Monday, October 26, 2009

The GOP is suicidal

If the GOP wants to go the way of the Whigs, the Republican establishment is on the right track. Instead of backing away from their support of the tax-and-spend, Big Union-loving, ACORN-affiliated Democrat wannabe, the Republicans continue to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in RINO Dede Scozzafava's campaign. And instead of backing down from their attacks on the Conservative challenger, the GOP is planning a relentless barrage against Doug Hoffman so that Scozzafava does not finish last.

Those afflicted with Mad RINO disease forward arguments such as the following:

I understand the urge to clean one’s own house, but as I learned from Morton Blackwell, “don’t make the good the enemy of the perfect.” The issue in New York’s 23rd may very well be resolved due to pressure from national conservatives, but a campaign of eating our own is not something we should relish.

Question: What's "good" about a GOP nominee who is far to the left of center on fiscal and social issues?

Question: Why is alienating the conservative base preferable to sweeping the Arlen Spectocrats into the dustbin?

Question: Who's eating whom in this situation?

Over at Breitbart's BigGovernment, readers have strong opinions on the subject:
  • "You cannot ask people to compromise their values anymore for the sake of liars and cheats."
  • "When you ask people to vote party over principle we get leftist idiots like Snowe, Collins, Specter and Jeffords. Say no."
  • "Once we cut the tumor of liberalism out of our party, the healthy body of the GOP will start to attract new voters. So what if we lose a bit of weight getting rid of these RINOS? We'll gain it all back, and more, when we're a party that embraces and embodies conservative values."
  • "The GOP establishment seems hellbent for destruction. And they want our money to help them take us down too. We have to push back. NY-23 is an excellent place to do it."
  • "Republicans should view this New York race as a wave of the future and get their act together ASAP."
Are we naive to hope the GOP will finally change its tune when Hoffman wins?


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Mrsupole said...

Hip, Hip, Hooray.

It all makes sense to me. We will follow the conservatives and the GOP can join us or leave us. So Hip, Hip, Hooray. I agree with all here.

God bless.

Oh and I hope they vote Olympia Snowe out in her next election.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Concur. Great blog. The GOP, currently at the Dem Lite setpoint, is pushing towards Dem. The pols in Washington are more concerned with re-election than anything else. Money and power; both corrupt absolutely and the GOP is a perfect example.

To HELL with its constituents.


RightKlik said...

Mrsupole: Snowe can take Collins with her.

BZ: Thank you. Too much power concentrated in Washington.

Elizabeth McKenzie said...

The liberal Republicans want to ride the rails the Dems are laying without giving up their positions. This worried me. I often think Democrats might just pose as Republicans to get in. Scary times we live in. Who would have guessed this could all happen in our great country.

RightKlik said...

EM: I strongly suspect Scozzafava is just a poser.

Anonymous said...

Excellent post RK, glad to see your still knocking them out. And congratulates on that beautiful baby

suek said...

This same thing is true in California where Larry Elder was suggested as a Republican candidate, but was passed up in order to run someone else. I'm having trouble with the names here...confusing a couple of them - but their response was that they knew "she" would lose, but they were going to support her anyway. ??????

I'll try and find the link, but have to remember the right name first! Fiona????

I'm wondering if I can write in Larry Elder ...

suek said...

Well, close. Fiorina was the name.

The question is _WHY_?

suek said...

You might find this of interest:

RightKlik said...

RiR: Thank you...and thanks for stopping by.

Suek: Why? ...Good question. It's almost like the GOP really is suicidal. The only other explanation I can come up with is that they must be so wrapped up in their triangulation and strategic machinations that they've completely forgotten about values and principles.

RightKlik said...

Suek: Thanks for the links. I think the Dems should purge the millionaires from their party post haste!

Left Coast Rebel said...

Great post - linked @ LCR.....

suek said...

>>It's almost like the GOP really is suicidal.>>

Infiltrated maybe? That's the leftist way...

Newt is a _big_ disappointment...his position is that we have to be the "big tent" and we'll never get anywhere by drawing lines in the sand and excluding people. I really admire the man - I think he is a wonderful font of knowledge as well as experience - but I think he's wrong. If the party doesn't stand for anything, what's the point?

RightKlik said...

Suek: The GOP is losing its mind. Look how far to the left Obama is. They say we can't swing it back that far to the right? Why not?

Anonymous said...

I'm adding this to the September Hall of Fame