Skip to comments.America Still The Shining City On A Hill: GOP Must Not Abandon Its Principles
Posted on 12/13/2012 4:22:30 PM PST by calif_reaganite
What possibly could inspire someone to leave behind the comfort and familiarity of home and the warmth of friends and relatives to seek the unknown alone in a foreign land?
Its a question Republicans should ask as a panicked posse presses us to leave behind our principles in order to appeal to the growing immigrant vote. Heres a hint: The motivation is not a longing for big government.
I arrived in the United States as a refugee from Russia in 1994 with my family, a few bags and a dream of life in liberty.
After Russian police had torn apart my familys tiny apartment in Moscow to intimidate us, my mother looked my scared little brother in the eyes and told him: Dont be afraid. In just a few days, we go to America. This will never happen there.
She had never been to the United States, but that didnt matter. She instinctively knew the meaning of freedom.
Every immigrant family, no matter its origins in Moscow, Macau or Mexico City, has such a story.
Igor Birman is chief of staff to Rep. Tom McClintock, California Republican.
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Principles? What principles? A little late, isn’t it, when the shininc city on the hill has long since become the burning city on the hill?
.Fools and idiots ... mental midgets run the show...
."Show" really is the right (correct) word.
Igor is an idiot. The GOP abandoned it principles that day the Old Man left office.
>> Igor Birman is chief of staff to Rep. Tom McClintock, California Republican.
McClintock!!! CA was foolish to turn him down for Gov.
I’m all for restructuring the Republican party so the Conservative Reagan principles can once again be realized.
I don’t think it’s the GOP at all. More than half the voters in this country voted FOR Obama. California and Illinois voted for more democrats even as their states face inevitable bankruptcy. The people with a complicit media still blame W for the bad economy. The voters value “tolerance”, gay marriage and free condoms over job growth or healthy GDP. Don’t like it. I can’t explain it. It just is.
All true. What to do about it, though?
Yeah right. Where is the sarcasm tag for this post??
This represents what Amerika is now ... and it is the peoples' choosing.
Hey; Igor, just to let you in on the little secret, the GOP HAS NO PRINCIPALS, no honor with BONER either.
Sit tight. Get lean and mean. New blood. The voters are higher then a kite on hopium and the only force left that will sober them up is the markets. Forget the media. All the repubs can do is wait till the music stops playing and make sure they have the chairs.
The GOP has principles? Who knew? Anything in the last three elections indicate principles?
The GOP is a big part of the problem; they always seem to find candidates whose turn it is, not whether they are competent and can rally people across the board like R. Reagan did.
The GOP keeps wanting to field candidates from the GOPe that the conservatives out here in the real world don’t like or trust.
They keep trying, and succeeding to destroy any popular candidate who is not part of their exclusive little DC club.
The GOP was one of the first and worst to savage Sara Palin and any other truly conservative candidate that they considered a threat to their slimy little power structure.
Instead they give us candidates like (viagra) “I’m Bob Dole” or the good senator from Arizona “Obama’s OK” John McQueeg.
So don’t tell me it’s not the GOP; I like to watch what people do, not just listen to what they say. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you our BIG BONER in the US House of Representatives.
>> I dont think its the GOP at all. More than half the voters in this country voted FOR Obama.
Definitely the fault of the GOP, as in the “establishment”.
The energy for Mitt wasn’t high enough to overcome the fraud on the Left. The vote for Mitt, where it happened, was perfunctory; not the overwhelming turnout it could have been.
>> the GOP HAS NO PRINCIPALS
As far as I’m concerned, “Republicans” represents the constituency, and “GOP” represents the establishment. I doubt Igor was speaking to the establishment.
Igor, what are you smoking!?? Have you REALLY taken a long, hard look at America???
Benghazi Barry has done so much damage we are not only no longer the "shining city on the hill", we can't even SEE the hill, anymore!! Wake up and smell the coffee, dude!!