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    Re: Do any conservatives agree with this op ed?

    Both parties suck up popular movements and then eventually neuter them. For the GOP, it is the Tea Party; for the DNC, it was the environmental movement and now is the gay groups. (Sorry if I ruined it for you folks who think Obama's election year conversion to gay marriage is going to result in anything from the WH on the subject other than lip service)

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    Re: Do any conservatives agree with this op ed?

    Quote Originally Posted by roflpublican View Post
    if the teaparty takes over the republican party they'll never elect another president. americans are simply NOT socially conservative.
    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    If the republicans go the way of the tea party it will be the death of the party, and I could see the more moderates split off in another party. As a liberal this would please me greatly.
    You guys realize that the tea party movement is not socially conservative right? The tea party movement is rooted in fiscal conservatism, not social conservatism. The Tea Party taking over would be the best thing the Republicans could do. I've said for years that the Republican party is too hung up on social conservatism, which is why I left the party years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    You guys realize that the tea party movement is not socially conservative right? The tea party movement is rooted in fiscal conservatism, not social conservatism. The Tea Party taking over would be the best thing the Republicans could do. I've said for years that the Republican party is too hung up on social conservatism, which is why I left the party years ago.
    really because there are teaparty people protesting outside the abortion clinic near my house 24/7 =/. i call that social conservatism.

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    Re: Do any conservatives agree with this op ed?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Thats what it looks like. I am gona finish gathering my retirement and begin preperations for a move. I am tired of fighting. If Obama and what is about is what people want then let have unencombered by me. I just hope the oil industry stayes in decent enough shape long enough that I can finish what I started. I always liked the ocean so I guess I will try my hand at seasteading. I planned to do that when I retired but I guess I am gona have speed up the time table a bit. Such is life.
    I hear ya. I have to wait for my wife to retire, but we are moving to South America soon after. Not to escape the US mind you, but I am tired of fighting and just want to be left alone. Sick of all the bull****. Pay to park, pay to drive, pay taxes on every damn thing including the air. Guyana is peaceful a republic and English is the main language. Having a place built on the coast. Oh yea!

    PS Did I mention it's dirt cheap as well? Hopefully to many people will not discover it, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Do any conservatives agree with this op ed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    You guys realize that the tea party movement is not socially conservative right?
    The original tea party wasn't. But after being hijacked by several republicans it has become quite socially conservative, especially at the Federal Level. The Tea Party Caucus as they call themselves is rabidly socially conservative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roflpublican View Post
    really because there are teaparty people protesting outside the abortion clinic near my house 24/7 =/. i call that social conservatism.
    Those aren't "tea party people" then. Those are folks who have hi-jacked the movement.
    Welfare (Food Stamps, WIC, etc...) are not entitlements. They are taxpayer funded handouts and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veteran's benefits are 'Entitlements' because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.

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    Re: Do any conservatives agree with this op ed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    Those aren't "tea party people" then. Those are folks who have hi-jacked the movement.
    Do any conservatives agree with this op ed?-imagesca4eccpn-jpg effing liars manipulating my opinion of the tea party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roflpublican View Post
    Do any conservatives agree with this op ed?-imagesca4eccpn-jpg effing liars manipulating my opinion of the tea party.
    The numskulls in the Tea Party let them. It is really bad what they have become. I supported them until they started to change and become more like the rabid anti-Bush types.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
    Quote Originally Posted by Absentglare View Post
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    Re: Do any conservatives agree with this op ed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    Those aren't "tea party people" then. Those are folks who have hi-jacked the movement.
    Yeah, they're not true scotsmen teapartiers.
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    Re: Do any conservatives agree with this op ed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Succinctly ... this seems to be implying that Romney lost because he did not take up social issues or adopt the tea party mantra.

    That is absurd ... it was close race and I think it was as close as it was because Romney was more moderate and I believe he lost some votes by pandering to the tea partiers and far right.

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