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Nice Losers

Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 3:27 PM
There are a number of reasons they cannot articulate a coherent message. One: as a poster on HotAir so eloquently put it: The Left is at war with the Right, and the Right thinks it's having apolitical discussion. The Republicans, by and large seem clueless as to the nature of the paradigm shift that has taken place, not only in America but in the West as well, since the late 60's. They seem to think they are operating with a sincere but different viewpoint. They seem to think that if they're not drowning, the ship isn't sinking. Secondly, and consequently, they do not seem to understand, as neither do so many conservatives on these threads, where conservatism is derived from and what it is built on. They think it's a political philosop
Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 3:30 PM
philosophy instead of a worldview; a means of interpreting reality.

As long as conservatives refuse to acknowledge their Biblical heritage and fight and argue from that place, they will continue to lose offices and influence.

But it's not just the politicians who are to blame, the voting Republican people are equally as ignorant of their heritage. Ask the average Republican to defend his political philosophy and, beyond stating what he is for or against, he will be stumped as to why it is the right view.

Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment-- nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have.

The list of Republican presidential candidates like this goes back at least as far as 1948, when Thomas E. Dewey ran against President Harry Truman. Dewey spoke in lofty generalities while Truman spoke in hard-hitting specifics. Since then, there have been many re-runs of this same scenario, featuring losing Republican presidential candidates John McCain, Bob Dole, Gerald Ford and, when he ran...