‘Consider yourself served’: Candidate hits establishment GOP with divorce papers

boningoIn an open letter to establishment Republicans, a former Secret Service agent running for a congressional seat in Maryland announced Thursday he is divorcing the party over its civil war with grassroots members.

“I am serving you with divorce papers,” Republican candidate Daniel Bongino said in the letter posted on his Facebook page. “For those who are unaware of what happened, the establishment wing of the Party has openly declared war on the grassroots.” https://www.facebook.com/dan.bongino/posts/570403906385708

The GOP’s bitter division became widely apparent when U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke for 21 hours on the Senate floor in support of dismantling the Affordable Care Act. While his tea party supporters loved him for it, the establishment wing joined Democrats in excoriating him.

“For those who say this fight is hurting the Republican ‘brand’ I reply; it is those on both sides of the aisle who have betrayed their principles in the name of Party, that have destroyed their ‘brands’,” Bongino wrote. “As for the GOP, we used to stand for something; a lean, effective government, vibrant and robust individual liberty, and a passionate defense of the value of hard work and a commensurate respect for your wages by consistently fighting for your right to keep more of them. Where do you stand now? I know where the grassroots does.”

The late President Ronald Reagan proved the GOP can best win elections by adhering to its principles of limited government, free-market solutions and personal responsibility.

“This is our Party and we will demonstrate to the people we hope to represent that there is a group of people out there who refuse to be part of any ‘managed decline.’ We will only be part of a spectacular American resurrection,” Bongino wrote.

Indeed, it was the tea party’s emergence and its insistence on supporting only candidates of principle that led to what’s now widely known as the congressional “shellacking” of 2010.

“America’s best days are ahead and you and your fellow insiders and cronyists and ‘Party before country’ loyalists, on both sides of the aisle, can bathe in your titles and power now but understand that I, and many others, have dedicated our lives to draining the dirty water from the bathtub,” Bongino said. “Consider yourself served.”

daniel-bonginoBongino has never been shy about speaking his mind. A Second Amendment supporter, he wowed the crowd at a February rally by saying, “There’s no such thing as gun control. There’s only people control.”

He told Glenn Beck in November that although he admired President Obama’s sense of family and fatherly responsibility, he saw his administration as one without constitutional restraints.

“For all the disagreements I had with Clinton, Carter and Bush, there were always limits — there was that line you just didn’t cross,” Bongino said at the time????. “We cross it seemingly every day. We’re lost in the scandals.”

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  • Nov-cubed

    ^ infinity

  • copperpeony

    More people will start coming forward. Wait for it.

    • francoamerian

      I hope so.

    • princesssong

      I hope so too, that would be a great present for Christmas to get rid of the bad guys!!

  • King Umbarrii

    Will the real patriots please step forward? Thank you Daniel Bongino

  • John Stuart Mill

    Godspeed, Mr. Bongino.

  • Maria Drexel

    He’s a Republican in a Die Hard Democrat state I wish him luck I will be extremely surprise if he makes it through the primary, there are not enough Republicans in Maryland to get him elected. I’m afraid the same Democrats that are in office now will be reelected. I’m a former MD resident so I’m talking from experience. Though at one time they did vote for a Repub. Gov. but the Democrat legislatures rolled right over him. The chance for a Republican to get elected is nil to none. Hope they prove me wrong but I doubt it since Obama carried MD hands down that should tell you how MD votes.

    • francoamerian

      Unfortunately you are right. There are too many Liberals in this state who love paying high taxes. They need big government to tell them what to do and when to do it.

  • Chico Hinojos

    MAY LOVE HIS CHILDREN,BUT HE IS STILL A LYING WICKED EVIL MAN WHO TRULY HATES ANY HUMAN BEING,HATES GOD,HATES US,HATES YOU READING THIS,SATANS ADVOCATE,I HAVENT BEEN WRONG YET”

    • Chico Hinojos

      IM TALKING ABOUT OBAMA,HE’S JUST ONE OF THE PUPPETS A RING OF A SATANIC CULT WHO WORSHIP SATAN”GOD HAS THERE NUMBER,1BY 1 YOURE ALL GOING DOWN”

  • Mayor of Merritt Island

    My life my wealth and my sacred honor…..

  • David William Reid

    Bonehead is a traitor! He better start finding a nice place to lay his head in retirement. Because his working days are OVER!

    • David William Reid

      Unless its flipping burgers?

  • BeverlyAnnArmstrong

    Lost in the felonies, not scandals!

  • FedUpWithFreeLoaders

    put your money where your mouth is and send him a donation.