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An Overdue Book

Jim1912 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 12:10 PM
Republicans needs more than a book. They need a candidate that can accurately point out the differences between conservatives and liberals. They need to point out the difference between RINOs and true conservatives. Republicans need a conservative pit bull to explain conservatism. The RINOs who run the party have ridiculed and quashed the voices of Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman. Mealy mouthed Karl Rove is one of he chief perpetrators. Anyone who capitulates to the democraps and says we need to be more like them should be tarred and feathered. We need a Republican conservative version of Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz. Stop throwing the likes of Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin for a slip of the tongue. The democraps don't do that.
hjismsm105 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 12:37 PM
Jim, I do agree with your point that we need a more aggressive candidate. But I also place a lot more blame on his advisers and campaign staff for not advising the latest whole group of conservative candidates about how to use common sense logic to reach the public. Seems that none of them have enough common sense to clearly explain the policies. Also, of course, is the fact that most Democrat voters don't care or know about the economy or policies, they just wanted to vote for 'the one'.
Corbett_ Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 12:21 PM
The GOP had a candidate who epitomized what the GOP says it supports, but the party rejected him because he did not support the warfare state.

Let's face it, most Republicans want big government just as much as Democrats do. They just wnat the GOP to be in charge of it.
JustMC Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 12:18 PM
Jim, I think you have a very valid point, but you stop one step too short. The Republicans need more than " a candidate that can accurately point out the differences between conservatives and liberals" and more than to "point out the difference between RINOs and true conservatives."

They need a LOT more true conservatives. So long as the GOP is the second (and less-well-marketed) party of big government, ANYONE lobbying for the GOP is fairly easily exposed as a fool or a charlatan. If the GOP actually stood for limited, Constitutional government, the pitch would then have a CHANCE of being bought by the masses, if the right messenger (for whom you and I both long) arrived. Until then, the best anyone can do is to operate OUTSIDE..
JustMC Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 12:20 PM
...the party, or to operate from within the party in a very contrarian way.

This HAS been done, but until more of the grassroots public rises up to support the GOP house-cleaners, they are unlikely to win primaries in the party.
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