Republicans Play Hardball (For Once)

Three cheers for Rep. John Shadegg who called Dennis Kucinich’s bluff and forced the Democrats to debate Kucinich’s resolution calling for Vice President Dick Cheney’s impeachment. Lesson: whenever these guys want to play the fools, let them.

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GOP Can Learn From….Louisiana?

Hard to believe, but it’s true. This southern state that is famous for it’s socialist/incompetent politicians may be leading the way for conservatives in the post-Katrina era. Bobby Jindal is a rising star in the Republican Party and has shown us how a campaign should be run. What happened in Louisiana and Mississippi via Hurricane Katrina was horrible, but it may have finally awakened a populous that has turned a blind-eye to corruption for over a century. (Hat tip: Lucianne)

Far Right Ready To Surrender

AJStrata is spot on in his blistering criticism of the Far Right of the Republican base.

It just emphasizes the fact the far right is not in the mood to govern, it is looking for purity. They can no longer pretend they are not the ones destroying the GOP coalition. The have now openly stated they will take their marbles and go home if Giuliani is nominated, even though he is supported by a VAST majority of the conservative voting block (GOP and Independents like me).

And libertarians like me. A big issue with the Far Right is abortion…they want it banned. Okay, so if that’s what you really want, then you work toward that goal. You may have to work over several generations to get it accomplished, but you work on it step by step. So when given a choice between a probable candidate that supports abortion on demand (Hillary) and a probably candidate that is for keeping abortion legal but supports programs that limit the number of abortions performed (Giuliani), their choice is to either stay home or support a “3rd party” candidate, either way assuring the former candidate victory and probably a few Supreme Court picks.

How stupid can they be?

McCain Wins Endorsements

Some of the old (very old) guard of the Republican Party have written an open letter endorsing John McCain for president. Few surprises: Henry Kissinger, Al Haig, Lawrence Eagleburger…guys that naturally prefer a Washington insider. I’m a little surprised by George Shultz’s endorsement. I thought he was more libertarian than that. (Hat tip: Hot Air)

Conservatives Still Have Hope

James Lewis over at The American Thinker has a immigration plan that would boost conservatives and President Bush: Withdraw the current bill and submit a Border Fence Appropriation Bill that the Democrats will be forced to vote down and label themselves as open-border maniacs (for those that don’t see it already). Too bad it’ll never happen.

Right now, the best we can hope for is that the GOP amendment being worked on by Lindsey Grahamnesty in an effort to appease conservatives against the bill will be so odious to the Left that they vote it down.