Skip to comments.Michael Reagan Addresses Conservatives Who Won't Vote For Bush
Posted on 10/11/2004 1:18:40 PM PDT by treowth
"A lot of Reagan conservatives are threatening to cut off their noses to spite their faces. They think that because President Bush hasn't done every single thing they want, or has done some things they didn't want, they should punish him by staying home on Election Day or voting for some third party candidate who hasn't got a chance to win in November. It should be obvious to them that they will therefore help elect the Kerry-Edwards team that will do nothing they want and everything they don't. Somehow this idiocy seems to make sense to them -- dump a conservative president for a pair of socialists who, given four years in the White House, will wreck this country's economy and in the process probably lose the War on Terrorism, as well. What bothers me is the insistence of these dissident conservatives that they are devoted to the legacy of Ronald Reagan, who understood the truth of the old adage, 'Politics is the art of the possible.' In other words, you get what you can and wait for a chance to get the rest. These people think that if they don't get everything they want they are willing to accept nothing, but that's not what my father stood for. My father would say, 'If I can get 80 percent, or 60 percent, or 50 percent of what I'm looking for, I'll take that and I'll go back later on for the rest of it'."
Some Freepers should take notice of this
Excellent! and finally someone calling Kerry/Edwards what they really are...
"... dump a conservative president for a pair of socialists....."
Paleocons, and the like.
"Some Freepers should take notice of this
You've got that right! This 3rd party protest vote has always seemed so irrational to me.
SCOTUS, the WOT, 2nd Amendment rights. ....the list is long.
thanks for your comment and your good work. you deserve a medal.
I am a newbie here, what does it mean when somebody says BUMP????????
Sadly, the Buchananites are beyond help.
It happened in 1992 with many voting for Ross Perot and what did it get us: Bill Clinton for 8 years.
Bump is just a say that they're pushing a thread back to the top of the front page.
When someone posts, it moves the thread to the top of latest posts. So a bump is a post designed to that.
'bttt' is another message that may be posted -- short for back to the top.
In addition, 'pings' are designed to flag certain posters over to a particular thread.
Yes. But any President who had extended the ridiculous AWB wouldn't be able to pick a suitable Justice anyway.
Fortunately, that is not a problem today.
Are there really conservatives who might not vote for Bush?
Signing CFR was similar to the AWB ("sign it if it crosses my desk"). The effect of CFR was to give Soros the keys to the RAT party. See FrontPage Mag online for a great article on this subject.
Thanks for the advice LF.
Now tell me again about how the Religious Right should leave the GOP and not let the door hit them in the ass on the way out?
Everyone else - please don't get me wrong, I agree 100% with the Reagan column and am voting for Bush, despite many reservations, for the reasons Michael (and especially JimRob in post #3) note. I just have a problem with those in the GOP for whom the "Big Tent" is a one-way street.
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