Skip to comments.Our Values Do Not Need to Be Moderated, They Need to Be Clearly Articulated
Posted on 11/09/2012 4:03:17 PM PST by tsowellfan
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Reagan was the best at articulating the conservative message directly to the people and Michelle failed at that with her shrill attacks on Rick Perry.
Articulating the message is important as the article says, but my point is it is a combination of both being a great communicator and most importantly being a great conservative which Mitt being a career liberal was not.
It was therefore, I submit, not conservativism that was defeated, but instead liberalism that was defeated.
Mitt lost because he is a liberal. It was still a close race though, and if the conservatives who stayed home and the third party voters had voted for him there would've been more than enough vote to propel him to victory.....had he been a conservative.
Had the base been energized and the turnout high enough for a conservative to win that same turnout would have presumably also voted for the other conservatives on the ballot.
Since they stayed home the other races missed those votes as well.
My opinion only of course, but I did predict Mitt and the GOPs failure as early as last January.
I see the GOP only continuing with their move to the left by moving even further left.
What's that saying about insanity? Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result?
Brings me to my point....you simply cannot have so many running for the nomination, it is counter-productive, it should be no more than three. And also, kill the debates, they serve no purpose but to give late night comedians fodder for attacking Republicans. A candidate should get the nomination by building themselves up, not tearing down their opponents.
if that were the case, than how do you explain the fact that Mitt took Indiana back after it went for Obama in 2008 and the TEA party backed conservative that usurped Dick Lugar lost a seat that had been held by a Republican since 1976 even though Mitt Romney won? Indiana obviously liked Mitt Romney and turned out for him. Mourdock? Not so much. Why is that? Because Mourdock is a nut- the kind of nut that taints us all with his nutty flavor. the same thing happened in missouri btw. go ahead and offer your counter explanation.
Where he failed was that he articulated poorly, horribly, a topic that he didn't need to and should not have and was piled on by both liberals and GOP-e(also liberals)alike.
The GOP-e attacked and help defeat a conservative because they have moved left and shunned controversy that would reflect on their chosen candidate and in doing so compounded the matter making it even worse.
I can't help but wonder if his own party had not turned on him if things would've simply died down.
Perhaps not but the point is the GOP attacked another GOP member, a clear violation of Reagans 11th commandment, and in doing so lost themselves a seat that may or may not have been lost otherwise. They guaranteed it.
The fake conservatives attacked a real conservative because he said something dumb and unnecessary.
He was a reliable and decent legislator that made a single mistake and the GOP showed their true colors.
The GOP elite wants social conservatives to go away. Sorry, but we will not.
Nope. He was a nut and Hoosiers recognized it. sometimes, a position is simply undefendable and you have to walk away from it. Akin and Mourdock were those positions. no amount of defending their nuttiness would have improved the outcome. The worst thing about it is that they tainted the entire party with their nuttiness. Within days of their monumental errors, battles that had been favoring us in Missouri, Indiana, Montana, Virginia, Florida, North Dakota, and Ohio turned against us. it cost us Maine and probably Massachusetts too and very likely cost us the whitehouse. If you can’t see that, you’re screwed and we’re all screwed and I’m smart enough to realize that you can’t see that so I can see the writing on the wall now, we’re all screwed.
Screw that crap.
If you are NOT a social conservative you are a liberal and should be called out on it.
Those who had the balls to stand by their principles and not support a liberal are being blamed for the liberal being defeated.
So those who supported a liberal are attacking conservatives for being too conservative?
Screw that crap too.
Conservatism is not the problem here.
Liberalism within our ranks is the problem and I would encourage social conservatives to rise up and defend conservatism with vigor and righteousness.
I soooo do not see Romneys loss as a loss for conservatism because he is no conservative.
I see his defeat as a defeat of liberalism within the GOP.
And I strongly predict that the GOP will only move further left and in doing so will demonstrate that they are not the direction for conservatives to go.
This is where Mitt ought to have taken the narrative by the horns.
There is still a remnant of socially liberal atheistic libertarians here on FR. I really don't see why Jim puts up with them.
If I want a dose of someone advocating atheistic degeneracy, I can switch on the TV or go to the movies. I don't want it here.
Well, they already did with Mitt.
Will they move further left?
If there is no alternative they will and with the same disastrous results.
That is why the GOP itself needs to be replaced.
If the GOP can right itself somehow it's all good, but I am certain that they will continue on their path towards insignificance, failure and more liberalism.
Whig party part 2.
It would be nice to be wrong.
about as useful as a trapdoor in a canoe. good luck.
Also, the open primaries are a disaster for the GOP, especially in a year with a Rat incumbent. If the GOP makes no other reforms between now and 2016, they should at least consider making all state primaries closed to non-Republicans. At least that would make the Rats re-register as Republicans before they could vote for the least conservative R in the primary.
I'm not ready to support a new or existing third party. All that would serve to accomplish is to split the economic and social conservatives.
That’s why Texas should be the first primary, instead of one of the last ones, when basically it’s already over.
Closed primaries, only Republicans allowed to vote. The RNC should deny all delegates to any state with an open primary.
The Wimps running the House of Representatives can start by telling Harry Reid that singling out Groups to be punished Because they hate them or are Jealous of them is UnAmerican,and we as Americans wont tolerate that. But I dont expect the Pussy Boner To say that.
They Should be Demanding an explanation to the American People why Americans Died in Benghazi,Including why we are arming Jihadists, that have killed Americans, to depose Assad.
I wont hold my Breath
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