Larry Thornberry clues in Sen. John Cornyn
Senator John Cornyn,
Chairman, Committee to Keep Republicans a Pathetic Bunch of Me-Too Irrelevancies
You just don’t get it, do you? Elected national Republicans have been behaving like Democrats-Lite for the past couple of election cycles, and have gotten exactly what this kind of behavior deserves at the polls.
So with ample evidence that a squishy, testosterone-free, I-feel-very-strongly-both-ways approach just won’t do, you still insist on supporting that RINO’s RINO, Charlie Crist. Do you prefer being in the minority? Are you just pining for Arlen Specter and Lincoln Chafee? Do you secretly loathe your own party?
The conservative Florida Republicans I know wouldn’t vote for Charlie Crist for rat-catcher. Any why should they? He stands for nothing that would inconvenience the pell-mell rush to the Left being pushed by the current socialist administration. In the Senate you could count on him to support the other side on major items.
Crist was a booster of President Obama’s toxic “stimulus” package, actually appearing on stage with Obama in Florida to whoop it up. He’s for an economy-crushing carbon cap and trade system. He’s trying to get the Florida Legislature to force Florida utilities to generate an unrealistically high portion of their electric power with the use of “alternative” fuels (i.e., fuels that don’t exist except in the child-like minds of environmentalists). He wants expensive California-style auto emissions standards for Florida cars. He’s pro-abortion. He’s cool with marriage-like arrangements between homosexuals. He recently appointed a liberal Democrat to the Florida Supreme Court.
With Republicans who support stuff like this, what the hell do we need Democrats for? And conversely, what’s the point of having Republicans?
For heaven’s sake, John, You shouldn’t have to read the above list too many times to realize THESE ARE THINGS THAT DEMOCRATS DO. This is not opposition to the Democrat/socialists. This is hire and salary. Instead of supporting Crist for the U.S. Senate, you should be organizing a detail to frog-march him to his local supervisor of elections office, there to oblige him to register as the Democrat he is.
By the way, there’s a real Republican in the Senate race. His name is Marco Rubio, and he’s a former Speaker of the House of the Florida Legislature. He’s young, intelligent, articulate, energetic, and conservative. You could look it up. You should.
The Republican Party is scheduled for extinction if its leaders can’t understand that it will never succeed until it stands for conservative principles in opposition to the Democrats, who are presently punching above their weight because a limp, directionless, Charlie Crist-ridden Republican Party is allowing them to. The future of the Republican Party, if it’s to have one, lies in the hands of the nation’s Marco Rubios, not its Charlie Crists.
So John, give yourself a testosterone booster shot, re-read all of Ronald Reagan’s speeches, and then go out there and do what’s right. Surprise us all and stand for something.
Larry Thornberry – Tampa
PS: If you reject good sense and principle and insist on supporting Crist in 2010, I have a suggestion for a bumper strip you could use in Florida, to wit; “Vote Republican: Our liberals can beat their liberals.”
Larry Thornberry is a writer in Tampa and frequent contributor to Irreverent View. His columns also appear in the American Spectator.