As published at TownHall.com
By Wayne Allyn Root
Once again we’re being lied to. The mainstream media wants us to believe 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 had one true conservative in modern history. 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. Perhaps the media wants us to forget that.
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 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and even 80’s. 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 are nothing more than slightly more moderate big government proponents and “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 only happened 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 DC 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 IRS.
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 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 wants 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” doesn’t just lead to GOP mediocrity and defeat. It also leads to ruination for the United States of America. The proof is in the pudding. We’ve had decades of cooperation and compromise on Capital Hill. The result? $17 trillion 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%. During that same period when Congress was on vacation, the stock market was up 17%.
So tell me what the benefit is of cooperation? The reality is, no matter who is sitting in those seats on Capital Hill, “moderate” politicians are doing damage to our economy each time they open their mouths.
Still not convinced? How about 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 moderation 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.
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