It’s not just Democrats that should be worried about a third party movement. Republicans who call themselves conservative and give lip service to liberty should also be concerned, and in Kentucky, they are:
Senior Republicans in Kentucky and Washington D.C. are deeply concerned about Senate candidate Trey Graysonâ€™s campaign as he struggles to narrow the gap against GOP primary rival Rand Paul.
Two months before the election, the libertarian-leaning Paul, son of the Texas congressman and quixotic presidential contender, has tapped into anti-Washington grass-roots fervor on the right and staked out an advantage over Grayson, Kentuckyâ€™s secretary of state and establishment favorite.
Recognizing the threat, a well-connected former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney convened a conference call last week between Grayson and a group of leading national security conservatives to sound the alarm about Paul.
â€œOn foreign policy, [global war on terror], Gitmo, Afghanistan, Rand Paul is NOT one of us,â€ Cesar Conda wrote in an e-mail to figures such as Liz Cheney, William Kristol, Robert Kagan, Dan Senor and Marc Thiessen.
With an attached memo on Paulâ€™s noninterventionist positions, Conda concluded: â€œIt is our hope that you can help us get the word out about Rand Paulâ€™s troubling and dangerous views on foreign policy.â€
In an interview, Conda noted that Paul once advocated for closing down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and sending some suspected terrorists to the front lines in Afghanistan.
â€œThis guy could become our Republican senator from Kentucky?â€ he exclaimed. â€œItâ€™s very alarming.â€
Republicans and Democrats, in general, are simply two heads of the same snake. And if there is one thing that crosses party lines and unites the snake, it’s the alarming potential of a non-traditional candidate winning a seat in Congress.
It has been said that the Republican party is attempting to hijack the Tea Party movement. This makes sense, as the third party, or multi-party,Â movement seriously threatens Republicans and Democrats, and it seems that the Republican Party has figured out that they need to absorb the Tea Party now or face the possibility of defeat in upcoming elections.
Congressional representatives from both parties are scared. They know that the American people, once mobilized, can seriously hamper their continued efforts to loot our treasury and restrict our freedoms.
Hat tip Truth is Liberty