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Looking for Mr. or Ms.
‘Perfect Republican’

PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon

Original Article

Posted By:Hazymac, 5/17/2014 8:48:01 PM

If I were a politician, I hope I’d be ruthless. If I weren’t, I’d be a certain loser. Everyone I ever met it in that profession was far from a choirboy. The village priest is not likely to be able to stand up to the likes of, say, Harry Reid, which is only about a couple of degrees short of standing up to Saddam. (Snip) Every human I have met has strengths and weaknesses in varying degrees and can be used for different purposes. Seeing people in groups is reactionary. It is, as we know, what Democrats do.

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What Simon says is the truth. As unapologetically conservative/libertarian as I am, I understand that 1.) there are no perfect candidates for public office, and 2.) in Blue states and districts, moderate to liberal Republicans are probably the furthest right who could win. Better a Susan Collins than a Joe Biden. I also object to most Libertarian Party candidates. If these sure losers could have restrained themselves, the GOP would have a majority in the U.S. Senate, and Harry Reid would have been neutered, if not muzzled.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: uno, 5/17/2014 9:09:52 PM     (No. 9852798)

I don´t need "perfect". I want "genuine"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gringolite, 5/18/2014 3:17:23 AM     (No. 9852938)

I am not looking for perfection.
I am looking for someone/anyone who won´t sell me out/pee on my leg and tell me it´s raining.
No more squishy/pro ILLEGAL immigration,tax and spend,lifetime in DC types.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 5/18/2014 5:28:18 AM     (No. 9852971)

For better and (mostly) worse, I think we´re forever stuck with "lifetime in DC" types. The enormous cost of running for office, the expertise needed in a wide array of disciplines, the demands of the video/high tech age - all these things taken together practically require anyone interested in public service to make it a full time profession. The founders never could have figured on this, but it is what we have.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: mulhaven, 5/18/2014 10:37:05 AM     (No. 9853245)

Simon takes too narrow a view. Being a career politician is not a qualification to be president. Principles are what matter, and experience in dealing with people is very important. But knowing the devious tricks of politics, or knowing all the players intimately, is not a necessity. If a candidate of good principle can be found, and that person has adequate life experience, along with a belief in the American people, and with a comprehension of the civil society, and not lusting after power over others, etc, then that candidate does not need to know the halls of Washington. Those who are comfortable with the gas bagging of Washington are likely past their "best before date".

´Ruthlessness´ seems to be the wrong word. That is a word that applies to the politics of the socialists, and it is one of the things that makes them so offensive. It is what leads to the "by any means" mentality. Thinking of oneself as being "too nice" to be in politics is, in my mind, a put down of decent people (like Tea Partiers) and a flattering of ones own ego.

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