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"Common Sense Conservative" is the new "Compassionate Conservative"?
PA Times | 5/10/10 | Pissant

Posted on 05/10/2010 12:43:18 PM PDT by pissant

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1 posted on 05/10/2010 12:43:18 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

There ain’t but one kind of Conservative that I will VOTE for... A REAGAN CONSERVATIVE!

LLS


2 posted on 05/10/2010 12:44:53 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: pissant

“Common Sense”, in the sense that if you don’t win elections, you’re just making noise and making no sense.


3 posted on 05/10/2010 12:45:21 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: pissant

Gotta keep whipping them.


4 posted on 05/10/2010 12:45:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: pissant
"Common Sense Conservative"

So does that mean all the other Conservatives are stupid?

5 posted on 05/10/2010 12:47:11 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: pissant

Compassionate Conservative = Liberal Republican.


6 posted on 05/10/2010 12:47:37 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: LibLieSlayer
There ain’t but one kind of Conservative that I will VOTE for... A REAGAN CONSERVATIVE!

40 years from now, people will be saying that there's only one kind of conservative that they will vote for - a TITUS QUINCTIUS CINCINNATUS CONSERVATIVE!

7 posted on 05/10/2010 12:54:43 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

That would be slightly to the RIGHT of Reagan I guess?! :-)

LLS


8 posted on 05/10/2010 12:57:27 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

TQC? Sounds like one of the shopping networks.


9 posted on 05/10/2010 12:59:18 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
TQC? Sounds like one of the shopping networks.

See? Pro-capitalism all the way.

10 posted on 05/10/2010 1:00:41 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
That would be slightly to the RIGHT of Reagan I guess?! :-)

Actually, yes.

11 posted on 05/10/2010 1:00:59 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: pissant

Well one can used whatever moniker they want or like.... but the one who coined common sense conservatives recently, used it as meaning fiscal constraint and 10th admendment empowerment and interchanged it with the meaning of Reagan conservative.......If your guy, Duncan Hunter wants to used just conservative then fine....its no big deal.


12 posted on 05/10/2010 1:03:06 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

LOL!


13 posted on 05/10/2010 1:04:14 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

I have been thinking the same thing. Since I have been hearing that all the time for a while, I figured it must be the new buzz slogan BS.

Conservatives have common sense, so this is a foolish.


14 posted on 05/10/2010 1:04:30 PM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy

I’m just here to get on the list.


15 posted on 05/10/2010 1:05:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Good... I thought you were standing beside me.

LLS


16 posted on 05/10/2010 1:06:42 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Good... I thought you were standing beside me.

I'm the one elbowing you with my left elbow.

17 posted on 05/10/2010 1:08:12 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: cripplecreek

You must not be one of those “common sense” kind. I need to go find out what it will take me to get some of that. LOL

I must be a foolish conservative.


18 posted on 05/10/2010 1:08:57 PM PDT by dforest
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To: pissant

Limp wristed, spineless RINO republicans are perpetually looking for a way to placate the NY TIMES! HARD CORE conservative should be the most popular title.


19 posted on 05/10/2010 1:12:03 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: indylindy

I are a dum conservative.

Halp us Jon MacAne!


20 posted on 05/10/2010 1:13:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: pissant

I hate the phrase “common sense” as it is used in modern political discourse. Assumes you are right without bothering to prove anything. Palin uses it alot. I cringe when I hear it.

When I hear the phrase I start listening very carefully because usually it is a cover for some kind of demagoguery.


21 posted on 05/10/2010 1:18:52 PM PDT by DManA
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To: cripplecreek

I wonder who conjured up that common sense crap?

If you find out, let me know, That is, if you can figger it out.


22 posted on 05/10/2010 1:20:17 PM PDT by dforest
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To: DManA

I guess they say it, because if a person has to ask them what they are talking about then you might look like you don’t have any common sense. LOL


23 posted on 05/10/2010 1:22:43 PM PDT by dforest
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To: pissant

I don’t think that “Common Sense Conservative” means the same thing as “Compassionate Conservative”.

So if you mean “new” as in “replacement for”, maybe so, but if you mean “new” as in “equivalent to”, not so much.

For what it’s worth, I seem to remember Sarah explaining what the difference was between a plain old conservative, and a “common sense” conservative, in her book. Maybe someone who has memorised it could enlighten us further.


24 posted on 05/10/2010 1:24:05 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Well whatever it is, it seems to be the new buzzword. I’m always skeptical of buzzwords.


25 posted on 05/10/2010 1:26:00 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Your post makes a lot of common sense.


26 posted on 05/10/2010 1:28:14 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day

It was compassionate too!


27 posted on 05/10/2010 1:29:36 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: indylindy

Barry uses it a lot to as in

We need common sense gun regulations.

“Let’s meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let’s try common sense.”

“In the coming weeks, the President will continue to work closely with Chairman Dodd and others to craft a strong, comprehensive financial reform bill that puts in place common sense rules of the road and robust safeguards for the benefit of consumers, closes loopholes, and ends the mentality of “Too Big to Fail.”


28 posted on 05/10/2010 1:32:14 PM PDT by DManA
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To: pissant

29 posted on 05/10/2010 1:34:17 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "the Thrilla from Wasilla")
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

HA!!


30 posted on 05/10/2010 1:34:43 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: LibLieSlayer

BUMP


31 posted on 05/10/2010 1:34:59 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

And rock-ribbed!


32 posted on 05/10/2010 1:35:20 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day

The “new” rock-ribbery!


33 posted on 05/10/2010 1:36:35 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
If you ask me, rock-ribbery beats McRibbery any day of the week (and twice on Sunday)!


34 posted on 05/10/2010 1:52:57 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: pissant
Conservative does not need any qualifiers to make it sound more enlightened.

Actually, this is needed.

So many conservatives said they were "revolutionaries" -- Reagan Revolution, Gingrich Revolution -- back in the Eighties and Nineties that it scared people.

"Common sense reform" is more accurate and doesn't give voters who aren't ideologically committed the heebie-jeebies in that way.

35 posted on 05/10/2010 2:31:58 PM PDT by x
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Just like compassionate conservative? It’s worthless i my book.


36 posted on 05/10/2010 2:32:45 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
As with "compassionate conservative" you're not the audience for "common sense conservative." It's aimed at swing voters.

I don't think it's going to cause the same trouble with the "rock-ribbed" as compassionate conservatism did. Everybody knows there are practical and impractical people in both parties. And identifying oneself with commonsense never hurt a politician.

37 posted on 05/10/2010 2:50:14 PM PDT by x
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To: indylindy
Eric Cantor, U.S. Congressman from Virginia

A youthful 46, Cantor is routinely – and accurately - described as a rising star, becoming Minority Whip a year ago after eight years in the House of Representatives. The only Jewish Republican in Congress, he advocates a strong US-Israeli alliance and led a Republican congressional delegation to the Middle East in August to rouse support for Israeli settlements that he felt the White House overlooked.

Although a strong conservative across the board, he aims to help return the Republicans to power by becoming less ideologically focused on social issues and more concerned with economical issues. He believes “60 per cent of America is with us in believing in a Main Street, common-sense conservatism" but that Republicans struggle to connect with voters for reasons of image.

During his first year as Whip showed no qualms about taking on liberal big beasts such as Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank, excoriating them for politicising the first bailout bill. He regularly consults Newt Gingrich for inspiration about how the party can repeat his success of 1994 but it will be up to Cantor and his colleagues to produce eye-catching policy ideas if they really want to capitalise on disenchantment with the Democrats.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/6990965/The-most-influential-US-conservatives-20-1.html
38 posted on 05/10/2010 2:51:13 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("Every time a Democrat mocks Sarah Palin, an independent gets its wings." - JP)
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To: DManA; pissant

>> Palin uses it alot.

Yes, she does which may be the point of the thread.


39 posted on 05/10/2010 2:54:40 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Not much room left to the right of us.

LLS


40 posted on 05/10/2010 2:57:47 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: meadsjn; pissant
“Common Sense”, in the sense that if you don’t win elections, you’re just making noise and making no sense.

Unfortunately this is becoming an apt description of pissant.

This is crap pissant. You aren't doing DeVore any favors and doing the rest of us little good either.

DeVore has a week to gain 10 points in the polls. If he does that, there isn't a person here who wouldn't say you aren't on track, but as that is unlikely in the extreme, you are probably just being a whiny spoil sport and you need to step back and think about what you are doing.

41 posted on 05/10/2010 3:28:34 PM PDT by dalight
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To: dalight

I’ll let RINO apologists like you pimp for Gnarly. I’ll send DeVore another donation in your honor.


42 posted on 05/10/2010 3:32:17 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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I’ll let RINO apologists like you pimp for Gnarly. I’ll send DeVore another donation in your honor.

Its your money. You need to discover where RINO country begins. You are pitching a fit when someone is Republican just not a paleo-conservative Republican and that does not a RINO make. If 50% is the middle.. then lets say anyone to the right of 40% is both conservative and Republican too.

Carly is in this camp. It is partially why the HP people around her hate her so, because she swept out the old HP that was part of a by-gone era and though she was hated, established the basis for HP to be one of the leading PC manufacturers today. Otherwise, they would have been gone like so many others.

As they say, you just have unrealistic expectations at this point.

But if you wish, max out on DeVore. Just remember, when that guy loses don't whine about it around here. Because you are just burning your money.

43 posted on 05/10/2010 3:40:23 PM PDT by dalight
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I think her tenure at HP was one of the worst performance I’ve seen at a major corporation.


44 posted on 05/10/2010 3:41:59 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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I think her tenure at HP was one of the worst performance I’ve seen at a major corporation.

I understand that. And the press and the old guard HP people hated her. CEO's aren't always loved, and the ones who don't insist on being loved are sometimes the best. The shareholders of HP got their value from Carly, but Carly ended up with taking the arrows that big boys and girls sometimes have to take when they undertake to do a job.

At HP, the question was whether HP could stay a family corporation or compete with the likes of Dell and IBM. Carly cut away the old family business, and this enraged many in the company who wanted things to stay the way they were.

Well I have news for you, where are Unisys? Amdall? Tandy? Texas Instruments? Prime? Digital? Data General? HP is one of the major PC manufactures today and its Carly's fault, like it or not. This is why people who understand such things understand her accomplishments when the papers and the media made her out to be a witch.

45 posted on 05/10/2010 3:49:52 PM PDT by dalight
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I understand such things. Which is why I know she sucked.


46 posted on 05/10/2010 3:51:15 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: indylindy
I wonder who conjured up that common sense crap?

Before that, who was it that conjured up the "Stupid Party" label for the GOP? Hard to tell, since it was so obvious to everyone that none of the elected GOP people cared one bit about the party platform.

RINOs at the top since GHWB, and all the way down the ranks of elected people. With zero conservatives in leadership, it doesn't matter how many conservatives are elected, they will have to keep placating the RINOs at the top. And the Democrats will continue to set the agenda and win.

We can't get all the RINOs replaced, but if we can get some of them replaced with conservatives, AND get a solid conservative leader at the top of the party, one who will take the fight to the enemy, we can drag along the remaining limp-wristed RINOs, and perhaps save the nation.

47 posted on 05/10/2010 3:57:29 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Josh Painter

Cantor didn’t think of the slogan. Some nitwit did and it sucks.

Now that is common sense I CAN believe in.

Now why would you think I would lack the common sense to belive Cantor was behind this?


48 posted on 05/10/2010 3:58:30 PM PDT by dforest
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To: pissant
"Common Sense Conservative" is the new "Compassionate Conservative"?

Exactly.
And I am so pissed that I didn't make "the list."


49 posted on 05/10/2010 3:59:00 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: roamer_1

Which “list”, compassionate or common sense?


50 posted on 05/10/2010 4:36:56 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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