Skip to comments.I’m Tired of Neo-Cons Being Tired of Conservatives (Rant alert)
Posted on 02/02/2004 6:32:01 AM PST by robowombat
Im Tired of Neo-Cons Being Tired of Conservatives
Okay, so George Bush has shown that his compassionate conservatism is really socialism with conservative lip service. Bush has proven that he is a liberal with a thin veneer of faux conservatism covering the big-government, big-spending core of his true self. So what? As good conservatives we should remain focused and pull that Republican lever in the voting booth no matter what our lying eyes tell us? That is what establishment Republicans want their conservative base to do: Sit down, shut up, and vote as we, the enlightened, anointed insiders tell you to. Mind you, they dont want you, the conservatives, the citizens that have remained true to the American Ideals of the founders, to think about how they are using you and are selling you down the river to special interest groups. The neo-cons that control the Republican Party today are hoping that rank and file conservatives will mindlessly vote for Bush, keeping their heads in the sand, until its too late and theyve developed a new constituency to keep them in power. That new constituency will consist of newly married Log Cabin Republicans (gays), welfare dependents sucking up to the new government tit on the right, and amnestied illegals now eligible to vote (as well as more readily able to take your job because theyll work for less, especially since youre being taxed to pay their government supplementals that maintain their standard of living).
Establishment Republicans are coming out and trying to silence the uproar over Bushs amnesty plan for illegals. The establishment types (neo-cons) are telling conservatives to keep it down and look at the long view, the big picture. What crap! How many times do conservatives have to compromise their values, their beliefs, their standards? Why do we always have to give in but we dont see anyone else giving in?
The latest in the string of keep your mouths shut articles Ive seen was on GOPUSA, by the president and CEO of that organization, Bobby Eberle. The title of his article was Bush-Bashing Conservatives Should Focus on the Big Picture. I wrote Mr. Eberle to inform him that conservatives were keeping the big picture, that it was Bush who wasnt. To me, Eberles article, along with all the other hey conservatives, keep quiet about how Bush isnt conservative articles are proof that conservatives and traditionalists are the embarrassing, if needed, stepchildren of the Republican Party. That in itself tells you the Republican Party is not conservative any more.
Given a laundry list of items, would any principled conservative vote for someone who: Continuously increases government spending, driving us deeper into debt; expands central government power over the states; undermines the Bill of Rights with bills such as the USA Patriot Act; cuts deals with other countries that undermine our economy via so-called free trade deals that only go one way (only out with our jobs and only in with products); wants to give millions of criminals (illegal aliens) a pass, thus not only blurring our boarder, but driving wages down and encouraging even more illegals to flood our markets in hopes of yet another amnesty a few years down the road? This is George Bush. He is no conservative. Why vote for a liberal in Republican clothing?
There was a political shift over the last twenty years in the South, as Southerners woke up to the fact that the Democratic Party had been taken over by socialists and no longer represented their interests, thus causing the huge migration to the Party of Reagan. Southerners, and other conservatives and traditionalists, need to wake up to the fact that the Republican Party is morphing into merely an evil twin of the Democratic Party, and they need to migrate to another political entity. It could even happen this election year. The key is not which party conservatives and traditionalists are with, but that they stand by their ideals, stand on principle. The neo-cons have already shown that conservatives dont have a seat at the table in the Republican Party, so why cast our lot with them?
Heres something else to consider: Even if the House of Representatives kill this amnesty plan of Bushs, and the establishment Republicans wink at conservatives and traditionalists saying, Hey, we knew it wouldnt pass, we just wanted to influence Hispanic votes by acting like we care, dont buy it. If the plan goes down to defeat this summer, once Bush gets re-elected in November you can bet it will be back with a vengeance, and the House and Senate will pass the amnesty plan. Nothing in the past 10 years, since the Republican Revolution, shows me that the Republicans are conservative or mean anything they say concerning supporting conservative positions. No, there wont be a socialist getting my vote this year, be he Democrat or be he Republican. As for me, Ill be voting conservative, which means most likely the Constitution Party. Im not throwing my vote away; Bush threw it away with everything he and the neo-cons have done for the last four years.
29 January 2004
I do not think that a traditional or Roth IRA will be able to live up to its promise, for those of us under 30. I think that by the time I retire, the government will have decided that it needs to tax my IRA, when I withdraw the money from it, even if I only contributed after-tax income to it. And, I think that I will pay back taxes on my IRA contributions, if I opted to contribute pre-tax income to it. That's why I don't have an IRA.
I think that the IRS will one day be its own department, rather than an agency within a department.
I think that the Democrat Party Platform of today will be indistinguishable from the Republican Party Platform in 12 years.
I think that there will be a Marxist-style backlash against free trade, fueled by the hate-speech of the isolationists and the nanny-state mentality of the unions.
I enjoy the limited economic freedom of the US, because there is no place in the world that one has a better shot at obtaining sufficient wealth to retire comfortably. But, that is really the only reason that I stay here. As soon as I am able to retire, I plan on moving to some developing or recently-developed country. I left my native state of Maine, because it was so ridiculous. I now sit back, from afar, and watch as they destroy themselves. I will probably be doing the same with America, in 30 years. I have served my country and been a good citizen. But, just as I would not remain business partners with a thief, or stay with a woman who cheats on me, or drive a car with no brakes, I will not remain in the US, if the majority of its citizens remain non-thinking sheep, enamored of pop-culture, seeking handouts, wanting to spend my money, and allowing themselves to be duped by every smooth-talking politician who seeks power. Withdrawing all of my money from the bank, putting it in a suitcase and moving to the Dalmatia coast of Croatia is looking better everyday.
Columbine: Please put down your SPLC talking notes and wake up.
You'll pardon my saying so... but this is the same story I've heard over and over and over again.
The GOP has the house... but they don't behave very conservative.
But just you wait.. when they get the senate.
What? they've moved even further left?
It's because they don't have the Whitehouse?
What? You won that, and the "conservative" president is making Clinton look like a miserly scrooge?
I think you've run out of excuses.
So why do you think this will work now when it didn't work in 1992 when voters taught them a lesson with Perot?
The lesson ended up being 8 years of Bill Clinton. Do you want 8 years of Hillary now?
Keep the republicans in power at what cost?
We're giving him credit to keep republicans in power by trying to out democrat the Democrats....You like liberalism disguised as "compassionate conservatism" some of us don't.
Some of us see through the transparent facade, some of you don't.
Some of you think he's the center of the universe, some of us know he isn't.
Some of you have loyalty to a phony party or a false idol, some of us have loyalty to our country.
I hate all the Bush-haters!
I think you're over-reacting. I don't hate him, it's just that we were lied to (again) about him being a "consevative"...but that's something the Republicans will have to deal with in November...
Like I said, he isn't the center of the universe and come November there will be some important races the Republicans want to win besides the President...get it?
If we take the attitude that it's too hard...or it's just simpler to vote third party and pat ourselves on our back for our stand...then we have resigned this nation to its demise.
There is a big difference between George W. Bush and John Kerry. There is a big difference between the Democrats and the Republicans. Big enough to affect any "conservatives" vote come this November.
Where they are equal is where the electorate demands them to be equal... on entitlements and spending. That isn't going to change until we reeducate the electorate to the harm they are doing to themselves and this nation.
Kudos to Jeff.
You are exactly right. The people to blame for what the government does is the people who do nothing but sit around and complain.
Until enough people wake up and realize that it takes involvement instead of complaining nothing is going to change.
And then promptly lost their nerve when Bill Clinton managed to blame them for shutting the government down.
And promptly allowed Clinton to take the credit for their programs.
And promptly lost the 1996 Presidential election.
And promptly began losing seats in every election that followed.
Yeah...that was some lesson the conservatives taught the GOP.
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