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7 Reasons Conservatives Don't Trust the Republican Establishment

Frank130 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:13 AM
"7 Reasons Conservatives Don't Trust the Republican Establishment" -I can think of more than these 7 reasons, but your overall point is correct: Conservatives don't trust the Republican Establishment. Thus the next point: What do Conservatives want to do about it? I see only 2 options: Reform the GOP from within or mass migrate to a 3rd Party (there's the Libertarian Party, but they are usually pro-abortion, the Constitution Party, but they are very small, or start a new 3rd Party from scratch). Because I'm pro-life, I'd opt for either the Constitution Party or a new 3rd Party. For now, I'm remaining a Registered Republican looking to reform the Party from within, but I'm not optimistic.
Barbara1247 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 4:34 PM
Or you could vote Libertarian while trying to persuade others that abortion is wrong. I read somewhere that a majority in the US now thinks that abortion is wrong (at least in some instances), but most don't want to make it illegal. It possible that applying societal pressure against abortion might be more acceptable to voters than criminalization.
Frank130 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 2:49 PM
You need to have a very thick skin if you vote Libertarian while trying to convince other Libertarians that abortion is wrong. I've tried to argue that point on-line multiple times and always get pounced on by Libertarians & often called unflattering names. I know Ron Paul is deep down pro-life, although he officially considers it a State issue & not a Federal issue. I would go along with making it a State issue, then work in my State for it to be pro-life.
Corbett_ Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:49 AM

People have been trying to reform the GOP since AuH2O. That is fifty years. How well has that worked?

We need to get behind the Constitution Party. It is small, but its candidates appear on the ballot in most states.
Frank130 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:56 AM
Hey, I'm with you! I was a registered Constitution Party member in FL & switched back to the GOP only to vote AGAINST Romney in the Primary. I would love to see a mass migration of fiscally & socially conservative Republicans move over to the Constitution Party. I honestly believe that is our best option... but I don't think it will happen :(
Corbett_ Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 12:01 PM
I have voted Constitution Party in the last two election. I registered GOP to vote for Ron Paul. Unless Rand is running next time (assuming there is a next time), I doubt I will remain even "officially" a Republican.
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,...