Standing Up For What You Believe In

DrewM finds an article by the hacks at Politico, in which they, after searching the DC cocktail circuit for almost three entire minutes, manage to find a bunch of anonymous “Republicans” who are terribly, terribly terrified of the notion that the extreme extremist severely conservative hater wingnut Paul Ryan might actually, you know, choose to stand up for the things that “Republicans” keep claiming that they stand for. Until they turn around and stab us in the back again, of course.

Yes, we were as stunned as you undoubtedly are right now. Politico managed to find “Republicans” whose biggest fear is anybody saying something even remotely Republican in public, and in that conservative bastion of conservatism, Washington DC! The mind boggles!

What actually made us read the post, DrewM’s, not Politico’s predictable blather, was his perfect distillation of the real problem facing us:

The GOP can either stand for some key things and be willing to fight for them in a battle of ideas or it can constantly worry “what will the Democrats and DMM (Democratic Media Machine) say?”. If it’s the latter then we are giving them a hecklers veto over every Republican nomination. If our ideas can’t be explained in a way that convinces a majority of Americans we are right, then we don’t deserve to win an election. That’s…democracy. [Emphasis ours — Emp.M]

And that’s exactly it, isn’t it? And has been for quite some time.

We are constantly being told by “pragmatic conservatives”, wringing their hands and clutching their pearls, that they really, really DO agree with every little bit that conservatism preaches and they would love to see us using that as a platform, but we can’t, don’t you see? Because the pwecious “independents” would immediately, if faced with the horrible vision of balanced budgets, low taxes and full employment, run to embrace Marxism instead.

In other words, what the so-called “moderate conservatives” to whom we’re all supposed to listen lest we be branded Visigoth haters and Hobbits are really saying is that they believe that the ideas for which they allegedly stand are wildly unpopular and that, therefore, we must lie to the voters in order to sneak those ideas in through the back door.

In other, other words: They are, in principle, no different from their Democrat Socialist counterparts. Dishonest, two-faced, lying hacks who openly admit that they will do anything, say anything to get their way.

And we’re supposed to be listening to those dishonest nithlings? Why? Because what this nation needs is more dishonesty, dishonor and deceit?

Count His Imperial Majesty out. We say what we mean and mean what we say, and if that happens to be unpopular, then so be it. At least nobody will ever be able to put our sacred honor in dispute, and nobody will ever be able to call us an opportunistic, lying hack. We’ll take that over anything that the Country Club GOP has to offer.

If what we, as conservatives, actually believe in isn’t popular enough to win elections, then we shouldn’t win elections. Because we’d be winning them under false premises and we would, in that case, be no better than the lying Democrat National Socialist swine that we claim to be different from.

Besides, His Imperial Majesty firmly believes that fiscal responsibility, full employment, strong defense, low taxes and limited government intrusion into our lives is a platform that will win elections. But perhaps that’s because we, unlike the “brilliant minds” of the Country Club GOP, don’t consider our fellow countrymen (what the Country Club GOP would refer to as “the common rabble”) a bunch of drooling fuckwits utterly incapable of recognizing good from bad.

We’re funny that way.

Thatisall.

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RDM
RDM

Biggest con job the left has ever pulled – convincing the majority that their opinion needs to be hidden lest it offend the majority …

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

If what we, as conservatives, actually believe in isn’t popular enough to win elections, then we shouldn’t win elections Fair point, but it brings up the rather sticky question of “What then?” Do conservatives simply accept that the more popular doctrine won, and therefore sit back and embrace socialism/communism? Emigrate to somewhere less enamored of communism? Push for secession in… Read more »

LC Ogrrre - Imperial Heartless Bastard
LC Ogrrre - Imperial Heartless Bastard

Didn’t those self-same “Pragmatic Conservatives” establishment RINOs also declare Ronaldus Magnus to be unelectable? Reagan clearly stated his position on the issues, didn’t flip-flop all over the place depending on the time, place, or group he was addressing, and was elected and relected by landslide margins. Fa Cube, if it comes down to it, options 3 and 4 work for… Read more »

LC SecondMouse
LC SecondMouse

This hints at the real contest that must be joined. That of the American People against their rapidly metastasizing leviathan federal government. People on both sides of the aisle in DC are frightened at the prospect of a voting majority awake to the reality that the government has become far too large; that far too much of the people’s wealth… Read more »

LC Spare Parts
LC Spare Parts

It’s been so long an establishment Republican fought for anything they are now joined at the hip with the weenie Democrats who will take no personal risk on their own. A RINO’s idea of mortal combat is kneeling outside of an empty kiddie pool and fighting a gerbil inside it like a toreador with a folded Kleenex.

irish19
irish19

Speaking of a rapidly metastasizing FedGov, has anyone seen any confirmation on this?
I haven’t checked it out, but find the implications…………….troubling.

LC SecondMouse
LC SecondMouse

irish19 @ #6: I posted an earlier link to this story as an OT comment on the “Enough Already” thread on this board yesterday. Very little news on it anywhere, but this means that DHS has now ordered 1.2 billion rounds of ammo. Four rounds per person for the entire US population. The breakdown suggests that this is much more… Read more »

readerjp
readerjp

What I don’t understand is why the GOP and/or the Romney campaign run commercials of Obama saying one thing, and then show him saying the opposite. Or facts that contradict what he says. It seems so simple.

Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan
Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan

readerjp says: What I don’t understand is why the GOP and/or the Romney campaign run commercials of Obama saying one thing, and then show him saying the opposite. Or facts that contradict what he says. It seems so simple. Right now Dumbo is going full bore attack, he’s got nothing else to run on…… and he is slowly turning folks… Read more »

Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan
Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan

Emperor Misha I says: Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan says: It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if Romney had internal polling that is telling him to take the high road. *Note I’m not saying it’s the correct thing to do, only I can see what they may be thinking. If your enemy is busy shooting himself in the… Read more »

Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan
Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan

Emperor Misha I says: There’s an important difference there. Holding back a punch when your enemy shows an opening is not dishonest. It’s strategy. He may, after all, present an even better opening if you hold back the first time, encouraged by your reluctance to engage. Saying, if asked outright, that the opening wasn’t an opening at all and that… Read more »

Mark12A
Mark12A

DHS has 1.2 billion rounds for whatever purpose they want?

Maybe the concept of “American Resistance” is quietly being discussed.

irish19
irish19

Mark12A @ #:
I suspect that’s what SecondMouse & I find troubling about this.
I checked the link, and the mix of calibers is “different” at least to me. It includes things like .380, 7.62 x 39, and .357 Sig.
Maybe someone can enlighten me/us as to why these would be included.

LC Xystus
LC Xystus

irish19: I checked the link, and the mix of calibers is “different” at least to me. It includes things like .380, 7.62 x 39, and .357 Sig. Maybe someone can enlighten me/us as to why these would be included. Looking at it from my warped perspective, I speculate that this ammo may be liberated for us at the proper time.… Read more »

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator

Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan says: What I don’t understand is why the GOP and/or the Romney campaign run commercials of Obama saying one thing, and then show him saying the opposite. Or facts that contradict what he says. It seems so simple. To a guy in a wheelchair: “Stand up, Chuck! Let ’em see ya! . .… Read more »