Why are conservatives so insecure?

https://www.businessinsider.com/mitt-romney-impeachment-vote-physical-safety-fears-cpac-chair-2020-2

“This year, I would actually be afraid for his physical safety, people are so mad at him,” Matt Schlapp told “Full Court Press with Greta Susteren” on Sunday.“ Matt Schlapp, Chairman of CPAC

Then he also rescinds the invitation to the annual meeting. WTF? Is this a “no grownups allowed” sign nailed to the clubhouse door?

Meanwhile, Trump is insulting the man daily for a perfectly reasonable vote based on his personal principles.

This is truly embarrassing for the nation and the Republican Party. Not the president, of course. He wallows in this stuff.

I am reminded of the old saw, “Never get into a wrestling match with a pig. You’ll only get filthy, plus the pig loves it.”

Honestly, physical threats and banishment from CPAC? Are these people insane?

In case someone tries to spin that it was not a “threat”, think about announcing that sentiment on a media outlet like FOX.

Jerks.

19 thoughts on “Why are conservatives so insecure?

  1. It is apparent that Trump has taken over what used to be THE conservative political party. CPAC should change its name to TPAC.

    See Steve C’s letter to the editor in this morning’s Pilot.

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  2. I can give you a somewhat of a paradoxical answer. They are insecure because they will not, or cannot allow themselves to, compromise. There is no middle ground.

    Once you stake a position that you claim as the only one allowed by your highly principled beliefs, you end any chance at introspection. You are forced to believe on Wednesday exactly what you believed on Monday, no matter what the Hell happened on Tuesday.

    Thus, any and all evidence, observations, or theories presented to the contrary of your “highly principled” position is an attack. When you put yourself in a position under constant attack, you are, by definition, insecure.

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    1. The six legged horse sounds fine to me. But then, math has never been a strength.

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    1. @Roberts

      You are a Trump supporter and you accuse Len of bigotry? I give you full marks for Chutzpah.

      As a matter of fact LOTS of “conservatives” made the decision to ban Romney from attending CPAC and lots more – including Mr. Trump – have applauded that decision.

      And, by the way. That conservative did not say “something stupid.” He said something true. With all the knuckle dragging, gun-toting troglodytes in Trump’s orbit his odious rhetoric DOES put people in danger.

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      1. RE: “all the knuckle dragging, gun-toting troglodytes in Trump’s orbit”

        You are much better at bigotry than Mr. Rothman.

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        1. @Roberts

          Oh, yeah! He is far too civil and kind. Which is why your ugly accusations are so offensive.

          With that said, the general connotation of “bigotry” is the irrational dislike of someone for who they are. My dislike of Trump supporters is not irrational – I love this country and I see them destroying it. And, that dislike is based on what they CHOOSE to DO and SAY not who they are.

          But go ahead, call me a “bigot” until you turn blue. I am fine with that.

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    2. If it had been said by Bob Smith, I would agree that is cherry picking. But the Chairman of CPAC along with those who acquiesced in the organization and praised him from all corners, media and elsewhere, for the banishment I would put more weight on those comments.

      What you are suggesting is that because you have highlighted AOC or BLM for unfortunate comments as examples of Democratic thinking, then you should bear the mantle of bigot yourself.

      That is the time worn technique of conservative talk shows. Bring on some liberals from the fringes and professionally excoriate them as representing the Democrats. Hannity was a master of that.

      Schlapp is a top, influential, mainstream figure from the right. His words have weight.

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      1. RE: “What you are suggesting is that because you have highlighted AOC or BLM for unfortunate comments as examples of Democratic thinking, then you should bear the mantle of bigot yourself.”

        I have certainly called AOC, specifically, an idiot. But if you can catch me making inappropriate generalizations about people based on individual cases, please do bring it to my attention.

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      2. Oh this is rich. You bring my name into this nonsense of faux indignation? Have you even paid any attention to your party’s debates? It is utterly laughable beyond comprehension. To be level headed, both party’s are engaging in self preservation as always. Democrats have taken it to cosmic proportions this time.

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        1. Hey, I gave you credit and all, too.

          I will dispute the “faux indignation”.

          It was not faux.

          Schlapp is an asshole for tossing out that Romney might “have an accident”.

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  3. Why are conservatives so insecure? They aren’t. The real ones are hiding. (Except Steve Cornelius) The ones you are talking about, Len, are FORMER conservatives who sold their souls to Trump.

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  4. Oh this is rich. You bring my name into this nonsense of faux indignation? Have you even paid any attention to your party’s debates? It is utterly laughable beyond comprehension. To be level headed, both party’s are engaging in self preservation as always. Democrats have taken it to cosmic proportions this time.

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    1. @BobR

      Take it easy there Bob. Your name was brought into it only to make the important distinction between what is said by a random person on the internet versus what is said by a prominent leader of a prominent organization.

      Your postings remind me of my now deceased father. He was a decent fellow but he spent his retirement years listening to talk radio, Rush Limbaugh and Fox News. As he did so, he grew angrier and angrier and his discussion of things political devolved into name-calling, conspiracy nonsense and strongly stated negative opinions of political leaders without rational reasons.

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