Accountability, Not a Purge: What Conservatives Want From the GOP
PJ Media: By by David Steinberg, March 19th, 2014
References to Stalinist ideological purges, and Trotsky’s fate, bear no resemblance to the Tea Party/conservative movement’s increased willingness to directly confront party leadership, which is currently constructed of ideological moderates.
RINOism, whatever the definition, is not the chief concern. Well … it is the chief concern in one manner: it is troubling to a GOP electorate — of which the largest portion self-identifies as “conservative” rather than “moderate” — to see party leadership perpetually gauging just how closely they can embrace the Constitution per his or her daily schedule. But ideology is not the underlying problem creating the party’s rift; instead, the rift arises from the issue of accountability and representative governance.
Adherence to the stated purpose of the House as being the home of federal representatives most closely bound and responsible to the district they serve — that’s the root desire of conservatives, and a party leadership that respects that principle as the first order would significantly repair its standing, no ideological shift required.