Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Should Conservatives vote in the November Elections?

My opinion is, no they should not. But given I don't like what Conservatives want to do for America, you have to take that with a grain of salt.

On the other hand I'm pretty enthusiastic that Republicans feel that this is an issue worth discussing at all. One would hope you would take it for granted. But apparently not.
Note to evangelicals: it will be harder to get your agenda passed by exercising a strategy that allows political friends to be defeated for reelection. Then you’re left with an uncooperative and unpopular president, minorities in Congress, and no friends in those minorities.

On a macro-level, Republicans are already in danger of losing their majorities, but dismal turnout by base Republicans will make Democratic takeovers near-certainties. Then, conservative evangelicals would have no hope of getting their issues passed and would be lucky to get a meeting with the new majority, let alone private nurturing.
That's from Nathen Gonzales's latest article. Let me take a moment and marvel at the subtext behind the phrase "private nurturing."
There are many now arguing that even if we had to endure two years of Speaker Pelosi or Majority Leader Reid, it would pay off in the long run, perhaps as the first two years of the Clinton administration resulted in the 1994 Republican landslide. Well, this is not 1994. Even two years of control of one branch of the government could do irreparable harm at a time when the outcome of the mission in Iraq and the status of judicial appointments is at such a delicate and critical point.
From Lorie Byrds latest article.

I'm struck by the plaintive tone in these two articles; these people are genuinely worried that their base is going to screw them in November.

Can't say that bothers me all that much.

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