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The Great Conservative Sell-Out
Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2012 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 01/05/2012 5:41:02 AM PST by Kaslin

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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Because if you pull the Republican lever every time no matter what, you're giving the GOP your unquestioning loyalty. They don't care if you like who you're voting for; all they care is that you do vote, and you're giving them exactly what they want.
51 posted on 01/05/2012 5:37:25 PM PST by Cato in PA (Hope and pray for the Santorum surge!)
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Why, then, do so many conservatives say that Romney represents true conservatism?

If you're Ann Coulter 90% of the time you're arguing that you are the true conservative. That's your go-to argument, so it's the one that you'll use even if it doesn't entirely apply in a particular case.

You could say something similar for George Will. That's the argument he started out with, and it's what he'll go with when he's in doubt. Being highly-skilled wordsmiths, they don't have much trouble convincing themselves that they're right.

2008 also has something to do with it. For a lot of pundits that time around, Romney was the conservative alternative to McCain. Having made that committment then, they aren't going to undo it now. Judging by appearances pundits who've already made up their minds aren't likely to change their minds about Romney -- or Gingrich.

Also, the lesson of the Bush years is that nobody's a purist. Nobody electable is going to be the kind of purist that the tea party wants. If you swallowed "compassionate conservatism" you might not strain at Romney. If you didn't, you might feel that you have license to make a similar choice this time.

52 posted on 01/05/2012 5:44:10 PM PST by x
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So am I supposed to ask you who I can vote for? I see no connection between who I vote for and if I will be going to Heaven. However, I do believe that because I am a child of God and a believer in Jesus, I want to please HIM and I think Jesus would never want me to do anything to help Obama or a Dempcrat.


53 posted on 01/05/2012 5:57:05 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Kaslin

Ben Shapiro laying down some science.


54 posted on 01/05/2012 6:03:52 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

I never said you had to ask me who to vote for, and I’m not saying that you’re going to hell if you vote a certain way. It was a poor choice of words; all I’m trying to say is that the GOP establishment least of all deserves the unconditional loyalty you’re giving them.

Everybody has to compromise sometimes. I learned that as soon as I was old enough to vote because I grew up in a blue area of a blue city located in a blue state. But compromise only goes so far before it becomes caving.

If your principles play absolutely no role in deciding whether to support a candidate, that’s a mistake. That is the exact same thought process that John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and the other squishes use in deciding whether to support legislation.

Support Romney if you want. Just remember that Bush squandered his majorities, and Romney is far more liberal than he ever was.


55 posted on 01/05/2012 7:42:20 PM PST by Cato in PA (Hope and pray for the Santorum surge!)
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