Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Win One for the Gipper!

Well, we tried. The Reagan Revolution, spawned by America’s brilliant 40th president, received a virtual death blow tonight with the cinching of the Republican nomination by John McCain.

One of Reagan best lines was succinct: “Facts are stubborn things.” And the facts are that John McCain is no conservative.

Remember these Reagan quotes?

"Simple morality dictates that unless and until someone can prove the unborn human is not alive, we must give it the benefit of the doubt and assume it is (alive). And, thus, it should be entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

“Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.”

“Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”

John McCain will not protect embryonic life; is a supporter of the Kyoto treaty and a true believer of ‘greenhouse gases’; and one of two Republican contenders for this year’s nomination who REFUSED to sign a commitment opposing new taxes.

For a little walk down memory lane, read President Reagan’s Farewell Speech.


Scott Weldon said...

Well, Rod, the day has finally come for me to say goodbye to the elephant.

All those fond memories of our College Republican days are but a misty remembrance. The Regan Revolution has sputtered and though I will certainly be glad to fight to return to those days, as long as the GOP is going this direction, my vote will be elsewhere.

Have you taken Dobson's pledge?

Rod said...

Oh, yes I signed the pledge.

Interestingly, many in the Huckabee camp who worked tirelessly against the "Huckabee Can't Win" mantra, now readily embrace the "McCain is better than Hillary/Obama" mantra.

I guess if they could have voted for someone in Nazi Germany who only wanted to kill 1 million Jews (as opposed to Hitler's 6 million) they would have voted for that person.

I could only have supported someone who didn't want to kill any Jews.