Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity...

“You cultivate the essential virtues: high purpose, intelligence, decency, humility, fear of the Lord, and the passion for freedom.” -William F. Buckley Jr.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Lil Orphan Voltron...

Well once again the RNC has handed us a shit candidate for president.

From this point on I am no longer a Republican. I am now an Independent, still conservative, but Independent. Being a conservative means having principles, and one of those principles is NOT "winning at any cost". And a "win" with McCain is a cost to dear to pay. And I cannot consider that event a "win".

I now know how Reagan must have felt when he said, "I didn't leave the Democratic party, they left me". And so has the Republican party left me.

I will continue to vote for Conservatives (when offered that choice) no matter the party affiliation. I will vote this November for conservatives in the House and Senate, but will vote Hillary for president. I do this with a heavy heart and much saddness.
I could go on and note every thing McCain has done against us, but you all know the drill.
McCain has spent his entire career poking Republicans in general, and Conservatives in particular in the eye with a sharp stick. Now he wants us to forget all about it and reward him with the presidency.

I cannot forget, nor will I reward him with that position.

If he IS elected, the Republicans in congress will be forced to go along with every bullshit plan he proposes. Some may through misguided party loyalty, but most will because the RNC will hold re-election funds and other sticks over their heads to enforce party unity.
Hillary is the only answer. At least Republicans will know enough to oppose her and will not be punished for it.

This SHOULD be a major wake up call for Conservatives. The blame is to be placed squarely on the RNC. They have allowed our candidates to be filtered through the left before we even get to vote on them. A MAJOR shakeup is required at the RNC.
Even in spite of Republicans repeatedly getting elected when they stick to conservative values, they somehow STILL think the way to get elected is to emulate liberals.

Here's what I think needs to happen:

First, WHY OH WHY do we have to follow the Democrats around in primaries? Forget Iowa and New Hampshire. Let's have OUR opening primaries in Conservative stronghold states. That way, when we get to days like "Super Tuesday" we will have some good conservatives still in the race.

Second, ELIMINATE "open vote" primaries. Lets make ALL Republican primaries registered Republicans ONLY.

As long as we allow the liberals to tell us who our candidates will be, we will NEVER EVER get the candidates who we can FULLY support and elect.

-Just my two cents,