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Call it the GOP or the Republican Party, but do not call it the party led by conservatives. The GOP or the Republican party, has over the years failed the conservative movement. This is primarily why it is viewed by so many as a feckless and meandering party.
Since Ronald Reagan, the GOP has had only one presidential nominee who could be called a conservative and that was Donald Trump. The Bushes, Dole, McCain, and Romney are all in the same category as Rockefeller and Eisenhower, and that is, although they called themselves Republicans, some even called themselves conservatives, that was in name only.
The long-time leader of the Senate, McConnell, and the current leader in the House, McCarthy, are the same as the above. They all have sound bites declaring conservative values, but their actions enhance big government and big spending policies.
During the 20th and 21st centuries, we have had three presidents who have followed American values. They were Coolidge, Reagan, and Trump. American values would be those values that promote limited government. The only limitations in the United States Constitution are those limits placed upon the federal government. The founders followed the principle that government that governs least, governs best. The founders believed that government closest to the people should be the government that regulates, if any regulation is needed.
The GOP or the Republican party, has failed to place people with American values in leadership. Both McConnell and McCarthy support big federal government. Neither McConnell or McCarthy have shown leadership to reduce government regulations and control over the lives of the people. Government that assumes more and more control over the lives of the people, their choices, and their thoughts is a government becoming more and more tyrannical. If you do not oppose government regulation, you support tyrannical government.
Coolidge, Reagan, and Trump all could be identified by the Goldwater conservative or the Goldwater American idea that the power of government must be limited per the United States Constitution. This belief dictated all their choices. Neither McConnell nor McCarthy have exhibited that belief. Yes, they have alluded to that belief, but it is far from their core belief. Their core belief is to do what gives them power and advances their careers and their financial position.
As long as the GOP or the Republican party, refuses to take make the hard choices, such as leadership choices, they will always be a feckless and floundering party. If the GOP or the Republican party, wishes to really restore greatness to our country, they must choose leaders who have the belief that American values are best along with the courage and strength to stand firm in implementing and defending those beliefs. McConnell and McCarthy do not hold American values or conservative values as their core belief, and do not have the courage or strength to defend and implement them if they did have limited government as their core belief.
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