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The Conservative Revolt:
Principles and Leverage

American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/6/2012 8:15:52 AM

"No retreat, no surrender."-- Bruce Springsteen The Fiscal Cliff. It all comes down to principles. And leverage. Not to mention an abrupt campaign to depose Speaker John Boehner, as now reported last night by the Daily Caller. An idea discussed in this very space only days ago. Grover Norquist understands this. Brent Bozell understands this. The Heritage Foundation understands this. Ditto Rush, Sean and Mark. And in truth -- millions of conservatives get it in their bones. John Boehner does not understand this. No one understood the role of principles and leverage better than Ronald Reagan.

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This rather long article has some excellent suggestions. It would sure would be incredible to see transparency in these discussions. Just what does 0bama want to hide? He´s the one who allegedly wanted all this transparency in government. If only Boehner will listen.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: civilservant, 12/6/2012 8:19:30 AM     (No. 9051180)

Gaaaahhhh, stop quoting that America hating, filthy socialist hypocrite s cumbag Springsteen.

In the line quoted, he is referring to the slaughter of conservatives. He and his best buddy Christie disgust me.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: WAN2, 12/6/2012 8:21:55 AM     (No. 9051187)

Politicians will do whatever it takes to garner votes. So...lay back and enjoy socialism. It is inevitable...and what Americans want in deed if not in word. Pogo was right--we have met the enemy, and it is us.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Grambo, 12/6/2012 8:44:37 AM     (No. 9051226)

Best idea – not a penny ever again to those who give in to tax increases. Make it clear that such a vote is that last one they’ll ever make. And, yes, do it in front of the cameras and put the negotiations in front of the cameras. Make Obama be transparent in spite of himself.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 12/6/2012 8:58:30 AM     (No. 9051245)

The stupid party spends more time attacking it´s own than attacking Obama.

Seems we have our own taliban talking heads.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: WAN2, 12/6/2012 8:58:37 AM     (No. 9051246)

#3. We, my friend, are now outnumbered. We can refuse donations, but they will simply order the IRS to extract what they need. We reject our Republic for a democracy--i.e., mob rule. The Founders all predicted it. Time to go back to precious metals: gold and lead.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: hector67, 12/6/2012 9:03:38 AM     (No. 9051261)

If they don´t stand up and tell the people the truth, I will be dropping my registration. I used to think as a registered republican I could have a say in whoration. the candidates would be. That is not the case. No money and no registration. It has done no good.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: hotrod, 12/6/2012 9:11:56 AM     (No. 9051276)

We of the Tea Party have a little more than a year to field true conservative candidates for the next congressional elections. We must support them and contribute to their campaigns, instead of those who surrender conservative principles. Please support your local Tea Party.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/6/2012 10:19:02 AM     (No. 9051432)

You are still a registered Republican #6? Some folks in this country either have more patience than I do, or a higher tolerance for being lied to.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dman, 12/6/2012 10:41:34 AM     (No. 9051508)

Excellent article, albeit a bit long. Must read?

I agree with Lord on this. Time to push for genuine transparency. We can still learn so much from "The Gipper". The more we look back at what he accomplished, the larger he looms in history.

Boehner simply won´t do it, however. He´s a known quantity. He will fold. He will inform us of the predictable result with tears in his eyes. "No mas!"

#7: The problem on our side is that there is no "Tea Party". There are only numerous, disjoint, incoherent Tea Parties. Some will support individual candidates, others won´t. Many pride themselves in being "non-partisan". Too many are pre-occupied with "Agenda 21" and other such diversions. There is no focus. There is no common purpose. They are stuck in 2010.

That is why we need a new, cohesive, comprehensive, disciplined, effective political party to supplant Boehner and his GOP. There are several "conservative" parties out there: Libertarian, Constitutional, et al. They are principled, but are narrow in scope and have had only limited impact. These must coalesce into something much broader and more effective. They must attract sitting conservative Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats into their ranks so they are not starting at "zero" like the Perot effort. It´s time to go "big time". "Just do it." Our Republic is in the balance.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 12/6/2012 11:02:29 AM     (No. 9051568)

This is nonsense on two counts. One, Reagan was president and could say whatever seemed to work; this is not to discount the fact that he was correct in his confrontation with Communism. Boehner is not president, and has to play from the vantage point the party and the election have given him.

Two, it was ridiculous to let the Obama´s smears on the non-disclosure of Romney´s income and investments - never before demanded of any major candidate to my knowledge - affect the vote for him.

Those sophisticated enough to know the difference, about 70 % of the Republican electorate and 30% of the Dems (the latter don´t matter since their votes were decided.) and most independents should not have been affected by the ridiculous secrecy allegations.

The lower 70% 0f the dem voters were young women, college students, old sports page enthusiasts, welfare recipients and members of the free Cell Phone Party. Ignorance and self interest ruled the day.

Repubs are at a crossroad; they can fall victim to the vilification of Boehner- an oustanding leader of the party in Congress- or they can eschew hysterical and simplistic rants. The Nation is at the same crossroad. we cannot afford the irresponsible anti-Boehner ranting.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: 4diogenes, 12/6/2012 6:07:56 PM     (No. 9052430)

It’s not a revenue problem; it’s a spending problem. Boehner doesn’t get it and he is punishing conservative votes. Let’s dump him.

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