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Is the GOP really conservative? And what is conservative today?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by righteousdude2, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member

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    As I listen to the frenzy of sharks rushing to inflict mortal wounds in Trump, I continue to hear them say he is "not conservative enough" or that he is not even a conservative!

    Let me ask if anyone can explain just what a conservative really is, and if maybe today's conservatives are not our fathers conservatives any longer?
     
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    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    The establishment is not conservative.
     
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    Conservative to me = smaller government against government sponsered abortion, no entitlements, upholding the constitution and a few more things. Now is Trump conservative well 55% of his contribution for politics has gone to Democrats. Receipients are: Senator Harry Reid, former Penn. Governor Edward J. Rendell and are you ready, former Obama aide Rahm Emanuel $50,000 for his Chicago mayoral campaign. Many of these contributions have gone to states in which he has properties or casinos. I would say that makes him a liberal democrat.
     
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    I think you forgot that Romney sought Trump's endorsement in 2012, and an endorsement always comes with a hefty check … Furthermore, me thinks your information is far from factual. Trump may not have given as much to the GOP, but he has donated a considerable sum, especially since 2008.

    http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/da.../donald-trump-donated-to-democrats-until-2008
     
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    The numbers I gave were from 2011
     
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