Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New vs Old Republican Party

Far from me to give advice to Republicans but here is my view. The Republican party of today does not represent the Republican party of yesterday - at least since the implementation of the "Southern Strategy". Here is a statement from one of the new Republicans:
Jim Nuzzo, a White House aide to the first President Bush, dismissed Mrs Palin's critics as "cocktail party conservatives" who "give aid and comfort to the enemy".

He told The Sunday Telegraph: "There's going to be a bloodbath. A lot of people are going to be excommunicated. David Brooks and David Frum and Peggy Noonan are dead people in the Republican Party. The litmus test will be: where did you stand on Palin?"

The old Republican party of Goldwater stood for fiscal restraint, small government, low taxes, a strong military and capitalism. It seems the most powerful of todays Republicans stand for....well, I'm not really sure what they stand for anymore ....God, guns, dinosaurs and fear? Divisiveness? Anti-science, anti-rationalism? Whatever they stand for, it is not what Republicans used to stand for. And, after this election is over, it appears that even more Republicans of yore are going to be thrown under the bus. That is alright with me. I hope Sarah Palin becomes a rising star in the new Republican party. The party of dinosaurs. (The above picture is perfect for the new Republicans as it includes a human walking among the disosaurs....what, about 6000 years ago?)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Theocons-Palin, Bachmann, Huckabee
Neocons-Bush, SonofaBush, McCain
Paleocons-Paul(Ron), Buchanan, Novak

It's all one big con job on America.