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  • Conservatives for Obama? (Thomas Sowell)

    07/07/2008 7:36:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 136 replies · 642+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 8, 2008 | Thomas Sowell
    A number of friends of mine have commented on an odd phenomenon that they have observed — conservative Republicans they know who are saying that they are going to vote for Barack Obama. It seemed at first to be an isolated fluke, perhaps signifying only that my friends know some strange conservatives. But apparently columnist Robert Novak has encountered the same phenomenon and has coined the term "Obamacons" to describe the conservatives for Senator Obama. Now the San Francisco Chronicle has run a feature article, titled "Some Influential Conservatives Spurn GOP and Endorse Obama." In it they quote various conservatives...
  • McCain To Base: I'm Just Not That Into You

    06/30/2008 8:03:23 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 34 replies · 100+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | June 30, 2008 | Because I'm Right
    You see, the problem is McCain really doesn’t like us. To a large degree he’s bought into the moonbat caricature of conservatives, thinking we’re bigots and yahoos who lack hearts. But he’s figured out a way to deal with us. He’s going to throw us some red meat during the campaign; he’ll give us some lip service when he has to and once he placates us enough that we vote him into office, he’s stubbornly going to go right back to what he wants to do. You can do that sort of thing and keep a clear conscience when you’re...
  • Conservatives warm to McCain on the law (judicial appointments)

    06/28/2008 4:16:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 46 replies · 72+ views
    The Politicio ^ | June 28, 2008 | Ben Adler
    A factor that weighs heavily in McCain’s favor is his Senate record. Judicial issues haven’t been his trademark, but he has consistently supported conservative Supreme Court nominees. In 1987 he spoke on behalf of embattled Reagan Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork, saying he supported him “without any hesitation.” In recent years McCain has voted for every one of Bush’s judicial nominees. “He voted for Alito and Roberts despite the fact that he had to know they would vote to strike down McCain-Feingold,” said Levey. “That addresses the concern that he might not appoint strict constructionist judges who are more likely...
  • McCain fights for conservative support (Conservative activists say that's a big problem)

    06/27/2008 6:34:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 130 replies · 118+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/27/08 | Dana Bash
    McCain fights for conservative supportFrom Dana Bash CNN Correspondent (CNN) -- Sen. John McCain took his "Straight Talk" straight to conservatives Thursday night as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee looked to shore up support from the party's base. At a Cincinnati, Ohio, town hall meeting, McCain talked in depth about a bevy of issues, from Iraq to taxes. He reiterated his proposal for a gas tax holiday to help Americans deal with soaring prices at the pump. He spoke for more than an hour but never mentioned issues that social conservatives skeptical of McCain want to hear about: his opposition...
  • It doesn't matter how you feel about McCain. The fate of Western Civilization is in the balance.

    06/23/2008 8:51:30 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 209 replies · 869+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | June 23, 2008 | Rene Guerra
    When Losing Isn’t Affordable November and The War on IslamofascismBy Rene Guerra Unambiguous success in Iraq and unequivocal victory in the rest of the global war on Islamofascism is not a choice; we don’t have any other alternative, for it is a matter of our very survival. It is not a matter of “prestige” or any other hubristic notion; it is about our own hide, particularly when America faces the grim prospect of Barack Hussein Obama becoming the next president of the United States of America. The term “Unambiguous Success in Iraq”, cited in the above opening paragraph, is deemed...
  • Dragged Kicking and Screaming, Tancredo Will Pull Lever for McCain

    06/10/2008 5:41:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 103+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., has reluctantly come to the conclusion that he will have to vote for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., whose immigration reform bill Tancredo blasted as amnesty. "Sometimes I say to myself, 'Can I really do this?'" Tancredo said of voting for McCain, according to the Rocky Mountain News. "And then you listen to Obama or Hillary and say, 'Yeah, I have to.'" At a debate last October Tancredo sounded less sure of such an idea. "You know, I've said I don't know how many times, that I am absolutely tired and sick and tired of being forced...
  • McCain wooing conservatives in low-key way

    06/09/2008 12:56:27 PM PDT · by pissant · 72 replies · 112+ views
    UPI ^ | 6/9/08 | staff
    McCain's campaign says it's ramped up efforts to rally Christian conservatives behind the presumptive Republican U.S. presidential nominee. The campaign to get conservatives to the polls in 18 battleground states is low-key -- e-mailed messages and briefings of conservative leaders before McCain, R-Ariz., delivers key speeches, The New York Times reported Monday. McCain's wooing of the conservative vote must be balanced against his appeal moderates and independents, political analysts said. "Because the Republican brand name is less popular and the conservative base is restive, McCain has special needs to reach out to independent and moderate voters, but, of course, he...
  • Are Conservatives Dead or Resting?

    06/08/2008 6:37:34 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 128 replies · 193+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 08, 2008 | Christopher Chantrill
    The first boss I ever had, in 1968, was a Nixon-hater. A Democrat from upstate New York, he kept a coffee mug emblazoned with a Nixon $3 bill, and he could recite the litany of Nixon's red-baiting campaigns. First there was Jerry Voorhees in 1946, then there was Alger Hiss and the pumpkin papers. Then there was Helen Gahagan Douglas in 1950. You can imagine that I was surprised when Nixon won the presidency that November. We learned later that Richard Nixon's victory over Hubert Humphrey in 1968 was the first victory of Nixon's "southern strategy," a deliberate attempt to...
  • Message to the GOP: Obama is not the problem

    06/06/2008 12:00:18 PM PDT · by StilettoRaksha · 115 replies · 91+ views
    The Hill ^ | 05-22-08 | Richard Viguerie
    Halloween has come early this year: Republicans have forgotten how to run without scare tactics. This year it’s Illinois Sen. Barack Obama’s turn as the Democratic goblin, with House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as the witch on a broomstick. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is the vampire slayer and ghostbuster who will save us from the creatures of the night. These fear tactics didn’t work in the three special House elections this year, and they’re not going to work in November. Are we supposed to be scared of Democrats as big spenders? The Bush administration and congressional Republicans topped Democratic...
  • Are Conservatives Cutting off Their Noses to Spite Their Faces?

    05/30/2008 1:42:51 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 211 replies · 3,883+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 30, 2008 | Bookworm
    Perhaps because I'm a neocon, and not a dyed-in-the-wool, native-born conservative, I look at John McCain, with all his flaws, and still think that he's a pretty darn good candidate for our time. More importantly, I think that Obama is a very dangerous candidate precisely because of the time in which we live. I therefore find disturbing the number of conservative purists who insist that they're going to teach John McCain -- and everyone else, dammit! -- a lesson, either by sitting out the election or by throwing their vote away on a third party candidate. This is a kind...
  • Conservative’s Dilemma

    05/24/2008 2:23:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies · 120+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 24, 2008
    What does the road ahead look like now that McCain has the Republican nomination sewn up? Obama is going to end up the Democrat nominee unless Hillary can get enough dirt to bury him. Either way McCain has a pretty good shot at winning in November. Obama and Hillary have shown themselves to be too liberal for most of the country while McCain has appealed to middle. In the end most Republicans will vote for McCain because they do not want Obama or Hillary in the White House. The Independents and moderate Democrats will more than likely vote for McCain...
  • There’s Too Much at Stake for Conservatives to Shrug Like Atlas

    05/19/2008 5:35:51 AM PDT · by Dukes Travels · 169 replies · 149+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | May 19, 2008 | Nathaniel Shockey
    Conservatives don’t love John McCain, but unless they’re considering abandoning their cause with Atlas Shrugged proportions, there’s no way in hell they’ll vote for Barack Obama. Sometimes, things have to get worse before they get better. And with that idea in mind, the conservative movement really is America’s crutch. The most specific example is economics, as conservatives constantly preach lower taxes and greater individual freedom. One would think that the Bush tax cuts, which have yielded continued economic growth (yes, our economy is growing, despite the lies you keep hearing), and the burgeoning economy during the Reagan Administration would provide...
  • Stop Griping Conservatives, This is It

    05/15/2008 5:32:52 AM PDT · by libstripper · 46 replies · 130+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2008 | Peter J. Wirs
    As promised, this is it. We delivered. The future of the Republican Party is now available for your inspection, by clicking on http://www.GOPonDemand.com. This is the public "beta" version of GOP onDemand,™ the gateway to your constitutional right to guide and instruct your Republican Party. You, the loyal readers of Townhall.com are the very first to see, to critique, to interact with GOP onDemand.™ Please note, various pages are still under construction, and features still must be added. But that's because we want, and need, your input as to what you think Republicans want to see on GOP onDemand.™ If...
  • All Republican Leaders Must Resign

    05/14/2008 2:31:52 PM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 96 replies · 134+ views
    ultimatejohnmccain.com ^ | Wed May 14 2008 | Richard Viguerie
    All Republican leaders must resign Written by Viguerie on Wed May 14 11:48:26 -0400 2008 Republican leaders in the White House, the Congress, and the Republican National Committee and its affiliates, along with most Republican leaders at the state level, have failed – or outright betrayed – the conservative voters who put them in their positions.The result is that the party’s “brand” has become a negative, to an extent greater than in the Watergate era, perhaps worse than in the days of Herbert Hoover. The number of new Republican voters is flat while Democratic voter registration is skyrocketing.Contributions to GOP...
  • For President: None of the Above!

    05/12/2008 6:43:43 PM PDT · by tueffelhunden · 176 replies · 291+ views
    www.humanevents.com ^ | 05/07/2008 | Joseph Farah
    It's probably no secret to anyone who reads my column regularly that I will not be voting for either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton for president. But I also will not be voting for John McCain. I could tell you all the reasons and have expressed them already in a number of columns in recent months. But this time, I'll let someone with whom I seldom agree express them for me. His name is Jonathan Chait, a senior editor at The New Republic. Here's what he wrote in that magazine: "Even though it is in the public record, McCain's voting...
  • Disrespected Conservatives: Only Yourselves to Blame

    05/12/2008 5:13:18 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 64 replies · 107+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | May 12, 2008 | Dan Calabrese
    My friend and colleague David Karki is about as devoted to the United States Constitution, along with its principles of limited government, as anyone I’ve ever known. And unlike the Ron Paul types who have tumbled from this perch headlong into international isolationism, Dave still recognizes and respects the blessing of American exceptionalism and our need to maintain a strong international presence – including in Iraq, where he steadfastly supports American victory. Now that’s what I call a real conservative. So why is David Karki OK with the prospect of Barack Obama becoming the 44th president of the United States?...
  • Conservative Have Bailed: Now What?

    05/12/2008 5:16:14 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 36 replies · 68+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | May 12, 2008 | David Karki
    In my last column, I argued that conservatives must leave the Republican Party. That wasn't a conclusion I came to lightly, nor did I enjoy doing so. But I think we must, for three reasons: • First, because I think a debacle is pretty much inevitable. The GOP has no money thanks to its alienating of its base. Congressional candidates have already been told it's every candidate for himself, and the one guy with enough of a bully pulpit to turn this around, Sen. John McCain, steadfastly refuses to do so, instead pre-emptively surrendering to liberals. • Second, so that...
  • McCain faces doubts among Republican conservatives

    05/11/2008 4:13:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 156 replies · 344+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/11/08 | Charlotte Raab
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - While John McCain is practically assured the Republican presidential nomination, many party members are having a hard time accepting him -- and showing it with symbolic votes against him in primary contests. The Republican nomination battle has been all but decided for over two months. Still, some Republicans used the April 22 Pennsylvania primary and last week's votes in Indiana and North Carolina to register their unhappiness with the de facto victor. Some vote for libertarian Texan Ron Paul, who has refused to quit the race and has racked up more than one million votes, according to...
  • Why I Will Not Support McCain

    05/11/2008 10:34:05 AM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 204 replies · 198+ views
    America Talks ^ | 5/11/08 | David Zublick
    If I had any doubts about whether to vote for John McCain in this year's presidential election, those doubts were laid to rest this past week when McCain sat down for an interview with Fox News host Bill O'Reilly. McCain solidified for me the fact that he is not a true conservative and not worthy of my support. McCain proved that on some of the most crucial issues, he will let down a base of constituents that are looking for answers. O'Reilly addressed the question of rising gasoline prices. Anyone with a brain in their head knows that only two...
  • McCain Apparently Calculates He Can Win Without Conservatives

    05/10/2008 5:00:57 PM PDT · by pinochet · 257 replies · 274+ views
    May 11, 2008 | pinochet
    McCain has recently been making efforts to reach out to all sorts of people not traditionally associated with the GOP. He appeared on the View, the Daily Show, before black civil rights activists in Alabama, etc. When is he going to make a serious effort to reach out to conservatives? How about promising to appoint strict constructionist judges? How about re-assurances on gun ownership rights? What about reducing the out-of-control spending of this administation? Does he take conservative support for granted? Does he even want them? Maybe he sees that Obama and his kooky spiritual advisor have totally freaked most...