GOP should stick to principles, says Knight

Friday, November 15, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Stand firm, stand your groundA conservative activist and columnist hopes the Republican Party will not take the advice of the Democrats or the media.

In his latest column, "GOP needs to ignore media's 'advice' and go smart, not left," Washington Times columnist and OneNewsNow contributor Robert Knight references an opinion piece in The Washington Post that, based off the Democrats' recent success in the Virginia Legislature, suggests Republicans need to look and sound more like Democrats if they know what is good for them.

"Whenever the Republicans do badly in an election, they've been advised by the media and by Democratic strategists to go to the center, which means go to the left and become more like Democrats," Knight observes. "Of course the reason they give that advice is because they want to defeat them even more so."

Knight

The conservative points out, though, that whenever the Democrats do badly, they do not move toward the center or become more conservative. 

"In fact, after the shellacking that the Republicans gave the Democrats in 2010 and 2014, President Obama was asked, 'Are you going to compromise what you believe in?' He said, 'Absolutely not. We're not going to compromise on any point whatsoever. We're going to stick with our principles.' Well, the Republicans ought to do the same thing," Knight advises.

He adds that Republican supporters expect their party leaders to stick to their principles.

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