Carol Platt Liebau: Betraying the Agenda

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Betraying the Agenda

This headline reveals more than it informs: "Disaffected Republicans may sit out vote following Foley scandal," as does this one: "Can this marriage be saved?" (wherein CBS News speculates hopefully about the demise of the GOP-conservative alliance).

Oh, how the Dems and some in the press hope. After all, in recent elections, nothing has been more important than a party's skill at turning out its base. If the Republican base of conservatives can be suppressed, it may make it possible for the Democrats to win, even though they want to cut 'n run in Iraq, give constitutional rights to terrorists, and raise your taxes.

10 Comments:

Blogger COPioneer said...

I've often told my liberal friends, it's amazing to me that a Republican ever wins an election the way the MSM rails against them. It proves that conservatives are smart and don't follow the MSM like a bunch of sheeple.

Just this morning I read the 1st line of an article that began "Contrary to a recent White House report, the war in Iraq does aid the war on terror." What?! They obviously only read the part of the NIE that was leaked on purpose by the NYT. And this was a local Colorado Springs journalist.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

COPioneer said,
"They obviously only read the part of the NIE that was leaked on purpose by the NYT. And this was a local Colorado Springs journalist."

Why didn't that, "journalist" read or quote the very next paragraph that acknowledges that our military has the ability to counter that insergency, IF WE ENGAGE THEM!

12:30 PM  
Blogger paul a'barge said...

I'm a committed conservative Republican activist, and I'm likely to sit out this election due to disgust with the leadership of the Republican party in the House and Senate.

We are not Democrats. We will clean our house. Hastert and Reynolds must go.

2:26 PM  
Blogger dodger said...

Well, since turnout is going to be low, there is no point in voting. I have never decided to vote based on whether somebody else does or not. Who thinks like this?

How about this? Toaster sales have been slow the past six months. Whenever that has occurred in the past voter turnout has been low.

Special interests in my area have been irritating me with their ads. Urging me to vote no on a ballot initiative. I have no idea what the initiative is about but I guarantee you I will vote yes. Actually, I do have an idea. Not much but enough.

Some dod says people with bad credit have more accidents than people with good credit and should pay higher insurance premiums. The ads don't back this up with any evidence. Common sense tells me that people who have toasters also have more accidents than people without toasters. So you see I am relying on common sense.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Paul a'barge said," We will clean our house. Hastert and Reynolds must go." If we allow the "locusts" to devour Hastert and Reynolds, who do you think the dems will come after next? Their plan is to take down as many of the Republican leaders that they can. The "moral high ground" that we stand on, happens to be the center of their shooting gallery!
Who do they have in the crosshairs next? Answer that question.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

DO NOT sit out any election. Vote Republican. Always. The alternative for the foreseeable future would be catastrophic. After voting Republican, pay attention, particularly to your local politics, and support in every way you can, those candidates that compare favorably with your positions on issues. Make every effort to make your feelings known to your candidates and representatives and also to your friends and co-workers. Make THEM convince YOU that your position is wrong, while you explain why you think it is right. This is being involved and getting things done. Don't worry about how many others are doing this, or IF anyone's doing this. Just do it. But above all, vote. On the national level, it is way too important to let the Dems try to do what only adults are capable of.

On a local level, a non-vote has effect only if you're engaged with party business. For example, here in Illinois, we have a jerk governor from the jackass party, and we have a jackass running against him. In Illinois, the GOP is outnumbered and poorly run. I have lots of picks in other races, but for governor, that box won't be punched by me.

If you don't like a candidate, the primaries was the place to really be engaged. But on the national level, one must vote Republican to keep the Dems from playing with the sharp tools.

11:25 PM  
Blogger paul a'barge said...

we allow the "locusts" to devour Hastert and Reynolds

I understand the sentiment, but I don't agree with the decision.

The DHIMMIcRATs have always been gunning for us.

It is not we who allow Hastert and Reynolds to be devoured. It is Hastert and Reynolds, and those of us who voted for them who allow this.

Hold the Democrats responsible for their actions, and hold our own leadership responsible for their own actions.

If Hastert and Reynolds resign, I'll vote Rebpublican gladly, again, as I always have. But if this is a Sophie's Choice of morals versus winning, I'll be at the bar, having a gin martini.

11:00 AM  
Blogger eLarson said...

'm a committed conservative Republican activist, and I'm likely to sit out this election due to disgust with the leadership of the Republican party in the House and Senate.

So rather than having Denny Hastert as Speaker you would like a new one. That's fair enough.

But just how comfortable are you with the idea of Speaker Pelosi, Paul? If you are the committed activist you claim to be, that idea has got to give you the dry-heaves.

There are other ways of changing leadership in the House. Lobby your favorite GOP congressman to run for Speaker next time... Speaker of the House Haworth/Tancredo/Pence/whomever.

Just be sure to get out there, do your part, and cast your ballot.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

The point is, gentlemen, that if Hastert and Reynolds go, our political opponents will then slime more of our own and we will therefore have to keep to our word cut them loose also. Where will this "eating of our own" end?
It's a slipery slope!

7:35 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

One more point is that since we know now that Speaker Hastert isn't guilty, what a shame for our party if he was cut loose, only to find out later that he was innocent. That would be a sad shame indeed.

7:43 AM  

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