An ACTUAL Conservative Viewpoint

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“Our political crisis is a moral opportunity”

Jonathan V Last from The Bulwark made a chilling prediction on October 8th of last year.

“After November 3, the price of admission to GOP politics is going to be an insistence that, actually, Donald Trump did win the election and/or would have won if it hadn’t been stolen/rigged.

That’s going to be dogma for everyone in Republican political life.”

The ouster of Liz Cheney is proof positive of his prediction coming true.

What is scary is his next prediction.

“If Republicans control Congress on January 1, 2025 and also have a majority in the congressional delegations of 26 states, then no matter what the outcome of the popular vote and Electoral College count, they will object to the counting and certifying of the Electoral Votes and decide the presidency by congressional vote.”

Authoritarianism cloaked in the new rhetoric of the GOP, Grand ORANGE Party.

21 thoughts on “An ACTUAL Conservative Viewpoint

    1. Uh, Okay, then how about Michael Gerson, George Will, Bill Crystal, Peggy Noonan, David Frum, Jennifer Rubin, Rick Wilson, etc., etc.

      Or any of this very, very long list of conservative politicians, officials and pundits . . .

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Republicans_who_opposed_the_Donald_Trump_2020_presidential_campaign

      “Conservative” as now used by you, Roberts, Smith and others like you is now virtually meaningless. There are no principles or policies it refers to. Only loyalty to one cult founder whose opinions are ephemeral and who will be dead soon.

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      1. Well, I tend to see conservative as libertarian with a bit of cultural influence overlaying it,

        To me, your list represents the establishment ‘country club’ GOP that never did anything when we gave it power.

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        1. Words have meanings. Libertarians are not conservatives. They are radical reactionaries who oppose just about every aspect of 20th century life.

          But whatever you want to call them, a party or parties who make villains out of people like Mitt Romney, John McCain, John Kasich, Chuck Hagel, Bill Cohen, Tom Ridge, Colin Powell, Robert Gates, James Mattis and even Jeff Sessions and a long list of “RINOS” is a party that is rotten to the core and irredeemably en route to the dustbin of history.

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    2. Actual conservatives did not give in to T****ist Bullshit and lies. They have backbones. And while I may not agree with them on everything, at least those standing up and saying “This is wrong” are worthy of respect.

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  1. If anti-Trump is what Democrats are hoping to focus on in order to deflect from their big government overreach, massive spending, socialism, defund the police, border crisis and partisan power grabs in 2022, this will be easy pickings for Republicans.

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    1. Democrats are not focusing much on Trump compared to the Republicans. They have been extorted big time by a man who professes more political power than he really has. Hence, their efforts to capture that power is akin to a puppy barking at rustling leaves.

      Trumps power lies not in defeating Democrats so much as trashing Republicans he deems disloyal to him and exposing them to primary losses.

      66% was the turnout. About 31% voted for Trump and 34% voted for Biden. This means simply that the Trump base is less than a third of eligible voters. And after the attempted insurrection to overturn the election a lot of registered Republicans left the party in disgust.

      Bottom line is that Trump’s power is an illusion the GOP is unable to shake and I think it will cost them credibility and votes.

      IMHO

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  2. Michael Gerson, George Will, Bill Crystal, Peggy Noonan, David Frum, Jennifer Rubin, Rick Wilson, etc., etc….
    These people have little standing. J. Rubin is a straight-out liberal. Calling her a conservative is the sort of cynical ploy that only a liberal newspaper would try,

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    1. “These people have little standing.”

      More than you ever will.

      And in reality, they are drowned out by the idiocy that is masquerading as “conservatism” today.

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  3. Your declaring that people like George Will, Michael Gerson, Peggy Noonan or any of the others have little standing is – to be very, very generous – laughably ignorant.

    Calling Trump out for what he is does not turn a lifelong conservative like Rubin or any of the others into liberals. Seeing and acknowledging the obvious truth may seem liberal to those like you, but it ain’t.

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  4. “Watching the TV footage of those who entered the Capitol and walked through Statuary Hall, showed people in an orderly fashion in between the stanchions and ropes taking pictures. If you didn’t know the footage was from January 6, you would actually think it was a normal tourist visit,” Rep. Clyde (R, Texas) said.

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    1. Now to be truthful, there was video of people doing what Clyde said. However, if that is the only video he saw of that day, why did he RUN his ass out of the chamber when the door was breached? Why didn’t he embrace the tourists (Don constantly referred to them as “trespassers”)and welcome them to his work place like a good politician?

      The revisionist history of the GQP is where that party is headed. Good riddance to bad garbage.

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