Why do moderate republicans like Jim Jeffords, the Gang of 14, and of course now Colin Powell betray the republican cause at the most inconvenient times?
Colin Powell demonstrated that race is more important to him than principles. If he had made a conservative argument I could accept his endorsement but he didn't. All he did was throw the same liberal talking points we hear on every MSM channel.
The fact is he can't make a conservative argument to support Obama. He can't point to his values because we all know he supports killing born babies, redefining marriage, taking our money and redistributing it, attacking our allies but speaking with our enemies, hate-crimes laws used to silence the church, & expanding government.
His reasoning just doesn't stand up.Reason:
McCain unsure of how to handle the economic crisis and didn't have a complete grasp of the crisis.Response:
He must of liked Obama's response of call me if you need me. Maybe he liked congress' response of taking a week to pass a terrible bill that robs from the american taxpayer and violates our consitution.Reason:
Choice of Gov. Palin showed bad judgement on McCain's part.Response:
Choice of Obama showed bad judgment on DNC's part but the last seven weeks Obama has developed the experience necessary to be president. He developed more experience than a sitting governor.Reason:
Troubled with more conservative appointments and rightward lean of the party.Response:
Has he read the party platform at all these last 30 years. Some of the basic tenets of the platform are to lower taxes, shrink the size of government, a strong defense, the overturn of Roe v Wade, and constructionist judges.Reason:
Doesn't like the tone of the campaign, some comments about Obama being a Muslim made by republican leaders, and thinks so what if he is.Response:
I have heard these comments and have dismissed them. I do not want to doubt anyones claim of faith. Obama said he is Christian so I accept that. Now being Christian and attending a racist church for 20 years, one that promotes Black Nationalism, that is different and a problem all on its own. So what if he is Muslim. I guess Colin Powell would say the same of a politician who people had a sneeking suspicion was a member of the KKK. So what if he is a member of the KKK, there are many Americans that serve in our services that are part of the KKK also. It would be offensive to them to exclude such people. OK, sarcasm off. If he is Muslim I would be concerned simply because I would have doubts as to his loyalties. When President Kennedy was elected we were not at war with Catholic fanatics so questions of his loyalties were due to bigotry. Afterall he was trying to get the vote of the South, KKK territory.Reason:
Likes Obama's inclusiveness.Response:
Inclusiveness and republicans are exclusive? Coming from a man of many firsts due to his involvement in this party. This reminds me of President Lincolns speech at the Cooper Union hall:
You say we are sectional. We deny it. That makes an issue; and the burden of proof is upon you. You produce your proof; and what is it? Why, that our party has no existence in your section - gets no votes in your section. The fact is substantially true; but does it prove the issue? Great Speech - Read More
It is true that many minorities do not participate with the republican party due to their own choosing. They choose to not join and then accuse it of being an all white party. They accuse it of heinous crimes it has never committed but yet stay in a party that has committed them all.
The Gang of 14
Had John McCain not joined the gang he would not be in the trouble he is with the base of the party. Had he stayed true to the party platform and as he said, elections have consequences, supported the President's agenda he would have total support in the party. I know there were items in many bills he did not support but he didn't join the gang to stop earmarks or to stop government expansion he joined it to stop the conservative agenda of appointing conservative judges, reforming Social Security, creating school vouchers, and passing a true energy plan. It certainly didn't help that the gang disbanded after the democrats took control of congress.Party Platform
The parties have a platform, an agenda that is debated, haggled over, and finally approved. It is no secret what the republican agenda is. If they, moderate republicans, do not like it they have a choice, go independent or join the other side. It would save us allot of grief.