NeoCons War with GOP Moderates

There was a time when the so called GOP Moderates of the Party had influence with respect to the direction of the nation. Those days are gone. The Party seems to have lost their way, in their attempt to please the extreme Right Wing of the base. Apparently, those straddling the middle are expendable for those whose quest to rule the world takes precedence.

The last time I checked, the requirements toward a successful election campaign have remained constant. You need a majority of the Independents, half of the Women’s vote and 40% of the Latino vote. Congratulations, you have successfully alienated all three. Well done, but the other guys are the Jackass Party, remember? The Elephant never forgets!

Your insatiable desire for financial wealth has given way for your unquenchable desire for power. You have achieved what your goal has always been, a class above the law. You are making the mistake that brings down empires; that being, more is not enough.

I stand firm in my consistency. If you dare think for just one moment I will support this blatant overreach, you are sadly mistaken. You are consistently on the wrong side of everything this Party has once stood for. Foremost, it’s your callous demeanor for those whom stand post in forward area’s in foreign nations in the name of Liberty. How dare you treat these patriots as pawns.

Therefore, you can claim moral superiority if you so choose. You should also remember this; there is but one thing, and one thing only, more dangerous than a Government that loses faith in its people; and that my former allies, is a People that losses faith in its Government.

Jackass…

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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Thanks Professor,

I do the same with my eldest son. We watched the conventions together and analyze whom the speaker is addressing during specific segments of the oratory.

Always a pleasure to hear from you. Be well.


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Don't know how I missed this. Excellent hub and you addressed the salient points and issues directly and purposefully. Was talking to one of my son about how far right some of the Republican leadership has moved- Reagan is turning in his grave - I am sending him a link to your hub. Thank you for the clarity and fervor with which you write.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Thank you for your kind words B. Leekley


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B. Leekley 4 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

I'm glad to see the voice of moderation from a Republican perspective.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Hear here. Thanks for your comments KC


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Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

It seems to me the moderates of both parties have been abandoned by the fringes on each extreme end. It's been said Ronald Reagan couldn't win the nomination of his party in this political climate. I'm to the point, I don't want to identified as a member of either party. I'm actually grateful for the emergence of the Tea Party. At least those folks have identified themselves and you can see them coming. Wish more of the extreme factors would make themselves so obvious.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Speaking for myself, I want all of them to be gone...Republicans and Democrats alike. They're all greedy hacks trying to secure a good gig. It was meant to be more than just a good gig.


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Credence2 4 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

Maybe, the new "mason-dixon" line is about red and blue


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

I'd say the GOP is a Microcosm of the nation if I didn't believe it was a Macrocosm. I think we should listen to Lincoln, we are a nation divided, but this Mason Dixon line is not about Black-White...Its about Green...

just returned to the virtual world from the reality world in SC. tis nice to be home. Thanks as always Brother CredDeux...


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Thank you for your comment Sueswan...Thought provoking is what I aim for.


Sueswan 4 years ago

A very interesting and thought provoking hub. I agree that people losing faith in Government is much more dangerous.

Voted up and interesting.


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Credence2 4 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

No doubt, the GOP as it is is in trouble, Clear schisms are being identified from how the South is voting when compared with north of the mason-dixon line. Can two stark approaches to the party platform find any common ground? It is will be fun to watch to find out.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Thanks for your comments teaches12345,

The party is split in so many factions, each with their own agenda. It is most frustrating for a conservative Republican.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the swing of political party status. The outlook is vague on what the party will present to the people before November. As you state, many of us have lost trust in the government.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Thanks for your comments daughter of Maat. I surely would like nothing more than this far right wing experiement run its course so we can get back to the Grand Old Party I remember.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Here's the beauty of the future in my eyes; I have three Loving Children. One is a Conservative, one is a moderate, and one is a Liberal. They all share the characteristics of which you have mentioned; Honesty and work ethic. None have the intolerence of race or sexual preference. For that I am grateful. If I could only get them involved in the importance of the political realm. But then again, with what's going on, I suppose I can't blame them. It's devisive. It's racked with hatred, questionable ethics and immorality. It's all the things I've warned them to avoid. Maybe I should be be satisfied they've listened eh?

Take care my Sooner friend, I'd serve for free, it would be an honor, and it would be my privledge.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Well then, I suppose we can agree...The patients are running the asylum...


Sooner28 4 years ago

The hope on the horizon is my generation is not nearly as fractured over social issues as those in the past were/are. Here's a poll on the 18-29 age group. http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1501/millennials-new-s...

Gay marriage and abortion just don't get us going like it does other generations (in terms of opposition anyway). We are also majority liberal and less white. I think something interesting also is that we are sort of traditionalists in some ways.

We prefer the honesty and work ethic of people like our grandparents, we just don't share their intolerance. Demographic changes are going to have major electoral impacts in the future.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

It's as if you were a fly on the wall of some of the most heated discussions I was party to, in the early to mid 90's.

Something happened in the interim they couldn't possibly have seen...The Internet. The 24 hour news cycle and the internet.

The argument was indeed to use Religion as a means to gain political power. To create wedge issues as a means to a end. That was the agenda. It was the Plan. I opposed it then, I oppose it today.


Sooner28 4 years ago

Kyl's complete lack of any defense for his speech, most likely written by a congressional aid, really stunned me. How much else has he said that was not meant to be taken as a "factual statement?" That tax cuts pay for themselves? Even Chris Wallace on Faux News grilled him on that! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zaQf9kl248. It's a little dated, but it illustrates how sleazy this Senator is.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

As my cartoon character friend 'Quicksdraw' would say: "Hold on there Babalooey", You forget my esteemed AZ. Senator's gaff... Jon Kyl... "My statement was not intended to be factual"...what...WTF is that? Your a member of Congress man... a Senator for God's sake...Now I ask you, in all seriousness man, if you held that position, would you, as a man, defend yourself in such a cowardly manner? No! I know you well enough your answer is No! Emphatically No!

The point being, Being a Congressional member is a good gig and it should be more than just a good gig...Right or not right? I 'd do it for nothing, no pay!


Sooner28 4 years ago

The rise of the religious right is quite a fascinating political phenomenon. It's a leftover from our puritan heritage.

They see a changing world, with the encroachment of science, in their view, threatening to undermine the Bible they have based the entire meanings of their lives on. This group is also severely paranoid about communism. You ought to go back and read some snippets from sermons in the 40s and 50s.

Eventually, unregulated free-market capitalism became a divine command and social issues also came to the front. Republicans saw it as a chance to push wedge issues to turn out voters. It has worked to some extent. Some of those most polarizing issues today are abortion and homosexuality (even though there is pretty clear science on both of them).

This group will not back down, because they believe God is calling them to government. They want prayer back in schools, they want abortion to be illegal, porn to be illegal, and some even want to outlaw homosexuality. They also usually favor fighting anyone they believe is a threat to American interests.

But the GOP courted them. Nixon courted Billy Graham, and Reagan and Bush went full tilt into a political bed with these groups, so now they are reaping what they sowed.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

This has been a battle within the party for literally decades. It is, as it was then, a battle the party does not want to have. Besides the fact it is a sure Lose, the 50's are gone, that ship has sailed.

There was always the most arrogant proponents who took issue with this issue. They hid beneath the cloak of the Religious Right. It was transparently appalling then, as it is transparently appalling now. They were, and remain hypocrites in their logical determination of what is best. They deserve to go down, the harder the better as far as I'm concerned.

You realize I will lose my card carrrying privledges as a GOP member for breaking this trust!


Sooner28 4 years ago

Inhofe seems like a nice guy when he wants to be. He also voted for the recent transportation bill, saying that as a traditional conservative, he was willing to spend money on two things: war and infrastructure. I can give him credit for that small victory.

However, he still denies climate change and calls it a hoax, completely ignoring that the vast majority of climate scientists, and I believe a majority of scientists period (though the numbers go down as the scientist has less expertise in the field of climatology) accept climate change as a reality. He said once that the weather channel promoted climate change to increase their ratings...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm_J8SG5E9c


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Daughter Of Maat 4 years ago from Rural Central Florida

Great hub. I thought it was just me that thought the rebuplicans had gotten more right wing than they had been in the past. Greed and power are powerful motivators.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Sooner, you're killing me. You're from Oklahoma, the redist of the Red States. You're giving me Maddow. I was counting on you reeling me back in from my war with the Neo's.

I take it you are disillusioned by the GOP's far Right Wing stance. Thanks alot for the Video link. I've actually seen it.

I don't feel so bad though, I'm in the same camp as Joe Scarborough; whom I've put up for a candidate on the Americans Elect ballot.

Glad you enjoyed the Hub and I always enjoy the banter we share my friend from the Great State of Oklahoma.

Did you catch the Inhoff interview? Of course you did, he's your Senator;Really good. Take care my OK brother.


Sooner28 4 years ago

Great hub! Rachel Maddow did a great piece on this. A study from a political scientist found that Democrats hadn't actually moved much at all in recent years, but Republicans have moved farther to the right.

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-rachel-maddow-show/...

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