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Faryn Balyncd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:36 AM
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for that WAVERING on-the-fence FORMER-GOP-VOTING brother-in-law......


...from Robert Parry's Consortium News


Why Conservatives Balk at GOP




Why Conservatives Balk at GOP


Editor's Note: George W. Bush frequently states that the U.S. government's highest duty is to protect the safety of Americans. But many traditional conservatives -- as well as many other Americans -- disagree with Bush's priority. They believe that the first responsibility of any President is to defend the Constitution and its guarantees of individual liberty...........In this guest essay, William Frey, a founder of "Republicans for Humility," explains why he and other conservative Republicans are upset with the direction of the Bush administration and the GOP-controlled Congress:


Why are Republican conservatives calling for an end to One Party GOP Rule?

.....Principled conservatives now widely recognize that the authoritarian, fear mongering, Big Brother, big government ideology peddled by GOP politicians and pseudo-populist radio demagogues is anything but conservative......But whatever name is applied to these quintessentially American values, it is clear that today's authoritarian GOP has forsaken them........To the consternation of these Big Government Republicans, the ideals of individual liberty protected by the rule of law, and prudent fiscal and foreign policy, are once again serving as a uniting force --- an area where common ground is being found by thoughtful conservatives, moderates, and liberals of good will.........Today's Republican politicians have not only repudiated conservative principles of constitutional restraints on federal and executive power, but now support policies diametrically opposed to historical Republican positions.

Unlike today's win-at-all-costs GOP, many true conservatives believe that only a Democratic congressional victory will restore the balanced, divided, and representative government through which America has long maintained our values......And only a Democratic victory will allow the reflection within the Republican Party necessary for a reorientation to American democratic values.....Today's GOP has lost its way.......






This should be sent to every on-the-fence, unhappy, former Bush voter....








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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:23 AM
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1. It has too many big words for the lower 19th percentile of the population. n/t
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:45 AM
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2. try this one then
"Give me liberty or give me death"

have we turned into such chickenchits we are willing to stop being free and instead just be "safe"???
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:04 AM
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3. "Give me tax-breaks for the wealthy or give me someone to scapegoat."
That's the new Republicker battle-cry.

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