Beware of What’s Lurking Within the Republican Party — Not Just The RINOs, Either

Written by Andrew Linn on July 23, 2018

Recently I saw on the Fox News website that at least three white supremacists/Anti-Semites have emerged victorious in the Republican primaries. These three individuals consist of Arthur Jones (the Republican candidate for the Third Congressional District in Illinois), John Fitzgerald (the Republican candidate for the Eleventh District in California), and Paul Nehlen (the Republican candidate for the First Congressional District in Wisconsin). Apparently these candidates did not reveal their beliefs until after the primaries. And now that they have done so, it is unlikely that any of them will go on to win in the general elections.

Needless to say, various Republicans have denounced the racist views of these individuals, stating that there is no place for them within the Republican Party to saying that it would be better to vote for their Democratic opponents to pointing out that such individuals are opportunists.

I totally agree that there is no place for such bigots in the Republican Party. Perhaps a thorough background check of those seeking the Republican nomination for any office would do the trick.

As for the general elections, voting for a Third Party or Independent candidate would be the best option. Failing that, a write-in candidate.

It is true that these racist individuals are opportunistic, as were the white supremacists who tried to take advantage of the Trump campaign in 2016 (e.g. David Duke donating money to the Trump campaign, and his donation being rejected). In fact, I would go so far as to say that the white supremacists are nothing more than leeches who try to take of advantage of conservatives in the Republican Party and elsewhere in order to advance their racist beliefs.

Naturally, Democrats and their fellow liberals will also try to take advantage of the situation by claiming that the Republican Party is a racist party due to such candidates. But as I previously mentioned, the Republican Party does not want anything to do with such individuals.

The biggest problem with the Republican Party is that it has its share of RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) and Establishment Republicans. RINOs are practically moderates or even liberals who do little if any to oppose the liberal agenda of the Democratic Party and its allies. Establishment Republicans are either career politicians or those who join the Republican Party in order to gain power and prestige. Some of these Establishment Republicans actually run the Republican Party like a secret society or a country club, thus keeping the meetings and events confined to a handful of people. It is unclear if the intention is to keep true conservatives from attending or if they are just a bunch of snobs.

I think all Republicans need to be reminded that the Republican Party is supposed to be a political party for American conservatives, and not a party for bigots, RINOs, or snobs.

Although true conservatives have made some gains within the Republican Party, there is still a significant amount of Establishment Republicans in charge who impose their country club-like policies on other Republicans. Maybe someone should pull the same tactics Rodney Dangerfield did in Caddyshack in order to make some changes that make sense.

But at any rate, the Republicans (especially the conservative ones) need to get things done.

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Andrew Linn
Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to and Right Impulse Media.