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Lima Whiskey
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What Happens If Conservatives No Longer Believe in the System?
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If one were to conjure an image that represented the conservative movement, it would be a group of middle-aged white guys grinning like chimps while standing in front of an empty trophy case. Conservatism has become a mystery cult that champions people like Mitt Romney and makes the “conservative case” for the latest progressive cultural fads.


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They did not get what they wanted from Reagan but were told it was because the Democrats controlled Congress. In the 1990s, they put the Republicans in charge of Congress. When that did not work, they were told it was because a Democrat was in the White House.


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Finally, at the turn of the century the dream was realized. Conservatives controlled the House, the Senate, and the White House. Not only was Bush a conservative, but he was also an evangelical Christian who liked to talk about Jesus in public. The great fusion of cultural and economic conservatives had been made real. The result, however, was the complete opposite of everything middle-class whites had been told about conservatism.


The author asks, what happens when people no longer believe their vote matters? That the whole system, from the financial markets, to the politics, to the rule of law, is rigged against them?


HempHead
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re: What Happens If Conservatives No Longer Believe in the System?
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Taki Mag


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redeye
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re: What Happens If Conservatives No Longer Believe in the System?
Did conservatives ever believe in the system?


GeorgeWest
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re: What Happens If Conservatives No Longer Believe in the System?
Apparently we only care about middle class whites?


lockthevaught
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re: What Happens If Conservatives No Longer Believe in the System?
What happens if Conservatives turn off the news and start living their lives again?

I've barely turned on the news since Christmas and I don't miss it one bit. I wouldn't hear half the shite going on if everyone didn't come to TD and bitch about it.


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mauser
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re: What Happens If Conservatives No Longer Believe in the System?
Well this conservative will never vote for another conservative that won’t fight for conservative beliefs and against crooked elections.


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LuckyTiger
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re: What Happens If Conservatives No Longer Believe in the System?
W did more damage to this country and conservatism than any other person in modern American history.

The effects will be damaging for generations, maybe forever.


ibldprplgld
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re: What Happens If Conservatives No Longer Believe in the System?
This conservative will make it a point to vote against every incumbent henceforth whatever the race.

Democrats let me down.
Republicans let me down.

Only difference is that Democrats are honest about it, while Republicans lie to my face.

The only answer: make every politician a one term "public servant."


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Barroom
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re: What Happens If Conservatives No Longer Believe in the System?
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Apparently we only care about middle class whites?




No one else does. So yes


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Junky
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re: What Happens If Conservatives No Longer Believe in the System?
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The author asks, what happens when people no longer believe their vote matters? That the whole system, from the financial markets, to the politics, to the rule of law, is rigged against them?


I've been mulling this exact chain of thoughts since the election. We've been on a progressive slide for 100+ years. Conservatives have nothing to show. When was the last time the budge was even mentioned? Leadership in the republican party have shown they do not care about their base. So where do I take my vote?


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NC_Tigah
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re: What Happens If Conservatives No Longer Believe in the System?
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W did more damage to this country and conservatism than any other person in modern American history.
His daddy would say "Hold my beer"


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Tesla
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re: What Happens If Conservatives No Longer Believe in the System?
I think we’ve crossed that bridge. The real question is what happens if conservatives quit shouldering the load for a system rigged against everything they stand for?


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TigersOfGeauxld
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re: What Happens If Conservatives No Longer Believe in the System?


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Concernednewguy7
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re: What Happens If Conservatives No Longer Believe in the System?
Benghazi
Fast and furious
Weaponization of the irs
Hilary’s emails
False fisa applications
Baseless impeachment
FBI workers caught texting about an “insurance policy”
Stolen election

Etc.. etc


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Wtodd
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re: What Happens If Conservatives No Longer Believe in the System?
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Not only was Bush a conservative

No
He
Wasn't
or
Isn't


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SirWinston
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re: What Happens If Conservatives No Longer Believe in the System?
Thanks for linking this article and website. What else should I be reading?


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SirWinston
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re: What Happens If Conservatives No Longer Believe in the System?
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Apparently we only care about middle class whites?


God forbid 45% of the country is featured in one article. I know you’re used to MSM which acts like the 15% is actually 65%


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SirWinston
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re: What Happens If Conservatives No Longer Believe in the System?
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W did more damage to this country and conservatism than any other person in modern American history.

The effects will be damaging for generations, maybe forever.



Yes! W is the worst President in American history for his betrayal


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gthog61
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re: What Happens If Conservatives No Longer Believe in the System?
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Conservatism has become a mystery cult that champions people like Mitt Romney


Well, this a-hole knows nothing

much like the leftists commenting in the thread


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Eli Goldfinger
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re: What Happens If Conservatives No Longer Believe in the System?
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Conservatism has become a mystery cult that champions people like Mitt Romney


Huh?


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