Friday, November 17, 2006

Michiganistan, Make Room For Floridaistan - Or, Why The Growing Islamization Can Be Traced Directly To The Bush Family

"Faster than you can say "Stalinist show trial," the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on Gov. Bush to fire Mr. Hogan, whose term, as it happened, expired this week. I wish I could report that Mr. Bush, outraged, sent CAIR -- the Hamas-linked group, several of whose associates have been convicted or deported on terrorism-related charges -- packing. But he didn't. He condemned the couple, triggering a chain of condemnations from the state GOP chairman, the Republican gubernatorial candidate (now Gov.-elect Charlie Crist), and, of course, in the local media. The Democratic gubernatorial candidate condemned them, too, and Mr. Crist dropped Mrs. Hogan from his campaign organization, Women for Crist. When CAIR calls, the GOP jumps. "

... hmmmm, and many of you Florida Repubs thought Jeb was a "true" conservative?

11 comments:

allen said...

tiger,

A "conservative Bush" is an oxymoron falling not far behind "Iraqi police".

allen said...

tiger,

Before I forget in my rush to Atlanta, read the Peggy Noonan piece in the WSJ. She apparently shares our high regard for the Bushes as well.

Noonan

Tiger said...

You're correct, Allen - I agree! But, so many "conservatives" still "worship" the Bush family and are pushing Jeb for the presidency.

I'm still trying to wake those guys up - as best I can, anyway.

Oh! Thanks for the Peggy Noonan thread.

whit said...

Good catch, I am going to link it over to the EB.

whit said...

Things are changing as far as George Bush's legacy, particularly with conservatives in the Republican party. This selection of Mel Martinez to head up the RNC is just another example of the Bush priorities.

Well what can you do. "W" was about only choice presented in 1999. Maybe we should have voted for McCain.

Doug said...

Ingraham had some Mel Martinez soundbyte that was an insult to her and about half of the GOP base.
"Harshness First" to go along with W's instant demagoging, race baiting, name-calling, and rude condescension on the "immigration issue."
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Either support his lawlessness and insane Master Plan to supposedly pull a permanent Hispanic based GOP Majority out of his magic bag of tricks, or you suffer the xenophobe, exclusionist, vigilante, and etc label.
Some Conservative.
Some "Leader."
Some Patriot.

Doug said...

His OTHER little Texas Church Lady Sidekick has been cultivating the Muzzies since day one.
Not much press was given right at the begining to the fact that a terrorist was invited to the WH.

whit said...

Tiger:
You are quicker than I am.

You saw George Bush for what he is; a detriment to a conservative Republican party.

In fact, you were hammering the Repubs when I still was focused on the Dems.

Bear with me, sometimes I'm a little slow on the uptake.

Conservatives must "clear and hold" the GOP.

Tiger said...

The great thing about having friends is that when it's your own time to screw up, they'll be there to help you, as well!

I'm very glad I have like-minded people to bounce all this off of!

whit said...

Mea culpa: I am one dense observer of politics. I have must have been sleeping when the GOP was taken over by the machine of the Bush family moderates. Maybe I was too focused on the BDS of the Democrats and became so partisan that I couldn't see that conservatives were being pushed aside in the Republican party. I am sorry that it has taken me so long to understand what was happening.

It became apparent to me during the last gubernatorial election in Florida that the Republican candidates for Governor were simply party hacks. People who seemed to lack any real conservative ideologies but instead were career politicians merely mouthing platitudes to designed to garner votes as they hopped from one elected office to the next. A few yearas ago, when Mel Martinez surfaced as a Senate candidate, I didn't recoqnise him as a hand-picked lightweight whose strings would be pulled by the Bush family. But, with his announcement as the successor to Ken Mehlman as head of the Republican National Committee, the light in my little pea brain went on. I've been so busy thinking about the Muslim takeover in Europe and the coming split in the Democratic party that I completely missed what could eventually result in a rupture of the GOP. Conservatives within the Republican party are in for a "hard slog" in bringing the party back to its conservative values. It may not be possible and with the Bush moderates in control of the GOP purse strings, the near term could be be dismal. To compound the problem, there seems to be a dearth of true Conservative leaders in the party who can lead it out of the wilderness. If none surface, if there are no Reagan Republican leaders out there, I can see four parties developing in the next 10 to 15 years. A hard left party, a moderate Democratic party, a moderate Republican party and what could be my future home, a conservative party. Multiple parties force coalitions and the ruling coalition could be between the moderates. The middle of the road crowd who, believing strongly in nothing fall for anything.

whit said...

From the Noonan link:
What is the first thing men do when they're drowning? They save themselves. With the waters rising on every side the president will attempt to re-enact his first and most personally satisfying political success when, as governor of Texas, he won plaudits and popularity for working hand in glove with Democrats. He accepted many Democratic assumptions--he shared them, it wasn't hard.

The White House's reaction to the recent election was, essentially, Now we can get our immigration bill through with the Democrats. That was a clue. I suspect the president will over the next two years do to Republicans what he did to Donald Rumsfeld: over the side, under the bus and off the sled.

He doesn't need them. They're not popular. They're not where the action is. He'll work closely with Democrats, gain in time new and admiring press--"Bush has grown," etc.

This is the path he will take to build his popularity and create a new legacy. If the Democrats let him. It would be in their interests, so I think maybe they will.