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Despite Best Efforts, GOP Establishment Can't Cancel Freshmen Conservatives

Despite Best Efforts, GOP Establishment Can't Cancel Freshmen Conservatives
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Julio Rivera By Friday, 26 February 2021 10:34 AM EST Current | Bio | Archive

For years, the Republican establishment has betrayed the founding principles of the Grand Old Party.

Centrist and borderline-liberal legislators have dominated the GOP seniority, while continually siding with Democratic leadership on initiatives that have contributed to the runaway spending and explosion in the growth of government over the past few decades.

Meanwhile, the conservative base of voters, who make up the majority of the party’s voter rolls, have found the uninspiring options presented by out-of-touch leadership to be unpalatable.

As a result, many conservative Americans stayed home in crucial elections, including ones that led to Barack Obama becoming a two-term president.

But, during the 2010 midterm election, conservatives displayed the sheer power that can be harnessed by the oppressed minority party in a two-party system. In that election, the Tea Party movement ushered in a conservative freshman cast of new House members who helped the GOP retake control of Congress’ lower House. 

While much of the GOP success in recent major elections has been attributable to conservatives’ adaptability to and domination of new social media, an exercise in collusion over the past few years threatens to permanently make that theater of political warfare virtually non-existent. Increasingly, it seems, major conservative influencers and political figures have been de-platformed and "cancelled” by Big Tech.

As a result of these bullying tactics, there has been a delay in celebrating the GOP House freshmen who were sworn into Congress for their initial terms in January.

That is truly unfortunate, as new GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, and Lauren Boebert of Colorado have already distinguished themselves from the D.C. Swamp Elites like Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah, Susan Collins of Maine, Richard Burr of North Carolina, and others.

In a revealing move, these establishment figures ignored the wishes of their constituents and voted to impeach President Donald Trump.

But Congressman Cawthorn, for example, was quick to call out the party turncoats who had voted for impeachment, asking whether Republicans could possibly trust them again.

He specifically called out a senior member of congress from his home state of North Carolina, Sen. Richard Burr, saying: "You see my home state Sen. Richard Burr, who literally said he thinks this impeachment is unconstitutional, yet then he turns right around and votes for it."

Further illustrating how these new Republicans are bringing new perspectives, Rep. Boebert’s has been conducting efforts to engage in dialogue with the National Conservation Area to discuss how to best preserve the lands and water in her district.

You won’t see any coverage, let alone praise, from the left in the press for those efforts.

Instead, the media focuses on Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and her ilk. These progressives constantly attack the values that truly "make America great." In turn, these values must be defended by conservatives.

Yet the formula that will restore American greatness, the kind that helped America achieve energy independence and turn the tide against China in the manufacturing trade war under President Trump, cannot involve the progressives within the GOP continuing to talk out of both sides of their mouth.

Perhaps the most frightening aspect of the intra-party squabbles currently afflicting the GOP was the treatment endured by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Greene, who brought real world success into the lower chamber in the form of her experience at Taylor Construction, a successful construction company that has done more than a quarter billion dollars’ worth of projects, endured the indignity of 11 members of her own party voting to strip her of important congressional committee assignments.

This was a slap in the face of her constituents who voted her into office. These Americans saw their voices attacked by the same GOP Establishment that is barely criticizing President Joe Biden as he signs executive orders at a feverish pace.

Conservatives need to get behind the bold new representatives who aren’t afraid to call out swampish behavior when they see it. The Establishment must not join the left in trying to cancel them.l

While mainstream outlets and GOP Establishment figures want us to believe that the Republican party is broken, the truth is that the core of the party has arrived in the form of patriots like Reps. Greene, Cawthorn, and Boebert. The party is not broken, it’s just getting started.

Julio Rivera is a small business consultant, political activist, writer, and Editorial Director for Reactionary Times. He has been a regular contributor to Newsmax since 2016. His commentary has also appeared in The Hill, The Washington Times, LifeZette, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Toronto Sun, PJ Media and more. Read Julio Rivera's Reports — More Here.

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For years, the Republican establishment has betrayed the founding principles of the Grand Old Party. As the centrist and borderline liberal legislators that dominate the GOP seniority have continually sided with Democratic leadership on initiatives that have contributed to...
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Friday, 26 February 2021 10:34 AM
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