Rush says this better then I ever could and it also applies to those who call Paulites kooks.

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  • Brian H

    There are things I like about Paul as well.

    • Whodat

      Me too. His problem with people like me is that the core Paulites generally support all abortions and legalizing drugs and a general list of Libertarian “freedom” touch stones which I feel would lead to anarchy and chaos in our danger-filled society.

      So, it is not Paul so much, but his core can get a little “kookie” – but, hey, if they win 3% of any vote, they call it a win and they say that some point was made… You gotta admit, that is a little kookie, too.

      But, wait: When Paul said that we brought 9/11 on ourselves, that edged into the “K-Zone”

  • Whodat

    I happened to hear that rant of Rush’s –
    I was in my pick-up driving,
    At one point, I just pulled off the road
    In deference to surviving.

    It made sense, but much, much more, it
    Got me so fired up I glowed:
    I left that parking lot with new resolve
    As I pulled out on that road.

    Rush is Right, yet once again, and I
    Agree; Let us focus on Job 1:
    Beating Obama in every way on everything
    And, undoing all the harm he’s done.

    • Brian H

      The way to do that is to secure seats and de-claw this administration. My only point.

      • http://www.wildfiretreasures.com/ Troy La Mana

        I agree with you but you do that with quality candidates or else they will vote the bums out during the next election cycle and you are right back where you started.

        • Brian H

          Much agreed, Troy. I am not suggesting that the party should always play it safe with the “establishment” candidate, because, I agree, it is many of them who led to this point. But, this election cycle is just too close and just too important, so, I am more cautious and a bit more strategically conservative when it comes to trying to win seats.

          • http://www.wildfiretreasures.com/ Troy La Mana

            Be the tortoise instead of the rabbit and you’ll have staying power to effect change.. or is that dechange?

  • http://www.politicalderby.com/ Jason Wright, Editor

    PS: Rush’s comment that Obama is a ‘jackass’ is exactly his problem. Saying dumb things like that dilutes his message.

    • Brian H

      Rush should understand that you shouldn’t call candidates “jackass”. Having different ideas doesn’t make you a “jackass”…….

  • Brian H

    Rush’s rant is a red herring.

    Rush seems to be suggesting that those of us who have concerns about O’Donnell’s candidacy, or others, do so because we disagree with their positions. As many of us have tried many times to explain in this forum, our concerns have to do with the fact the potential GOP wins have been sacrificed for ideologically pure candidates who are weak candidates who will only help secure power for Democrats.

    Palin is a GREAT example. I love her positions on issues, I love her energy, I love her advocacy for conservative issues. I do not love her as a candidate. I think she was, is, and will be a poor candidate, regardless of how much I agree with her.

    I am not sure how Rush’s rant has anything to Paulites. I am not sure why Troy can’t seem to understand our arguments on this issue. I am not suggesting he, or anyone else, has to agree with those of us who question O’Donnell’s victory, just please don’t continue to distort our motives.

    I love Rush, he is a great voice for conservatism. I am also glad he is not head of the Republican Party. Party leaders have a responsibility to help get candidates seated in seats they can win. Rush has the responsibility for getting people to listen to his show.

    • http://www.politicalderby.com/ Jason Wright, Editor

      Amen. I’m very uncomfortable agreeing with Brian H, but I fear I just did :)

      • Brian H

        No need to feel discomfort, never “misunderestimate” the power of the Dark Side.

        I am trying really hard to be as level headed on this issue as I can.

    • http://www.wildfiretreasures.com/ Troy La Mana

      I knew you wouldn’t understand why you shouldn’t call candidates kooks. Having different ideas doesn’t make you a kook, especially when most of what Ron Paul ran on makes a lot of sense today.

      • Brian H

        Nobody has ever suggested that anyone who has a different point of view is a kook. Another red herring aimed at targeting me once again for something I said three years ago in referencing Ron Paul 9/11 Truthers and his inability to denounce them. Nice try, Troy. You are not a kook, just a one trick pony.

      • Brian H

        Troy. Is there any topic that can be posted where Ron Paul does not become the topic of conversation for you? My goodness. Enough Ron Paul, already. We get it. You li…love…Ron Paul. Congrats.

        • http://www.wildfiretreasures.com/ Troy La Mana

          I love what Ron Paul stands for, not the man. Bring me a candidate that has a similar platform and I’d be for that one too.

          Ron Paul’s message has more backing then you, or any establishment member, would like to admit as evidenced with the Tea Party backing of Rand Paul.

          If the tidal wave from the Tea Party builds more steam after the mid-term elections I would bet Paul, or someone like him, will make major inroads during the primary season of 2012.

    • Red State Eddio

      Actually, Brian, I think your premise is wrong. Rush is not saying “that those of us who have concerns about O’Donnell’s candidacy, or others, do so because we disagree with their positions.” No–he’s saying that Rs or C’s have concerns because of the collateral side shows from their past don’t make them appear like the perfect answer to the Dem/Lib issue. This strikes especially as R’s who want to be invited into the wine & brie crowd (mostly libs), and can’t publicly declare their support for certain (or many) T-party or Conservative candidates because of their “image” being projected in X-ray fashion by the LSM. Their positions on issues may be fine; it’s their “style points” that these people are embarrassed over.

      Rush’s point is you could either sit around and wait for perfect candidates while letting Obama destroy the nation, or you can support the people who are running and help them get elected. The time to sit on the sidelines and critique while doing nothing is over.

      • Brian H

        “Rush’s point is you could either sit around and wait for perfect candidates while letting Obama destroy the nation.”

        I agree with that statement 100%. That is why myself and others have suggested that supporting the less than ideal candidate is sometimes a necessary evil.

        You and I have the same goal, Red, to stop this administration from destroying the nation. That is why I am willing to not sit and wait for the “perfect candidate” and am willing to support light red Republicans in dark blue districts where their valuable seat may determine who controls our legislative branch of government.

        Delaware is the perfect example. On policy issues I am almost 100% behind O’Donnell, yet, because I honestly believe that she is a longshot, at best, to unseat the Democrats, I would have been willing to support the less than perfect candidate who I believed was in the best position to win.

        Can you imagine how nice this would be playing out for stopping Obama if we knew that the Delaware seat was a GOP lock?