Skip to comments.Hugh Hewitt Endorses RINO: Sacrificing Principles for a Win?
Posted on 05/15/2009 7:18:50 AM PDT by chicagolady
click here to read article
“I do NOT support Mod. Republicans but I DETEST LIBERAL DEMOCRATS and anything that keeps a LIBERAL DEMOCRAT PRO_DEATH politician from getting elected, I’m all for!!!!”
No, I’d rather have neither but I’d take a moderate Republican.
Thing is Kirk is a liberal Republican, not a moderate. He’s the second biggest RINO in the US house imo.
And abortion? This is big issue for you? Kirk is 100% pro-abortion, pro taxpayer funded abortion pro-partial birth abortion (only a few other RINOs are that bad),.
If he’s our nominee it’s basically a democrat primary in the general election. In that instance I’d vote for Kirk over the corrupt moonbat slime but I’ll be voting for a Republican in the Republican primary, not Kirk.
Hugh thinks the Assault Weapons ban was about machine guns. Oh, and he is a Romney groupie.
I missed that you think Fitzgerald was disliked by conservatives and sure to lose.
The first point is absolutely false. He was opposed by the corrupt party machines of both parties (combine). They want some one who’ll go along with them. Not to say the GOP members of the combine would prefer a prefer a democrat to a Republican but if a Republican is anti-corruption they try to help the democrats take him out.
Look a Ray LaHood, moderate voting record to the left of Fitzgerald and a combiner, he led the charge in trying to find a primary challenger to Fitzgerald (the late sun times liberal columnist Steve Neal writes again and again that Republicans should replace Fitzgerald) this eventually leads to Obama winning. Obama puts him in the cabinet, yeah just a coinky-dink in the quid pro quo world of Illinois politics.
Jack Ryan wins the GOP primary and they obviously decided they didn’t like him much either cause they offered no support when he was caught having sex with his wife.
Then they install Alan Keyes, a man from another state they knew couldn’t come close to winning, insuring the victory for machine-compliant democrat BH Obama.
Fitzgerald was not a sure bet to beat Obama but he certainly could have if his own party didn’t stab him in the back, and spared us this Presidency. LaHood’s appointment was a thank you from Obama.
We aren’t talking about RINO versus RINO or RINO versus Conservative....I would be for the Conservative EVERY DAY....we are talking about RINO versus DEMOCRAT who are ALL PRO-DEATH...and wrong on the war, etc.
If Mark Kirk ever gets elected to anything by any constituency, it will be without my vote. Kirk would not only continue to materially support abortion (among many other evil things), he would be yet another Olympia Snowe, another Susan Collins, another Ahhhhhnold Schwarzenkennedy in muddying the image of the GOP. He would be a step (and a major one) in the wrong direction. He can join the trip to you know where with Fr. Jenkins and Barack Insane Obama.
Kirk is so far left on abortion that I make a pretty solid case he's even WORSE than pro-death liberal Democrat Lisa Madigan. She supports requiring parental notification for minors seeking an abortion (although not parental consent), he doesn't.
MADIGAN ON PARENTAL CONSENT
KIRK ON PARENTAL CONSENT
There's nothing remotely “moderate” about Kirk. I find it very disturbing when he takes swipes at Obama and Madigan for not being liberal enough.
Former US Senator Peter Fitzgerald was generally conservative not libertarian. He had a weakness for environmentalism but otherwise, a solid guy. That the imbeciles and Demonrats who run the Illinois RINO Party were successful in driving Fitzgerald from his Senate seat calls for absolute scorched earth in the Illinois GOP until the McKennas, Bradys, Thompsons, Edgars, and lot lizard Topinkas are no more.
If Patrick Fitzgerald is a social conservative, I would gladly see him nominated and elected governor on any ticket to continue his admirable job of seeing to the jailing of Illinois's worst. Is Richard the Runt (he's not the man his father was) Daley next to be indicted? How about Barack Insane (for his dealings with convict Tony Rejzco?
One may have to actually live in Illinois to appreciate how corript the crooks are who run the Illinois RINO Party (aka the R part of the Combine). Or one would have to have the general insight of fieldmarshaldj who lives in Tennessee but has a sure grasp on what constitutes unacceptable RINOISM.
Also, a "moderate" Republican is nothing but a cross-dressing Demonrat in drag and nothing resembling actual moderation.
i think the Pulido organization is well-positioned to support the conservative alternative to Krk.
i doubt Krk could carry the 5th in a primary. What is the deal on these 2 fellas?
the names are out there ... which one is going to start raising money?
OK...you convinced me.....is there NO one better??
OK...you convinced me.....is there NO one better??
I read, on www.politics1.com, that Comptroller Hynes might run for attorney general. If Att. Gen. Madigan runs for a higher office, we’ll have open races for attorney general and comptroller. Which Republicans should run for those offices?
Robert Zadek is an obscure figure with no funds, and appears to be running a single issue "flax tax" campaign for U.S. Senate
IllinoisReview listed four credible conservatives who could stop Mark Kirk: Pat O'Malley, Chris Lauzen, Eric Wallace , and John Shimkus.
Of those four, Shimkus would be the strongest candidate and is a very popular downstate Congressman who holds Durbin's old seat in the House. Unfortunately he's also the least likely to run. I've been asking the guy to get off his butt for six years and run for statewide office. He apparently wants to stay a Congressman forever and has no interest giving up his seat to try something else.
Chris Lauzen carries the water for the conservative grassrots in the State Senate and he's had an interest in higher office for a long time. He ran for Congress in 2006 but was stopped in the primary by zillionaire Jim Oberweis (who went on to lose to the RAT). He will probably try for high office again in 2010, but I don't think he'll run for Senator or Governor.
Pat O'Malley is a former State Senator who represented me in the Illinois Senate. He was the conservative choice in the 2002 gubernatoral primary, and lost to establishment GOP candidate Jim Ryan (though he did get more votes than the RINO Lt. Governor, Corinne Wood). He's in private law practive now and has kept out of the spotlight for a wihle.
Eric Wallace is a black conservative activist who is Co-Chairman of the Cook County Republican Party. He is CEO of Wallace Multimedia Group, a popular Christian print media company in Illinois, and holds a Ph.D. as well an a M.A. and TH.M. He previously challenged incumbant RAT Maggie Crotty for State Senate, and lost because the black vote went to the white RAT even though it's a majority black district. He's the polar opposite of Kirk and is a strong social conservative.
Of the four, Wallace has indicated a willingness to run for run in the GOP U.S. Senate primary as the conservative choice if Kirk hops into the race. The rest have not said what their plans are for 2010 (though you can assume Shimkus is going to run for re-election to the House unless something unusual happens)
See my comments on Pro-Life thread. These conversations overlap ... Why we win or lose.
If Bill is correct, in predicting that St. Sen. Lauzen will run statewide (not for U.S. senator or governor), I hope that he’ll run for comptroller. Attorney General Madigan will run for a higher office, and Comptroller Hynes will run for attorney general. If Lauzen doesn’t run for re-election, who should run for his seat?
Last Nov. I voted and contributed to the PALIN/Whats His Name ticket.
Held my nose and voted and contributed for McCain only because Sarah was on the ticket.
That was my last time voting for a rino. No mas.
If the repubs nominate a rino I’ll vote for a third party or not at all.
I would love to see Pat O'Malley available.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.