Hell, the Democrats Drummed Joe Lieberman Right Out of the Party
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And that’s why CPAC’s decision to not invite Christie was probably a mistake. I’ve enjoyed my visits to CPAC. (Heck, I was named its conservative journalist of the year in 2011.)

The problem is that CPAC is the first bottleneck in the Republican presidential pipeline, and at precisely the moment the party should be making every effort to be — or at least seem! — as open as possible to differing points of view, it’s chosen to exclude the most popular governor in the country.

Then change its name to the Republican Political Action Committee and invite him.

But “opening conservatism to as many differing points of view as possible” is one of the biggest problems with conservatism in America today. An ideology that attempts to stand for everything stands for nothing.

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Hell, the Democrats Drummed Joe Lieberman Right Out of the Party — 2 Comments

  1. Well I see trouble brewing. What are the red lines for conservatives?

    1. Abortion
    2. Gays
    3. Drugs

    All places where the electorate is becoming more liberal. So if you win the CPAC endorsement your odds of winning the general election are greatly reduced. Could some one hold the Conservative view on those issues and still say: “it is none of the governments business” and win the CPAC endorsement?

    I do not believe that is possible. So what will we be getting? Can’t win without the base. Can’t win with them. Deep in the red socialism here we come.