True conservatives may stay home

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Sun, May 21, 2006, 8:03 pm  //  Site Management

from the polls this November. And let the Democrats take over Congress. My wishful thinking? Not at all. Rather the wish and hope of Richard Viguerie, one of the most prominent and influential conservative Republicans. It was his direct mailings starting in the 1960s that helped boost conservative candidates to office - like Reagan. This guy knows the score.

His column in today's Washington Post is very revealing - whether you are conservative or liberal. I only wish my "liberal" friends had half the backbone that my conservative friends have. We would not have our milk-toast Rick Larsen representing us in Congress. We would have Democrats in Congress who would speak out on issues instead of watching polls on issues and then speaking things the majority likes. Larsen pays more attention to which clothes he will wear than the issues. He sometimes changes clothes a dozen times a day I am told. All to identify with the group he is shaking hands with or speaking to.

Anyway - back to Viguerie. This is good news for this fall for Democrats and liberals. But it also means we will face a more conservative Republican candidate for President in 2008 - but a true conservative Republican would keep us out of war, protect the environment and reduce the deficit - three things liberals support. The political debate will return to social issues - the classic battleground between conservatives and liberals.

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