It's become a clearinghouse for orthodox “conservatives” to demand 100% purity from politicians, yet none of them are willing to run for the office themselves. They always think it's someone else’s “duty” to lead the conservative charge as long as they get to call all the shots. Funny how Newt...yes, the same Newt who sat on the couch with Pelosi...became the great FR savior. He is a compromise to conservatism just like Mitt is, albeit in differing degrees. Politics is war...you fight with the tools you have, not the ones you wish you had. But those who put the punishment of the Republican Party ahead of the health of the USA will not get any support from me.
posted on 04/25/2012 8:23:08 AM PDT
(Quit poking holes in the life raft!)
To: Niteranger68; reaganaut1; greyfoxx39
It's become a clearinghouse for orthodox conservatives to demand 100% purity from politicians...
You can only make this argument if you take conservatives collectively...
Individually...no...The overwhelming # of conservatives settled for McCain...and before that shifted to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th choices in the '08 race...just like many shifted down in 2012...
Same thing in 1990s with Bob Dole.
It's not too much to ask that the guy you vote for isn't pro-abortion, doesn't have a liberal-judge appointment track record, isn't THE pioneer on big govt socialistic healthcare...
Otherwise, what's the diff 'tween him & the (d) guy???
What's now the key differences anymore with the (R) & (D) parties when the GoP-establishment gives us Romney?
If I wanted someone to the left of LBJ & his welfare state, I'd have joined the Dems.
posted on 04/25/2012 8:31:46 AM PDT
(Mom when I grow up, I want 2B like Ike. Mom when I grow up, I want 2B a god from Kolob like Mitt.)
To: Niteranger68; Jim Robinson
It's become a clearinghouse for orthodox conservatives to demand 100% purity from politicians, yet none of them are willing to run for the office themselves. They always think it's someone elses duty to lead the conservative charge as long as they get to call all the shots.
And just what office have you run for? I am a Precinct Committeeman, an office I was elected to hold. My "duty" is to my state and country, NOT to follow the lead of Karl Rove.
You are perfectly welcome to follow YOUR duty whatever the hell it is.
posted on 04/25/2012 8:33:39 AM PDT
(I do not expect the (FR) house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided-Jim Robinson)
“It’s become a clearinghouse for orthodox conservatives to demand 100% purity from politicians...”
Or the republicans can offer a candidate that is 50 percent conservative...
posted on 04/25/2012 9:07:42 AM PDT
("Of two evils, choose neither." -- Charles Spurgeon)
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