Could Sarah Palin and Mark Levin Leave the Republican Party and Creating a New One Called the “Freedom Party?”
If Sarah Palin and Mark Levin create the “Freedom Party” it is not because they left the Republican Party, it is because the Republican Party left them.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin responded to a Fox News Channel viewer’s Twitter question Saturday about the possibility of creating a new political party called the “Freedom Party” with fellow conservative and talk show host Mark Levin. Palin floated the idea of crating a new party if the GOP continues to abandon its conservative principles. Personally, I am not too far away from telling the establishment GOP to take a hike myself. The Republican party has turned into the RINO party where they have produced continued moderate, wishy-washy presidential candidates like John McCain and Mitt Romney. It was conservatives and the Tea Party vote and enthusiasms in 2010 and won the House for the GOP. Since then the establishment, elitists Republicans have fought conservatives every inch of the way.
Tuesday’s elections were seen as a crucial moment for measuring the staying power of the Tea Party movement, which was born out of frustration with the political establishment and steeped in economic anxiety.
“I don’t think there’s any question that if it were not for the Tea Party, the Republican margin in the House of Representatives would not be as high as it’s going to be,” CNN senior political analyst David Gergen said Tuesday night. “They gave a lot of enthusiasm and fuel to the Republican Party.”
Now we are witness to Republicans like Marco Rubio, who claimed to be a conservative, and the other back stabbing Republicans who voted for the Senate bill on immigration where they thumbed their nose at the rule of law and created an amnesty bill. It is not Obama or Democrats that have ruined the GOP, it is the establishment republicans who have done so, putting your personal power ahead of country and principles.
Enough is enough Republican Party, you are about to go the way of the Whigs if you keep it up. More and more I actually think that a third party is the way to go because the establishment Republicans are really no different than Democrats. Big government progressives are progressives no matter what party affiliation they belong to.
I love the name of that party — the ‘Freedom Party,’” Palin said. “And if the GOP continues to back away from the planks in our platform, from the principles that built this party of Lincoln and Reagan, then yeah, more and more of us are going to start saying, ‘You know, what’s wrong with being independent,’ kind of with that libertarian streak that much of us have. In other words, we want government to back off and not infringe upon our rights. I think there will be a lot of us who start saying ‘GOP, if you abandon us, we have nowhere else to go except to become more independent and not enlisted in a one or the other private majority parties that rule in our nation, either a Democrat or a Republican.’ Remember these are private parties, and you know, no one forces us to be enlisted in either party.”
UPDATE I: Some web sites that used to once be credible when run by James Joyner, think that we are “true believers” because we actually believe in holding politicians to their word. Go figure. No one said forming a third party was easy. In fact, if one was ever formed the GOP would probably become a “super” minority in government. But at some point one has to either vote for their principles or vote in political whores who cannot be trusted. Marco Rubio and Bob Corker ran on securing the border before any talk of pathway to citizenship. Of course that was before they were elected. Why would either of them wonder why they are being looked upon as turn-coats and backstabbers? Hmm, from The Atlantic 2006, Corker says he is against illegal immigration.
In Tennessee’s Senate race, meanwhile, Democrat Harold Ford takes a hard line on border security. One of his television ads says, “Harold Ford Jr. will get control of our borders, get tough on illegals and employers who break the law.” His Republican opponent, construction company owner Bob Corker, calls Ford a phony. A Corker ad claims that Ford “votes against border security and against putting troops on the border, then says he wants to fight illegal immigration.”
In the video below, Rubio says we have a significant illegal immigration problem in this country. We have to balance that we are a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws. Its just too bad his Senate Gang of 8 bill was just pandering to illegals and no upfront border security.
Remember when Rubio cared about the rule of law and the US Constitution?
At some point when a party no longer is principled and can be believed as to what they say they will do, let alone serve the people they represent, what else is there but to create something that will? Just ask the Whigs.