Monday, March 26, 2012
- Newt For VP (Heads Explode At Free Republic)
Some of you may recall that a while back I suggested that the job of VP would be perfect for Newt Gingrich, allowing him to make the most of his strengths and minimize the damage of his weaknesses. When I posted the piece I wrote on the topic on conservative forum Freerepublic, I was immediately pronounced insufficiently faithful to conservative principles, and called (among many other insulting things) "useless liberal Yankee".
They pulled the piece of course, unwilling to face ideas they disagree with - even conservative ideas. And until then they stuck to the view that I was really just a liberal plant designed to wear down their resolve and lure them to the dark side. Well Freerepublic must be ready to burst into flames today because someone else has suggested that Gingrich might be a good potential VP. His name?
So to all you A-holes on Freerepublic who had all sorts of nasty things to say about me at the time, you should try to remember that focusing on winning doesn't make someone a traitor. It's been obvious for weeks to anyone with an IQ above their age that Romney would be the nominee. But you still chose to ban all discussion of it, and to "take your ball and go home" rather than face facts. This was stupid, and it not only hurt your forum but it hurt the conservative movement by excluding your worthwhile members from the discussion.
Romney isn't my favorite nominee any more than all of yours, but you fight the war with the Army you have. And tearing that Army down uselessly to console your own vanity does no one any good. That's what Freerepublic has been doing for weeks now. Cutting off it's nose and ears to spite it's face. The result was ugly and stupid and focused on a pure failure rather than a compromised victory.
And on a personal note, for all you idiot FR people who seem to think there aren't any 'real conservatives" up here in the blue states let me say this:
It's easy to be a conservative in rural Oklahoma or Idaho where everyone else is just like you. But try living in a place where it's unpopular, like I and many of my friends do. Try sticking to your principles when the union workmen hired to repair your hurricane damage trash your house instead - just because they don't like the Gadsen Flag on your front porch and want to 'teach you a lesson'. Let's see you be a 'real conservative' when your neighbors call the cops on your 11 year old daughter for playing in the front yard with her friend, because they know that you're "one of those crazy tea party people" so the kids must be up to something suspicious. Try coping with the thousand nasty petty ways that liberals screw with conservative in areas where they know they're a majority. Then you can give me crap about how pure my heart is.
It's easy to to talk tough when it doesn't cost you anything. Try being a conservative in NJ where it costs you every day. Then we'll see how tough you are.