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Iím Tired of Neo-Cons Being Tired of Conservatives (Rant alert)
Aw, Shucks southern News and Links ^ | 29 January 2004 | Jeff Adams

Posted on 02/02/2004 6:32:01 AM PST by robowombat

I’m Tired of Neo-Cons Being Tired of Conservatives

Okay, so George Bush has shown that his ‘compassionate conservatism’ is really socialism with conservative lip service. Bush has proven that he is a liberal with a thin veneer of faux conservatism covering the big-government, big-spending core of his true self. So what? As ‘good conservatives’ we should ‘remain focused’ and pull that Republican lever in the voting booth no matter what our lying eyes tell us? That is what establishment Republicans want their conservative base to do: “Sit down, shut up, and vote as we, the enlightened, anointed insiders tell you to.” Mind you, they don’t want you, the conservatives, the citizens that have remained true to the American Ideals of the founders, to think about how they are using you and are selling you down the river to special interest groups. The neo-cons that control the Republican Party today are hoping that rank and file conservatives will mindlessly vote for Bush, keeping their heads in the sand, until it’s too late and they’ve developed a new constituency to keep them in power. That new constituency will consist of newly married Log Cabin Republicans (gays), welfare dependents sucking up to the new government tit on the right, and amnestied illegals now eligible to vote (as well as more readily able to take your job because they’ll work for less, especially since you’re being taxed to pay their government supplementals that maintain their standard of living).

Establishment Republicans are coming out and trying to silence the uproar over Bush’s amnesty plan for illegals. The establishment types (neo-cons) are telling conservatives to keep it down and ‘look at the long view, the big picture.’ What crap! How many times do conservatives have to compromise their values, their beliefs, their standards? Why do we always have to give in but we don’t see anyone else giving in?

The latest in the string of ‘keep your mouths shut’ articles I’ve seen was on GOPUSA, by the president and CEO of that organization, Bobby Eberle. The title of his article was ‘Bush-Bashing Conservatives Should Focus on the Big Picture.’ I wrote Mr. Eberle to inform him that conservatives were keeping the big picture, that it was Bush who wasn’t. To me, Eberle’s article, along with all the other ‘hey conservatives, keep quiet about how Bush isn’t conservative’ articles are proof that conservatives and traditionalists are the embarrassing, if needed, stepchildren of the Republican Party. That in itself tells you the Republican Party is not conservative any more.

Given a laundry list of items, would any principled conservative vote for someone who: Continuously increases government spending, driving us deeper into debt; expands central government power over the states; undermines the Bill of Rights with bills such as the USA Patriot Act; cuts deals with other countries that undermine our economy via so-called free trade deals that only go one way (only out with our jobs and only in with products); wants to give millions of criminals (illegal aliens) a pass, thus not only blurring our boarder, but driving wages down and encouraging even more illegals to flood our markets in hopes of yet another amnesty a few years down the road? This is George Bush. He is no conservative. Why vote for a liberal in Republican clothing?

There was a political shift over the last twenty years in the South, as Southerners woke up to the fact that the Democratic Party had been taken over by socialists and no longer represented their interests, thus causing the huge migration to the ‘Party of Reagan.’ Southerners, and other conservatives and traditionalists, need to wake up to the fact that the Republican Party is morphing into merely an evil twin of the Democratic Party, and they need to migrate to another political entity. It could even happen this election year. The key is not which party conservatives and traditionalists are with, but that they stand by their ideals, stand on principle. The neo-cons have already shown that conservatives don’t have a seat at the table in the Republican Party, so why cast our lot with them?

Here’s something else to consider: Even if the House of Representatives kill this amnesty plan of Bush’s, and the establishment Republicans wink at conservatives and traditionalists saying, “Hey, we knew it wouldn’t pass, we just wanted to influence Hispanic votes by acting like we care,” don’t buy it. If the plan goes down to defeat this summer, once Bush gets re-elected in November you can bet it will be back with a vengeance, and the House and Senate will pass the amnesty plan. Nothing in the past 10 years, since the ‘Republican Revolution,’ shows me that the Republicans are conservative or mean anything they say concerning supporting conservative positions. No, there won’t be a socialist getting my vote this year, be he Democrat or be he Republican. As for me, I’ll be voting conservative, which means most likely the Constitution Party. I’m not throwing my vote away; Bush threw it away with everything he and the neo-cons have done for the last four years.

29 January 2004

Jeff Adams


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To: Mr. Low Key
For those of us playing at home, can you be specific?

For those playing at home, on a political website, who profess to know a little something about politics... I shouldn't have to.

But... if you don't think there is a difference... then I do not doubt your sincerity...but I do have to question your wisdom.

121 posted on 02/02/2004 8:36:07 AM PST by carton253 (I have no genius at seeming.)
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To: Mr. Low Key
For those of us playing at home, can you be specific?

For those playing at home, on a political website, who profess to know a little something about politics... I shouldn't have to.

But... if you don't think there is a difference... then I do not doubt your sincerity...but I do have to question your wisdom.

122 posted on 02/02/2004 8:36:16 AM PST by carton253 (I have no genius at seeming.)
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To: OWK
Troll

Losertarian

Anarchist

Libertine

Druggie

Spoiler

Wacko

Fringer

Oh. We need your vote in November. You're going to be there, right?

123 posted on 02/02/2004 8:36:40 AM PST by MARTIAL MONK
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To: Mr. Low Key
Politicians reflect the people of the country.

If the people didn't have their hand out for entitlements then politicians wouldn't be giving them away.

The truth is that the majority of America wants a sugar daddy in DC.

And some of you here want to give them an even bigger sugar daddy by electing a Democrat.
124 posted on 02/02/2004 8:36:44 AM PST by Columbine (Bush '04 - Owens '08)
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To: carton253
And then promptly lost their nerve when Bill Clinton managed to blame them for shutting the government down.

Yup.

Lost their nerve.

Perfect description.

They should have been holding press conferences every single day saying the government will stay shut down until such time as the president comes to his fiscal senses.

The American people respond to honesty and guts.

Not mealy-mouthed appeasers.

125 posted on 02/02/2004 8:37:41 AM PST by OWK
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To: Mr. Low Key
That's because they lost their conservative will and started compromising.

Yeah... because they learned quickly (quicker than other so-called "conservatives") the reality of politics in America.

The 1994 Contract with America was a beautiful thing... but it could not be sustained in the 1990's political culture. It died because the electorate (on a whole) is not conservative.

127 posted on 02/02/2004 8:39:47 AM PST by carton253 (I have no genius at seeming.)
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To: OWK
The American people respond to honesty and guts.

Yes, they do. That's why they responded to a president who had the guts to go after terrorism where it lives.

With a Democrat we will go back to whining at the UN and turning the other cheek.

128 posted on 02/02/2004 8:40:19 AM PST by Columbine (Bush '04 - Owens '08)
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To: Abe Froman; OWK
Bush and his advisors toss the conservative base an occasional bone when they hear the grumblings of unrest.

For example, Pickering's appointment after the illegal immigration bedacle and his "budget reduction" makeover after additional funding to the NEA.

He got a free ride from mounted criticism about CFR and his Education Bill because of 9/11.

Now watch what happens in the next few weeks when he extends unemployment benefits...we can expect another bone to be tossed our way. Those who do the greatest harm to the conservative cause are those who accept pandering and mediocrity. And it will continue as long as these people forgive and forget, and say "see, he's a conservative".

It has to get worse before it gets any better. Bush has divided his party, and the only way to unite is for Bush to move right, or the party lose the White House. And to move Bush right, the ENTIRE party must hold him accountable and demand he govern, in all aspects, with the conservative leanings we expected when he was elected.
130 posted on 02/02/2004 8:42:08 AM PST by dmzTahoe (1.)
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To: Mr. Low Key
Of course not...

What I'm saying is if you do not know the difference between the two candidates, I have to wonder just how politically astute you are...

131 posted on 02/02/2004 8:43:12 AM PST by carton253 (I have no genius at seeming.)
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To: Mr. Low Key
Don't you do any reading on your own? Why do you expect others to tell you where the candidates stand?

Use Google and find the candidates websites. Look at the issues that are most important to you and compare what they say.
133 posted on 02/02/2004 8:48:45 AM PST by Columbine (Bush '04 - Owens '08)
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To: Mr. Low Key
Newly arrived from Mars, eh?

Then I suggest you watch the news and read the newspapers... that will catch you up to speed. Get back with me in a week... then we can talk politics... because your lack of understanding is only going to get in the way.

134 posted on 02/02/2004 8:48:54 AM PST by carton253 (I have no genius at seeming.)
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To: Mr. Low Key
Oh, I see. You've been here just a few days.

Did you come to play with the Freepers?
135 posted on 02/02/2004 8:50:09 AM PST by Columbine (Bush '04 - Owens '08)
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To: kevao
When hundreds of thousands of illegals per year can cross our borders with impunity, our sovereignty is at risk.

You're preachin' to the choir, friend. I live in Hereford Arizona and you can't get much closer to the "front lines" than that. Just last night someone was trying to come in through our back door. We've found camp sites on our land and caught Mexicans trying to get into our shed.

I'm not happy with everything GW's done, but it could've been a LOT worse had Algore won the election.

137 posted on 02/02/2004 8:51:59 AM PST by Marie (My coffee cup is waaaaay too small to deal with this day.)
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To: Mr. Low Key
No...I am able to.. I'm just not willing to waste my time restating the obvious to a newbie who could care less what I post.

If that gives you the "victory"... I can live with that.

139 posted on 02/02/2004 8:52:26 AM PST by carton253 (I have no genius at seeming.)
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