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´You´re a conservative, aren´t you?´
American Thinker, by James Longstree

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Posted By:mikkins2, 5/25/2014 9:35:53 AM

I think we have all had this encounter: a kind of condescending jab, suggesting a non-chic, misguided, non-intellectual train of thought possessed by a non-progressive-thinking person. “You’re a conservative, aren’t you?” The talk show host Dennis Miller has suggested a way to deal with such encounters, and there is some merit in his tack. Do not argue; do not get agitated. Merely smile, drop your jaw, nod. Allow your eyes to glaze over. Play along. Possum-like, rope-a-dope non-confrontational. Enjoy your day, and don’t let this bother you. You are not going to change the mind of the person to whom

I like to make the questioner define what a conservative is.

Usually they just shut up, or stumble all over themselves as I point out the flaws in their perception and then point to issues in which we agree.

Then I can say "Are you a conservative?"?

Got Tea?


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 5/25/2014 9:46:36 AM     (No. 9861182)

I always answer that I´m Libertarian - a Constitutional purist. If it´s not explicitly stated in the U.S. Constitution, the federal government has no business sticking their nose in it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bpl40, 5/25/2014 10:28:28 AM     (No. 9861221)

The Federal Government of the United States, all three branches included, is largely operating outside the framework laid down by the Constitution that brought them into existence. All I want is to put that government back where it belongs. That will take care of ALL the points made in the article and more.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kate318, 5/25/2014 11:32:53 AM     (No. 9861307)

Shortly after the original 9/11, I put up the Vanity Fair cover of the Bush adminstration team in my cubicle. I did it because I liked the photo and what it said to me. 9/11 was the third nail in the political coffin for me (the first 2 being Bill Clinton and the 2000 election), and it pushed me off the fence into declaring I was a conservative, and registering as a Republican. My coming out moment, so to speak. Well, my very liberal boss saw the photo and shrieked, "Oh my God, YOU´RE a Republican?? We´ll talk." The next business trip we took, she demanded (not asked) to know why I was a Republican. I told her that I believed in smaller government and individual responsibility, and she actually agreed with me. Until she got to the subject of abortion. Then, she went postal. I´ve had that conversation many, many times in my life. It starts out relatively calmly, but eventually, most libs go postal...usually when you get to abortion.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wtm, 5/25/2014 11:38:49 AM     (No. 9861308)

As I stated in another post, we need some Conservative Organization to start running commercials about Conservatives/Republicans.

The Lofo´s only know that we are supposed to be BAD, but they don´t know why?

A Commercial along the lines of the Mormon Church ones, that starts out with a person talking about having a good "JOB", getting good "Medical Care", a good "School", etc. and then ends by saying, "I´m a Conservative/Republican" !!!!!

This would show that we are just like normal people, and are not like what Reid/Pelosi wants you to think Conservatives or Republicans are.

THIS needs to happen BEFORE this November !!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 5/25/2014 12:14:15 PM     (No. 9861345)

I´m old and have been a conservative all my life since Goldwater. After the military it didn´t take me long to see the liberalism on college campuses. I saw the movement for what it was now those dancing pot smoking hippies and hip newbies like the president are in charge in Washington. We, the Tea Party, are the radicals and weirdos. I feel I have two more elections to vote in and a loss in 2014 will give us Hillary in 2016 because fraud will get her in with help from a dud Republican candidate run by the elites. I voted for Dole, McCain and Romney but the scare tissue from glass cuts on my knees from crawling keeps me from repeating the same mistake in 2016. Always Tea Party at heart.

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