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"Other than early successes in elections of candidates who turned on us immediately, what did the tea party accomplish and why are a few hanging on?"
Well, [that] sentence asks the question that has been at the core of our lives, since our movement began, doesn't it? And it's a question that remains, even in the new era that we are all aware has finally arrived. Let's call it "perception space," for lack of a better term. For most of the time, we conservatives/constitutionalists have lived in a false perception space. We've felt like we've been shouting down a well. No one wanted to hear what we had to say, and this stymied us completely. We had no ideas after that, but have spent much of our time agonizing over it. In fact, the vast majority of conservative articles one finds on line STILL devote themselves to yet another litany of what the Progressives are doing to us and how contradictory and illogical it is and how awful that no one seems to be able to DO anything about it.
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Web Site - Conservative Treehouse...will give you tons of good information.
AFA has put out numerous articles on the GOPe taken from the conservative treehouse. If you have missed those, go to the search box in the upper right corner of this page and put in GOPe and search.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Just looked over the Treehouse site and was awed by all the information so I immediately signed up to receive their email posts. Anything from Breitbart is good enough for me. Am now wondering about Cruz after reading some of the information given. I hope other AFA followers will contact the information provided by jfreden as how to access the site of Treehouse. I for one am going to spread the word to my like minded friends and relatives.
Just to be really clear, AFA has posted and blasted many of the more important articles from the conservative treehouse over the past few months on our Watching the Elections tab. The current Breitbart is NOT a part of the conservative treehouse site. It's our understanding that these guys are from the original Breitbart team from before Breitbart was taken down. We believe that to be true because the Breitbart style is all over that site, more so, in our opinion, than the current Breitbart that now accepts some questionable (again, our opinion) contributors to be published there.
With due respect, you should not think that you are the only thinking people.
By the way, what is the right question ? If you cannot tell us that, your comments are pretty meaningless.
The link is: theconservativetreehouse.com
So you went into districts that were unfriendly ? Kudos to you. Did you really do that or are you just criticizing others ?
You should get educated about Ted. He is a good second choice and no doubt a warrior, but you need to understand that he is funded by people you probably don't like very much.
People say Trump is not conservative. I say, so your candidate is ? Cruz I'll give you a pass on. He just said he'll vote against TPP, but that was not his original stance, nor was his original stance on amnesty a good one, nor several more.
We'll probably not find out if he really means it, because Trump is going to be the next president.
Bill, I see that you are trying to do your own "vetting" in the case of Presidential candidates, I to follow your critical thinking, but to come to a conclusion, that candidates cannot change their viewpoints isn't doing the Republican brand any favors. For if that was the case, that they could NOT change, would mean we have a party that is unbending and intolerant of a changing political landscape. That is what the Democrats say all the time .. that we are stubborn hypocrites ... So are we? In the same vein we are not, and should not be an "all inclusive tent" for that would be like following the winds of change, never knowing where it will take you. We need principled leaders, who may have some failings, but are strong in the ideals that founded our nation and those that have a PASSION for our cherished Federalism and limited Republic. Patrick Henry was just one of those Men !!! This election year it appears that Trump is the leader in that category, but don't let his theater distort us from the facts that we might not see eye-to-eye on everything, he doesn't.
But let us understand that the GOPe infers that "we must all just get along" to be inclusive, yet they are the ones that throw us under the busloads of progressive MSM pundits. Republicans have lost many to that category of Independents because of our lack of Conservatism, these independents didn't run to the Democrats, they went to the side that said "your not listening to us". Just as Ronald Reagan told the Democrat party is response to why he left them ... "you changed I didn't".
The question should be "What are you going to do to regain the Reagan Principles of Conservatism by controlling the House, the Senate, and the Presidency? Throw that dart of understanding at the RINO's, the RNC leadership, and those "representatives" who shake hands across the isle with those who want Conservatism destroyed.
"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent." - General(1880 - 1964)
I don't see anything to disagree with in your comments. Don't think I said anythinig contrary to them, particularly all of them after you discuss chandidates changing viewpoint.
As I said, I give Cruz a pass on the part about being conservative, as I am convinced he is. I like him a lot and he would be my 2nd choice among a lot of poor choices. However, the things about which he has changed his mind (immigration/amnesty, TPP, others) happen to be my hot button issues, so that is very troubling to me. Particularly because of my personal exposure to it, having seen many colleagues lives disrupted or ruined because of it, his position on H1B visas is totally unacceptable.
I don't think there is a path to the nomination for Cruz. That could be wrong, but I thnk GOPe is going to swamp him, and not sure he could win the general because he'll pull very few Dem votes. They don't like him, and believe a lot of the smears that have transpired.
Obviously, all candidates change some positions over time. There is nobody who has not.
My biggest problem with Ted and much moreso the rest of the candidates is their dependency on OTM (other people's money). No matter the intention or resolve to the contrary, OTM is going to affect anyone who is dependent on it. That's just how it works.
The only person who doesn't need OTM is Trump. Trump will also pull many Dem votes. I know, Trump is hard to take and actually no doubt an A.... you know what I mean. But I think it will take A..... who is not dependent on OTM to fix the things that need fixing. IMHO, despite intentions, nobody else has what it will take to do that.
BRAVO, Bill and John. As to Cruz, he voted for the TPP WHILE he's been running for President and against what we the people screamed at them all not to do. He should have changed his mind before he voted for it the first time but he did so because he previously tried to pass a bill to increase by 1000s (500%) the H1B visas to put our own out of work. Excuse me, there is nothing conservative about that. That is a democrat position. Fine - unless you are running for president as a conservative republican: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2900126/ted-cruz-the-president...
Yes it is worth noting ... It's going to get very interesting soon as the horses in this race come into the home stretch. But any of these candidates are better than McCain or Romney was in the boxing ring.
Seems some people are not yet ready to listen. Too bad for us and the country. It's like all the people I tried to talk out of voting for Obama, they were so smitten. As far as the info on GOPe that the conservative treehouse has researched since late 2012 regarding the plan by the RNC, I put my money on the former researchers for Breitbart who actually have access to info none of us have. Besides, Cruz betrayed the country when he tried to increase the H1B visas to take American jobs. A good friend of mine is losing his job to an Indian through the H1B visa program, there for 20+ years. No thanks. I'm convinced Trump is the only candidate who can withstand the brutal assault that is coming for him, Cruz or Carson if they get the nomination because the Chamber and the RNC (but I repeat myself) have the plan ready to launch to destroy both of them because they would rather have Hillary if they don't get Bush. Just look at what they did to Cuccinelli in VA. Lesson learned or maybe not by all.
It is most unfortunate that the RNC and the US Chamber of Commerce will never allow Mr. Cruz to be president. He's conservative for the most part and a very charming young man. They are very powerful and are committed to Mr. Bush. I am glad to see there are so many in favor of Mr. Trump. There is no question he is the candidate to put the RNC and the CoC in their place. It is also very unfortunate that people don't seem to realize we are in new territory on this election. The RNC has never been so vicious against their own. Very sad but also very true. I would far rather have Mr. Trump than that awful Mrs. Clinton. She is a lying hag and I do so hate to say such things about anyone but in the case, it is warranted.