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Montauk6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 10:23 PM
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So what about all these ship jumpers on the right? (Fingerquotes alert)
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More and more we're hearing people who call themselves "conservatives" or "Republicans" expressing their disillusionment with this administration.

I was wondering what some of you think about this new phenomenon. As one who went through a total upheaval in my personal political outlook years ago, I find myself torn on the subject.

Part of me says, "YAY! Welcome to the light!! We've been expecting you." Part of me says, "F**k your Johnny-come-lately-isms, you haven't woken up, you're just blaming the "scientist" because the "experiment" failed, instead of realizing that the "experiment It's this latter that I lean more towards as I think about it.

For example, we hear the line that Bush is not a real conservative. Excuse me? So what would a "real conservative" have done differently? You mean a "real conservative" wouldn't have had the same cronies and insiders calling the shots? And what about the legislative and judiciary branches? Are we to now assume that they aren't "real conservatives" either because they unified to make sure the Bush agenda was carried through with no let up (OK, Social Security, big exception)? In other words, where were these "real conservatives" at the beginning? Folks, it's not like Bush/Cheney strayed from the script. I'm not talking about when they were campaigning, I mean once they were appointed to the office and began going to work.
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  -So what about all these ship jumpers on the right? (Fingerquotes alert) Montauk6  May-27-06 10:23 PM   #0 
  - I call it the "Titanic Syndrome."  Brigid   May-27-06 10:28 PM   # 
  - Self-delete.  Brigid   May-27-06 10:28 PM   #1 
  - I say to them"you changed your mind? don't tell me you're a flip-flopper?"  johnnypneumatic   May-27-06 10:29 PM   #2 
  - For example, look at this site.  jhuth   May-27-06 10:34 PM   #3 
  - Repubs for Humanity...and then they have this pic:  Contrary1   May-28-06 02:05 PM   #11 
  - I think we should treat them  Demobrat   May-27-06 10:38 PM   #4 
  - "Bush is not a real conservative. "  Old and In the Way   May-27-06 10:38 PM   #5 
  - After the Great Depression  Demo5   May-27-06 11:26 PM   #6 
     - I agree.....I liken it to sports.  Old and In the Way   May-28-06 12:58 AM   #7 
  - It's important to help the defectors take the next step  Oak2004   May-28-06 04:32 AM   #8 
  - Sorry, I'm not ready to make nice!  POAS   May-28-06 04:59 AM   #9 
  - It's not about making nice, it's about making victory  Oak2004   May-28-06 01:53 PM   #10 
     - The way I see your arguement it boils down to this  POAS   May-28-06 07:54 PM   #13 
        - By no means should we embrace blindly  Oak2004   May-29-06 03:20 AM   #15 
  - Thank you for your perspective.  annabanana   May-28-06 02:16 PM   #12 
  - A couple things ...  Cosmocat   May-28-06 09:11 PM   #14 

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