Skip to comments.What the “conservative” useful idiots have brought us: Week one.
Posted on 01/08/2007 8:42:14 AM PST by jmaroneps37
The last election told us many things. One thing that stands out above all others is that the number of people who actually understand what is going on in our country today is frighteningly small.
A small group who get it
Just half of Americans are registered to vote, so right off, we know that half of America doesnt care what happens to itself or the rest of us. They live in a different world. You know who they are so it is not necessary to expand on this point.
Of those who are registered, on a good Election Day, sixty percent vote. That means that only thirty percent of Americans are heard, and even a large percentage of them are ill informed or willfully blinding themselves, even as they cast their ballots.
Of this thirty percent, about fifty percent vote Democrat and by doing so show us they do not understand that the Democrats are a party bent on surrendering our security to our terrorist enemies. To be sure not all who vote Democrat want this result, most of the others vote Democrat because they want socialism, gay marriage and dumbed down schools and/or open borders.
That leaves only fifteen percent, or about 1 in 7, of Americans who understand that we are the only hope our nation has.
This bares repeating: Only about 1 in 7 Americans seems to understand the true murderous intentions of our enemies and/or the destructive nature of socialism.
Nevertheless, in the last election, a certain percentage of Americas 1 in 7 voters, people who should know better, voted in a way that showed they were willing put their own demands for single issue purity over the safety of America. This is the reality of what these voters have brought about by their foolish demands that politicians suddenly toe their line totally or be thrown under a bus along with our nation.
The ill informed nitwits that vote Democrat in a knee jerk fashion, the socialists who, though born here, hate America they are what they are. They must be fought at the ballot box every two years. They are almost like evil little children who will be what they will be, but the, Im staying home because Im so much more conservative than you, so much smarter than you.. 1 in 7 voters must be held to a higher standard. These voters can not claim ignorance. They willfully handed the reigns of power and responsibility for Americas safety over to the Democrats. There were just enough of these willfully blind single issue purity voters to hand the Democrats 16 of their 36 victories; this figure being derived from the fact that for the want of just 63,000 more votes spread across these races, America would not now be in the danger she is in.
These people should have known better. They took their own narrow agendas with them on Election Day. They played make believe with Americas future and safety. The bought into the Democrat controlled medias lies that we cant win the war, the economy is tanking, and open borders would somehow be less threatening if only the Democrats controlled both Houses.
Now these 1 in 7 voters are trying to explain what they did by wringing their hands and complaining about not wanting to vote for the lesser of two evils. Apparently it does not occur to this group that the choices we have are really just the choices we have. They dont understand that failing to vote for the lesser of two evils guarantees that you will get the greater of two evils.
These people fancy themselves as so much smarter and so much more conservative than the rest of the 1 in 7. They are nothing more than conservative useful idiots.
They, and unfortunately us, now have to live with the disastrous consequences of their self delusions that they would somehow get from a Democrat Congress what they couldn't get from a Republican congress, but that would be the only difference. We will all now have to deal with Democrats who will be as disappointing on some issues, but terrifying on other issues, lots of other issues.
These are a series of headlines. This piece is not written to anyone who needs to have them explained. It is written to the conservative useful idiots among us who have joined the fools and socialists to teach someone a lesson. Heres the first weeks lessons.
January 1, 2007 to January 8, 2007:
"Dems Prepare Slew of Oversight Hearings"
"Democrats push for Alaska drilling ban"
"Pelosi, Reid Oppose Iraq Troop Surge (Letter Sent To Bush!)"
"New Muslim congressman avoids loyalty questions"
"Socialism on the move: Edwards pushes Universal Healthcare"
"SEARCH ON FOR TOUGH NEW WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL; expected avalanche of congressional committee investigations..."
"Pelosi's new image as Italian Catholic mom -- more than a 'San Francisco liberal'"
"'IMPEACH!' is message at Nancy Pelosi beach (San Fransicko Alert)"
"What Americans MUST Know About the Incoming Senate Intelligence Chairman"
"(Mother") Sheehan Right to Demand Democrats Act on Iraq (Susan Estrich Barf Alert!)"
"House rules change clears way for tax increases"
These people are going to find it was much better on the GOP side of the fence, we are in for a bumpy ride.
I neither stayed home nor voted D. In fact, I ran the GOTV effort for a major swing county in an important swing state. We got plastered here.
Your premise that it is conservatives who stayed home or voted D that changed this election is a fantasy. All our polling--and I saw the internal polls--showed that we had a big swing of unaffiliateds from R to D. That factor swamped everything else. All indications nationally are the same.
Liberal R's naturally argue that, if we lost the Unaffiliateds, the R's should become more liberal. Bad argument. We lose the Una's when we no longer stand for anything. Reagan put together the current coalition of economic conservatives and values voters (many of these are Una's and they are major swing voters) by standing for both smaller government and social values. Our R's in congress stood for neither in the past two years and stunk like democrats in corruption. The values voters swung.
The rumor that people lost because they were against illegal immigration was firmly defused last week here on FR. Some people still cling to the Rove-fueled story, but it's not true... we lost because conservatives and libertarians decided to throw a temper tantrum.
We cannot change the GOP at the general election, we have to change it at the primary level, the level most people don't even bother to get off their lazy rears and vote.
If you want to change the party, you don't leave the party, you work from within to repair what is broken.
If we don't it won't matter who is elected President next year... we'll never get more conservative judges on SCOTUS.
Conservatives lost because moderates and independents (primarily women and young voters) were alienated by the mess in Iraq and an ideologically rigid GOP leadership.
Item #3 on your list is probably the biggest of them all. In national politics, it is usually much easier for the opposition party to generate a high level of enthusiasm than for the ruling party. This is mainly because the opposition often does not have to be very specific about where it stands -- it just has to have enough targets from the ruling party (in the form of policy matters) to hold up as incorrect, destructive, and even downright absurd (witness the GOP campaign in 1993-94).
Well, I'm a woman and a conservative at that and I voted. I also support the war in Iraq.
Tell this guy why we lost George, come on tell him!
And I do find it utterly offensive whenever someone comes here on FreeRepublic, holds up a prospective candidate who is conservative on about 10%-20% of the issues, and suggests that anyone who doesn't support this candidate is a "100 percenter."
Suggest you read Jack Black's post 13 before posting again and then follow it up with my recent post on this thread. The problem with your mantra is that you haven't bothered to look at the actual returns from the election. I would respectfully suggest you do that before continuing on with this type of vanity.
You blame R's who voted D or stayed home with no basis in fact. In fact, if you look at the election results, this group played no, or almost no, role in the outcome because the group did not exist in significant numbers. It was Unaffiliateds who changed their vote.
From your posts, I suspect you are just an ill-informed moderate R ranting about a hypothetical group of conservatives who do not exist in significant numbers. But your attempt to incite warfare amongst the folks who almost ALL voted R only gives aid and comfort to the enemy. So go for it.
Are you talking about not voting Republican, or not securing the border?
It wasn't conservatives who renominated RINOs to run. That was the mainstream of the republican partyy establishment.
If conservative candidates had run they would have voted for them.
The republican party needs to clean itself out like 1994.
Then and only then will you see a workable majority.
I can see the immense budget bloat being part of the deal, but the rest certainly is not.
What was the point of posting that picture?
Yes, I agree that free trade doesn't help. But we got routed in the suburbs, and there are many districts we lost made up largely of manufacturing-based small towns: PA-4, PA-10, NY-20, NY-24, IN-9, IN-2, WI-8, MN-1.
Don't forget the spending issue & then from the emotional end The Bushes promoting Bubba as a newly found member of the family. Pictures of the "impeached one" & him did it for me.
The one thing that is certain is that conservs lack patience. The mess we are in now was not created overnight- ie: Clinton was not the disease- he was only a symptom. It has taken 50 years to come to this and it will NOT be undone overnight. Voting for "the lesser of two evils" is NOT what we do, it is the start to righting the wrong. To stay home, to vote demonRAT to "teach us a lesson", to "vote one's conscience (vote liberT) or, most of all, to sit at home on your a$$ during the primaries doesn't "teach" anyone anything. It enables the enemy and sets our course back.
Wake up. Or get used to Pelosi's ugly Botoxed face in YOUR face.