What do you think? Would a third party initiative ensure increasing liberalism, socialism, and erosion of conservative principles and values in the USA? I generally have my car radio tuned to the #1 radio station in my state to get news, weather, traffic reports etc. As it is a news/talk station, it features Rush Limbaugh and I caught a bit of his spiel while enroute to an appointment on Tuesday. And I have been mulling over his thesis ever since. He is currently emphasizing that while he 100% supports the empahsis of the Tea Parties and Tax Protests and similar grass roots efforts at reform, and while he realizes the GOP has lost its way and needs to pull itself back on track. . . . . .while he acknowledges all that, he is 100% opposed to an effort to form a conservative third party. He opposes assertions that there is no difference between the Republicans and Democrats and he ticked off all the ways that the Republicans are different from the Democrats. If there was no essential difference between the parties, the massive healthcare bill and Cap and Trade would already be passed. We would openly have government funding of unrestricted abortion, ACORN would be running our census next year, and our military would be stripped to a token force just to name a few things. The GOP for all its self-serving ways neither promotes, tolerates, or overlooks Marxist or Mao-ist tinged politics, ideology, and socialism. To split conservatives between the GOP and a third party would ensure that the Democratic Party will reign in perpetuity. Far better he said, to demand of the GOP that it find and restore its conservative roots and values and reform itself and provide an alternative to the Marxist tinged track that we are currently on. I am mulling all that over because there is at least a kernal of truth that should be addressed in all that I think. And I'm pondering whether putting my support behind a third party would actually be counterproductive to what we conservatives want from our government and our society. So what do you think?