The Prosopagnosia of the Grand Old Party and the Last Chance for a Conservative Revival: A Case to Restructure the Tea Party into a Third Major Political Party

Quote on forbearance by Edmund Burke.

Quote on forbearance by Edmund Burke.

The GOP has an identity crisis and, in the infamous words of Jimmy Carter as he blamed the American people for his failed presidency, “a crisis of confidence”. Its establishment in minority suffers from its own self-aggrandizement resulting in the psychosis known as prosopagnosia.

Definition behind the medical term "prosopagnesia".

Definition behind the medical term “prosopagnesia”.

Has anyone noted the GOP’s metastasis into a Jacobin Club, so filthy rich off Dow Jones, colluding with the hated Mr. Jones herding his beasts of England across the Manor Farm? Must conservatives always be prepared to ask that wretched question “What difference, at this point, does it make” as if we are to eternally wait for Godot, who will unfortunately never arrive?

The thought the Constitution was nullified by two of the three branches of the federal government is a source of discontent to all but the most radical of Democrats. The GOP establishment is in full collusion with the opposition in obstructing the consent of the governed while handing over its congressional prerogative to President Obama. We the People categorically reject this. We must fight on and reject Samuel Beckett’s script of our eternal existential entropy tainted as the exercise in the absurd.

Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, blocked me on Twitter. The screenshot below verifies my claim. 

Twitter account of Reince Priebus declaring my account was blocked from accessing his site.

Twitter account of Reince Priebus declaring my account was blocked from accessing his site.

As I have voted in each election since 2000, I find Mr. Priebus’ Romanovian arrogance both fleetingly amusing, only to devolve into a highly offensive gesture. It is an indication the establishment’s narcissism yields no intention of supporting the conservative majority who are its employers. Conservatives are labeled by it “radicals” who are more dangerous than ISIS, as does Obama. The GOP now engages in Chicago-style Machtpolitik campaigns that in the aftermath of Mississippi’s GOP senatorial primary, led to the likely murder of Mark Mayfield, a Tea Party official. Unfortunately for the GOP establishment, there are no contemporary Rasputins for good luck. 

The Tea Party must jump ship or sink with it. Now.

What can be stated of the Tea Party membership? Consider Gallup Poll  from April 5, 2010. At least 28 percent of Americans supported the Tea Party at its fledgling stage of development; yet it is the will of the American people overwhelmingly being denied through corrupt bargains and “blood money”.

A report from Gallup Poll conducted last month (February 2015) asked independents which party they are more inclined to support. The revelation was very telling. Some 25 percent of GOP voters are declared as independents. Another 43 percent among independents remain unaligned. Just 44 trend Democrat and the gap continues to narrow as time progresses

Tea Party demographics in Gallup, April 5 2010.

Tea Party demographics in Gallup, April 5 2010.

In 2010, the figure of Tea Party supporters was at 28 percent nationally which are in support while only 26 percent percent oppose. Only 28 percent are indifferent while another 8 percent have no opinion.

With respect to education as well as career, employment and number of retirees who are Tea Party supporters, the following figures reveal a still greater disconnect from the national political mainstream as conservatives best reflect what it is to be an American.

Tea Party supporters by education levels, age and career.

Tea Party supporters by education levels, age and career.

Another Gallup Poll from September 2014 suggested the rising tide of Americans calling for a third political party to be formed since the two at present are unsatisfactory. 

Gallup Poll from September 2014 Percentage by Party Affiliation Callling for Third Political Party

Furthermore, the rise of Republicans calling for a new third party is at 46 percent, a total difference from the mainstream of just 12 percent, while those among the independent voters are at an astounding 71 percent. This is indicative of a major partitioning of the American political system and, if adequately addressed, the manifestation of a Seventh Party System which conservatives could dominate. Of the two major platforms, 70 percent of the GOP are conservatives and, as a subsequent poll suggests, a majority of 33 percent who are independents identify as the same.

Gallup Poll from September 2014 calling for a third political party.

Gallup Poll from September 2014 calling for a third political party.

Pew Research reported in January 2014 the rising trend of political discontent among voters is greatest among conservatives. The level of political antipathy, particularly among Republican voters, means conservatives will overwhelmingly choose to not vote over others because they have no confidence any change to the status quo will alter how business is conducted as usual.

Gallup Poll January 2015 unprecedented numbers of independent voters.

Gallup Poll January 2015 unprecedented numbers of independent voters.

The figures are irrefutable; our mission is clear. Fewer Democrats are disenfranchised because of the party’s strategies for attracting voters work well as they have always: quid pro quo. The GOP frequently loses voters and elections for not appealing to its overwhelming conservative base. Yet more independents currently identify as conservatives. 

Furthermore, The Hill just days ago released a report where Democrats threatened to support of John Boehner to retain his power as Speaker of the House as the newest push for a political coups d’etat in the lower chamber is pending.

The Hill on Democrat support for House Speaker John Boehner.

The Hill on Democrat support for House Speaker John Boehner.

Out of 100 voters, 37 can be safely claimed to support the Tea Party and would likely vote for a Tea Party candidate if such a candidate were permitted on the general election ballots every two, four and six year intervals. Out of 100 voters, 40 in 2010 stated they are conservatives. Out of regular voters within the GOP, 49 percent claimed to be Tea Party supporters. From the composite study for Tea Party supporters, 43 percent are independents. On a national scale, 40 percent consider themselves independents. The indication that 37 percent of Americans eligible to vote support the Tea Party can be translated to a correlation that it is possible for a Tea Party candidate to compile 37 percent of a three-way election in any congressional district and during presidential elections. A 37 percent share on average per congressional district translates to a potential for success in the majority of elections in any district. Consider in Britain only 35 percent is necessary for a political party to claim a full majority in the House of Commons during the five-year general election cycles. 

In total, 8 percent of Tea Party supporters are historically Democrat voters. That is compared to 32 percent nationally in 2010 proclaiming to be loyal Democrats. Of the 32 who traditionally vote for Democrats out of 100, 4 would be inclined to support the Tea Party. Among voters who are independent for 2015, 29 trend to voting for Democrats; by comparison, a slightly lower percentage of 25 vote Republican. 

In 2015, independents who lean Democrat edge those who are Republican by the slim margin of 44 percent to 43 percent. In summation, 44 who might be polled out of a sample size of 100 would vote Democrat if they are independents with a liberal leaning; 43 people out of 100 would vote Republican, and still 13 would be in play that would ultimately determine a presidential election.

Gallup Poll from September 2014 on the percentage by party affiliation calling for third political party.

Gallup Poll from September 2014 on the percentage by party affiliation calling for third political party.

The trend overwhelmingly favors a third major political party to the tune of 58 percent of.Republican voters are the most disenfranchised of the two parties, with none more polarized to either the liberal or moderate platforms than conservatives. Conservatives are the most prevalent of all political platforms, again according to Gallup Poll. Moderates continue to rise, yet are robbing more from the liberal platform than from the conservative. While the gap between conservatives and liberals dropped to record low levels by 2014, those within the independent contingent are at the highest ever. But most stunning is the following figure of Democrats declaring themselves “liberals” in comparison to those who are not. Whereas the overwhelming majority of GOP voters are staunchly conservative, the partitioning of the Democrats is broken on grounds far more pernicious to its lone means for success, that of course being the Marxist key to dialectic materialism, class warfare. The gap in total deficit for Republican voters registered as independents is its lowest in history, with Democrats leading by a 44 percent to 43 percent edge. Still more exciting is 33 percent of independents identify themselves as “conservatives” and are likely alienated by an establishment minority whose party abandoned them. To the contrary, only 21 percent of independents have declared themselves “liberals”. And today, a modern record 26 percent of America’s black community identify as conservatives, while 41 percent proclaim they are moderates; only 26 percent of black Americans today identify as liberals, compared to a slightly lower total of 23 percent of the total national average. The black community, like all Americans of race, creed and religion, are not only savable, but among the heart and soul of how we can reset the course from the dangerous route she is headed. Conservatives are on the brink of historical milestones, to where we could dominate all areas of the public discourse if only the establishment and Tea Party officials will listen as to how they intend to reclaim their support following 50 years of their stagnation and continual fall into the Democrat abyss of Global South-style poverty.

Conclusion: A Call to Action

Actions, not words, will create the true change the conservative majority in America demand. Any opposition in this proposed new campaign strategy supports what Rep. Bill Paschrall (D-NJ) stated in an interview with The Hill as he pledged an alliance for his political survival and that of the establishment GOP as their allies.

Dr. Gina Loudon, one of 100 key figures in the foundation of the Tea Party, referenced Karl Rove’s campaign speech on behalf of California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari in her February 1, 2015 op-ed in World Net Daily.

“This strategy was led by the typical Rovian consultants, like Rob Stutzman (of Arnold Schwarzenegger fame) and Kevin Spillanes (of no fame). These overpaid consultants lose time after time, but not before separating mega-donors like Charles Munger Jr. from obscene amounts of money. Karl Rove came to California to tell conservatives, “It’s better to lose with Kashkari than win with Donnelly.” He preaches an approach that, for the GOP to win over minorities, it has to lose with conservatives. The problem with this theory is the numbers tell a different story.”

A coalition of Tea Party candidates alongside independents from the Constitution and Conservative Party of the U.S.A. must cooperate in an aggressive political coups d’etat by running regularly in primaries followed by engaging in a mass exodus to leave the party at the discretion of each election year’s trends. Splintering the GOP by running coalition candidates as a third major party in general elections can only hurt the GOP, with conservatives having nothing to lose but in killing corrupt bargains obstructing its mandate for power. At worst, a slight Democrat majority in Congress will be crippled by the solid conservative bloc among an actual Tea Party caucus and of the moderate and still conservative-laden GOP that will vote in opposition to the Democrats on most bills. If 22 percent of Americans support the Tea Party, who among the 24 percent who are liberals and 28 percent who are moderates, much less those who comprise of the 38 percent of the conservatives in majority could we attract to our cause, a cause we know to be just and right? 

The ball is in the court of Tea Party conservatives and “Reagan Democrats”. We have a date with Destiny, and our belle of the ball will only don her glass slippers so long as the night remains but one stroke shy of the new dawn’s early light, as our sweet guardian angel of the morning sky bids us welcome to our precious newborn babe, the fairest Aurora. It is incumbent that conservatives take full advantage of what gifts history so seldom provides.

 

 

 

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