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Governors Take Power as Balance Shifts Inside GOP

Stuart95 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 2:20 PM
Many posts are calling for the GOP to become "more conservative". Can someone tell me what that means? Having "more" of what the GOP has demonstrated in the past two decades is little more palatable to me than more of what the Dems are handing us now. Conservative Big Government is different from liberal Big Government, but by endorsing one of these, you endorse the other's right to impose endless ideological misery on the citizenry. I want a GOP that explains exactly how the federal government is going to do considerably fewer things considerably better, leaving me with more freedom and more opportunity. Force the Dems to defend their doing many more things much more poorly.
Mark1369 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 8:31 AM
What you want is what many of us mean by more conservative because the party "leaders" think they should be democrat lite. We want a leaner smaller gov't that lives within the Constitutional limits - pass amendments like is intended if they want it to change, reduce spending - by not giving money to businesses, freeloaders that choose not to work, organizations like PBS & Planned Parenthood, and defending our borders while keeping our noses out of the world's problems unless we are attacked but don't withdraw from the world but don't act like we are the police for the world.
pastorial Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 1:36 PM
M, small govt was a liberal, democratis Jeffersonian idea

before conservagtives adopted it.
pastorial Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:51 AM
S, no, because there is no agreed upon defintion of conservative.

With Mitt Romney's defeat and the loss of Republican seats in both House and Senate, the balance of power in the GOP has shifted. Republican governors -- the one group that actually increased its numbers on Nov. 6 -- believe they should take a bigger and more influential role in establishing the party's direction.

At their annual meeting in Las Vegas last week, Republican governors were quick to point out that they now preside in 30 states, with a population of about 180 million people. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter sat down to make a little chart and quickly discovered that if...