"He stole documents, classified documents, from the National Archives, destroyed them, lied about what he did (and) is not the kind of adviser that you would want surrounding a candidate for president of the United States. I think it’s a bad decision."
-- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas
There has been oodles of yakity-yak from some on the evangelical-right who believe pulling their support from a non-pro-life candidate would be a good punishment and teach the GOP a good, holy lesson. (check out the comments on poor Dee’s thread Conservatism With Heart: My Talk With Sean Hannity!!#links) They rant that, “if they aren’t taken seriously as a factor in the election consideration process, they will give GOP a Democrat. Maybe next time those red ties will take us social conservatives serious”. I think that’s the logic.
But check out this piece from Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,300005,00.html
Yes, this is ‘the’ Sandy Burglar who was Bill Clinton’s Security Advisor (those who know his recent crimes are laughing at the irony!) and who during the 9-11 commission shoved documents down his pants. Even John Kerry, who served in Vietnam, had the fortitude to dump him from his campaign! “But Hillary?”; not so. She has the cojones to make him part of her campaign! Folks, there are no scruples in this political machine.
I don’t want 4-8 years of this. I don’t want to see another Waco; another 9-11; no stories of the goings-on in the “Lincoln bedroom”. I don’t like hearing about who commits suicide by shooting themselves in the back of the head. I don’t want to see the pointing of the finger at cameras bombasting, “I want you to listen to me very close—I did not have sex with that woman…”. I don’t want to hear about vast Right Wing conspiracies. Guys: I just can’t take the strutting, the surrounding of willing accomplices in the media, and for goodness sake, I can’t take that Hillary cackle. It’s like fingernails scratching a blackboard, which could, by the way, be a good alternative to water boarding).
To me, the audacity of Sandy Burglar working for the Senator First Lady’s presidential campaign foreshadows what could come if the GOP remains a house divided against itself. These are tough times even without the tissy-fits from pro-life martyrs. Many top secret files were photocopied during the Clinton era and Larry Flint adds to those files everyday. They got junk on everyone. Why do you think good, clean Republicans get so scared to run or speak up?
I plead with my pastoral colleagues and Christian brothers and sisters on my right side: “Don’t punish the GOP in ‘08”. To paraphrase Dr. Dre, "When you dis the GOP you dis yourself" Vote the best of the candidates in the primaries (anyone you want--that's a message!), support who is chosen, and as for a good, anti-abortion candidate, let’s begin thinking whom we may groom for 2012. I will stand with you all with that attitude. But know I can not, will not, not vote. It would be like allowing a bad guy to get through airport security to teach the FFA a lesson that their screening process is bad. Not prudent at any juncture. I do take not voting or 3rd party crap seriously and view supporting the GOP candidate as “foiling a plot”.
SUPPORT GOP IN ’08--GROOM GOP FOR ’12.