Thing you miss Rastus is that unless a true conservative party takes off the only way to keep dems out is by voting for a Republican, the rest are just wasted votes since they are to small, and divided to pose a realistic threat .
Ever notice the CPUSA never runs a candidate any more ?
They don't have to, they vote Democrat.
Naw...I didn't really miss it....just didn't focus on the solution.
We need true conservatives...but a whole passel of Repubs are nothing more than recycled democrats...for instance our local state rep, Eddie Fields...RINO city....he has more special interests pumping him to higher and higher ranks inside RINO land then anyone before has ever attained in a few short years in Oklahoma. Fields looked me in the eye and while shaking my hand promised in front of a half a dozen others that he would never give away our riparian water rights....guess who introduced the bill. I hope the farmers who fall all over themselves defending him check out that abortion of a bill that ultimately gives it to the feds and takes it from the citizens.
The Repubs ran against their own Shaun Roberts-R here with the former mayor of a local town...first thing he (the mayor) said to me was how well he worked with the good old boy Dems in my district...I had to take a shower to get clean after talking to him.....Shaun was too conservative as a freshman state rep for them so they pulled in a new "Repub" to run against Shaun as the official candidate (unseating one of their own obviously) and pumped the Repub general funds to the new guy to unseat the conservative. Luckily, Shaun won without getting a penny from the Republican party funds...even though he was one and had unseated a Dem to get the seat to start with. There's a bit of angst in RINO land over that failure.
Another is the RINO who co-sponsored the open carry here in Oklahoma...truth is he never supported 2A and was a liberal dem in Repubs clothes to deceive the gullible to vote for him as a "conservative republican" the whole time...then the people in his district started raising hell and in fear of being thrown out two years before he could get a state retirement he co-sponsored open carry...the only good gun law he ever got on board for. I talked with him personally and the guy had great disdain for gun owners...he went with his own best self-interests.
Here's a conservative I support outside my district, Nathan Dahm, who at least right now is the real conservative deal http://www.krmg.com/news/news/local/state-senator-dahm-introduces-three-gun-rights-bil/nT2F2/
We're not going to reclaim our country by hoping to fix it from the top down...too corrupt, too hands off, too late...we have to reclaim it by starting at the lowest levels and work up. You're gonna have to start voting for Christians from time to time if you want a conservative renaissance.