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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Why conservatives are in trouble

Here's this week's WND column entitled Why Conservatives Are in Trouble.


Unlike last weekend's wishy-washy response, this columns seems to have caught fire in terms of comments.

15 comments:

  1. Nice article. You are correct in your observations. You nailed the high points without getting bogged down in the minutiae of blame and self righteousness. Sadly, the comment barkers have already dragged it there. Taking themselves exactly where warned not to go. Right back to square one.

    One would never say - "To heck with this country. The politicians have screwed it up, so I'm going to start my own." Yet they will say that about their political party. They would rather ride a shiny new bicycle of their very own into battle, rather than a tank because they have to share the cockpit with someone who has b.o.

    We win the war one battle at a time, people. Hold the line!

    Tim

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    1. If we had a 'like' feature I'd like this comment times a zillion.

      Someone somewhere is very fortunate to have you for a neighbor.

      A. McSp

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  2. This was summed up nicely in the film 'Ride with the Devil'. The speaker was talking about the 'yankee invasion' but he could easily be speaking about modern liberal progressive politics...

    "...My point is merely that they rounded every pup up into that schoolhouse because they fancied that everyone should think and talk the same free-thinkin' way they do with no regard to station, custom, propriety. And that is why they will win. Because they believe everyone should live and think just like them. And we shall lose because we don't care one way or another how they live. We just worry about ourselves."

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  3. EXCELLENT column, Patrice. A drum I have been banging ever since the forming of the TEA Party, when I saw several groups traveling around holding rallies, and having two in Lansing (Michigan) just a couple of weeks apart.

    Along with your assessment, I think another problem is that Conservatives are too independent, and each group doesn't talk to, nor cooperate with each other, each group reinventing the wheel, if you'll forgive my use of a cliche.

    I'm ambivalent about something Ann Coulter said in a clip I saw of her on Sean Hannity's show. She was emphasizing (over and over) to vote Republicans - no matter who - into the senate. I think her unspoken point was that then, with Republicans in the majority, they could break the hold the Democrats have on control. I couldn't help thinking, though, of the same point you made in your column that "Republican" doesn't necessarily mean "conservative." One need only look at McCain and Bohnner as prime examples of this false assumption.

    *Sigh* I fear we are doomed. Even if the majority of people hold "conservative" values, most of them are too distracted by "everyday life," or still get their news from the Lamestream Media, and view those of our ilk as paranoid fringe extremists.

    I fear for our country, and what will be handed to our children..

    Steve Herr

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  4. Outstanding! I read a book written by a Canadian Prime Minister that had a statement in it that stuck with me. He said {and I paraphrase this] All government gradually becomes the same, be it Liberal or Conservative, this has a lot to do with the fact the machinery or bureaucracy of government does not change. The civil service that does th every day work of government is hired not elected and does not change with the election of new Representatives. Worse yet the gradual and subtle slide into socialism adds up with each "agreement to get along". The modern Republican party is so far from conservative ideals it is terrifying. However the breaking up of the GOP into Rhino and Tea Party just weakens it into a useless mass. Neither group has the strength to do anything except weaken the other. The people we need in Politics are not from mainstream parties anymore...they need to be strong willed ethic individuals that are not afraid to loose an election but are determined to do what must be done.

    Are there any people out there like this?

    My husband and I worry about this country and more and more of the people around us are afraid as well!

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  5. FCC ferrets will soon pay you a visit, Patrice, to ferret out how you make your writing and editorial decisions.

    All comments will be captured and held by the NSA.

    No more film at eleven.

    Move along, folks. Nothing to see here.....


    A. McSp

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  6. Amen to Steve Herr.

    I have no answers. In my opinion Dr. Ron Paul had the exceptional character and values equal to those of our Founding Fathers. And look how folks (and the despicable Republican Party) maligned him. Republicans had absolute control of the Federal government including the Supreme Court from 2001 thru 2006. For example, they could have stopped the murdering of unborn babies. They did not save one unborn child. They even fanned the flames of endless unconstitutional wars. It seems the only thing standing between pockets of free territory and absolute government tyranny is the 2nd amendment. This is NOT going to end well.

    America abandoned God and is now bleeding out. Connect those dots. Meanwhile I believe God expects us to use the many blessings ALREADY bestowed upon us to provide for and protect our loved ones to the best of our ability.
    Montana Guy

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  7. Excellent analysis and commentary. My state of Colorado used to be a conservative stronghold because the various leftist factions were constantly fighting among themselves as to which 'pet project' was more important than those held by others.

    That changed dramatically in 2007/2008. The various leftist factions set aside their differences with the express goal of ousting the conservatives (mainly Republicans) and taking control of the state -- they met with smashing success.

    A very goo analysis of how they did it, how they set aside their petty (major to each individual faction) differences and steamrolled Colorado into progressive subjugation was written by a couple of conservatives. It's well worth a read to see how effective their setting aside their bickering and just concentrating on taking power worked. The book is, "The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado (and Why Republicans Everywhere Should Care)."

    The left is now implementing the same strategy all across the remaining re states, especially in Texas. Until the conservatives set aside their "ideological purity" bickering they are going to continue to lose ground to a unified leftist assault.

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    1. i sure wish republicans were more focused on attacking democrats instead of conservatives. what is the point in supporting a republican that votes like a democrat? that's how we got to this position in the first place. moderates are losers and do not win elections, romney and mccain proved it, it is a fact. if you do not stand for anything you will not have widespread support.

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  8. So I guess the question is how do we convince our conservative brethren that 80% of something is better than 100% of nothing?

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    1. rino's are worse than democrats. they vote like democrats and pretend to be republicans. rino's don't win anything. all they know how to do is lose elections.

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  9. So I guess the question is how do we convince our conservative brethren that 80% of something is better than 100% of nothing?

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  10. Why I do not deny the fractures you mention exist I do not feel they mean as much as they may seem at first blush. For one thing enough Conservatives did join together and win big this last election. Look at the local and state elections, even the House. The very strength of the 2012 wave actually worked against itself in a couple of Senate races.

    I am not convinced the Conservatives lost the Presidential election either. There have been many proven acts of fraud and far too many questionable results.

    Lastly the Republicans that got elected are the one's that are caving but that too is to be expected. The Conservative wave is still young yet and will have to field many a hopeful before the "Right" fit is found... pun intended.

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  11. Without a real leader we are doomed to argue amongst ourselves. A real leader we will know when they finally show up. In the meantime we need to achieve at least 6 conservative seats among the GOP in 2014, in order to hold the line in the senate until 2016. And even if we somehow achieve that, the current state of the Republican party is a disgrace. Boehner's cabal of do-nothings have alienated most of the country because they stand on no platform but their own, to line their own pockets. And does anyone notice how the AP (which feeds every newspaper in the country), how they orchestrate the headlines to promote their agenda, currently the overthrow of marriage between a man and woman in Virginia? This should remind us that it is not just a political party we are up against but a machine. We had better start figuring out how we plan to hang on to this country.

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  12. Excellent. As always. I'm curious, do you read Matt Walsh? He wrote an interesting article yesterday about homeschooling freedom you might enjoy. http://themattwalshblog.com/2013/12/18/politician-lets-treat-all-homeschool-parents-like-felony-child-abusers/

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