In 1973 Paul Weyrich and Ed Feulner managed to talk the Coors family out of enough money to found the Heritage Foundation in order to counter the liberal influences of the country. Weyrich then went on to leverage the power and prestige he received from the Heritage Foundation, becoming one of the great conservative “leaders”.
Like the two other conservative leaders Phillips became dissatisfied with the Republican Party in the mid 1970’s. He went on to found the U. S. Taxpayer’s Party, which evolved into the Constitution Party, which is basically controlled by Pastor Chuck Baldwin of the Crossroads Baptist Church in Jacksonville.
THE BETRAYAL OF REAGAN
What do far right conservatives and cannibals have in common? They eat one’s own.
The difference between the Far Left, Democrats, the Far Right and Republicans is quite simple. It has nothing to do with political ideology, and everything to do with infighting. It is quite rare to find the Far Left crunching and munching on Democrats. It happens, but not often.
Unfortunately Libertarians and the Far Right think nothing of sacrificing viable, highly successful Republican candidates and office holders at the altar of ideology, roasting them, and dining on them, then spitting out the remains. Let’s not leave moderates, and basic run-of-the-mill Republicans out of this mix either. We can be a little nasty at times, highly critical of those in our party. Perhaps we’re more intellectually honest than the left and Dems, then again, it could be this quest for “purity” that is destroying us from within.
There was a time when even Ronald Reagan was not pure enough for the same bunch who are castigating just about everyone but Dick Cheney and Mark Sanford.
This wasn’t always the way things happened in the political world here in the US. Things would get a little testy. Republicans have been consistent in their constant complaints about media bias, which does exist, and has existed for years. Perhaps the most fun events were the almost regular rants from Richard Nixon’s now disgraced VP, Spiro Agnew.
The fall of Richard Nixon was an absolute disaster for the GOP. History has shown that Gerald Ford was the perfect choice for the VP replacement of Spiro Agnew. The election of 1976 was not going to be a Republican year. Jimmy Carter did the GOP thing, though, and ran as a religious moderate, on a platform of “change”. I think we all know how the story ended.