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Thursday, May 17, 2007

What's In the Water?

What’s happening with our elected Republican officials?

Senator and Presidential candidate John McCain comes out with glowing words for the new amnesty immigration reform bill that passed the Senate; Senator Norm Coleman is asking for US Attorney General Gonzales to step down; and Govornor Tim Pawlenty signs the state-wide smoking ban.

Is this a new GOP strategy? “An election is coming up, let’s tick off the base?” Yea, that’ll work!

At this rate, 2008 will be worse than the 2006 elections.

4 Comments:

Blogger Right Hook said...

"Don't drink the water" apparently doesn't only apply to visitors to Mexico any more.

"Weathervane" McCain, as a caller on Bill Bennett refers to him, is done after his performance at the last debate. Maybe once he drops out Pawlenty can concentrate on doing the job he was elected to rather than applying for the VP.

Coleman the Pollman needs to concentrate on doing what's right instead of micro-managing his re-election. He seems to be like a struggling baseball pitcher who is making a great effort to aim every pitch instead of just throwing his best stuff. This usually ends up with a trip to the shower for the pitcher and could well have the same metaphorical result for Coleman.

The common characteristic of the politicians you mentioned is that they are all RINOs or well into the process of becoming one. This kind of lapse in judgment goes with the territory (as well as their focus group results).

The situation underscores the need to bounce liberals and RINOs and replace them with Movement Conservatives who may occasionally compromise on small matters but will not compromise, or outright cave, on matters of principle.

5/18/2007 7:59 AM  
Blogger bmetzler said...

At this rate, 2008 will be worse than the 2006 elections.

Only if conservatives make the choice that Democrats will be better "conservatives" then Republicans. Of course, that's their choice to make. I just don't think that it is a good risk to take myself. Not sure how many times Democrats have been more conservative on issues then Republicans, but I sure as heck can't think of any recently.

5/18/2007 9:10 AM  
Blogger Frake said...

bmetzler,

Thanks for stopping by.

I personally agree with you. If given the choice between a liberal and a moderate (e.g., RINO), I would vote for the moderate candidate. It is the lesser of two evils. To not vote or to vote for the other guy, only hands the election and power over to liberals which, of course, hampers the conservative agenda. Note the current debate on funding the troops in Iraq because Democrats seized power after the 2006 elections.

With that said, the reality is that when a significant potion of the conservative base feels disenfranchised, they stay home. I admit that this is foolish and harmful to the conservative agenda, but it is the reality.

And, after the 2006 elections, I would have thought that Republican leadership and politicians got that message. Apparently, I was wrong. I hope this does not result in a repeat of the 2006 election disaster.

5/18/2007 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It makes me want to vomit.

6/12/2007 8:42 PM  

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