Skip to comments.Conservatives: GOP needs to stand on principle
Posted on 03/06/2014 10:25:29 AM PST by Olog-hai
Republican leaders implored conservatives to offer stark contrast to President Barack Obamas policies and stand firm on principles as a way to win back Senate control in the fall elections and prepare for the 2016 presidential campaign.
Thursday marked the first day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brought together prospective White House candidates, conservative opinion leaders and tea party activists from coast to coast. As the party faces a tug-of-war for the soul of the GOP, Republicans made the case that the party must unite and offer a different path in the midterm elections.
You win elections by standing for principle and inspiring people that there is a better tomorrow, said Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, among a group of potential 2016 presidential hopefuls appearing at the conference.
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and that means no to mcqueeg and his mini-me.
All well and good, but I despair that issues and policy debates will not matter much in future elections. Rather, it increasingly appears that it might all come down to numbers; the RATS have cobbled together a coalition of disparate interest groups who have their hands out for the few crumbs which their elite betters dispense to them - - and all they need do in return is to vote RAT.
Conservative principles or GOP principles? Because the latter principles are basically “Get re-elected however you can”.