I don't think Bush is running this year, no?
And, while Fred is loathe to mention it, there is illegal immigration...
If the GOP politicians want to win over the GOP base, it's very simple:
1. Fight the war in Iraq. And elsewhere. And do it proudly.
2. Nominate original intent judges. Fight for them in Congress. Get them approved.
3. Enforce the laws concerning illegal immigration -- at the border and in the interior. And don't apologize for doing the right thing.
It wouldn't be a bad idea, either, for the Republican House and Senate to secure the borders of this country. Just a thought.
Good grief. As usual brain dead Fred is clueless. The base is already motivated to halt ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. Bush and the republican leadership only need to board the train. Wake up Fred.
Excellent article by Barnes and right on the money.
Iran is the key. Iran's government must be changed. Do that, and the tension in Iraq will go away. And we need not occupy Iran. We simply need to displace their government, destroy their nuclear capacity the old fashioned way (brick by brick), and then depart. Leave with the message that we'll be back again is they aggravate us again.
If Iran were not so involved in the Iraqi intrique, and if Iran were not for decades now the world's leading exporter of terrorism, then it might be different. But both of the above are true.
Take out Iran and ALL of the other pieces will fall in place.
KEY: earlier this week Carville and other Dem spinmeisters started to float the "vote fraud" in six states---an absolute sure sign they don't think they will win and need to have an issue when they lose.
This is a reasonalby well-thought analysis.
I'm not getting this- don't these pols and "newspeople" EVER talk to real people? The demonRATS are all pumped over poll results and conservatives are wringing their hands. Are they so sure that those who would NEVER vote for a leftist are just so angry at the reps that we would EVER vote for a dem?
Most of us are pretty angry with the nonsense- immigration, the direction of the war, education, etc- but that does NOT mean we would THEN shoot ourselves in the foot.
They truly need to poke their noses outside the Beltway every once in a while...
I'm one of those people:
Fight the War on Terror,
Balance the budget,
Secure our borders.
If any party acted to be willing and able to do these things, I would change to that party. In the meantime, I appear to be stuck voting for Republicans and hoping they act conservative.
LOL I guess at this point any improvement in public opinion is a plus for the Prez and the GOP`s election chances. One problem. Fred Barnes isn't being entirely honest. He never mentions the immigration issue. Just a minor oversight on his part, I'm sure.
>>>>Besides national security, the issue that most energizes conservatives and Republicans is judges.
At this point, I'd rather see the GOP Congress demand spending cuts, starting with a roll back of pork barrel earmarks. Eliminating part or all of the thousands of earmarks in the current budget would be a responsible decision.