Friday, October 27, 2006

Fed-up conservatives disloyal?

As the Sean Hannity's and Rush Limbaugh's of the world would have you believe, if you are conservative and are not voting republican you are somehow "cut-and-run republicans" who don't care a whit about the future of the country, because of all the evils that are going to happen with Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House.

I have bought into this line myself in the past, most recently at the last Presidential election. I voted for W for one reason: Supreme Court Justices. So now I have a couple more conservative justices on the court. I also have a government that is more intrusive into my private affairs than ever before without due process of law (namely the so-called "PATRIOT Act"), a government that while under the "control" of Republicans has increased the deficit and debt to levels that Howard Dean would never in his wildest dreams thought possible, and generally made the future bleak for everyone in the country regardless of their political bent. I have to say I don't think it was worth it.

And they have the gall to call themselves Conservative?

So now I fall back on the philosophy of Ronald Reagan as he related to the Soviets: Trust but Verify. (Does anyone see the irony in that statement?) Or perhaps a modification of the old saw "Fool me once, shame on you", only for me the ending phrase will be "Fool me twice and I'll never vote for you or your party again"

So for all you true conservatives, consider how many times you have been ignored once these neo-con's bagged your vote. Consider how many times the issues that mean the most to you have been either ignored or actively opposed. Then consider how much loyalty you owe these people.

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