Skip to comments.The Tale of the Invisible Seven-Hundred-Mile Fence
Posted on 01/06/2007 8:31:55 AM PST by joanie-f
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The party cultists simply cannot come to grips with the reality they are not, and likely never will be, true conservatives. They cannot understand that those who are have had enough and that we are through gritting our teeth and pulling that "least worse" lever. The accumulated GOP heresy has become too wide and too deep to any longer ignore.
..All of you wrote excellent responses to MNJohnnies garbage, but all we hear from him now is *silence*. He must be hiding in a corner somewhere or gone running to his handlers for a "talking points refresher." :)
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Not once the Social Security system [40% of the US budget] collapses. You don't think the Republicans and Democrats plan on taking the blame, do you?
I am completely out of patience with the GOP party-above-principle cultists and their shameless attempts to blame the midterm election disaster on conservatives. If what they seek is someone to blame--and it is--these dupes need to look in the mirror. Casting their votes year in and year out for worthless RINOs, always pulling that "least worse" lever, they actually encouraged the RINOs to keep doing what they were doing (emulating the Rats). And why wouldn't they? They knew they could count on the dupes to keep voting for them, no matter what, just as long as they had that "(R)" after their name.
I agree. And what better way to explain the fact that among current set of "front runners" there's not a real conservative to be found. Conservatives have been holding their noses and voting for middle-of-the-roaders for so long that the "moderates" have risen to the top---and they're certainly not the cream.
Notice that one of the three Presidential front-runners made the cut (and the other two should have too). It doesnt leave any real conservative any choice in 2008, at least from the looks of it now.
1. Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R.I.) Once approached by Democratic Leader Harry Reid to switch parties, Chafee has long supported liberal policies. He backs legal abortion, gay rights, federal-funded health care, strict environmental protections and a higher minimum wage. Opposes ANWR drilling. Also was the only Republican in Congress not to endorse the Presidents reelection and one of three who tried to gut Bushs tax cuts.
2. Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine) A self-described centrist, Snowe scored a 100% pro-choice voting record as scored by NARAL and consistently votes with Democrats on social issues.
3. Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) Snarlin Arlen warned Bush not to nominate judges who might overturn Roe v. Wade, joined Chaffee reducing tax cuts and supported Democrats on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, HMO and overtime regulation. Also opposed school choice in Washington, D.C.
4. Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) Voted with liberals on the 1999 tax cut, campaign finance reform and the partial-birth abortion ban. Also advocated pay-as-you-go tax cuts with spending increases in 2004, leading to a budget never agreed upon between the House and Senate.
5. Rep. Christopher Shays (Conn.) He led the House fight for McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform. Hes also prone to back environmental causes, gun control and abortion rights. He had no GOP challenger in 2004, but narrowly escaped defeat, 52% to 48%, by a Democratic opponent in the general election.
6. Gov. George Pataki (N.Y.) Helped unions raise pay and unionize Indian casinos. Has said, I believe in a limited government, low taxes, a tough approach to crime. ... But I also believe in an activist government. Im not one of those laissez-faire types.
7. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (N.Y.) Over the course of his 23-year career, hes gained considerable power (chairman of the Science Committee), despite amassing one of the most liberal voting records of any House Republican. Fought back conservative challengers in 2000 and 2002 and could face a GOP challenge in 06.
8. Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.) Has said, I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. Supports civil unions and stringent gun laws. After visiting Houston, he criticized the citys aesthetics, saying, This is what happens when you dont have zoning.
9. Rep. Michael Castle (Del.) As president of the moderate Republican Main Street Partnership and key player in the so-called Tuesday Group lunches, he is a ring-leader of RINOs. Hes teamed with Democrats to make federal funding of embryonic stem cell research one of his top priorities.
10. Rep. Jim Leach (Iowa) One of only six House Republicans to vote against the Iraq War resolution in 2002, he was also the only Republican to vote against President Bushs 2003 tax cuts. His support for environmental causes and abortion rights has won him liberal fans.
With one, perhaps two, exceptions, the entire pack of candidates is a list of RINO losers who cannot and will not motivate the conservative base. Unless a real conservative emerges from the dung piles of Washington, 2008 will merely be a rerun of the 2006 midterms.
I see no indication that the so called GOP "leadership" has yet learned its lesson. Until it does, it will never again be the majority party.
Human Events is right on the mark. A collection of useless liberals who have done nothing to promote the conservative agenda. Instead, they often busy themselves doing everything possible to torpedo that agenda. They may as well re-register as Rats since they vote that way much of the time anyway.
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