Conservatives have often complained – with justification – that Republicans campaign as conservatives but once in Washington act like liberals.
That was true but it’s been changing as conservative voters make it clear that their patience has run out, and that any Republican who tries to pull that trick will run into trouble in his next primary (just ask Eric Cantor). That trend has been reinforced during the Trump presidency, as Republicans have been remarkably unified in voting on tax cuts, Federal court nominees, rolling back government regulations, and protecting the First and Second Amendments. Even on ObamaCare, Republicans were almost united on the final “repeal and replace” effort.
And while Republican voters having been holding their elected officials accountable, forcing them to stick to their campaign promises, radical Democrat primary voters have been pushing their elected officials much farther to the left. This has meant that even “moderate” Democrats such as Joe Manchin, Heidi Heitkamp, and Joe Donnelly usually vote with their party, even when it means ignoring the voters who elected them. High taxes, amnesty for illegal aliens, and government control of our health care have become “no-compromise” issues even for these “moderates.”
The gap between the parties on these key national issues has now become wider than the Grand Canyon.
The Gorsuch nomination was a clear sign of what was happening. All Republicans voted for him, but only three Democrats.
Now the Kavanaugh battle has brought the partisan trend into an even clearer focus. As this is written, it appears likely that at least 50 of the 51 GOP senators will vote to confirm Kavanaugh while at least 48 of 49 Democrats will vote no. It could very well turn out to be a straight party-line vote.
Today, party matters in Congress. If the GOP has a majority in both houses for the next two years, we can expect to see at least modest progress in enacting the populist-conservative agenda of President Trump (with the Senate filibuster as the major roadblock). Left-wing legislation will never get out of committee. And Congressional investigations into the way that the Obama administration abused its power during and after the 2016 election, spying on and trying to smear President Trump, will continue until the full truth comes out.
If Democrats win even just the House, that will mean the end of conservative legislation for at least two years, and endless investigations of the President and his administration. The Obama scandals will be ignored or covered up.
But how many voters understand this? Not many, and you cannot blame them, since for many years they could reasonably believe that a change in party control just meant rule by a different wing of the Washington establishment – not any fundamental change.
Voters need to understand that today it makes an enormous difference who runs Congress. Will we have increasing deportations of illegal aliens, or defunding of ICE? Will we have respect for the Second Amendment, or gun confiscations? Will our freedom of speech and religious liberty be respected or curtailed? Will abortion be restricted, or promoted and funded at taxpayer expense?
The radical Democrat agenda is being concealed by the news media, who are carrying out a de facto independent expenditure campaign for the Democrats worth tens of millions of dollars.
Key swing voters need to know just how extreme today’s Democrats really are, and FedUp PAC is just the one to get that message out.
Our Chairman, Richard Viguerie, is the man who invented targeted political marketing, bypassing expensive media such as TV (where most of the money is wasted reaching voters who have made up their mind or won’t vote), and zeroing in on the small number of voters who will decide the election.
Just two years ago FedUp PAC set out to warn voters how they would suffer if Hillary Clinton were elected President. We targeted states such as Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. That effort helped swing them into line for Donald Trump while also helping elect senators in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Wisconsin.
We can do it again in 2018. We can make sure voters know why they must keep Republicans in control of the Congress and add to the Senate majority.
But to win, FedUp PAC must have your help.
We know how to use the latest technology to target the voters who will swing the elections. This program of voter contact by email, FaceBook, etc. is relatively cheap, and highly cost-effective (especially compared to expensive TV spots seen mostly by non-voters and confirmed liberals), but it is not free.
That is why your donation of $25, $100, $500, $1,000 or more to FedUp PAC is needed today – because with polls showing what could be an across-the-board Democratic triumph, even in some deep-red states, there is not a day to waste.
FedUp PAC is already planning what needs to be done to protect Republican control of Congress. Those plans can move forward as soon as we have the funds to proceed.
With your help, we can make 2018 a year that moves us further toward Making American Great Again. Without it, FedUp PAC will be sitting on the sidelines, unable to help.