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Time for Introspection, but Not Surrender

jimmylynn Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 1:36 AM
David, Let me say this to you. If John Boehner starts with the “we must compromise” bull_shitt and gives in to Democrats....I may not vote Republican again. I am sick and tired of one-sided compromise. I am fed up with conservatives giving ground to the liberal ideology and letting them use our U.S. treasure to finance our own destruction. There is more than one compromise that liberals seek. They want us to compromise our conservatism. If it takes grid-lock, then that's the way it should be. If it takes a total collapse of the U.S. Dollar and another great depression to rid us of the locust....bring it on.
jimmylynn Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 1:50 AM
I know that sounds radical and maybe it is. I would suffer just as the rest of America because I'm not insulated by accumulated wealth. I have to weigh the alternatives. Do I want to live and have my offspring live in a country where idiocy rules? Do I want to live in a society where the government controls my speech, my thoughts, and even my religious practices? Everything you do, say, or think determines your taxability. Where winners and losers are chosen by a government that rewards those of like ideology and monetary patronage. Do I want to live where only those that are in favor with the governmet's union arm can work? What are the alteratives unless our conservative leaders .....lead.
Panda Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 5:21 AM
Jimmy, Boehner isn't the issue. Either he compromises and loses his already divided base, or he stands firm and gets killed by the press and the 2014 electorate.

I've never been a fan of Boehner, but the fact is, he's leading 1/2 of 1/3 of the Federal Government at a time when the nation has overwhelmingly endorsed his opposition--oh, and even his own army behind him is completely divided.

This is the worst position EVER for a House leader; the ultimate lose-lose.

The answer, Jimmy, IS US. WE must act quickly to unite and change the electorate. It can be done, but we must stop attacking each other as "Moderate Compromisers" and "Ultra-Conservative Loons."

WE MUST UNITE--THEN WE CAN WORRY ABOUT WHAT BOEHNER DOES.
Panda Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 5:21 AM
Jimmy, Boehner isn't the issue. Either he compromises and loses his already divided base, or he stands firm and gets killed by the press and the 2014 electorate.

I've never been a fan of Boehner, but the fact is, he's leading 1/2 of 1/3 of the Federal Government at a time when the nation has overwhelmingly endorsed his opposition--oh, and even his own army behind him is completely divided.

This is the worst position EVER for a House leader; the ultimate lose-lose.

The answer, Jimmy, IS US. WE must act quickly to unite and change the electorate. It can be done, but we must stop attacking each other as "Moderate Compromisers" and "Ultra-Conservative Loons."

WE MUST UNITE--THEN WE CAN WORRY ABOUT WHAT BOEHNER DOES.

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I received an email from a brilliant conservative friend who wonders whether Republicans can ever win another election and thus whether the nation is forever lost. I ran into a college student at church the Sunday before the election, and despite his strong conservatism and high intelligence, he admitted confusion about the candidates' respective positions after the presidential debates.

My first reaction after...