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Old_Crow 10-21-2012 04:26 PM

Voting for conservative Democrats
 
In my district we have two conservative democrats. It's a wise strategy to keep conservative democrats in office. Even the NRA is sending notices to vote for the conservative democrats, despite a far right republican opponent. Why would the NRA support these candidates? First they show bipartisan support for the NRA agenda. They stall bills in committee so the far left liberals can't flood congress with bill after bill. One last thing if we keep voting for conservative democrats in time people like Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein will seem like lunatics screaming from the corner.

bkt 10-21-2012 04:41 PM

Vote for the person, not the party. If they come close to what you believe on major issues and you want to cast a vote for them, do so.

Overkill0084 10-21-2012 04:46 PM

The problem with conservative Democrats is that when you send them to DC, they typically don't stay conservative very long.
When they show up for that first week of orientation, they at some point get "the briefing." Their situation is explained to them in clear terms.
It boils down to: "Play Ball, or enjoy your one term here in DC."
Then of course there is the same old peer pressure that people deal with from elementary school on. They simply don't want to be social pariahs. Everyone want's to be on the party circuit "a-list."
Are there exceptions? Yes, but they tend to be the exception that proves the rule.
Many of the same rules apply to the Republicans too. The party elite think that conservatives are a necessary evil, not a positive force in the party. So it ain't sunshine and unicorns for conservatives in either party.

Conservative Democrats? Temper your expectations accordingly.

As to NRA support, please note that they endorsed Harry Reid at one point. The NRA goes by that person's record. In the case where a Dem has a decent record and the Republican has no record to reference, they will go with the Dem. Nothing sinister or complex there. Now, if you KNOW or are relatively certain the Republican is pro-gun, but the NRA doesn't, let your conscience be your guide. For all we know, next election, the republican in question might get an "A" rating once he establishes a record that can be pointed to.

Old_Crow 10-21-2012 05:16 PM

The more moderate democrats are already taking hold in congress. The last magazine ban that failed in congress wasn't co-sponsored by a democrat. Joe Lieberman a Libertarian co-sponsored the bill. Every bill has to have co-sponsor to even get into a committee. When the far left can't find a democrat to co-sponsor a radical bill our lives will be much better. We will have defeated the democrats from within.

JonM 10-21-2012 06:54 PM

Please refrain from political posts outside the politics subforum. Thanks

bkt 10-21-2012 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Overkill0084 (Post 984478)
The problem with conservative Democrats is that when you send them to DC, they typically don't stay conservative very long.

Funny, Republicans have the same problem.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old_Crow (Post 984493)
The more moderate democrats are already taking hold in congress. The last magazine ban that failed in congress wasn't co-sponsored by a democrat. Joe Lieberman a Libertarian co-sponsored the bill. Every bill has to have co-sponsor to even get into a committee. When the far left can't find a democrat to co-sponsor a radical bill our lives will be much better. We will have defeated the democrats from within.

Lieberman is not and never was a libertarian; he has been associate with the Democrat party most of his political career, switching to independent after his failed 2000 VP bid. Being anti-progressive, as he seems to be, does not make someone a libertarian.

No libertarian I know favors gun control laws of any sort.


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