Tossing conservatism under the bus

WEDNESDAY 5-28-08…So, Governor Schwarzenegger teamed up with Senator John McCain for a photo op here in California. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, McCain has taken a page out of the Schwarzenegger playbook and selling a product that is “counter” to the current GOP “brand.”

Both the governor and McCain want to change the Republican brand. In an interview with the Chronicle, Schwarzenegger said “The Republican idea is a great idea, but we can’t go and get stuck with just the right wing. Let the party come all the way to the center. Let those people be heard as much as the right. Let it be the big tent we’ve talked about. Let’s invade, and let’s cross over that political center…and take the issues that they’re (democrats) talking about. Let them be our issues, and let the party be known for that.”

Well, I think it brings up a good question. If the Republican party is gonna’ cross over the political center and grab the issues that the democrats are talking about and make them our issues, why don’t we just stay on the other side and re-register as Democrats. If we’re gonna’ push democrat ideas and philosophies, why have two separate parties?

I’ve heard it said “there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the Republicans and Democrats. Now, there appears to be some Republicans who want to make it fact. They want fellow Republicans to wear a different brand, and that “brand” would be an elephant with no trunk, but sporting donkey ears.

And why are they advocating this? Schwarzenegger says “Republicans have to move away from the status quo, because the voters up for grabs are independents and Latinos.

Gee, I thought the voters up for grabs were Republicans….Conservatives. Sounds to me like there are those in the Republican party who are willing to throw us ….the base of the party….under the bus.

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3 Responses

  1. If the strategy is to push Democrats further left and thus make them unelectable, it isn’t working. I fled the GOP two years ago, myself.

    I think we’re at an historical juncture here. Two parties will always ultimately dominate the political scene, but one of these two is destined to fade into irrelevance if the current trend continues. A third party will inevitably emerge by popular demand.

    I honestly don’t know if I’m going to show up at the polls this year. My choices are one of two socialists, an isolationist Libertarian and a Democrat. Why bother?

  2. You’re right on Bruce. Just remember, I told you to vote for Ron Paul. He hasn’t thrown in the towel you know.

  3. The issues the democrats are talking about are conservative issues…they have reached across the middle to fool people into thinking they actually believe in them.

    Suddenly family values and religion are front and center for democrats. It’s even OK to engage in political preaching from the pulpit! (at least by democrats) The economy can be “fixed” with higher taxes and more regulations.

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