In response to:

Leadership Jobs Open

Illbay Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:18 PM
I continue to be ambivalent about the fortunes of the Republican party. Look, the candidates I vote for are Republicans, but that's simply because there are no decent Democrats left any longer. So you have the choice between a wide-ranging center-right-to-center-center coalition, the GOP, and a center-left-to-LEFT-LEFT criminal enterprise, the Democrats. To me, the answer isn't to take over the GOP, but rather, to take over the Democrat Party. If there were some way for what we now call "RINOs" to migrate to that party, and wrest it from the hands of the godless Communists that infest it, then we could once again have a choice. Until then, I don't care about the GOP because it doesn't represent me at all.
Panda Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 4:32 PM
You're option for taking over the Democratic Party is impossible. That party is going completely Marxist, as you so rightly point out. Thus, the only answer is to unite everyone who isn't hard left under the GOP brand.

I personally like all the groups on the Right, be they Tea Party, Libertarians, traditional Republicans, Constitutionalists, Christian Right, Log Cabin Republicans, Social Conservatives, Social Moderates--all of them.

Why? Because while they disagree on the outcomes for some issues, THEY ALL SUPPORT ONE CENTRAL VISION: INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, NOT COLLECTIVE CONTROL.

This is the vision we all support on the Right, and it is what can unify us if we let it.
Illbay Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:16 PM
What bothers me, though, is that if we are "all under the GOP brand," then we are ALWAYS going to have to deal with that wondrous "big tent."

The Democrats don't care about diversity of ideas in their party. They are the part of the Left, PERIOD, and that leaves everything from the Center over, to the Republicans. And that further means (since parties are first and last, about the PARTY) that the conservative message will be watered down, as it has been since Reagan left office.

The problem RIGHT NOW with the so-called "fiscal cliff negotiation" is a stark reminder. Boehner and the go-along-to-get-along Bob Michel wing of the party is in the driver's seat, and only quick action by true conservatives has been able to stop him kowtowing...
Illbay Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:18 PM
...to the far-Left Democrat agenda.

The GOP is being played simply because the Democrats don't have to worry about any sort of ideological schism. They care only about raw, naked power, nothing else, and they're quite willing to allow all sorts of un-American cr*p to go on, just to obtain it.
Who wants a fantastic job? Unemployment is high, so there ought to be many candidates. The job is leader of the Republican Party.

As leader, you will be the spokesman for a philosophy of smaller government, more individual liberty, fiscal responsibility, free markets and budget cuts. You will speak up for the traditional family and strong community organizations.

On one hand, you stand for keeping taxes low on the very richest Americans. On the other, you're for cutting programs that are broadly popular. Congratulations. What are you for that Americans support? That's what is so great about this job....