"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Snowe is the only person I listed whose conservative credentials can even be called into question, so of course, that's where y'all are going to focus.
How about Tancredo? He's about sixty MILLION times more credible than Palin. So is Fred Thompson, for that matter. Oline Walker has been an outstanding governor.
How about John Huntsman? He would be better than Palin.
What issues do you now believe should be held up as the litmus test for "real" (tm) REpublicans?
Abortion? Gay Rights?
A woman who is a hawkish fiscal conservative IS in fact conservative. It could be argued that her positions on abortion and gay marriage are in fact libertarian (keeping government out of the people's personal lives).
Do you remember when conservative meant "supporter of small government and u.S. interests around the world"?