Monday, February 06, 2006

Look Into The Party

The Arizona Republic has a great article on the "state of the GOP" , as well as John McCains presidential visit to Florida. In another seconding speech, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan said, "Friends, we are in trouble.""If you come from a red state or a safe seat, you probably don't see it yet," Ryan added. "But if you come from a blue state and a tough district, that moment is here. Don't take my word for it."


At 2/06/2006 12:21:00 PM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...


Any word on the "big weekend RPV meeting"?

At 2/06/2006 01:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is an article in today's WAPO that goes into detail about the mid-term elections.

They don't go as far as to say that the GOP will loose the majority, but they clearly focus on the tides turning.

Here is the Article.

A heads-up to conservative Republican's - Santorum is trailing by double digits in PA.

At 2/06/2006 01:44:00 PM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

I wish I could go to PA and vote for Santorum. He's a great Senator and much better than one Senior Senator form VA I can think of.

At 2/06/2006 01:52:00 PM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

One follow-up re Santorum: Friends of mine in PA tell me Santorum is in trouble not because of his stances on issues, but because of his support a few years ago for Sen. Arlen Specter over a conservative primary opponent. Given some of the things Specter has been doing over the years to stab fellow Republicans in the back, I have to say I understand their sentiment. It's not enough for me to turn on Santorum because he has been a great Senator, but it is ironic that he is being hurt because of his support for a fellow republican incumbant. I wonder, is Specter publicly supporting Santorum with vigor?

At 2/06/2006 02:07:00 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said...

Santorum is in trouble b/c hes a conservative in a dem state. The only reason he was elected was his pro-life stance.
The dems are running a pro-lifer so they will crush him.
I love Santorum, but he doesnt stand a chance, unless all the pro-choicers dont vote. Fat chance of that happening.

At 2/06/2006 02:16:00 PM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

If the challenger (I think it's Casey's son isn't it?) is truely pro-life, then wouldn't these pro-choicers be voting for someone who is to them "out to kill women in back-alleys"? It might be an interesting dynamic in the election. Of course it would explain alot of polling data.

At 2/06/2006 03:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Santorum is in trouble because he is perceived to have abandoned his conservative base, starting with his support of moderate Specter over Toomey, and then with a series of increasingly odd decisions (I'm relaying perception not my personal views).

For example, trying to deny internet access to weather information that would compete with private providers, supporting Don Imus in his mercury-causes-autism crusade, and an attack on dog breeders (seriously).

Coupled with the democrats choosing to run a person who most of them would fight to the death if he was a republican (casey) Santorum looks vunerable in a blue state with a democrat governor which went to the democrats in the last two presidential primaries.

It is hard for a conservative to win in a blue state if the conservatives don't like him anymore.

Meanwhile, Shadegg (who's supporters would likely be called "type B" people) ran on a simple message. We have to stop looking like democrats, and live up to our own principles. That is the message from this meeting, that nationally republicans are in trouble because they forgot what republicans stand for.

At 2/06/2006 03:46:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Not true.

I have a friend who went up to Penn to be his 2nd Media person, and supporting Spector over Toomey is most certainly not what is doing him in.

Whats doing him in in Penn is his extreme stances on abortion, and some of the things he has written and done, which do not fit his state.

At 2/06/2006 04:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not true. I am in direct contact with conservatives in PA and they all say it is because he is turning into a squishy.

At 2/06/2006 04:09:00 PM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

"extreme stances on abortion, and some of the things he has written and done, which do not fit his state"

TC, can you enlighten us on this?

At 2/06/2006 04:11:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

thread to come, thread to come

At 2/06/2006 04:11:00 PM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

Oh and TC, you didn't answer my question about this past weekend's RPV meeting. Is there a thread to come??

At 2/06/2006 11:38:00 PM, Anonymous NOVA Scout said...

Santorum a "Squish"? That tells you a lot about the quality of thought that gets applied to politics in this country.


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