A Conservative Declaration of Independence (From The GOP)

I had the misfortune of reading this statement by Huckabee yesterday:

“Lead, follow or get the heck out of the way. I’m sorry to be so blunt, but he’s the Speaker, that means he’s the leader. Then lead. Lead the members of Congress to support our party. Let’s support the entire ticket. Let’s support every person running for governor, every person running for senator and every person running for Congress, and let’s support our nominee for president. Let’s support our entire ticket, that’s when it works best.”

There’s a big problem with Huckabee’s thought process on what being a leader means (and I can’t even blame him, this is a man that has legitimately considered himself to be a conservative for years, meaning he clearly doesn’t understand the definition of the actual words used in the English language).

That problem is that being a leader doesn’t mean blindly and slavishly following what is popular or falling in line to support someone who is totally and completely unsupportable. The “we were just following party orders” excuse doesn’t work for us and it doesn’t impress us when Republican politicians or talking heads tell us that the party line is more important than conservatism.

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