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GOP Wages War Against Its Conservatives
GOPUSA ^ | June.28,2004 | Christopher G. Adamo

Posted on 06/30/2004 9:38:32 PM PDT by Reagan Man

Colorado Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo is in big trouble with the GOP leadership. And just what, you may be wondering, is his great sin? "Team America," a political action committee originally founded by Tancredo, worked to unseat Representative Chris Cannon, a liberal Republican from Utah, by supporting Matthew Throckmorton, his challenger in the Republican primary.

Chief among those organizations caterwauling about the actions of Tancredo is the liberal "Tuesday Group," a coalition of approximately thirty liberal Republican House members whose goal is to steer the party to the left. Hiding under the cloak of a grossly distorted rendition of Ronald Reagan's "Eleventh Commandment" ("Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican"), the Tuesday Group is now expressing concern that party conservatives are finally making efforts to strike back.

Apparently, undermining the conservative agenda by abandoning the party at key junctures during the legislative process is perfectly fine with these Republican "centrists." But any discussion of such matters by conservatives, who have tired of seeing their party abandoning its principles, is strictly taboo. By such hypocritical assertions, these liberal "Trojan Horses" hope to continue dominating party politics from within.

Of course Ronald Reagan never intended for his "Eleventh Commandment" to be arbitrarily invoked as a means of allowing liberalism to spread, unchecked, within the ranks of the GOP. Rather, it was supposed to prevent the sort of backbiting and mud slinging within party ranks, which can ultimately undermine the credibility of the entire party.

House Majority leader Tom Delay, a longtime champion of conservatism, has found himself in the middle of this row. Seeking to maintain a cohesive Republican majority, he is promoting themes of "team spirit" and "comity" among party members. Delay even referenced Reagan's "Eleventh Commandment" in a meeting with Tancredo in which the Colorado Congressman was apparently warned to change his ways and endorse a unified party, or face retribution within Republican circles.

Unfortunately, such rhetoric fails to deal with the fact that it is the Republican liberals who regularly undermine party unity by voting with Democrats at critical junctures. With such people constantly placing the philosophies of liberalism ahead of traditional Republican principle, the only manner in which even a facade of "unity" can be maintained is for the entire party to shift to the left. This, of course, is precisely the strategy of the liberal Republicans.

Tancredo's major issue of concern is unchecked illegal immigration and the resulting compromise of America's borders. Hardly a miniscule "pet issue" of a fringe constituency, the immigration problem goes to the very core of maintaining America's national integrity and heritage. Little else of GOP principles or goals can be regarded as significant in any way, as long the party remains indifferent to the invasion of the nation's borders by a flood of illegal immigrants who, as soon as they are able to do so, will vote against such things. Yet, major forces within the GOP are once again actively working to insure that at best, the Republican counterpart to Democrat plans of opening the borders will only amount to a watered-down version of the very same thing.

By supporting truly conservative Republican challengers, Tancredo's PAC hopes to specifically target key players of the open borders advocacy for defeat during their respective state primaries. While it is not entirely clear whether or not Tancredo is still officially participating with the work of the PAC, his political ideology remains consistent with that of its members. Tancredo realizes that threats to the future of the nation are no less virulent when advanced by so-called "Republicans," than when spawned by their traditional advocates, the Democrats.

Tom Delay has, in the past, shown himself to be extremely principled, with the one notable exception being his support, under severe White House pressure, for an education bill that was essentially crafted by Ted Kennedy. He knows that if his party persists in its claims to uphold both high and low standards, only the low standards will prevail. Though presently striving to remain within the boundaries of party loyalty, he is surely aware that, as a principled conservative, his own future is no less threatened by the underhanded actions of the "moderates" than is Tancredo.

For Delay and Tancredo, whose differences are far outweighed by their political common ground, the most pressing matter is to maintain the party according to conservative principle rather than allowing the "centrists" to reinvent it in the image of the Democrats.


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1 posted on 06/30/2004 9:38:33 PM PDT by Reagan Man
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To: Reagan Man
Amen. It's getting to the point where I don't know where the GOP ends and the Democrats begin.
2 posted on 06/30/2004 9:42:15 PM PDT by asmith92008 (If we buy into the nonsense that we always have to vote for RINOs, we'll just end up taking the horn)
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To: Reagan Man

Go Tom go !


3 posted on 06/30/2004 9:44:13 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: asmith92008
Amen. It's getting to the point where I don't know where the GOP ends and the Democrats begin.

For most people the choice is clear on issues of abortion, gun rights, taxes, and defense. It is too bad you don't see a difference.

4 posted on 06/30/2004 9:49:24 PM PDT by Once-Ler (Proud Republican. and Bushbot.)
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To: Reagan Man

Ironically, I just came across the Team America site the other day while looking at some Buchanan info. The piece you posted doesn't mention that Bay Buchanan is listed as 'Co-chairman' of the Team America PAC. It should have, as knowing that Tancredo is working closely with someone who supported a third-party candidate is relevant.

In addition, Tancredo (Team America) sent out a fundraising letter in May2004 basically calling President Bush arrogant and power-mad. I find Team America's rhetoric offensive and misleading. I hope I'm not the only Republican who does.


5 posted on 06/30/2004 9:59:23 PM PDT by unsycophant
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To: Reagan Man
Of course Ronald Reagan never intended for his "Eleventh Commandment" to be arbitrarily invoked as a means of allowing liberalism to spread, unchecked, within the ranks of the GOP.

That comment is huey. Mr Regan understood our enemy just as Churchill and Washington before him. He knew how to make us whole,

To rate presidents Washington was amazing , Regan was damn good.

6 posted on 06/30/2004 9:59:25 PM PDT by lizma
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To: asmith92008
Frankly the GOP is ready for a good fight. The so called conservatives are spending the country blind and driving moderates away with their hyper-religious ferver.

On the other hand, RINO's like Spector have no balls and cave to the slightest Democratic challenge.

The Pubbies have got to find a way to be inclusive to expand the base and fiscally responsible.

7 posted on 06/30/2004 10:01:52 PM PDT by zarf
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To: Once-Ler
Well, you could also look at the fact that this administration jumped on the diversity bandwagon in its brief to the Supreme Court on affirmative action. Justice O'Connor, another "conservative" appointee, seized on this to enshrine reverse discrimination into the Constitution.

I'll grant that Bush is a better choice than Kerry on defense. However, that's damnation by faint praise. Who wouldn't be better than Kerry? All the same, the administration refuses to actually enlarge the military so we don;t become overstretched and allow our enemies to perceive us as weak.

Gun rights? Why hasn't the Republican Congress and White House restored the people of Washington DC their right to bear arms?

And on abortion, the administratpion was great n the partial birth abortion ban. But where is a ban on human cloning? We have New Jersey getting ready to allow it within its borders and its on the way here in California. Why has the Republican leadership not moved to cork the genie in this bottle?

On illegal immigration, the only difference between Bush and Kerry is how quickly they will throw open the borders.

And where is the strong Republican leadership on the gay marriage amendment? Outside of Rick Santorum, whom the White House gave no back up to when he pointed out the absurdity of the Lawrence decision, there are few in the Republican leadership rallying on this issue.
8 posted on 06/30/2004 10:07:39 PM PDT by asmith92008 (If we buy into the nonsense that we always have to vote for RINOs, we'll just end up taking the horn)
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To: zarf
And then the White House supports Specter in his primary. If they couldn't endorse Toomey, which I can understand, they should have at least stayed out of it.
9 posted on 06/30/2004 10:09:03 PM PDT by asmith92008 (If we buy into the nonsense that we always have to vote for RINOs, we'll just end up taking the horn)
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To: lizma

From the Desk of... Tom Tancredo
U.S. Congressman, Colorado's 6th District

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Dear Friends,

In January, in complete defiance of the will of the American people,
the President proposed granting amnesty to the twelve million illegal
aliens who broke our laws getting into this country.

As if that wasn't outrageous enough, Mr. Bush took it a step further
and asked Congress to include in the amnesty bill a guest worker
program that would give foreign workers from anywhere in the world
the right to come to this country and compete with Americans for jobs
here. It is the final chapter of the sellout of America.

The arrogance of those in power today is as great as it has ever been.
Knowing full well that an unprotected border threatens our national
security, increases the violence in our cities and schools, burdens
our hospitals, suppresses our wages, bankrupts our government and
balkanizes our nation, our so-called representatives do nothing to
enforce the laws of this land.

"We, the People" has been replaced as the driving force in this nation
by "We, the Corporations", a group that doesn't give a rat's tail
about our workers, our communities, or our national sovereignty for
that matter!

But it is they who are calling the shots in Congress and open borders
means cheap labor. That is good for them and they could care less
about the consequences to the nation.

Friends, the situation is URGENT! Unless we move now it may be too
late.

That is why I have asked Bay Buchanan, a fellow Reaganite and former
Treasurer of the U.S., to help me form Team America.

Team America will find, support and help elect patriots that will
stand up to the corporate and party bosses and help in the fight to
reform our immigration policies and secure our borders.




Tancredo's remarks in this fundraising letter from May seem deliberately abstruse.


10 posted on 06/30/2004 10:12:48 PM PDT by unsycophant
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To: Reagan Man
"Open border advocacy" usng the universal Insta-Ideologuese-to-English translator really means: "People who refuse to machine gun women and children at the border."

No one except the fringed 3rd party hacks advocate open borders.

11 posted on 06/30/2004 10:14:26 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: unsycophant
Tom Tancredo believes that amnesty for illegals isn't a core value the GOP should be supporting. On that point, I agree with him. As does about 80% of Americans.

I didn't see the fundraising letter you refer too. So I can't comment on his rhetoric. I do know, Tancredo supports the reelection of Bush-Cheney.

Liberal Republicans (aka.RINOs) should not have a voice in the GOP political agenda. Period. Conservatives constitute a majority of the GOP base. The party platform is based on a conservative agenda. And when Ronald Reagan appealed to Democrats in 1980 and 1984, they were conservative Democrats. Not liberal Democrats.

12 posted on 06/30/2004 10:16:48 PM PDT by Reagan Man (.....................................................The Choice is Clear....... Re-elect BUSH-CHENEY)
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To: unsycophant
Anyone who would align with those who endorse Ralph Nader and his Socialist Workers Party cohort, and who publicly derides corporations, is the one who does not belong in the Republican Party.
13 posted on 06/30/2004 10:18:44 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: asmith92008
Why hasn't the Republican Congress and White House restored the people of Washington DC their right to bear arms?

Because the people of Washington DC want a gun ban. They voted for one overwhelmingly. Put to a vote, a gun ban would pass 80-20. By the way, DC will vote for Kerry about 80-20 too.

14 posted on 06/30/2004 10:20:12 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: Reagan Man

The GOP treats conservatives like the Democratic Party treats blacks. The difference is, blacks have somewhere else to go.


17 posted on 06/30/2004 10:25:03 PM PDT by Sloth (We cannot defeat foreign enemies of the Constitution if we yield to the domestic ones.)
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To: shanscom

Anyone who opposes amnesty for illegals, stands with a majority of the American people. That's all that matters on this issue. Tom Tancredo is right on this issue. Bay Buchanan is right on this issue. PresBush is on the wrong side of this issue and he knows it. Bush`s recent silence in support of amnesty for illegals, makes that point abundantly clear.


18 posted on 06/30/2004 10:30:27 PM PDT by Reagan Man (.....................................................The Choice is Clear....... Re-elect BUSH-CHENEY)
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To: Reagan Man
Liberal Republicans (aka.RINOs) should not have a voice in the GOP political agenda. Period.

To move legislation, you need the president, half the house and 60% of the senate.

That means you need bout 60% of the people to be with you. Conservatives are not 60%.

What needs to be done is to assemble a 60% group and that will mean you will need to give a voice to all 60% or else they will join the other side. If you expect the moderates to vote for your stuff and for them to have no voice, you are nuts.

19 posted on 06/30/2004 10:31:45 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: Sloth
Nonsense. The xenophobic border-wedgies and the protectionist anti-free-trade types can go flock to Ralph Nader and his Socialist Worker's Party cohort.
20 posted on 06/30/2004 10:33:00 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: staytrue
Yes but Congress controls DC. It can pass a law allowing people to bare arms. Those that don't want to won;t have to, but there are a great many people in DC who want to protect themselves.
21 posted on 06/30/2004 10:35:46 PM PDT by asmith92008 (If we buy into the nonsense that we always have to vote for RINOs, we'll just end up taking the horn)
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To: Sloth

Ronald Reagan wasn't afraid to wear his conservatism in public. Reagan supported, promoted and advanced conservative issues and gave to quarter to liberals. He did compromise on political issues, but only as a last resort. Reagan never surrendered his conservative principles. Reagan admitted that one of his biggest mistakes as President, was the passage of amnesty legislation for some 2-3 million illegals aliens back in the mid-1980`s.


23 posted on 06/30/2004 10:36:42 PM PDT by Reagan Man (.....................................................The Choice is Clear....... Re-elect BUSH-CHENEY)
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To: Cultural Jihad
Perhaps you've never heard of the Wall Street Journal. It runs a yearly editorial, on July 4th I believe but I may have the date wrong, calling for a constitutional amendment declaring that there shall be open borders. Do you suggest that the Journal is a "fringed 3rd party hack?"
24 posted on 06/30/2004 10:38:55 PM PDT by asmith92008 (If we buy into the nonsense that we always have to vote for RINOs, we'll just end up taking the horn)
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To: shanscom
What does the ATF have to do with illegal immigration? Illegals are many things, but they are not Alcohol, Tobacco or Firearms.

As to the idea that we can never control our border, how can we then call ourselves a nation? Instead of protecting Muslims in Kosovo, we might want to protect our border. Also, by actually punishing people who hire illegals and actually check the immigration status of folks receiving public services, we'd remove the incentive for them to come.
25 posted on 06/30/2004 10:43:48 PM PDT by asmith92008 (If we buy into the nonsense that we always have to vote for RINOs, we'll just end up taking the horn)
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To: asmith92008
Well, you could also look at the fact that this administration jumped on the diversity bandwagon in its brief to the Supreme Court on affirmative action. Justice O'Connor, another "conservative" appointee, seized on this to enshrine reverse discrimination into the Constitution.

O'Connor was appointed by Reagan 25 years ago. I'm sorry if you think Reagan was too far to the left for you. Dubya argued against AA. You need to get your facts straight.

I'll grant that Bush is a better choice than Kerry on defense. However, that's damnation by faint praise. Who wouldn't be better than Kerry? All the same, the administration refuses to actually enlarge the military so we don;t become overstretched and allow our enemies to perceive us as weak.

So Dubya is only marginally better than Kerry? That's rediculous...and let me remind you Reagan cut and ran after Beirut.

Gun rights? Why hasn't the Republican Congress and White House restored the people of Washington DC their right to bear arms?

Dubya is about to let Clinton's AWB sunset...yet you see no difference. What gun ban has the Republican party passed in the last 20 years? None that I can recall. Hey wasn't Reagan a supporter of the Brady Bill?

And on abortion, the administratpion was great n the partial birth abortion ban. But where is a ban on human cloning? We have New Jersey getting ready to allow it within its borders and its on the way here in California. Why has the Republican leadership not moved to cork the genie in this bottle?

I said abortion not cloning. have 'rats passed a abortion ban?

Blah Blah blah...I get it now. To you, it is irrelevant what the majority of people in America believe or want. You want instant change and you want it right now.

ain't gonna happen. We didn't get to be a socialist country over night. Change takes time. It is unfortunate that many far right fringers can't see progress and fight against those who really are making the world a better place.

26 posted on 06/30/2004 10:44:17 PM PDT by Once-Ler (Proud Republican. and Bushbot.)
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To: Cultural Jihad
If folks favoring border control are xenophobic, that makes 80% of the nation xenophobic.
27 posted on 06/30/2004 10:45:07 PM PDT by asmith92008 (If we buy into the nonsense that we always have to vote for RINOs, we'll just end up taking the horn)
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To: shanscom

Three steps are critical to solving the illegal immigration problem facing America today. Seal the borders shut, enforce existing immigration law and halt govt welfare payouts to illegals by removing those incentives immediately. Most of those 12 million illegals will eventually head back home, making the management of finding and prosecuting, then incarcerating to deporting the remaining illegals an easier process, if not a perfect process.


28 posted on 06/30/2004 10:46:07 PM PDT by Reagan Man (.....................................................The Choice is Clear....... Re-elect BUSH-CHENEY)
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To: asmith92008

President Bush favors border controls. I was referring to those single-issue border-wedgies who truly are xenophobic.


29 posted on 06/30/2004 10:47:25 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Reagan Man

Nonsense. The vast majority come here to work, not sponge off of welfare. Furthermore, a 10 foot high wall can be made useless with a 12 foot long ladder.


30 posted on 06/30/2004 10:49:57 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Cultural Jihad

I concluded some time back CJ, that you don't know you're arse from a hole in the ground. Take that as my final word to you. Dingbat.


31 posted on 06/30/2004 10:51:52 PM PDT by Reagan Man (.....................................................The Choice is Clear....... Re-elect BUSH-CHENEY)
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To: Once-Ler

There is still hope, as the campaign of Greenie Ralph Nader and his Socialist Worker's Party cohort are carrying the UberKonservative banner for them, and leading the way to national salvation!

32 posted on 06/30/2004 10:53:00 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Reagan Man

Ah, the only arrows in your quiver are ad hominems, we see.


33 posted on 06/30/2004 10:55:03 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Once-Ler
1. The Bush Justice Department stated in its brief that diversity is a compelling interest in education. It was done because Alberto Gonzales, the White House counsel, is on the short list to be President Bush's first appointment to the Supreme Court and Mr. Gonzales didn't want to have to answer pesky questions about why he didn't tow the diversity line when he came up for confirmation. This language was put in over the protests of the Solicitor General, because he realized that the "moderates" on the Court would use it to justify affirmative action. Then guess what? O'Connor used this language to justify affirmative action.

2. Bush is better than Kerry on defense. I conceded that. Yet you do not argue the point that the administration refuses to enlarge the military to avoid overstretch.

3. Gun rights. You still don't seem to mind that the people of our capital don;t have the right to bear arms despite nearly four years of a Republican Congress and White House. While letting the AWB ban die is great, it would be nice if the folks of DC had the right to defend themselves with any type of gun.

4. On cloning and abortion. They are intimately linked. The research into cloning necessarily requires the creation and destruction of human life. Is a baby not aborted simply because he or she was conceived in a test tube?
34 posted on 06/30/2004 10:56:46 PM PDT by asmith92008 (If we buy into the nonsense that we always have to vote for RINOs, we'll just end up taking the horn)
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To: unsycophant
Abstruse? Nonsense.

In WHICH remark in that message do you find **any** inaccurate statement? Do please cite one, and, if you would be so kind, describe the particulars AND the degree of the inaccuracy.

TIA.

35 posted on 06/30/2004 10:57:56 PM PDT by SAJ (Buy 2 NGG05 9.00 calls, Sell 5 NGG05 12.00 calls against, for $800 net credit OB. Mortal lock.)
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To: Cultural Jihad
Yes, I see his favoring of border controls by Asa Hutchison's slamming the hammer on the Temecula Border Patrol that had the temerity to actually round up illegal immigrants. Yes, this administration is quite passionate on stopping the flow of low wage workers into the country. Sure.
36 posted on 06/30/2004 10:58:37 PM PDT by asmith92008 (If we buy into the nonsense that we always have to vote for RINOs, we'll just end up taking the horn)
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To: Cultural Jihad
If you believe that no security measure works, tell me if you lock your door? If so, why? Someone could pick the lock or break a window.

Common sense tells you that even if someone finds the twelve foot ladder, a lot more people are going to be discouraged by that wall.
37 posted on 06/30/2004 11:01:13 PM PDT by asmith92008 (If we buy into the nonsense that we always have to vote for RINOs, we'll just end up taking the horn)
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To: Reagan Man

The Party is pissed that their negotiatied and handpicked committee candidate faces opposition in a primary?!!


38 posted on 06/30/2004 11:03:58 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1 (Lock-n-load!)
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To: Reagan Man
You should be ashamed of using the moniker "Reagan Man". Reagan was not a racist. You are not a conservative and you are not a Republican.

President Reagan October 30, 1984
"Today we're part of a coalition of people who share some values that are traditional to America. Whether our forefathers and mothers came here from a Latin country, or from Africa, or from Asia, or from Europe -- in my case, I guess it's Europe, Ireland and England -- we hold dear those ideas that brought our forebears here. We're bound together by a love of family and neighborhood and a respect for God. We believe in hard work and peace through strength. And these are not Republican values, these are American. Our opponents don't seem to see things this way. They view our country not as people of varied backgrounds who share common values and aspirations; instead, they see us as warring factions and interest groups. They try to divide us, using envy, and playing people off against each other by telling us we're competing for a piece of a pie that is ever getting smaller. Well, that's not our way. We don't see people as members of this group or that; we see them as Americans, with all the rights and opportunities that go with being American. "

Buchanan is a traitor, a very bitter loser, and most likely Deep Throat. I can't think of a more despicable person.

39 posted on 06/30/2004 11:05:39 PM PDT by bayourod (Can the 9/11 Commission connect the dots on Iraq or do they require a 3-D picture?)
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To: Reagan Man

I posted the letter in this thread. Read it carefully and see if you can figure out what Tancredo's stated goals are. I had a little trouble. Maybe you'll do better.

Amnesty for illegal immigrants is probably not something most Americans support(ed). I don't know if it's a GOP core value or not. Is it? Do we support party bosses? (What's IS a party boss? Who does he mean?) Is Congress arrogant? Is GW arrogant and power mad? Do Americans support corporations? Are corporations hiring illegal immigrants and paying them (high?) salaries that aren't going to American workers? Tancredo seems to think so.

He can support Bush-Cheney all he wants, but I believe they will win in spite of that.


40 posted on 06/30/2004 11:08:20 PM PDT by unsycophant
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To: Reagan Man

Close the borders with machine guns!
Arrest and deport the illegals!
Protect the workers against the greedy bosses!
Crush the evil corporations! (owned by heartless retirees)
Vote for Ralph Nader and his Socialist Worker's Party cohort!
The True Bearers of the UberKonservative Banner Lead the Way!
41 posted on 06/30/2004 11:09:41 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

LOL We're not talking about the Communist Party of the old USSR. This is America and the political party in question is the GOP. Party loyalty is good. Debate on the issues is good. And disagreement on the issues is healthy for any democratic process.


42 posted on 06/30/2004 11:11:43 PM PDT by Reagan Man (.....................................................The Choice is Clear....... Re-elect BUSH-CHENEY)
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To: Cultural Jihad

Tancredo is a smart guy. He seems to be asking for a showdown between his posse and the GOP. I don't think he'll win the 'real' v. 'rino' battle, especially when he's using trickery to stage it.


43 posted on 06/30/2004 11:18:09 PM PDT by unsycophant
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To: shanscom

By the time we find the first million, another million would have already crossed the border. We need to have a grip on the border, especially to shut down the drug trade, but the idea that we're going to be able to magically track down all these people and send them back to Tijuana is insane.

It sure seems a possibility for other countries to protect their borders and keep illegals out. As the greatest and strongest nation on earth, I am SURE we could secure our borders-and quickly.


44 posted on 06/30/2004 11:19:24 PM PDT by conshack
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To: Reagan Man; gubamyster; HiJinx; Libertarianize the GOP; B4Ranch; hedgetrimmer; longtermmemmory; ...

Don't sit and take this crap, Reagan Man. Call on the posse of xenophobic border-wedgies when liberal Republicans try to pound the common sense out of you.


45 posted on 06/30/2004 11:19:36 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus (Out of the shadows and out of our tax base.)
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To: Reagan Man
I concluded some time back CJ, that you don't know you're arse from a hole in the ground. Take that as my final word to you. Dingbat.

Ditto....

46 posted on 06/30/2004 11:22:23 PM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: bayourod
Wow. LOL If you want to personally attack me, have at it. But at least present some evidence to support your outlandish accusations.

All I see from you is an emotional outburst totally lacking in substance. You prove nothing by acting like a juvenile.

47 posted on 06/30/2004 11:22:39 PM PDT by Reagan Man (.....................................................The Choice is Clear....... Re-elect BUSH-CHENEY)
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To: Reagan Man

Three steps are critical to solving the illegal immigration problem facing America today. Seal the borders shut, enforce existing immigration law and halt govt welfare payouts to illegals by removing those incentives immediately. Most of those 12 million illegals will eventually head back home, making the management of finding and prosecuting, then incarcerating to deporting the remaining illegals an easier process, if not a perfect process.

Now there's a man with a PLAN. Let's start about November 3rd, 2004 OK?


48 posted on 06/30/2004 11:23:07 PM PDT by conshack
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To: Reagan Man

Same goes for his leftist sidekick....


49 posted on 06/30/2004 11:24:02 PM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: Reagan Man
Three steps are critical to solving the illegal immigration problem facing America today.

These solutions are not in the governments agenda. Wont happen.

50 posted on 06/30/2004 11:25:17 PM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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