Friday, June 02, 2006

A good things for politics?!

As I watch the news and the political picture around the country, it seems to me that the major parties are imploding. Here are some excerpts from articles that show just that (I have included an equal number from both sides of the aisle to avoid the wrath of the ACLU (Anti-Christian Liberty Union)):

Democrats Tear Each Other Apart in Calif.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is wounded and vulnerable, and yet the two Democrats vying to unseat him are tearing each other apart in the very nightmare scenario party leaders had feared.
State Treasurer Phil Angelides and Controller Steve Westly are spending millions on attack ads heading into Tuesday's primary, trading accusations of being corrupt, indulging in dirty politics and wanting to raise taxes.
"The script couldn't have been written any better by the Schwarzenegger campaign," said GOP consultant Kevin Spillane. "Whichever Democrat wins is going to be a dirty campaigner and a tax increaser."

Republican Fissures Imperil Bush Agenda

Emerging divisions within the Republican Party represent a greater danger to the president's capacity to govern than low public opinion-poll ratings. The greatest challenge to his authority may come from fiscal conservatives upset by runaway spending on Iraq, Katrina and social programs.

While these difficulties--and the fear that they might imperil the Republican majorities on Capitol Hill in the November 2006 midterm election--have disturbed conservatives, they are not at the core of current intra-Party warfare. Republican operatives have spent years cobbling together an effective governing coalition. Until now, the White House has been adept at playing to this hard core of conservative support. However, events and White House policy choices have recently aggravated three distinct sections of the conservative movement.

Pelosi Move Triggers Revolt

Furious black lawmakers, rallying behind Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.), were pulled back from the brink of open revolt against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in an emergency meeting with her Wednesday evening.The meeting with a handful of CBC members was called after Pelosi wrote the embattled lawmaker, who is at the center of a massive bribery scandal, a curt note requesting his immediate resignation from the powerful Ways and Means Committee.

Cracks in Republican Unity

The Wall Street Journal notes severe cracks in Republican discipline on Capitol Hill: "The budget infighting, the muddled news conference and the floor debate over federal lands can't be ignored: Democrats lost power in 1994 when they kept fighting among themselves, oblivious to their House burning around them. Republicans have ruled since with a remarkable discipline, but are at risk now because of exhaustion, scandals and, critics would say, the rigidity of their ideology and failure to learn from policy failures in a changing world.""The greatest source of division is conservatives' concern about spending, aggravated by the mounting cost of the Iraq war."

So, you see, things are not at all well at home - for either party. Since I am admittedly a member of the VRWC, it troubles me to see this happening on my side of the fence, however I am guardedly optimistic that perhaps these seemingly unfortunate events will lead us to do something we all should have been doing all along, namely


Interesting concept, huh?


Blogger samspapillon shared these words of wisdom...

While I am also a VRWC member I see these things as well, amoung other issues. However with the continuing issues and lack of positions or ideas by the Left Wing Socialist I dont have any fears. Concerns yes, fears no. The conservatives need to return to their core values. President has also strayed from the core with a weak stand on immigration, social programs, and spending as stated before. Returning to the core values by all would greatly improve their unity and ablity to govern.

12:47 AM  
Blogger Jim shared these words of wisdom...

Thanks for the comment, shipmate. If you watch the news it seems like the left has gotten so caught up in Bush-bashing that that is their priority. I really don't see a clear set of ideals or standards from them. Notice how they don't even like to be called liberals anymore?

What happens in the next presidential election, when GWB isn't running and they realize they have put so mush time, energy, and money into trying to discredit him that they no longer have a platform of their own?

8:18 AM  
Blogger samspapillon shared these words of wisdom...

Shhhh. Not so loud. Let them waste time an money that way. If they can't figure it out now, by the time they do all the easy money will be gone. Then they will have to come up with a real idea.

2:43 AM  
Blogger Jim shared these words of wisdom...

OK, I'll be quiet. I wouldn't want to let the cat out of the bag. Speaking of cats -- I saw a tshirt the other day that said --

"I had my cat neutered - Now he's a liberal."

Things that make you go Hmmmmm.

1:40 PM  

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