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American Conservative Party: ‘Why American Conservative Party is Relevant’

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When the government fears the people there is liberty; when the people fear the government there is tyranny.

~ Thomas Jefferson

In May 2009, a little over a year ago I wrote a cathartic article expressing my profound disappointment in the Republican Party titled: “I Can No Longer Remain in the GOP.” ( Although I had been a Republican for 21 years since my grad school days at Harvard (ironically during the same time Barack Obama was there) what became the straw that broke the camel’s back for me was when I heard McCain aggressively state that the man he was running against (Barack Obama) would make an outstanding president and that conservatives out there who thought otherwise was just plain wrong.

At that moment I knew that the fix was in; that the GOP set up Senator John McCain as the fall guy in the face of the Democrats history-making nomination of the first Black president. Republicans were too afraid to put forth a candidate that could defeat this historical, messianic figure and cynically used Huckabee to thwart Mitt Romney’s much stronger candidacy.

Shortly after writing that article I received an offer from one of my long-time readers of my WorldNetDaily columns, Matt Charles, Chairman of the Marketing Committee of the American Conservative Party [ACP] to consider joining this organization. Recently Matt put me in touch with the Chairman of ACP, Butch Porter, who ironically told me of a similar ‘last straw’ situation we had regarding John McCain who during his second debate with Obama said America had to spend $300 billion on helping people refinance their mortgages.

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  1. Dale Sheldon-Hess Dale Sheldon-Hess July 30, 2010

    “Republicans were too afraid to put forth a candidate that could defeat this historical, messianic figure and cynically used Huckabee to thwart Mitt Romney’s much stronger candidacy.”

    It doesn’t take a conspiracy. The Republican primary’s use of first-past-the-post voting leaves it open to spoilers when there are more than two strong candidates. Often, the best choice doesn’t win.

    It doesn’t take a conspiracy. It just takes the use of a voting system that can’t count to three.

    The answer to your question is to switch to the use of approval or score voting.

    (Compare: the use of FPTP in many primaries and general elections leave them open to spoilers when there are more than two strong candidates. Same problem; same answer: approval voting.)

  2. Erik G. Erik G. July 30, 2010

    Dale @1:

    Actually, Republicans could probably fix this by just eliminating ‘winner take all’ primaries.

    We’ve talked about voting systems before, and I’m certainly against FPP in general, but in this case I believe a different way of delegate apportionment would probably solve much/most of their problems.

  3. Dale Sheldon-Hess Dale Sheldon-Hess July 30, 2010

    @Erik G.

    Enh, I doubt it. I presume you mean dividing the delegates in proportion to the number of votes each candidate receives? That still leaves you open to spoilers.

    Consider: Whether Huckabee gets all the electors for five states, or a tenth of all the electors in each state, doesn’t change the fact that–assuming most of his electors would have gone with Romney over McCain–that Huckabee would be a spoiler for Romney.

    I’ve run the numbers; if you combine all the votes for Romney and Huckabee, using the rules for each state (winner take all, proportional, or hybrid), then “Rockabee” absolutely would have destroyed McCain; clearly, that’s why the author is pissed, he thinks Romney “deserves” all those votes, and so “deserves” to have been nominated. But just changing ALL states to proportional DOESN’T FIX THAT. Again, I’ve run the numbers. It’s _closer_ if ever state is proportional, but McCain still comes out ahead (but by a plurality, not a majority; which I think means “convention floor fight!”; experience with those in the past is WHY most states are winner-take-all now.)

  4. SPO101 SPO101 July 30, 2010

    I want AZ Governor Jan Brewer to show papers to prove she’s a human being. I think it was FOX that did a show on extraterrestrials that live among us, and Governor Brewer does resemble some alien from a B Movie, “Invasion of the Brain Snatchers”, right? I’ve have my suspicions about people like Jan Brewer, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and Karl Rove because of their lack of human qualities.
    As far as the immigration issue goes… Republicans never made a big deal about immigration enforcement during Bush/Cheney but NOW all conservative hell is breaking loose… even though the Obama Administration is deporting MORE illegal’s than Bush ever did. Maybe we should adopt Ronald Wilson Reagan’s immigration policy (look it up, dolts)

    And funny how I didn’t hear NOT ONE WORD on the Cable News about AZ Gov. Jan Brewer’s $ connection with the “Corrections Corp of America”. Not to mention I could stop this immigration problem with one thing… ARREST ALL THOSE conservative business people WHO ARE HIRING THE ILLEGAL WORKERS!
    Republican Party = Hypocrisy
    On 7-28-10 I was watching Republicans on Morning Joe (MSNBC) preach about being ADULTS when it comes to our economic meltdown. I say BS! The real ADULTS are trying to demand accountability from those who got us in this financial mess. Republicans want to shift the burden of responsibility on Teachers unions and others in the American working class. Ohhhh, and Black/Brown people too…

    I wonder if the spoiled Silver Spoons on Morning Joe knew how much they hurt Democrats, Progressives, Liberals when they didn’t challenge NJ Gov. Christie. NOW all over the internet the Conservative wacko groupies are swooning all over Christie like he was a rock star. Of course, because of these Republican low grade thought processes, the right wing monkeys now consider teachers, 9/11 rescue workers, poor people and immigrants the biggest threat to our economy.

    What kind of Americans are stupid enough to believe decent wages/working conditions, regulation, Wall St. reform and making wealthy silver spoons pay their fair share… are BAD THINGS? Republicans will take tax dollars away from grade schools to give BP tax breaks/subsidies. DON’T BELIEVE ME, you rightwing numbskulls, CHECK IT OUT FOR YOURSELVES!

    “I’m wondering if those who support that so-called Tea Party Movement really know where Republicans are leading you? It seems like the Tea Party rank and file are being used by a bunch of vain, self-serving, evil, power mad, greed stricken, K-Street Con Artists. The scum of the earth who hide their hideous faces by using Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin as spokespersons.

    Just look at their agenda items. It‘s like wet dream for Ken Lay or Jack Abramoff:
    1) Repeal Health Insurance Reform
    2) Privatize Social Security or abolish it.
    3) End Medicare
    4) Extend Bush Tax Cuts for wealthy and Big Oil
    5) Repeal Wall Street reform
    6) Protect all those responsible for Gulf oil disaster and future environmental catastrophes
    7) Abolish or cut funding to Department of Education
    8) Abolish Dept. of Energy
    9) Abolish Environmental Protection Agency
    10) Repeal 17th Amendment
    11) Rewrite Bible and school textbooks,
    12) Replace JESUS with Glenn Beck, Frank Church with Joe McCarthy…
    13) After USA is destroyed by Republican Party low grade thought processes, BLAME Democrats/Liberals”

  5. Paulie Paulie July 30, 2010

    I want AZ Governor Jan Brewer to show papers to prove she’s a human being. I think it was FOX that did a show on extraterrestrials that live among us, and Governor Brewer does resemble some alien from a B Movie, “Invasion of the Brain Snatchers”, right?

    OK, that was funny. Unfortunately, it degenerated from there into more of the same old same old left vs right sideshow manufactured to keep us distracted. Watch the pendulum swing from the left to the right…you are getting sleepy, very sleepy…

  6. William A. Brewer III, said the SEC complaint was “without merit.”

    “They have never been given any reason to believe the financial transactions in question were anything other than legal and fully appropriate,” Brewer said.

    Charles Wyly, 76, and brother Sam, 75, with their wives, have donated almost $2.5 million to more than 200 Republican candidates and committees at the federal level over the past two decades, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.

    The brothers themselves have said they’ve given about $10 million to Republican candidates and causes since the 1970s.

    In Texas politics, they give big, but quietly, Austin-based political consultant Bill Miller said Friday.

    “Their profile is pretty darn low,” Miller said. “I’m not saying its invisible because they’re proactive when they play. … They’re out there, but they’re subterranean.”

  7. Montana Montana August 2, 2010

    “House Bill 2013” and “SB1070”

    0 = Arizona
    2 = USA/ Our Constitution/ We the People of the United States

    We are a country that is ruled by the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence, not by the majority of the day. When you do not know the principles in these documents, therein lays the problem in losing when you are challenged in court.

    This month of July 2010, our U.S. Federal courts have found the so called State of Arizona hate filled legislation namely “House Bill 2013” and “SB1070” Un-constitution (So much for the intellect of Jan Brewer, “Did you read the bills you signed?”). But we all know that they will go crying to the Supreme Court of the United States, please, please, please go. We will fight you in Arizona, any other state, and yes in Washington DC. We will not tire, we will not be silent and we will persevere, I promise you.

    In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme of clans; the Baggers, Birthers and Blowhards (people who love to push their beliefs and hate on others while trying to take away the rights of those they just hate) and that’s who they need to extract from their party if they real want to win in November. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, “We Ain’t Coming Out”.

    It’s all about politics: Jan Brewer you were never elected to be Governor, but you have no problem trying to get elected on the back of undocumented workers, you loser (sure you may win but the long-term effects to your so called State is just beginning). Here is a partial list of your hate filled legislation;

    1. S.B. 1070,
    2. House Bill 2013
    3. No permit conceal weapons law,
    4. The famous Birthers law,
    5. Banning Ethnic studies law,
    6. Banning human-animal hybrid (aren’t most GOPers crossed with the Reptilian race?)
    or are they just giving Laurence Gonzales, some great promotion material for his new book “Lucy”.

    7. Could she be behind the Mural in Prescott, Arizona, ordered to be whiten,
    8. On deck to pass, no citizenship to babies born to undocumented workers,

    9. If she can read she should look up Arizona’s House Bill 2779 from two years ago (which was un-constitution and failed when legally challenged),
    10. The boycotted Martin Luther King Day, what idiots don’t want another holiday? Yes, you guessed it Arizona.

    Well Arizona, you can keep boycotting new holidays, passing hate filled legislation and the rest of our country will continue to challenge you in court of law and Boycott your so-called state.

    Lets face it, no one can real believe anything that comes out of Brewer’s mouth, in an interview, this year, in an attempt to gain sympathy, she first said her father had died in Germany fighting the Nazi in World War II (which ended 1945) but of course we find out the truth that father was never in Germany and died in California in 1955. But we are suppose to believe everything else she says, right!

    As they say in the World Cup: Gooooooooal!

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