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Conservatives, Republicans and Self-Inflicted Wounds

RodT Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 11:44 AM
JMO but the biggest draw to the Republican party, for me, their diversity. You never hear of Democrats fighting among themself, they might do it, but you wont see it as a headline in the media. But the hapless Republicans seem to really enjoy battering any other Republican that does not agree with them on everything. Renaldo had the 80/20 rule, McCain’s is 100 / 0, while Lindsey does what John says. The 2012 POTUS election showed how deep this goes, millions of registered voters stayed home, because their candidate didn’t win the primary. Or they believed the media lies. Democrats don’t do that, they always have some goodie for their voters to cheer for, your money.
Dave M Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 2:54 PM
OK- once again. These people who stayed home are under no obligation of any kind whatsoever to you or the Republican Party to vote for a candidate that won't represent them. Mitt Romney had a record as Governor and it did not match his campaign rhetoric. As a voter there are things I want done and things I want not done. It is the responsibility of the candidate to convince me to vote for him.
Earl29 Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 3:58 PM
Colonialgirl Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 4:10 PM
He was governor in a LIBERAL state with a legislature full of ULTRA liberal democrats; what did you expect.
Dave M Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 5:43 PM
And being elected by liberals in a liberal state and implementing liberal policies is a qualification for a Conservative vote? I think not.
Peter906 Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 12:57 PM
I thought the Clinton - Obama race for the Demo nomination was quite a fight within the Demo Party. What is striking, however, is that Obama appointed Clinton to his cabinet. I think that may be because ideological purity is not an issue for the Dems, whereas Republicans seem caught up on it -- hence this article, hence CPAC excluding Christie & gay Republicans. I don't know where this ideological purity, and its concurrent sense of no compromise, came from, or why they are perceived as an advantage (or a necessity).
John in OK Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 1:03 PM
Frankly, it comes from watching one quasi-conservative after another getting into office and promptly getting into bed with the liberals to continue the ruination of the country!

We NEED people in office who are committed to reducing the size of government, not just slowing the rate of increase. Otherwise, the America we know and love is doomed.
SdAufKla Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 7:20 PM
"What is striking, however, is that Obama appointed Clinton to his cabinet. I think that may be because ideological purity is not an issue for the Dems..."

No even. It was because Obama understands "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer." He emasculated Clinton (Hillary - not Bill, who already lost his...) by putting her in a position where she couldn't pass gas without his approval.
glide Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 7:52 PM
And Obama the Communist is doing his best to see that the United States is doomed.

Circular firing squads are about as helpful as they sound, yet they are something at which some Republicans excel. I do my best to avoid engaging in them. To paraphrase President Reagan, my 80 percent friend is not my 20 percent enemy. But sometimes my 80 percent friends do something 100 percent stupid, and pretending they didn’t could cause more damage than calling them out on it.

Consider Sen. John McCain. Few have honed their circular firing squad skills to the level of the senior Senator from Arizona. McCain fancies himself a lot of things – a conservative, a leader,...