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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: 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: 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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