Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Bill Quick has thoughts on why a Republican loss in 2006 might not be bad for conservatives:

This one is for all you wailing wussies who are terrified that the miserable, dog-useless RINO party might get booted out for a couple of years, and the Demon Democrats take control, thereby assuring the destruction of All that Is Good And Pure.

Let's take a look at what happened in the real world:

In 1992, a man named Bush ran for the White House for the second time. He was pretty much a bumbler, botched the Iraqi war, a full-blown RINO who got so out of touch with his own party he cut his throat by going back on his promise not to raise taxes (couldn't even read his own lips, I guess). And no, don't tell me he lost because of Perot. Perot did equal damage.

Anyway, because a lot of this guy's support never materialized, because he'd disgusted it with his betrayal of the Republican and conservative principles they supported, he lost, and "the best politician of the second half of the 20th century was elected." According to all the Weeping Wilmas, the Republican party was, at that point, almost as doomed as the Republic itself, right?

Well, not exactly. Two years after the political genius' election, the Republicans remembered who they represented, pushed forward a Contract With America that Democrats and the MSM loathed, and swept into power in the House, a majority they hold to this day. By the time the political genius left office in disgrace, the new Administration controlled the House, the Senate, and the White House, and the new President was at least talking like a Republican. For a while. Before his true RINO stripes came back to the fore.

Frankly, we could use a few more "disasters" like that. In other words, I don't think the world comes to an end if we boot out some RINOs who have forgotten the principles they are supposed to represent. If they are replaced by - gasp - Democrats, so what? First, I really do doubt there will be much difference in the way the replacements vote, and second, we just might trigger a new understanding in the Republicans that there are limits to how much their supporters will take.

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