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Conservatives, Republicans and Self-Inflicted Wounds

gcovington Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 3:55 AM
Yes but it's Romney's fault for not during them and not actually hiring people that would help him win. Personally I think Romney like McCain got paid to take a dive. I mean does anyone really believe for a second that Obama won all 14 counties in Ohio and not one person in those counties didn't vote for Romney? And then neither Romney or Ryan came out and ask for a recount or to have those counties machines looked at. That had dirty written all over it. They were wondering what took Romney so long to concede it was probably because Romney was having trouble taking his pay off and having to come out and tell us he lost in a unfair election with a straight face.

Circular firing squads are about as helpful as they sound, yet they are something at which some Republicans excel. I do my best to avoid engaging in them. To paraphrase President Reagan, my 80 percent friend is not my 20 percent enemy. But sometimes my 80 percent friends do something 100 percent stupid, and pretending they didn’t could cause more damage than calling them out on it.

Consider Sen. John McCain. Few have honed their circular firing squad skills to the level of the senior Senator from Arizona. McCain fancies himself a lot of things – a conservative, a leader,...