"True Believers" Unwelcome in GOP
Pat Archbold writes at National Catholic Register:
... As it turns out, the Republicans wanted the base to get involved—just not so much. What they really wanted is for real conservatives to turn out to vote but certainly not run. Newly involved fiscal conservatives are finding out that the Republican party wants their votes, just not them.(Hat tip: Creative Minority Report)
Welcome to the club.
This is the position that culture-of-life conservatives, like me, have found ourselves in for a generation. I know that many culture-of-life conservatives feel that the Republican party has expected us to get out and vote for candidates of their choosing in return for the privilege of lip service to the life issues we care most about. But many of us COL conservatives have come to the conclusion that much of the Republican leadership does not really care about these issues, at least not enough to really do anything about it.
Now fiscal conservatives find themselves in the same situation...
That is the problem, the Republican party has never been very comfortable with true believers. Culture-of-life conservatives know this from experience...
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The Archbold Boys Go Off on the GOP [UPDATED]