Skip to comments.Conservatives Won't Win Elections by Refusing To Compromise
Posted on 05/28/2014 6:28:32 PM PDT by Kaslin
More discussion on the topic of pragmatism and politics is critical. If conservatives decide to take their marbles and go home rather than fight to the bitter end because they feel their principles have been compromised, they will needlessly subject future generations to untold misery.
Voting for someone who agrees with you 90 percent of the time is far superior to voting for someone who disagrees with you 100 percent of the time. This is exactly what will happen if people refuse to exercise their civic duty and boycott elections because they feel betrayed. Personally, I am not supportive of abortion at all, but I can support people who feel differently if, in the gigantic scheme of things, they can help put an end to the murder of innocent babies. This is especially true of those who are personally inclined to save and protect life.
Perhaps an illustration is in order: Two armies are engaged in a war. Let's call the good army that is trying to defend an entire society the red army and the bad army that is trying to invade and pillage society the blue army. The blue army occupies a superior strategic position and is composed of slightly more troops, putting the red army at a distinct disadvantage. Some in the red army feel that they are right and, therefore, should simply march directly into battle with the blue army because right always wins.
Fortunately, some members of the red army are wise and have a better plan. They send a battalion of troops to the base of the mountain occupied by the blue army to distract them while the vast majority of red troops approach the mountain from the backside. They descend upon the blue army by surprise, completely vanquishing them and winning the war. The decoy red battalion may have sustained some casualties, but in the long run, the war was won, and the entire society was saved.
I hope this illustration is useful in helping some to understand that achieving a critical mass of conservatives and RINOs (Republicans in Name Only, as some call them) in office will ensure that we can get non-activist Supreme Court and federal judges in place who respect the U.S. Constitution. It is essential to achieve a critical mass of individuals in the U.S. House and Senate who can join with a president in upholding the Constitution. These representatives must believe in personal responsibility and creating a business-friendly environment, understand the balance between abundant fossil-fuel development and environmental safety, and yearn to elevate the government-dependent 47 percent rather than make them more dependent. They also must be totally pro-life and believe that the rule of law can undo a host of damaging regulations and restore the value system that made this nation great.
In the long run, with the help of God, we will be in a position to save millions of babies who otherwise would be slaughtered. With this kind of responsible empowerment, energizing a sluggish economy, bringing stability to a leaderless planet and facilitating innovation will not be that difficult. To sit helplessly by and pray for deliverance when the tools to achieve victory are in our hands is not useful. God helps those who help themselves.
Conservatives and those who share their values are the last bastion between freedom and tyranny. If the secular liberals, who are very clever, succeed in dividing us during the next two national elections, America as we know it will be gone. We can stop this, but we must work together. I disagree with those who think it is going to take decades to undo the damage that already has been done. Americans are exceptional and extremely resilient. We cannot allow ourselves to be defined by those who wish to fundamentally change our society.
I am convinced that Americans with common sense will soon regain power. It is essential that we not use the opportunity to exact revenge upon the liberals. Rather, we must govern by the Constitution in a way that is fair for all. It is not reasonable to have favorites and to enforce laws selectively. Most importantly, it is not the place of our government to rule the people; the government must always remember that it is in place to serve the people.
I believe that when people who were being manipulated by the secular liberals, including the media, have an opportunity to see how much better off they are when the proper relationship between the people and the government is restored, they will adopt a different attitude. This will empower them and the entire nation.
Now is the time to rise above partisan politics and recognize the incredible blessings God has bestowed upon our nation. It is time to elevate common sense, decency, honesty and compassion to their proper positions. Rather than simply repeating the words, we must actually achieve "one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
Conservatives won’t win elections by refusing to fight for what’s right.
Should rephrase that as: “Liberals won’t win elections unless....etc”
Do dumbocrats compromise?....Frick no they don’t.
Democrat compromise: We’ll do it exactly our way but we’ll delay it for 6 months.
Republican compromise: Well fight you for 6 months then give up and do it your way.
Compromising from a POSITION OF STRENGTH makes sense. We build the fence, get rid of welfare, education, and health care for Illegals - but maybe save deportations until a later day.
That is how you work from a position of strength. You don’t give the president the ONLY THING he wants, which is AMNESTY, and then hopes he does the things you want, because he won’t, and it wouldn’t even help much if he did, given all the new Democrats that would soon be voting.
We’ll compromise, when it advances our cause - and that’s about it.
Nobody has ever said never to compromise. It’s a typical Washington straw man. What we advocate is not to sellout to the other side. That’s not compromise. It’s surrender.
If conservatives “compromise” on immigration “reform,” conservatives will never have to “compromise” on anything else ever again.
Depends on the compromise and some issues are quite simply off limits.
Compromise with the left is like agreeing to only half a turd in the punch bowl.
Conservatives tend to win elections. They also tend to be pragmatic enough to know when to compromise when they govern. RINOs just surrender. Knowing when to compromise isn’t a conservative problem.
And the moral of the story is . . .
RINOs make good sacrificial lambs. They won’t fight and they stay out in the open. Use them to distract the Libs, and then go in for the kill. . .
I respect Dr. Carson. He’s a good man but this is not the person who should be anywhere near running for elected office. He sounds like another in the long line of “let’s get along to get along” kind of people and that’s not getting us anywhere. We need to flush the entire political process of liberals and RINOS. Dr. Carson, please do not give up being the skilled surgeon you are to run for political office. You will be slimed and destroyed by all sides and frankly you’re way too good a human being to deserve that.
Carson is a brilliant man, but reading this makes it seem as if he only started paying attention to politics since the last election. He doesn’t appear to understand the conservative rage that’s been building for years.
Decades and decades of compromise and grand bargains have brought
this country to the brink.
All I have to say is : BULL sh#T
I need to look at the individual candidate to know what I can accept from him.
There are candidates who aren’t totally in line but that we respect and can grudgingly support, or accept as the best we can do to advance the cause when they are the nominee, but there are also those who disagree on some key issues that we sense are much worse than just their stated positions, people with a hidden agenda, people who are really against us, when I see one of those I won’t vote for him.
conservatives won’t win elections if they keep caving in to the left on core beliefs.
the only way we reverse liberalism is by having them cave in our direction.
enough giving ground.
you want to do this, we did already. it’s called mccain.