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Right on cue, Conservatism being blamed, not moderates

Posted on 11/07/2012 7:38:44 AM PST by cotton1706

Listening to Boortz, who is railing against conservatives.

Oh, if only the Republican Party had nominated a moderate! Then, they might have won!!

Oh, wait, two elections in a row, a nice, huggy, lovey, let's all just get along moderate has been nominated and summarily defeated.

Gerald Ford, G.H.W. Bush (92), Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney. Losers all. And who's next? Jeb Bush? Chris Christie? Or some other worthless moderate retread?


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1 posted on 11/07/2012 7:38:48 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Let’s look at the last three elections.

In 2008, the Republicans ran a RINO who would not press any big issues. The only traction he got was from his VP candidate. They lost solidly.

In 2010, the Republicans ran as solid conservatives and won one of the biggest victories the party has ever had. They gained over 700 seats nationwide. So what did they do next?

In 2012, they went back to the inoffensive RINO Etch A Sketch with no fixed principles and they got trounced every bit as badly as in 2008.

So whose fault is it? Why, conservatives, obviously.

The Republican Party has a virtually infinite capacity for learning the wrong lesson. it is time to put this pathetic excuse for a party out of its misery.


2 posted on 11/07/2012 7:40:17 AM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: cotton1706
And who's next?

Probably Fatso.

3 posted on 11/07/2012 7:41:35 AM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: cotton1706

Mr. Boortz, I would tell you to go Hell, but since we are already there, it doesnt even matter.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 7:41:51 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: TBP

Being conservative isn’t enough, you have to be politically savvy as well, and that means knowing how to sugar coat the message in a way that won’t offend people, it’s walking a tight rope to be sure, but it can be done....but there are precious few politicians that are capable of doing it.


5 posted on 11/07/2012 7:42:20 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: cotton1706
F the GOP. They did this to us.

Party over principle right here on good old FR needs to be replaced by full beast mode conservatism.

Conservatism is our last best hope.

6 posted on 11/07/2012 7:42:20 AM PST by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: cotton1706

Moderates don’t inspire. Conservatives do. The left shifts right in the general elections and pretends to be pro-american fiscal conservatives, and our moderates can’t win because there is no daylight between the options. It proves to be true every time.

Here in Florida, Nelson somehow became a man of the people and no one hung his leftist DC record around his neck. Of course, the state bought Obama’s liberal record for four more years, so maybe it didn’t make a difference. What a collapse from two years ago.


7 posted on 11/07/2012 7:42:30 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: cotton1706

And frankly, it’s going to take this country hitting rock bottom before they’ll be ready to listen to the conservative message....and with a media that would be the envy of Josef Goebbels, people won’t even know it’s hit rock bottom until it’s too late.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 7:44:33 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: TBP
Chris Christie!? NEVER. I never liked that obese RINO, and his aiding and abetting of the enemy last week was the last straw.

Block Christie and all like him.

I think Rubio may be a good choice for 2016, but I confess I do not know a huge lot about him.

9 posted on 11/07/2012 7:46:52 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt)
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To: cotton1706

He’s so right that I knew not to even tune in to him this morning.
We get soft “go-along to get along” candidates (McCain/Romney etc)...while libs push hard and get in everyone’s faces (+ lie, cheat and media backing) and we get Mr Rogers.
Boortz has money-—he can leave. The rest of us will sit here and watch for our next presidential “hero” to float to the top like a noodle.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 7:51:09 AM PST by two23
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To: cotton1706

Brit Hume was already starting at 8 o’clock last night claiming that Romney had been too restricted by us filthy socons.

The “moderates” are happily pointing to a couple of tea party losses so they can declare that they were right. (Never mind the fact that they gleefully kept them wounded and likely voted democrat to prove their point) In reality the tea party took new seats last night and held a great many more seats.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 7:54:24 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cotton1706

Reading my Facebook and Twitter feeds this morning, it most people think gay marriage, legal pot, and free abortion and birth control were the most pressing issues for the federal govenment.

Maybe the best course of action for the next 4 years is to channel my adolescence, find a dealer, and smoke pot everyday so it goes by quickly in a blur.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 7:55:29 AM PST by wolfman23601
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Lindsey Graham/Olympia Snowe 2016!!

Why reach across the aisle when you can just take up residence there? Keep sending your money into the GOP. Next time for sure!


13 posted on 11/07/2012 7:57:03 AM PST by Hayride
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

As if there will be enough pro-conservative votes to, actually, counter whatever the left does, between now and four years from now! You are living an “optimistic fantasy”! The GOP is dead, and U.S. conservatism is dying! It’s over for everything non-leftist, until and unless there’s a total collapse of “everything leftist”, in the U.S. and worldwide! Prove me wrong, please!


14 posted on 11/07/2012 7:57:10 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: cotton1706

Moderates walk on both sides of the yellow line; they stand for nothing! They want to hug the enemy on the other side of the aisle and engage in bi-partisanship with the weasels.

I hate the Republicrat Party. It should no longer exist. I am a right-wing conservative and there’s no place in the party of accommodation.


15 posted on 11/07/2012 8:00:39 AM PST by IbJensen ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 1)
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To: dfwgator

Politically savvy PLUS with a spine of steel and constitutional principles which do not bend with the wind.


16 posted on 11/07/2012 8:08:47 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: cripplecreek

While I wish that Akin and Mourdock had been more politically sensible, I shed no tears that Richard Lugar was defeated. And I’m glad that Olympia Snowe is gone. And I did nothing at all to help Scott Brown yesterday. I left his office blank on my ballot.

Brown made the proud claim that he was the second most bipartisan senator (Snowe being the first). That made him literally the republican senator second most likely to vote with the democrats. Well what was the point in voting for him? Or anyone like him? Because he might throw me a bone once in a while on some minor issue that’ll get defeated on the floor? Try fooling someone else.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 8:08:54 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

ideology isn’t as important as backbone. Heckuva a campaign, but they never defended/countered “Bush policies caused the meltdown” or “Let detroit go bankrupt” which were the lies that propped up O’s ebtire campaign. At some point in time you have to make an unpopular argument.


18 posted on 11/07/2012 8:21:32 AM PST by Homer1
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To: cotton1706

You nailed it; none of which except possibly GW did the voters choose.


19 posted on 11/07/2012 8:49:00 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
I don't disagree. I don't believe the GOP will win another presidential election.

But we have to die trying.

20 posted on 11/07/2012 8:54:03 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt)
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To: cotton1706

Liberals, humanists, are liars no matter if they call themselves Republican or Demonrat.


21 posted on 11/07/2012 9:07:31 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: cotton1706

You are right my friend. Boortz is dead to me now. May he quickly retire and rot in hell....


22 posted on 11/07/2012 10:34:23 AM PST by ohioman
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To: cotton1706
That is why conservatives need to leave the GOP for good.

We never are credited for it's sucesses but are always blamed for it's losses.

23 posted on 11/07/2012 11:10:00 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
No, we have to let the GOP go, like the Whigs went.

It is a Party that stands for nothing but getting elected.

It is the 'management' Party and no one is going to get excited about 'managing' the welfare State better then the other guy.

24 posted on 11/07/2012 11:12:58 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: cripplecreek
Brit Hume was already starting at 8 o’clock last night claiming that Romney had been too restricted by us filthy socons.
In other words, quit opposing abortion, gay marriage, and illegal immigration.

As if supporters of those issues would EVER vote Republican.

25 posted on 11/07/2012 11:19:40 AM PST by Bratch
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
As if there will be enough pro-conservative votes to, actually, counter whatever the left does, between now and four years from now! You are living an “optimistic fantasy”! The GOP is dead, and U.S. conservatism is dying! It’s over for everything non-leftist, until and unless there’s a total collapse of “everything leftist”, in the U.S. and worldwide! Prove me wrong, please!

And yet, just 2 years ago, there were enough conservative votes to decisively take the House (with enough of a margin to retain it after this fiasco) and make a legitimate run at taking the Senate (which would have required a staggering +11 margin).

Today sucks. I get that.

But 2 years in politics is a long time. You fight one election at a time.

Romney lost light night because he failed to do as well as McCain -- let that sink in. Obama shed over 10% of his own 2008 total, so Romney would have won if he had merely retained all of the McCain votes. The people who stayed home -- rather than vote for someone who could pass for a mainstream Democrat less than 30 years ago -- were the margin of defeat, not some insurmountable horde of freeloaders.

26 posted on 11/07/2012 11:21:13 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: cripplecreek
Of course, when they are not busy blaming the fiscal conservatives, it has to be the fault of the social conservatives. Frack you Brit Hume. And frack you Dick Morris, Sean Hannity, and Matt Drudge, for carrying water for a self important dick like Romney.
27 posted on 11/07/2012 3:02:26 PM PST by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: kevkrom

In two years, MANY illegal immigrants will be added to the total voter rolls. In two years many criminals will be added to the total voter rolls. In two years, new federal judge appointments will be pro-leftist! In two years, Islam will rule the U.S. In two years, Free Republic may not exist!... You have no idea how bad it’s, really, going to get for everybody, very soon.


28 posted on 11/07/2012 3:36:41 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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