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  • feedwordpress 20:19:55 on 2017/07/19 Permalink
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    A caretaker’s role in politics 


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    Over the past year, I’ve worked towards helping to build a new political party. What started as a hobby and a dream has turned into a full-time endeavor; last month I sold my half of the company I’ve been building for three years in order to support my family from now until retirement. The need to make drastic changes in this country is too great for me to sit back and wait for others.

    With that said, I’m very well aware of my limitations. I’m not rich. I’m not a politician nor will I ever be one. My resume wouldn’t land me the job as a campaign manager for a city council candidate. Still, there are things I bring to the table that have helped the party grow. When the time comes, I’m eager to take a backseat to those who are smarter, more experienced, and better versed on how to get things done. Until then, I’m here.

    Looking back, I’ve made mistakes. I supported Newt Gingrich in 2012. Today I wouldn’t want him anywhere near public office. I once wrote an article (2, if I recall) about not believing in the electoral college. Today, I believe wholeheartedly in the electoral college. Heck, I even jumped on the “take out Saddam” bandwagon with George W. Bush. That turned out to be a huge political mistake. Thankfully, I’m not the one who’s going to be making these decisions.

    I’m a caretaker. With nobody doing what it takes to build a true small-government movement, I’ve taken it on myself the last year to read the Federalist Papers (twice), learn as much as I can as a layman about Constitutional law, and follow every piece of major legislature at both national and state levels. I speak daily to patriots who are sick of what’s happening to the nation and I learn much more from them than I could ever teach. That’s the beauty of being a caretaker. My role is simply to connect the right people to the right ideology and do what I can to raise awareness.

    It’s important that the party is never judged by the actions of any one individual. I supported Ted Cruz for President, but he’s demonstrated more than once in the last couple of years that he can be driven by politics just as anyone else can. We’ve seen people like Rand Paul and Mike Lee shine at times and fade at other times. Just as Thomas Sowell and Charles Krauthammer were on the opposite side of the political spectrum as they are today, so too can any person learn and (hopefully) grow through their political lives.

    In a world with a “conservative” President who once supported partial birth abortion and gun bans, allowing my past support for the Iraq War or eliminating the electoral college to taint the party is nonsense. If a caretaker isn’t allowed to make mistakes, then nobody should be worthy of a vote unless they’re 100% ideologically aligned for their entire adult lives.

     

     
  • feedwordpress 04:51:26 on 2016/03/27 Permalink
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    The Only Logical Reason that Newt Gingrich is Sort of Supporting Donald Trump 


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    As of the writing of this article, former Speaker of the House and Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has not officially endorsed Donald Trump. With that said, pretty much everything he’s saying and doing indicates that he is 100% on board the Trump Train. Why would a known conservative be supporting someone so clearly moderate, even liberal?

    There have been many speculations posted as to why this is the case. The most common one is that he’s been promised a role in a Trump administration. As appealing of a reason as this is and considering that it’s likely the case for endorsements from Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Jeff Sessions, and others, this is not the case for Gingrich. It’s not that he hasn’t been offered a spot. It’s that he very likely hasn’t accepted one because he’s way too smart to taint himself at this point. Keep in mind that this is because he supports Trump even more than he claims publicly. By not officially endorsing him, Gingrich is afforded more credibility when he speaks to the power brokers in DC.

    As far as a role, there’s one waiting for him. He may or may not accept it in the future, but the only one that would be truly appealing to him is the one that very few are discussing: Vice President. If Trump gets the nomination and Gingrich is tapped for VP, I will have been completely wrong because it’s the type of deal that Trump would have made and that Gingrich would have already accepted. However, anything short of VP will be an afterthought. In other words, whatever Trump offered, if anything, Gingrich told him to hold off on serious discussions until after he had his run through the GOP ranks.

    The second most popular scenario is that Gingrich knows more about Trump than the rest of us. He has talked to him, advised him, and has come to the conclusion that at the end of the day Trump is more conservative than his history or campaign actions would lead us to believe. Again, this is unlikely for two reasons. First, Gingrich isn’t stupid. Second, Trump isn’t conservative. It’s highly unlikely that Gingrich would have been swayed based upon Trump’s sales pitch.

    After a limited amount of thought (not much was necessary), I’ve come to the conclusion that the most likely scenario is that Gingrich simply isn’t as conservative as most of us once believed. His actions in Congress didn’t always match his rhetoric, but many of us chose to ignore this in 2012 when he was running against moderate Mitt Romney and pseudo-conservative Rick Santorum.

    With what we know now, it seems like it was potentially a good thing that Gingrich didn’t get the nomination in 2012. He probably would have beaten Barack Obama and could have prevented us from having the opportunity to nomination Ted Cruz today. That can only happen if Gingrich doesn’t get his way once again.

     
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