Doug Gross in his insistent campaign to drive social conservatives out of the Republican Party, practically guaranteed Chet Culver's reelection this week. With President Obamas total incompetence and Chet Culver's lilly livered refusal to defend the sanctity of the average Iowans home, Republicans were gaining ground and looking forward to big victories next year , until this week.
With Grosses coalition hiring a Texas polling firm, and the subsequent release of results, that were accumulated before the Iowa Supreme Courts ruling on Gay Marriage. The social moderates totally destroyed, and undermined the efforts of the new leadership at RPI, to repair the damage caused by the Iowa Caucus last year.
Thanks again social moderates, by backing social conservatives into a corner with your phony poll, the big tent has now collapsed, you pulled the tent stake out!!
Answer this for me Doug, why cant a Republican be a fiscal and social conservative? I believe Reagan was. Oh yes I am not supposed to bring that guy up. After all the people who truly believed in him, were the very same people your bunch didn't want in the party years ago. You just humored them to win elections, and now you want them out no matter what the cost.
There is a party where social liberals, and fiscal conservatives can go, and are going, its called the Democratic Party!! Don't forget many fiscal conservatives believe in balancing the governments books, not necessarily cutting government spending.
On the weekend of Jack Kemp's death, I am reminded of the conservatism that I believe in. Jacks idea of the big tent, is not what the Republican Party is pursuing today. Jack believed in a hand up, not a hand out. He believed that a strong family unit was the key to a strong community, that is why he always wanted us to help the minority community, because liberals had destroyed the family in that community, and Jack knew social conservative values was the key to recovery, for that segment of our society.
Kemp also believed in economic development , not economic bailout. The Republican Party is not the Party of economic development anymore, we spend our time getting sweetheart business deals for the multi national corporations that give us the largest donations, small donors don't count anymore. When Haley Barbour was RNC chair, I.E. Reagan he had the largest list of donors under $100 a year in the history of the party then, and since.
So where do you want us to go Doug? I don't see any victories for you to hang your hat on, that confirms a fiscal conservative, social moderate can win. Obama is really nothing more than McCain on steroids, and he was perceived as a new face, and hadn't been in Washington long enough to get blamed for all of the problems. THAT'S HOW HE WON!! THAT'S IT!! ITS AS SIMPLE AS THAT!!
What has won in the past for the Republican Party is a platform of Smaller Government, Less Taxes, and Personal Responsibility, at least that is what John Ensign said today.
Lets see what goes under Personal Responsibility: Oh yeah Not Aborting Your Baby, Trying to make a marriage work, ( one between a man and a woman) say what does the Hill group poll show about that? Seeing to it that the next generation has a chance to live at least as good as the present one, (hard to see how the bailouts have done that), See to it that the current generation lives in a safe and secure, and prosperous country ( illegal immigration has really helped toward that goal).
Just those three issues alone point to a Party that needs to bring social conservative values to the table and defend them, the lack of commitment to that has been our undoing.
So the lines have been split once again, Social Moderates the money changers of the Party, are trying to defeat the Social Conservatives, who have the numbers that make election victory possible. A situation that lead to defeat in the past.
So all I can say to Doug Gross, is if you persist in this manner, of wanting to exclude social conservatives from the mix, you are guaranteeing Chet Culver's reelection. It is up to you, I have yet to see candidates out there, who run only on social issues. The ones I like run as a social and fiscal conservative, and back that up when they hold office. The fact that you don't see any candidates out there who do, exposes your lack of understanding of politics in general, and average conservative Americans in particular.
Once again take good look at what you are saying, because you are guaranteeing Culver's reelection!!
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