Republicans: the 81-percent exodus

The dead Elephant
by Tom Kovach

It seems that President George W. Bush is working hard to help the Constitution Party these days, much as President Bill Clinton drove voters to the Republican Party in record numbers back in 1994.

In the wake of Friday’s report about the Republican revolt over immigration, a companion WorldNetDaily poll shows some noteworthy results. As of Saturday morning (02 Jun 2007), 24 hours after the news broke, an eye-opening 81 percent of Republicans considered themselves part of the “revolt.” Of those, more than a third favor the “creation” of another political party. (That’s 38 percent of the 81 percent.) The total number of respondents was more than 3,300, which is more than triple the number of respondents for most “reliable” political polls.

Sadly, far too many American voters still think that there are only two political parties from which to choose. In reality, there are eight parties recognized by the Federal Election Commission at the national level (Republican, Democrat, Constitution, Libertarian, Reform, Green, Socialist Workers, and Communist). There are dozens of parties at the state level across America. (For example, I was previously an official with the Conservative Party of NY State. Although I’ve been a political conservative since the early 1980s, when Ronald Reagan shined the light of reason into the misguided liberalism of my youth, I have never been a member of the Republican Party — not even when I ran for Congress on the GOP line last year.) If one adds the county-level, single-issue, and single-candidate parties (yes, in some states that is legal), there are approximately 200 political parties in America today. (According to research that I did in 1998, today’s number is about half of what it was during Bill Clinton’s presidency.)

Of the six smaller national parties, only one has a nationally recognized member that is capable of actually winning the White House. That party is the Constitution Party, and that member is Dr. Jerome Corsi. He is the author of numerous books — including Unfit for Command, which kept John Kerry out of the White House during the 2004 elections. He is also the columnist that exposed President George W. Bush’s scheme for a Security and Prosperity Partnership that could disintegrate America as a sovereign nation. The SPP agreement is the paperwork foundation for the North American Union. The planned NAU has even some long-time Republicans using the words “Bush” and “traitor” in the same sentence with the word “impeach.” The SPP and its NAU offspring are part of the fuse that lit the implosion of the Republican Party. Were it not for the dogged research and reporting of Dr. Corsi, the NAU juggernaut might have already rolled much farther along its intended course — well below the radar of most American voters.

This time last year, Dr. Corsi warned America about the NAFTA Super Corridor, which is a key part of the “nuts and bolts” of the North American Union. As a demonstration of the “kinder and gentler” nature of American voters, it has taken an entire year (instead of a week) for Republicans to “vote with their wallets” regarding the Bush sellout. But, now that the divorce proceedings have begun, one can expect the rift to continue widening until the Grand Old Party becomes simply Gone Out to Pasture.

Dr. Jerome R. Corsi

Doctor Corsi has also warned the American public about Iranian efforts to build nuclear weapons, the nefarious Dubai Ports World takeover (including the trail back to Bush family money), and more shady Bush cronyism in his choice for attorney general and in a Supreme Court nomination. Speaking of the Supreme Court, Dr. Corsi also asked why didn’t President Bush appoint a real conservative as Chief Justice? And, when President Bush sent more troops to Iraq (while ignoring the security of America’s borders) it was Dr. Corsi that warned about Iranians stirring trouble by crossing Iraq’s border. In other words, in his role as a world-class investigative columnist and author, Dr. Jerome Corsi has already been doing “the job that President Bush won’t do.” The smart thing to do is elect Dr. Corsi, so that he can undo the SPP that the Republicans apparently conspired (even with foreign organizations) to implement behind our backs for much longer than we knew.

The architect of the Republican implosion is President Bush, not Dr. Corsi, nor Congressman Ron Paul, MD. (I’m a long-time fan of Dr. Paul. But, out of Republican loyalty, he chose not to run on the Constitution Party line. Now, the GOP is ignoring him into oblivion.) Republican loyalists cannot write off Dr. Corsi as some Left-wing attack dog, because Dr. Corsi took out Bush’s biggest opponent in the last election. The Republicans cannot blame the Constitution Party for their woes, although some have tried. Some in the Republican Party think that actor Fred Thompson can save their party, but he has too much Bush-globalist baggage, as do many of the people close to Mr. Thompson. Like the storm in the Book of Jonah, it seems that the only way for the Republicans to save their party would be to throw President Bush overboard. (But, what would happen to them if they tried?) Even party loyalist Fred Thompson recently made a speech, at the annual Prescott Bush dinner , without using the words ‘George Bush’! (As Nashville Republican syndicated talk-radio host Phil Valentine put it last week, the only way for a Republican candidate to win the next election is to “run against Bush.”)

Money can no longer save the Republican Party. (It never really could. It only prolonged the agony for loyal conservatives.) Jim Clymer, chairman of the Constitution Party, describes the misguided loyalties of conservative Republicans as “battered voter syndrome.” As a recent WND letter writer put it, remembering Ronald Reagan, “He said he didn’t leave the Democrats; they left him. Well, the Republican Party hasn’t left us. They’ve kicked us out.” (Letter titled “This is the thanks we get,” Sat, 02 Jun 2007.)

In their misguided quest to become “all things to all people,” the Republican leaders have shamefully abandoned the very people that put them in power. The difference between a battered wife staying with her abusive husband, and abused voters staying with the Republican Party is that, in the domestic version, only one person’s life is at stake. If too many voters cling to the sinking Republican ship, then our whole country is in jeopardy.

In the interests of full disclosure, I am the state PR coordinator for the Constitution Party of Tennessee, and was (until recently) the director of operations for the National Veterans Coalition. That is the group that is encouraging Dr. Jerome Corsi to run for president.


Tom Kovach lives near Nashville, is a former USAF Blue Beret, and has written for several online publications. He recently published his first book. He is also an inventor, a horse wrangler, a certified paralegal, and a former talk-radio host. He is available to speak to your group. To learn more, visit:

8 Responses to “Republicans: the 81-percent exodus”

  1. Richard Winger Says:

    Tom Kovach has already acknowledged to me that his list of “national committees” approved by the Federal Election Commission is inaccurate. The 8 “national committees” recognized by the FEC are Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Green, Constitution, Natural Law, Reform and Socialist. The FEC has no mechanism to retract “national committee” status if the party doesn’t ask to retract it. That is why the Natural Law Party is still on the list, even though it is defunct except in Michigan.

  2. Dave Ross Says:

    The change is inevitable, watch out for the Whig party return.

  3. Devious David Says:

    Does anyone agree that if the Republicans split, which is so NOT going to happen any time soon, that the Democratic party would follow after perhaps an election cycle or three?

  4. timothy west Says:

    I think they will split, but not until around 2012~16. The religious right and the Neo Cons wont get along and they are not natural allies. The criminal findings out of Iraq will be huge. It will make Watergate look like a toy. Bush is the new Nixon, and Cheney is Spiro Agnew X100.

  5. Says:

    I truly believe the coming of age for third parties is here, or just around the corner. What makes it such a ripe time is that BOTH major parties are in disarray. Not only are Republicans sick over their leadership, but Democrats are experiencing a fundamental divide in their base too. The only question is how to best exploit this dissatisfaction and introduce third parties to “mainstream” America…

  6. matt Says:

    Third parties will not arrive by multiplying and siphoning the freedom vote into 15 different splinter groups.

    Don’t several organizations already exist with tactics and beliefs almost exactly like those of the American Change Party? Why not join one of them for a change.

  7. Devious David Says:

    Cheney was the governor of Maryland?

  8. globalist_elitist Says:

    11/20/06 by yours truly…

    George W. Bush’s presidency will go down in history as one of the worst ever, but he may be even more notable as the last of the Big Business Republicans. Bush and his master, Karl Rover, support a policy of relatively open borders - not in the name of freedom, not even in the name of cheap labor for their corporate paymasters, but in the name of preventing the emergence of a Democratic majority in Texas. They want to keep Texas from going blue and the only way to do that is to convince more brown Texans to vote red.

    Despite the Machiavellian motives of the pro-immigration Republican minority, the result of their sensible policies, if enacted, would be positive - freer people and freer markets. The US Chamber of Commerce, which is the largest business lobby in the country, supports open immigration, but the majority of Republican officeholders and the vast majority of Republican voters do not. Their xenophobic, anti-capitalist Know-Nothingism is undermining the business community’s support for the GOP and realigning political formations that have stood since the end of the second civil rights movement. Call this Act III.

    The first civil rights movement culminated with the abolition of slavery and lasted until the end of Reconstruction. Radical Republicans stressed equality for newly emancipated blacks, and the pro-business and pro-freedom factions of the country were aligned. The old Democratic Party of Jefferson and Jackson was entirely decimated, and the US existed as a one-party state for several years. The new Democratic Party that emerged near the end of Reconstruction was founded explicitly on white supremacy - and this is the Democratic Party to which Nancy Pelosi, Russ Feingold, and the Congressional Black Caucus now blindly pledge allegiance.

    The second civil rights movement began with Truman’s integration of the armed forces; an act that lost the South for the Democratic nominee for the first time since the end of Reconstruction. Act II continued with JFK and LBJ, the latter of whom signed the Civil Rights Act and handed the racist South to Republican Barry Goldwater in a sweep of the Jim Crowe Bible Belt. The South has remained Republican ever since, and the Democrats - the party that grew out of terrorist “White Leagues” of the 1860s and ‘70s - became known as the party of civil rights… At least until those civil rights were, for the most part, attained by their core constituencies.

    Civil rights movements have wreaked havoc on the two-party system. The first obliterated one of the major parties, and the second one split the Democrats in two. The old Dixiecrat wing slowly switched to GOP, as evidenced by the racist hypocrite Strom Thrumond (who fathered a black child out of wedlock while preaching “Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!”) and his switch from the left side of the aisle to the right. Now, this third civil rights movement - the one in which the color of the oppressed people’s skin is brown, not black - is threatening to tear the Republican Party in two.

    Thomas Frank’s book, What’s the Matter With Kansas, politely poses the question, “Why do racists and theocrats vote Republican? They used to be solid Democratic votes!” This is true. The populist hero and many-time Democratic presidential nominee, William Jennings Bryan, was an avowed white supremacist and religious fundamentalist, as well as the muse for several socialist ballads. Bryan prosecuted the Scopes-Monkey Trial which sought to jail John T. Scopes for teaching evolution. Scopes was defended by Clarence Darrow, an atheist, pro-business Republican.

    The alignment between the radical Christian right and pro-growth fiscal conservatives has never made much sense. The business community is pro-gay, secular, and multi-cultural to the point of political correctness. Logic and science are exalted in the world of business, whereas they are decried as sacrilege by America’s equivalent of the Taliban. Finally, theocracy is fundamentally incompatible with capitalism, and historically, religious zealots have led the “progressive” movements to stamp out the free market.

    I predict that in the years to come, the two-party system will realign into one party that is secular and pro-growth, and another that is religious, protectionist, and anti-immigrant. I predict that the reliable “black vote” will be for the latter, and the Hispanic vote will be for the former. I cannot say which major party will be for which cause, nor can I guarantee that both parties will even continue to exist, in name. It has been 146 years since the final demise of the Whigs, and one of our two major parties may be soon joining them in the ash heap of history. Good riddance.

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