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Reagan: Don’t Give Up Your Ideals, Don’t Compromise, Don’t Turn to Expediency

I expect McCainservatives, after reading these quotes, to dump on Ronald Reagan for saying we must not give up on our ideals, not compromise and not turn to expediency. Yep, I’m just waiting for McCainservatives to tell me “yeah, f#ck Reagan, we need to win!”

Such is the current state of the GOP. Now, the principles of Ronald Reagan conservatism are gone and political expediency and supporting La Raza to win elections is in.

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RUSH: My reaction when I saw it was good grief, good grief. I have a couple quotes here from Ronaldus Magnus, first one is from 1975. Some of you might want to needlepoint these on your pillows. “I don’t know about you,” said Reagan in 1975, “but I’m impatient with those Republicans who, after the last election, rushed into print saying we must broaden the base of our party, when what they meant was to fuzz up and blur even more the differences between ourselves and our opponents.”

I would suggest to you that that’s exactly what’s happening now. Republicans want to fuzz up and blur the differences between ourselves and the liberal Democrats. Second Reagan quote, 1976: “Don’t give up your ideals, don’t compromise, don’t turn to expediency — and don’t, for heaven’s sake, having seen the inner workings of the watch — don’t get cynical.”

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February 4, 2008 , 10:24PM - Posted by | 2008 Presidential Election, Conservatism, John McCain, Ronald Reagan

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