What is it about the leaders of the Republican party that they just don't get it? I offer a case in point: South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.
He votes for Sotomayor; he tried (with lots of help from his McCainiac friends, and the man himself) to force amnesty down our throats in the summer of 2007. Now I hear he's gung-ho for cap and tax (see gatewaypundit.blogspot.com for October 11, 2009).
And for the coup de grace, at Furman University this past Monday Senator Graham tells a townhall audience that, "We're not going to be a party of angry white guys. We're going to be a party of center-right politics." (http://www.foxcarolina.com/politics/21305198/detail.html)
Let's be clear: Every patriot of any stripe whatsoever recognizes the fraud, farce, and theft being perpetrated upon this country by statists and fascists in "Progressive" garb whose raison d'etre is to DESTROY the America of our Founders, to rip asunder our constitutional protections, and in their place to erect their vision -- that goal and that vision never defined and so never complete -- of a Utopian paradise.
Now why would any red-blooded American have cause to be ANGRY about that??
There is NOTHING center-right about amnesty for 10+million illegal aliens and their chain of families in Mexico waiting for the flood gates to open. There is nothing center-right about voting to confirm a SCJ nominee whose own statements -- the wise latina being better able to dispense justice than a white male, for one -- disqualify her. There is nothing center-right about giving the green light to cap and trade legislation when the sole purpose of the bill is to hamstring and tax American business and taxpayers into ultimate servitude to yet another labyrinthine and sinister set of state bureaucracies -- sinister because they exist to squeeze out every last drop of freedom remaining to us.
Yes, we are understandably angry. And you're arrogant, Mr. Graham, and out of touch not to see the truth staring you in the face.
Moreover, our frustration with the Republican party for continuing to prop up left-of-center candidates (in NY, Scozzafava's congressional bid, and in Fla, Crist's Senatorial attempt) and to carry the water for the Lindsey Grahams of the party is reason enough NEVER TO GIVE THEM ANOTHER DIME.
At Furnam Lindsey Graham said if we -- read that you and I and other patriots -- don't like it, we can leave the party.
No. As Ronald Reagan reminded us way back in 1964, this is a time for choosing. And I for one choose to fight the Lindsey Grahams whose only usefulness is that they expose the truth: There is precious little daylight between Democrats and MOST Republicans.
If you're not going to be distinctive and fight for founding principles, and if your aim is merely to take the slow road to despotism -- as opposed to the fast track that POTUS and the radical dems are on -- then I say GOOD RIDDANCE TO YOU. We are not leaving the party: You are.
We will not sell our souls or our votes for a mess of pottage. If the Republican leadership isn't getting this message now and taking note, they can expect a very unhappy Nov. 2010 -- as the Democrats continue to widen and deepen their hold on our government.
Update: 10/19 - http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=34022
(Coming soon: Listen to him; Expose him -- who to trust and who to send packing.)
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