Friday, November 7, 2008

Republicans DO Need to Get a Grip

There is indeed a problem with the republican party and I am going to tell you what it is. Take a seat, take a listen or eyeball the words I am going to say my fellow republicans. Put these words into your brains and let them sit, stay and resonate awhile. The problem is this: the "party line" towers that un-invite the "non-purist" or "moderate" republicans are missing the boat. This is so stupid. The way I see it is this is a sure fire way to lose EVEN MORE ELECTIONS, example exhibit A: Tuesday. The republican party should welcome people from center to right. I myself have been called a liberal because HOLY SHIT...I agree with McCain and Bush on immigration, not to mention my views on homeschooling. This nonsensical approach that republican talk show idiots and the conservative "purist" crowd have adopted is a sure loss for every election from here on out. PERIOD! I am tired of being called a RINO by the self-proclaimed ideological conservative police who deem themselves "true" conservatives striving for the days of Reagan. MEMO:To:Conservatives: Reagan spent worse than Bush, he gave AMNESTY to illegals(and called it AMNESTY). He had a terrible approval rating at the end of his Presidency with a declining economy and a rising deficit. He is now the icon of the republican party and he is one of America's most beloved Presidents, as he should be. So let's not get so sanctimonious with our "true" and "pure" republicanism. Let's embrace what is indeed conservatism and stick to our principles, but not have a screaming COW when a fellow republican disagrees or has a difference in opinion. Breaking out the liberal accusation is soooo grade school and lame. Last time I checked a chad punched with an R by it ends up a W at the end of the day. This cold shoulder to moderate republicans is straight out of the liberal baby playbook. Its way too snotty for me and perhaps if I don't properly tow the party line, then you purist republicans can continue to not count on my vote and lose, lose, lose. Its fine with me. But don't start kissing my butt when you want my moderate vote next time, because obviously you either adhere to an exactness of conservative ideology or you can get the hell out of the party. I hate RINO whiners! You are the most retarded people on earth and you help lose elections with your big fat baby tantrums of sanctimonious horse crap. I would just like you to say thank you when I punch the R chad and keep your purist ideals to yourself. We are all on the same team whether we agree 100% or not. Let's start acting like it and win some elections PEOPLE!

22 comments:

pnorris said...

Great post Nikki.

Righty64 said...

Hmm, Reagan did actually have good approval numbers at the end of his presidency. I do not totally disagree with what you are saying. But, here is the difference between Ronald Reagan and those that have suceeded him. He always framed the debate on conservative terms. He did not give quarter to the other side. Yes, he was for amnesty for illegal aliens, but he wanted to have stricter border enforcement, like I do. I am somewhere in the middle. The problem with the last attempt was no enforcement of laws already on the books. My problem with so-called moderates is that they do not realize that once you get people to VOTE Republican, have them BECOME Republicans. I live here in California. Supposedly, we have a Republican governor. But today, he is talking about hiking our state sales tax by 1 1/2 cents over three years. On way too many issues, he allows the other side to frame the debate and thus abandons basic conservatism. I think that you are center-right. And the fact we do not agree on everything is A-OK. Your homeschooling post was great. It really created a lot of conversation. I am more conservative probably than you are. But, and here is the genius of Reagan. If we agree 80% of the time, I can live with that and consider you an ally. Why do you think that Sarah Palin resonated? I became a supporter of Johnny Mac BECAUSE of Sarah. At least we have a debate on this side. Think the lefty-libs do?

Anonymous said...

The problem Ron created is that he made for some good times by borrowing. Same as now, but a time comes when you gotta pay your bills.

Nikki said...

Thanks p-wog! :)N

righty, very well said! I LOVE the 80% comment. It has been very frustrating to me that conservatives took so long to support the guy we GOT. Yea he wasn't a total righty but the party was too busy fighting over who was the most conservative and then poof, we have John McCain and Mitt is a sell-out moderate and gone. You make some great points and they are very well taken, you my friend are my ally for real! :)N

anonymous, bills do need to pay but let's not act like dems don't max out the credit cards! :)N

Sandi said...

I think if both parties went more towards the middle we'd all be better off.

And kudos to you for even mentioning the word "homeschooling" after the last time!

DB said...

Too bad "true" conservatives like Rush Limbaugh don't understand your well-put post. He has already "declared war" after touting the "appeal to the base" bs for the last year or so. That's what lost me.

It's Me said...

There is indeed a civil war in the repub party. I am neither party. I voted for Reagan. I voted for Ross Perot. This year was a complete disaster for repubs as they had no solid agenda except. The only thing I heard from their party was how terrible the other party was. The "hatred" agenda wasn't strong enough to win the election. Too much focus on "terrorist, even going as far as to try to convince Americans that our newly elect prez was a terrorist buddy himself. Americans were already fooled once about terrorist and didn't fall for it again. No solid solutions to the state of our financial woes ....wish washy...

To boot....too much division amongst the veep choice. No unity. A complete civil war amongst the the elephants.

ba and the boys said...

you never disappoint nikki. great post. i am going t be checking back to see what comments are posted.

Nikki said...

Patti, you can only say that because dems were so decisive in their nominee and never say the GOP is evil...:)N

Nikki said...

Sandi, I agree...moderation in all things wins elections, except Obama is pretty far left, but at least reps would have been more unified with a clearer message! :)N

Nikki said...

DB, thanks! It seems like we can all agree on some things and still welcome dissent...total compliance is sooo retarded! :)N

Nikki said...

BA, you are so funny! and this is for you and Sandi...HOMESCHOOLING! :)N

namaste said...

it is always good to reassess and look objectively at where one has failed if there will be any chance at future success.

excellent post, nik. and very good points made.

:)

Ducky's here said...

That was an excellent post, nikki.

Myself, I'd never join Republicans but I would welcome an honest bipartisan Republican Party that can be reasoned with.

I will point out that when Clinton (VERY moderate) was voted in there was no way to keep the rabid dogs like "Talent on Loan from Synthetic Morphine" Limbaugh or morons like Bill O'Rielly from polluting the dialog.

I also though that the McCain/Kennedy immigration bill was pretty decent but is there any way in this country for that alliance to form. Nope.

But good luck purging the crazies. They already want an 85 I.Q. mediocrity like Palin to make a comeback.

Khaki Elephant said...

Great post, Nikki. I consider myself a strong Republican (actually, I consider it being a "real Republican") but find myself at odds with some who claim conservatism because of my stance on things like gay marriage, capital punishment and many environmental issues. But to me, my position on those issues reflects a combination of responsibility and smaller a less intrusive government . . . and isn't that real "conservatism?"

Of course, those claiming conservatism for themselves do have one thing right, we need to get back to our party's roots when it comes to controlling government spending!

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

HMMMM. The Rino thing has certainly been over done. Essential GOP seems to hook up fiscal conservatives, social conservatives, and some neocons and Straussian Purists. The Donkey partydoes prett much the same with fiscallly liberal and social liberaly with some neocons.

GOP actually has a prett good message - they just need some awesome sales ppl.

Ducky's here said...

You have a tough road to go becoming a pricipled Republican, Nikki

Because if most of Right Wing understands anything it is this – as frustrating and degrading as it is to men like Trent Lott, Tom Tancredo, G. Felix Allen, Rick Santorum et. al. who really, really want to shout their love for all things Segregated and/or Despotic from the rooftops, it is still not socially acceptable to publicly embrace and celebrate your Inner Klansman.

Thus they must commune with their Swine Army in code.

They must use lightly encrypting hate speech to manipulate the Rove Rods to get the Electoral Reactor Core seething hot enough to activate the base...but always keep the Bobo Koolant level of soothing denial, spin and outright lies juuust high enough to keep the Moderates from being directly exposed to and freaked out by the unshielded Core of the GOP.

You have a daunting task. I wish you luck.

Righty64 said...

Ducky, no you do not wish the Republican party luck at all. But, back to Khaki Elephant. There is room for you in MY Republican party. Like I wrote earlier, I take 80 percenters. It is on key core issues that I had serious disagreements with Sen. McCain. And, he never did a good enough job in articulating why he had the differences. I had a real hard time with him taking government money for the general election and then calling out Obama on it when he did not. I do not support any taxpayer dollars going to election campaigns, period. Even if one believes in globaloney warming (I do not), the solution Sen. McCain proposed was more government. I really believe that the private sector can do a better job at getting us to a different place. And, I really do consider myself an environmentalist. But, I try to look at a real balanced approach to that end. No, we need each other in the GOP. Also, a lot of the solutions will come at the state and local level. And, what is more Republican/conservative than that!

Z said...

you make some good points, Nikki....but the Republicans are far more a 'big tent' than the Democrats are, so I'm thinking this kind of "you're not enough like US" thing is just systemic in any group...not everybody's going to agree. You're going to get people slamming moderates, you're going to get people slamming the more extreme 'wingers'.
I'm pretty happy with the discussion between Republicans....You don't see too many Dems (but Miller and Lieberman) really talk out and that worries me more than the behavior of Republicans; I think it's healthier for the country when both sides talk about their differences, their similarities, etc., and then people can better decide where they stand.
You don't hear too many on the left dissing their own, though i do believe Republicans eat their young at the REAL improper times, like the night before elections.

What you can get in a real lather about is Obama's 'unity' and 'nonpartisanship' he SAYS he wants..wait for it...it'll be the typical "You have to come to the the Left side, then we'll have unity" ... and, the centrists in the Republican party might be willing to go there..I hope not.

Ducky's here said...

Lieberma, z? The Democrats gelding?

Obama is playing this real smart. If Holy Joe moves one foot off the reservation the Obama crew can quietly make things so awful that he bolts the Party, at which point the Party has its fall guy.

PRESIDENT Obama's Press Secretary can announce in his or her best more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger voice that although the PRESIDENT gave Holy Joe every chance to redeem himself for his many, many betrayals, it is obvious now that Joe is incorrigibly bent and can never be trusted.

We keep the idea of bipartisanship alive and we keep Holy Joe under our thumb. Welcome to big time politics Chicago style.

Kevin said...

Hey Nikki, stop by my friend Laura's blog The Red Wrath - she was one of my first blog buddies. She was away for a while, but recent events have brought her back to blogosphere. Give her some link love!

Nikki said...

Hey Kevin, done. thanks for the vine! :)N