While it would seem to those not actively taking part that what goes on politically in this country is Republicans vs Democrats, the actual battle for the future of America is Conservatives vs Republicans AND Democrats.
More and more, its becoming harder to tell the difference between so-called Republicans in Washington and the liberals on the other side of the aisle. Representatives like Lindsey Graham, John Cornyn and others have consistently undermined the work done by Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Jeff Duncan to name a few, to push conservatism back into government whether it be fiscally or socially.
Now, with Lindsey Graham having a true conservative opponent such as Afghan War Veteran Bill Connor and Cornyn being challenged by Rep Steve Stockman in Texas, conservative voters in South Carolina and Texas no longer have to hold their noses when selecting their votes for the US Senate. The biggest obstacle will obviously be raising money to defeat those two incumbents, both with substantial campaign funds as they've had no legitimate challenges. Graham alone has approx $7 million to spend misleading South Carolinians on his conservatism hat he wears only when election time nears.
One disconcerting issue now is that Senators like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have been forced to disassociate themselves from the Senate Conservative's Fund when it comes to backing challengers in their primaries. The establishment is basically using their power to extort these guys into NOT using their popularity to help get more conservatives into Washington.
While I have the utmost respect for these two, I say shame on Cruz and Paul for bowing down and letting themselves be bullied. The SCF was crucial in helping support their elections to the Senate and this is basically turning their backs on what got them there. The great shame though still lies with Lindsey Graham and John Cornyn for misleading voters in regards to their false conservatism.
Cornyn and Graham were instrumental in betraying the Republican party and undermining Sen Cruz' attempt to defund Obamacare. The opportunity is now to elect Rep Stockman and Bill Connor and actually have Senators in Washington fighting for our conservative principles instead of supporting Barack Obama at every turn.
If we can get Connor, Stockman and other conservatives elected, the number of establishment hacks doing the bullying might just find themselves on the wrong side of it.