Now that the election has come and gone, we must assess what went wrong and what we can do for the next election, IF we are fortunate enough to have another election in 4 years.
First off, let’s face it, we had a lousy candidate. The GOP establishment shoved this candidate down our throats and we got stuck with a candidate who was NOT conservative – he was a flip-flopper on the issue of abortion, the originator of state-mandated health care, and the first governor who signed gay marriage into law in his state. He did have his strong points when it came to running a business and some decent ideas for improving the jobs market, but for many of us, the fact that he was impersonating as a conservative when we knew he was NOT was the biggest issue.
Secondly, the GOP establishment themselves are at fault. Not only did they give us the lousy candidate, but the fact that they are “DemoCRAP” Lite, i.e. RINOS, made many of us angry. Many refused to vote. Whether this is a wise choice or not is not the topic of this article, and there are a myriad of reasons as to why people refused to vote in this election. Suffice it to say, the GOP establishment lost a substantial amount of what used to be their base years ago when they moved away from conservative principles, and this pseudo-conservative candidate did nothing to bring them back into the fold.
Thirdly, multiple incidences of voter fraud did affect the election substantially. I won’t get into my strong opinions on this issue, but suffice it to say, voter fraud did affect the outcome. I don’t hold out hope that the GOP will investigate the fraud, since they seem so namby-pamby these days and lack the cahones to do anything of substance.
Now…what can we do about it?
We MUST NOT finance the GOP establishment any longer. Send them the message that we do NOT agree with either their liberalism or their power hold on what used to be a great party by hitting them in the pocketbook. Refuse to give your business to any business that supports the GOP establishment. Money talks!
Change your party affiliation from Republican to Independent. The message will be heard loud and clear if mass quantities of people change their party affiliation away from the Republican Party.
Work hard to get conservative candidates on the ballot – that is, assuming that we will be fortunate enough to have another free election in 2 and 4 years (which I have my doubts will happen, but that topic is for a future article). Financially support these candidates, work hard to get them into office, THEN HOLD THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE.
Support voter ID laws in EVERY STATE. Push for the abolition of electronic voting and the use of inked fingerprints on paper ballots for verification of validity of ballots. This might be a tough reach, but push for the requirement that you must not be receiving government aid in order to vote. It’s a conflict of interest to be able to vote to get more from the hand that feeds you.
Stay involved. Write your congressman/senator and hold their feet to the fire supporting conservative policies and giving them a piece of your mind when they vote against conservative bills.