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Where to Adjust, Where to Stand Firm

erick24 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:34 AM
The G.O.P. has ignored their base for far too long. The DemocRATS cater to theirs. I am a registered Republican so I can vote for the Conservative in the primaries. I have never been a party loyalist because that might require me to give up my most strongly held values. There appear to be many in the RepublicRAT party that have no core values. They change direction with the wind. How is Mayor "Bloom-burger but no large soda with that" allowed to remain in the party? How is Senator Gr-amnesty who has also waffled on the constitutional right to free speech able to call himself a Republican. The DemocRATS are unflinching on abortion, hounding anyone that does'nt support it out of their party. We ought to do the same with our core values.

The proper path for the Republican party lies somewhere between changing our entire agenda and standing steadfastly on everything. Opinions will differ on the best way forward, as we have seen in the week and a half since the sucker punch of Election Day.

Most conservatives seem to be coping well. We spent a lot of time during the campaign wondering if America as we recognize it would survive a second Obama term. Ever the pragmatists, we now seem committed to doing our part to minimize the damage.

But as we seek to mitigate the harmful effects of...