I don’t recall claiming that I had all the answers. But I find the current FR theme of cheerleading populist Republicans more than a little alarming. I also find that the trend of voting AGAINST someone no matter the opponent even more alarming. “Anyone but Hillary” is just going to further the demolition of the conservative wing of the Republican party, because we will GET “ANYONE”. That anyone will have an (R) after his or her name and will most likely be yet another populist jerkwad (**cough cough Rudy cough**).
The Republican boat is partially steered from this website, with its goal of advancing conservative ideas, philosophy and policies among the core of the supporters. But lately anyone with an (R) after their name seems to do here. “Pragmatists” who want to “play the game” run roughshod. And yes, I find this alarming as well.
But you have a nice day. I’m not taking you to task for anything, this is just the nature of the political “game”, no?
“The Republican boat is partially steered from this website, ....”
Just how much steering is likely to be done if the populists get run off ?
You don’t get to be Captain by sulking in your cabin saying “ I told you we should have gone to Hawaii” when you’re needed on the bridge to help stay clear of the icebergs.
We live in a time where the most extreme views from either side, even when they are right (that is only us by the way) seem distasteful to the masses. To paraphrase Mark Twain, Ifin’ I were God, I would have a only those voters that agree with me vote. Alas this is not going to happen. 70% of those that vote spend about 30 second figuring it out. In the confines of that, to be blunt, like Reagan himself said, I’ll take 70 or 80% over nothing...