Originally posted by SDW2001
Conservatives are not running the country, my friend. Why do you think Bush's numbers are so low...and those of Congress? It's what I've been saying: The polls are at records lows because of disaffected conservatives. They don't like the liberal policies of the modern Republican party. The problem is they have no alternative. Democrats are even more liberal, and more out of touch on security issues.
By the way, I've been complaining about Republican policies quite a bit. Immigration. Spending. Government Expansion...they're all things I've pointed out. But where do I go with my vote?
With all due respect, the "disaffected conservatives" thing is bullshit.
As long as Bush was riding high in his jodhpurs and riding crop, attending to his photo ops atop rubble heaps, none of his "liberal" policies seemed to cause his supporters any trouble.
I mean, he has
been running up record deficits, mucking about in other countries, vastly expanding the federal government, packing agencies with ill-qualified cronies and building a secret surveillance appartus for the last five years, so what's changed?
Court appointees not conservative enough
? Hasn't personally rammed through an anti-gay marriage amendment? Didn't completely eliminate taxes? Hasn't made Haliburton a federal agency? Failed to clear cut every remaining forest in America?
Don't tell me it's his immigration policies, because that has very obviously been pushed to the fore as a political football exactly because of shitty Republican polling numbers. Trying to use that as "why conservatives are breaking ranks with Bush" as this point is laughable.
The fact is, as long a being part of the "modern Republican party" was fun
, with Bush looking invincible and screaming pundits denouncing liberal fellow travelers from every street corner, it was all good, and the polls bear that out.
I mean, ideology be damned as long as there's another Dixie Chick CD burning party to go to and "Nascar moms" got to stick it to those coastal elites, right?
We've just come through an orgy of divisive cultural hate mongering designed to obscure the wretched performance of this administration and a Republican party built to deliver swag, not govern, and the right went for it hook, line and sinker.
, now that it's the morning after and the bonfires are dying down and the revelers are noticing how everything kinda.....sucks.........now
ya'll have suddenly reacquired your precious conservative "principles"? All of a sudden Mr. "doesn't he look hot in that flight suit" gets kicked out of bed? Now that "Freedom is on the March" is a tattered, beer and vomit soaked banner lying on the floor with the cigarette butts and party favors, now
it's time solemnly pledge to go on the wagon, and that you never really liked "those kind of people" anyway?
Guess what? You made a deal-- Bush and the Republicans do whatever it takes to consolidate power and heap approbation on the people you've been taught to resent, and you wave your torches when called upon to do so and politely look the other way as they wreck the country.
And now you want out, now that the wreckage is piling up around your ears.
And by the way, for someone who has so many long standing grievances with "the modern Republican party", how is it that you can always be relied on to defend their every move, as long as "liberals" are against it?