It doesn't have to be that way of course but if the infighting between the various factions continues and potentially even escalates the result will be lost elections, lost opportunity and a lost future for the United States!
On the various sides there are Evangelicals, the Tea Party, RINO's, the Republican old guard and more who have their specific issues, dedicated bases and who also seem to possess the added attributes of inflexibility, unwillingness to compromise and intransigence.
The latter are descriptors that our political opponent the Democrat Party does not possess as they will do whatever, and I mean whatever, it takes to unite around the only issues that matter to them which of course is winning elections and the power that results from victory.
From the top down they will stop at nothing to try and achieve the winning of an office regardless of whether it is local, state or federal, up to and including bold-faced lies as we have clearly witnessed in very real and very destructive ways.
So while it is important to stick to our values (because in large part that is what differentiates us from them) it is imperative to beat the Democrats in the 2014 mid-term elections and the 2016 presidential election to ensure the survival and the return to greatness of the United States that Barack Obama and his Democrat cohorts have tried so hard to destroy.
See if on some level you agree with this statement?
Hypothesis: If the vote on the Right is fractured in 2014 and 2016 does the entire country lose?
In other words is there any way for the Tea Party, Conservatives and the mainstream Republican Party to figure out a way to somehow work, without compromising individual ideals, principles and philosophies, towards a common goal which is defeat of the Democrats!
While many who read this will consider mainstream GOP politicians to in essence be no different and no better than Democrats, having personally watched Obama, Pelosi and Reid govern in ways that are purely detrimental to the economic and national security future of the nation there is in my humble opinion no basis for comparison between the two! (Source)
What is it that inspired me to comment in this article on the very same critical issue of Republican Party infighting that I have commented on and written about at least twice in the recent past?
Conservatives, Tea Party and GOP: Can we find some way to get along just a little bit?* (August 10, 2013)
Has the Republican Party lost its way? You bet your ass it has! (September 26, 2013)
It was going through my email and seeing the following headline that for me so clearly illustrates the problem of being in the right for the battle and yet so rigid in thought process that you lose the war!
'The Republican establishment and insurgent groups brace for all-out war'
'The Republican establishment is fed up with the “outside groups” — the conservative lobbying shops and super PACs that have pulled the party Rightward in recent years — and this time, it’s the establishment that is uninterested in compromise.
House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are playing to win. But here's the problem: Directly fighting the insurgent groups only makes them stronger.
In a span of 48 hours, the party leadership took two direct shots at the conservative insurgents. Boehner attacked the outside groups on camera, singling out Heritage Action. Also, Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., fired Republican Study Committee Executive Director Paul Teller, the universally liked longtime leader of the conservative wing on Capitol Hill. The occasion was a dispute over the budget, but it sure looks like a broad effort to bring the insurgency to heel...' (The Washington Times)