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A firestorm of protest erupted in the Louisiana blogosphere when it was reported that real conservatives would be excluded from a FOX NEWS presidential debate. Nick Bouterie, the Conservative Cajun himself, was manifestly upset in his most recent post. â€œWhat in the hell is wrong with these morons?â€ he asked. That’s an excellent question Nick, with a complex answer. In short what’s wrong with them is the same thing that’s been wrong with them since the “big government conservatives” (some call them neocons) high jacked our movement.
The culprit that Nick identifies is none other than Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Network. Apparently, Rupert and his pals didn’t care to feature candidates who were against Bush’s disastrous foreign policy, his out-of-control spending, and unfettered illegal immigration. No, the only thing that matters to Rupert and his gang of big- government, big business “conservatives” is continued support for the Iraq War. You know, that military adventure that we were told would “rid Saddam of weapons” that he didn’t have, and bring Democracy to a people who seem to despise it? Yes, that war.
In the post- election analysis on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, self-proclaimed neoconservative Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard (also owned by Rupert Murdoch) had some interesting reactions. The other panelists took jabs at Rudy Guilliani’s ridiculous stance on abortion. In the debate on MSNBC, Rudy said that he would make sure that there were no tax- funded abortions if there he were president.
Bill Kristol, editor of Rupert Murdoch’s The Weekly Standard.
This didn’t mesh with his earlier proclamations as mayor of New York, when he claimed that tax- funded abortions should be available to the poor. The other Fox News panelists noted the ludicrous nature of Rudy’s vacillation- all except for Bill Kristol, that is. No, Bill Kristol claimed that it was the fault of the media. Chris Matthews was the moderator, and he asked ridiculous questions, said Kristol. Matthews may well have been a bad moderator, but that doesn’t excuse Kristol’s brushing the issue aside, which is exactly what he did. Kristol said that he thought all of the Republican front runners did just fine, that they were strong on Iraq, and strong on the War on Terror. Unless I missed something, the erosion of our national sovereignty and our national identity didn’t register on Krstol’s radar.
This is all very much in keeping with Kristol’s previous statements. If you don’t believe me, look at the man’s own words. In a now infamous April 2006 article, Kristol wrote:
Most Republican officeholders know that the political–and moral–cost of turning the GOP into an anti-immigration, Know Nothing party would be very great. It could easily dash Republican hopes of becoming a long-term governing party. How many Republicans will have the courage to stand up and prevent the yahoos from driving the party off a cliff?
Kristol has plainly stated that those who appose Bush’s amnesty plan are “yahoos,” and that THEY are the ones who threaten to drive the Republican party over a cliff. How can that be possible, Mr. Kristol? Bush hasn’t been listening to the “yahoos” you show so much disdain for. No, he’s been going by Kristol’s philosophy of, which calls on America to take on continuously larger and burdensome foreign policy commitments, particularly in the Middle east. And Bush has been ignoring our porous borders and the destruction of American culture by an invasion of third world immigrants. This is the America envisioned by Bill Kristol, Rupert Murdoch, and all of “non-yahoos” who have seized control of the Republican party.
Tell me something, Billy. Is it because of Bush’s immigration stance that some Republicans have now joined the Obama camp? Is it because of the “Yahoos” that Dubya’s approval rating is at 28 percent!?
Is it the fault of us “yahoos” that the national G.O.P. is now obliterated, with near zero chances of beating the Democratic nominee in ’08? Is is the fault of us “yahoos” that long-time Republicans are praying that Hillary doesn’t get the Dem nomination, because if the election were held today and she were the nominee, she’d win?
In short, it’s no small wonder that Fox News has sought to exclude the ant-immigration candidates from the debate. People like Ron Paul and Duncan Hunter are out of touch with Rupert Murdoch’s vision of conservatism as proclaimed on the FOX NEWS NETWORK and in his magazine THE WEEKLY STANDARD. It is a vision of America overrun with illegal aliens which are continuously driving down our standard of living. It is a world of constantly expanding foreign commitments in the international community that seek to bankrupt our country and undermine our sovereignty. If this message doesn’t sound like an electoral winner, well that’s because it isn’t. But it’s the current message of the Bush administration, a message that the top tier Republican candidates are echoing.
Way to go, Mr. Kristol.
By Chad E. Rogers