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Conservative politicians keeping to values - Ruidoso News

There are 8 comments on the Ruidoso News story from Jan 20, 2011, titled Conservative politicians keeping to values - Ruidoso News. In it, Ruidoso News reports that:

It was a great week for conservatives, both at the state and national level. Our Representatives are taking a stand and listening to their constituents.

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Clark

Coppell, TX

#1 Jan 21, 2011
As a member of the Katy Tea Party and future New Mexico retiree, I agree and hope that they always remember why they are there. Conservatives can be Democratic or Republican. It is not the party that counts as much as the values they believe in.
time traveler

United States

#2 Feb 4, 2011
Yea...like redefining rape!!!
My family was horrified to see that on the news.
What happened to creating jobs, reducing the rate of unemployment and reducing spending?
The GOP and tea partiers have lost sight of the reason they were sent to Congress. Instead they are growing government by running our private lives again and placing more government on the backs of the people.
time traveler

United States

#3 Feb 4, 2011
So...shall we all run out and sign up to be a conservatives and embrace "their values" like more violence legally permitted on women, pushing more government on states and forcing states to cram their values down our throats?
NO way! I believe Independents will be the majority...
Dr Who

Hobbs, NM

#4 Feb 4, 2011
If the twin political parties actually delivered on the promises made we'd have no unemployment, no people living in poverty, no crime, no illegals, health care would not be a problem, energy would be cheap and sustainable and the list goes on and on.
Election after election they have lied and never been held accountable.
In my opinion, any one who votes for a major party candidate is simply part of the corruption.
Get your heads out of your anus voters. Don't let them ruin the freedom we and our posterity deserve.
Clark

Coppell, TX

#5 Feb 4, 2011
time traveler wrote:
Yea...like redefining rape!!!
My family was horrified to see that on the news.
What happened to creating jobs, reducing the rate of unemployment and reducing spending?
The GOP and tea partiers have lost sight of the reason they were sent to Congress. Instead they are growing government by running our private lives again and placing more government on the backs of the people.
Are you serious? Have you been watching the Democrats for the last two years? Where have you been? You seem to be so enamored with the far left and the Democrats and so bitter against the Republicans that you don't see that both political parties got us in the mess we are in. The Tea Party people are common people from all walks of life who are neither Republican nor Democrat. Lumping them in with the Republicans just shows you do not know any of them.

Once again, we will never agree on much. However, I respect your right to say what you think.
time traveler

Oklahoma City, OK

#6 Feb 4, 2011
Clark wrote:
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Are you serious? Have you been watching the Democrats for the last two years? Where have you been? You seem to be so enamored with the far left and the Democrats and so bitter against the Republicans that you don't see that both political parties got us in the mess we are in. The Tea Party people are common people from all walks of life who are neither Republican nor Democrat. Lumping them in with the Republicans just shows you do not know any of them.
Once again, we will never agree on much. However, I respect your right to say what you think.
I am serious. Yesterday the redefinition of rape was on the national news and the big topic among members of Congress. The GOP and possibly tea partiers want rape to be proved by women as "forcible." And worst of all, incest and young girls who are sexually violated would no longer count as rape. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)is responsible for house bill HR 3 and leading the pack of 173 congressmen in favor of this legislation. However, this political move may have been thwarted for now. I ask you to visit
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-200302...
In defense of my family members (mostly women) I called my representative and complained quite loudly. I know we don't agree and I respect your freedom to choose, but I do honestly believe that Independent candidates are a better choice and Independent voters are growing daily. We are all tired of the sickness that's taken over Congress. GOD bless us all...

PS: Tea party candidates are embedded in the GOP, sit with Republicans and politically align with the GOP. Example - Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) declares herself a tea partier and she formed the tea party caucus. She is also a member of the GOP. Sarah Palin has stated that the GOP needs to openly accept the TP'ers in order to survive. The GOP is in turmoil and it will be interesting to see how they handle it while preparing for 2012.
Clark

Katy, TX

#7 Feb 5, 2011
time traveler wrote:
<quoted text>
I am serious. Yesterday the redefinition of rape was on the national news and the big topic among members of Congress. The GOP and possibly tea partiers want rape to be proved by women as "forcible." And worst of all, incest and young girls who are sexually violated would no longer count as rape. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)is responsible for house bill HR 3 and leading the pack of 173 congressmen in favor of this legislation. However, this political move may have been thwarted for now. I ask you to visit
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-200302...
In defense of my family members (mostly women) I called my representative and complained quite loudly. I know we don't agree and I respect your freedom to choose, but I do honestly believe that Independent candidates are a better choice and Independent voters are growing daily. We are all tired of the sickness that's taken over Congress. GOD bless us all...
PS: Tea party candidates are embedded in the GOP, sit with Republicans and politically align with the GOP. Example - Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) declares herself a tea partier and she formed the tea party caucus. She is also a member of the GOP. Sarah Palin has stated that the GOP needs to openly accept the TP'ers in order to survive. The GOP is in turmoil and it will be interesting to see how they handle it while preparing for 2012.
We do agree on a couple of things. I agree with all you said about rape and incest, and we can add human trafficing to that where young boys and girls are brought across the border for sexual exploitation.

I also agree that independents are the way to go. I am a conservative independent myself and I voted for Republicans, Democrats, and one Libertarian in the last election.

We disagree on Tea Party people. I belong to the Katy Tea Party in
Texas. It is headed up by several young women in their 30's and has members which are white, hispanic, and black. Supporting just Republicans has never come up in a meeting. However, throwing a few of them out has come up. I suggest you go to some tea party meetings with an open mind. I think you will realize that most--not all--of these people want to clean up Congress, the State governments, and the White House.

One more point: Just because a person belongs to one party or the other does not make them bad. With our political system, you have to belong to one party or the other in order to have any influence at all. My representative in Texas is Ron Paul, a clear Libertarian. However, he runs as a Republican because he realizes his best chance of being elected is to run as a Republican even though his beliefs have not changed. I think Michelle Bachman is doing the same thing, as well as Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and others just elected. Two Democrats you might watch are the new senators from Oklahoma and West Virginia. I think they will align themselves with the people also.
on the stump

Goodyear, AZ

#8 Feb 6, 2011
SAY THE NAY SAYERS OF THE TEA PARTY ARE RIGHT!
That all the ones they supported in the last election forget who sent them there and what was expected of them!
If that happens they will be a one term politician!
I can not even imagine the tea party pouting that much work into the election and not holding their feet to the fire.
Now remember not all the REPs. were supported by the tea party.
I will however bet that next time there will be a lot more REPs. DEMs. INDs.and libertarians looking for the tea party support.

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