Friday, December 10, 2004


1] Continued promotion of an open border policy with Mexico
>> The modern Republican party has not concept of National borders. This iritates me to NO END. How can you have a country with no borders? Bush is selling out to the internationalists on this one. There is virtually no border today and his continued talk of a "Guest-Worker" program has caused illegal crossings from Mexico to increase exponentially over the past 1.5 years. Health care, education, and social service expenses for illegal are bankrupting states like California and Arizona... This doesn't even touch the issue of TERRORISTS sneaking into the country... Seal the borders NOW!

2] The non-opposition/support of the proposed federally mandated Mental Health Screening for all kids
>> What is this about? Republicans are supposed to believe in LESS government interference in our lives. This throws all those rules out the window. I don't want the government or any one else telling me my kid is "ill" and needs to be on Ritalin. Absolute absurdity...

3] The promotion of "school-girl" Condaleeza Rice to Secretary of State
>> Nothing against Condaleeza, but she is not the right person to shoulder this type of role. Anyone can tell she is an intellectual bookworm who definitely has the SMARTS to do the job, but, I believe, lacks the personality and strength needed to represent our country to the world...

4] Continued OVER-SPENDING with respect to the budget - no end in sight
>> Why are Republicans spending like druken sailors? I DO NOT want to see a tax increase, but at the rate we are spending, I don't see how to avoid it at this point. Why aren't any conservatives criticizing the President over this? Let's reign in social services spending and stop the bleeding...

5] Lack of action / movement to thwart "Gay Marriage"
>> I have nothing against same sex people who wish to live in a committed relationship together, but I don't think it should be called MARRIAGE. Bush's solution is to push for an Amendment which I don't think will pass. So, what's left? I refuse to let activist judges redefine MARRIAGE for this country without THE PEOPLE having a say. So what can be done...?

So what do you think? Looks like the President is tacking to the left on almost every issue since the election.... Is the reasoning for this to "heal the wounds" caused by the tough campaign... I don't know, but if the Republicans/Bush keep on this track, the Democrats have an EXCELLENT chance to win in 2006/2008. To win the voters they DIDN'T get this time around, they should position themselves as follows:

A] Come out STRONG on the border issue (much like they did on the outsourcing issue in this election). Talk about improved security and how borders are an integral part of that.

B] Come out strongly AGAINST "Gay Marriage" - but for CIVIL UNIONS. Some gay activists will be upset, but they will appeal better to the Bible Belt moderates.

C] Push hard for a balanced budget and to reign in spending. Become fiscal conservatives.

If the Democrats tack a bit back to RIGHT on the above, I think they'll win 2008 by appealing to those middle of roaders who voted with BUSH this time around.