Skip to comments.Hard Core Republicans Are Fleeing President
Posted on 05/10/2006 7:15:13 PM PDT by Dems_R_Losers
Disaffection over spending and immigration have caused conservatives to take flight from President Bush and the Republican Congress at a rapid pace in recent weeks, sending Bush's approval ratings to record lows and presenting a new threat to the GOP's 12-year reign on Capitol Hill, according to White House officials, lawmakers and new polling data.
Bush and Congress have suffered a decline in support from almost every part of the conservative coalition over the past year, a trend that has accelerated with alarming implications for Bush's governing strategy.
The Gallup polling organization recorded a 13-percentage-point drop in Republican support for Bush in the past couple weeks. These usually reliable voters are telling pollsters and lawmakers they are fed up with what they see as out-of-control spending by Washington and an abandonment of core conservative principles more generally.
There are also significant pockets of conservatives turning on Bush and Congress over the their failure to tighten immigration laws, restrict gay marriage and to put an end to the Iraq war and the rash of political scandals, according to lawmakers and pollsters.
Bush won two presidential elections by pursuing a political and governing model that was predicated on winning and sustaining the loyal backing of social, economic and foreign policy conservatives. The strategy was based on the belief that conservatives, who are often more politically active than the general public, could be inspired to vote in larger numbers and would serve as a reliable foundation for his presidency. The theory, as explained by Bush strategists, is that the president would enjoy a floor below which his support would never fall.
It is now apparent that this floor has weakened dramatically and collapsed in places.
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Build a WALL or bye bye...
Yep its hard to talk to the Donner Party when they are hungry
Yeah because Hillary/Kerry/etc would be so much better. Brilliant.
Perhaps the "Hard Core Republicans" are similar, in a frightening sort of way, to the "Far Left Democrats"?
Maybe because hardcore republicans see the cost of illegal aliens better than the President does? Guest workers or a drain on our society?
You obviously didn't listen or read this:
LOL! Perhaps all of those in the Donner Party could just head south and build a wall of human bodies rather than spend their days and nights typing out irrational thoughts.
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ya'll need a new slogan.
How dare you let facts get in the way of hysteria :-)
Yep, what are we gonna do? Stay home and let the damn commies have America for eight years?
A bunch of conservatives had that bright idea in 92, and look what that got us..
I agree it would be stupid to vote for Kerry or Hillary, but where the hell are the conservative policies we expected when Bush was elected. I am very mad about many issues, most of them are because of illegal immigration and spending. The had better change or the base will not turn out. They need all of us !!
It's not a slogan, it's reality. Who the hell do you think is going to win if GOPers sit out or vote 3rd party in the next election? DUH.
Constipation / hysteria alert
It matters not to the powers, they laugh all the way to the bank today.
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