, ignore, and cheat the only actual conservatives that could win. The Party does not like the few that can fire-up the rank and file, obey the Constitution, and believe what they say. I’d say you’re screwed, so register as an Independent, and help create the Third Party, so you don’t have to hold your nose to vote, cause THEY told you you’d end up with Hitler for a President, if you don’t vote for Stalin. Yeah, I think people actually bought into that bull, back in my Daddy’s day………………………….

  • ralfo says:

    Sarah in 2016. nuff sed. Adios!

  • jdbixii says:

    Entrenched gridlock assures that that government, regardless of size, governs best which governs least.

  • I Seigel says:

    This is why you’ll see big donors like the Koch Brothers and Adelson demanding a bigger say in the policies and strategies of the Party during this and coming elections. With more money comes a louder voice, and a louder voice manipulates the population more effectively to vote for the candidates and policies they want. Thank you Supreme Court.

    And we wonder how and why the rich just keep getting richer?!

    Does anyone here know the history of the Bolshevik Revolution, or the Castro Revolution? What the conditions were in those countries that prepared the population for revolution? It was the vast difference between the elite money-and-land owners and the “regular” (bourgeoisie) middle and lower classes. Kinda like what’s happening now, here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Keep the Fake News Media in check.

Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.