Republicans and conservatives are willing to have a battle of ideas and principles within their party whereas Democrats simply want to win elections and are willing to toe the party line and vote with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, no matter how ridiculous their positions.
Yes, it’s risky for Republicans to have a public battle of ideas and ideology right out in the open, with the voters, allowing any and all registered Republicans to pick and choose candidates they support, ideas they support, policies they support. But that’s the beauty of both the Republican Party and America’s primary system.
And, it’s much riskier for the Democrats, and our nation, to have a major political party setting party policy behind closed doors at conventions, forcing candidates to walk in lock-step with leadership out of fear of losing party support (don’t believe me, just look at DCCC expenditures for Democrats who don’t follow the playbook).
And for the media to make such a big deal about GOP primary contests instead of the absence of primary contests on the other side just shows either they’ve been bought and paid for by the same Democrat leadership — or they’ve forgotten what primaries are for to begin with.
Imagine America today if we’d never had the will, the courage or the freedom to publicly debate big ideas. Imagine America if both parties had always been afraid to stand up against the things they saw as wrong or wrong-headed? We’d be a much different, and worse-off, nation today.