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June 26, 2015

There is no conservative party. There is a Republican Party.

The purpose of the party and its politicians, much like that of its Democratic counterpart, is to obtain money and privileges for its major donors.
 That doesn't mean that its members don't have other ideals and agendas, but Republican politicians who rise high enough come from an urban and suburban establishment that is more liberal than its base. Expecting them to care as much about your issues as you do is unrealistic. They will only do the right thing insofar as it helps them A. Get control of money B. Advance their careers C. Become popular And this is a good thing. It means that they're controllable. Sultan Knish: Be the Best Saboteur You Can Be

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 26, 2015 6:55 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Knish wrote a nice article, but commented only the carrots that congressmen chase from their donors. We on the right should also consider the stick factor also influencing a congressman.

They are also influenced by pain caused by bad press, lawsuits, aggressive investigation of their pasts, picketing, demonstrations, rotten tomatoes thrown at them, etc. etc. That's the stick.

The left knows this and works it hard. The internet is rife with the rumor that the chief justice is being blackmailed. Wouldn't surprise me a bit - a judge is a just politician on a pension.

The real reason the right is in trouble is that we are lazy, useless bastards when it comes to politics. The rest never rests, never sleeps, they are always working politics, always pushing, planning, gnawing with their rat like teeth.

Posted by: Fred Z [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 27, 2015 7:42 AM

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