They didn’t deliver on what they promised to the Conservatives who voted them in in the first place. Compromising on your convictions doesn’t make voters want to run out to the polls and vote for you. The old 2 out of 3 ain’t bad doesn’t always cut it in politics. Selling out one third of the time doesn’t go over big with true Conservatives. Unfortunately, there are too many RHINO’S (Republicans in name only) who play the liberal’s game of saying and doing whatever they think will get them elected. John McCain basically falls into the latter category. He’s the Conservative Clinton. He’ll tell you what he thinks you want to hear. Who knows what he will actually do?
If you can’t get your own people out to the polls you aren’t going to win. Turnout is everything when you’ve got about 40% of the population voting in an election. Why put all your efforts trying to get votes from people who get their news from Letterman or Leno? If someone is going to vote based on what their favorite entertainer tells them on the Oprah show why compromise your principles trying to get their acceptance? They aren’t paying attention to you. They’ve been told who to vote for and don’t want to hear the facts and think for themselves anyway.
One of the strengths of Conservatives is national defense. We’ve got Iran, North Korea, China and Russia who are making fools out of America on a daily basis. We’ve encouraged Israel to show restraint that has only further hurt their security. Our borders aren’t secure, which is a security threat, not to mention an ongoing drain on the economy. Americans support a strong defense when they know what the threats are and when they are dealt with accordingly. It’s incredible how they’ve been unable to get the facts out and have seemed to ignore them themselves. Despite what President Bush has said in the past, it seems more and more that we do seek a permission slip from the U.N. to defend ourselves.
Voters show time and time again that traditional marriage is big amongst a huge majority of Americans. Why is this always an issue on the back burner? Those who are against traditional marriage know who to vote for. Those who are for it don’t seem to have the same confidence. There are a host of other issues that just haven’t been tackled with the kind of enthusiasm that makes Conservative voters themselves enthused. It’s still better than the alternative, but not enough to drive out that 1% extra that was needed in this last election. That is basically what this election was lost by. There were a lot of races that were decided by less than 1%. This wasn’t the overwhelming landslide that it is being portrayed as. In seats it was a big shift, but we’re talking a tiny majority that decided a lot of those seats. Republicans don’t need to be more like liberals to win elections, they need to be more like Conservatives.
Even the politicians who do the right thing don’t seem to know how to get the message out on what they believe or have done. They spend their time constantly defending themselves from attacks from liberals. You’ve got to be enough of a "politician" to get your accomplishments or beliefs noticed. The liberals are able to turn a lie into the truth by repeating the same thing over and over again. It really does work. Why then isn’t a Conservative able to repeat the facts enough to make the truth believable? But that’s a lesson for another time…
“I feel liberated. I’m just going to tell you as plainly as I can why. I no longer am going to have to carry the water for people who I don’t think deserve having their water carried. Now, you might say, well, why have you been doing it? Because the stakes are high. Even though the Republican Party let us down, to me they represent a far better future for my beliefs and therefore the country’s than the Democrat Party and liberalism does.”
— Rush Limbaugh 11/08/06