If Hillary and the Democrats are the socialists that conservatives make them out to be, all I can say is get ready for socialism in ’08. President Bush has obliterated the G.O.P. and any hopes or a conservative future. Our “leaders” have betrayed us. If the Republican party is the home for the conservative movement, then the conservative movement is dead, probably for all time.
David Frum put it best in this piece. I encourage you to read the whole thing, but this part stands out:
As we have seen in both the Harriet Miers fight and the Dubai ports deal, this White House’s first instinct when faced with dissent in the ranks is to insult and abuse its strongest supporters. “Sexist”; “elitist”; “registered bigots” were some of the terms cast during the previous fights. Brace yourselves for much, much worse. This is no way to win friends and influence people. And triggering an internecine party conflict on the eve of a difficult and dangerous election is no way to re-elect a damaged incumbent party.
And so ends our movement. Not with a bang, but with the death stroke of a presidential pen if Dubya signs the amnesty legislation.
If that happens, make no mistake: it’s over.
–Chad E. Rogers