Why are you a populist and a Republican?
This is a question I would like to ask Donald Trump, Corey Stewart, Cynthia Dunbar, and Mary Jones.
I want to know. Hell, I at least want to understand. I would love to hear your answers.
They all have “conservative” traits. They all lean our way philosophically. Yet, they seem to appeal to the worst amongst us, to that lowest common denominator amongst us. They want to win by winning the votes of people we always just assumed would vote Democrat or Communist or Socialist or Populist or Green Party.
I would like to give the populists a chance. Hell, you’ve basically taken over The Bull Elephant. Why not use this opportunity to list your demands? List them. Steve Thomas? List your demands.
List them in the comments sections.
Is it because Timothy Pogge’s mother is supporting someone? If so, why are you electing to mention his facebook comments in your Facebook groups to his mother? We’ve seen this tactic amongst the conservative royalty of Virginia Beach. Turbo, dude. C’mon.
I’m surprised no one has called my parents to complain that I’m not sufficiently Trumpish. I’d like to see how my once way too conservative parents that I tried to convert to libertarianism who are now much more tolerant of Donald Trump than I am, are such that they too derisive to ridicule.
Why don’t you harass them? Hell, I have a brother. I have a sister. Why should they be free from your unmitigated scorn and hatred? You attack everyone else personally. Why haven’t you attacked my family? Are you scared or are you just drawing arbitrary lines? Or do you realize that when I come back, I’ll back back with everything I have? Or have you figured out that may family is flush with martial artists and intellectuals that would either break your brains or bones?
Speaking of which…why do populists hate Congressman Taylor, but not Congressmen Brat, Garrett, and Wittman? Please, explain the differences in their votes. Break it down. Make an argument. Try to make sense of your asinine arguments. Pretend you have thoughts.
Dear populists…if you want to destroy conservatives in this state, why won’t you just come out and say so. When I reach out to folks about showing up in November, I have heard something loud and clear. They want to (or want me to) find a way to make you go away. All I can do is encourage them to vote.
Those of you, including you Bull Elephant Writers, who want to destroy the party either for your own profit and business model, and those of you who want to use conservatives like the useful idiots that the Democrats have historically enjoyed, maybe you should find your own forum.
Maybe you should create a pure place, a safe space if that is what it takes, for your populist ideals.
Maybe you should join the Virginia Freedom Caucus. Maybe you should let Waverly Woods and Corey Stewart tell you what is ok to think, ok to say, ok to whisper in the privacy of your own homes.
Maybe you should abstain from freedom. Maybe you should demand that we all just obey you. Do what you tell us. Behave in ways that you find catholic or christian or conservative enough.
In the meantime, I’ll do this…
There are thousands of smart people looking to build a Republican Party large enough to defeat the Democrats. They are young and old and male and female and clever and introverted.
You don’t have to do things that humiliate you just to be involved in government.
You can simply be you. Just be yourselves.
Instead of feeling like you have to join the racists and bigots and idiots waving flags you’d never wave, and saying things you’d never say – you can stand with us. The Republicans. We don’t support the Democrats and we don’t support the white nationalists. We don’t support that which cannot be supported.
We support you. Whether you read the Bearing Drift or the Bull Elephant, hell you have a home here. There are still writers here that will welcome your common sense and thoughtfulness. There are still writers here that will welcome your intelligence and will never attack you for speaking truth to power.
Hell, even if you support a flaming liberal like Congresswoman Comstock. We’ll still respect you. We might find it hard or even impossible to agree with you, but if you support Comstock because you believe that the Democrats are worse, then we need to talk. We’ll talk. We’ll listen. Then we’ll write.
Because we aren’t paid. That is…most of us aren’t paid.
After looking at the comments, I wasted my time posting. Mr. Tucker appears unwilling to engage anyone who responded to the article. BTW, where are all these white nationalists this Tucker fellow is concerned about? i have never seen them at my county committee meetings.
“Pretend you have thoughts”? I am a Paleoconservative and thus am unsure of precisely what group you are addressing, but arrogance and condescension are not characteristics of a persuasive argument, or an attempt to understand and reconcile differences. Mr. Tucker, do you believe yourself to be intellectually or morally superior to those who post here? If so, what is your evidence for this?
You ok? This doesn’t have anything to do with politics, does it?
Amen, SBT, but it’s pearls before swine, as in the Sermon on the Mount. To be sure, the goal is to “tear you in pieces.”
Stupidity reigns where it is out of bounds to so much as inquire about the CV of an academic.
Academia DOES not belong on the job, Workers do!
Says it all! Got it: Teachers don’t belong on the job. Uh huh. Not workers, those teachers. Uh huh.
I meant jobsites all here should know by now I am the working man.
Yeah pearls. I think there is a jelquing clickbait publisher running for Congress that might have some pearls for a Libertarian fabulist.
To assist our President in the quest to
Make America Great Again
TAKE BACK VIRGINIA!
And here Tucker… let’s looks at what Tucker Carlson rightfully said in the run up to the election:
Tucker Carlson, in Politico, calls Trump “shocking, vulgar, and right.” Carlson says he gets why people can’t stand Trump, but Republicans have a lot to learn from him.
Among them: that Trump exists because the Conservative-Industrial Complex has failed. All those billions sent to the think tanks, politicians, and activists groups over the years. What truly conservative results do they have to show for it? Carlson suggests very damn little. Excerpt:
Pretty embarrassing. And yet they’re not embarrassed. Many of those same overpaid, underperforming tax-exempt sinecure-holders are now demanding that Trump be stopped. Why? Because, as his critics have noted in a rising chorus of hysteria, Trump represents “an existential threat to conservatism.”
Let that sink in. Conservative voters are being scolded for supporting a candidate they consider conservative because it would be bad for conservatism? And by the way, the people doing the scolding? They’re the ones who’ve been advocating for open borders, and nation-building in countries whose populations hate us, and trade deals that eliminated jobs while enriching their donors, all while implicitly mocking the base for its worries about abortion and gay marriage and the pace of demographic change. Now they’re telling their voters to shut up and obey, and if they don’t, they’re liberal.
You are the king of asinine Tucker. I can only make out a few intelligent or coherent thoughts in your babble over the years. I credit you with recognizing that FLAG waving in support of idiot wars started by dumbasses like the Bushes is not conservative. Trillions wasted in foreign wars that have no end and thus no purpose are not in the best interest of conservatives. Waving the bloody shirt in favor of those wars led by men such as the younger Bushes and what you may call neocons who never fought in a war is the wrong kind of flag supporting.
If you are talking about waving confederate flags… well you should go tear down the monuments in Richmond.
You are correct sir, I must agree ~ A tad to much babble. Freedom of speech is necessary ~ Always ! …but come on ” wanna-be writers ” Understanding real truth, faith in God and the purpose driven in the words put forth by Jefferson and Madison in the Declaration of Independence ~ for it is that document which holds vast power and great clarity, and often is lost in the shadow of our Constitution. What we have before us now is communication technology of today and tomorrow often 2 or 3 times ahead of the population ~ making it difficult to catch up with or harness to react accordingly. Education through innovative measures is the key. (IMHO)
I don’t think the Libertarian free for all carnival show ever knew what the colors stood for.
Red = Valor
White = Purity
Blue = Vigilance and Justice
The World is full of all kinds and comfort that there are still folks like you.
One day the $h!+ is going to hit the fan and there will always be some folks like us who cherish our Freedom from God to come together and be Civilized to rise.
When you fly high like the Eagle we become the target,
that is ok for God is with us.
I’ve always considered myself a fairly “mainstream” Republican but this person hits the nail on the head perfectly. Bravo.
The Libertarian portion of the Republican Party must be stuffed into a Ferrari, “taken across the river , laid under the shade tree to rest”, never to ride through the Beautiful Countryside of Virginia ever again.
You know where the quote comes from.
Take Back Virginia
Stewart for Senate
Try the Republican Creed. You know, the one the politicians run on and then ignore once elected. It is the founding document of conservatism that the Democrats despise – and far too many republicans in name only despise. Imagine having your words constantly thrown back in your face because of self-serving lies.
In the free marketplace of ideas, it is no wonder that you don’t get paid.
No free marketplace of ideas here. More like a hockey game, replete with enforcers and people swinging sticks.
Politics is a contact sport.
I have boys that play hockey.
I tell them to take out the shooter on the breakaway and force the penalty shot, they won’t make it, all part of the rules and that is part of the game.
When shooting yourself put the puck over the stick shoulder, they can’t defend it, all part of the game.
This is my way to operate with passion and intensity.
If you’re trying to build a stronger Republican party, you shouldn’t start the conversation by dismissing Republican candidates and voters as racist, bigoted, flag-waving idiots. Otherwise people may believe you’re a clueless Democrat. You’ll never persuade these voters that they’ve been duped by evil populists.
Unless you address these voter’s legitimate concerns, you are making yourself look like another untrustworthy politician, clinging to the failures of the past.
Winning as a true Republican will determine your strengths. Values and principles are the foundation of republicanism. The Signers understood and embraced republicanism, long before the party was formed some 70+ years later. Yes, believing in true Americanism and American sovereignty is necessary for genuine Republicans.
If you expel social conservatives and Constitutional originalists from the Republican party, you would be lucky to get 30 percent in most elections.
But if we jettison the useless special interests and personality parades that #never support the nominee nor elected Republicans, we won’t miss them and we’ll pick up people that are not tired of winning. No hyphenated-Republicans.
First off, the use of words of entrapment like ‘Liberalism/Liberal’ and ‘Conservatism/Conservative’ were concocted, hatched up and designed expressly as Hegelian Marketing Tools to keep the people hopelessly confused and at each other throats. The elites and ober-elites at the very apex of the pyramid always knew what the end game goal was ,,, and it wasn’t Liberalism or Conservatism. And indeed, it was no accident that Mr. Read My Lips finally let the cat out of the bag when he gave that New World Order speech years and years ago. And come to think of it, Mr. Lips basically validated what the Tin Hats over at the John Birch Society were saying all along.
Populism. It’s a mystery to me why people swallow such words thoughtlessly like pigs at a trough. Populism, what does it mean? And does it mean the same thing every time another speaker spits that word out? I’d hazard that most people who are tagged with that word by people than themselves never apply that term to themselves. In fact, I further hazard to say that most people are just plain tired of such words and simply want all the corruption and insanity to end before it all sucks the life out of our bodies.
It is difficult to take this article seriously. The whole thing looks more like a tangled hizzy-fit at a Snow Flake Cry Feast … and that’s being polite.
It means that Libertarian political philosopher-kings are better than everyone else and that Joe America isn’t smart enough to do what SBT wants.
Libertarian, another nonsense word that can mean most anything the a ‘Libertarian’ wants it to mean. But in my own experience, most Libertarians are Secular Humanists, meaning they are severed from the root of inspiration of Western Civilization which was inherently Christian by origins. Not only that, Libertarians very often are to be seen spouting Marxian memes under cover of fraudulent language, and therefore more cooperating and enabling of their oppressors than not. Worst of all, Libertarians never seem to distinguish between a morally disciplined Liberty and a more or less disorderly libertine license.
Maybe it is, regarding Libertarians, what you say it is. My trouble is that self-professed Libertarians are so amorphous in an intellectual distressed way that I cannot much tell the difference between them and still sitting tortoises or rocks. But one thing is for sure. In the Land of Incoherent Babble, Libertarians are a lot more noisy than either of the two, tortoises or rocks. Maybe you can help me out here?
I believe fluffy modifier words in the GOP are used to virtue signal a ‘nuance’ allowing the hyphenated to weasel out of supporting a nominee or incumbent.
Why is it that so many of our libertarian ‘flavored’ Republicans don’t pursue ‘The Real Thing?’
I guess some things are just politically unpopular with the populace.
The populace, as you know, hasn’t the clue. How could they? After all, they attended state sponsored mental prisons euphemistically called schools. If the populace were eyes open, they would perceive the political class as largely condoning and in many case, participating in a criminal enterprise.
Yes, but they are sovereign. We must constantly make our case — as we deserve the government we elect.
I always thought that was the purpose of politics.
As I sit in the Sanctuary waiting for service to start.
In times of despair we pray to God for help.
We know that God has already answered our prayers by giving us the ability to stand and fight for what is just.
This is how we Govern;
with just cause and the Lord God Almighty behind us.
I know what my Liberty that God has given me rises me to do.
I hope to see you in Lynchburg at Charlies June 12 as We Take Back Virginia.
What you say is correct as to ‘constantly make our case.’ Always.
As to sovereign, technically this is so. But the Libertarian, at least from a classical orthodox Christian viewpoint, is possessed of an unruly, undisciplined, and therefore chaotic mind. Hence, the Libertarian cannot be said to be sovereign over himself in the government of himself. This condition arises out of the Libertarian’s folly of fancying himself a god unto himself, a supreme arbiter of what is good and what is evil… and not a very good one because a kind of mental anarchy is always at work.
The Libertarian does lack discipline it as they want a free for all.
Sometimes I believe them to have forgotten that our Freedom comes from God or, that they take that gift given us and turn it against and operate in an uncivilized undisciplined manner.
They have forgotten why we with our God given gift of freedom come together and write civilized law.
Wouldn’t the Libertarian view of throwing all laws put the window then cause a deadly lack of civility?
The only reason that Republicans allow the portion of the libertarian within the party is to deregulate what protects us as consumers and labor to profit.
The libertarian will allow open borders and the death and dope as collateral damage for freedom and that is
Yes, the Libertarian has not only forgotten God, he has pushed God to the side. In effect, because the Libertarian has supplanted God’s Law with his mere opinion of what constitutes good and evil, he is always in insurrection against God. For this reason, the Libertarian’s spawn is always chaos and disorder. Yes, open borders, free sex, permissive drug use (but also much more) are prime examples of the way in which the Libertarians are destroyers of civilizations. Scratch a Libertarian and the blood eventually runs to the depravity of a Marquis de Sade. The Libertarian will deny this, but benign forms over time eventual devolve into virulent pestilences, plagues on Mankind. The Libertarian label, in effect, is philosophical fronting enabling of license. In this, the Libertarian is in close kinship to his cousins, Marxists and Secular Humanists of all strips.
This is absolute. It isn’t the way we see it. It is the way that it is. One of the many primary things to avoid, Relabeling the RPV to the LRPV ~ The quiet invasion by libertarians has been at hand for about 4 + decades into both the liberal and conservative party’s in America. This is Not what the Signers wanted or set forth ~ The Signers were about pure sovereign republicanism “overall” believe it !!
Follow the money — which Libertarian special interest groups/individuals support and fund fringe factions of the RPV???
Which Republican nominee candidates refer to themselves as Libertarian (or highlight their Libertarian cred) more than Republican?
A sad day indeed when we are forced to side with moderates in party squabbles because they are the most Republican of the unraveling fringe.
Let’s look at SBT himself.
All of these bullet points come from his writing and mind above.
*He can’t work with a Democrat but Jefferson was a Democrat.
*He has challenge us intellectually to our philosophy but remains silent.
* He states his family is flush with martial arts and intellectuals that would either break our brains or “our bones” ( very doubtful, I come and have bread a family of snake eaters)
If you take his initials and place the backwards as he is TBS wouldn’t it mean;
If we are the racist then he is;
Exactly, and fortunately thanks to Mr. Massoud’s Bull Elephant, we are able to see just way too many examples of this comment-bait.
A quote from me I use all the time;
” No need to cry you’ll just get your face wet”
Not to disrespect anyone here (SBT Included) just words to live by.
What is wrong with disrespecting those who are deserving of our disrespect. Is, for example, an idiot a genius of impeccable intellectual comport? Or just a fool and an idiot? Is not the good to be distinguished from evil? The healthy from the diseased? Did not the Donald win an election largely because he called things out for what the really are? Did he not dethrone Megyn Misspelled Kelly largely because he toppled, demolished and ran to ground the Holy Inquisition of Political Correctness? All in one fell swoop?
Maybe the new century is a time for plain straight talk however upsetting that might be to linguistic miscreants?
Trust me I am fine.
I did not want to ruffle the little fella.
He won’t engage me because he knows that I discovered how the Cuccinelli McDonnell Administration were allowing illegal aliens to work in Virginia.
I am TBE ‘ S first and foremost Trump supporter in fact when he announced he was running for President my phone rang off the hook.
The likes of SBT will cause Trump not to be reelected and this will cost all of us dearly in 2020.
I am not a college educated philosopher, I am a Builder and folks l like SBT will not engage me.
Philosophy has no credibility with the enforcement of State employment and Contractor law.
Have you ever read the story;
Unlicensed Contractors Undermine Virginia’s Legal Workforce by Kenric Ward of Watchdog.org written Feb, 2015 ?
This sheds light on how Cuccinelli and McDonnell allowed illegal aliens to circumnavigate Va. Law but the deceitful one failed to get the DOLI Commissioner Malvaux on board and he issued over 200 violations in 2012 to these kind of gypsy Builders and we’re complicit to it.
In fact I personally notified AG Cuccinelli and the letter in response and he passed on any action.
I downloaded these violations and crosschecked them with the Va Court system and you would not believe what they allowed.
On top of that Cuccinelli and McDonnell kept this from the Joint Legislative Audit Review Committee,
why does it not discuss the 1099’s that were issued to the illegal aliens that they issued these violations to?
It is good that Stewart will be in Lynchburg, Va. on June 12th to kick off his Take Back Virginia Senatorial Campaign because this is where it all was discovered, by real authentic American Conservative men.
There is a portion of the Va Republican party that wants this illegal labor and they could care less about the damage to our communities or the cost to Virginia or your and everyone else’s taxes.
Read the story and ponder how much of all of our tax dollars went to subsidize their criminals and criminal labor.
Take Back Virginia
Tucker needs to read a little more than write;
I can’t speak for the whole country, but in blue collar areas like the one where I grew up, Republicans were *always* populist. This isn’t new. We held our nose and voted for the Chamber of Commerce people. We got sick of it.
National Review conservatives are not as common as their out-sized presence the in the DC area suggests.
Elected officials have to reflect their districts or they stop being that way. In the old days, the party reinforced the backbone and made it clear that officials that strayed too far from party and district would soon need to find greener pastures.
In Virginia, the party abdicated their leadership role to incumbents and special interests.
Ask around, how many of the RPV eleventy-hundred SCC members are representing other agendas? How many are politically employed, consultants, campaign/candidate/caucus staff? How many are affiliated with this or that organization? This lobby, this caucus, this PAC, that ‘foundation?’
Look at the ‘extra-party’ ticks and chiggers we have latched onto our political body — I’m a libertarian/constitutional/freedom/SUV/yout/wimmin/ activist but Republican when convenient. I don’t want Party Registration, or controlled Party-selected process because then it would be harder for my church/bookclub/Pilates/friends’n’family/range/golf/tennis buddies to show up once in a while and vote for my guy/gal.
Here’s a news flash: Republican candidates that pander to special interest Republican ‘separatist groups will be in for a rude awakening next election cycle. The personality parades and mutual admiration societies meddling in our party’s processes will discover the outside of the tent quicker than they expect.
Your party is over, while ours is just starting with a cleaner slate.
Interesting how this fella can ask how we don’t hate Brat and Garrett. Now on the other hand how come this little fella does not call out the TEA Part Governor/Vice President as one of his populist.
Break my mind , my bones?
How is that for an intellectual backhand in the mouth.
President Trump has become the ” ultimate populist ” of the 21st century. His arrival on the scene with such stark success is a game changer for American Populism. Though born of old school ~ he is so sharp on business profiling via investment for profit (a capitalist) that he stuns the entire room whenever he arrives anywhere, even before becoming the leader of the free world. (IMHO) With the arrival of this unique pure American idealist and the troubling socialist left attempt at causing harm to our Republic with malice now being exposed, We perhaps may be witnessing a kind of Americanism akin to the Signers intent of embracing republicanism at the beginning of our American Revolution. You might not see a ” socialist leaning dem/lib ” in the Presidency for 50 years or longer from viewing this current climate. Conservative Populism is here to stay. (IMHO)
Steven, as far as congressman Scott “DACA” Taylor goes, let some key votes speak for themselves. Lets start with Omnibus. My chamber of commerce GOP congressman voted to raise the debt ceiling and pass a massive $1.3 Trillion omnibus that funds Democrat priorities after voting to raise it $1.1 Trillion last year. No wonder he got an F 50% Conservative score from CR.
If you don’t have somebody better who can win in a November, best to paste on a smile and enjoy the Soros chow.
When Stewart wins the nomination and he will he may come to me to take a baseball on the campaign trail.
This baseball holds the Democrat Senators autograph, right above the writing;
MADE IN CHINA.
No need for the libertarian Candidate to possess such an item for the agenda at this point is Americanism , not Globalist, Free Market Trade with Communist, it would be worthless to him.
That’s the way you’re supposed to do it.
Let me ask you, who is conservative in the GOP? Eric Cantor? Paulie Ryan? McConnel, Lindsey Light in his Loafers Graham? The Bushes?
Well then…. tell me what those guys have done to advance conservatism? TRILLION dollar wars? Open Borders that then foist billions in welfare payments on the American taxpayer by importing cheap labor poverty.
See Ryan’s last budget? That was Ryan’s not Trumps. Ryans.
So while you wax on about conservatives, you tell me who is conservative in the GOP? Looks like YOU need another party. What pork barrel spending does your precious GOP Inc ever resist?
Yeah Trump is Trump which is to say erratic often, but I can’t see anything he did that wasn’t done by guys you don’t get your panties knotted up over.
When a Republican President starts a war because of BS lies and drives Powell a noble man away sends our youth to defend United Nations crap that is not compliant by Sadam , allows 3,000 Americans to be killed all while having open boarders for our communities to be invaded NO attacked then walks out of the Oval Office because he does not want to hear the amount of head injuries from the Veterans Administration!
How about the 600 social conservatives run out of the Campbell County Mass Meeting.
What about the MS-13 gang erecting a home next door to a legislative assistant.
Then Cuccinelli plants a tree in a
park to help stop gang violence in a park, when we know that the growth is allowed by the illegal employment.
Abduction at Va Tech, yet JLARC tells us more lies that illegal aliens are not on state jobs.
When McDonnells DOLI Commissioner issues 200 violations to unlicensed contractors/illegal aliens then Senator DeSteph brings forth SB483 so the Goverment can not have interdepartmental communication.
When MS-13 stab to death a girl in MD and flee to Lynchburg for Santurary then Kill Raymond Wood drive over him with the car after they cut off his hands and slit his throat yet the worry about a stupid truck add in place of actual events.
When a lie is perpetuated by a sitting Republican President (who I voted for twice) Americans don’t want to work but I would work SBT and Bush in the ground.
Oh boy I get pissed and I am putting this energy into telling folks the only Republican this June is Stewart.
Because some Republicans hold up a lobbyist , War Munger up like he is better than anyone of us.
Because I asked a reasonable question about the Republican Gubernatorial Candidate;
Which DPOR regulations are you going to cut?
Expected job growth?
Expected am out of revenue?
And TBE or SBT had no answer
The “safe space” used to be America/Virginia until Democrats gave away what Republicans could not sell.
Take Va Back!
Stewart for Senate
I push it every day in fact 6 men on the jobsite today alone.
How come some Republicans are out of touch with the loyal American?
There is more but the servers at the propaganda machine could not handle it.