The post below is from Erick Erikson of Redstate. His thoughtful commentary is what conservatives need at this moment. He is absolutely right! The fight is not over and should not be with the best part of this fight being the exposure of the frauds masquerading as conservative in both the House and the Senate. As Glenn Beck has been saying stop donating to the Republican Party and donate directly to the candidate. Do not be afraid of any media reports that say a particular person has no chance of winning. Just remember they said that about Ted Cruz and countless others over the years who have shown that they love this country and the principles that it was built on. Keep fighting even though you are worn out, keep fighting even though it seems to be a losing battle and keep fighting because it is what Americans are suppose to do when they believe in a cause. Don’t believe me, just take a look at our storied history – the good and the bad. Without that fighting American spirit, there would be no United States of America. Remember the spirit of 1776.
Much cynicism has been expressed over the past month about the effort, led by Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, to fight Obamacare. It was about money or defeating Republicans or something other than what it was about — undermining Obamacare with a united front.
It was always about undermining Obamacare, despite the claims of others. But, those of us who were in this fight against Obamacare, have been quite open that we knew there were side benefits. This fight would expose conservative activists to the frauds they have funded.
Men like Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, and others have preached a great sermon against Obamacare, but now conservatives who supported them see that these men have refused to actually practice what they’ve been preaching. They’ve refused to stand and fight with the rest of us.
The fight was always about Obamacare. Today we know we must keep fighting and fight harder against even our own supposed side. But we always knew the fight would force the charlatans of the GOP out of the shadows into disinfecting sunlight. It has happened as I wrote it would almost a month ago.
Now conservatives can keep advancing. They should not be disheartened.
In reality, the GOP of a decade ago would never have fought like it has fought now. The party that gave us No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, and TARP would never have stood for two weeks embarrassing Democrats with short term spending bills.
Ted Cruz and Mike Lee may not have been able to strike a death blow to Obamacare today, but they were able to fight a fight that would have been impossible before them. They have now made it less and less possible for Republicans to collaborate with Democrats to fix or stabilize Obamacare.