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Richard Viguerie: Ted Cruz's Victory Foretells Conservative Takeover of GOP
Sacbee.com ^ | 7-31-2012 | Richard Viguerie

Posted on 08/01/2012 8:13:30 AM PDT by tennmountainman

"The victory of Ted Cruz in the Texas Republican Senate runoff primary means that the torch is being passed to a new generation of principled small government constitutional conservatives and that the 'let's make a deal' Republican Party of old will soon go the way of the Dodo bird.

"Ted's nomination sent a strong signal that a new conservative Republican Party is being born and, by 2016, principled conservatives will replace most leaders in Congress and the Party at the national, state, and local levels. GOP leaders should 'ask not for whom the bell tolls -- it tolls for thee.'

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/31/4679803/richard-viguerie-ted-cruzs-victory.html#storylink=cpy

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TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
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A little more red meat for those of us who crave more. Congrats To Cruz and Texas Patriots!
1 posted on 08/01/2012 8:13:43 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman

I believe Dewhurst was a bit complacent and took his insider status for granted and dropped the ball big time.

I offered up an extra thank you to God this morning when I read this news. God really is in charge.


2 posted on 08/01/2012 8:16:31 AM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: tennmountainman

More like a retaking of the GOP.


3 posted on 08/01/2012 8:16:43 AM PDT by bgill
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To: tennmountainman

I, for one here in Georgia, will work diligently to primary our three major GOPe politicians: Deal (governor), Chambliss (senator), and Isakson (senator). We don’t need quisling appeasing politicians like this in our government.


4 posted on 08/01/2012 8:20:49 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: tennmountainman

It also sends a chilling message to Barack Hussein Obama and his entire Democrat “traitor” Party, coupled with the recent governor Scott Walker victory in Wisconsin, that Obama & his destroy America, Democrat Party is going suffer a devastating, embarrasing, crushing defeat come November 6, 2012.

Folks, disregard the MSM polls, they mean nothing and in reality are nothing but lies and distortions. Obama & Democrats are in free fall!!!


5 posted on 08/01/2012 8:20:49 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: tennmountainman
I'm not ready to characterize the TEA Party as conservative, yet. They are more libertarian and solely fiscal-issue centric, an libertarianism is NOT strictly conservatism.

Not to say that conservatives can't identify with the TP.

6 posted on 08/01/2012 8:23:33 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

You are dead on!!


7 posted on 08/01/2012 8:24:03 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Gaffer

I thought Deal was pretty good? Or was that just an unfair comparison to the Dem?


8 posted on 08/01/2012 8:25:02 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
The media are in full panic mode, trying to sell Obama any way they can. I had to chuckle yesterday at ABC's breathless report on certain provisions of Obamacare which are kicking in today - one being a rebate from insurance companies.

I got my check last week - .33 cents. No kidding.

9 posted on 08/01/2012 8:27:37 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: tennmountainman

Words to chill the hearts of the Go-Along-Get-Along GOP: “The TEA Partier are coming!”

And the very best time for the TEA Party to dump the dinosaurs is in the primaries. Get interested and get going in preparation for the next primary cycle in ‘14.


10 posted on 08/01/2012 8:32:32 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: tennmountainman

11 posted on 08/01/2012 8:35:56 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: tennmountainman
Ted Cruz serves Chick-fil-A at victory party

God Bless Texas - and Ted Cruz!

12 posted on 08/01/2012 8:36:45 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: fwdude

Nathan was my Congressman for years. What’d he do when he was elected Governor? Of course, the Georgia 400 Toll Road was nearing the end of its widely promised removal of tolls once the original debt had been retired. What’d he do? He started ogling over the revenue and offered up some excuse for more projects that could be funded. He caught hell for it...what’d he do? Of course, he dropped the tolls for a week and said, “we honored the promise.” Goddam bastard!

What’d he do next? Well, he issued some vague statement “we’d phase out the GA 400 tolls” (as an enticement for the TSPLOST)... Next, he partnered up with Mayor Kasseem Reed (I don’t care if I spelled it correctly) on trying to screw Georgians out of more of their money for a bunch of BS government/contractor/thief get-wells with a transportation SPLOST (which lost yesterday)....

He partnered up with a lying no good mayor who can’t even explain why his secret-partner contractor charged $1.2M for clearing some intersections during Atlanta’s last snow ‘storm’ (hardly)....an amount 3-5 times what the ENTIRE state of Georgia paid for similar efforts outside Atlanta......screw Nathan...I’m gonna give his GOP opponent, if there is one, the maximum for all my family members.


13 posted on 08/01/2012 8:37:36 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: austinaero
I believe Dewhurst was a bit complacent and took his insider status for granted

Complacent??? I saw his campaign as desperate.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/ted-cruz-wins-in-texas-gop-senate-runoff/

Dewhurst poured $11 million of his own personal fortune- he founded a successful energy company called Falcon Seaboard- into his campaign, spending a total of $19 million, as compared to Cruz’s $7 million spent.

14 posted on 08/01/2012 8:38:07 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: tennmountainman

Conservative takeover of the GOP? I sure hope so!


15 posted on 08/01/2012 8:39:32 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: tennmountainman
"Ted Cruz's Victory Foretells Conservative Takeover of GOP"

You betcha!

16 posted on 08/01/2012 8:41:31 AM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: tennmountainman

I gladly voted for Cruz yesterday. I’m so glad that in November, we will end KBH’s Senate career.


17 posted on 08/01/2012 8:41:59 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: tennmountainman

IT is a breath of fresh air to see Cruz win the runoff against a RINO that was so heavily supported by the Repub establishment! I hope and pray that his victory really DOES hint of a major Conservative movement both in the GOP and this nation!


18 posted on 08/01/2012 8:42:51 AM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: tennmountainman

Talk about PollyAnna Utopianism... America cannot decide whether it was to be Queer, democrat or socialist..

compassionate, full of tough love or arrogant..

diversified, american or one worldly...

BUT judged correctly it totally depends on the WEEK..
America is so ridden with propaganda and agitprop the
attitudes of most americas are like a drunk with
Tourettes... reading Newsweek like a bible..


19 posted on 08/01/2012 8:43:09 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

I hope more and more CONSERVATIVE thinking politically alert, like Freepers continue to do the heavy lifting.

I still maintain - we need to boot our more of the boo hoo Boehners, Lugars and McConnell types and continue to send this same strong message to ALL the RINOS. I’m sick of PC everything. PC is only a way to “reach across the isle and give up all backbone”. Dems NEVER do this. Why should we?

THANK you Texas for these results and from this proud Wisconsin Conservative - I’d say - keep the faith, keep up the great work and NO.... the T.E.A. Party is NOT dead.


20 posted on 08/01/2012 8:45:08 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor
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To: fwdude
I'm not ready to characterize the TEA Party as conservative, yet. They are more libertarian and solely fiscal-issue centric, an libertarianism is NOT strictly conservatism. Not to say that conservatives can't identify with the TP.

I'd love to live in a country where the two major competing political groups are the conservatives and the libertarians.

That would be a colossal improvement over what we have now, where the major political opponent is the totalitarian left.

21 posted on 08/01/2012 8:46:14 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: bgill
More like a retaking of the GOP.

I look at it like the grassroots of the party reasserting themselves. The GOP was diluted when the socialists took control of the democratic party and ousted their moderates. The democratic moderates then moved to the GOP.

In truth we now have two parties: the socialists/marxists and the republicrats.

22 posted on 08/01/2012 8:47:36 AM PDT by oldbrowser (As long as Obama's records are sealed, any discussion of Romney's past is off limits.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

The MSM should always be regarded not as a news agency but an intrinsic part of the dhimmicrat party.


23 posted on 08/01/2012 8:50:40 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Maceman

Yes, that would be an improvement. But the way libertarians denigrate real conservatives, we wouldn’t miss the abuse from the Left.


24 posted on 08/01/2012 8:50:40 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: austinaero
I believe Dewhurst was a bit complacent and took his insider status for granted and dropped the ball big time.

If so, then he is stupid and incompetant politically as well as corrupt. He had Dick Lugar as a warning, a long term incumbent with great status in a somewhat less conservative state.

Orrin Hatch figured out. He's entrenched establishment, but he is neither stupid nor incompetant.
25 posted on 08/01/2012 8:54:37 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: TheBattman

Keep your chin up!
If Cruz can win in Texas against the GOPe’s.
We can win anywhere, if we have a credible candidate running.
Mourdock won in Indiana. Walker won his recall, Fischer won
primary in NE. Even COD beat Castle.
Given an energized grassroots Army, as shown last night,
a credible candidate and Grassroots will Steamroll GOPe’s
Astroturfers.


26 posted on 08/01/2012 8:57:43 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman

The Tea Party is getting more savvy in their choice of candidates to support. I believe Sarah Palin has played a huge unofficial leadership role by getting out early and endorsing top notch conservatives who can win against the establishment primary candidates and also can win in November.

When Palin puts her stamp of approval on a candidate, it gives the Tea Party confidence in supporting that candidate.


27 posted on 08/01/2012 8:59:09 AM PDT by randita (Either the politicians fix our fiscal insanity, or the markets will.)
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To: tennmountainman

The Tea Party is getting more savvy in their choice of candidates to support. I believe Sarah Palin has played a huge unofficial leadership role by getting out early and endorsing top notch conservatives who can win against the establishment primary candidates and also can win in November.

When Palin puts her stamp of approval on a candidate, it gives the Tea Party confidence in supporting that candidate.


28 posted on 08/01/2012 8:59:36 AM PDT by randita (Either the politicians fix our fiscal insanity, or the markets will.)
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To: tennmountainman
Richard Viguerie: Ted Cruz's Victory Foretells Conservative Takeover of GOP

That's a pretty rosy outlook. It's certainly where I've wanted to see our party go for the last 24 years.

Lets hope the guy is right. I have a hard time thinking the RNC and guys like Rove, Card et al will go down without much of a fight. This could easily turn into an old fashioned western range war.

There are times when I get the impression the old guard in the Republican party (the current leadership) would rather see it dissolved than let Conservative Constitutional Republicans take over.

McCain and others have made it crystal clear what they think of Conservatives over the years. A pox on them all, with that school of thought. It's time for some real leadership for a change.

Boehner, McConnel, move over...

29 posted on 08/01/2012 9:03:36 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: fwdude
Yes, that would be an improvement. But the way libertarians denigrate real conservatives, we wouldn’t miss the abuse from the Left.

And vice versa, from what I see here on FR. But history shows that political abuse is by nature an inherent part of human political action.

Even America's founders weren't shy about abusing their political opposition.

30 posted on 08/01/2012 9:04:55 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: fwdude
an[d] libertarianism is NOT strictly conservatism.

The terms 'liberal' and 'conservative' have become so distorted that any meaning has been sucked out of the words. Or another way to put that is: 'liberal' or 'conservative' means whatever the person using it says that it means - at least to him/her.

The only political spectrum that really means anything is the degree to which authority and responsiblity are individual, or collective (the state). On one extreme are anarchists, and on the other extreme are socialists / statists / communists / fascists. The challenge of history has been to find a good compromise between those extremes. I happen to think the US Constitution provides about the best balance that has ever been invented.

Some self-styled 'conservatives' (who have as good a claim to that abused term as anyone else) would use the power of the federal government in the same way that the 'liberals' or 'progressives' do: to enforce their particular view of what is 'right' on others. I happen to think that abortion is murder, but to a Constitutionalist, it's not the federal government's job to police murder. A 'Wade v. Roe' where the federal government would force all the States to outlaw abortion is just as unConstitutional as Roe v. Wade.

Libertarians do have a place on that spectrum - near the anarchy end. But they are definitely not 'social conservatives' who feel the federal government should outlaw abortion, or define what can be called 'marriage.' Once upon a time - when the US was being founded - the term 'liberal' meant pretty close to what 'libertarian' means today. But today's 'liberals' or 'progressives' are only distinguishable from Leninist communists by the fact they work for statism from within rather than through violent revolution. Their end goal is the same.

If you feel you are a conservative because you disagree with the Democrat party on social issues, then fine. Like anyone else you can make that term mean whatever you want. You can certainly draw a distinction between yourself and a libertarian if you'd rather be divided from them than united against the Democrat party. A 'fiscal conservative' can also claim that label. And a host of other little subdivisions of those who don't like what the Democrat party is doing.

But I'll stick to a 'moderate' position as a Constitutionalist. I happen to think that is 'conservative' as well because it is a position that wants to 'conserve' the US Constituion, and it is 'liberal' in that it lines up with Jefferson, Madison, and John Locke against the monarchists/statists of their time. But as I said - that's just my own use of the term.
31 posted on 08/01/2012 9:07:17 AM PDT by Phlyer
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To: tennmountainman
First of all, I'm elated if conservatives really are about to take the GOP back (though you'd never know it by our presumptive standard bearer). However, I now have some concerns about Viguerie.

I've been to his web site and it attacks labels the pro-Israel position "neocon" even though his own poll on Israel vs. Iran returned a 71% pro-Israel response. As I understand it, he used to be pro-Israel. Has he changed into a "palaeo?"

Another concern is that (according to Wikipedia--granted, not the most reliable source) he is against the death penalty and wants a moratorium. NB: I am not defending the death penalty as currently administered, which is contrary to Divine law. If Viguerie is opposed for the same reason, well and good. BUT, if he is opposed to the death penalty in principal then I have a problem with his position.

32 posted on 08/01/2012 9:08:29 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: 353FMG

We refer to our own idiots in D. C. as the GOPe. I think it’s way past time to come up with something for the media, like the DNCm. I’m sure most of us would even go so far as to refer to them as the DNCp, for propagandists.

I think I’ll start referring to the MSM as the DNCp.

Has a nice ring to it...


33 posted on 08/01/2012 9:08:49 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: Maceman
Libertarians and social conservatives agree on about 90% of what needs to be done, at the federal level at least.

I'm more than willing to set aside any differences until a goodly chunk of that 90% has been accomplished.

34 posted on 08/01/2012 9:10:11 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: tennmountainman

Oh BS. One victory is one victory.


35 posted on 08/01/2012 9:15:59 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: tennmountainman
A little more red meat for those of us who crave more.

Unfortunately, very little. In just about the 'reddest' of the red states, it took a runoff election when the choice is between a clear fiscal conservative and a big-government spender. If it's that much of a struggle in Texas, it'll be a long, hard path to get the federal juggernaut from its rush off the cliff - taking us all with it.

Congrats To Cruz and Texas Patriots!

Absolutely! Though the struggle was harder than it should have been, they (perhaps "we" is fair since we certainly voted for Cruz in the primary) still pulled it out. And in this 'reddest of the red states' I think that Cruz has an excellent chance to be elected. One more solidly responsible person up there is an important victory.
36 posted on 08/01/2012 9:16:12 AM PDT by Phlyer
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To: Notary Sojac
Libertarians and social conservatives agree on about 90% of what needs to be done, at the federal level at least. I'm more than willing to set aside any differences until a goodly chunk of that 90% has been accomplished.

My point exactly.

37 posted on 08/01/2012 9:18:43 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: tennmountainman
No more deals, smaller government NOW!
38 posted on 08/01/2012 9:23:55 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Notary Sojac

I agree with you. With the exception of National Defense issues, Conservatives and Libertarians pretty much see eye to eye as far as Federal involvement is concerned.

However, National Defense is a huge problem. I don’t want to set that aside.

Closing down most of what is left after that is something we can work together on.


39 posted on 08/01/2012 9:28:59 AM PDT by rbbeachkid (Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
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To: fwdude

“libertarianism is NOT strictly conservatism”

Not strictly, no. But all government is inherantly liberal.

So restriciting government is inherantly conservative.


40 posted on 08/01/2012 9:31:13 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: tennmountainman

A cakewalk for Cruz when conservatives in Texas descended on neighborhoods with great support for him and broke a sweat to help him. This was BEFORE the late endorsements I might add.

Freedom Works and Jim De Mint were instrumental coming up with the the early money, a great cold cash injection and rallying a little DC help.
Mark Levin was the early endorser who turned some heads.


41 posted on 08/01/2012 9:31:32 AM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: tennmountainman
Richard Viguerie: Ted Cruz's Victory Foretells Conservative Takeover Retaking of GOP

There ... I fixed it.

42 posted on 08/01/2012 9:38:36 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: tennmountainman
So let the RINOs go take over the Democrat Party and drive the Marxists out to the fringes where they belong.

This country has survived and even sometimes thrived in the various RINO administrations since World War II (Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Bush & Bush) but we can't survive Marxism for much longer.

43 posted on 08/01/2012 9:49:46 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: RitaOK

No doubt, the hard work done before the Big Guns came in set the stage for victory.
The biggest difference is how these Conservative Superpacs
helped level or as close to level the money advantage Dewhurst had. It helped counter-balance the money advantage
Dewhurst had.
A Road map for Tea Party victory was tested in Texas and it
ALL came together. The hard work of grassroots, the conservative superpac money (leveled the playing field)
and the final help of Tea Party Big Guns. Of course, the most important of all, you had a credible, gifted candidate.
a credible candidate


44 posted on 08/01/2012 10:00:52 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: austinaero

Dewhurst figured he could “shock and awe” Cruz with his $$ advantage. But the overwhelming negativity turned a lot of folks away. I’m not sure the tea party aspect deserves as much credit as does Dewhurst’s campaign incompetence.


45 posted on 08/01/2012 10:01:37 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: fwdude

They who? You sound like Rip Van Winkle.


46 posted on 08/01/2012 10:07:37 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: DoughtyOne
There are times when I get the impression the old guard in the Republican party (the current leadership) would rather see it dissolved than let Conservative Constitutional Republicans take over.

Unfortunately that probably holds true for some GOP voters and the problem is that the long time democrats have no problem with the Marxists who now control the party
47 posted on 08/01/2012 10:25:01 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Zionist Conspirator

If memory serves, Viguerie has opposed the death penalty at least since the 1980s out of fear that an innocent might be executed by mistake.


48 posted on 08/01/2012 10:44:45 AM PDT by MadeInOhio
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To: uncbob

I agree. The members of the Tea Party and I (and you) think it’s time for us to finally see some real differences between the candidates. I’m sick to death of having to choose between hard left statists, and those stuck in the middle of the Left side of the spectrum.

Let me at least vote for someone in the center of the spectrum. And by accident, perhaps give me someone in the middle of the right once in a while.


49 posted on 08/01/2012 11:02:04 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: fwdude
the way libertarians denigrate real conservatives, we wouldn’t miss the abuse from the Left.

I'm very libertarian but I like to say that I became a conservative on 9/11. My libertarianism is not of the "tear it all down" variety, but rather of the Constitutional / States Rights variety.

Remember that libertarians are "this close" to being anarchists (those dregs that call themselves anarchists today are really just more Marxists giving anarchists a bad name).

Of course, none of this excuses many of the Ron Paul supporters who act like liberals. Our differences, after all, are way less than our commonalities vs. the left.

50 posted on 08/01/2012 11:12:03 AM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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