Republicans As Junior Democrats

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    The simplest way of defining conservative designs would individualism, free markets, and limited constitutional government. Many make the mistake of believing that the Republican Party stands for those goals.




    The great Angelo Codevilla writes about a fact that has long been the major thorn in the paw of conservatives.....the fact that there really is only one party....the UniParty....and it is not conservative. The best that can be said of most Republicans is that they are for the status quo.





    1. "....Republican Congressional leaders and their Democrat counterparts produced a Trillion dollar, multi-thousand-page spending bill that was voted immediately after being unveiled, without having been read. Republican 2012 vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan authored the latest edition along with Democratic Senator Patti Murray. Republican leader John Boehner preempted Democrats by preemptively accusing Republicans who opposed the bill of wanting to shut down the government.

    2. He topped off this feat of leadership by declaring political war on the conservatives who had given Republicans the majority that had made him Speaker of the House –...

    a. .... Republican Party’s leaders have functioned as junior members of America’s single ruling party, the UniParty.

    3. ... they have made Democratic priorities their own when the White House and the Congress were in the hands of Republicans as well as in those of Democrats, and when control has been mixed. The UniParty,....

    a. The Outs are always the same people too: American conservatives. They don’t have a party.





    4. The latest negotiations were over some $80 billion out of three trillion dollars in spending. The bipartisan negotiators did not let into the room any of the major issues that concern Americans. Not Obamacare, not racial preferences, not religious liberty, not endless no-win wars. The UniParty is unanimous: more of the same!.... mere voters will have no way of affecting what the government does.





    5. Breaking up the Uniparty, means breaking the Democrats’ hold on non- Democrat congressmen and senators. The only way to do that is to break the Republican leadership’s hold on other Republicans and on the Republican label. That in turn requires using the primaries to screen out UniParty people.

    6. Only about a fourth of those who vote Republican feel well represented by Republican officials. Because Republicans roar like lions but lie down like lambs, the label “Republican” does not inspire people on the non-Democrat side of American life ... conservative, voters need assurances that the “Republican” label cannot supply.






    7. ... organizations that promote particular issues (the National Taxpayers’ Union, the National Rifle Association, Americans United For Life, etc....

    8. ..... and arguably above all, to the Tea Parties) for assurance about substance.
    These groups much come together and support the same candidates.

    9. Candidate Smith, whether for President of the United States or dog catcher, must be able to say: “I am the only candidate who represents those Americans who want smaller government, who want to safeguard human life, who defend the free exercise of religion, the right to keep and bear arms, and who oppose the government’s intrusion into our lives, and I am so certified by the following organizations….

    My opponent is supported by the Republican Establishment. What do you think that represents? It represents the UniParty!"





    10 It is high time for the leaders of the main conservative organizations, together with the most obstreperous Republican elected officials (present and past chairmen of the House Republican Study Committee, Senators Cruz, Paul, Lee, Rubio, etc.) to consider how and on whom to affix the precious joint certification: “conservative.”"
    Breaking The UniParty | Online Library of Law and Liberty




    Until such time, we conservatives will view the Republican Party as a mirage, and a scam.
     
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    Well the article is far left in nature, but I understand what you are getting at.
     
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    "...far left..."


    How so?
     
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    The proper GOP philosophy would be emphasis on individualism, respect for community, social market democracy, and Constitutional government.
     
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    Should maybe put the site you're quoting at the top, so people know that's what they're reading. Helps avoid plagiarism charges.
     
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    Old "Cut and paste" Political Chic is a old hand at this practice. It's her thing. You can tell what books she's been reading weekly by the ideas she quotes trying to pass them off as her original thoughts.
     
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    Only for morons with A.D.D.

    Raise your paw.
     
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    Well now I understand why you couldn't support your use of stats in that other thread. You're just lifting articles and stats from some conservative site, but without any actual understanding of them. So when you get challenged on something you have no earthly idea how to respond so throw insults. As again here.
     
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    1. "You can tell what books she's been reading weekly by the ideas she quotes...."

    Duhhhhhh.....good work, Captain Obvious.


    2. "....trying to pass them off as her original thoughts."

    Untrue, you lying sack of offal.

    Otherwise, the link wouldn't be there.







    3. Now let's talk about you as I rip one who is one a new one.....

    Those who complain about 'cut and paste' are simply resorting to the only thing they they can think of as a rebuttal.

    It isn't.

    In fact, it highlights your inadequacies, as the only thing you can object to is the form, not the substance of the post.


    a. My posting style always give credit to the source....while you Leftists mouth the NYTime, WaPost, without attribution....and without thinking.
    If you spoke your own mind, you'd be speechless.






    b.
    If you ever get beyond junior high school, this is what you'll find:


    1. Citing an authority with an established reputation is better, of course, than citing someone whose credentials are not so lofty. (http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/mla/practical_guide.shtml)

    2. What has been pejoratively referred to as ‘simply cut and paste,’ is, in fact, carefully chosen to substantiate a point. Is the information covered fact, opinion, or propaganda? Facts can usually be verified; opinions, though they may be based on factual information, evolve from the interpretation of facts.(Critical Appraisal and Analysis - Critically Analyzing Information Sources - Cornell University Library Guides at Cornell University)


    3. A valid objection to this selection of sources may be the type of audience being addressed. Is the ‘pasted selection’ aimed at a specialized or a general audience? Do you find the level ‘over your head’ or is this source too elementary?
    Ibid.

    4. Are you objecting to the author's credentials--institutional affiliation (where he or she works), educational background, past writings, or experience? Or simply looking for a weapon to attack the post? This, of course, would be puerile.

    5. Providing summaries or outlines of a source is valid as long as a link to the original is provided, and the author’s meaning is conveyed.

    6. Nor is it necessary to insert one’s own language if the original article is simply abbreviated, with link provided.

    7. What has been called ‘cut and paste’ is frequently the message board version of footnotes and endnotes of an academic essay. “…footnotes were declared outmoded just before the era of the word-processors which make using footnotes so much easier. Still, because of its relative ease in both writing and reading, parenthetical documentation is greatly preferred by most instructors.” http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/mla/practical_guide.shtml


    I actually learned in an institution of higher education, while you still think Moby Dick is a kind of venereal disease.







    Let's review.
    Your post has no more profundity than "I hate you, I hate you, I hate you...."
    Very effective......not.

    If you can't laugh at yourself, I'll be glad to do so for you.
     
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    Which are you better at, telling the truth, or speaking Swahili?
    How are those lessons coming along?
     
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