Skip to comments.Republicans in dilemma over "Religious Right"
Posted on 11/09/2006 8:23:16 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
DALLAS (Reuters) - Thumped in Tuesday's elections, the Republican Party faces a dilemma as it prepares for 2008: trying to claw back support in the center while keeping loyal conservative Christians happy. Religiously motivated social conservatives are an important base for base for President George W. Bush and the Republican Party, which lost control of both houses of Congress in the elections amid voter anger over corruption, intrusive government and the Iraq war.
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While not as direct as I was expecting, I think this fits that bill.
Not only that, and this is the fun part. Look at page two. They quote this friggin guy..........
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^"I think if they want to be a viable party in two years the Republicans will need to clean house. The party would have to be purged (of the 'Christian Right')," said Mark Crispin Miller, an author and professor of culture and communication at New York University.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
If you google his name, look at his blogspot. No, on second thought, don't look at it.
This guy is a kook. A KOOK! Moonbat! Jeez. Though I missed that admission from Reuters. Thought, that's typical in such hitpieces. Quote rabid leftists without tagging them as such. No, he's some objective bystander.
I hate the media. I really do. Their dishonesty will always bother me.
*phew* I feel a little better after that rant.
Seems like this might fit the newsbusters mold, no? Feel free to post it if you'd like.
Iraqi and corruption were the reasons why the GOP got bounced. Notice, Republicans of every stripe fell from Chafee to Santorum.
I don't know if Bush gets it, but I'm pretty confident that there are a number of elected Republicans that do. If Newt could PLEASE be made RNC chairman, that would illustrate to all of us that everyone gets it.
Well this is useful. Just take our enemeies helpful "Advice" and do the complete opposet. We will be all right. We lost a battle Tuesday, we did NOT lose the war
You know the real irony of all this is? The Dems do not have to do anything but wait. Keep the Junk Media occupied with show trials of Bush people in Congressional hearings plus a couple of bruising political fights over big glittery handout social spending emotionally appealing items like "Federal Funding for Stem cells" or "Global Warming" and let the Bush plan finish it's course in Iraq.
Oh they probably will make some cosmetic changes along the way. Their new calls to "hold an International Conference on Iraq" is a perfect example of a do nothing worth while at all time wasting maneuver. Then late 2007-2008 scream victory was caused by them as soon as any troops start coming home.
Bush and Rummy won the War for them. Now Old Boy Washington will have two years to revenge itself on him for his being right in 2003 and most of them being dead wrong. Just like some Know Nothing Freepers revenged themselves on Allen on Tuesday based on some absurd notion that "Getting Allen" would help McCain in 2008.
BTW, McCain is politically dead for his part in this. Most Republicans see him and the remaining members of the gang of 14 as a prime authors of our disastrous showing Tuesday. They were more interested the last 4 years in playing political games then moving the ball down the field. We will not forget their part in this.
The joker in the deck here is if the Democrats can sit on their moonbats long enough to NOT screw it up and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory
The "Realists" should try reading the data on Iraq instead of clinging to their "realists" ideology dogmas. It is rather interesting.
No no, I understand that. I'm not arguing that.
But I don't see how hitpieces-disguised-as-news should be ignored.
Yes, I do. Everytime the GOP suffers amjor setbucks, the media blames the Religious Right. That's wishful thinking on their part. Social conservatives aren't going away.
Both factions are attempted to being played for fools here. I live in a pretty Christian right part of the World. I dont get a sense that Social COnservatives are all upset at the Republican party. I also wonder if moderates are all that upset about the Christian Right or just told they should be.
The Republicans will NOT win if they move towards the Center and abandon the so-called Religious Right. The Party needs to be the same party it was in the 1980's and 1990's.
The best thing we can do is IMHO educate people about the media's garbage and propaganda. By all means, cut and paste whatever I've said and send it off. I don't care.
Here's another great example of their garbage. It's only been three days!
I know I'm not gonna let this go unnoticed.
I've never been impressed with Reuters that it has enough insight, understanding, or objectivity to permit it to say with any accuracy what Christian voters might or might not do.
I know that. But it's not their job to attack social conservatives either.
War always erode political capital, you could ask Abraham Lincoln about that. The lefties are telling us, though, that the reason they won was their "ideas". Good Lord, they never had any ideas.
With the RATS in power, the terrorists will be emboldened to kill more people in Iraqi to put pressure on the RATS to adopt Murtha's method. While people are dying, the media shall blame Bush. Chucky Schumer said Iraqi is still Bush's sole responsibility.
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