Peace talks?Rob Huddleston, in a post dated for Friday, said that he was going for "peace talks" in order that we might gain "a portion of what we are fighting for." I fear that Rob may be ready to drink the poison kool-aid.
If Rob chooses to back Corker, it certainly won't change my feelings of friendship and admiration for him. He's paid his dues in the conservative movement, and no one can question his commitment to the Cause-it is Rob's decision, it is a licit and a valid one that a lot of conservatives are making right now. However, I do not feel myself free to back Corker for one reason: I will not be used.
For too long, true conservatives have been good soldiers and when our men and women might lose their Primaries, we've fallen into line with the winner in order to keep the worst of two evils from being elected. What have we gotten in return? The truth is that we have gotten very little, and the small things we have managed to get (our two Supreme Court Justices, for example) are thrown to us like table scraps are thrown to the dogs. Sometimes it makes me feel like the "masters" are sitting at the table saying "there there-nice conservatives...good bone, isn't it?!"
I have had enough of this phenomenon. We aren't going to have any real influence in the GOP anymore if we simply do what the establishment wants. The only way that we can keep what influence we have in the Republican Party is for our people to stand up in unity and say "we are not going to take this anymore-if you want our support, we demand action and results.
Those of you who are making the decision to back Corker need to hold him to that standard.