Skip to comments.The question after the election disaster of 2008 will be, which betrayal did in the GOP?
Posted on 05/17/2007 3:07:01 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
1. The war.
17 Failure to run conservative candidates
The Republicans in power deserve to lose. In far too many ways they have become like the Democrats. The sad part is they pull down the country with their fall. We all suffer for their incompetence.
The Bushbot scapegoat for the disaster of 2006 is the mythical “all or nothing conservative who stayed home”. I see no reason why this would not work in 2008 as well.
the supreme court is the prize. without it, there will never be an advance of conservative ideals. Those old lib codgers cannot hold out much longer. If the libs hold the senate and presidency then the battle is lost for at least a decade.
If we can find a way to unite behind our common goals, we can beat satan once again.
The following (next) paragraph is pulled from the speech made by Patton to the troops... given to the Third Army on June 5th, 1944, the eve of the Allied invasion of France... operation code-named “Overlord”.. I think every single person that reads on FR should read it and remember the America that makes us teary-eyed. We should all remember every American hero that died on some flea-infested sand hell somewhere in the Pacific or endured the coldest of European winters, while fighting against a desperate and dangerous German machine. An humbling number of Countrymen have given everything, so that we can live the dream they so wanted to endure.
“Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle.
You are here today for three reasons. First, because you are here to defend your homes and your loved ones. Second, you are here for your own self respect, because you would not want to be anywhere else. Third, you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight. When you, here, everyone of you, were kids, you all admired the champion marble player, the fastest runner, the toughest boxer, the big league ball players, and the All-American football players. Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost nor will ever lose a war; for the very idea of losing is hateful to an American.”
I remember when that traitor jimmah catah was president. I remember the only truly profitable business at the time was the Bar business. People were drinking to forget the hell of working and trying to pay bills. That ******* actually said that, “The best days of America are behind us”. He was bracing America to come to terms with Americans having to live without many of the customs that make up societal norms. We would never again be “The Land of Plenty”!
Reagan reminded America who she was and where she came from. He reminded us of our Greatness, Compassion and Fortitude. He believed in America; he loved America; and when challenged by the “doom and gloom” dims, Independents, and Republican malcontents as to America’s future... he smiled, shook his head and said, “You ain’t seen nuttn’ yet”!
AMNESTY is the final straw.
Between Bush and the Congress they did it to themselves.
>2 Failure to secure the borders.
>6 Big spending.
2 and 3 with 6 trailing far behind.
all of the above. I will not vote for any of the current candidates.
Just take your pitiful little excuses, and go away! Fact is, you live in Massachusetts, and you damned sure ain’t living there because freedom is an important issue in your life! Hell, I really hope you get really wealthy from compromising your butt, just in time for Hilary to come along,and tax your ASS into bankruptcy!
Hell, if you are really so impoverished that you can’t afford a Greyhound ticket out of Massachusetts, just let me know!
Well, here’s a drop-dead cinch of a fact:
The problems that have been building up for 25 years, as you accurately point out, won’t be solved by making them worse.
And that is exactly what this legislation will do: make our problems worse.
What too many politicians seem to forget is rule #1 of problem solving:
“When you find yourself in a hole you didn’t want, the first thing you should do is stop digging.”
The GOP legislators, however, confuse “action” with “solutions.” Sometimes, any and all action serves to do nothing but make a bad problem worse, and inaction is better than action.
I didn't sign on to any suicide pact.
“Not prudent at this time, folks. Not prudent at all”.
I’ve been burned so badly (third degree, flames crackling off my backside) by supporting Bush SCOTUS nominations/confirmations that before I brag on ANYONE that a politician named “Bush” has put up on a bench, I’m going to wait a few years and see what said jurist’s track record turns out to really be.
Want to know what makes me say that? I got one word for ya, brother:
20. Other...The GOP is not conservative, period. On with Hillary. It is either a rocket or a bullet train to socialism. It’s your choice. One takes a little longer than the other.
Find an alternative.
Most of the above.
“Duncan Hunter and Tom Tancredo and a fist full of conservatives may scuttle this turd.”
If they do, I believe that Hunter immediately jumps to at least second in all the early states.
#19 less #1- The perfect setup for a party at death’s door...
(Although covered more or less by #15 & #16)—
20. The “New Tone in Washington”.
Even as angry and cynical as I feel today, I won't go THAT far! I'm selecting the most consistent, considerate conservative among them and am planning to vote for Duncan Hunter unless Fred Thompson proves to be more electable. I still prefer not to elect someone just based on celebrity after the debacle of Arnoiled Schwartzenrenegger here in CA!!!
You won’t even need to send him a note to encourage him to do so. It’s part of his DNA.
If there was ever a time for a new party, an American party, this is it.
Although I supported him in both presidential elections. George W. Bush has been a big disappointment and he will be largely responsible for the demise of the GOP. He has surrounded himself with incompetent people ie, Gonzalez, Miers, Powell, Rice et. al. He has allowed the RATS and media to constantly defame and ridicule him without ever fighting back. He has failed to protect the borders and is now supporting amnesty for illegals. He had an opportunity to veto McCain Feingold and sat on his hands. He came to the presidency to set a new tone...he should have replaced all US Attorneys (as Clinton did), he should have brought in his own CIA Director and he should have cleaned out all the Clintonites in the government. Unfortunately, the fact that no new terrorist attacks have taken place on our soil and the fact that the economy is rolling will probably go unnoticed in his legacy.
Yep, all of the above.
You left out Sarbanes-Oxley and the DMCA.
Your post #234 hits more nails on the head than a pneumatic roofing hammer.
God help us.
We must pray like it’s up to God—and WORK like it’s up to us.
In fact, IT IS.
I’ll take “Most of the above” for $200, Alex. And the question is “What other party can win enough elections to control the government?”
“Failure to secure the borders/amnesty will be the ultimate downfall of the GOP,”
I agree. The millions of illegal immagrants who get to vote will cerainly vote for DEMS!
If this goes through, then I'm done with the GOP.
It’s 18, with heavy emphasis on 2, 3, 12, 15, and 16. It won’t be the war that will hurt the GOP with its base. Maybe the way the war has not been properly explained often enough to Americans.
But it will be the illegal immigration invasion and the castrati Republicans in power that will do US in as a party. Hillary must be lovin’ it.
All of the above, plus gas prices. Too bad Buchannan got tarred and feathered with lies and innuendo. He’s probably the best bet at this point to turn things around.
and hillary will be ready to pass back the crown to jeb... bush,clinton, bush, clinton, bush’... this is not a good pattern.
I agree that the GOP needs a broad boot to the butt, but I fear that this constant drumbeat of negativity will only lead to what we had in 1992, unless we can rally around a really STRONG candidate who will then carry Congressional candidates along on his coat-tails. The only one I see with the ability to do that is Fred Thompson. I just hope that, by the time he announces, conservatives haven’t worked themselves into such an anti-GOP frenzy that they will be unwilling to give him a chance.
I believe the President had a bit much on his plate at the time. Again, the problem wasn't created since George W. Bush took office, and it won't be resolved before he leaves. It is completely wrong to pin the problem on him, or even this group of GOP lawmakers. Yes, while they were in the majority, they could have done something, but getting rid of the ones who did want to do something about it certainly didn't help matters in any way.
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All of the above, Jim. But more precisely, the one and a half party system of deals and compromises, and RINOS and DINOS, and no one forced to stand on principle in either party.
I’ll repeat the story of this example that happened while I was visiting a European country last year. Never mind which (it wasn’t France.) A party member, who was a deputy in the parliament, was kicked out of the party for not toeing the line. The party lost a vote in the parliament until the next election, and risked losing a seat in that election. Imagine that happening here.
Coalitions are to be formed within the legislative bodies, not within the political parties. Both of our parties can and will tolerate card carrying Communists and Fascists, as principles don’t matter, as a principle of our, best in all possible worlds, political system.
And where was this voice of yours when plenty of us were saying this four years ago and you got pissed off about it?
The pelosi crime syndicate.
Nancy “the rat” pelosi and her father Jimmy “the
The Pubbies have managed to step in pretty much every pile in the pasture.
Looking at your list, the most glaring thing I notice is that nothing you posted there except the war would bother country club republicans which IMO, have become the core of the party.
The current occupant of the White House doesn't have a pair though and it doesn't look like there are any real bulls in the holding pens.
Under #20 (Other) I would include:
Covering up for a faggot pedophile.
22. Runners of liberal abortionists.