Winston Churchill once famously said, “You can depend upon the Americans to do the right thing—after they have exhausted every other alternative.”
Let’s hope by 2016 the Republican Party can rise at least to this minimal level. If not, it’ll be déjà vu all over again with yet another liberal Dem of questionable allegiances occupying the Oval Office and leaving the rest of us to wring our hands and heap ashes on our heads.
Can we at least agree that the GOP now has tried everything else—big-government nice guys, RINOs, inside-the-Beltway types, compromisers and appeasers, let’s-not-alienate-independents, amnesty-for-illegal-aliens, etc.?
Good. Now, let me suggest a radical alternative: How about a ticket for the White House that actually means business and is not ashamed of the Constitution? A ticket that stands for the rule of law and equal opportunity, as opposed to equal outcomes. That believes our laws and our borders are sacrosanct and non-negotiable. That understands American Exceptionalism and how U.S. military weakness is provocative to international bullies and thugs.
How about a team that advocates true wealth creation, not through redistribution flim-flams, but through old-fashioned American ingenuity and industry. That rejects the notion that U.S. citizens are second-class subjects to be manipulated, ruled over, audited, spied upon and drone-attacked.
How about a choice outside the box that takes no prisoners and makes no apologies for America? How about a dream team of Trey Gowdy and Jeanine Pirro?
If you are unfamiliar with Congressman Gowdy or Judge Jeanine, you owe it to yourself and your country to be informed. Here is a good place to start. Gowdy was the firebrand who nailed Lois Lerner of the IRS for trying to plead the 5th after offering self-serving testimony before Congress. He has been relentless in calling out the many scandals of the Obama administration and has taken the lead in exposing the truth about the Benghazi slaughter—which will be especially problematic for Hillary Clinton in her presidential aspirations.
Not to take anything away from folks like Ted Cruz or Mike Lee or Rand Paul. They’re good men, also worthy of conservative votes. But Gowdy and Pirro have overriding qualities in my view: They are patriots with fire in the belly. They do not suffer fools gladly. They do not compromise on principle. And as former prosecutors, they are hands-down debaters who can take a wrecking ball to the opposition.
And they just might actually win, for a change. How’s that for a radical idea? You can sign a petition here.