Skip to comments.Conservatives Rationalize as America Circles the Drain
Posted on 12/19/2012 7:51:10 PM PST by Altura Ct.
It's often hard to accept the truth, especially when that truth is scary -- when reality seems to offer you no solutions, only poison from which to pick.
It's as with a man I once knew who insisted that it couldn't be proven that smoking is bad for you. He knew better in his heart, but his available choices -- giving up cigarettes or accepting the danger of their use -- were both emotionally unpalatable to him. Enter the rationalization.
We're seeing the same thing with Republicans in the wake of Barack Obama's re-election. Radio host Sean Hannity, citing changing American demographics, stated a while back that his position on immigration has "evolved": we now must offer illegals some kind of pathway to citizenship (aka amnesty). Other conservatives are warning that we must dispense with social issues, or the Republican Party will be dispensed with.
Of course, this isn't always rationalization. Some conservatives, and Hannity is likely among them, may truly believe that we can avoid electoral hell if we have just one more dance with the Devil. Conservatives have always responded to seemingly inevitable political changes by, slowly but surely, compromising their way to tyranny. But rationalization is a huge factor, and what is the scary truth here that conservatives dare not contemplate?
They are losing the culture.
Little by little.
And as the culture goes, so go political fortunes.
...The reality is that there is no culture war. What is occurring now is a pacification effort.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Hannity is worthless.
Why can’t the Republican party seem to realize that what’s the use of winning elections if you lose your country? And compromising the principles that made this country great is why the USA is being replaced by Obama’s socialist “paradise”.
I think that is a great question but in my mind the question is misdirected. Why can't we see that the GOP has no interest in saving our country. Only we can do that.
“A nation’s life is about as long as its reverential memory.”
- Whittaker Chambers
You said it for e! Why can’t conservatives see it and leave the Party? As long as we support the GOP, America is doomed. We can never change the GOP from within. We MUST start anew.
Wow! Devastating, but right on.
Absolutely right! It is time to SMASH the GOP. Send it to the ash heap. Conservatives win when they run as conservatives and are not sandbagged by the GOP Establishment!
If the GOP Establishment really cared about conservatism, they wouldn’t be shoving Brown, Christie, Collins, and McCain down our throats.
The GOP as a Party stands for nothing, it just wants to manage the government.
One of the few articles I’ve read that faces up to the true gravity of the situation. The Republic is facing a grave and gathering threat of totalitarian “progressivism”.
Hannity is an Ass,Made MY hair hurt Listening to Him,The Hair hurt so Much I stopped Listening and Now I have No more Hair Left. The Guy is an Overpaid Moron
Hannity’s position on breaking the law had ‘evolved’? Ye gads...what an ass.
“Hannity is worthless.”, seconded. Hannity is dull and a shill for his “good friends” mostly leftist or dead headed Goppers.