To: Oak Grove
Any Republican candidate who does not support the social issues will be defeated as many conservatives will reject that candidate.
Yep! Social conservatives sure taught America a lesson. Let's reject the guy who's 75% conservative for the guy who's 0% conservative.
posted on 11/22/2012 9:02:08 AM PST
“Let’s reject the guy who’s 75% conservative for the guy who’s 0% conservative.”
15% conservative, tops.
posted on 11/22/2012 10:35:54 AM PST
(You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
To: Drew68; BlackElk
Let's reject the guy who's 75% conservative for the guy who's 0% conservative.
The author of RomneyCare who is in fact ??% conservative should have known better than to play scorched earth during the primaries with about half-a-dozen candidates. It is not just about keeping the conservatives in the party, it is also about attracting those independents and Democrats who themselves are socially conservative. They don't and won't trust the Romney types the deliver. I work in MADISON, WI. Plenty of pro-guys there even among the libs. Even socialist Bernie Sanders knows enough not to cross them. But Romney resembles John F. Kerry and his hunting license foray more than Reagan or Santorum.
I would love to throw those Wall Street-first types overboard for some lunch pail types. And they are out there. I'm okay with low taxes for corporations, but they are FIRST to throw everyone else in the coalition off of the bus, and then throwing it into reverse. In CT, it was the CBIA (CT Business and Industry Association) that BACKED Weicker's state income tax, playing a sniveling Dr. Smith, pleading, "tax them, not me!!" In like wise, these types not only want social conservatives to abandon the core issues, but they sneer as well. If you sneer back, they call it class warfare.
It could well be that the Jupiter 2 cannot find its way back home with Dr Smith on board. It may be time to form new coalitions, with new priorities.
posted on 11/22/2012 11:04:27 AM PST
by Dr. Sivana
(There is no salvation in politics.)
Drew68: “Yep! Social conservatives sure taught America a lesson. Let’s reject the guy who’s 75% conservative for the guy who’s 0% conservative.”
First off, Romney wasn’t even close to being 75% conservative. Secondly, millions of conservatives voted for him in spite of that.
What the moderates don’t seem to understand is it’s not enough to be better than the other guy. I even agree with you that a 75% conservative is better than Obama. So what? Millions more people sat the election out because we didn’t give them something to enthusiastically support. You don’t inspire people to vote by saying the other guy sucks. I guess a lot of people just didn’t find Mitt to be much of an alternative.
posted on 11/22/2012 12:49:12 PM PST
(Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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