Political: The truth is that the conservatives like feeling aggrieved more than they like exercising authority"
"In both cases, it is really a divide between conservatives and Republicans. The near-total capture of the GOP by conservatives has created a situation which has now come to a head. They call it the Conservative Movement for a reason. They have places to go. The problem is, the American people do not want to go there.
"The conservative movement is too stupid to live, but the Republican Party is too advantaged by law to die. It would like to remake itself into a party that reflects the values of enough Americans for them to win. But conservatives would rather wallow in their own impotence and rage than change their core beliefs."
"The coalition cannot hold. The most reactionary of the bunch have the advantage of being correct about one thing. Without race-hatred and religious tribalism and gay-bashing and attacks on women's rights, the GOP has no coalition at all. It would simply scatter to the winds. So, they will persist."
by That's funny! January 7, 2013 9:28 AM
Find a life TF. Borrow someone else's if you need to. And go live it.
by Fire for Effect January 7, 2013 9:44 AM
Another good Old opinion piece. Are you trying to pass it off as factual?? Or just trying to rile up the base?? Either way not much to respond too.
by the cisco kid January 7, 2013 9:56 AM
But conservatives would rather wallow in their own impotence and rage than change their core beliefs."
In 2006 & 2008 the Blue Dog coalition brought the Democrats into the House majority. Since then the wingnuts have taken back control and the landslide of 2010 was the largest turnaround in more than 70 years. Amazing recognition on your part. i guess as long as you're searching for fault in others you'll be fine
by Sooner Nation January 7, 2013 10:07 AM
TF, yet another quote designed to soothe the left and incite the right, like most of the partisan commentary on this site. The quote is no more valid than a million other opinions, such as but not limited to the following - both having some elements of truth:
“The most radical of the bunch have the advantage of being correct about one thing. Without business-hatred and exultation of the state over the individual and elitist intellectualism and attacks on free enterprise, the Democratic Party has no coalition at all. It would simply scatter to the winds. So, they will persist."
by oldbe January 7, 2013 10:17 AM