Posted by Charity on April 4th, 2007
It’s about principles, you idiots. Say it. Do it. And believe it. And as George Bush has tragically shown, people will actually vote for that kind of consistency. Moreover, voters will NOT vote for a crew that says they want to solve health care and then won’t even introduce legislation to address it; that says they believe Bush has trashed the Constitution and committed high crimes and misdemeanors against the people but won’t allow impeachment resolutions to even have a vote (Thanks, Gaye); that talk about high school taxes but throw a party when they get so much as a hint that they can “go slow” on the issue; that talks a tough game at election time about stopping the war but then vote to give the same president they’ve called a criminal more than $120 billion to just carry on.
I clipped this from Snarky Boy (see blogroll) the other day, but never got around to blogging it. This clipmarks thing is very cool.
This snippet reminded me of something I heard on some TV news talk show that I don’t know the name of, said by someone who I also don’t know the name of. That was helpful, huh?
What was said was that Republicans tend to vote for someone who stands firmly on principles – even when they don’t agree with the principles – rather than vote for someone who changes with the political winds.
Interesting, I thought.
Last election, there was a lot of unrest on the right. Many right-wing commentators, this blogger included, were disillusioned with the GOP because they failed to stick to their principles.
There is little doubt in my mind that the Democrats will do (are doing) the same thing. I wonder who people will vote for then.
Perhaps the GOP rebirth is closer than we think.