Skip to comments.Iím Tired of Neo-Cons Being Tired of Conservatives (Rant alert)
Posted on 02/02/2004 6:32:01 AM PST by robowombat
Im 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 dont 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 its too late and theyve 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 theyll work for less, especially since youre 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 Bushs 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 dont see anyone else giving in?
The latest in the string of keep your mouths shut articles Ive 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 wasnt. To me, Eberles article, along with all the other hey conservatives, keep quiet about how Bush isnt 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 dont have a seat at the table in the Republican Party, so why cast our lot with them?
Heres something else to consider: Even if the House of Representatives kill this amnesty plan of Bushs, and the establishment Republicans wink at conservatives and traditionalists saying, Hey, we knew it wouldnt pass, we just wanted to influence Hispanic votes by acting like we care, dont 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 wont be a socialist getting my vote this year, be he Democrat or be he Republican. As for me, Ill be voting conservative, which means most likely the Constitution Party. Im 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
Anyone who dares to question the new-left look of the GOP, must be a democrat.
What a pantload.
If it weren't for conservative stalwarts like Souter on the court, who knows where we'd be.
IMO, you are missing the forest for the trees. You believe that a vote for the top of the ticket is all that is needed to send a message that your wishes are being ignored in politics.
Well, the reason your demands are not being heeded is that you lack the political clout to have them heeded. And that is your fault!
Right now, the current political culture in America is that people(those who vote - not those who carp) believe they have a right to entitlements.
You are advocating a change at the top as a solution to your political problems.... I believe a change at the top, whether it be Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Constitutional Party, Green Party, Tightwad Party, or You Ain't Getting Another Dime From Me Party will not solve a thing. The government will continue to expand... the entitlements will continue to roll. FDR started a huge tidal wave 66 years ago... and America likes the ride.
What is needed is a grass root reeducation of the American electorate. After living off the government "tit" for so long... they need to be given reasons why it is, in the long term, detrimental to both the country and themselves.
If you can't vote for Bush because of legitimate reasons... and you are gleefully hoping that the conservative base will desert him to "teach him a lesson," know that you will have sent a message alright! Because Kerry or some other Democrat will be placed in office... placed there by the "center" (who actually determines elections, sorry but true). And the people's message will be to keep the entitlement training rolling if you want to stay in office.
In Ohio, Howard Metzenbaum only had to run one ad on TV during the last week of any election. It can be summed up like this: "That mean ole conservative is going to take away your social security." Worked like a charm. The people (and they are the ones that matter) don't want their social security taken away. They want their Medicare. They want their prescription drugs... and they will vote for those politicians who will give it to them. Conservative after conservative died in Ohio. Finally, we have two centrist Republicans... lesson learned. Keep the entitlements flowing and you keep your seat.
When I was young, one of my jobs was to rid the yard of dandelions. I thought that I could just mow them down. But they grew back, and they had multiplied. So, I had to go to each one... stick a tool in the ground and pull the dandelion out by the root. That took care of the problem.
Same thing here. Until the "conservatives" who scream for accountability begin the reeducation of America to the fiscal disaster that we are facing, this country will not stop their feeding frenzy on public money. If you can make the electorate understand that their continual voting themselves money out of the public treasury is leading to the slow death of America, you may finally get a politician who will stand for conservative policies... and the people to vote him into office. But until "conservatives" are willing and ready to begin the reeducation process, you will get no sympathy from me when you vote your third party candidate or stay at home and deliver this country back to the democrats. (Yes, I know...spare me your tirade about there not being any difference between the two... if you can't tell the difference between the two...I have to doubt just how politically perceptive you are.)
I put out about a dozen points on which I disagree with the president (there are certainly many more).
And your response was to indicate that the democrats would have done these things too, so it isn't really all that bad.
How exactly am I dodging your questions?
And just how is that website, anyway?
There are a few crusty folks down there who are still reliving the Civil War but most people in the South realize that those times are over and they don't want them back.
And what times were those? If you mean slavery, you're damned right we don't want it back. And if you'll do a little reading on that website, you'll see the same.
Don't even try to claim that represents the south of today. It doesn't
And don't you go painting everybody as the KKK who flys the Flags of our Heritage.
How the hale are ya Daus?
And therefore people best just shut up and take whatever steaming pile of leftist feces that Bush sends their way with a smile and a thank you... Right? Is that how it works?
Know who said this? For this and more, just check out the link: The Rest of The Story
You lost with that one bigtime. It looks like you've joined the ranks of the Perpetually Disgruntled Kerry Conservatives.
This generational shift is ripe for two new parties to rise up and replace both the boomer-controlled Dems and Republicans.
And the younger voters are angry enough to cut government spending and taxes to the bone, close the borders, and take whatever extreme measures they think will best ensure the survival of themselves and the nation.
How nice. So we know equate celebrating Southern heritage with racism? Shucks.net is a good website with good information for those of us that care about our heritage
Heres something else to consider: Even if the House of Representatives kill this amnesty plan of Bushs, and the establishment Republicans wink at conservatives and traditionalists saying, Hey, we knew it wouldnt pass, we just wanted to influence Hispanic votes by acting like we care, dont 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
Unfortunately and what's disconcerting is we have heard the same thing about other bills. They wouldn't pass or would be declared unconstitutional. And suprisingly enough, depending on how you look at, they weren't
Good to see you.
When it's 98% polluted bathwater.. it's time to start wondering where the baby went.
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