Good rant by Tom the Redhunter
on why the Republican base is pissed off these days, and how said pissed-off-edness could very well hand the Congress to the leftists this fall. That's somethng I don't want to contemplate, but it could very well happen.
For my money the top three beefs with the Congress and administration are:
1. The War. I'm not against it-- hell, I think it NEEDS to be fought, in Afghanistan or Iraq or wherever we can come to grips with those people-- but I'm not sure the administration is committed to fighting it with the ferocity and ruthlessness it demands. And I'm not sure that they're doing the best job they can in educating and leading the American people about it. (And btw, I LIKE Rumsfeld. He's mean and ruthless. He should be let off his leash.)
2. The Border. (See previous posts.) What part of this issue doesn't get their attention? This is a pressing national security matter, and should be treated accordingly. We have good people on the right side here, like Rep Tom Tancredo, but we need more.
3. The Budget. They're spending too much. We need to force Congress and the President to go cold turkey on the spending front. Where's Newt Gingrich when we need him?
Congressional Republicans are just UA [Marine-speak for "AWOL"] for the most part. Example: What's Rep Tom Davis's (RINO-Va) focus of effort these days? Making sure that Nationals games are televised on area cable networks. Good call, Mr Davis! You're the Man of the Hour!
Beware the protest vote, RNC, or the protest lack-of-vote. It can and will get you.