Richard Viguerie, often called the “founding father of conservatism” for his advances in direct-mail fundraising, is on a campaign to take back the Republican Party from the “big government” advocates.
In that pursuit, he has a new book, “Takeover: The 100-Year War for the Soul of the GOP and How Conservatives Can Finally Win It,” coming out in just days.
Now he’s being joined in his effort by a force powerful enough to turn the tide in the 2010 elections and leave the U.S. House of Representatives in the hands of Republicans, including many that follow a conservative pathway.
That would be the tea party, represented here by Tea Party Patriots President Jenny Beth Martin, who wrote the forward for Viguerie’s book.
She explains that a “bitter political civil war” is happening now that ultimately will determine whether America remains a constitutional republic.
“The modern version of this struggle is not between Democrats and Republicans, but within the Republican Party itself,” she writes. “It is a civil war between limited-government, constitutional conservatives and the progressive, establishment wing of the GOP.