Monday, October 30, 2006

Conservative Pundits Want Conservatives to vote for Republicans

Big news eh? But they seem pretty insistent about it. Check out these articles.
Burt Prelutsky: Vote early and often
Carol Platt Liebau: Election '06 matters to everyone
Doug Wilson: V Squared: Why you must vote and volunteer
And there's a few others that seem to touch on this issue indirectly. The argument is pretty consistent - You should vote because as bad as Republican rule has proven to be, Democrat rule would be even worse.
The truth is, I know an awful lot of conservatives and I don’t know a single one who is so irresponsible, so unconcerned about America’s well-being, that he would sit idly by and allow this catastrophe to take place.

It would be bad enough to allow Democrats for the next two years to determine where and when, or even if, the war on terror will be waged; bad enough to allow them to eliminate Bush’s tax cuts; bad enough to let them decide whether or not to erect a wall along our southern border; bad enough to give them an even bigger say in who gets appointed to federal judgeships. But the worst part is that there’s not only no guarantee that they’d be gone after a single term, but in fact not the slightest chance. There is a reason, after all, that they’re called incumbents, not outcumbents.
Burt Prelutsky, and you can see why he's called an humorist.
We must set aside our anger and frustration and support Republican candidates across our nation. Why the switch from critic to supporter? Because the alternative is much worse. For example, Nancy Pelosi, the would-be Democrat majority leader, is no friend of the taxpayer. In fact, she has voted 19 times against eliminating the death tax. She also voted against the historic welfare reform bill of 1996; against protecting the right to say “one nation under God,” in the Pledge of Allegiance; against banning partial-birth abortions; and against requiring voter identification at polling stations so that we can ensure that only legal citizens cast votes.
This one's from Doug Wilson, who is very keen on preventing voter fraud, as all Republicans are. Because, of course, they want to make it harder for minorities to vote, and being tough on voter fraud accomplishes this important goal, without being as crude as some of their other tactics.
. . . if Democrats are given the power to weaken America’s position in the war on terror, not only will they put all of us in greater jeopardy, but – through a premature retreat from Iraq – they could also undermine the cause for which so many brave American soldiers have died. Next Tuesday, we need to vote as if our lives – and our families’– depended on it.
And this is the money quote, from Carol Platt Liebau. If you don't vote for Republicans you are going to die.

These are not the kinds of articles you want to write at the end of an election cycle. It should be a forgone conclusion that voting for your candidate is the right thing to do. It says a lot about how far the Republicans have fallen that they have to keep hammering this point home.

And then they don't even offer any positive accomplishments, they simply press the "hate Democrats" button a couple of times and call it a day. "Yeah I know our guys are a bunch of losers, but come on. Democrats are far worse." That's not inspiring. We'll have to see if that strategy works.

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