Per that explanation, I wholeheartedly agree with you.
Rand is good on some issues. I appreciate his stance on them.
Lets face it, there are some lost causes. Recognizing that, raising them at a critical moment in a process, doesn’t really help much.
It serves to make you look like a kook, and it can actually harm your side.
Do I want to see fiscal conservancy? Yes I do. That being said, I think there’s only so much you can do.
I am hopeful that Trump has something in mind that we will be very happy about later on.
I’ve spent at least 50 years supporting fiscal conservancy. I’m not about to toss in the towel now. I’m just willing to let Trump have some room to maneuver.
If he sells us out, he does. There’s nobody else on the horizon that I know of that has the leadership skills and the close proximity to our views.
Either Trump satisfies us in this area or he doesn’t. I won’t be very happy about it if he doesn’t. I do have to face the fact that nobody else is going to either.
Not wanting to beat a dead horse, but one must ask oneself why Boehner and Ryan have done this year after year. The result is that they put real conservatives in a bad light. Rand Paul and Justin Amash (and the House FC), who are both reasonable and good on EVERY issue that I can think of, have refused to go along with the charade without alerting the American people. So let’s be clear: the shutdown and threats of it, especially over military spending, are absolute charades...canards...deceptions. You of all people, having spent 50 years supporting conservative causes (as you say) should be well aware of this. It has been talked about by the House FC for YEARS. Attacking Rand or the House FC for doing their job, while not highlighting the deception, is incomprehensible to me. Anyone who actively posts in this forum should be educating fellow conservatives!!