Friday, October 27, 2006

Conservative icon says GOP voters might as well stay home

One of the conservative "grandfathers," Richard Viguerie, is putting out the word that conservative voters might just stay home this time. And they included little old me in their mailout. So I'm happy to put the word out for our infighting conservative friends:
“The big-spending, high-deficit, morally-deficient Republican Party hasn’t anything to offer conservatives except Halloween scare tactics about the Democrats. But since the GOP majority in Congress has engaged in an unprecedented spending spree, conservatives know that Democrats cannot be any worse and that divided government may lead to less spending,” Viguerie said.

“And conservatives have learned that, while Republicans sometimes provide significant symbolism on social issues, in truth, many of them have a disdain for values voters,” he added.

“Trying to frighten conservatives by yelling ‘Nancy Pelosi’ and ‘Harry Reid’ won’t work this time. As I mention in the Introduction to Conservatives Betrayed, similar tactics didn’t work in 1948, 1960, 1976, and 1992 either,” he said.
In this instance, let's hope that what he says is true.