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Michael Reagan Addresses Conservatives Who Won't Vote For Bush
The Federalist Patriot ^ | Oct. 11, 2004 | Michael Reagan

Posted on 10/11/2004 1:18:40 PM PDT by treowth

"A lot of Reagan conservatives are threatening to cut off their noses to spite their faces. They think that because President Bush hasn't done every single thing they want, or has done some things they didn't want, they should punish him by staying home on Election Day or voting for some third party candidate who hasn't got a chance to win in November. It should be obvious to them that they will therefore help elect the Kerry-Edwards team that will do nothing they want and everything they don't. Somehow this idiocy seems to make sense to them -- dump a conservative president for a pair of socialists who, given four years in the White House, will wreck this country's economy and in the process probably lose the War on Terrorism, as well. What bothers me is the insistence of these dissident conservatives that they are devoted to the legacy of Ronald Reagan, who understood the truth of the old adage, 'Politics is the art of the possible.' In other words, you get what you can and wait for a chance to get the rest. These people think that if they don't get everything they want they are willing to accept nothing, but that's not what my father stood for. My father would say, 'If I can get 80 percent, or 60 percent, or 50 percent of what I'm looking for, I'll take that and I'll go back later on for the rest of it'."

--Michael Reagan

TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antiwarright; paleocons
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To: rushmom

Yes, it's extremely unfortunaate that there are Conservatives who refuse to vote for Bush. They stand strictly upon other words, Bush is expected by them to conform very narrowly to certain beliefs.
Their stance is outrageously unrealistic, given the sad state of cultural and ethical deterioration in the US.

41 posted on 10/11/2004 3:17:55 PM PDT by treowth
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Considering how widely read the Free Republic is, we can be pretty darn certain that the Freepers you referred to and the Buchanonites I'm thinking of will read this :-)

42 posted on 10/11/2004 3:19:52 PM PDT by treowth
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To: socialismisinsidious

snip....Excellent! and finally someone calling Kerry/Edwards what they really are..

You mean Poodle Butt(-Head) and Breck Girl Butt(-Head)? :-)

43 posted on 10/11/2004 3:22:06 PM PDT by treowth
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To: treowth

Big/Intrusive Govt vs. Bigger/More Intrusive Govt....

Wow! What choices..!

44 posted on 10/11/2004 3:29:14 PM PDT by dakine
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe
Now tell me again about how the Religious Right should leave the GOP and not let the door hit them in the ass on the way out?

I never claimed they *should* leave, I just wouldn't be sad to see Pat Robertson and his gullible followers run out the door.

45 posted on 10/11/2004 6:21:05 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (
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To: Iscool
Nope...You wasted your vote on Bush Sr...YOU gave us Clinton...Face it...

OK go ahead and vote for Nader and then tell us that WE gave us Kerry.

46 posted on 10/11/2004 7:44:56 PM PDT by sydbas
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Fair enough - while I disgree w/you on Robertson, there are certain groups in the GOP I wouldn't be sad to see go. So I can't be too critical of your stance, even if the groups we wouldn't miss are at different ends of the spectrum.

BTW, I think post #28 hits the nail on the head. It certainly sums up my thinking on Bush '04.

47 posted on 10/11/2004 7:47:56 PM PDT by Ogie Oglethorpe (The people have spoken...the b*stards!)
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Soros (sorryass) was a big supporter of CFR

48 posted on 10/11/2004 7:55:35 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: treowth

I have never understood where anybody gets the idea that they are doing Pres Bush a favor by voting for him. Either this election will give us a pro-America First, George Bush or a pro-world first socialist, John Kerry. Whatever gripe or issue a person may have with Pres Bush pales when compared to turning this country over to John Kerry and his socialist cohorts. The appointment of Supreme Court Justices in the next four years should be enough cause for any American who values their freedom to vote for the only person in this election who will nominate judges who respect the constitution and our republican form of government. That person is our proven pro-America President, George Bush.

49 posted on 10/11/2004 8:27:52 PM PDT by mountainfolk (God bless President George Bush)
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