Sunday, November 05, 2006

Why A Vote for the GOP Matters

For weeks, commentators have speculated that significant numbers of conservatives, alienated by over-spending, the Iraq War, and other perceived GOP disappointments, will stay home on Election Day, giving one or both Houses of Congress to Democrats. But for those who care about reforming the Supreme Court, sitting this one out may soon look like a mistake of historic proportions.

For the past several weeks, there has been a rumor circulating among high-level officials in Washington, D.C., that a member of the U.S. Supreme Court has received grave medical news and will announce his or her retirement by year’s end.
Want to read more? Click the title. Hat tip: Old Soldier

How many more reasons do you need? Eight? Ten? Thirteen? For my thoughts regarding the "mad-as-hell angry conservative all-or-nothing-party-purist voters" who plan to sit on their hands this Election to "get back" at the GOP for not giving them everything they want, go to Gayle's comment stream in this post (just shield your eyes from the Nancy Pelosi photo)...actually, just click here, as it's about where the debate begins...unless you feel inclined to scroll through and read all 159 comments; or see excerpts in a subsequent post.

Also, check out this interesting exchange between Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt. Hewitt has been my guru in making the case for why party purists ruin movements. So it's interesting to read him argue the other side of the debate in the case of Senator Chafee. I suppose there will always be exceptions to rules.

Gayle also blogged on why one of her Democrat commenters will be crossing party lines this Tuesday.

While I have your attention, check out more photos of our military enlisted, terrorizing Iraqi children. Those photos are just quite...appalling.

And of course the big news this morning is Saddam.

11/05/06 UPDATE: For some reason, I recalled this post by Curt, months ago: The Mad as Hell Conservatives. (Check out the comments by "George", who typifies the Michael Savage anger and pessimism).


Blogger Mike's America said...

I don't know what more we can say to convince anyone who isn't excited about voting this year why it is so very important.

And I find it rather galling that some of the people who are threatening to sit this one out because they didn't get 100% of what they want have never done anything to contribute, volunteer or work for candidates. All they do is complain.

I've been warning for over a year now that the Democrats were actively trying to exploit and expand cracks along the fringes of the GOP conservative base. In part, they have been succesful in doing so.

We may lose Senator DeWine in Ohio because of his participation in the "gang of 14" which defused the Frist "nuclear option" to end filibustering of judicial nominees.

But we're going to get in his place Sherrod Brown, who is so very liberal that a filibusters will be routine if Democrats do not have the votes outright to block a judicial nominee.

And Brown will also vote against ALL legislation important to conservatives.

Sunday, November 05, 2006 8:47:00 AM  
Blogger lilfeathers2000 said...

Have A God Blessed Week!!!!

Sunday, November 05, 2006 10:45:00 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Mike's right about people threatening to sit this one out because they didn't get 100% of what they want, as you know, since you and he both worked your butts off trying to convince someone of this on my post. Kudos to the both of you for your superhuman efforts! Regardless of whether or not that person conceded, I do believe you did make a dent. A dent is a beginning. :)

Thanks for the link, Wordsmith. I appreciate it. The post I have up now lists 100 reasons why one should vote Republican. I doubt anyone will bother to read the entire post, but all the reasons are valid. It was originally 97 reasons, but what you blogged about here is one of the reasons, Roxie sent another, and the title of the post is the last one.

We've done our best. Our best is all anyone can do. Now we wait, and we hope the American people are far smarter than Democrats think they are. Remember one thing: Democrats, especially those in Washington D.C. believe that you, Mike, all the conservative bloggers we visit, and myself included, are dumber than rocks and they are wrong. They are always wrong!

Sunday, November 05, 2006 5:15:00 PM  
Blogger Skye said...

Remember folks, there usually is a huge media build up giving absolute victory to the Dems. We have been here before - remember the early poll returns on Nov 2, 2004 gave the presidency to Kerry (shudder). Well, we all know how that turned out!

I have confidence in the intelligence of the American voter and have a strong hope for a Republican victory this Tuesday!

Sunday, November 05, 2006 7:51:00 PM  
Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

Keep shoutin till the last minute Word! vote vote!

Sunday, November 05, 2006 8:06:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I find it rather galling that some of the people who are threatening to sit this one out because they didn't get 100% of what they want

Majority matters. I don't know what's so hard to get about voting for the person (Republican) who votes with Republicans 60% of the time over the person (Democrat) who may only vote with the issues Republicans stand for, 10% of the time. If those are your two choices, you MAKE A CHOICE.

To requote Amy Proctor: "Elections are for voting for your party, primaries are for teaching lessons."

In the primaries, it is also important to choose a candidate who is electable in the general.

Monday, November 06, 2006 7:20:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Regardless of whether or not that person conceded, I do believe you did make a dent.

I think he did soften his position, without admitting it toward the end.

lilfeathers, thanks for the visit. At first, I didn't know what to make of you, and thought you were a random, drive-by commenter just blogsurfing. But I visited your blog. I'd link you, but I haven't quite figured out where you fit on my sidebar yet.

skye, I am nervously optimistic.

Angel, I am shouting!

Monday, November 06, 2006 7:24:00 AM  

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