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Specter and Collins Channel Lenin

May 2, 2009

“A lie told often enough becomes truth.” – Vladimir Lenin

And so it goes that we’ve listened to Arlen Specter, most of the mainstream media, and now Susan Collins do their darnedest to repeat the mantra that Republicans have shifted dextrally. We heard Specter the Defector say earlier this week. “Since my election in 1980, as part of the Reagan Big Tent, the Republican Party has moved far to the right.”  We then listened to Susan Collins (RINO-Maine) this morning claim, “The Republican Party has been most successful when it has adopted the big tent approach that was favored by Ronald Reagan, by Gerald Ford.”  It sounds as if they’re reading from the same script, doesn’t it?  It must be true.

Hogwash and horse feathers!  We shouldn’t delude ourselves into believing that the Republican party has moved right, nor that it is less inclusive than the other guys.  Let’s go to the Gipper himself, shall we?

  • Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
  • Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.
  • Man is not free unless government is limited.
  • Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15.
  • The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.

So I ask, would Ronald Reagan have signed “No Child Left Behind,” the US government’s further unconstitutional intrusion into education?  How about Bush’s Medicare prescription drug plan?  Who believes Ronald Reagan would have thought the federal government had a right to bail out banks and auto manufacturers?  George Bush and many so-called Republicans sponsored all of these fiascoes.  The party has NOT moved right, it’s moved left — and that’s why it’s lost ground.  When there’s no difference between a Democratic leftist and a Republican leftist, why bother voting for the Republican?  After all, the Democrats have much more experience  at socialism — they started with Wilson and FDR.

Big tent?  Ask Bob Casey (the elder, were he able to respond) if a pro-life Democrat is welcome on their big stage.  What’s the Democratic party analog to Log Cabin Republicans?

Lenin would be proud that American politicians have so mindfully bought into his philosophies.  And they’re on his side, too.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. moose permalink
    May 4, 2009 7:47 am

    Listening to Spector and his media minions have only stregthened my resolve as a conservative. I don’t need to move to the middle and neither does the Republican party! The perspective of this article clearly states that the, so called, republicans have already moved to the center i.e. Bush’s idiotic spending policies along with his pal McCain. We need to get back to our core conservatism; smaller government, less taxes, and free markets. My only hope is that Pennsylvania leads the way to show the rest of the country what a fraud Spector is by electing Pat Toomey. That would certainly stun the left.

    • May 5, 2009 9:36 pm

      I agree that Republicans have moved left — but conservatives haven’t. This is exactly why Specter made his skin-saving move. However, Pennsylvania is trending leftward, generally because so many in the larger cities see that they can get more handouts from democrats rather than have to be self-reliant and productive under Republicans. I’m not totally convinces Toomey can carry enough of the middle of the state to offset the cities. Then again, 67% Democrat-registered Beaver County voted in three Republicans the last election because they were tired of Democratic-party arrogance. How else would one explain Specter’s assumption that he’ll still carry the Democratic vote other than to label it arrogance?

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