America needs a Thatcher.
America needs a Thatcher.
Always vote on principle. While its not realistic to believe that a third party candidate will be elected to office, it does show the GOP that it can't take right-wing voters for granted. As long as they get away with that, they'll have everything to gain from appealing to more liberal voters in the future. Show them that there's votes to gain by moving back towards the right. In a sense it'll be a victory for right-wing voters if McCain doesn't win this election -- if he does, he may set the standard for future liberal GOP candidates. If he doesn't, you may be able to vote for a true GOP republican in 2012. You'll never accomplish anything if all you do is hold your nose and vote for a lesser evil in every election. The long-term effects must take precedence over the short-term ones.
Last edited by IanMartins; 06-08-2008 at 12:15 PM.
As painful as it might be it could be time for the Republican party to take an ass whipping. Maybe, just maybe they will wake up and stop selling out at every turn. Sometimes short term pain is necessary for long term gain. Vote all the rotten SOB's out and start from scratch with real conservatives.
We might just need to reboot the entire system with a revolution. Unfortunately I don't think we have it in us anymore. :(
You are right it is a lesser of two evils thing with me, but I see the consequences of the bigger evil as being FAR too great.
I don't think we will recover.
McCain will give us time IF WE DO OUR PART, to strengthen the conservatives - starting with the state level reps - to get real conservatives in. That means we turn out in the primaries and support the conservative candidates in every way.
Far too often we settle for the incumbant RINOs instead of getting rid of them when we can without the major consequence of losing our US representatives.
The Liberals did not take over the country all at once. The KNEW that people would need to gradually be indoctinated and then hooked on the government programs. If they moved too fast, they would not get re-elected and their movement would die.
We need the same approach - WITH DISCIPLINE. We need to weed out the libs in our own party and gradually get people weened off the govt. tit. Moving too fast will shock the system of those dependent and they will go for the easy way out. The Dems will agitate and demonize us to an audience that will be very receptive to their message of hate. If however, we get people used to fending for themselves they will see how vastly better their lives are and will not be as susceptible to the democratic lies. But again, we must be disciplined and vigilant. Far too often in the past, we elect a decent group and then simply assume things will work out. That is not how it works. They get Washingtonized and fall in love with the power. It is our job to keep that from happening and replace those who do fall - in the PRIMARIES when the consequences of a loss are not so great. It is a decades long process of ever vigilant pressure on our own party to move toward the Constitution and away from socialism.
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