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1 posted on 04/19/2012 12:15:01 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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Because it no longer has a soul, would be my guess.

A couple of years of famine ought to take care of that.

For those still alive.

2 posted on 04/19/2012 12:16:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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It's simple, they've been in rectal defilade for decades.
3 posted on 04/19/2012 12:21:32 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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Would it be harmful to discuss an orderly secession of States no longer willing to take part in the contemporary Federal government? Is it legal?

I don’t believe we’re going to see Obama ousted in November, and I’m urging everyone to have contingency plans for just such an event. America, as we’ve known it, is going to cease to exist, I fear. If our State representatives and governors don’t step up to stop the uncontrolled ascent of the Federal government, State sovereignty will mean nothing.

Americans today don’t know what it was like to live in this country when responsibility mattered. They want one nanny state to rule them all, and they’re getting it, damn the consequences.


4 posted on 04/19/2012 12:29:05 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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Bookmark.


5 posted on 04/19/2012 12:40:57 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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Because too many of us are enamored with the idea of getting a government check every month.

And too many businesses enamored with the idea of using a little lobbying to tilt the whole playing field in their direction.


7 posted on 04/19/2012 12:50:50 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Good grief what a vacuous piece of tripe this write up is.

Does the writer and his ignorant interviewee not remember someone named Ronald Reagan? Margaret Thatcher? Karol Józef Wojtya?

Conservatives are losing now because the Tea Party declared war on the GOP establishment in the 2010 GOP primaries. They are losing only because the GOP-e decided to fight back and in so doing revealed themselves for what they really are. What the GOP-e really is has to do with their role in the Ruling Class; they are a subsidiary of the democrat party who has the control of the Ruling Class Party.

Conservatives have been duped into thinking that the GOP was a separate and distinct party from the democrats when in fact the democrats and GOP-e make up the Ruling Class against Country Class with the GOP-e having a smaller influence.

Romney is a liberal democrat with a ‘R’ label. He has taken or is taking the GOP away from conservatives. The conservatives have no political party except the loose amorphous Tea Party which they attempt to bind to the GOP.

It really boils down to an organized political class divided into ‘R’ and ‘D’ but both of which make up the Ruling Class of which the ‘D’ controls and the GOP-e is a tag along tolerated token to an allusion of a multi-party political system.

What causes confusion is that from time to time the conservatives produce great leaders who turn the Ruling Class on its head. At such moments then conservatives own the GOP and great things happen. Values are reborn, pride in America reemerges, global prestige is reestablished.

We will have other such moments but maybe not in 2012 for the presidency. In 2016 maybe we as conservatives will have a great leader emerge to give the GOP back to its rightful owners, the conservatives.

At such time that a great conservative leader emerges that is capable of swaying voters to give the conservative brand a chance, the more important question will be how to keep that trust? How to keep it especially in light of a NY media that day after day chips away at the reputation of the standard bearer?


8 posted on 04/19/2012 12:53:07 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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Henry Wallace was the most radical political figure ever to advance to national politics. He was further to the left than Huey Long. He would have replaced Roosevelt in April of 1945. Had he done so, America would be a far better place to live in. Harry Truman personally imposed the modern national security state. It was Truman who created the CIA. It was Truman who created the foundation of the Department of Homeland Security. It was Truman who expanded America’s Empire around the world. It was Truman who got us into the Korean War, and would not even call it a war, never gaining congressional approval. Wallace would never have been able to get that through Congress, because conservatives in Congress would have opposed him. Everybody knew how far to the left he was, and he had no national constituency of his own. Conservatives looked at Truman in preference to Wallace. They make that sort of mistake all the time.

Exactly the same situation with Mitt vs. Obama. With Mitt, the Republicans will rubber-stamp every "center-left" thing he wants to do. With Obama, the Republicans will oppose a lot more of the far-left stuff he wants to do. An activist center-left government gets worse results than gridlock between a far-left executive branch and a center-right Congress.

10 posted on 04/19/2012 12:56:54 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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Incremental VS Hail Mary.


11 posted on 04/19/2012 12:59:22 PM PDT by OlagJohnson
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13 posted on 04/19/2012 1:18:29 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd
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BFLR


14 posted on 04/19/2012 1:23:45 PM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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I’d say they’ve lost the battle because they were out played and out organized.

They lost control of instutitions which are now being used to manufacture liberal and communist drones. Those include the media, education, entertainment, heck, pretty much everything.

As soon as talk radio hosts die of old age or talk radio itself is dealt with, there will be pratically no source of conserative philosophy that is easily accessible.

And on top of being defeated as badly as they have been, conservatives, for the most part and especially elected republicans, don’t seem to have a clue that they are even in such a battle, or if they do, they have given up and joined the other side because they know they are done.


16 posted on 04/19/2012 1:26:29 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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Constitutional Conservatism is always about to be or is in the process of being hijacked by the religious right. As long as that goes on...always will be relegated to the back of the bus.


19 posted on 04/19/2012 2:42:31 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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Gary North is kind of a kook, but there's an astute point in here if you can tease it out:

Conservative social thought de-emphasizes politics. This is why conservative social thought never gains much of the hearing in the modern world. The modern world is so obviously political, and the power of central governments is so great over every area of life, that all issues become politicized. The traditional conservative opposition to the very suggestion of political salvation is co-opted by their enemies. Conservatives over and over go out to vote as if their votes will fundamentally change the nature of American society. Ultimately, this cannot be true if conservative social theory is correct.

As I understand it, wanting to be left alone and wanting to change or fix things are two tendencies that pull in opposite directions and can cancel each other out. You see this in the conflict between libertarians and social conservatives.

Fewer people are liberals or progressives than conservatives, but liberals or liberalism, progressives or progressivism don't pull in contradictory directions: they're for social and economic change and want more government to force or impose change.

Conservatives, by contrast, have to overcome internal disputes over how much power to grant government to achieve conservative social goals, and this conflict reduces conservative effectiveness in politics.

20 posted on 04/19/2012 2:52:12 PM PDT by x
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States rights started it’s death throes during a stormy overcast July about 1 mile south of a small whistle-stop PA town in 1863. It took 3 days to finish the job.


24 posted on 04/19/2012 6:01:15 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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