Skip to comments.Restoring conservatism [eject the RINOs]
Posted on 10/17/2008 5:52:38 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
If the election were held today, Barack Obama would be the new President of the United States of America. The latest Real Clear Politics average of national polls shows Obama ahead of McCain by nearly seven percentage points. It looks like the Democrats are going to have control of both the White House and Congress for the next four years.
And, mark it down, if there is a Democrat sweep, conservative Republicans will get the blame.
The fact of the matter is, however, that President Bush and the Republicans who dominated Congress during most of his administration governed as anything but conservatives. Except during election season, it has been difficult to find any trace of conservative principles among incumbents within the Republican Party. During their tenure, Republican governance was characterized by out of control spending, record-setting earmarks, affirmative action programs for corporate wrongdoers, corrupt relations with special interests, and sexual scandal. While they often described themselves as "conservatives," their walk was very different from their talk.
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Few Republicans in leadership in government during the past decade have been authentic conservatives. At best, they have been counterfeit conservatives, which no doubt accounts for why Republicans lost so many seats in 2006 and why they appear ready to lose more seats and the Presidency this November.
In the aftermath of the election, the Republican Party will undoubtedly have the time to engage in serious introspection. Hopefully, its leaders will come to understand that conservatism is not just a "label" or even a "movement." It is a way of life.
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Even in the bleakest of times, there is always a remnant.
RINOs need to be defeated in Primaries!!!!
My conservative congressman replaced a RINO in the great cleansing of republicans in the last election.
It seems odd to blame conservatism, since our candidate is most certainly not a conservative, possibly outside of foreign policy and the judiciary. How can conservatism lose if it’s not in the race?
Nevertheless, our movement will be blamed. (sigh of resignation)
Correct and in main elections get rid of Democrats.
“moderates” are a lot like liberals in their refusal to ever accept blame.
Because non-conservative Republicans have succeeded in making the GOP and conservativism synonymous in the public's eyes.
“RINOs need to be defeated in Primaries!!!!”
That bears daily repeating.
Killing the GOP in a general election because your guy didn’t win the primary usually means when he runs again he will be running against an incumbent and maybe one who got two or four more years as an incumbent, and Congressional incumbents have allot of non-financial advantages in an election.
Better your lost-primary candidate simply take the experience as lessons-learned and try again, while you and he/she go out and support the party’s primary winner.
Boys, who knows what the future holds? Even just three weeks from now is a mystery to all those but God. I will say this, though — four years is just the blink of an eye — two years a half a blink. What is timeless is truth — life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Patience...
The Ross Perot wing of the conservative movement has done a great job indeed.
The strongest, most unapologetic Conservative Republican in my House delegation, a freshman elected in 2006, was BEATEN this year by a liberal RINO due to rodents voting in the GOP primary (since they couldn’t elect a Dem in November). We can’t even get our own preferred nominees for general elections now. The Dems aren’t even attempting to challenge Lamar! since he’s so RINO, they don’t have to worry about him not representing THEIR interests. I’m not voting for him this year. I’m quite FED up with the RINO trash.
RINOs need to be defeated in Primaries!!!!
***Then we need to revamp the primary system. The first primaries shouldn’t be in Iowa & places like that. It should be in the most heavy percentage republican states. We should have two every other day, 25 days total. The first two would be the heaviest repub & democrat states respectively, then the 2nd heaviest, and so on down the line.
Also, the first place to start with excising RINOs is right here on Free Republic. There’s way too many people pretending to be conservative. We need an idealogica matrix litmus test. It wouldn’t stop anyone from posting or joining even if they’re very liberal, but we could at least see that we’re dealing with a RINO.
Are you voting for the Democrat?
Ross Perot was not a conservative, but the following looks interesting for now.
If the influential constituents behind both parties are fighting against my family interests, I won’t vote for either of their candidates.
That did us a whole lot of good in 2006 didn’t it? Right now, our strategy and goal is different and we need seats, not housecleaning. Conservative R’s won’t have any influence if the dems have a filibuster proof majority. We have primaries for a reason, this is general election season and the next decade of legislative power is at stake. I am sure the dems would love for us to suddenly ‘teach the RINOs a lesson’ in a little under a month.
It doesn’t matter. Democrats are voting for the RINO.
I’m voting for the “None of the above” candidate.
They had ten years and did nothing.
They flinched when they got a chance. Now, the consevative President is acting like a friggin commie.
Why would Americans vote for more Republican liberalism?
Well all righty then. Since the election is being decided by the enemedia and fraudulent polls *spit* I guess I'll just stay in bed Nov. 4th. Thanks for the heads up.
(BTW, do these polls *spit* tell you the margin that they oversample the rats?)
It looks like the Democrats are going to have control of both the White House and Congress for the next four years.
Wow, you're not too negative are you Mr. Connor?
Oh, that's right...if bHUSSEINo wins we will not be having any more elections, least of all midterms.
Geez...just shoot me!