While my primary focus is on Sam Brownback, a certain theme keeps popping up in my thoughts, comments to other blogs and to some extent in my columns here. The three GOP “frontrunners” are not true conservatives; they don’t even qualify as conservative at all. Rather, they are RINOs (Republicans in Name Only).
Apparently One News Now has been reading my mind. Here’s the introductory paragraph to “Folger urges conservatives not to settle for GOP frontrunners” (great title):
Conservative author and talk show host Janet Folger of the group Faith 2 Action believes GOP presidential frontrunners — Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Mitt Romney — are Republicans in name only. Meanwhile, she says GOP presidential candidates who actually agree with the party’s platform are not even being considered by the mainstream press and many conservative leaders.
Read that again. Then read it to your family. Then email everybody you know about it. Shout it to the rooftops. Put up signs about it. Find bumper stickers about it. Whatever you have to do.
This message really needs to get out to conservative voters before they make the wrong choice.
Janet points out that Rudy Giuliani is “completely unacceptable,” that he is pro-abortion and “anti-marriage” (he opposed the Federal Marriage Amendment) and that he supported campaign finance reform which “blacked out free speech.” I’d also add that he’s a gun grabbing authoritarian, a cross-dresser, an adulterer and more, but you get the idea.
As for John McCain, he should be avoided for “leading the ‘gang of 14’ who stood in the way of breaking the judicial filibuster,” and “a guy that voted against the federal marriage amendment [and] who, in his campaign finance reform, literally blacked out free speech, ripped it up.” I would add that he has recently been snubbing conservative gatherings such as CPAC and more recently the Club for Growth’s Annual Winter Conference. But I prefer to ignore “McPain.”
What about Flipper Romney (aka Flip Floppin’ Mitt)? Folger is especially concerned about Flipper “because there’s a lot of people who are running to him because he suddenly and conveniently switched from being an ardent, hardcore pro-abort.” She points out that Mitt Romney goes so far as wanting to use tax dollars to pay for abortion. If that’s not enough for social conservatives, he even “mandated marriage licenses to homosexual couples even after his supposed pro-marriage conversion.” I would add that if you prefer someone who will say anything to get elected, there’s always Hillary Clinton. Think about that.
The final sentence, like the opening paragraph, hits the nail on the head: “Instead of looking at name-only Republican presidential hopefuls such as McCain and Romney, she argues, conservatives need to take a closer look at…Sam Brownback….”
I couldn’t agree more.
Read the whole thing. I think I hit the highlights, but, as always, judge for yourself.