Discussion in 'Politics' started by flaja, Nov 13, 2006.
Has anyone here left the Republican Party for any reason other than it is too conservative?
If you do a little research, the dissatisfaction with the Administration and the Republicans was that they were not conservative enough on enough issues. You're way off base with your question.
If anything, the Republican Party needs to return to its conservative roots and ditch the neo-conservatives who inhabit the upper echelons of the Republican hierarchy.
When you ditch the "neo-cons," you don't have enough votes to win.
No, that's the Theo-Cons you can't ditch, but you don't have to let them lead the party. You work on their issues in the background, do not leave them behind but we don't have to focus on their issues to the detriment of all the rest of the Conservatives.
Sounds like a quandry to me. If you don't appeal to the "neo-cons" you can't win. If you DO appeal to them, some more moderate thinking is required.
The "Neo-Cons" are an even smaller number than the religious right. It is they you can't abandon. Reagan had a good balance. The RR was not the driving force behind the party, conservatism was, the RR was just another part of it. You don't necessarily have to abandon them, but you certainly do not need to focus only on their issues and forget what's important to the rest of the party.
Before we go any further, please give me your definition of a "neo-con."
neo-con = Jew
A Neo-Con is one who attempts to combine "Progressive" ideation with "Conservative Values" and you end up with NCLB & the Pill Bill, while forgetting the border is important during a "War on Terror" and selling the ports to the UAE...
A Theo-Con is the Religious Right...
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