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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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Comment #81 Removed by Moderator

To: OWK
Uh, ahem, let me try this again. :p Yeah, I need to learn to use preview...
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Questioning policies and working to change minds is an excellent and admirable goal. I'm with you 100% there.

It is this method of throwing out the baby with the bath water that I disagree with. No one else has the sort of funds and organization to build a new party from the ground up in 10 months. Unless you can get something like 60-70% of Pubbies and their $$$ to change sides to the CP, LP, or whatever, no pleasant outcome is possible.

If change were so ablsolutely necessary, it should have been done over the last three years. It is too late to move now. Prepare for 2008, when you will likely have HRC running on the Dem ticket, who's weak popularity with everyone that isn't a leftist will enable a third party to have a fighting chance.

To split the unity of conservatives now will only lead to our defeat, and possibly the deaths of millions. You are smart enough to know that this is no exageration. You know what all of the Democratic candidates intend to do to our defense budget, homeland security, and foreign policy. The war on terror will come to our shores, and we will have no one else to blame.

Feel free to criticise the President. Mass email him, write letters to Congress, protest on the street corners. Tell everyone who will listen why the path of freedom is the best for all people. These tactics exploit the strengths of fora like Free Republic. THIS is our power. THIS is where true change will come from. Attemting some sort of political revolution will only lead to our downfall.

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

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There, better!
82 posted on 02/02/2004 8:02:57 AM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: arasina
Know who said this?

God?

83 posted on 02/02/2004 8:02:58 AM PST by OWK
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To: TomServo
I'm from the south too originally but I pledge allegiance to only one flag.

When I see a site like that, I know what it stands for and anything that comes from it has no validity for me.

84 posted on 02/02/2004 8:03:07 AM PST by Columbine (Bush '04 - Owens '08)
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To: robowombat
Aim for mediocrity, its only fair, vote Democrat.
85 posted on 02/02/2004 8:03:26 AM PST by Eva
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To: Mr. Low Key
If they do the same things, does it matter if one has an R after his name and the other a D?

Not from where I sit.

86 posted on 02/02/2004 8:03:34 AM PST by OWK
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To: Columbine
but I pledge allegiance to only one flag

And it has an elephant on it.

87 posted on 02/02/2004 8:04:11 AM PST by OWK
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To: carton253
This is unfortunately absolutely correct. Trying to get rank and file Americans to grasp the eventual logic of such programs as social security is very very difficult. I vividly remember trying to get my mother and her sister to understand what was fiscally poisioness about how the social security 'trust fund' worked. Neither (both were Repus) could or would grasp why paying beneficiaries straight out of current contributions was as a guarantee of disaster and would be prosecuted as fraud if an insurance company ran an equity program in the same way. It is almost impossible to get people to think beyond 'its my right, I'm entitled' mindset.
88 posted on 02/02/2004 8:04:50 AM PST by robowombat
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To: OWK
And what of all those other points? Is inflating the ego of some rinky-dink third party nobody worth the death and chaos that will be brought about by a President Kerry, or a President Edwards? You have been around here along time. You know what our opponents will do to us. How would ANYONE be able to undo the damage that will be done?
89 posted on 02/02/2004 8:06:41 AM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: OWK
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?

No, that's not how it works. I will vote for Bush because he is still the best candidate who has a chance to win this year.

I realize that there are other offices and other elected officials and I will be working to send the most conservative congressmen and senators to DC that I can.

I will also be working for state and local conservatives and I will be working behind the scenes for a more conservative presidential candidate in '08.

There is a lot more to do than complain. You should get involved and work for change.

90 posted on 02/02/2004 8:07:13 AM PST by Columbine (Bush '04 - Owens '08)
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To: MJY1288
Laugh!

I like the image name, too. . .
91 posted on 02/02/2004 8:07:21 AM PST by Flyer (Fear the Train!)
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To: Constantine XIII
You don't need a third party.

You need to take your party back.

But that ain't gonna come about by pretending that any amount of leftist tripe the president dishes up is A-OK with you...

92 posted on 02/02/2004 8:08:20 AM PST by OWK
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To: OWK
- How about a little accountability?
In politics?

Accountable people "can't win," you know.

93 posted on 02/02/2004 8:09:09 AM PST by exodus
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To: Columbine
I'm from the south too originally but I pledge allegiance to only one flag.

How odd. So do I. And it doesn't keep me from flying the flags of my forefathers nor celebrating my ancestry.

When I see a site like that, I know what it stands for and anything that comes from it has no validity for me.

Would reading what's there be much of a challenge?

94 posted on 02/02/2004 8:10:10 AM PST by TomServo ("Why does the most evil man in the world live in a Stuckeys?")
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To: OWK
And it has an elephant on it.

You're just a troll. Conservative or liberal but a troll just the same.

95 posted on 02/02/2004 8:10:26 AM PST by Columbine (Bush '04 - Owens '08)
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To: Columbine
There is a lot more to do than complain.

Maybe a little complaining (when the president behaves like an FDR hyper-clone) is actually in order.

96 posted on 02/02/2004 8:10:28 AM PST by OWK
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To: OWK
It isn't A-OK with me. I am plenty po'd too. However, there WILL BE NO PARTY TO TAKE BACK if we do something suicidal now!
98 posted on 02/02/2004 8:10:48 AM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: Columbine
You're just a troll.

Mommy... the nasty man said stuff I didn't like.

Make the mean troll go away.

99 posted on 02/02/2004 8:11:11 AM PST by OWK
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To: OWK
Have you tried holding your breath till you turn blue?

That should make the mean ol nasty Republicans listen to you and give you your way.
100 posted on 02/02/2004 8:14:31 AM PST by Columbine (Bush '04 - Owens '08)
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