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GOP base: Time to lock and load
WorldNetDaily ^ | June 2, 2007 | Patrick J. Buchanan

Posted on 06/02/2007 7:10:36 AM PDT by Travis McGee

"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical."

So said Jefferson. It would appear to be time again for a little rebellion in the Grand Old Party – this time against George II.

For President Bush has attacked his own loyalists for a lack of patriotism. "If you don't want to do what's right for America," he said of opponents of the Bush-Kennedy immigration bill, "if you want to scare the American people, what you say is the bill's an amnesty bill. That's empty political rhetoric, trying to frighten our citizens."

But if the 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens are instantly legalized, what other term is there to describe that than amnesty?

Not only are opponents not doing "what's right for America," their courage is in question: "People in Congress need the courage to go back to their districts and explain exactly what this bill is all about. The fundamental question is, will elected officials have the courage necessary to put a comprehensive immigration plan in place?"

Where, one wonders, was "Bush's Brain," Karl Rove?

For, worse than a crime, this attack on his base was a blunder. The people Bush is savaging – columnists, commentators, talk-show hosts, congressmen fighting his bill – have been the frontline troops in his fight to sustain funding for the war.

And if there were any doubt whom Bush had in mind, his surrogate, Linda Chavez, cleared it up:

"Some people just don't like Mexicans – or anyone else from south of the border. They think Latinos are freeloaders and welfare cheats who are too lazy to learn English. They think Latinos have too many babies and that Latino kids will dumb down our schools. They think Latinos are dirty, diseased, indolent and more prone to criminal behavior. They think Latinos are just too different from us ever to become real Americans. ...

"Unfortunately, among this group is a fair number of Republican members of Congress, almost all influential conservative talk radio hosts, some cable news anchors – most prominently, Lou Dobbs – and a handful of public policy 'experts' at organizations such as the Center for Immigration Studies, the Federation for American Immigration Reform, NumbersUSA, in addition to fringe groups like the Minuteman Project."

Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan cites other attacks by Bush surrogates on the conservative base: "Sen. Lindsey Graham has said, 'We're gonna tell the bigots to shut up.' ... Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff suggested opponents would prefer illegal immigrants be killed; Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said those who oppose the bill want 'mass deportation.' Former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson said those who oppose the bill are 'anti-immigrant' and suggested they suffer from 'rage' and 'national chauvinism.'

"Why would they speak so insultingly, with such hostility, of opponents who are concerned citizens? And often, though not exclusively, concerned conservatives?" asks Noonan.

Because, Peggy, down deep where they live, they don't like the right, never did and have always sought to be seen by the Big Media as the progressive children of a dysfunctional and retarded family.

Bush's attack on the motives and character of conservatives tell us it is Goldwater-Rockefeller time again – time to split the blanket. Conservatives need to declare their independence of Bush and to repudiate Bushism as the philosophy of their movement and party.

While Bush's court appointments, setting aside the Harriet Miers mess, have been superb, while his tax cuts have been Reaganite, while his stand on traditional values is courageous, beyond is a vast wasteland as far as the eye can see.

His free-trade zealotry has led to five straight record trade deficits. While America's economy is now growing at under 1 percent, China's is booming at 10 percent. His refusal to defend and secure the borders is well-nigh impeachable. His compromises with Teddy Kennedy on No Child Left Behind have doubled the size of the Department of Education without any appreciable gain in test scores. His "Big Government Conservatism" marks him as his father's son, not Reagan's heir. In Ward Connerly's courageous battle against reverse discrimination, the Bushes have all been on the other side.

His bungled war of choice on Iraq has left us with 3,400 dead, 25,000 wounded, hundreds of billions deeper in debt and an Army on the point of breaking. Relations with Europe, Russia, and the Arab and Muslim world are worse than they were when he took office.

His clandestine drive to merge Mexico, America and Canada in a "Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America" – a North American Union modeled on the European Union – entails the loss of sovereignty and end of the republic as we know it.

The damage Bush has done to his party is beginning to rival that of Herbert Hoover. If the Clintons were doing this, would conservatives be mute? Time to lock and load.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; borders; bushamnesty; civilwar2; gop; illegalaliens; immigrantlist; immigration; invasion; noamnestyforillegals; patbuchanan; quislings
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1 posted on 06/02/2007 7:10:37 AM PDT by Travis McGee
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To: gubamyster; HiJinx; Marine Inspector; AuntB; DoorGunner; Squantos; wardaddy; Yehuda; Petronski; ...

Lock and load.


2 posted on 06/02/2007 7:13:25 AM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee
Because, Peggy, down deep where they live, they don't like the right, never did and have always sought to be seen by the Big Media as the progressive children of a dysfunctional and retarded family.

Jorge's father had that stupid 1000 points of light metaphor. Jorge recycled that with compassionate conservatism. But both were attempts to poke a stick in the eye of the loyal conservative base to which both NWO boys owed their election. When Buchanan gets it wrong he is very wrong, but when he gets it right he is very right. Patrick J Buchanan nailed it on this column.

3 posted on 06/02/2007 7:17:10 AM PDT by Biblebelter (I can't believe people still watch TV with the sound on.)
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To: Travis McGee

It’s a sad situation when Bush can almost make Buchanan look good. But he is not the man conservatives can afford to rally behind.


4 posted on 06/02/2007 7:17:42 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Biblebelter
"When Buchanan gets it wrong he is very wrong, but when he gets it right he is very right. Patrick J Buchanan nailed it on this column."

Amen.

5 posted on 06/02/2007 7:17:54 AM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee
Good to see your moniker again. Welcome back.

5.56mm

6 posted on 06/02/2007 7:19:23 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Travis McGee

When did Pukeannan rejoin the GOP??

Pray for W and Our Troops


7 posted on 06/02/2007 7:19:43 AM PDT by bray (The co-clintons freed more terrorists then they killed)
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To: Cicero

I don’t think he’s asking anybody to “rally behind him.”

He’s not running for anything, he is just sounding the warning call.


8 posted on 06/02/2007 7:20:30 AM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: bray
At least he's not a traitor and a sellout like the guy you worship.

To think that he put his left hand on a Bible, raised his right hand, and swore to uphold and enforce the Constitution.

U.S. Constitution, Article 4 Section 4:

"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,

and shall protect each of them against Invasion;"


Invasion: \In*va"sion\, n. [L. invasio: cf. F. invasion. See Invade.] [1913 Webster]

1. The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.

9 posted on 06/02/2007 7:23:05 AM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee

“Lock and load”. “Lock and load”.

Fascinating that Pat’s willing to use that kind of language when it comes to fighting Republicans, but not when it comes to fighting terrorists.


10 posted on 06/02/2007 7:23:33 AM PDT by RichInOC (No, Pat, no!)
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To: RichInOC

Are you talking about fighting terrorists, or sending most of our military into Iraq for an optional war?


11 posted on 06/02/2007 7:24:39 AM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee

Hey, good to see again.


12 posted on 06/02/2007 7:26:57 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Travis McGee

I’m talking about Pat Buchanan being more willing to use martial rhetoric against American Republicans than anti-American foreigners. I just found that fascinating, in light of the fact that he claims, and is widely claimed to be, an American patriot.


13 posted on 06/02/2007 7:29:28 AM PDT by RichInOC (No, Pat, no!)
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To: Travis McGee

Very good point Travis.......most will try to make more of this than the simple , step back, pause, research, look and be forewarned of a past that will effect our future in less than conservative fashion.

Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs..........woof !

Stay safe !


14 posted on 06/02/2007 7:33:11 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Travis McGee; mysterio; jeremiah; little jeremiah; junta; ex-snook
I'm beginning to think that Bush too often inclines toward that part of our pseudo-"leadership community" that's sort of cognitively incompetent and disloyal.

What are some effective measures that can cause him and his ilk to experience 'strong disincentives' for this kind of crap? As he's not up for re-election and the semi-failure of his presidency is a foregone conclusion, what is he likely to actually care about?

15 posted on 06/02/2007 7:33:59 AM PDT by ProCivitas (Qui bono? Quo warranto? (Who benefits? By what authority?))
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To: Travis McGee

Bush is selling out our country with his amnesty bill!


16 posted on 06/02/2007 7:40:50 AM PDT by nj26 (Border Security=Homeland Security. Put Our Military on the Border! (Proud2BNRA))
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To: RichInOC

No American patriot would work for the anti-American MSNBC.


17 posted on 06/02/2007 7:42:07 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: Travis McGee
CALL! CALL! CALL! CALL! AND KEEP CALLING TILL THE LINES FRY!

WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! TILL YOU RUN OUT OF INK IN YOUR PEN!

Bombard the Democrats as well, especially the ones that ran on an anti illegal immigration plank and the ones in marginal districts who could be vulnerable. keep pounding on them. This is a bipartisan issue not a Conservative or Liberal issue BUT AN AMERICAN issue.

STOP AMNESTY NOW!! WE CAN DO IT!!

The best way to stop Shamnesty

18 posted on 06/02/2007 7:42:58 AM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: All

US GDP growth: 1% Communist China GD growth: 10%

Scary.

Still cant believe that any true conservative would still support El Presidente Bush.

Buchanan is wrong on the war, but he is spot on when it comes to calling out the anti-Americanists and Globalists.

Yes, time to lock and load.


19 posted on 06/02/2007 7:42:59 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Illegal Alien Amnesty Is Anti-American)
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To: Travis McGee
>Lock and load

Didn't you get banned?
And your still dreaming about
shooting your neighbors...
20 posted on 06/02/2007 7:44:35 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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