The right wing of the Republican party has sold the libertarian/centrist wing of the party a bill of goods, and the modern ‘conservatives’ are clearly nothing more than statists who, rather than redistributing wealth like their brethern on the left, instead have decided that the state must have excessive rights in order to ‘protect’ us all from whatever the imagined fear du jour might be. Meanwhile, no one is left protecting us from the religionists and the the state itself.I heard Kevin Phillips on Air America yesterday and he seems to think that the Republicans are about to get their 10-15 years in the wilderness that John thinks they deserve.
In the new Republican era, only fetuses , tax shelters, and ‘traditional’ marriage deserve protection. According to the actions of the current Republican party, the rest of us need to be wiretapped, monitored, have our homes inspected for whatever reason without warrants, and are incapable of making decisions on our own. My 20 year affair with the Republican party is coming to an end. I am not voting for any Republican in 2006 at any level, and I will be hard pressed to vote for this party in 2008- unless, of course, Cindy Sheehan is the Democratic candidate. These ‘conservatives’ need abut 10-15 years in the wilderness.
Thursday, March 23, 2006
The splintering of the Republican "Coalition"
This is a follow up to Who's Sorry Now and Who's Sorry Now Part II. Well Kevin Phillips is not alone in being disgusted with the "new" Republican party. John Cole sees the light. This is his response to Judge John Roberts' dissenting opinion at the Supreme Court yesterday.