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Republicans make me angry

April 30, 2009

After this past election you would think that Republicans would have learned that when you put a ‘moderate’ ‘progressive’ Republican up against a Democrat (who are the masters of such things) – you lose. You lose BIG TIME.

I suppose the thought is – if you move close enough to the middle – you’ll entice voters from the other side to come on over, or sway the mind of all those pesky independents. But why would someone vote for liberalism-lite when they can get the full blown version?

And why would a Republican politician want to do such a thing to begin with? They’ve already got a base of voters large enough to get them elected, if they would simply stand for what the people believe in. And by and large, Republicans are conservative people who want our government to simply allow us the freedom to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We don’t need anything else. If you’re a Republican politician who doesn’t believe that, then you’re not really a Republican, are you?

So I suppose my frustration is that, as a party, we’ve strayed so far that we actually believe that we’re moderates and that moderate ‘Republicans’ are the answer. Well I’m not a moderate, and as hard as I might have tried, I can’t get behind one either.

I think the answer to 90% of our problems is moving back to our conservative roots and standing behind leaders who do the same. Those are the people who will represent us.

~T the D

4 Comments leave one →
  1. KurtP permalink
    April 30, 2009 10:39 pm

    You have to remember.
    The second half (or 2/3ds) of America really didn’t get a choice in the primaries, since the Libs and east coast Yankees alreadt drove off anyone who might have had a chance running as a conservative.

    I didn’t even go to the primary polls with a choice of Ron Paul and McCain.

  2. Clay permalink
    May 1, 2009 3:19 pm

    If conservative America wasn’t happy with the candidate, who did they vote for? I’m sure they didn’t vote for Obama. Did they stay home on election day?

    -RazzLee: Fiscal Conservative, Social Liberal.

  3. Blackbeard's Host permalink
    May 2, 2009 4:00 am

    Couldn’t agree with you more, T the D. Republicans becoming more moderate has politically proven to be a proverbial death by a thousand cuts.

    Reagan certainly didn’t find it necessary to appease, apologize, and move to the center.

    As to the election results, it was a terribly close contest, let alone considering that the Republicans ran someone as close to a Democrat as McCain.

    With conservative voting patterns, there’s only a small percentage of conservatives who had to either vote for BHO, or not vote at all, to help tip the scales.

    Factor in things like intimidation (merely one example being Obama’s black clad, beret wearing troops, truncheons in hand, standing guard outside voting stations in Philadelphia), illegal voting (e.g. ACORN registrations, and the dirty shenanigans of Al Franken),
    conservatives too dispirited to be able to vote at all for McCain, or those who actually even voted FOR Obama, hoping that in letting him rule he’d crash and burn the country enough to give rise to another Reagan in 2012.

    God bless you, and America, she surely needs it!

  4. rutherfordl permalink
    May 2, 2009 3:41 pm

    I understand your point about conservatives sticking by their beliefs. The problem is that the Republican party has become so marginalized that what few Republicans are left are so FAR right as to seem wacko. When the nominal leader of your party is Rush Limbaugh and one of your most vocal elected officials is wacko Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, you’ve got serious troubles.

    It isn’t enough for Republicans to resist the urge to go moderate. They need to find an intellectual spokesperson who can lead a movement. You need BOTH ingredients, intellect AND leadership. When I look at Republican “leadership” right now, I’d be surprised if they had GED’s.

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