So What's Up With These Guys?

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Grover Norquist is out raising money for Arlen Specter. What's up with that? In fairness, I can tend to understand. While Snarlin' Arlen is not, in fact, a champion of the right under the usual circumstances, he's been one hell of trench fighter for us these past couple of years.

More troubling is news today that Dave Keene of the American Conservative Union has endorsed Chris Hackett's opponent. I find it hard to believe that a real conservative activist could do that. Hackett's opponent is a part of the Pennsylvania GOP establishment that has been anything but conservative. The guy is a huge porker and squishy on immigration, along with a host of other issues.

I would remind our readers that we can take back PA-10. But we need Chris Hackett in order to take it back. How about telling Dave Keene he chose poorly by contributing to Chris Hackett.

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I don't mind Norquist raising money for Arlen Specter. I have a lot more trouble with him being a sympathizer for radical islam:

"I ain't never votin' fo another Democrat so long as I can draw breath! I'll vote for a dog first!" - Leola Thomas

He'll be 80 in 2010.

"No compromise with the main purpose, no peace till victory, no pact with unrepentant wrong." - Winston Churchill

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
-Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4, 1777

That's been obvious for a really long time.

Given the debacle that was Rick Santorum's re-election in 2006, I'm not going to be too upset he's running again.

He's not really all that old. Stephens, Byrd, and Lautenberg are all older then him, not to mention people who only retired recently, like Friz Hollings, Strom Thurmond, etc.

"I ain't never votin' fo another Democrat so long as I can draw breath! I'll vote for a dog first!" - Leola Thomas

...It's a battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party.

And a lot of the people, and I mean *a lot* of the people, that many of us used to consider allies, that used (and still are) a part of the Republican Party establishment, are no longer our allies.

I think it's been a slow realization, but many of us are starting to realize that a "bottom-up" revolution in the GOP is needed. And that means many of these guys that we used to look for guidance can no longer be looked to any longer.

So, it's time to ignore them.

We all need to do what we need to do to get this Party on track. Give money who you know is right on the issues. Listen to those people you know you can trust.

And plan to move these guys out of positions of power in the Party in a few years. It's time for new leadership...

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There's been some serious moving of the goalposts lately as to what's considered conservative anymore. I mean, heck, at the rate they're going, they'll be calling me a conservative in a few years, and I consider myself, on balance, a liberal (a classical liberal, but still...).

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