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To: vin-one

Actually, it’ll be thanks to liberal republicans who insist on imposing their liberalism on the GOP.


97 posted on 10/04/2007 10:26:53 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (We didn't "win" the Cold War. We had a half-time lead.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Actually, it’ll be thanks to liberal republicans who insist on imposing their liberalism on the GOP.

RINOist Liberalism has had its day with the Bush's. Time for a CHANGE. The Bush's must not have a single thing to do with our party's choice for the next president. The Bush stamp of approval on the party nominee is a signal for everybody to reject that putative nominee.

From what I have seen, Giuliani, McCain, Romney, Brownback, Huckabee and both F. and T. Thompson have been the Bush-backed favorites. Hence Bush's obvious displeasure with Romney, Giuliani when they distanced themselves from his flagrant Illegal Amnesty policies, and had his lap-dog , Mel Martinez chew them out.

This leaves only the three distinctly American (Non-CFR) candidates among the second-tier to choose from. Are we going to fish, or cut bait?

I echo what Steve Sabin said not long ago:

I am also increasingly feeling as though there is nothing conservative about the RNC in terms of actual practice. What used to be undergirding planks are now merely optional trim packages that can be removed if it will bring in more votes. The goal here is not to win offices “at any price” in terms of constantly middle-seeking ideology. When the party stands for just about everything, it stands for nothing. The fact that Giuliani is a front-runner is all the testimony I need that the party has lost its firm compass. Although it will always be a party to the right of the Democrats, it bothers me that instead of pulling the whole spectrum rightward, the whole spectrum is shifting leftward. Today’s Republican is largely 1960’s Democrat.

148 posted on 10/04/2007 10:55:34 AM PDT by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Actually, it’ll be thanks to liberal republicans who insist on imposing their liberalism on the GOP.

RINOist Liberalism has had its day with the Bush's. Time for a CHANGE. The Bush's must not have a single thing to do with our party's choice for the next president. The Bush stamp of approval on the party nominee is a signal for everybody to reject that putative nominee.

From what I have seen, Giuliani, McCain, Romney, Brownback, Huckabee and both F. and T. Thompson have been the Bush-backed favorites. Hence Bush's obvious displeasure with Romney, Giuliani when they distanced themselves from his flagrant Illegal Amnesty policies, and had his lap-dog , Mel Martinez chew them out.

This leaves only the three distinctly American (Non-CFR) candidates among the second-tier to choose from. Are we going to fish, or cut bait?

I echo what Steve Sabin said not long ago:

I am also increasingly feeling as though there is nothing conservative about the RNC in terms of actual practice. What used to be undergirding planks are now merely optional trim packages that can be removed if it will bring in more votes. The goal here is not to win offices “at any price” in terms of constantly middle-seeking ideology. When the party stands for just about everything, it stands for nothing. The fact that Giuliani is a front-runner is all the testimony I need that the party has lost its firm compass. Although it will always be a party to the right of the Democrats, it bothers me that instead of pulling the whole spectrum rightward, the whole spectrum is shifting leftward. Today’s Republican is largely 1960’s Democrat.

149 posted on 10/04/2007 10:55:40 AM PDT by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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