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7 Reasons Conservatives Don't Trust the Republican Establishment

Doug5049 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:32 AM
8. The shameful way they treated Ron Paul and his supporters.
Fenna Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:31 AM
Agree with you, even though I am not a Ron Paul supporter, I find myself identifying more and more with the Libertarian view than the mainstream Republican view. I find myself agreeing with more of what Ron Paul said than what Romney said. My only issue with Ron Paul is his radical military views. I am retired military and can agree that we should not be involved in every conflict around the globe but yet I am very concerned about the rise of radical Islam around the globe.
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 12:10 PM
His radical military views concerned me too.

He was a lltle too extreme.
Texas Chris Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 10:01 AM
Get the book Swindled: How the GOP Cheated Ron Paul And Lost Themselves The Election

It will break you heart.
Just as moderates are completely unrepresented in a Democratic Party that's dominated by liberals, movement conservatives often don't feel represented by the Republican Party. At first glance, this seems rather odd since most Republicans in Congress are conservative. However, it's a natural reaction to the Republican establishment that has its hands welded to many of the GOP's levers of power. The Republican Party may be mostly conservative, but there are a multitude of reasons that you can't trust the establishment Republicans as far as you can throw them.

1) They have supreme confidence without supreme competence. Conservative talk show hosts, columnists,...