Rep. Joe Baca, D-Calif, second from left, speaks during a news conference on immigration, Wednesday, June 27, 2007, on Capitol Hill in Washington. With Baca, from left are, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and Rep. Luis Guiterrez, D-Ill.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The legend has it as Rome burned Nero fiddled. I guest that’s how some leaders relieved stress at the end of their rule. While the fiddle had not been invented yet and whether Nero sang the “Sack of Ilium” or played the lyre instead of playing the fiddle, if what Nero did is in question what is not in question is the Great fire of Rome.
Which brings me to my point, whether you believe Bush lied, spied or denied one thing is not in question is the Great spilt of the Republican Party and who’s responsible for it.
Republicans have suffered a mismanaged war, a mismanaged Presidential administration and now the greatest mistimed event ever before a Presidential election, a fight over amnesty for illegals that has absolutely split the Party and sent some Republican voters into the ranks of the Independents.
I have been warning everyone who would listen that if the President didn’t drop this divisive measure, of selling citizenship to Mexican nationals who illegally broke into this country, he would soon be attacked on his flank by Democrats with attacks on the war in Iraq and other attacks against his administration. In additional I warned that with the on coming onslaught that the Democrats were planning the President needed all of the support he could muster for the war and the remaining days of his Presidency.
I also attempted to give alert that after the lost of control of the Senate and the House in 2006 that what Republicans need is a united effort to win in 2008 and 2010 not the lose, lose fight about Amnesty which the Democrats will manipulate in their favor anyway no matter what Republicans do.
I pointed out that if the President weakened his support and weaken the Republican Party with this illegal alien divisiveness, things would be bad for Republicans. I don’t enjoy saying I told you so but…
This has got to be the most shortsighted self-indulgent political blunder of recent times President Bush. You put your wishes above the good of the Country and the Republican Party with this amnesty fight.
Finally, Republicans will have to take their own political destiny into their own hands by casting aside an ever increasing irrelevant lame duck President to concentrate on uniting the Republican Party.
First Republicans need to select leadership to coordinate a purging of ranks of RINOs; compassionate, moderate, and liberals or any Democrat placating Republicans.
Republicans need political fighters opposite to the go along to get along Trent Lott, Lindsey Graham, Arlen Spector, and Mitch McConnell type of weak archaic leader that they presently have.
Democrats have declared war on Conservativism and the Republican Party so it is important that anyone who is not ready or willing to fight for the ideas of Conservativism should be challenged in primaries with Republicans that will do the fighting that RINOs won’t do!
Today’s vote on cloture regarding the Kennedy-Bush immigration bill is a landmark vote for the Republican Party. Will Republicans stand and fight or will Republicans cut and run from the will of the electorate and give in to forces that are using the government and people to enrich themselves.
Republicans need to vote no to cloture and start repairing the damage that the President’s ill fated effort to legalize illegality has caused to Party cohesion. As well Republicans need to move forward from the shadows of failed and archaic Congressional, Marquis of Queensbury Rules, leadership and elect new leaders willing to mix it up with the Pelosis, Reids, Schumers, Murthas, Leahys, Waxmans, and the Levins of the Democrat Party.
Republicans can no longer save President Bush from himself so let him fiddle while the rest of us clean up the devastation and work put this party back together.
For the next 18 months President Bush will be catching hell every way that Democrats can throw it at him. It’s already started will the subpoenas of the Whitehouse and the Vice President. And believe me you haven’t seen nothing yet!
Bush’s up coming fight with the Democrats will provide the cover needed for Republicans to organize. The alternative is the end of Conservatism, which I believe, its end has been greatly exaggerated.
The only end Conservatives want to see now is the end of the Bush Presidency and the successful election of a Conservative President and Congress.
With Congressional Democrats’ approval rating at 14%, an all time low, there is hope that Republicans may get a chance to defeat Senator Clinton and win the White house.
That will only be possible by a united Republican Party that is united around Conservative ideas. A Party that is willing to fight for those ideas otherwise Conservatives will once again watch a united Democrat party win everything.
No on cloture, no on amnesty and no to Hillary these are a good points to start unifying around otherwise Republicans will remain out of power fiddling while America is destroyed by liberalism.