REPUBLICAN "MODERATES" PUT THE PRINCIPLES
OF LIBERAL DEMOCRATS IN CHARGE
By Christopher G. Adamo
Yet, in just such a manner, Washington Liberals shamelessly persist in their efforts to distort National Security Agency surveillance of Islamist terrorists. From the Liberal Leftist punditry to the prominent Democrativ Party voices on Capitol Hill, the objects of NSA scrutiny are continually referred to as “American citizens” or even more absurdly, as “average citizens.”
Through such dangerous and fraudulent means, Liberals believe that they can undermine credibility of the Bush administration’s war on terror in the eyes of the American people. And incessant repetition is certainly part of the plan. But, by far, the worst aspect of their treachery is that, once again, they anticipate and all too often receive collaborative support from Republican “moderates.”
With the nomination of General Michael Hayden to replace Porter Goss as CIA chief, the Trojan Horses from the GOP have predictably surfaced. Congressman Pete Hoekstra of Michigan, not typically among those who carry the water for the Democrats, nonetheless is decrying Hayden’s military service as sufficient reason to disqualify him for the post.
The preponderance of historical evidence clearly shows that a strong military background not only presents no inherent problem, but, in fact, often correlates to an enhanced ability to make the intelligence agency operate effectively.
Such an argument is particularly strengthened in light of the disastrous consequences from the recent administration of a draft-dodging president whose inept bungling of international affairs resulted in real long-lasting damage to America’s standing in the world. As a matter of fact, a strong case can be made for a military background as an extremely worthwhile prerequisite to holding high-level office.
In contrast to the toothless and inconsequential “negative opinions” of America, currently expressed by the leadership of “Old Europe” and cited by the press as some unforgivable malfeasance on the part of the Bush administration, Bill Clinton’s incompetence ultimately provoked Osama bin Ladin to believe he could wage a terror war against the U.S.A. and possibly even win that war. Yet, so afraid are Republicans to make this case, that they studiously avoid the matter.
Continuing their abysmally flawed and unnecessary defensive pattern of recent months, Republicans have lately allowed the debate on one issue after another to be defined and advanced almost solely by the political Left, with the most forceful GOP response invariably being some insipid version of “me too.” Yet, very few electoral victories of recent years can can be reasonably attributed to such waffling and pandering.
This compromise of fundamental principle, if not rectified immediately, may end up costing Republicans dearly in the congressional elections of November, 2006. But, in any case, the ideological loss of the agenda becomes inevitable.
Whether the agenda item of the day is Cabinet appointments, immigration or gas prices, Republican acquiescence to the Democrats never succeeds at standing them in good stead with the American people. Those who oppose the Conservative agenda feel ever more justified in doing so, while its supporters become increasingly bitter and disillusioned over such needless betrayals.
Recent Republican assent to the bogus claims of “big oil” as the reason for rising energy costs only serve to solidify a misconception in the minds of gullible Americas that a corporate conspiracy lies behind their woes. So the Democrats gain points in the ideological debate.
Worse yet, since this “conspiracy” has, over time, been attributed to the corporate/political cabal presumed to be running the GOP, fanning the flames of such fanciful notions only energizes the Party’s enemies, while dispiriting the traditional Republican base.
Likewise, the immigration crisis begs for the implementation of a truly Conservative response from Washington, one that would reassert American sovereignty and culture over unrestrained economic pragmatism and the ravages of “multiculturalism.” Yet, word is out that something quite the opposite may be in the works.
Presidential political strategist Karl Rove is reportedly pressuring Conservatives to carry the water for yet another Bush attempt at implementing a “guest worker program.” So, while the Democrats continue a sellout of the country for the benefit of their new voting bloc, GOP “insiders” remain wedded to the idea of doing so for cheap labor.
All evidence points to the sad possibility that the ideological “meltdown” within Republican ranks is continuing unabated. Having lost their courage to advance the Conservative cause in the face of Democrat caterwauling and media condemnation, GOP congressional “strategists” are in full retreat, advising their members to “campaign on local issues.” Thus, they abandon any pretense of leading the country.
Ultimately, the Republican Party could not be any more diametrically opposed to the precepts of the “Gingrich Revolution” that brought victory and political dominance a dozen years ago. Republican leaders who have any interest in retaining their majority status should recognize that a thoroughly neutered GOP is not the ticket.
American Government & the U.S. Presidency
American Government & the U.S. Congress
The American Political System:
Politics & Government in the U.S.A.
Liberalism Versus Conservatism in American Politics
Traditional Conservatism: Questions & Answers
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Christopher G. Adamo is a freelance writer who lives in southeastern Wyoming and works in the field of industrial instrumentation.
He is actively involved in Wyoming's political process, serving as a delegate to successive Wyoming State Republican Conventions
and as a member of the Wyoming State Republican Central Committee. He has assisted Republican candidates for local and state
legislatures and for the United States Congress. His articles, which appear regularly in The Progressive Conservative, U.S.A.,
and on a number of other websites, reflect a major concern with the damage being done to Conservatism and Conservative causes by
the Liberal Leftist faction in the Republican Party as well as by the much larger and more powerful Liberal Leftist faction in the
Democratic Party. During the early and middle 1990s, Adamo was Editor of the Wyoming Christian Coalition's official news organ,
The Wyoming Christian.
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