Skip to comments.Moderate Republicans need to defend ideals (revealing piece)
Posted on 07/02/2014 5:37:28 AM PDT by cotton1706
I have fond memories of my internship on Capitol Hill last summer, many of which have broadened my understanding of the political culture brewing in Washington. As I mentioned already in the Daily, I had the privilege of meeting Bill Nye, Francis Collins and other well-known faces.
It would be difficult, though, for me to place those delightful occasions ahead of the durable friendships I built during that time. These friendships crossed party lines and I found that we could have thoughtful discussions from across the aisle, absent the scant and cheap points typical of the comments section of any newspaper.
I remember frequently declining invitations to a round of drinks after work in order to spend extra time discussing policy in a Republican office with my Republican friends. A byproduct of those conversations was the subtle realization that there is still a great deal of reason found in the Republican Party, despite the festoon of superstition, ignorance and imprecision adorned by its tea party compatriots.
Safeguarding that reason is of utmost importance to the identity of the Republican Party. Where once the tea party was an asset to the GOP, it has now become a liability.
Despite taking some recent blows, the tea party movement continues to challenge establishment
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“Moderate” republicans don’t have any ideals.
There, fixed it.
“Moderate republicans dont have any ideals.”
Oh, but they do! They just “happen” to be the same ideals as the democrats.
Youth of college-age are probably allowed to be callow and crass to the level seen in this article. Perhaps when he has a job and sees the difference between “gross” and “net”, he’ll begin to understand the nature of the leviathan known as government.
Another pimp of the election industry who does not understand that COMPROMISE to a LIBERAL or a DEMOCRAP means accepting their position on everything. If anyone fails to that they are branded as Right Wing Extremists or Racist or Homophobe or the current BRANDING LABEL!
Well, maybe one - conflict avoidance. "Can't we all just get along?"
Moderate Republicans do nothing more than rubber stamp Democratic Party policies and ideas. These knucklehead centrists in the GOP just don’t get it. They think the Democrats want to find common ground with them but they don’t. That party has a whole different mindset and has an agenda none of us want. Being nice and giving in to the left only emboldens them to chart their radical course even more. Why can’t these idiots in the GOPe see that? What a waste of time. We all know the answer and that is the GOPe and the Democratic Party are one in the same.
So what he’s saying is- support moderates we stand for nothing and when leftists tell us what the center is we will accommodate them even if its unConstitutional.
Know of people like that, they stand by and do nothing as children are abused. More evil than the abuser cause they don’t want anyone to not like them so they do nothing.
Statist Republicans can easily find common ground with other statists, because they aren’t arguing about whether to put dog crap in the ice cream, but rather about how much to stir in.
People who refuse to eat dog crap understand that any compromise on the subject is a total loss.
“If you visit teaparty.org, give yourself the amusement in reading the poorly structured and comical About Us page. “
One must assume that Michael Glawe is one of those faux elitist Marxist A-holes.....typical of modern day Dimocraps.
I am reminded of an eloquent quote by Karl Marx: Criticism has plucked the imaginary flowers on the chain not in order that man shall continue to bear that chain without fantasy or consolation, but so that he shall throw off the chain and cull the living flower.
Absurdly, the propositions put forth by the religious gain robustness when backed by a quote from the Bible. Again, this is allowed by somewhat of a social acceptance. Closer scrutiny reveals what were asked to believe, and the concluded logic perceived by many opposed is, Indeed, what I say is true for it was written in the Bible, and the Bible is true because I say it is true. In the spirit of the Socratic method, I find this to be a contemptible position and unworthy of public discourse.
Indeed, it is arrogant to claim superiority in the realm of truth, and it is a betrayal of the mind to blindly accept the poisoned chalice offered. Lets instead replace the preachers at the free speech zone with Socratic warriors. Wielding our reason, we may march forth to mount the scaffold and advance to the muzzles of guns with perfect nonchalance.
By Michael Glawe, email@example.com | Posted 9 months ago
Ever notice how it’s ALWAYS the GOP who needs to be “moderate”??? Do we ever here these journaltwits calling for “moderate Democrats”??
“...The Republicans who are worthy of respect are those who arent afraid of evidence that could usurp their positions and are willing to find a middle ground, if even for small victories....”
The Republicans who are worthy of respect are those actually STAND UP for Republican ideals and fight democrat Marxism. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, LtC Alan West, Sarah Palin, Trey Gowdy, Louie Gohmert... they’re the ones who deserve respect.
The only thing that standing in “Middle ground” does is get you run over by one side or the other.
Moderate = spineless traitor who will compromise your rights away.
“... As we witnessed in Cantors defeat, duty to the party supersedes compromise. ...”
Cantor was defeated BECAUSE he went “moderate” and was willing to compromise our security and national sovereignty away with his shilling for amnesty.
“The Peasants Are Revolting” - oh my dear Muffie, whatever shall we do?
So now the elitist RINO’s are calling the Tea Party elitist? What breathtaking arrogance. These RINO’s are going down. They know their days are numbered and they can’t stand it.
I read the whole thing, and didn’t see the ideals. “Me too, just not quite so much as the Democrats” isn’t much of an ideal.
If this idiot is a ‘moderate’ then give me extremism!
When someone is willing to compromise principles, that person has no principles to begin with. One doesn’t compromise with evil and liberalism is evil.
an accepted or professed rule of action or conduct: a person of good moral principles.
a fundamental, primary, or general law or truth from which others are derived: the principles of modern physics.
a fundamental doctrine or tenet; a distinctive ruling opinion: the principles of the Stoics.
principles, a personal or specific basis of conduct or management: to adhere to one’s principles; a kindergarten run on modern principles.
guiding sense of the requirements and obligations of right conduct: a person of principle.