I voted Palin/McCain on that philosophy, but no more.
It occurs to me that that kind of thinking and voting is what's given us the current GOP mentality we see now. They're putting forth RINO candidates because we as conservatives and ( now becoming former) Republicans went along with it, voting for the progressively liberal options they offered us.
I suspect that if we had put our collective foot down many years ago, we wouldn't be in this mess today. We're here because the GOP has learned that we WILL hold our noses and vote party to keep the the dems out of office. We can't keep this up forever. There has to reach a time where we say enough is enough, let the chips fall where they may and stand up for truth and freedom and getting this country back on track.
The Colonists had a bigger fight on their hands than we do and they won. We can too.
So, no more voting for RINO'S for me.
We're here because, contrary to popular opinion, Conservatives do not constitute the base of the Republican Party. If Conservatives did constitute the base of the Republican Party, then Mitt Romney would not be where he is right now, on the way to securing the nomination. The same goes for John McCain four years ago.
The Republican base may lean conservative, like most of the people in this country, but they are not Conservatives. This is the one, fundamental mistake, that people are making in regard to this whole exercise going on in this thread. The assumption that the Conservative members of Free Republic are the base of the GOP. We are not.