Saturday, November 11, 2006

Why the Republicans Lost Congress

And why a third vible party is needed right now!

From Chuck Baldwin Online:

As the Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, president of Human Life International, said, "If the Republican Party truly wants to know why they lost, they need only look in the mirror. The most vulnerable seats in both houses were those held by politicians who had abandoned the pro-life and the pro-marriage principles that first brought them to power."

As an example of the GOP's neglect to fight for conservative principles, Euteneuer noted the loss of pro-life legislation in South Dakota. He correctly said, "While South Dakotans fought valiantly to defend their babies, we once again witnessed an almost total lack of support from the national [Republican] leadership."

Euteneuer is right. George Bush's neocons have all but decimated whatever genuine conservatism remained in the GOP, and they did it on the backs of the faithful conservatives still in the party.

There is also no question that the American people are fed up with Bush's war in Iraq. They are tired of being lied to about why our young men and women were sent to war, and they are tired about being lied to about why they are still there.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Michael,

    While I agree with 3 of the 4 paragraphs in Chuck Baldwin's piece, his opinion of the war in Iraq isn't mine. I don't think we were lied to as I don't believe President Bush is a liar. He's surely disappointed me by not coming out and speaking to the people, like the fireside chats or as Reagan did, but to call it Bush's war, eventhough he's the President that finally did carry it out, it WAS VOTED on by CONGRESS. While I agree with it being hard, we've maybe forgotten that the War on Terror is going to be a long 10- 15- 20 years. I do wonder how long it needs to take to train these guys and they do need to take over running their country at some point, and the sooner sounds like the better to me, too.

    I do agree with Chuck that the National Republican party has failed us in leadership miserably by not giving us any. The spinelessness of the "powers that be" once they get to D.C. is outrageous. I'm thinking more and more a 3rd party might be the way to go if all we get from Republicans is cooked spaghetti for spines. I'm not here to argue the war, or debate it. We're there, the men and women are doing the job they've been called on to do, but the political correctness that we've attempted to fight the war with is why it's "turning out so badly" in my opinion. I pray it won't be another Vietnam. We can't win this with politics and trying not to offend anyone at all anywhere!

    Unfortunately the head of the snake, Iran, wasn't squished as was hoped by the people rising up for democracy. Do you think they might rise up yet or is that country's president's lunacy even more scary than Iraq right now? I want our troops out of Iraq as much as the hero I talked to at KVSS does, but maybe they do need 200,000 more in there.(?) I don't know. It's easy to be Monday night quarter backs. I just spoke with a hero of our Army, Chris Sempek, who's returned from Iraq, and posted on our blog subject - For our Vets at: http://revertconvert.blogspot.com

    I just came across your blog a while ago, Michael, and appreciate your input, insight and wisdom. You're welcome to pop in for an "e-chat" at our blog, too.

    I for one am not happy about the election results, but the Republicans got what they deserved. How about a Crunchy Con party? That's my ticket and Rod Dreher from Dallas has my vote. PURE COMMON SENSE... a breath of fresh air and a great read. My friends, Bruce and Kris McGregor at KVSS Spirit Catholic Radio, Omaha, interviewed Rod a few months ago. He's got a lot on the ball!

    Thanks for your time, and your fine blog. I'll be visiting again. Peace of Christ,

    susie
    JMJ pray for us! For our families, and our country's leaders.

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  2. Yeah from Philadelphia!

    Poor Senator Santorum was left to hang out to dry, a terrible thing to watch, after how we squirmed when he rooted for RINO Specter against Catholic conservative Toomey in the primaries two years ago.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/murdock/murdock200404120904.asp

    Perhaps the two gentlemen could make peace and be persuaded to found a Christian Democratic party?

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  3. Yeah from Philadelphia!

    Poor Senator Santorum was left to hang out to dry, a terrible thing to watch, after how we squirmed when he rooted for RINO Specter against Catholic conservative Toomey in the primaries.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/murdock/murdock200404120904.asp
    http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/carney200404280839.asp
    Perhaps the two gentlemen could make peace and be persuaded to found a Christian Democratic party?

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