Skip to comments.Conservatives Contemplate Electoral Hari-kiri
Posted on 02/27/2004 1:01:58 AM PST by kattracks
President Bush fired back at his Democratic critics Monday night. After being a sitting duck for the slings and arrows fired at him by the Hate Bush Brigade, the White House says the President plans to go on the offensive.
Its about time. We need to see a tough, straight-talking, Texas-style George Bush hammering away at his detractors. He also needs to reach out to his conservative base and remind them of whats at stake in this election, because he has a problem with a lot of them.
In recent weeks my conservative listeners have been talking about the same things Kerry and Edwards have been talking about. Theyre talking about jobs even though the unemployment rate is only 5.6 percent. Theyre talking about outsourcing, theyre talking about amnesty for illegal aliens these are the things that people who listen to talk radio are concerned about.
Their reaction to the Presidents handling of these issues should be a warning sign for the President. Conservatives are calling my show and telling me that they are not going to vote for George Bush because of his stand on amnesty or outsourcing, for example. And this simply amazes me. I ask them if they arent going to vote to re-elect George Bush are they going to vote for the Democrat? And the answer is inevitably, "NO! Im not going to vote for anybody. Im going to stay home on Election Day."
My reply is if you stay home and George Bush doesnt win re-election and instead Kerry or whoever the Democrat candidate is gets elected, do you think things are going to get really better? And their answer is, "Well, no, but I want to take a stand."
They should remember Custer. He too took a stand. It was his last.
That just stuns me because its utterly irrational. They dont understand they are taking a stand against themselves. By not voting they only help elect a liberal Democrat who wants to raise their taxes, enact all kinds of new spending programs. They would also endanger the nation by their already demonstrated ineptness and weakness in the war on terror, and hand over Iraq to the United Nations so it can create the same kind of mess we are now seeing in Haiti another UN and Clinton "success."
They are wearing blinders that only allow them to focus on one issue. They say they wont vote for a candidate who disagrees with them on one single issue even though he agrees with them on every other issue. Its utterly self-defeating.
Even though they staunchly support George Bush on his stands on tax cuts, how he is fighting the war, and applaud his pro-life policies, they disagree with him on the amnesty issue, for example, and therefore cant bring themselves to vote for him.
Theyll just stay home and help elect a Democrat who disagrees with them on just about everything. Theyd enact socialist programs that would cripple U.S. industry, yet some of my listeners applaud them not realizing that if you drive a companys profits down, you drive the value of their stock down and the millions of Americans whose 401Ks are invested in that firm suffer losses as a result.
When President Bush goes on the offensive, hes going to have to remind Americans that if they want to pay low prices for the goods they need, the reason they are going to have to look overseas is because Democrats in Congress have so regulated American companies that the cost of doing business has risen. Thats due to the unions and government regulations that have become so prohibitive.
Whats the Democrat answer? Well, they say theyd make foreign nations enact the same kind of onerous regulatory and environmental burdens we have here that would force the prices of their goods up to the same level as ours. In other words, wreck their own economies to make John Kerry or some other demagogue look good.
Mike Reagan, the eldest son of President Ronald Reagan, is heard on more than 200 talk radio stations nationally as part of the Premiere Radio Network.
I like it.
Then how about "The KY Conservatives", for those who will bend over and take anything?
I am sick of conservatives dissing Bush. The Dems are INCREDIBLY fired up - if we all do not turn out on election day, we will face at least 4 years of a president that makes Clinton look like Reagan by comparison.
It sure hit something with him, I'm not sure it was a nerve though. His post could be interpreted that he is mad at the President's stance on Gay "marriage". I could be wrong though.
THE CUSTER CONSERVATIVES: "Not Smart... But Principled, Dammit!" :)
Did you know it wasn't an "arrow" shirt until that fateful day, at Little Big Horn...? [::rimshot::] :)
Neither was a crew cut.
Something along the lines of "AAAAIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEE," maybe...? :)
A lady decided to go into business and open an art gallery.
she asked a painter she knew if he would paint a picture of Custer's last stand for the grand opening of the Gallery. On the day of the grand opening, the lady unveiled the painting and let out a gasp... It was a painting with a pile of excrement with a halo around it in the foreground, and hundreds of Indians having sex in the background.
She confronted the painter, asking what the meaning of this was... He replied that he did a lot of research on Custer's last words, and found that they were, "Holy s%$t! Look at all the f&*G Indians!"
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