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This is the type of thinking that will only deliver victory after victory to the Anti-American Party (Dems). We voted for W even though it has always been evident he wasn’t a true conservative, yes he is against abortion but unfortunately he is not against spending. His “compassionate conservative” campaign defined conservatives as not compassionate, yet we still voted for him. Why? We thought he could do the job and he was our best chance to win. Bush has done more to destroy the conservative movement than any Democrat or Media forces, not by the Iraq War, but through his love of spending, his attempt to gain favor with Dems (the Kennedy education debacle), and an inability to communicate and sell ideas because of his inability to speak coherently.
Well in ‘08 Rudy is going to be our best chance to win, and just because I disagree with his stance on abortion, I will not deliver victory to the Dems by voting for someone unstable and consistently undependable like McCain or another big spending Republican like Bush (and his dad, who is a great guy, a true American hero, but not a conservative).
The sometimes unholy alliance between the far right Christians and fiscal conservatives brought us Bush’s biggest gaffe, his threat for an anti-gay marriage amendment. If this isn’t a violation of civil rights and everything this country has stood for, nothing is. This sent the country on a detour from the country’s real problems, cutting government regs, individual freedom, SS reform, lower taxes, and cutting entitlements. It also increased the left’s hate that fuels their determination to destroy Bush, and it seems they have been very successful in that endeavor.p>Rudy has proved he can get things done. NYC was a cesspool before he was mayor. He has a chance to pull Dems who might disagree with the party’s anti-American all-the-time stance who have been put off by the social conservatism that Bush represents to them. You throw a strong Southern social conservative on the ticket as VP and you have a winner. br> — Jack /p>
Generally speaking, I wouldn’t lift a finger for any GOP candidate who wasn’t pro-life, pro-gun, and anti-tax. Unless his Democrat opponent were even worse.
And even in such a situation, I’d support a third-party conservative, or even sleep late on Election Day, if the best the GOP could offer were one of the garden-variety RINOs who never tires of attacking me and my ilk as Bible-thumping, Colt-toting greedheads who just won’t fall in line with what passes for family values at Bennington College or on Castro Street.
But so far, Rudy Giuliani has refrained from that sort of thing. And even though he may not support the Human Life Amendment or nationwide concealed carry, if he were just to refrain from making things worse during his administration, it would be a heck of a lot better than the alternative.
So for now, I’ll refrain from opposing America’s Mayor. I’m going to watch, wait, and see what else he says and does. And doesn’t do.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online