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    Re: Why Do Republicans Consider Themselves Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    A single data point
    There's a DP poster who told me that having politicians adhere to conservative principles don't matter to them (the poster) any more.
    Only winning mattered.
    Therefore they were willing to accept politicians who acted like Democrats so long as they (the politicians) won.
    Is it a question of acceptance or infiltration? Since the Republican Party gained control of the Congress for the first time in 40 years in 1994 thousands of Democrats have jumped ship to become Republicans, while very few Republicans have become Democrats. The question really doesn't matter. Whether by acceptance or by infiltration the Republican Party has become very similar to the Democratic Party, fiscally and socially. In other words, there is no conservative representation in Congress these days.

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    Re: Why Do Republicans Consider Themselves Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Glitch View Post
    Is it a question of acceptance or infiltration? Since the Republican Party gained control of the Congress for the first time in 40 years in 1994 thousands of Democrats have jumped ship to become Republicans, while very few Republicans have become Democrats. The question really doesn't matter. Whether by acceptance or by infiltration the Republican Party has become very similar to the Democratic Party, fiscally and socially. In other words, there is no conservative representation in Congress these days.
    This sounds an awful lot like you are blaming democrats for the poor choices of the Republicans.

    Republicans vote for the people who best represent them. When they elect fiscally irresponsible, godless, immoral politicians it is because that is who represents them. If that weren't the case they would be voting differently. Don't blame others for your choices. When It will be a miracle if the Republicans start believing in accountability.
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    Re: Why Do Republicans Consider Themselves Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    There is no such thing as "fiscal conservatism" anymore, nor is it very plausible for there to be such an ideology in today's political climate, social and economic condition, what have you. Treasury promises of any kind are too much of a commodity to exchange for a vote from someone, centralizing aristocracy.

    The term "social conservatism" is nothing more than a euphemism for theocratic intentions by applying the power of governance to force ideological perceptions onto those that disagree, further marginalizing a target minority as a means to isolate them.
    Actually, social conservatism merely meant abiding by the US Constitution, nothing more. Something the federal government hasn't done since FDR was elected in 1933. The federal government does not have the constitutional authority to be spending appropriated funds on any social program. That is the exclusive authority of the States. Those who advocate for unlimited government spending are actually advocating for the downfall of their own government, and those who vote for them are equally as guilty.

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    Re: Why Do Republicans Consider Themselves Conservatives

    I still want to know what do conservatives conserve?

    The GOP is fighting like hell to try to get back to the fifties.
    When I stop answering you, there's a reason.......repeat, When I stop answering you, there's a reason.

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    Re: Why Do Republicans Consider Themselves Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Glitch View Post
    Is it a question of acceptance or infiltration? Since the Republican Party gained control of the Congress for the first time in 40 years in 1994 thousands of Democrats have jumped ship to become Republicans, while very few Republicans have become Democrats. The question really doesn't matter. Whether by acceptance or by infiltration the Republican Party has become very similar to the Democratic Party, fiscally and socially. In other words, there is no conservative representation in Congress these days.
    Yet conservatives will vote in those "fake conservative" Republicans every time. Makes no sense. Sorry, but every single one of the Republicans that are currently in office have ran that they are CONSERVATIVE. So either conservative voters don't REALLY care about Fiscal conservatism or they are just plain dumb. Take your pick.
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    Re: Why Do Republicans Consider Themselves Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    This sounds an awful lot like you are blaming democrats for the poor choices of the Republicans.

    Republicans vote for the people who best represent them. When they elect fiscally irresponsible, godless, immoral politicians it is because that is who represents them. If that weren't the case they would be voting differently. Don't blame others for your choices. When It will be a miracle if the Republicans start believing in accountability.
    Then you are not comprehending what I wrote. I clearly state "the Republican Party has become very similar to the Democratic Party." Both are fiscally irresponsible and neither are abiding by the US Constitution. You might want to actually pay attention to what people post instead of making up your own bizarre fantasies.

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    Re: Why Do Republicans Consider Themselves Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Praxas View Post
    Yet conservatives will vote in those "fake conservative" Republicans every time. Makes no sense. Sorry, but every single one of the Republicans that are currently in office have ran that they are CONSERVATIVE. So either conservative voters don't REALLY care about Fiscal conservatism or they are just plain dumb. Take your pick.
    Yes they will. I stopped trying to figure out voters after they elected Clinton in 1992.

    I continue to vote for my one and only House Rep., who happens to be a Republican. It will be his 24th term in 2020, and he is most definitely conservative having been elected since 1972. My two Senators, on the other hand, neither are conservative although they are both registered Republicans. I will continue to vote for conservative candidates, as I always have, but I don't expect to find them in the Republican Party any longer unless they have been there for a very long time.

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    Re: Why Do Republicans Consider Themselves Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Glitch View Post
    Then you are not comprehending what I wrote. I clearly state "the Republican Party has become very similar to the Democratic Party." Both are fiscally irresponsible and neither are abiding by the US Constitution. You might want to actually pay attention to what people post instead of making up your own bizarre fantasies.
    And they are continually voted in by CONSERVATIVE VOTERS. So either those CONSERVATIVE VOTERS don't care about fiscal conservatism or they are dumb, take your pick. It is YOU the CONSERVATIVE VOTER that is having a problem reading.
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    Re: Why Do Republicans Consider Themselves Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Praxas View Post
    And they are continually voted in by CONSERVATIVE VOTERS. So either those CONSERVATIVE VOTERS don't care about fiscal conservatism or they are dumb, take your pick. It is YOU the CONSERVATIVE VOTER that is having a problem reading.
    No, they are not. You just want it to be that way. Conservatives vote for conservatives, which means they are not voting for Republicans or Democrats any longer unless they have a very long track record. It is the anti-American leftists who are electing Republicans and Democrats these days, not conservatives. Regardless of the size of the text you immaturely decide to use.

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    Re: Why Do Republicans Consider Themselves Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Glitch View Post
    No, they are not. You just want it to be that way. Conservatives vote for conservatives, which means they are not voting for Republicans or Democrats any longer unless they have a very long track record. It is the anti-American leftists who are electing Republicans and Democrats these days, not conservatives. Regardless of the size of the text you immaturely decide to use.
    LOL so you are trying to sell the BS that those at CPAC that end up voting for NON-CONSERVATIVE candidates are not conservative.

    You will try to do ANYTHING to excuse the conservative voters for voting for non fiscal conservatives. So cute and so pathetic at the same time. Face facts, you conservatives continue to vote in non-conservatives.
    Quote Originally Posted by Logical1 View Post
    Which is greater, the life of the baby or a womans "rights"??????
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    Yes, we know that you don't care Trump bragged about walking in on underage girls naked.
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    And that bothers you because????????

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