Originally created 07/04/05

So-called conservatives are allowing GOP power to slip



For many years the liberal/socialist/kook faction of the Democratic Party, which now owns the party - with collusion from the national news media - held sway over our society. They have brought the country to the brink of ruin.

In 1994, conservatives were finally awakened by U.S. Rep. Newt Gingrich, and from that point we have become more and more dominant in government and the attitudes of the people. The people send those appearing to be conservative to Washington, but once there, those elected on this premise become weak in the knees and wish to get along rather than make hard decisions they were sent there to make.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is one of those, and the word associated with him in my mind is "disappointment." Many of the so-called Republicans behave no differently than their liberal colleagues, and put political self-interest before their country and constituents. Our Republican leadership is weak. We are in the majority, but control nothing.

A case in point is the need for new sources of energy, yet the Republicans in the Senate failed deliberately to include drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the energy legislation. They were afraid of confrontation. That region in Alaska contains vast resources of petroleum, but has been set aside by the Democrats to appease the environmentalists, while the country suffers a fuel shortage.

From judicial appointments to the war against terror, Republicans are outmaneuvered by the Democrats who are adamantly anti-Christian and anti-American, and blame us for everything in an effort to disrupt and tear down our society. Their squawking fills the airways continually.

The public has a short memory, though, and retribution for these things is far down the road, if at all. It will probably not happen, but it should.

Robert Smock

Hephzibah