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All Republican Leaders Must Resign
ultimatejohnmccain.com ^ | Wed May 14 2008 | Richard Viguerie

Posted on 05/14/2008 2:31:52 PM PDT by ovrtaxt

All Republican leaders must resign
Written by Viguerie on Wed May 14 11:48:26 -0400 2008

Republican leaders in the White House, the Congress, and the Republican National Committee and its affiliates, along with most Republican leaders at the state level, have failed – or outright betrayed – the conservative voters who put them in their positions.

The result is that the party’s “brand” has become a negative, to an extent greater than in the Watergate era, perhaps worse than in the days of Herbert Hoover.

The number of new Republican voters is flat while Democratic voter registration is skyrocketing.

Contributions to GOP candidates and Republican parties are way off, while donations to Democrats are setting records.

In primaries, votes for Republican candidates at all levels are running far behind the Democrats.

And in recent special elections, the party lost longheld congressional seats in Illinois, in Louisiana, and, yesterday, in Mississippi – all in districts carried overwhelmingly by President Bush. A single election can be a fluke, but when Republicans lose three seemingly safe seats in a row, disaster is looming.

The hard work of the last 50 years by millions of conservative campaign workers, donors, candidates, writers, intellectuals, and activists has been trashed. The conservative movement has been set back 10-20 years – possibly even permanently – by politicians consumed by power, including but certainly not limited to Denny Hastert, Tom DeLay, John Boehner, Roy Blunt, Mitch McConnell, Trent Lott, George W. Bush, Karl Rove, party chairman Mike Duncan, and their friends.

Some deserve more of the blame than others, but they are all part of a party Establishment that has brought the party down.

For things to change, for conservatives to be justified in giving our contributions, our volunteer efforts, our energy, and votes to the GOP, the party must clean house. The party leadership should resign immediately.

We must replace the Big Government/Big Business/Establishment Republicans with principled conservatives, most of them young. By “principled conservatives,” I mean leaders who will stand up to the liberals and fight for freedom and traditional values.

Republicans are doomed to wander in the political wilderness until this generation of weak-kneed, no-vision, inarticulate, afraid-of-the-liberal-media politicians are replaced mostly with principled conservatives in the mold of Bill Buckley, Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan.

Voters almost always reject a pale imitation in favor of the real thing.

The Democrats have firm principled beliefs. What motivates most Republican leaders? Nothing except a craving for power. What do Republicans offer voters? Nothing except “Elect us because we’re not Democrats.”

To Republican leaders, I say: You turned against the principles you once espoused – conservative principles – and, in turn, conservatives and the American people have turned against you. Things will not get better until you accept responsibility, and resign.

You have stayed too long. For the future of the Republican Party, for America and the cause of freedom: Go!



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2008; conservatism; conservativevote; gop; gopcoup; liberalism; libertarian; mccain; rinorevolution; rinos; rnc; ronpaulsupporter; viguerie
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Exactly right, but it will never happen.
1 posted on 05/14/2008 2:34:33 PM PDT by ovrtaxt
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To: ovrtaxt

Dick’s been at the hooch again.


2 posted on 05/14/2008 2:36:44 PM PDT by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: ovrtaxt

I’m sure the Captain of the Titanic would have jumped at the offer, had he known what lie ahead.


3 posted on 05/14/2008 2:36:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline—1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: ovrtaxt

It’s important for the ship to go down with as many of the miscreant crew on board as possible as a warning to others.


4 posted on 05/14/2008 2:40:17 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The GOP death march to the gravesite is underway.)
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To: ovrtaxt

WHAT Republican leaders?


5 posted on 05/14/2008 2:40:17 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Liberals learning curves are pretty flat,)
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To: ovrtaxt
The result is that the party’s “brand” has become a negative, to an extent greater than in the Watergate era, perhaps worse than in the days of Herbert Hoover.

Are you kidding me? Such statements show a stunning lack of knowledge about history. Republicans are indeed tainted right now--fairly in some cases, unfairly in others. But we are NOT at a historic low. The days of the Great Depression and the Watergate Era were much, much worse for conservatism.

Now, could we be HEADED in that direction? Yes, if our party doesn't get its head on straight.

6 posted on 05/14/2008 2:40:29 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (Just say NObama!)
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To: JennysCool

He deserves to have a good swig or two,, he raised a lot of dough over the years for the GoP, something many here seem to forget.


7 posted on 05/14/2008 2:40:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline—1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: ovrtaxt
The Democrats have firm principled beliefs. What motivates most Republican leaders? Nothing except a craving for power. What do Republicans offer voters? Nothing except “Elect us because we’re not Democrats.”

Yeah riiiiight!!!

8 posted on 05/14/2008 2:41:31 PM PDT by avacado
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To: ovrtaxt

my favorite part, Thanks Richard!

The hard work of the last 50 years by millions of conservative campaign workers, donors, candidates, writers, intellectuals, and activists has been trashed.

The conservative movement has been set back 10-20 years – possibly even permanently – by politicians consumed by power, including but certainly not limited to Denny Hastert, Tom DeLay, John Boehner, Roy Blunt, Mitch McConnell, Trent Lott, George W. Bush, Karl Rove, party chairman Mike Duncan, and their friends.

Some deserve more of the blame than others, but they are all part of a party Establishment that has brought the party down.

For things to change, for conservatives to be justified in giving our contributions, our volunteer efforts, our energy, and votes to the GOP, the party must clean house. The party leadership should resign immediately.

Let all those here who lambaste conservatism and embrace “pragmatism” in the guise of moderation suck on that one for a minute..


9 posted on 05/14/2008 2:42:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline—1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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I just sent the RNC a letter stating how they have lost my entire family as voters as well as all of our donations.

It’s like this giant ship with no captain and all of the 1st mates fighting for the top seat, and no one who is truly qualifed will be considered. “Almost Democrats” only need apply!


10 posted on 05/14/2008 2:45:12 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: ovrtaxt

The ‘leaders’ who nodded as Bush as approval kept descending have some answers due.


11 posted on 05/14/2008 2:45:19 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: TADSLOS

The Bitcons, the bitter conservative losers, are jumping off the cliff.


12 posted on 05/14/2008 2:46:34 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The Bitcons will elect a Democrat by default)
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Dick’s been at the hooch again.

Nope. Dick is spot on.

13 posted on 05/14/2008 2:50:54 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: ovrtaxt
What do Republicans offer voters? Nothing except “Elect us because we’re not Democrats.”

LOL!!! Obviously, he's been reading the Team Juan paid shillings posted, hereabouts!

BUMPed for The Truth!!!

14 posted on 05/14/2008 2:51:41 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: bert
You're gonna need one of these in November. You can bill McCain for it.


15 posted on 05/14/2008 2:53:06 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The GOP death march to the gravesite is underway.)
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To: ovrtaxt
Some deserve more of the blame than others, but they are all part of a party Establishment that has brought the party down.

True.

But these guys weren't the Establishment all their lives.

Some of them started out as rebels or mavericks.

And they ended up pretty much as all party oligarchies do, given enough time.

It's the way things always turn out, the way of the world, more than anything else.

It's still their fault, but there are limits to what one can expect from politics and people who become politicians.

16 posted on 05/14/2008 2:53:22 PM PDT by x
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To: ovrtaxt

Rush should read this on the air. Absolutely correct.


17 posted on 05/14/2008 2:53:22 PM PDT by Valpal1 (OW! My head just exploded!)
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To: bert

We don’t need a donkey in office. Let’s start with our local officials and get ready for 2012.


18 posted on 05/14/2008 2:54:41 PM PDT by willie2028 (Keep hope alive.)
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To: bert
There's a word for political parties which -- when increasingly confronted by anger and rejection on the part of the electorate -- routinely blame said voters for "not getting it," rather than re-examiming their own product for warts and flaws.

That word is "losers."

19 posted on 05/14/2008 2:55:12 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: ovrtaxt

This is like communists saying, “all capitalists must give their money to the poor.” It’s just an empty call.


20 posted on 05/14/2008 2:59:04 PM PDT by paudio (Like it or not, 'conservatism' is a word with many meanings. Hence the quotes.)
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