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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Those "Extremist" Republicans

By Rick Pearcey • November 15, 2012, 10:05 AM

"The fact that 2 million fewer people voted for Mitt Romney than for John McCain should be a huge wake-up call to the Republican establishment," Joseph Farah writes at WND.

"If they choose to nominate another milquetoast candidate in 2016," Farah continues, "they might as well not even compete. If they want to alienate their evangelical and conservative base, there is going to need to be a third party that represents them. (Now’s the time to start building it, by the way, not in 2016.)"

If Romney wasn't a "milquetoast candidate," he was certainly toast by the end of the election.

I have previously argued in favor of Romney, noting that "Obama is a leftist ideologue who rejects the rules of freedom. Romney is not a leftist ideologue who rejects the rules of freedom" and that "Romney is not all we want, but Obama is all we do not want."

A case could be made that Romney was the perfect establishment GOP candidate, a pure expression of the GOP establishment ideal. He was a far better candidate than John McCain. And, yet, ultimately, Romney was unelectable (setting aside for the moment the ample evidence that electoral criminality -- fraud -- may have "won" the contest for Obama). 

If America is to survive as America -- that is, as a nation of freedom and dignity (rooted in the Creator who is the basis for unalienable rights) -- the enduring mainstream of American identity needs a national platform for unadulterated cultural-political expression.

If the house-divided GOP establishment continues to reject this message, either the GOP will die, America will die, or a third party will rise up to speak with a clarion voice.

One way or another, a non-compromised expression of the American ideal must have a clear and coherent voice on the political and cultural scene.

One way or another, the extremism of the Democrat Party, which aggressively wars politically and culturally against the rules of freedom, must be resisted and overcome.

One way or another, the extreme racism, bigotry, and passionate hatreds now organized against the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness -- hatreds that this hour have an officially recognized home in the party of Obama and the Democrats -- these must be resisted and overcome.

Of course, it is possible America as America might still pass away. And she certainly will if the anti-freedom rules of radicals such as Barack Obama and the Democrats have their way.

But let us at least give America a fighting chance to reaffirm the birthright of every human being, to unlock again the potential of every individual endowed by our Creator "with certain unalienable rights." 

And as long as one fights, victory is possible. Freedom under God can break out anywhere, anytime.

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