Behold the self-annihilation of the Republican Party.
Sibyl West: ”The 83rd TxLege — What a waste of a near super-majority.” Teaparty maven Nancy Coppock shared a feeling that many on the Republican side have expressed. Texas needs more than a “conservative” bandaid to make every fiscal insanity promoted by the left acceptable. I suspect that the Great State is already unofficially purple since the behavior of the most of the reps and too many of the senators doesn’t jibe with the R behind their names.
“I wrote up a Statement for our tea party to explain why we must oppose this plan. The Republican Party must recognize how little “d” democracy is being used to get them to self-annihilate. The statement is a good lesson from Plato.This immigration plan is so dangerous. Where will those of us that adhere to little “r” republicanism and the rule of law go when there is no opposition party to The Administration/State?”
Here is her take.
The Conservative Immigration Reform Plan
by Nancy Coppock | May 19, 2013 | BCSTeaParty.com
Statement: The Bryan/College Station Tea Party does NOT support the plan referred to as: Conservative Immigration Reform.
The Bryan/College Station Tea Party views the Republican Party Leadership’s focus on illegal immigration reform as complete reactionary politics.
What Is Reactionary Politics?
By reactionary politics, we refer to comedian Andy Andrews. In relating to an audience about who he was, Andy confessed that in high school he wasn’t the guy that ran naked across the football field during the big game. He was the guy that talked the other guy into doing it.
That is one of the best definition of reactionary politics ever. It is also the best description of how the principles of democracy (as opposed to republicanism) are being used by the Obama administration to get their opposition to self-destruct. Plato (428 — 348 BC) noted it was democracy which promoted not liberty, but fascist totalitarianism. As Plato observed, democracy pitted group factions against each other allowing group leaders to earn their bonafides of leadership achievement by eliminating their opposition/competition and by rewarding their friends/allies with other people’s money – usually the wealth seized from their opposition or competition.