Skip to comments.I'M AN EXTREMIST
Posted on 11/05/2013 9:03:28 AM PST by 7thson
Last night, I accompanied my wife to a Republican womans meeting where the guest speaker was one of three Repubs running in the primary for MD governor.
First thing - when he took questions, I asked him that lets say he won the primary and his Dem opponent charges that he wants to turn back the clock on the rights for women, take away abortion, the choice of divorce, etc. How does he answer that charge? Well, I got a basic non-answer, such as I listen and people can look at my record, etc. Bloviating BS. I did not press the issue as I am a non-voting member and did not want to make my wife uncomfortable.
Second thing - one women asks the question how do we - Republicans - get extremists such as Tea Party people and Libertarians to vote for Republicans. So - since I have been to a couple Tea Party rallies and support what the Tea Party is doing - I am now an extremist.
Last thing - the same woman who asked that question at the end of the meeting stated that everyone should opppose Common Core. I wondered last night that a moderate Republican - Jeb Bush - is the main Republican pushing that piece of crap.
Basically, this is a vent post. I am thinking of contacting this woman via the leadership and letting her know the real deal.
Congratulations. I am apparently a racist, extermist, right wing nut job, conservative pos. Welcome to the dark side. LOL!
I am a straight, married, employed, white American father. I am The Root Cause of all of the world’s ills.
Oh my GOD! YOU’RE an extremist TOO?! This is provident! I felt so alone in the world. Now I have company.
If a man speaks in the woods and a woman is not present is he still wrong?
I’m anti eating feces so I guys I’m anti-gay.
I wouldn’t worry about words like extremist.
She asked a question. How to get libertines and Tea Partiers to vote for the Republican candidate.
You seem in a great position to answer and patiently provide wisdom and guidance.
I actually know this douchebag (a neighbor of a relative) who is a total liberal in virtually ALL his positions, but he's also a complete racist. Since he's a racist, he thinks he's a conservative, because that's what his television told him racists are.
This thread is therapeutic. We should start a group and have a party. I had no idea there were other “extremists” out there. I thought it was only me and the founding fathers of this nation.
Whew! I am so relieved.
You too? Same here!
But the really odd thing is that I thought I was a left-leaning Democrat when I first came to Maryland...then some left-leaning Maryland Democrats set me straight on that.
Even worse for me, I am all those things plus I am a veteran.
Can’t understand the Post without knowing who the candidate was.
I just sit around all day in my cube working and paying for millions of illegitimate, illegal immigrants’ health care wondering, “Gosh, it’s so hard being this extreme in my views.” I sometimes wonder if it would be easier to just fall in line and stop being so extreme. Just go from extreme down to hard core or even milquetoast.
Goodness, it feels so invigorating to be among extreme friends.
I see your veteran and raise you Christian.
LOL! My birth state is going down the dumper. Just hatched there, never lived there. One state down several times as a youngster. Service brat so no place was “home”.
I drive an SUV, a big one.
Don’t bother, the Republican Women’s group is mostly a waste of time, kind of like any other Women’s club. I used to belong and I just gave up after trying to talk to some of the women.
One afternoon, during lunch the women were discussing the opening of Trader Joe’s in the town and this one woman was just raving about and finished up by saying, “ and everything they sell is free traded.” I just shook my head and asked, “and you think that is a good thing?”
You poor, evil bastard.
We should get together and beat some hippies!
I have a 3/4 ton truck and know where my guns fell out of the boat... i also have been know to chew tobaccy and burn tires.
I don't use drugs and eat meat, dark red meat.
Stop shoving socialist RINOs down our throats?
I drive an SUV, a big one.
All of that which was previously posted... plus... I have CCW and the tools associated with it (depending on the search results following the boating accident of course).
I kill my own and open doors for women.
I have a bumper sticker on my truck that says, “EXTREMELY RIGHT WING EXTREMIST”.
I am proud of being one... George Washington was one.
Man, there’s an easy answer to her question.
“To get Tea Party votes, candidates need to take extreme positions, like being in favor of fiscal sanity, personal responsibility, low taxes and limited govt and outlining how they would head in that direction.”
Then you say, “Too extreme for you?”
“one women asks the question how do we - Republicans - get extremists such as Tea Party people and Libertarians to vote for Republicans”
Often those people are the candidate’s plants. The candidate obviously supports the eGOP and not conservatives. The majority of the people asking questions are pre-selected by the eGOP organizers. A good thing to do is get a list of the party operatives - people that volunteer and are often seen at the local HQ - and notice that they are the ones selected to ask these questions. Then, go to the next meeting for this candidate and notice maybe different people are there but he exact same questions are asked and the same answers given.
The grass roots Tea Party got started as a movement to reduce taxes, government spending and the debt. I have never signed up as one of the various Tea Party members so to me that is the basic party platform. There is nothing extremist about it.
From that point on people who feel they are Tea Party people have a variety of opinions on the different issues. I laugh when the media or democrats define me as being this that or the other. I know other people who define themselves as Tea Party and we disagree on various issues but we adhere to the basic too much government platform. If that is extremism, I'm also an extremist.
Well, yes. If you look at the Tea Party’s core positions, they are the Republican platform from before the GOPe went Democrat lite.
“So - since I have been to a couple Tea Party rallies and support what the Tea Party is doing - I am now an extremist.”
In Maryland? Yeah, you probably are an extremist, even to Republicans there.
Can you please share who the candidate was? I’m still deciding who I want to support.
Used to introduce myself that way at parent-teacher nights and other public school functions.
Hello, there! I’m your Friendly Neighborhood Right-Wing Extremist!
As in most things, the Libs there did not demonstrate a sense of humor.
She said that? What kind of TEA Party extremist opposes Common Core?
By my reckoning that makes me a potential domestic terrorist in seven different ways,according to the current Secretary of Homeland Security.
Also Southern, don’t forget.
J.F.K. would have been a Tea Party Member!
He Cut Taxes and said “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”
I saw a man and his son get in to a car with that same bumper sticker. I was parked behind them, ready to leave. I pulled up slowly beside him ... his windows were down. He looked, saw me smile and then I said...”Saw your bumper sticker...I am, too”. He AND his kid got the biggest kick out of that.
Recognize a woman that prizes liberty over security is a relative rarity. And women comprise the majority of registered voters.
A woman who gives unvarnished support to the principles of the country as founded, and the Constitution as written, is pretty much a sociological anomaly.
Who the candidate is, is not the point. The point of the thread is a Republican calling the Tea Party extremist and than taking a Tea Party position on Common Core, thus taking the opposite position of what is considered a moderate Republican - Jeb Bush.
Thank you. That is a good answer and one I will use in the future.
I come from a long line of conservative non-conformists and extremists. It is a badge of honor.
That is great!!!!!!!
. . . and I simply don't give a damn for the opinion of appeasing cowards.
You should put some arms on that.
It'd be gratifying to see it catch on as a bumper sticker, or militia unit patch, etc.
But most importantly as a talisman of adhering to the mindset of 'a million tiny cuts per day'.
Any patriot resistor, anyone in conscientious oppostion to the usurping halfbreed vermin squatting in OUR White House, may feel free to adapt it to their own needs !
That is a really sad commentary on women in this country. I am afraid that the Republican men aren’t much better.
In my county, the Republican men are putting union jobs at a coal terminal (all forty of them) above the property rights of the people who live nearest the terminal. The Republican men are working with the storm water regulators against the private property owners in the area, the same storm water regulators that they are fighting in other parts of the county, all for the sake of the unions.
Ideas, beliefs and attitudes that were in the very mainstream of American life, not for a few years but for most of our history are now held to be "extreme", while those of the extreme Left have been redefined as "mainstream".
It is up to conservatives to explain the true narrative of what Progressives have done to our political discourse and to our nation, by calling them out on their lies and deceptions.
We do not all need to agree on tactics or strategy. But we must find a way to come together on shared common principles to reclaim our birthrights, before they vanish forever.