Another Red State Philosophical GemSubmitted by BurningsiriusΩ™ on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 04:15
Sorry, but I am doing opposition research and I found another jewel of ignorance. Reagan called libertarianism the heart of conservativism. Of course, these guys have put themselves against the wall. They will not compromise no matter what unless it involves a candidate who wants war. If the candidate is prowar, then he can be as statist as he wants. Paul supporters need not apply to keep the GOP intellectually honest about spending, taxes and the debt. Of course when we remind the GOP about this, we 'turn them off' to local Tea Party groups. I say more power to us.
Let us see what Redstate thinks about that.
"The issue becomes, where to go or even, is there anywhere to go? The nature of the Tea Party groups across the country is steeped in its desire for individual independence from each other. That lack of unity, as seen by the disjointed support for various candidates, makes it very difficult for conservatives to move to the Tea Parties with any degree of ability to influence a Presidential election. My local Tea Party group is very Ron Paul oriented and that has completely turned me off from support or attendance, particularly when one of the organizers and I had a very disagreeable conversation of Paul vs. Perry in which he was insistent that libertarianism was conservatism. This is patently not so, but many Tea Party groups cannot make the differentiation. Another Tea Party vulnerability is the co-option of some of the groups by the Republican Party. It saw quickly, that the Tea Party movement was useful to keep together and under the party’s control and infiltrated some of them with big government ideologs positioned as leaders who have muted the conservative message and turned the organizations into a propaganda hub to keep the conservatives close to and subjective to, the Republican party."
Read more at: hxxp://www.redstate.com/paladin1/2012/02/03/the-state-of-conservatism/