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.

17 comments

  1. 1
    RDM growls and barks:

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

  2. 2
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    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 states/regions where there might be enough people to go along with their beliefs? Open revolt? Keep beating the dead horse in the face of an ever more dumbed down and heavily indoctrinated populace, hoping against hope that somehow this time things will turn out differently?

  3. 3
    LC Ogrrre growls and barks:

    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 me. From history we learn that only 30% of the population were in favor of open revolt against George III. Another 30% were in favor of staying under British rule. Apparently, the other 40% didn’t give a shit either way.
    In most cases, when conservatives run on a clearly enunciated conservative platform, they win. In most cases, when commie-libs run on a clearly enunciated commie-lib platform, the get their asses handed to them, which is why they have to keep changing their label, redefine the language, and lie their asses off to win an election. Walker in Wisconsin, Cruze in Texas, Rubio and West in Florida are examples of the first group.

  4. 4
    LC SecondMouse growls and barks:

    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 has been siphoned off to the politically connected; and that their halcyon days of high salaries, short workdays, Vegas conventions and huge pensions are numbered.

    Only when our elected leaders make the orderly dismantling of this gargantuan parasite a kept promise will we truly be out of this mess.

  5. 5
    LC Spare Parts growls and barks:

    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.

  6. 6
    irish19 growls and barks:

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

  7. 7
    LC SecondMouse growls and barks:

    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 than a training consignment, as it includes large amounts of hollow point ordinance.

    Here’s my link to Infowars on the story. They link to the DHS solicitation file that breaks down the order into its disturbing components.

    Assuming the federal government has the arms to expend this allotment, then with the large and growing DHS they have a federal police force that rivals many standing armies.

  8. 8
    readerjp growls and barks:

    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.

  9. 9
    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    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 off. Not the hard core leftists, but the folks that pay attention to politics once every four years. 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.

  10. 10
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    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 foot, help him reload.
    Emperor Misha I recently posted..74% of Americans Are Hateful, Jim Crow-Loving, Extremist RACISTS!My Profile

  11. 11
    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    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 foot, help him reload.
    Emperor Misha I recently posted..74% of Americans Are Hateful, Jim Crow-Loving, Extremist RACISTS!

    Like I said, I’m not saying it’s the right call. Personally I’d like to see the gloves come of, I don’t want Bam beaten at the polls…… I want him destroyed. That being said I must admit Romney’s campaign is, and must be a balancing act I don’t envy. He’s got to keep his likeability numbers up with the general population, while keeping folks like us who do the ground level work and write the checks happy. It’s no so much winning over Dumbo’s supporters as it is not galvanizing them into going to the polls again.

  12. 12
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan says:

    That being said I must admit Romney’s campaign is, and must be a balancing act I don’t envy. He’s got to keep his likeability numbers up with the general population, while keeping folks like us who do the ground level work and write the checks happy. It’s no so much winning over Dumbo’s supporters as it is not galvanizing them into going to the polls again.

    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 your mortal enemy might have had a good point in order to curry favor with his supporters while betraying your alleged principles IS dishonest.

    Best to not say anything at all and keep the enemy guessing. Don’t ever offer information, but always answer honestly.
    Emperor Misha I recently posted..74% of Americans Are Hateful, Jim Crow-Loving, Extremist RACISTS!My Profile

  13. 13
    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    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 your mortal enemy might have had a good point in order to curry favor with his supporters while betraying your alleged principles IS dishonest.

    Best to not say anything at all and keep the enemy guessing. Don’t ever offer information, but always answer honestly.

    Point, but then again I don’t expect things like honesty and honor out of Romney. I’ll vote for him, I’ll drive the van to the polls for the local GOP, I’ll donate my time and talents taking free photos for press, I’ll pass out yard signs and stickers…….. but I don’t expect much out of him.

    Perhaps I should draw a harder line, expect more out of the politicians I support. I just don’t think I could even force myself to the polls if I held them to any standard….. much less a higher one.

  14. 14
    Mark12A growls and barks:

    DHS has 1.2 billion rounds for whatever purpose they want?

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

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    irish19 growls and barks:

    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.

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    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    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. That may not be anyone’s current plan, but ya never know! Guess I’m an insane optimist. :em01:

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    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! . . . Oh, God love ya, what am I talking about?”
    To a largely black audience: “They’re gonna put y’all back in chains!”
    While in Virginia: “With you we can win North Carolina again!”
    While in the 21st century: “Folks, where’s it written we cannot lead the world in the 20th century in making automobiles?”
    Theres your commercial