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What the “conservative” useful idiots have brought us: Week one.
January 8, 2007 | self

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 doesn’t 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 America’s 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, “ I’m staying home because I’m 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 America’s 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 America’s future and safety. The bought into the Democrat controlled media’s lies that we can’t 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 don’t 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. Here’s the first week’s “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"

TOPICS: Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: bs; electionresults; liberalgop; snivel; stayathomevoters; usefulidiots; vanity
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To: MizSterious

These people are going to find it was much better on the GOP side of the fence, we are in for a bumpy ride.

161 posted on 01/08/2007 10:32:22 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: jmaroneps37

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.

162 posted on 01/08/2007 10:34:27 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: Hop A Long Cassidy

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.

163 posted on 01/08/2007 10:34:31 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: fr_freak
Where we go from here is actually pretty simple... the most important jobs in DC is who is in charge of congress and senate. We need to start working at the primary levels to elect conservatives and then support them in the election.

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.

164 posted on 01/08/2007 10:38:25 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn
we lost because conservatives and libertarians decided to throw a temper tantrum.

Conservatives lost because moderates and independents (primarily women and young voters) were alienated by the mess in Iraq and an ideologically rigid GOP leadership.

165 posted on 01/08/2007 10:39:37 AM PST by Wormwood (Goldwater Republican.)
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To: Wuli
1. And with two possible SCOTUS appointments, the "precendent" setting affect of rulings in the next 10 years will have ramifications far into the future.

Conservatives on the SCOTUS guarantee us nothing...Commerce Clause? Eminent Domain?

2. "immigration reform".
"Conservatives" were in control and gave us no immigration reform..."Comprehensive" reform is amnesty.

3. The Dims plan to repeat, in Iraq, the treasonous 'defeat' policy they gave South Vietnam, will untether the United States from any meaningful role in the Middle East

We gave up any meaningful role in the Middle East when Republicans abandoned the mission in Afghanistan to launch a Blitzkrieg in Iraq...without enough troops to accomplish the mission.

4. Add the courtroom circus to the "last helicopter from Baghdad" scene and you can figure 9/11 as firecracker demonstration of what will become of the Dims "brave new world".

That circus is a strong possibility with both Democrats and Republicans. The "brave new world" you mention is being pushed by both Democrats and other words, there is no longer any difference between Republicans and Democrats.
166 posted on 01/08/2007 10:40:20 AM PST by mugs99 (Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.)
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To: muleskinner

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).

167 posted on 01/08/2007 10:40:59 AM PST by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: Wormwood

Well, I'm a woman and a conservative at that and I voted. I also support the war in Iraq.

168 posted on 01/08/2007 10:41:03 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Mo1
Voters like yourself have already alienated us and not the swing voter that was mentioned in that post

Tell this guy why we lost George, come on tell him!

169 posted on 01/08/2007 10:41:08 AM PST by Afronaut (Press 2 for English - Thanks Mr. President !)
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To: Swordfished
I don't know a single person who comes even close to a "100 percenter."

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."

170 posted on 01/08/2007 10:43:17 AM PST by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: jmaroneps37; Jack Black

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.

171 posted on 01/08/2007 10:43:36 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
I dare call it treason.

Are you talking about not voting Republican, or not securing the border?

172 posted on 01/08/2007 10:45:17 AM PST by kevao
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To: OldFriend
Rant On:
I have been strongly behind the WOT, and the campaign in Iraq, I have also stated for at least the last 18 months, and maybe longer the current optempo is going to break the Army and Marine Corps. I completely backed Sec. Rumsfeld when he uttered you go to war with the military you have, BUT we have been in Iraq for nearly four years, and September 11th occurred 5 and half years ago and I don't think an increase the manning levels of the Army and Marines has even been suggested by this administration until December of last year.
I originally was in favor of ~50,000 more soldiers for the Army and 25,000 for the Marines, about two divisions and one division respectively, but have come to the conclusion the more like 100,000 and 50,000 should be requested by the Pentagon and authorized by Congress. I am not suggesting these troops be added to the number in Iraq but put in rotation with the existing optempo so troops have more time between deployments.

I do not know if more boots on the ground in Iraq is what is needed, but I DO believe the troops their must be utilized differently. Peter King, a Sport Illustrated columnist in his Christmas Eve Column wrote about an Army Sgt. in Germany who was preparing for a third deployment to Iraq, he recollected so of the activities his team undertook during their last deployment and apparently the either were an EOD team, or were utilized as an EOD team and he commented on how they would have to return to the exact same area for a few days in a row and remove or destroy an IED that had been placed there since the lat trip to the area, and I was nearly screaming at the screen that someone, ANYONE should have ambushed the terrorists, insurgents, bad guys, whatever, the next time they came to setup their bombs. I contend as long as the military is fighting the war in the described manner I truly wonder about the outcome.
IMO the US should own the night, and if you are outside you damn well had better not do ANYTHING even remotely misundertandable as terrorist or militant activity or you will take a .308 or .50 BMG upside the head from a sniper, a hail of minigun fire from an AC-130, be on the receiving end of a couple strafing runs by an A-10 or Apache, or just chopped up in withering fire from an ambushing platoon or company lying in wait for you Mr. Terrorist to do something stupid.
The status quo does not seem to be working, I do not know if the situation is as bleak as we are led to believe by the media, but perception becomes reality, and enough of the voting public bought it November of 2006 and eventually the Dems will get their wish of the US leaving Iraq, and once that happens they can start on trying to get us to leave Afghanistan and after that we can go back to waiting for the next attack on US soil.
I was really surprised the Dems took back the Senate, the House was not a surprise, but I thought they would hold it with less that a 20 seat edge, rather than the ~30 they ended up with, but even-so the dem majorities are razor thin and the Republican Party needs to be ready to clearly state why the Dem proposals are bad and organize some kind of opposition, the time for bold measures was missed when the leadership remained largely the same but I have yet to see anything or anyone that excites me for 2008.
Rant Off
173 posted on 01/08/2007 10:45:26 AM PST by thinkthenpost (I am the KING of the run on sentence.)
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To: OldFriend

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.

174 posted on 01/08/2007 10:45:59 AM PST by BillM
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To: OldFriend
But Pres Bush's major failures (in the eyes of the "far right") certainly were not a part of that "deal"... failing to enforce immigration laws and protect the border... signing CFR, even after ackowledging that it may be unConstitutional... failing to support conseravtives over Republican incumbents in November... not opposing the liberal lies regarding Iraq...

I can see the immense budget bloat being part of the deal, but the rest certainly is not.

175 posted on 01/08/2007 10:47:06 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: Afronaut

What was the point of posting that picture?

176 posted on 01/08/2007 10:47:19 AM PST by Mo1 (YEA, What Onyx said in her tag line !!)
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To: Fee

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.

177 posted on 01/08/2007 10:59:34 AM PST by HostileTerritory
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To: Tokra
Much of which was due to the 9/11 attacks and the War on Terror.
Nope. The largest growth of government since FDR excludes 9/11 and the "War On Terror".

The Republicans also gave us tax cuts
A tax cut without a reduction in spending is a cost of living increase.

- do you think the democrats will do the same?
Yes. I think Democrats will raise my cost of living just like Republicans have.

Do you really feel we are better off with the Democrats in charge?
No. I feel that we are screwed by both Democrats and Republicans.

There isn't a thrid option - it's either the GOP or the DNC.
You're right...Liberty isn't an option.

I wish the GOP had won - are you really glad the dems won?
It makes no difference. Democrats want to be your Mommy and Republicans want to be your Daddy. In either case government gets bigger and you become less free.
178 posted on 01/08/2007 10:59:37 AM PST by mugs99 (Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.)
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To: Alberta's Child
it was the socially conservative independent or Democrat who got up out of bed on Election Day, read one more obituary about a casualty in Iraq from a local National Guard unit, drove past a bunch of illegal Mexican immigrants loitering in front of a local convenience store, and asked himself: "WHAT'S THE F#CKING POINT?!"

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.

179 posted on 01/08/2007 11:04:23 AM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: jmaroneps37

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.

180 posted on 01/08/2007 11:04:48 AM PST by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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