People are saying they will remember in 2016 those that voted for the $1.1T spending bill Speaker Boehner negotiated with Democratic President Obama.

There are other memories that will remain until 2016 and beyond.

There is the memory of voting in 2008 for liberal John McCain, the Senator who recently enthusiastically supported the report of Democratic Sen. Feinstein falsely accusing the CIA of torture.

There is the memory of voting in 2012 for liberal Mitt Romney, the former Governor that recently told Republicans to suck it in and support the amnesty program of Democratic President Obama.

These and similar memories of local and state candidates have led to the following:

1. I will only vote for conservative candidates.
I will vote for and support conservative candidates and do what I can to help them get elected.
2. I will not vote for a “less liberal” candidate.
Sometimes it seems a political party runs a candidate that is less liberal than the candidates of the opposition parties in the belief the conservative voter has nowhere else to go and will have to vote for their candidate.
That logic might have worked in the past but will work no more with this conservative.
There is an option besides voting for the less liberal candidate. It is the option of “staying home”. It is the option of not voting for any of the liberal candidates for that office. It is the option of choice for this conservative voter.
3. I will not vote against a liberal candidate.
This is similar to number 2 above where I am told I have to vote for someone because the alternative candidate is so liberal their election would be a disaster.
I will risk that disaster rather than vote for someone who is not conservative. That may be the only way to effectively tell the parties what it takes to get my vote. It takes a CONSERVATIVE candidate.
Conservatives must be willing to stand for their principles and not be lured into compromising positions.

This creed was applied to the 2014 elections.

People say members of the GOP establishment giving us these progressive candidates and negotiating with the Democrats are fake Republicans, RINOs (Republicans in name only). Not so. They are the real Republicans, CINOs (conservatives in name only).

Those remembering today’s events for the 2016 election cycle might want to consider a longer time frame.

What happens to a Republican Party that continues to be more and more indistinguishable from the Democratic Party? Why would any independent or conservative have any enthusiasm for supporting such a party and its liberal candidates? Can such a party ever win another Presidential election?

There are more conservatives than liberals in this country and that preponderance is growing.

Perhaps, when the Republican Party self-destructs, a conservative party will emerge from the ashes of the GOP.

It has happened before. Remember the Mugwumps.

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