Sarah Palin: Time to Leave the GOP?

Lately Governor Sarah Palin has been growing more vocal about what she sees as corrupting choices that the GOP is making. The most powerful example has to do with the passing of the Gang of Eight Immigration reform package. The Gang of Eight reform package passed the Senate with most of the GOP firmly against the final bill, but 14 Republican Senators voted for the bill with unanimous Democrat support. These Senators are our “rogue’s gallery” of RINO’s[1], with the names Murkowski, McCain, Graham, Collins, Hatch and Corker. The problem, as Palin sees it, is that these RINO’s also happen to be the “establishment” wing of the Party. They seem to drive the discussion, and usually find themselves on the winning side of whatever legislation they are advocating for.

In a recent interview on Fox News, Governor Palin responded to a “tweet” asking if it may be time to leave the Republican Party and start a new party.

“And if the GOP continues to back away from the planks in our platform, from the principles that built this party of Lincoln and Reagan, then yeah, more and more of us are going to start saying, ‘You know, what’s wrong with being independent… I think there will be a lot of us who start saying ‘GOP, if you abandon us, we have nowhere else to go except to become more independent and not enlisted in a one or the other private majority parties that rule in our nation, either a Democrat or a Republican.”

palinangryWhat makes this even more remarkable is that it wasn’t very long ago that Governor Palin was the Vice Presidential nominee for our Party and was constantly supporting Senator McCain as powerful voice for change. I think the recent years have shown us that Senator McCain is actually a powerful voice for Big Government and almost constant military intervention. (Look here, here and here)

It seems that now, five years removed from the big campaign, Palin has seen enough to know that John McCain is the establishment and that the Republican establishment is the biggest threat to conservatism that we face.

We need more voices like Governor Palin’s to stand up and tell all Republicans that it’s okay to walk away from the Party when it turns its back on us.


The GOP must learn that they represent us, not the other way around. If the RINO’s want to keep supporting Democrat, progressive values – then we need to stop supporting them with our time, money or votes. It’s that simple.


  1. Republican-in-name-only []

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing and Bravera Holdings. He's also the managing editor at,, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their five wonderful children.

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