Right, sure they are.
Can someone be a conservative and a socialist or Marxist?
Who is he, this one they call obamacon?
Is his name sissy-hotpants?
These stupid jet-set bastards would not know a conservative if I bit ‘em in the ass — and I (we) will.
Your not a conservative if you would back or vote for Obama. It is as simple as that. You can stay home or vote third party if you like. But voting for the democrat that has isn’t something a real conservative would do.
Oh please, spare us this nonsense...
Every election year, the MSM print out stories that so-called “conservatives” have “renounced’ their GOP affiliation and have registered Dumbocrat...
Same old, same old liberal fluff piece.
But I actually know some Dumocrats here in Hollywood who WILL vote for McCain, and that story will never see the daylight.
Oh, what BS. The SF Chron is smoking those funny cigarettes again.
In other words, the Jews.
I'm sorry, but anybody who claims they are a conservative and voting for Obama is a flat out liar. That's like William Buckley supporting Mao.
"But there are libertarians who say, 'Oh yeah? Do you think Obama will increase spending by $1 trillion, because that's what Republicans did over the past two presidential terms. So really, how much worse can he be? And there are certainly libertarians who think Obama will be better on the war and on foreign policy, on executive power and on surveillance than McCain."
A disgruntled ex-WH employee and some no-names. This is substantive journalism ?
".. Lochhead holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley and a masters degree in journalism from Columbia University..."
Yikes! Bolshevik Central Branches I and II!
"..has fallen precipitously since the heyday of the dot-com boom from 1997 to 2001. The Chronicle's circulation dropped by 16.6% between 2004 and 2005 to 400,906; in 2006, daily circulation dropped to 373,805..."
The San Francisco Chronicle sucks so bad even liberals are avoiding it.
So lets take names and never forget.
This is really just smoke and mirrors. The last comment of the article pretty much reveals all.
“Obama is actively trying to switch one prominent Republican to an Obamacan, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who met with both candidates last month.”
Powel is not a Conservative, never was and never will be.
The title is whacked out. It presupposes that a Republican is a Conservative. Go no farther than Juan McCain to shoot that one down.
I know a number of Conservatives who will not be voting for Juan, but I don’t know any who will be switching to vote for Obamarama.
I do know Democrats who will be voting for McCain. So much for the lopsided ‘Conservative’ crossover votes. IMO, it’s going to be Clinton Democrats who break ranks to swoon over McCain.
Obama even scares the crap out of them.
There will be a few Repubs who go for Obama. There won’t be any conservatives, certainly no ideological types.
There will be a fair number of Dems who jump over and vote McCain. There is a certain percentage of Dems who always vote Republican, and I suspect that percentage will be bigger this time.
What Obama will do is hang onto a higher percentage of Green/Nader voters than will the average Dem candidate. But not enough to overcome the Dems jumping ship to McCain.
Overall, after you balance out all the fence-jumpers, the net gain is to the Repubs. But you won’t read a thing about it, if you read the press rags you’ll think Repubs and evangelicals are all lining up to vote for Obama. Sure they are.
What a bunch of bull. How can you be a hardline socialist and a “conservative” at the same time?
This smacks of propaganda. There is always an organization like “Democrats for X GOP candidate” or “Republicans for Y Democratic candidate” in each Presidential election cycle. And there might be a grand total of 100 people in the organization in question, but by gosh it’s a “trend” and “newsworthy” for the lamestream media.
Doug Kmeic is NOT a conservative. He has whined about "income inequalities", "climate change" and Israeli "excessive force". Those are not conservative positions, in addition to Kmeic's betrayal of the unborn by giving cover to the most radical pro-abortion candidate in history.
I don't know why I didn't think of that. Obama is from Chicago, and Hayek taught in Chicago!
Obama and Hayek in the same time zone, quite possibly in the same phone book!!
OK, thats enough for me. I'm taking the Obama plunge.
If an Obama supporter can call himself a “Conservative”, then the word has completely lost all meaning.
“The untold story of the Bush administration is the deliberate annihilation of the Reaganite, small-government wing of the Republican Party,” said Michael Greve, director of the Federalism Project at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. “A lot of people are very bitter about it.”
Peggy Noonan got it right months ago when she referred to both Bush presidents as “wastrels.” They got to the Oval Office because of years of hard work and party building done by others, then both Bushes just frittered away all that had been built up by people other than them. Wastrels!
GHWB rode in on Reagan’s coattails, then proceeded to trash what had been accomplished before him, and then he lost after one term.
W. has been riding the patriotism and support that accrued to him after 9/11, even as he abandoned ever fiscally conservative notion that existed in the party, plus he and Rove, following their pander to Hispanics strategy, set off an unnecessary and very damaging internal fight over amnesty, insulting half or more of Republican voters along the way.
After the 2004 election, Republicans were in perhaps their strongest position ever, and in less than two years it all evaporated and Congress was lost. W. and Rove bear a big part of the blame for the nosedive in party fortunes since 2004.
Keep dreamin’ San Francisco Chronicle....