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Time to Grow Up, GOP

martian Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 10:36 AM
"It's not that the GOP isn't conservative enough" Yes it is. The GOP has been taken over by the RINOs who are actually worse than the Rockefeller Republicans because they have no principles. They go along to get along with the Demonrats and cave at every opportunity. Not only are they not conservative, they aren't ANYTHING. They're professional politicians whose only creed is getting re-elected. Nothing else matters in their world.
Hantayo Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:22 AM
I think rather than they are Rockefeller Republicans, that they are in office too long and not strong enough to lead in the positions they occupy. They came in office in days when most voters were asleep at the wheel in the middle of the road, and now that the Left has forced polarization and energized the Right, they are not up to the job and are hanging on with failing fingernails to a bar that's higher than they belong.
Robert 206 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 10:40 AM
The RINOs just enjoy the warm water in the pot the Democrats gave them, until the water starts boiling...

It's hard for a lot of people, particularly on the right, to recognize that the conservative movement's problems are mostly problems of success. The Republican Party's problems are much more recognizable as the problems of failure, including the failure to recognize the limits of that movement's success.

American conservatism began as a kind of intellectual hobbyist's group with little hope of changing the broader society. Albert Jay Nock, the cape-wearing libertarian intellectual -- he called himself a "philosophical anarchist" -- who inspired a very young William F. Buckley Jr., argued that political change was impossible because the masses were rubes,...