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Posted on 07/05/2005 2:51:32 PM PDT by TBP
As usual, the Republican Party surrendered the moral and political high ground to the losers when Sen. Bill Frist cravenly accepted Mr. Durbin's phony apology.
Republicans talk tough about the war, radical judges, illegal aliens, affirmative action and term limits. Once elected, though, they thumb their noses at the voters and hide behind liberal power grabs. The American people have completely lost control of their government.
It is time for a counterliberal revolution, but this latest Republican capitulation shows that the feckless Republican Party is incompetent to lead it. Timid and submissive, the Republican Party remains viable only as the nominal home of the conservative movement. Conservatives must lead the revolution from a new party (New Federalist or Originalist?) unfettered by the baggage of existing parties, as the Republicans once did: Several years after its founding, the old firebrand, idea-driven Republican Party nominated Abraham Lincoln for the presidency.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt demagogued that Republicans caused the Great Depression, and the abuse has continued unabated ever since. As a result, the Republican Party assumed a permanent loser mentality, mealy mouthed, falsely objective, content to win elections for their own sakes while deferentially tugging its forelock to Democrats. Republicans routinely cave in to the likes of Mr. Durbin while destroying their own leaders' conservative agendas. The new party must ignore the vicious liberal media and calls for "compassion." Its candidates and leaders should never have served in any state or national capacity in government or another party. Devolution into a big-government pork factory would be arrested by internal term limits, the conservative agenda protected by harsh penalties for McCain-esque mavericks who sup with the enemy.
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Third Party = President Hillary.
The government has grown faster under Dubya than it di under the Klintoons.
It's not a new party we need: we need to remove 75 percent of the incumbent Republicans in the Repulican primaries, but we cannot get candidates with stature to challenge the do-nothing incumbents.
His entire effort was lost on you. Sad. No wonder the republican party is just a wing of the dem party.
Got it? Either put in a REAL Conservative, or don't bother.
Which is exactly what a new party is for. For example, had conservatives voted for Clymer instead of pulling the Republican lever for The Specter, we wouldn't have to be trying to accomodate The Specter (who opposed Bork) on O'Connor's replacement.
When we lose focus, we lose.
Hey-I got it. Read my profile page.
Which is exactly what we do when we hold our noses for RINOS and liberal Democrats masquerading as Republicans.
Yes, unfortunately it has. However, would it have slowed down under Kerry? Doubtful.
Straight up, Pal. Say, did you hear W's statement about the importance of "diversity" on the Supreme Soviet...er, Supreme Court?? Pretty sad.
Remember, I'm with you. But when we thought about a third party, we got slammed into eight years of slick Willie. I don't think that we should take that chance again.
In a perfect world, would I vote for these do-nothings of today, of course not.
NOT necessarily so!!what is the alternative? To keep caving and finally be defeated anyway. I will go down fighting if I go down. NOT giving in to the enemy!!
No more. Never again.
OK-third party is fine so long as we can install a 4th party liberal candidate to equal out the loss of votes...then we could have a real chance. Otherwise we split the conservative vote and almost GUARANTEE a President Hitlery.
Supporting RINOs = President Hillary
I don't care.
But they had best be a Constitutional constructionist. On the JOB DESCRIPTION, we need no diversity of opinion. Follow it, or go away.