By Stacy Drake
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Boy, the list of female conservatives being attacked by Pete Wehner is growing longer…
Wehner refutes Schlafly’s assertion that the Hispanic vote is not something the GOP should be concentrating on by saying,
The notion that there’s “not the slightest bit of evidence” that Hispanics are going to vote Republican is quite wrong. George W. Bush won roughly 40 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2004.
But Wehner is either purposefully ignoring her point, or he’s vacant.
Schlafly said, “The Hispanics who come in like this are going to vote Democrat. And there is not the slightest bit of evidence that they are going to vote Republican.” Meaning, those who are being talked about as able to “come out of the shadows” because of another attempt by Congress to fix a broken system, are not likely to vote Republican. Why? Wehner knows why, just as Heather MacDonald has pointed out, “ It is not immigration policy that creates the strong bond between Hispanics and the Democratic party, but the core Democratic principles of a more generous safety net, strong government intervention in the economy, and progressive taxation.”
But then, Wehner is a proponent of big government, as in his generous tribute to Peter Berkowitz, who wants libertarians and conservatives alike to accept that big government is here to stay, so get over it already.
Schlafly is unwavering in her fight for limited government and the civil society. She is viewed by most who know little of her, as a social conservative, something the Bushies, including Jebby and Rove and Wehner want nixed from the Republican party. So, it is easy to see why he attacks her today.
He has attacked Sarah Palin, just as he attacks Schlafly, but with the years of experience, wisdom and intelligence that both of these women exude, I can imagine it must somehow threaten his thought process enough to attack them. But it is his thought process that is deeply flawed and blind to reason.
When a person like Wehner, who sees nothing wrong with big government, tries to push his view, he comes upon a troublesome hurdle, namely, that since the demographics of the last election show a nation who wants big government, well by golly, Republicans can offer it. The problem with that, is that the nation can no longer remain what it was meant to be. And that helps one understand just how much Wehner holds America in regard. For if you cannot appeal to all people with the intent of the founding, the goodness of the individual, the preciousness of family, and the good Lord above, the country is completely lost. But hey, Pete’ll take it.
The Bushies like Wehner and Rove are pushing the party in a direction the grassroots does not want it pushed. Mostly because we grassroots warriors are the closest to our constituencies. We cannot go out, because of this push for amnesty and Toomey’s backing of gun legislation and so on, and ask for their votes when they are ticked off that these Republicans are throwing away our core principles. To ignore what your own people, who have voted for you in the past, know about their party is disastrous.
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