Staunch Centrist

I heard that they existed, but I just could not believe it. Joseph F. Cotto, a blogger at another “not so conservative” website, describes himself as a “member of the all-but-extinct Rockefeller wing of the Republican Party, taking conservative stances on fiscal and national security issues while being a staunch centrist on social matters.”

First, I thank God that the Rockefeller wing of the Republican Party, members of the Republican Party who held moderate to liberal views similar to those of Nelson Rockefeller, is “all-but-extinct.” The term “Rockefeller wing” has fallen into disuse, replaced by the term RINO.

Second, what, precisely, is staunch centrist? In what does Joseph F. Cotto believe? Does he believe an ANYTHING? Centrist ideologies tend to focus on social liberalism. Conservatives understand that since the conservative philosophy is a coherent whole, it is untenable to discard part of it without discarding all of it.

Never heard of Joseph F. Cotto? Well, not specifically by name, but he (and many like him) exist when it comes time to vote. And it is people like him who have made/continue to make this country a fiscal and social wreck. Rush Limbaugh has been quite vocal lately about him, the “independents” and “moderates” that conservatives cannot alienate if they want to win elections.

Third party? While there may be true conservative candidate out there, I think that the power behind the Tea Party, conservatives who have had it with Joseph F. Cotto and his ilk, know that a third party will only bleed votes from the Republican candidate, thereby handing victory to the Democrats. So they turn to Republicans, their only choice since most Republicans are more conservative than Democrats. So what are we to do? Continue to do what we have been doing: get the word/truth out. Things are beginning to turn around. That is why sites like CDN and CNC are so important.

I think Joseph F. Cotto and all the RINOs and Rockefeller Republicans like him, are the reason A.F. Branco’s “Typical Voters” cartoon (?) is so appropriate. And Tony once again has demonstrated why a picture is worth a thousand words.

But that’s just my opinion.

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