Friday, October 27, 2006

Why even conservatives need a Democratic victory in Congress this year

The Republican majority in congress has to go. (The fact that Republicans exploit my religion for their own political ends does not endear me to them. Quite the reverse). I don't even think it's a liberal versus conservative issue anymore. I think it's a question of what happens when one group of people gets too much power and there is no oversight. If you really think that the government that governs least governs best, then, paradoxically, you want Democrats to win the 2006 congressional election.

9 comments:

exapologist said...

It's hard to disagree with you here. Thanks for saying what needs to be said.

Frank Walton said...

I'm not a big fan of the Republicans anymore. They are definitely guilty of big government... but so are Liberal Democrats! Bush has surely screwed up big government and made it even bigger. However, the Democrats are just as guilty as the Republicans when it comes to using one's religion. I see the Republicans as the lesser of two evils.

Frank Walton said...

But honestly, Mr. Reppert. Would you rather have Nancy Pelosi (a committed "San Francisco" type of Leftist) as the speaker?!

Blue Devil Knight said...

If I were strongly against abortion I'd probably think it was worth keeping the Christian right in office (and make no mistake-Bush is the Christian right. That is the only explanation for his stance on stem cell research...maybe he should have had soldiers harvest ovaries and sperm from all the Iraqi civilians we killed).

I was raised in a strong secular Repuplican tradition, and my family has been like this for a few generations (fiscally conservative and socially fairly liberal: small government all around--stay out of my wallet, my bedroom, my religion, my womb, etc). It is very sad to me that, since I was a little kid in the 1970s, what was an insane wing of the party (the evangelical nutballs...no offense) has gained so much power. It is no longer the same party I grew up with, which makes me sad. I am now a registered independent but think I will not vote for a Republican for many years. Unless Bill Weld or Arnold runs. They are good Republicans.

Anonymous said...

Update on Jim Lazarus' blog:

http://consolatione.blogspot.com/2006/10/brian-sapient-runs-from-debate.html

Jarrod Cochran said...

I just cannot see how the Republican Party - the party that has committed treason with the Valerie Plame incident, lied the country into an unjust war, reduced morality down to two issues: gay marriage and abortion, covered up pedophilia, and supported the use of torture - as the party that seems like the lesser of two evils.

This is also the party that somehow believes that the poor have way too much money while the rich do not have enough.

I can find over 2,000 biblical references that plainly state what God expects us to do for the poor and poverty-stricken. I have yet to find verses that talk about gay marriage.

Victor Reppert said...

The problem is that with a Democratic congress and a Republican in the White House, we won't get anything like socialized medicine passed, but we also won't get the recent detainee act passed either. If you think that the government that governs least governs best, then gridlock, not Republican domination, is the way to get it.

Celal Birader said...

I'm not a big fan of the Republicans anymore. They are definitely guilty of big government... but so are Liberal Democrats! Bush has surely screwed up big government and made it even bigger.

click HERE to see just exactly how big the Republicans have made your government.

You'll be paying for it for the next 100 years if you don't first go bankrupt!

No "tax & spend" Democrat was ever this bad.

Jarrod Cochran said...

In all honesty, this is an issue I severely struggle with. I know that God is not a Republican, nor is he a Democrat; there are things in both parties that I believe God agrees and disagrees with.

However, I have a very hard time voting Republican. This is the political party that supported racism and segregation during the days of Jim Crow and the Civil Rights era - they played on the prejudices of people to gain votes. And even today they work to use their constituent's prejudices to win elections.

In 2004, the issue of gay marriage was a hot topic (and it still is). The Republicans demonized this group of people and blamed them for every problem within our society. The recent Republican campaign ads around the country - especially in Tennessee - have attempted to win votes by playing on racism.

I disagree with abortion, but I also disagree with blatant racism and prejudice. It seems that the Republicans care about the child until he or she is born - and only if they're rich and white.

I could be wrong; but I have yet to be shown evidence in their favor.