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7 Reasons Conservatives Don't Trust the Republican Establishment

Jules65 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 7:41 AM
100% right on. There is no salvation in the Repug establishment wing of the party. They are no longer the party of principles. Just what is convenient for the moment to get them re-elected and keep the phony titles and perks of being in D.C. They have nothing in common with the conservatives in the rest of the nation. Its best if the "leaders" of this current sham of a Repug party do us all a favor and walk out in front of fast moving train. Along with being disgusted by the sight of the "O", and all his satanic minions, the "leaders" of the Repug establishment party are regularly vilified in my house for their failure to do anything which benefits the people of this nation.
Cal18 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 8:44 AM
And yet we can't win elections without them and unless we win elections, we can't influence policy. So while I agree the establishment doesn't represent us, what's your solution to win elections? Just stand on principle and let Democrats win every election? It's a tough issue and just complaining about what's wrong won't solve it.
Just as moderates are completely unrepresented in a Democratic Party that's dominated by liberals, movement conservatives often don't feel represented by the Republican Party. At first glance, this seems rather odd since most Republicans in Congress are conservative. However, it's a natural reaction to the Republican establishment that has its hands welded to many of the GOP's levers of power. The Republican Party may be mostly conservative, but there are a multitude of reasons that you can't trust the establishment Republicans as far as you can throw them.

1) They have supreme confidence without supreme competence. Conservative talk show hosts, columnists,...