Sunday, May 21, 2006

Fall House/Senate-Cleaning Time

It is way past time for the voting public to reconsider "conservative" and "liberal" labels, and their alignment with the Democrat or Republican parties.

It is way past time to reward those who act on the principles you hold dear, and to give the boot to those who promise but don't try to deliver.

Let's face it, there is no such thing as a "compassionate conservative" as Dubya styled himself in 2000. And his base is at last taking off the rose-colored glasses and facing the fact that he "talked like a conservative to win our votes but never governed like a conservative."

That's a start.

The recent glut of ear-mark spending, and the energy, port-border security, and illegal alien debates, have ripped the scab off of the conservative veneer of the Bush administration. Left exposed is a rancid bought and sold government of business, religious and oil interests... and new-found Democrat-legislator friends eager for their share.

As Mark Helprin points out in his Washington Post editorial today, "the essence of the illegal-immigrant question, muddled though it may be by sophistry and peripheral claims, is the importation of labor."

With the Bush administration, nothing is as presented. Scratch just beneath his "initiatives" and you'll find the big three benefiting.

We are not longer a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.... but a government of the ignored, by the corrupt politicians, and for the special interests.

But we, the great ignored, can change that in November with a big-broom House/Senate-cleaning.

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