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The Republicans' Primary Problem

Amused Libertarian Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 11:22 PM
The GOP's primary problem? Its conservative ideology!
Drifter33 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 5:06 AM
I don't care if you're "amused" or not. You are exactly, precisely WRONG.

The problem with the people occupying the "leadership" positions in the GOP is that they have NO convictions--other than remaining in office at all costs.

They don't LEAD, they don't INSPIRE, they don't COMMUNICATE effectively. They "go along to get along" and kowtow to the liberals, all the while seemingly trying to say, "Me, too! I'm everything the democrats are!", apparently in the hopes of being on the right "inside the beltway" cocktail circuit.

They don't realize that their role isn't to be "liked" it's to be "effective".

restoreliberty Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 12:32 AM
Yes because the entire nation going broke due to progressive ideas is working so well.
Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 12:04 AM
Get lost.... why don't you go grovel at Obama's feet or whatever it is you "thrill down the leg" types do when B. Hussein is around.
James____Tx Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 11:43 PM
And how should a libertarian approach conservatives? Not with disdain such as you do. But with an open mind and the knowledge of what conservative values are. Maybe you don't agree with them but it is "their"
values. The only time it becomes a problem is when those conservatives try and mandate those values by law or regulation that it when (liberal or conservative) values become a problem. All I have read from you all day are attacks on conservatives, don't you feel the left is just as much if not more of a threat to liberty.
NullifyNow Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 11:59 PM
Ronald Reagan ( ick) said that libertarianism is the core of conservatism. I believe it is the other way around. This is because without conserving ones political philosophy, one cannot preserve it. Also, the new born baby's first instinct to is take and not give (conserving to preserve its life).

Only after life is preserved is a liberality permissible. Thus conservatism is the core of libertarianism.

Libertarians can be boneheads too.

So, even in biology, conservation is first.
James____Tx Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 12:27 AM
Conservatism in its true form has its roots in Classic Liberalism which is also the root
for most of Libertarian Philosophy (and please note I did not say Politics). Classic Liberal ideas are what led to the founding of this country and to its constitution.

So my question would be, who are the true conservatives?

True they can, but Moshe is NO Libertarian.
NullifyNow Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 11:36 PM
The is no better philosophy for America than conservatism.

Having just lost an election, many Republicans are anxious to remake our party in the image of Democrats. The theory seems to be that whatever we're doing isn't working, so we better change everything.

But in fact, whatever Republicans did in 2012 -- other than an overly long primary fight -- worked amazingly well, given the circumstances.

In a detailed analysis of the 2012 election, William A. Galston, a fellow with the liberal Brookings Institution, makes a number of fascinating observations that Republicans would do well to consider before embracing amnesty, abortion, gay marriage and Beyonce.

In my...