We’ve heard a lot of complaints about the two political parties not offering the voters any real choice of policies. It does appear that the Republican Party has adopted more and more of the policies of the Democratic Party. The real problem is that some Republicans who think they are smarter than the rest of us have assumed control of much of the day-to-day operations of the Republican Party. They presume to select our candidates, and often openly oppose candidates favored by the grassroots. They are usually internationalists or globalists, which is contrary to what grassroots Republicans want. They like to be called Moderates, but we call them establishment Republicans or country club Republicans, or RINOs, which means Republicans In Name Only. In the Kansas Legislature, the RINOs would team up with the Democrats to kill all the good conservative legislation.
Today I have good news for you. Kansas has shown the way to abolish control by the RINOs. Conservative grassroots Republicans organized their troops and went into the Republican Primary last year. The liberals fought hard against the grassrooters. Gambling interests spent more than $200,000 helping moderate candidates, and the Kansas National Education Association pumped in more than $240,000. The conservatives won; they took back the Kansas Legislature for real conservatives. At least nine incumbent Republicans in the state Senate lost reelection to conservative challengers. Governor Sam Brownback supported the conservative uprising and comes out a big winner this year. It was a tremendous victory and is a good model for other states to follow. Now they can help to build a Republican Party that offers a real opposition to the policies of socialism and spending and debt.
Contributing Editor, Phyllis Schlafly, is the Founder and President of Eagle Forum, a national radio show host, and a best-selling author.
Used with the permission of Eagle Forum.
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