Skip to comments.How the Left Dupes Conservative Voters
Posted on 02/26/2013 1:18:42 AM PST by neverdem
Too little serious conservative analysis of the 2012 presidential campaign has yet appeared. This is understandable. The results of the election were disheartening to the point of shock. The campaign defied all historical precedent, all commonsense interpretation...
In 2006, after two elections spent banging their heads against Bush's early popularity, the Democrats hit on the tactic of running Blue Dogs -- Democrats with a few surface conservative characteristics. One of the most important from an electoral standpoint was a good rating with the NRA, something possessed by a number of candidates, among them James Webb of Virginia. Although the NRA was questioned over this, it refused to modify its policy of endorsing highly-rated candidates and ended up doing exactly what the Democrats hoped: funneling voters toward an entire squadron of Trojan horse candidates. Numerous voters to whom gun rights were dominant voted according to their usual practice for candidates supported by the NRA, despite the fact that this new run of Blue Dogs opposed everything else they might believe. It was a case of missing the forest in favor of a single tree. While the candidate in question might well be a hunter or an avid gun collector, his election accomplished nothing beyond providing numbers and support for a party adamantly opposed to both the NRA and gun owners everywhere...
But then appeared Todd Akin, an engineer with a spotty and unimpressive political record. No sooner had Akin announced than a parade of TV ads appeared accusing him of being the "most conservative candidate", far more so than his rivals. The odd thing was that these were paid for by the Democratic Party. Opposing parties do not usually run ads involving one another's primaries. Yet the Democrats spent something on the order of $1.5 to $2 million on...
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
As much as I hate to dis my beloved Pennsylvania, (and I DO love it,) bob casey was elected because his name was bob casey...and for no other reason,
Preserve Gun Rights, Save Black Lives That was supposed to be C-Span, not C-San.
Gun control language 'assaults' good sense Assault magazines and assault bullets make no sense, IMHO.
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The article is spot on. This happens in Illinois where they’ll run some veteran as if serving in the military alone means something. They’ll run nominally conservative “family” types who love their family and will sacrifice everything you own and hold dear to support their family once elected.
Conservatives have got to be more sophisiticated. We’re too simple minded when it comes to politics. In politics it’s all an illusion. That’s what the ACU is for.
....they put (R) after their candidate's name.
How the Left Dupes Conservative Voters
They believe that COMPROMISE is the glue that holds the government in place.
True leaders and those who have their morals “set in concrete” never compromise their beliefs and morals away.
Leaders lead and do not compromise.
Compromising is a win-lose, lose-win situation. One side gives some and the other side doesn’t give anything. Guess who gives and who gets? That’s right! The Democrats always get while the Republicans always give.
This has happened so long that I have been calling the Republican party the “go along to get along party” since the end of the Regan era.
Now, look where we are at. We are sitting on the edge of the communist cliff and still thinking that compromise will prevent us from falling off.
A rather long and tedious article to say that maybe Karl Rove isn’t so bad and that Akin destroyed Romney. Baloney.
Hardly. Get a lot more coffee. Romney got way more votes than Akin.
The GOP has been getting played like a piano. What's your explanation?
What a pathetic attempt at sophistry. My explanation? Well, part of it is people like you. You seem to like to confuse the issue and attack the writer instead of the argument. You’re pathetic.
Thanks for the ping!
Thanks neverdem. No one hates a conservative candidate more than other self-described conservatives who like some other candidate.
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