Carol Platt Liebau: A Moment of Decision

Thursday, October 19, 2006

A Moment of Decision

This story from The Washington Times predicts that conservatives will stay home in the upcoming elections.

If they do, it will be a sad disappointment. Liberals have always tried to portray conservatives -- and especially values voters -- as people inflexibly committed to just a few narrow issues. How awful if conservatives themselves decide to play in to that stereotype by letting their annoyance with government spending, the Mark Foley scandal and the NRSC's decision to support Lincoln Chafee justify staying home.

For those who like to claim that there's no difference between the parties, it's worth pointing out that the left realizes there's a big difference between controlling the House and/or Senate. It's the difference between those who will listen to the KosKidz and those who will listen to values voters. It's the difference between those who want to win the war on terror and those who want to surrender. It's the difference between a party that believes terrorists aren't entitled to habeas corpus and Geneva Convention protections, and a party that can't do enough for them. It's the difference between those who are trying to combat Islamofascism by spreading freedom, and those who want to hide from the world and simply hope that terrorists never again try to kill Americans on our own soil. It's the difference between a party that's serious about protecting America, and a party that's serious about raising your taxes.


Blogger COPioneer said...

And don't forget, there are other issues on the ballot besides just the polititians. Here in Colorado, George Soros paid to get legalizing marijuana on the ballot (another bad social experiment that failed in Alaska in the 80s), and we again have a choice to defend traditional marriage.

So even if the RINO you don't want to vote for is on the ballot, at least read the other issues.

9:36 AM  
Blogger eLarson said...

NRSC's decision to support Lincoln Chafee justify staying home.

I simply stopped supporting the NRSC. I'd support individual candidates, but not the committee as a whole, since I didn't want my money supporting the wannabe Hamlets that comprise the Republican Attention Whore Caucus.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Republicans will keep the House and Senate in November.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

I have more than just a few problems with the Republican Party at present. But I don't see ANYTHING from the Dems that would suggest that I can take a chance on them winning anything. There's only one position toward which I'll cast no vote, and that's for governor of Illinois. There's no advantage or disadvantage in not voting for those candidates. All other state Republican candidates will get my vote, and of course nationally as well. I WON'T vote FOR Topinka any more than I'll vote for Blago.

At the same time, I'll encourage everyone to vote, and I'll encourage them to vote Republican.

7:05 PM  

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