Not a parody:Romney Surrogate: Electability Should Trump ‘Beliefs & Principles’ #aynrand #2012

Romney Surrogate: Electability Should Trump ‘Beliefs and Principles’ | Jan 7th 2012

…”State Sen. Gary Lambert said the most important thing is to nominate somebody who can defeat President Obama. 

“I don’t get it. This is not about picking a favorite, it’s not about picking someone you like,” Lambert said. “It’s not about picking someone even with your own beliefs and principles. This is about picking a person who can beat Barack Obama, period.” 

Lambert spoke as part of a panel of candidate surrogates Thursday before the Nashua Republican City Committee. 

“I’d like to get right to the point. … Look, we know how this movie is going to end. Mitt Romney’s gonna be the nominee,” Lambert said. “Forgive me and with all due respect to all my friends out there — so that’s gonna happen.” 

He continued: “The way I look at it, the sooner we get it over, the better. We can save the money because in the end, guess who we’re after? We’re after Barack Obama.” ….

RRD:No,I am not after Obama.I am for saving our freedoms.But doing that requires ”beliefs & principles”.

“Conservatives” — Ayn Rand Lexicon

”What is the moral stature of those who are afraid to proclaim that they are the champions of freedom? What is the integrity of those who outdo their enemies in smearing, misrepresenting, spitting at, and apologizing for their own ideal? What is the rationality of those who expect to trick people into freedom, cheat them into justice, fool them into progress, con them into preserving their rights, and, while indoctrinating them with statism, put one over on them and let them wake up in a perfect capitalist society some morning?

These are the “conservatives”—or most of their intellectual spokesmen.”

“Conservatism: An Obituary,” Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal,

Appeasement — Ayn Rand Lexicon

”The truly and deliberately evil men are a very small minority; it is the appeaser who unleashes them on mankind; it is the appeaser’s intellectual abdication that invites them to take over. When a culture’s dominant trend is geared to irrationality, the thugs win over the appeasers. When intellectual leaders fail to foster the best in the mixed, unformed, vacillating character of people at large, the thugs are sure to bring out the worst. When the ablest men turn into cowards, the average men turn into brutes.”

“Altruism as Appeasement,” The Objectivist, Jan. 1966

“Conservatives” — Ayn Rand Lexicon

”Today’s “conservatives” are futile, impotent and, culturally, dead. They have nothing to offer and can achieve nothing. They can only help to destroy intellectual standards, to disintegrate thought, to discredit capitalism, and to accelerate this country’s uncontested collapse into despair and dictatorship.”

“Conservatism: An Obituary,” Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal


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