“Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?” – Ronald Reagan, 1975
Nearly 40 years later, third parties are still not viable and many of our elected Republicans are purveyors of pale pastel policies – ones that are barely distinguishable from Democrats.
Worse yet, during every election cycle, nearly every single Republican candidate is quick to promote cherished American values such as free enterprise and individual liberty while out on the campaign trail. However, once elected, a disheartening majority of these elected officials end up abandoning the very principles that got them elected. They talk the conservative talk at home and walk the statist walk in D.C. Worst of all, many of these members of the United States House of Representatives represent strong conservative states and districts. They’ve been able to hide their not-so-conservative performance…until now.
Through conservativevotingrecords.com, the Madison Project is committed to putting an end to this duplicity by exposing Republicans whose liberal voting actions speak louder than their words. Our goal is to give voice to the millions of Americans who demand that their elected representatives govern by conservative values.
If there is any hope of obtaining a conservative majority even within the Republican conference, much less the Congress at large, we must begin by electing bold and consistent conservatives in conservative districts and states. Members of Congress from conservative states like Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Oklahoma, are seriously underperforming. If we continue to let these Republican statists from conservative districts go unchallenged in primaries, we will never elect a conservative majority.