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The GOP Needs a General Grant
American Thinker, by Tom Thurlow

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Posted By:EnsignO´Toole, 2/2/2013 11:04:04 AM

Lately there have been a number of analogies made between various liberal political positions and the abolitionist Union side in the Civil War. No doubt this is a result of the 2012 Steven Spielberg movie Lincoln, and its notoriety, and the universal need to identify with the virtuous side of any historical struggle.[Snip]As a gun owner, I resent the comparison. But if there are any credible analogies to be made with today´s political movements and Abraham Lincoln, it is between the Union side of the Civil War and today´s Republican Party.

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Democrats always seem to hi-jack presidents who never believed what Democrats believe - think Thomas Jefferson.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dman, 2/2/2013 11:13:50 AM     (No. 9154232)

Spot on. A must read. GOP reluctance to engage has contributed to the public slumber that persists to this day, as argued in another thread: http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=721738

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dirtydave, 2/2/2013 11:22:44 AM     (No. 9154252)

I had the same thought. The GOP just has McClellan´s, and why not? The pay is good, no real responsibilities, grudging MSM respect as long as you stay in line, get invited to swell parties.

Hey, who wants to end up like Sarah Palin? She´s still in Wasilla. Who wants to end up in a place like that? (Worse, she likes it there.) That´s where principle and conviction and ideas gets you.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: harleynyc, 2/2/2013 11:24:11 AM     (No. 9154254)

Palin is still at the top of my list.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 2/2/2013 11:45:45 AM     (No. 9154288)

The existing Republican establishment does not seem to be up to the job at hand. It looks like they are playing by an entirely different set of rules than the other side is using - and with which they have been winning.

The very things that characterize Republicans and conservatives -emotional maturity, respect for the truth, good manners, cautiousness and moderation etc.- handicap them in dealing with radicals and extremists of the Left, for whom winning power is all that counts.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JHBoatwright, 2/2/2013 11:59:14 AM     (No. 9154318)

NO!
The GOP needs a General Lee.
Lee always planned to make the best use of what he had.
Grant really had no plan other than to keep pushing men forward to exhaust the Confederacy´s ammunition.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bluefindad, 2/2/2013 1:38:00 PM     (No. 9154531)

Palin came to mind as I read the article and, viola! - as soon as I opened up the Ldot comments, other posters had beat me to it!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: noproblems, 2/2/2013 2:16:34 PM     (No. 9154599)

please do realize that Reagan was the exception and not the rule.

i just do not understand why people expect republicans to do things they have never done. our last two nominees could not even challenge a lite weight like 0bama.



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Posted By: EnsignO´Toole- 2/2/2013 11:04:04 AM     Post Reply
Lately there have been a number of analogies made between various liberal political positions and the abolitionist Union side in the Civil War. No doubt this is a result of the 2012 Steven Spielberg movie Lincoln, and its notoriety, and the universal need to identify with the virtuous side of any historical struggle.[Snip]As a gun owner, I resent the comparison. But if there are any credible analogies to be made with today´s political movements and Abraham Lincoln, it is between the Union side of the Civil War and today´s Republican Party.



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