How do we explain a pattern of behavior by the Republican leadership that is clearly detrimental to the Republican Party and obviously beneficial to the Democratic Party? The explanation is simple: There is something more important to the Republican leadership than the welfare of the Republican Party, and that “something” is personal, political power. They are placing their own political welfare far above the welfare of both the Republican Party and the nation they claim to serve!

It is becoming clear that the hierarchy of the “Old Guard” of the Republican Party feels so threatened that they are willing to expose themselves as members of the political elite that is more closely aligned with the leadership of the Democratic Party than with the base of the Republican Party. It was their fear that the 2014 mid-term elections may have ushered in enough Tea Party candidates and Tea Party supported candidates that they may have achieved enough power actually to redefine the Republican Party.

Adopting the tactic of political polarization employed by the Democrat Bill Clinton, the Republican leadership has publicly targeted the Tea Party for destruction. By openly declaring war on the Tea Party, they have invited moderates and liberals from both major political parties to side with them in attacking and destroying Tea Party members and their supporters as well. Yes, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” (Indian philosopher, 4 BCE). This shrewd, political move exposed their true allegiance.

For many decades, we have been led to believe that there are two major political parties in Washington, D.C., one liberal and one conservative; whereas, in fact, behind the scenes, there is only one. Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Paul Ryan, and others, are in Washington for one purpose—to acquire and maintain personal power at the expense of the party and at the expense of the nation, if necessary. They show us the façade of two parties when necessary, but they also show us the reality of one party, when left with no choice.

This newly exposed allegiance among the elite of both major parties helps to explain a phenomenon that has been a complaint of conservatives for many years. When establishment Republicans battle Democrats, they always seem to fight with one hand tied behind their backs. In contrast, when they battle conservative Republicans, establishment Republicans fight with both hands—and with both feet!

If the current level of animosity directed toward the Tea Party had been directed toward Barack Obama prior to the 2008 presidential election, then Senator Obama would not have become President Obama. If the Republican leadership had exposed Barack Obama’s true, sordid, longstanding relationship with the likes of Bill Ayers and Bernadine (who led the domestic Communist terrorist organization known as the Weather Underground), we would be living in a very different America today. There would be no Obamacare train wreck and cover-up; no deadly Fast & Furious scandal and cover-up; no fatal Benghazi scandal and cover-up; no IRS scandal and cover-up; no White House-directed immigration reform; and no repeated embarrassments on the international scene.

Yes, the elite Republicans who want Ted Cruz out of the U.S. Senate are the same elite Republicans who helped Barack Obama plant his feet on top of the desk in the Oval Office. The elite of both parties are on the same team; thus, in reality, there is only one party. This is what is happening in Washington, D.C., today. This is how it has changed and why it has changed. In effect, we the people are now governed by a single band of elitists in pursuit of absolute, unchallengeable power.

For the first time in our history, our very form of government is changing right before our eyes. The Democrat Barack Obama was not the only politician in Washington who wanted, fundamentally, to transform America. Oftentimes, he did it with the help of the Republican leadership! Why did the leadership of the Republican Party allow Obama repeatedly to bypass Congress and legislate from the Oval Office?

If the Republican Party were truly an opposition party, there would have been real opposition to Obama’s repeated lawlessness in sidestepping Congress. Instead of opposition, the Republican leadership routinely offered false hope to voters who wanted to see a genuine return to honest, lawful, constitutional government at the federal level.

Sadly, President Abraham Lincoln’s government of the people, by the people, and for the people, has been essentially malformed into government of the elite, by the elite, and for the elite. Time is short; but fortunately, it is not yet too late. The Tea Party must not only survive this onslaught wrought by the Republican leadership and its Democratic allies; but it must also rise up and outsmart, outmaneuver, and defeat this elitist group. That, my fellow patriots, is the purpose of this handbook.