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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

House Cleaning - A Lame Duck President

Going to bed knowing Nancy Pelosi, one of the most liberal politicians in the Congressional, would be Speaker of the House was no comfort. Watching the Senate Republicans in battleground states go down in flames was unnerving.
Setting the stage for Hillary Clinton may be the final straw handed to real conservatives and a voting constituency who sent a message to George Bush, and dozens of so-called "Conservatives" who spent like drunken liberals, earned the moniker, "Culture of Corrruption" and allowed their power to blind them of reality.
It was fitting that Tom Delay's former House seat went to a Democrat and was announced on FoxNews as the gain that pushed Democrats over the top in their quest for power.
No, it didn't have to be this way. President Bush never used his veto pen, never worked to stop the fiscal spending and never became vocal about the corruption in his own party. Bush and Republicans allowed Social Security reform to die on the vine and never adequately stood up for change.
Iraq is a mess and it's easy to see the clerics are in power, the Iraqi government is out of control and corrupt, and the Iraqi Prime Minister feels free to thumb his nose at America on national television.
The borders are not secure and Republican failure to work with each other was another reason change occurred. Arrogants and power ruled while solving the border problem became a family quarrel.
Were lessons learned? Only time will tell but the real blogging will begin in earnest immediately. Examining issues and candidates thoroughly in the next two years will be a dominate theme here. We will also watch the events in Congress and decide how "conservative" some of the so-called "Blue Dog Democrats" really are.
These so-called Conservative and moderate Democrats have already changed their position on Nancy Pelosi claiming they will, in fact, vote for her to become House Speaker. This isn't what they told their constituency while asking for support and votes.
We welcome Conservatives of any stripe into Congress with open arms and high hopes. However, we remain wary of anyone professes Conservative values in public while voting with the status quo in the beltway.
In reality it's time to grab your wallet and hope the President gets busy with his veto pen rejecting any spending bills earmarked to death with needless pork. It's time to regroup and find new leadership at the Pentagon or at the very least demand a military solution to the militias and sectarian violence in Iraq.
Finally, it's not the economy stupid. Tax cuts should remain as the engine fuel to the vibrant economy which is steadfast in creating jobs, business investment and low interest rates. Don't fix it if it ain't broke! President Bush will have to stand up to the new Congress and not compromise with the fox now in charge of the chicken coup called Congress.
The Liberal's foaming at the mouth has begun in earnest and it's up to remaining Republicans to check their Conservative credentials and begin acting with Conservative values, both fiscal and moral.
In the end Republicans handed over power by being irresponsible and untrue to Conservative positions. It's time for anyone claiming to be Conservative to openly say what you mean and mean what you say.

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Blogger Beach Girl said...

Walrus, yes, Republican conservatives tried to out-liberal the liberals and that is not why we returned them to Congress earlier. The Blue Dog Republicans will be every bit if not more liberal than their Senior Lib colleagues. They brought renewed meaning to the term Lip Service in their campaigns. This was an election to get into power, not to stand on campaign issues.

Like your goal now for the next two years. Keep the keys pounding, thundering like Rolling Thunder in DC on the Sunday before Memorial Day.

11/09/2006 06:10:00 AM  
Blogger Liberally Conservative said...

Hear! Hear!

11/09/2006 08:46:00 AM  

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