Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Randall Terry

5/19/2010 (5 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

What Will Republican Leaders Do?

'If Obama can go from a Senate victory in 2004 to the Presidency in 2008, why can't Rand Paul pull off a similar miracle? The first goal is victory in November; the second is the White House. Simply put, he (Rand Paul) will not betray his pro-life principles and his ethical core for the sake of the Republican Party. That makes him a hero to us "common folk;" it makes him a danger to the elite'. (Randall Terry)

Randall Terry on the campus of the University of Notre Dame protesting the awarding of an honorary Doctor of Law Degree to President Barack Obama.

Randall Terry on the campus of the University of Notre Dame protesting the awarding of an honorary Doctor of Law Degree to President Barack Obama.

Highlights

By Randall Terry

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

5/19/2010 (5 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy


WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) - Dr. Rand Paul's primary victory over the GOP machine pick (and Kentucky Secretary of State) Trey Grayson is a stunning victory for grass roots Americans, a tremendous victory for the pro-life movement, and a stunning blow to the Republican establishment.

Dr. Paul's triumph is a political nightmare for the GOP. They want the momentum, money, manpower and votes of the "Tea Party" activists and other angry voters.  But they tremble over candidates like Dr. Paul who are actually principled when it comes to fiscal liberty, ending socialism in America, defending Christian Marriage, and outlawing all child killing by abortion from conception until birth.

This is a huge quagmire for Republican Leaders. If old-line party leaders - many of whom are trying to co-opt the "Tea Party" for run of the mill GOP candidates, (whether pro-life, pro-family, or not) - speak against Paul, they will face an angry mob, and their influence in the Tea Party movement will be over.

If the national party "distances itself" from Paul, they will further enrage a base that is quickly becoming unruly and uncontrollable by party leaders. It will cause the base to withhold funds and man-hours from the party apparatus.

If the GOP embraces Dr. Paul, his economic policies and true commitment to the pro-life cause and economic liberty will show that the GOP is incoherent in principle and policy. Far too often, its candidates and office holders are big government socialists, tacit supporters of child-killing (who when needed use "pro-life" words to seduce pro-life voters), heralds for corporate interests and foreign regimes, etc.

It is my conviction that the GOP would be delighted to have Scott Brown of Massachusetts as their prototype for a political superhero. He is pro-abortion, a man without a clear ethical compass, and he will put Party ahead of Principle when told to by party bosses.

They will even tolerate someone like Arizona Senator Jon Kyl, who talked a lot of political smack - saying he would filibuster a Obama Supreme Court nominee if the person is too ideological - who then tucked his tail and ran from the actual battle now that ultra left winger Elana Kagan is the nominee. His words seduce; his actions produce.nothing.

Rand Paul, by contrast, is the real article; a man guided by principle, not party; a man loyal to ethics, not party bosses. His pro-life position is flawless, and he will act on it courageously under fire, not run from it when it is politically expedient.

Simply put, he will not betray his pro-life principles and his ethical core for the sake of the Republican Party. That makes him a hero to us "common folk;" it makes him a danger to the elite.

Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts was a vote against Washington DC Democrats; Dr. Paul's victory was a vote against the GOP establishment.

Herein lies the crisis brewing for GOP leaders: If Dr. Paul becomes the poster boy of Republican foot soldiers, those who rule the ivory tower will look as foolish as the naked emperor. They will be seen as phonies craving power, using empty rhetoric to reach their goals, especially "pro-life, pro-family" rhetoric.

What will the GOP do? Something Machiavellian, I proffer. And it will be ugly.

But their teeth gnashing and secret machinations will not matter. Kentucky is the perfect state for Paul's victory in November. Obama is very unpopular; pro-life and "tea party" activists are energized, and willing to sacrifice their time and money; and the Democrats have neither the message or the man to stop the Paul Juggernaut.

Paul will win in November, with or without the GOP machinery and its blessing.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if he inherited the Ronald Reagan populist mantle, and went on to win the White House? Wouldn't it be great if a populist pro-lifer was our President? Let us remember that Ronald Reagan was a man of principle who was strongly disliked by the GOP establishment...yet he became the most popular president of the last 60 years.

Run, Rand, run!

(Editors Note: Catholic Online is organized as a for profit company. It has no restrictions on political speech or involvement. Catholic Online does not endorse candidates. Publication of Guest Opinions does not imply any endorsement of their positions.)

-----

Randall Terry is the Director of the Washington D.C. based Insurrecta Nex, and the host of the daily T.V. Show, Randall Terry: The Voice of Resistance! Mr. Terry Founded and led Operation Rescue, the largest peaceful civil disobedience movement in American history. Mr. Terry has been arrested nearly 50 times for peaceful protest against child-killing by abortion, and spent over 1 year of his life incarcerated. Randall and his wife Andrea have four small boys. Learn more at www.Terrycast.com and www.OverturnRoe.com.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2016 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for May 2016
Universal:
Respect for Women: That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.
Evangelization: Holy Rosary: That families, communities, and groups may pray the Holy Rosary for evangelization and peace.



Comments


More Politics & Policy

Ever been depressed? Say goodbye to your Second Amendment Watch

Image of People with mental problems in their past will not be able to purchase firearms anymore.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

If you receive disability for a psychological condition, prepare to be reported to the FBI. In a new bid to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill, the Obama administration intends to place everybody with a mental disability into an FBI database. LOS ANGELES, ... continue reading


Obama proposes shocking $1.3 billion for illegal minors entering US Watch

Image of Children illegally cross the border from Mexico into the US (Breitbart Texas Release).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

With US President Barack Obama's plans to provide $17,613 for every illegal minor child entering America, the first six months of 2016 has seen a jump of 78 percent in unaccompanied minors crossing the Mexican-American border. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - ... continue reading


Romanian hacker, 'Guccifer' drops two NEW bombshells over Clinton email server Watch

Image of Guccifer has dropped two new revelations about Clinton's email server.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Fox News has interviewed the Romanian hacker, Guccifer, who claims it was easy to hack Hillary Clinton's email server and that others did so as well. Guccifer is being held in an American jail on unrelated hacking charges, but he agreed to speak exclusively to Fox ... continue reading


Too little too late: $75.5 million anti-Trump ads not enough Watch

Image of Who can stop Trump? Apparently, no one (Twitter).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Donald Trump has several critics, most of whom have invested in a $75.5 million anti-Trump campaign, but the American people have spoken and Donald Trump remains the last standing Republican nominee. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Donald Trump has been criticized ... continue reading


Hoosier Daddy: Trump wins Indiana in a Landslide Watch

Image of With Cruz out of the race, the nomination is in the bag for Trump (starcasm).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Donald Trump beat out Ted Cruz in Indiana's primary, leading Cruz to make a startling announcement and Kasich to drop out. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "I've said I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory; tonight I'm sorry to say it ... continue reading


ICE gets more money, deports fewer illegals. Where's the money going? Watch

Image of Illegal immigrants cross the border with little risk of repercussion.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Where is the money going? Congress continues to allocate money to get people who don't belong in our country back home, but deportations are dropping according to new numbers. So, where is the money going? LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Breitbart News has ... continue reading


New report finds religious freedom on the decline Watch

Image of Coptic Christians are among the most persecuted group in the world, and nobody is attempting to help them.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Religious freedom worldwide is "under serious and sustained assault." This finding is the work of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCRIF). LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - A new report which examines religious oppression around ... continue reading


'He deserves what he gets:' Latino youths violently protest Donald Trump in Orange County Watch

Image of Trump protestors broke out in a violent riot during his Orange County rally (Reuters).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Thousands attended Donald Trump's Orange County rally - then broke out in violent protest. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Trump rally in Costa Mesa's Orange County Amphitheater was overflowing with supporters. There were several supporters who couldn't fit ... continue reading


New White House rules leave religious groups open to government abuse Watch

Image of Religious groups question the government's new regulations (Shutterstock).

By Kevin J. Jones (CNA/EWTN News)

The Obama administration's new rule for faith-based partnerships has drawn various reactions: one observer warned they could cause problems for partnering religious groups, while another said the action also strengthens these groups' protections against government ... continue reading


EXCLUSIVE - America, King of Propaganda: U.S. government spends billions to spew LIES to the American people. And guess what you foolish Americans, Congress made it all perfectly legal without your vote Watch

Image of

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Have we won the ground war in Afghanistan? According to the government reports and the media, we sure have. However, this is not what one whistleblower has said, warning as early as 2012 that the American people are being deceived by the government. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


All Politics & Policy News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

  • 'The Evil': Exorcism classes forced on Spanish students
  • Arising from Sleep HD Video
  • Pope Francis to EU: 'tear down the walls'
  • Bl. Edward Jones: Saint of the Day for Friday, May 06, 2016
  • Daily Readings for Friday, May 06, 2016
  • 28 killed in refugee camp targeted by Assad's missiles
  • St. Thomas HD Video

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Acts 18:9-18
9 One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision, 'Be fearless; speak out ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 47:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
2 For Yahweh, the Most High, is glorious, the great king over all the ... Read More

Gospel, John 16:20-23
20 'In all truth I tell you, you will be weeping and wailing while the ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for May 6th, 2016 Image

Bl. Edward Jones
May 6: Blessed Edward Jones and Anthony Middleton, ... Read More