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The betrayal of conservatives over the last 50 years
September 21, 2012 | techno

Posted on 09/21/2012 9:14:03 PM PDT by techno

Over the past 50 years, conservatives have been abandoned and betrayed by fellow Republicans, folks on our side or the right-wing media and blogosphere and as a result only twice in the past half a century (the two terms of Ronald Reagan) has our side won the ultimate victory. In that light here are the ten most egregious episodes that deserve their own Hall of Shame and which conservatives should not forget whether Mitt Romney wins or loses.

Inherent in each of these episodes should be the basis and foundation for conservatives to throw off forever the yoke of COLONIAL MENTALITY and declaring like the Patriots of 1775 they they are free and autonomous, no longer will behave or bow and scrape like serfs and no longer want to be bound to "the mother country", namely the GOP establishment and its RINO craven representatives in Washington who continue to work against the best interests of conservatives and to thwart conservative initiatives and solutions.

1)Destroying the political career of Sarah Palin and convincing conservatives that Palin's impact on the midterm results was minimal or peripheral and then after the midterm election abandoning Palin on the political battlefield to be assailed by her enemies while accusing her falsely of aiding and abetting murder after the Tucson incident with Gabby Giffords.

2)Conservatives not doing their due diligence on Chief Justice John Roberts or allowing themselves to be hoodwinked by "his credentials" backed up by the Bush White House, who voted to retain Obamacare. Because of the ramification of his deciding vote on the SC this could become the great betrayal of the conservative movement in the history of America.

3) Bush 41 voluntarily abandoning Reagan conservatism and purging conservatives from his administration after he was elected in 1988 (to Reagan's 3rd term) based on the political goodwill built up by Reagan, eventually imho causing the GOP presidential nominee over the last 5 elections to only win the popular vote once. 2012 may be one in six. In essence conservatism has been consigned to the wilderness for a generation due to the actions of Bush 41.

4)Fiscal irresponsibility of the Bush 43 administration and the Republicans in Congress which increased the deficit and national debt making it harder for conservatives to make the case the GOP is the party of fiscal discipline.

5) Enough conservatives betraying their principles and convictions by voting for Mitt Romney in the primaries in 2012 and in turn selling the conservative movement down the river as well, the movement vowing four years earlier not to nominate another moderate like John McCain.

6)Forgetting about or ignoring the conservative legacy of Calvin Coolidge and how great a president he was.

7)Prominent conservatives, Republicans, RINO's ignoring or dismissing the results or lessons of the 2010 midterm election not only helping Obama to win a second term but also weakening the conservative movement during this election cycle to the point that the TPM was not invited to participate in the GOP convention and Sarah Palin was declared persona non grata and now both are on the outside looking in. This is no accident. Conservatives were prevented from leveraging the results of the 2010 election to pursue greater glory.

8)Both John McCain and Mitt Romney going overboard to handle Barack Obama with kid gloves and not being nearly aggressive enough politically in calling him out for his failed socialist policies. Both presidential candidates are loath to thrown the knockout punch.

9)The GOP powers-to-be still 50 years later claiming that Barry Goldwater lost the 1964 presidential election overwhelmingly because he was a conservative and NOT because of the Kennedy assassination and that the nation was still in mourning, benefiting President Johnson.

10)The Republican Party and prominent conservatives not affirming in 2012 or even denying that Ronald Reagan was highly instrumental in bringing an end to the Cold war and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 due to the foreign affairs and national security policies he pursued in the 1980's.

There are probably more episodes but I think you get the idea. Do you know how you can judge whether someone is a rock-ribbed, genuine conservative or not? Ask them what they think of my 10 points and see how many they agree with and how many they disagree with.

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To: Fiji Hill
After Bob Taft's death, Conservative Republicans were basically neutered during the Eisenhower years. Goldwater didn't have enough influence to affect the party philosophy. Plus there was very little policy wise that set apart the two parties.
21 posted on 09/21/2012 11:36:17 PM PDT by princeofdarkness (The Obama Administration is circling the wagons. But the Truth Indians are using flaming arrows.)
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To: Timber Rattler; All




I’m so sick and tired of all the whining and complaining. We need to man-up and take on the dems with the object of WINNING THIS ELECTION. That’s all that matters NOW!! We can deal with other stuff later!!!!!

22 posted on 09/22/2012 12:07:27 AM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: techno

And still we cling to the Republicrat wing of the one party system. Excuse the indelicacies, but Conservatives are treated like the ugly girl at te fraternity party. They load her up with booze, have their way with her and the next morning, gets tossed out with the rest of the garbage.

This is the last election for the Republicrats. If Romney wins, the Republicrats will continue to move leftward, until they are indistinguishable from the Democans. If Romney loses, we will have a dictatorship.

23 posted on 09/22/2012 12:39:46 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: princeofdarkness
"Goldwater didn't have enough influence to affect the party philosophy."

Partly because the backstabbing Rinos Nelson Rockefeller, William Scranton and George Romney (father of you-know-who) ripped into Goldwater continually during the 1964 campaign. A disgusting spectacle that was repeated every election cycle when a conservative was on the ballot, producing Reagan's Eleventh Commandment ("Thou shalt not criticize other Republicans.")

24 posted on 09/22/2012 1:40:07 AM PDT by Liberty Wins (Newt --named after Isaac Newton?)
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To: techno

This list is trivial.

Conservatives have mostly been sold out by other conservatives doing things they called conservative that were nothing but piggybacking their personal preferences onto big government progressivism because it was easier and more reliable than doing it the right way.

25 posted on 09/22/2012 2:43:57 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: mylife

The guy that clearly won the Republican debates did NOT translate into primary wins.
Slanted attacks and ads by 1) Romney 2) Santorum 3) Paul ... In order of severity. Caused voters to question Newts creds. Each of the candidates had drawbacks but in my opinion Newt had the fewest!

Voters couldn’t see thru the hocus pocus of outright lies or half truths and we got what we deserved ...Mitt.

The most decent, polished, and knowlegeable was Newt... try and tell me I’m wrong.

Now we have to wait and see how Romney does in the liberal moderated debares !? (I don’t think Newt would ever have agreed to this kind of slanted debates)

26 posted on 09/22/2012 2:57:54 AM PDT by throwabrick (Christians in the Middle East never have a nice day - the few that are left)
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To: throwabrick

Sorry - liberal moderated debaTes

27 posted on 09/22/2012 3:01:19 AM PDT by throwabrick (Christians in the Middle East never have a nice day - the few that are left)
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To: mylife

“I think Romney has a lot of what Reagan had, but he just doesn’t know how to get the reg’lar guy to believe it or “feel” it.”

Romney is a flat out liberal!!!!

There isn’t a conservative bone in his body.

28 posted on 09/22/2012 3:14:24 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Fiji Hill
Seeing all this happen we decided in 1960 to never have children that would have to live in the aftermath of the total destruction of the US.

I really expected us to be where we are now about 20 years ago but it has been due to conservatives fighting back that has delayed our total demise.

Even Reagan was a big government tax and spend politician, when Governor of CA he doubled government employment and tripled taxes.

He only balanced the budget in his last year by getting withholding tax passed thereby giving the state 2 years taxes in one year, his last.

29 posted on 09/22/2012 3:24:05 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: techno
All of these are good points, but remember that from a historical perspective, Republicans were usually considered the liberal party in many respects. That only really began to change after misfits and freaks began to dominate the Democratic Party in the 1960s. That was when rural conservatives (mainly in the South and West) who previously had identified themselves as Democrats began to migrate to the Republican Party.

The success of the Republican Party in Congress in recent decades isn't as much a success of "conservatism" as it is a change in party affiliation among many voters. The "Republican Revolution" of 1994, for example, was an election in which many conservative Democrats in the House were replaced by Republicans.

30 posted on 09/22/2012 3:27:13 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: mylife

We could start by not charging into battle with the 3rd rail battle du jour.

In this election we should stick to the economy and the budget. Contraception and such are not issues at the moment.
Who is that ahole in Missouri? Akin? He could have held his tongue and made us proud, but NO! He couldn’t keep his powder

I guess we can add a #11

11. Dumping the social conservative base for the votes of liberals and illegal aliens.

Try winning an election without the conservative base

31 posted on 09/22/2012 4:25:32 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Egypt wants to execute me.)
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To: CyberAnt
We can deal with other stuff later!!!!!

Heh...the crooked, corrupt GOP-E thanks you for your continuing support.

And Conservatives wonder why nothing ever changes...posts like this is why.

32 posted on 09/22/2012 4:40:13 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: techno


33 posted on 09/22/2012 5:15:38 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (Expel the Occupy White House squatters !!!)
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To: techno
You have to alter the media, they control the general perception of culture.

Pure and simple....and the left controls it almost completely.

34 posted on 09/22/2012 5:20:38 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: throwabrick

Well we can all agree that we were proud of Newt when he “Newterered” the Liberal debate moderators and the press.

35 posted on 09/22/2012 6:58:30 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: techno

Conservatives have done their part to help betray themselves.

By jumping into bed with the Mitt Romneys of the world, we really say we will fold like a cheap suit despite all our big talk and bravado. It’s no wonder the GOP-E feels it can have its way whenever it wants.

We let them.

36 posted on 09/22/2012 7:04:49 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Tublecane
I think libs have had it in for Coolidge since Sacco and Vanzetti the same way they had it in for Nixon after he defeated democrat congressman Jerry Voorhis in '46.

Every thing my teachers have told me about these two republicans is the first one was a do-nothing failure and second was just plain evil.

37 posted on 09/22/2012 7:25:21 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Hey, even though Romney was not my 1st choice (there were some that I wished and had encouraged to run). And certainley he is no Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Coolidge or Reagan !

But he is way the phuc better than that “transform = tear down” socialist/communist, redistributionist, tele-prompter reading, community organising (Acorn / SEIU) , in bed with every “hate America” fringe-radical group HERE and ABROAD, Chicago UNION thug, muslim axx kissing BUFFOON that A mericans were stupid to elect to the Office of President of The United States !

Lets get Romney ELECTED and as many Conservative Senators, Congressmen, State and Local people as possible !!! And turn back the liberal horde for our childrens and grandchildrens sake.

American Patriots rose to many a crisis in the past - let us not shirk Our Duty NOW! Let it be said of US that we were the generation that turned America back from the brink and back to the principles of Our Founding Fathers. Amen

38 posted on 09/22/2012 9:49:33 AM PDT by throwabrick (Christians in the Middle East never have a nice day - the few that are left)
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To: throwabrick
"Hey, even though Romney was not my 1st choice (there were some that I wished and had encouraged to run). And certainley he is no Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Coolidge or Reagan !"

I've heard this before.


Followed by this.

I rest my case.

39 posted on 09/22/2012 9:53:23 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: techno

Agree- + your #9 re; Goldwater is right on. If Kennedy isn’t killed, Goldwater wins that election. Bay of Pigs, Berlin Wall, Khrushchev embarrassing him in Vienna. He and Johnson weren’t going to be able to “steal” the election as was done vs Nixon in 1060

40 posted on 09/22/2012 11:36:40 AM PDT by capt B
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