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The Downfall of Conservatism, Inc.

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Posted By: WhamDBambam, 11/5/2019 8:52:20 AM

September 11, 2001 changed a lot of things for a lot of people. I’m no exception. Up until that monumental event I was only marginally political; I read the news, but hadn’t yet formed any sort of cohesive ideology. If anything, I was a fairly typical college student in the South, raised to respect tradition. A decade and a half after the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Flight 93, another monumental event would soon rattle my worldview and drastically alter my political trajectory. And then the planes hit the towers, and my obsession with politics began.

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It appears that the scales are beginning to fall from some eyes. Love the montage accompanying the article.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MDConservative 11/5/2019 9:25:45 AM (No. 227664)
FTA: "No “conservative” in their right mind would cede one centimeter of power to the current Democratic Party. There is simply no moral comparison between them and the President..." Wise up, sap. There is no true two-party system in the USA. There is a UNIPARTY that plays the suckers like fiddles, milks the public coffers, sets their families up in lucrative business and other public offices, and emotes all the great American virtues for their particular tribe's needs. There is no morality is betrayal of the public trust. And that is why PDT can't be let off the hook...why no Republican is defending him in full throat...why Romney is running for president as a shadow candidate behind Weld's cover. The "conservative" American public needs to wise up and behave accordingly.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: rabblerouser 11/5/2019 9:38:32 AM (No. 227679)
Some people are slower than others, but at least this guy woke up. I remember having a discussion with a colleague about the servile nature of the majority of the Republican party back in 2009. I had sworn off voting because of this fact. Trump brought me back to the fold.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: spacer 11/5/2019 9:38:37 AM (No. 227680)
Like my dear old mother used to say, "proof is in the puddin". And President Trump has proven his detractors as the fakes they are.Good article, Thanks for posting.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Strike3 11/5/2019 9:44:31 AM (No. 227686)
Excellent exposure of all of the wishy-washy conservatives out there who's real nature was drawn out. It causes me to respect people like Rush Limbaugh that much more for seeing the qualities of Donald Trump very early as I did. When he was up on that debate stage I could see why he was casting barbs at the other conservative candidates, he was exposing weaknesses and character traits that they obligingly opened themselves up to us with angry outbursts that exposed their true selves and made them look very small. John McCain, John Kasich, Little Marco, formerly respected people who fell one by one. Donald Trump was the obvious master and they were being played without realizing it. People said that he was being petty and immature. He was simply using advanced psychology to force the frauds to reveal themselves. He's now using the same techniques on the democrats and they are dropping like flies. We are very fortunate to have this man or the last three years in America would have been pure misery.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: starboard 11/5/2019 9:58:48 AM (No. 227708)
Conservatism Inc is dead and buried with no sympathy for the big elite egos of Washington DC who wear their hurt pride on their foreheads. They're part of the Deep State and I hold them just as responsible as the radical Dems for the crap that's going on in Washington. Especially now that President Trump is making strides economically and the American people are starting to thrive once again. If Mitt Romney and David French try to influence the senate to vote for impeachment, they will have to answer to the American People whom they're kicking in the butt. We will not stand by and be disrespected by these two cream puff wannabees. When I look back, I'm happy Mitt Romney lost to Obama in 2012, for no other reason but to make President Trump run for potus.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 11/5/2019 10:50:31 AM (No. 227762)
I agree with his points, but I started from a different place. I didn't know anything much about Trump when this all started, had never seen his TV shows, I had head of "The Apprentice" but didn't know that Trump was associated with it. I avoid NYC-centric news in general, and gossip "news" as much as I can, so I had little idea about him, a bit of slop over here and there, knew he was a NYC real estate/hotel mogul, rich and had several marriages and divorces played out in the papers. I didn't care one way or the other about Trump, really. Then I started hearing what he was saying about policy. Initially, I laughed, and loved it, and wondered if he was serious. The more I listened, the more I liked what he said, still curious if it was a scam or what, since I had no real idea about who he was. I loved watching him put the other candidates down.....except for Cruz, that displeased me very much, and I thought was unfair and unneeded, but I got over it. Cruz handily won the primary in Kansas, but probably could not have beaten Hellary. So, in the end, it was for the best. Now, I love the President, and find very little that I don't like about him. His policies are wonderful, such a breath of fresh air. I especially love him exposing and literally destroying the "conservative punditry" (or more accurately letting them destroy themselves). I am glad that Kristol, Jonah, Romney, Boot, Will and a dozen more are now laughing stocks and having trouble making anything like the living, or getting the attention that they previously did. They have proven to be fakes, not actually conservatives, and far more interested in getting along with and getting invited to the parties of their leftist friends than they are in actually changing the country and WINNING. GO Trump! Keep making America great. And I don't miss the phony "conservatives" at all.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lucky5 11/5/2019 1:43:24 PM (No. 227928)
Excellent article. I totally agree with. Those faux elitist conservatives truly turned out to be cruise ship/cocktail parties and self promoting out for themselves only. What they say now is all left wing and goes against everything I hold dear as a conservative.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 11/5/2019 3:27:20 PM (No. 228010)
Rush read excerpts from this today. Good stuff.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: F15 Gork 11/5/2019 4:42:07 PM (No. 228050)
By the time Trump was 1/2 way down the escalator, I was onboard...
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Italiano 11/5/2019 5:00:34 PM (No. 228061)
Got news for the GOP. Post-Trump, a lot of us aren't coming back.
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