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A Love/Hate Relationship With CPAC

GGatty Wrote: Mar 10, 2014 1:43 PM
With all due respect, the idea that better marketing will fix things is part of the problem. At its essence, marketing is the mechanism one uses when trying to sell a product/idea that people don't want or don't need. We live in a time that is flooded 24/7 with marketing for every conceivable thing. As long as politicians who are truly constitutional conservatives attempt to use marketing and all of the other gimmicks that political consultants endorse, their message will fail, because it just becomes part of the constant white noise that everyone exists in. What we need are those who can articulate the constitutional conservative viewpoint when they step outside of prepared speeches and pre-canned answers. That requires people who believe in what they speak of. This is one of the reasons why Ted Cruz does well; he's articulate and well educated in what he believes.
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Who is Richard Greenleaf?

GGatty Wrote: Mar 10, 2014 2:53 AM
Yeah, yeah, we got it the 1st time. You don't like Ted. Thanks for the succinct comments that are so germane to the article.
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Progressive Mission Creep In Your Diet

GGatty Wrote: Mar 06, 2014 2:52 AM
I think you could have stopped at "Progressives won't be happy". Their search for Utopia-through-regulation is never-ending.
While I agree with the last paragraph of that article from Dr. Sowell, I find the rest of that article, as well as this one, to be an inaccurate characterization of the problem with the current batch of Republicans that are called the party's leadership. By the wording of this article, Derek infers feel that progressives only exist in the Democratic party. It's not laziness that prevents the current Republican "leadership" from explaining their positions. It's hard for anyone to convincingly articulate a position they don't hold. The current Republican leadership does not hold to Constitutionally conservative principles. Senator Cruz does hold to those principles and articulates them successfully. We've had decades of progressive Republicans leading the party in roughly the same direction as the Democrats. At what point are we to stop that movement if not now? How intrenched do we want Obamacare and all the rest of the regulatory nightmare being put in place by the current administration to be?
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Cruz Control? Part II

GGatty Wrote: Feb 20, 2014 11:57 AM
It's not laziness that prevents the current Republican "leadership" from explaining their positions. It's hard for anyone to successfully articulate a position they do not hold. The current Republican leadership does not hold to the Constitutionally conservative principles that Senator Cruz articulates. Those golden opportunities are hard to exploit when your difference with the opposing party's viewpoint is one of degree, as opposed to having a polar opposite viewpoint.
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A Bridge Too Far-Fetched

GGatty Wrote: Feb 05, 2014 8:21 PM
Hell hath no fury like a woman disillusioned about a politician?
So it's not his socialist mindset or his unconstitutional actions as president that you focus on. No, it's a stupid, merit-less conspiracy theory that drives you. Seriously?
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Myths to Ditch in 2014

GGatty Wrote: Jan 01, 2014 7:36 PM
Unfortunately, I tend to think that the majority of 'Conservatives' hold that belief intellectually, not practically. I doubt that the 46% of non tax-paying Americans are all far left lunatics. Far too many others are recipients, directly or indirectly, of the pork brought home by their senators and representatives. For our country to head back towards its political roots, we will have to be as tenacious and resolute as the founding fathers with regard to holding the elected officials accountable for their votes and working within the local government and educational communities to get that happening at the lowest level of the country. Sadly, I don't see the average person being that long-sighted or politically engaged. Our society is at the point where that attitude is too demanding and too intrusive for our citizens.
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Disinformation behind Obamacare runs deep

GGatty Wrote: Dec 13, 2013 10:36 AM
While all of Jonah's points are true, I wish he and the rest of those who oppose Obamacare would never fail to mention that Obamacare is designed to fail as a precursor to a single payer government program. The fact that it's a hugely expensive disaster designed to collapse any of the existing private or government-run mechanisms after costing the taxpayer untold amounts of grief and money makes it all the more onerous.
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GOP Men Taught How to Talk to Women

GGatty Wrote: Dec 05, 2013 9:36 PM
Boehner staffers and party aides?! That should work out well...
As if that matters to the left...
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