Skip to comments.What Makes a Republican - a REPUBLICAN?
Posted on 03/12/2002 11:34:12 PM PST by ThePythonicCow
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The Republic base includes conservatives and fly over country. The Democratic base includes the radical left, Unions and inner city down trodden.
The Democratic base would, if given a chance, push us toward a Communist Totalitarian central government. The Republic base would, if given a chance, reduce the role of the federal government in domestic affairs. Neither party can long afford to appear in public as their most energetic base supporters would like them to appear. Both parties must keep the support of their base with somewhat symbolic gestures, designed to appeal to the base while not offending the great middle.
Part of Bush's skill is in making the largely symbolic gestures that will take away the issues that the other side could make hay with. These moves, such as signing an Education Bill without vouchers (as if any other sort of Bill had a chance in hell this year) or not denouncing Campaign Finance Reform or being soft on illegal immigrants, carry a risk -- of pissing off the base and not being so symbolic afterall. But they also carry an upside -- of weakening the radical left and establishing a Republican majority in the Senate, which would allow for a more conservative direction and in particular for some good Judges. If Bush wins the War on Terrorism and seats a few good Supreme Court judges over the next 7 years, then he's a success in my book.
There is your key. The fact is we need a more conservative government. How do you make it more conservative? The obvious answer is you make it less liberal. How do you make it less liberal? Vote out the Democrats. After you get the worst of the socialist lot of the Democrats replaced, then you can make it more conservative yet, by eliminating the worst of the lott of the Republicans. May sound dumb, but it's the only way. In other words, you're gonna have to make government a whole lot more Republican before you can make it conservative.
Pun, or Freudian fat-finger?
Yes but many think that wining is a bad thing and are more angry at the GOP than the Democrats. Conservatives are famous for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
Honestly, many of these people may as well be Democrats.
I mean, for all practical intents and purposes they are selling us down the river.
I think the only way to win government is through the media.
Put enough pressure on any of these serpents and they will bend your way.
For starters here's a fairly complete list [right hand margin]
And Jim Robinson knows it well. For he is part of the media. Many of us freepers used to turn into the Nightly News on the major networks for news. Now we logon to this site.
Thanks, Jim. The news babes may be better looking than you, but this site sure gives better news.
Because few Republicans have the capability to refute leftist arguments...
Slowly.. I mean, our idea sells (and completely unvarnished) in any form you can name..
It sells on TV (Mr. O) It sells on radio (Rush) It sells in book form (Bias)
In my opinion, we just need more of it..
We need to funnel support in this direction.. We have a brand new product that's hundreds of years old, and people can't wait to buy..
We need our own medium.
I disagree. I think he's right on the money. There isn't much left of the above statement today. I find it very depressing.
If you were in the liberal base, rather than the conservative base, you would be complaining that the unwashed masses couldn't spin and demagod the VWRC arguments, rather than complaining they couldn't refute them.
That is, the more serious minded conservatives have principles and guiding concepts. The more rabid liberals have bitterness and guiding lust for power.
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