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megimoo
10-21-2009, 09:40 AM
2010: Not The Time For "Faux Conservatism"

As 2010 approaches, Democrats are on the ropes. So once again, those vaunted Republican "moderates" are attempting to come to their rescue.

Our nation is coming apart at the seams, and Barack Obama is proving to be absolutely inept, or worse, at dealing with the situation. Instead of honestly assessing things and advancing solutions conceived in the best interests of the American people, he presses mindlessly forward with his ultra-liberal agenda, ignoring or deriding those who make any effort to forestall his destruction of the great institutions of this country. In league with him are the leading players of the Congress, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), both of whom have exhibited a vile degree of contempt for real America, and both of whom are pivotal figures in next year's elections.

Reid, as a four-term incumbent and currently the most powerful member of the United States Senate, faces an uphill battle next year, currently trailing in double digits behind potential Republican challengers. And while Pelosi, despite her deranged political philosophy, is secure in her equally disturbed California congressional district, the fringe-left Speaker of the House has become a paragon of everything grassroots America reviles and hopes to expunge from this thoroughly corrupted and perverse government.

In many respects, 2010 is shaping up to be a pivotal juncture in the course of the nation. The intense anger and outrage expressed at the massive "tea party" gatherings throughout 2009 are likely to metamorphose into decidedly anti-liberal voting patterns next year on election day, which could likewise translate into major gains for the Republican Party. However, such a scenario is by no means secure. And as usual, within the GOP are forces that, if allowed to act unchecked, may yet sabotage the entire situation.

Democrats are on the ropes. So once again, those vaunted Republican "moderates" are attempting to come to their rescue. Whether motivated by stupidity, cowardice, or an underhanded intention to ensure that liberalism ultimately prevails in America, the usual suspects, while identifying themselves as Republicans, are giving aid and comfort to the Left, at the ultimate expense of their supposed colleagues on the Right. It is high time that their duplicity be exposed and underscored, so that their malevolent impact on conservatism can be finally neutralized.

At a critical milestone in the Democrat attempt to implement a government takeover of America's healthcare industry, Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) came out in support of the measure in the Senate Finance Committee. Thus she provides the bogus fig leaf of "bipartisanship" that Democrats so fervently desire.

Elsewhere, "Republican" forces are working hard to counteract the enormous influence of Christian and pro-life conservatives in the Party. Somehow, despite the mountains of historical evidence to the contrary, those morally rudderless pragmatists believe this would be a great boon to Republican electoral fortunes, doggedly refusing to accept that by remaking the party according to their "centrist" philosophies, they would ensure the abandonment of the party by enormous numbers of true conservatives.

http://www.intellectualconservative.com/2009/10/21/2010-not-the-time-for-faux-conservatism/

noonwitch
10-21-2009, 09:48 AM
When I was a kid, a lot of republicans were RINOs by today's standards-Pres. Ford, Gov. Milliken, etc. The GOP was not defined as a conservative party until Reagan's presidency. They were definitely not social conservatives, even though Ford, for example, represented a fairly conservative district in congress prior to becoming VP and subsequently President. Goldwater would definitely be considered a social liberal by today's standards, for his pro-choice and anti-drug war stance in the 80s.