I was a three term Republican Precinct Chairman from George W's first run for Governor until I retired from active politics due to my health. I say this because I have a certain amount of experience in working politics.
During those three terms I noticed who did what. The Country Club Republicans put up most of the money and provided meeting places. Important.
The religeous right provided a lot of work. It was they that walked precincts and they that worked phone banks. Very important.
The libertarians talked. The libertarians also complained. They were always too busy taking and complaining to do any work.
Perhaps things are different now, I don't know. I have been retired for twelve years. Yet from what I have read, it's still the same, the RR folks working, the CC folks contributing and the libertarians talking about how the other two groups are RUINING EVERYTHING!!!!!111!!!
I would like to say that this has changed for I have a pretty big "leave me alone" streak when it comes to politics. I got involved through my work with a shooting club, the 2A is my big issue. Yet I see no trace of a change. The libertarian wing will suck the hind tit until y'all stop talking and start working.
Thursday, November 04, 2010
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In a thread over at Classical Values, commenter newscaper makes an observation which I quote in full:
Posted by Assistant Village Idiot at 9:53 PM
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Excellent summary of something I have felt, but never formulated into something coherent.
I think this phenomenon occurs in a variety of institutions -- churches come to mind. People who think themselves smart, and who don't like being told what to do like to sit on the side and snipe, but defer from duty.
"It is pleasant to watch from ashore the struggles of another."
This is parasitism summed up as evolutionary instinct.
Which is why I don't listen to the Republican moderates on party matters. They don't have the strength of belief to fight against the Left, in any form. Their loyalty is bought in coin, just like Benedict Arnold's.
The elitists like Peggy Noonan hang around with social liberals and Democrats in DC, then think she knows what's going on with the Tea Party Express and other conservative grassroots movements. Taking advice from those people means you just killed your movement.
I don't have any close connection to any political party organizations, but I am of the impression that a large number of new people have stepped into political campaigns.
I can't quite tell whether it is libertarians finally deciding to do something, or lots of centrist/small-government types waking up and realizing that (A) they don't like the current state of either major party, and (B), they can do more than just complain.
Just my thoughts. Perhaps I should check into it.
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