It’s about time that Ted Cruz and his allies in Congress considered joining the American Conservative Party. There is no longer any question that the GOP has abandoned them. They do not agree on Syria, Benghazi, Common Core, Agenda 21, Obamacare and so much more. In fact there is downright hostility. The American Conservative Party’s philosophy is much more in line with these patriotic congressional conservatives.
What would this mean to politics in Washington? Nothing much. The ACP can caucus with the Republicans in things like voting for Congressional leadership. However, they can safely go their own way without GOP interference. They wouldn’t get plum committee assignments…but then, they don’t get them now. People like Cruz and Lee are popular enough in their own states that they can win on a more realistic platform of a third party.
Doing this sets up a few opportunities.
1) It allows for election of local officials on the ACP ticket. People would be willing to “vote the line” with a person like Cruz at the top.
2) It allows for a true conservative to run for President without having to be bashed in a GOP primary battle. Assuming there is money available, they would have a lot more time to make their case to the American people. Would they take votes away from the GOP in a general election? Perhaps, but if we run in targeted states, like Texas or Utah, it is possible for someone like Cruz to win a few electoral votes. In a close election, this would throw the decision to Congress. There, we might not have enough votes to win but we would have enough to have leverage over the GOP.
Think of it… this is the time to act.
The following via Breitbart.
On Sunday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called on Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace to release the names of the “top Republicans” that sent him opposition research on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to “hammer” Cruz before his appearance on the program to discuss defunding Obamacare.
“Keep it TRULY fair & balanced,” Palin tweeted. “Release the GOP names encouraging you to trash @SenTedCruz. No more anonymous sources.”
@FoxNewsSunday Keep it TRULY fair & balanced. Release the GOP names encouraging you to trash @SenTedCruz. No more anonymous sources.
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) September 22, 2013
On Sunday, Wallace said that establishment Republicans are so worked up that Cruz is leading the defund Obamacare fight that he immediately got unsolicited questions and research on Cruz from “top Republicans” before Cruz’s appearance.
In an appearance on Washington D.C.’s Fox 5 to preview his Sunday show, Wallace said, “I will tell you I have never in my time in Washington seen a party so upset with one of its own members.”
In an exclusive op-ed for Breitbart News on Saturday, Palin urged Cruz to stay strong in the face of the inevitable backlash from fellow Republicans and suggested they compare “shiv marks” the next time they meet:
“We’re now, once again, subjected to the “anonymous sources” backstabbing game. The Capitol Hill cowards are rushing to anonymously denounce Senator Cruz to any reporter with a pad and pen.
Welcome to our world, Ted. The same people have been denouncing conservatives like me for years (right after they ask for help fundraising for themselves or endorsing the latest candidate they’ve suckered into paying their exorbitant consulting fees). We can compare shiv marks next time we meet, my friend.”
She also wrote about the “gutless” and “rudderless” permanent political class:
Those of us who hang in there supporting a major political party with our energy, time, and contributions would like to believe that that party would praise principled conservatives like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee for following through on campaign promises. We’d like to believe that the GOP establishment would applaud the way these bold leaders have rallied the grassroots to their cause. But, no, such praise would require a commensurate level of guts and leadership, and the permanent political class in D.C. is nothing if not gutless and rudderless.